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Posts By: Greg Crumpton

Someone Just Said, "The SWUD Unit is down." What Does That Even Mean & Why Is It Making the Building HOT?

SWUD:  More than just an acronym Back in the 1990’s, the Trane Company, now part of Ingersoll-Rand, introduced a line of Environmental Unit’s designed to condition low & mid-rise buildings.  These units model numbers began with four letters. You guessed it, SWUDU9042**BC360095BB101. As you can see, if you do not have a Trane operations and […]

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A Guide to Changing Your HVAC System Air Filter

Air Filters for Dummies Have you ever wondered when, why, and if to change your air filter(s) at home or in the office?  Sometimes your thermostat tells you… how does it know when?  Sometimes you happen to think about it when you see those ugly blue filters in the grocery store.  And then, you really […]

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Common Questions Regarding HVAC Terminology & Applications

Over the years, many people have have asked me to define industry terms. I have cataloged many of these, and it seems to be a great time to start eking them out. Summer is here and the mighty HVAC industry roars! Why is it that I hear people talking about how many “Tons” their HVAC […]

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The Difficulty and the Enjoyment of Finding the Next Technician to Hire

The wonderful world of mission critical HVAC is where I spend much of my life. Many of the hours are spent are with people who are, or become, members of the core tribe, we call them AirTightans. We search high and low for the right type of person to join our tribe. No, they are […]

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Lunch with Bob Smith – A World Class I.T. Industry Leader | Part of Success Series of Interviews

The lunch interview was one more installment of the Success Interview Series. Bob Smith, the successful CEO of a local, Charlotte, NC, Co-Location & Managed Hosting Company was my willing guest. Bob has been a friend of AirTight for many years, we have been fortunate to be able to assist their growth within the infrastructure of their […]

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Warren Buffet's 10 Rules to Success

I like to follow Warren Buffet. He is a quirky, funny and great guy. While he operates in an entirely different stratosphere than our company does, these rules seem to work for many different sized enterprises. They are a good read and good things are bound to happen when you implement as many of them […]

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Cheap Is No Bargain – Discount Service in the HVAC Industry

First Composed by Jim Bartolotta (HVAC – Mechanical Contractor & Friend), Chicago, IL / Tweaked by G. Crumpton / AirTight. “It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot … it can’t be done. When […]

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Establishing a Leadership Team from Within

Many companies get to a point where you have to have some lieutenants to help forward the mission.  So you corral your top talent, real stars who get it, care about the mission and yet, have been taught little, if any, leadership skills.  Maybe a couple of them served our great country through one of […]

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Ctrl Alt Delete – Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It.

I sat there on my favorite couch at home peering into this funky colored orange book, delighted to finally have it in my hands.  Though it was a typical morning, me up early, great coffee and study time before the “real day” had begun.  It was an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Ctrl Alt Delete, […]

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My Zappos Moment

I was fortunate to attend a tour, and subsequent Q & A session, at the Zappos world-wide headquarters facility.  Zappos, huh?  Maybe you are wondering why anyone would go to a shoe distribution place for a tour. Well, if you have ever dealt with Zappos and things didn’t go perfectly, then you would know. Many […]

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