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A Simple Question to Help Keep Mercury out of the Environment

A Simple Question to Help Keep Mercury out of the Environment

Posted Oct 21, 2014 by Mark Tibbetts

Are you aware that many thermostats manufactured prior to 2006 contain mercury? Are you aware that a mercury thermostat contains at least 1,000 times more mercury than today’s standard compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL)?  Are you aware that mercury thermostats are likely the largest remaining reservoir of mercury in homes today, and thousands end up in the trash each year?   

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Tips to Promote Your Recycling Efforts

Posted Aug 15, 2014 by Christyn Zehnder

If you participate in TRC’s program, either as a mercury thermostat collection location or as a person who recycles mercury thermostats, you’re doing a good deed and helping the environment. (And if you don’t participate yet, find out how you can here). However, are you making others aware of your recycling efforts? Your good need shouldn’t go unnoticed, especially if awareness can help motivate others to change their recycling behaviors as well. Below I offer a few tips on how to effectively (and cheaply) promote that you are a TRC collection point and a mercury thermostat recycler.

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Maintenance Agreements, or Whatever you Want to Call Them

Maintenance Agreements, or Whatever you Want to Call Them

Posted Jul 17, 2014 by Ryan Kiscaden

Service contracts, maintenance agreements, extended service plans.  Call these what you may but they are imperative to continuing a steady stream of income for your HVAC/r contracting business.  When times are slow, these little contracts keep your employees busy and continue top of mind activity with your customers.  A wise businessman once said, that it is easier to keep a customer than to acquire a new one.  These agreements are true and recession proof.

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