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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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5 for $5 USACD Summer Recycling Promotion

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) has joined forces with US Air Conditioning Distributors (USACD) to offer a new summer promotion to incent the return of mercury thermostats. Want $5 to In-N-Out Burger®?  Simply bring five mercury thermostats to any USACD location to recycle.  From now until August 31st, every USACD location will be offering this limited-time summer promotion in partnership with Thermostat Recycling Corporation while supplies last.

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Earn More Profit by Recovering Your Environmental Costs

Earn More Profit by Recovering Your Environmental Costs

Posted Jul 1, 2014 by Ryan Kiscaden

What would you do with extra profit?  Maybe take your spouse out to eat more, purchase those golf clubs you had been following on eBay, or save for your kid’s college?  This article explains how to upsell to homeowners the value that you provide as an expert in retrofitting homes that have products needing special disposal, such as refrigerant and mercury thermostats.  Believe it or not, that “quick-silver” gooey stuff that you used to play with in grade school can actually make you money.

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Energy Saving HVAC Summer Maintenance Tips

Energy Saving HVAC Summer Maintenance Tips

Posted Jun 17, 2014

It may be hard to believe after the harsh winter most of us experienced, but summer is finally here!  The shifting season also means extra work for your HVAC system because as the temperature rises, homeowners across the country are turning their air conditioning up to full blast.  The best time for HVAC maintenance is before the extreme temperatures hit, so I’ve compiled a few energy-saving tips to keep in mind.

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Who Will Be the Next Big Man on Planet?

Posted May 15, 2014

May 1st marked the official launch of our 3rd annual Big Man on Planet competition! Two years ago, in partnership with HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International), we launched “Big Man on Planet” in an effort to provide some friendly competition among HARDI member distributors to see who could recycle the most mercury thermostats.  And it has been amazing to see the results of this competition and how it has grown.

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Marketing Your Business on a Budget

Marketing Your Business on a Budget

Posted Apr 23, 2014

These days there are so many different ways to market your business. For example, who knew just 10 years ago how popular and important social media would become? If you told my college self that one day Facebook would be used to enhance business brands, I would have thought you were crazy. But it’s true — and social media is just one of the great cost-effective ways to market your business.  Today’s blog focuses on a few ideas on how to use free or cost-effective tools to market your business.

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Reasons to Replace a Thermostat

Posted Mar 31, 2014

Sometimes I really can’t believe how advanced the HVAC world has become.  After attending HVAC trade shows for over a year now, I’ve seen so much new technology that I never would have dreamed would be possible.  I believe it was in the second Back to the Future movie, released about 25 years ago, where they flash to the year 2015 and a computer is essentially running their home and doing everything for them.  Well, they were pretty accurate. Minus the floating hover boards and flying cars, which I’m a little disappointed still hasn’t happened yet. 

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Be Green, Save Green

Posted Mar 13, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us!  This holiday may bring many things to mind: Irish soda bread, corn beef and cabbage, Guinness, and pinches for not wearing green.  However, today I’m going to focus on the GREEN aspect of St. Patrick ’s Day and offer a few ideas on how to be green and save green…aka, incorporating environmentally friendly tips into your daily life that will also help save you money.

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TRC Launches Updated Website

TRC Launches Updated Website

Posted Mar 6, 2014

TRC has launched a new and improved version of its website to offer extensive new features to better assist visitors.

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Meet Christyn Zehnder: From Lions to Thermostats

Posted Feb 27, 2014

The first ambition I ever had was to become a lion tamer when I grew up. No joke. Most children at the age of five eagerly state they want to be a ballerina, fireman, movie star, doctor or some other exciting profession that appeals to a small child. Not me. Relatives and friends would gather around me and ask what sound a lion makes. I would proudly respond by making a roaring sound and state that when I grew up I would become a lion tamer.

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New Year, New TRC

Posted Feb 19, 2014

If you’ve visited our website in the past you probably noticed that we recently gave it a makeover - and it’s more than just new pictures and a different color scheme! Our goal was to make the site more user-friendly to make it as easy as possible for visitors to find their nearest collection site, get updated on the newest laws and regulations, find free downloads to promote the program, and more!

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TRC Welcomes New Senior Account Executive

TRC Welcomes New Senior Account Executive

Posted Jan 15, 2014

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Kiscaden to TRC as the corporation’s Senior Account Executive, a new position at TRC. Ryan will bring his HVAC industry experience to TRC where he will work on expanding TRC’s network of wholesale collection sites and increase collections at existing sites.

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New York HVAC Contractors Now Required to Recycle Mercury Thermostats

New York HVAC Contractors Now Required to Recycle Mercury Thermostats

Posted Jan 7, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that requires any person or contractor who replaces a mercury-containing thermostat to deliver it to an appropriate collection site to be recycled.

