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Data Driven Market Transformation: Or How to Score Cheap Concert Tickets

Posted by Pearl Certification on December 13, 2018 at 11:36am 0 Comments

When my fifteen-year-old son returned with a concert ticket in one hand and cash in the other, that’s when I knew he would probably be ok in this world. He had decided last minute to tag along to go see Jason Isbell in concert. He didn’t have a ticket, but we knew the show wasn’t sold out. But we also knew that being a teenager without a job, he didn’t have the $50 it would take to buy a ticket. So while the rest of us went to get dinner near the venue, he took off with $30 – mine, naturally…

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A Comprehensive Content Strategy: Creating Content That Supports a New Service Launch

Posted by Energy Circle on December 6, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

With so much product innovation happening in HVAC and solar, many companies are adding new services like battery storage or ductless heat pumps. With all the coordination and planning it takes to purchase the correct equipment, polish off your certifications, and nail down pricing, it is easy to forget that your website should reflect your new…

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New Appraisal Study to Determine Impact of Energy Efficient Features on Home Values

Posted by Pearl Certification on November 29, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

One Home, One Community,

One City at a Time! 

Pearl Certification is excited to announce a new chapter in its partnership with HomeSmart International to help Phoenix homeowners capture incremental value of their energy efficient, solar and other performance upgrades when they…

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Are You Speaking the Same Language As Your Customers?

Posted by Energy Circle on November 29, 2018 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Jargon and technical terms are a part of everyday life in the home performance, solar and HVAC industries.

See? I’ve already used an acronym that my own mother didn’t know when I brought it up at the Thanksgiving dinner table. If you’re a heating and air conditioning contractor, “HVAC” may be how you describe the scope of your services; but we…

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Forum Discussions

When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?

Started by David Byrnes in General Forum. Last reply by David Byrnes 21 minutes ago. 9 Replies

Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?

Started by David Meiland in General Forum. Last reply by Charles Buell 12 hours ago. 3 Replies

Cooling effect from solar panels

Started by Tim Kendzia in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela on Tuesday. 16 Replies

Learning Thermostat

Started by Classic Residential, Inc. in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela on Tuesday. 35 Replies

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David Byrnes replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
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Charles Buell replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
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David Butler replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
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