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July 28, 2013
Texas House Bill 2294- Watch Out Contractors!

New Thermostat Law - Pro and Con By Betty Stephens The Law Burglar and fire alarm technology has evolved towards an integrated system model, whereby a consumer can use a burglar or fire alarm panel to adjust not only an alarm but also thermostats, lighting, locks, and window treatments. The thermostat component of this new […]

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July 17, 2013
Home Advisor Service

Home Advisors By Betty Stephens of Quest Media Home Advisor was formerly known as Service Magic. Service Magic a 13-year-old company with $205 million in annual revenue officially relaunched as HomeAdvisor. Home Advisors connects service professionals with consumers seeking help with home improvement and repair projects. They help home owners find trusted home improvement contractors. […]

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July 12, 2013
Angie's List

Angie’s List By Betty Stephens of Quest Media Angie’s List is a US-based website that aggregates verified consumer reviews of service companies as a way to "capture word-of-mouth wisdom." Angie’s List has about 1.5 million subscribers throughout the United States and Canada who post an average of about 40,000 reviews each month. The concept behind […]

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May 16, 2013
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) By: Betty Stephens of Quest Media About ACCA ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the HVAC/R community. They work to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor living for all Americans. ACCA is the only nationwide organization of, by […]

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April 30, 2013
This Old House/ Split Ductless System

This Old House Split Ductless System Demo

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March 19, 2012
Reading Pressure Gauges
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March 19, 2012
How To Calculate Superheat & Subcooling
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December 16, 2011
Cost of Repairs

We get all caught up in how much companies charge for repairs without realizing there are hidden costs in doing business.

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July 26, 2011
Air Duct Cleaning Equipment

There are two types of air duct cleaning equipment, truck mounted and portable. Below are video demonstrations of both.  Portable equipment has come along way in recent years and Roto-Brush does make quality products in my opinion.  For very large homes and commercial jobs I recommend truck mounted equipment. How Your heating & cooling system got dirty video: […]

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July 21, 2011
Refrigerant Recovery Demonstration Video

This video shows refrigerant recovery on a commercial package unit. The process is the same on a residential unit. Your unit at home is just smaller and a different shape, but the same principals and procedures apply.

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May 24, 2011
Contamination Test Kit

Refrigerant Moisture / Compressor Oil Acid Contamination Detection Test Kit If a HVAC technician tells you he needs to test your refrigerant or compressor oil he will mostly be referring to a test and using a similar kit and methods as shown in the video below. This is valuable information about the health of your air […]

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