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TRC Names Johnstone Supply 2013 Big Man on Planet

TRC Names Johnstone Supply 2013 Big Man on Planet

Posted Dec 9, 2013

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) announced that Johnstone Supply has been named the 2013 Big Man On Planet (BMOP), an annual award given by TRC in partnership with Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI).

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New California Regulation Requires a Contractors State Licensing Board ID

New California Regulation Requires a Contractors State Licensing Board ID

Posted Jun 18, 2013

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has placed additional requirements on C-20 HVAC and C-21 Demolition contractors and business collecting waste mercury thermostats through manufacturer sponsored program(s).   Beginning July 1, 2013, these contractors or their employees, upon delivering a waste mercury thermostat to a collection location, must provide the location with their contractors State Licensing Board Identification Number (CSLB).

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C.C. Dickson Company Joins Thermostat Recycling Corporation’s Program

C.C. Dickson Company Joins Thermostat Recycling Corporation’s Program

Posted Jun 13, 2013

C.C. Dickson Company has partnered with Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) to enhance its recycling efforts and provide its customers additional means to recycle mercury thermostats. C.C. Dickson Company is the newest HVAC Wholesale Distributor to join TRC’s program and currently operates in nine states throughout the Southeast, with a total of 116 branch locations.

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Thermostat Recycling Corporation Offers New Training Videos

Thermostat Recycling Corporation Offers New Training Videos

Posted Apr 30, 2013

We have released new training videos to provide step-by-step guidance to its mercury thermostat recycling program. The videos are geared toward contractors and HVAC wholesalers who are new to the program or who need a refresher on how to effectively implement and promote the program.

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TRC Announces 2013 Big Man On Planet Competition

TRC Announces 2013 Big Man On Planet Competition

Posted Apr 22, 2013

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) has announced the 2013 Big Man On Planet (BMOP) competition, in partnership with Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), will begin on May 15th, 2013.

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Manufacturers Begin Implementation of New CT Thermostat Law

Manufacturers Begin Implementation of New CT Thermostat Law

Posted Apr 1, 2013

A new law requires all mercury thermostats removed from service in Connecticut by HVAC contractors and technicians must be recycled.

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Thermostat Recycling Corporation Welcomes New Staff

Thermostat Recycling Corporation Welcomes New Staff

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) is pleased to announce the addition of Christyn Zehnder to TRC as the corporation’s Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications. 

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TRC Unveils 2012 Big Man On Planet Award

TRC Unveils 2012 Big Man On Planet Award

Posted Oct 7, 2012

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) today announced that Johnson Supply of Houston, Texas has been named the 2012 ‘Big Man On Planet’ (BMOP).

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TRC Releases 2011/2012 Progress Report

TRC Releases 2011/2012 Progress Report

Posted Sep 1, 2012

The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) today released its 2011/2012 progress report, showing that it has recovered nearly six tons of mercury since it began national operations in 2002.

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Who will be Big Man On Planet?

Who will be Big Man On Planet?

Posted Jun 18, 2012

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) recently launched its Big Man On Planet (BMOP) Award competition in partnership with Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI)

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Just How Many Is 1.4 Million Thermostats?

Just How Many Is 1.4 Million Thermostats?

Posted May 15, 2012

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) has now recovered over 1.4 million thermostats containing over 6.6 tons of mercury.

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TRC Teams with HARDI for New Mercury Thermostat Recycling Awards

TRC Teams with HARDI for New Mercury Thermostat Recycling Awards

Posted Jun 29, 2011

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) and Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) have teamed up to offer awards recognizing HARDI’s members who have taken the lead in mercury thermostat recycling.

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Thermostat Recycling Corporation Posts 28% Increase in Thermostat Recycling in 2010

Thermostat Recycling Corporation Posts 28% Increase in Thermostat Recycling in 2010

Posted May 10, 2011

The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC), an industry-funded non-profit, today announced a 28% increase in its overall collections in 2010.

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HARDI and TRC Work Together

HARDI and TRC Work Together

Posted Dec 1, 2010

The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) and Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) have reached an agreement to promote TRC’s national mercury thermostat collection program.

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Rhode Island Mercury Thermostat Law Goes Into Effect February 1

Rhode Island Mercury Thermostat Law Goes Into Effect February 1

Posted Nov 19, 2010

A new Rhode Island law designed to increase the collection and recycling of waste mercury thermostats goes into effect February 1, 2011.

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How Much Mercury in 1,000,000 Thermostats?

How Much Mercury in 1,000,000 Thermostats?

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) collected its 1,000,000th mercury thermostat in the first quarter of 2010. Through its efforts, TRC has diverted over 4.67 tons of mercury from the solid waste stream since its inception.

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