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ACHR News Podcast

Each episode features movers and shakers of the industry interviewed by editors of The NEWS staff. Listen as industry individuals discuss and react to the latest HVAC headlines.

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Selling Your HVAC Business

After spending a career building up their HVAC businesses, contractors need to know how to sell the business. The NEWS interviewed Dena Jalbert, the CEO of Align Business Advisory Services, to get some advice.


19 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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Facts about Drop-In Replacements for R-22

In this podcast, NEWS Editorial Director Kyle Gargaro talks with Matthew McKinney of The Chemours Co. McKinney is the regional account manager for refrigerants in the Midwest.


19 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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Predictive Maintenance Tools and Trends

The NEWS sat down with Brian Courtney, CEO of LifeWhere, to learn about the company's products and how they tie in with predictive maintenance in HVAC.


22 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Bosch - Marketing for HVAC Contractors

This podcast will help HVAC contractors decide how to spend their marketing dollars. NEWS Editorial Director Kyle Gargaro talks marketing with Customer Programs Lead at Bosch Marissa Amine.


16 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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Keeping Your HVAC Employees Happy

The NEWS sat down with former HVAC contractor turned The New Flat Rate founder, Rodney Koop. Koop discussed how to keep employees happy during the holiday season.


3 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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Greenheck Exhaust Fans

In this podcast sponsored by Greenheck, Kyle Gargaro, editorial director for The NEWS, talks with Craig Kuski, Greenheck product specialist.


14 Sep 2018

Rank #6

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HVAC Pricing and Profitability

In this podcast, Kyle Gargaro, editorial director of The NEWS, talks with Adam Cory, CEO of ThermoGrid about how contractors should price items to stay profitable.


4 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Marijuana Grow Facilities and HVAC

In this podcast, Kyle Gargaro, editorial director for The NEWS, talks with Mike Miller, president, Fluid Transfer Products, about HVAC and the marijuana market. Read more

22 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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Commercial Refrigeration

In this podcast, Kyle Garago, editorial director of The NEWS, talks with Ben Picker, Copeland product manager, about the many challenges of the commercial refrigeration market.


13 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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Instant Chats Strategy

In this podcast, Trevor Flannigan, COO, HomeServiceChats, discusses the changing consumer landscape in how homeowners select service companies, how businesses can take advantage of new dynamics, and how the company’s instant chats strategy has led to an increase in potential customers and leads.


30 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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Commercial Building Service

In this podcast, NEWS Editorial Director Kyle Gargaro talks with Dante Gabrielli, the Chief Technology Officer of KEY2ACT. They discuss how technology has changed the way HVACR contractors perform service and commissioning.


17 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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Leaving the Family Business

In this podcast, David Heimer, CEO of Service Nation Inc., interviews Dustin Miller, president, Comfort Now, Visalia, California, where they discuss why Miller decided to leave the family business to start his own, how he did it, and the success he saw as a result of doing so.


19 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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The Future of Field Service Technology

In this podcast, products and education editor for the NEWS, Samantha Sine, discusses with CEO of XOi Technologies, Aaron Salow, the future of the field services industry, the technological transformation happening within the industry, and how XOi Technologies is helping contractors turn this “technological corner.”


12 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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NEWSMakers: Doug Reinke

Doug Reinke, CEO of Bluon Energy, discusses the R-22 refrigerant phasedown, Bluon’s Tdx-20 replacement option, and more. Posted on June 3.


3 Jun 2016

Rank #14

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NEWSMakers: Brigham Dickinson, owner, Power Selling Pros

Dickinson discusses the importance of call-handling, online reviews, certification, and more. Posted on May 2.


2 May 2016

Rank #15

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NEWSMakers: Matthew Pillius

Matthew Pillius, owner and CEO of Royal Class Service in New Windsor, New York, discusses oil to natural gas conversions, the New York marketplace, and much more. Posted on March 11.


11 Mar 2016

Rank #16

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NEWSMakers: John Lanier, chief operating officer of Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and North American Technician Excellence (NATE)

Lanier discusses his new role within AHRI, NATE's 2016 outlook, the organization's new certification exams, and more.


28 Jan 2016

Rank #17

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NEWSMakers: Rick Picard

Rick Picard, fourth-generation owner of Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating, A/C and Electric in Holliston, Massachusetts, discusses his HVAC career, how he’s handling a shortage of technicians, and how competitive the Massachusetts marketplace is.


6 Nov 2015

Rank #18

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NEWSMakers: David Richardson

David Richardson, curriculum developer and trainer at the National Comfort Institute (NCI) and The NEWS’ Duct Dynasty columnist, discusses the numerous benefits of duct renovation and how contractors can add it to their list of services. Posted on Nov. 7.


5 Nov 2014

Rank #19

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NEWSMakers: Dan Antonelli

Dan Antonelli, CEO and creative director of Graphic D-Signs Inc., discusses how a clear and identifiable brand is critical to a company’s success. Posted on Feb. 28.


28 Feb 2014

Rank #20