Send Your Tattooed Applicants My Way!

This summer, the topic of tattooed employees came up on the ACCA Contractor Forum. In the original post, a contractor said he found tattoos, “very offensive appearing to me and to a large majority of our senior citizen customers.” His questions: Whether it was legal to disqualify tattooed job applicants
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Total Service Means More Than Just HVAC

Kieth Hilligoss added plumbing to his HVAC business in November 2013 for one main reason: year-round work. “We’re in a market where we have a little bit of winter,” says the president and owner of Air Solutions Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing in Sand Springs, OK. “A lot of times in September and March,
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IE3 Week of August 24: Here’s What Happened

 A new source of productivity. Everyone wants to get more done in less time. The truth is, there are a lot of functions that need to be done in your business that you may not have the skills sets for on staff, but can't justify hiring another full time staffer to do. In comes outsourcing, and IE3 has so
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July 2014 Tech Challenge Answer

A split air conditioner that has been retrofitted from R-22 to R-438A (M099) with a TXV metering device (and receiver) has a customer complaint of “warm, no cooling” The condensing unit appears to be running 100% of the time. What are the “possible causes” (Note: The unit was retrofitted per the manufac
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