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Author Archive for: ‘ericaune’

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    Review: Côr Smart Thermostat

    Review: Carrier Côr Thermostat an IoT device As with all the products and tools I review here on The Hub I like to put them to use for a while before posting my experience, good or bad. Early in February I installed a Carrier Côr …

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    IoT? What is it?

    What is the temperature in your living room at this exact moment? Do you have to walk over to the t-stat to answer that question or are you among the growing population of IoT users? IoT [internet of things] is a term that has been …

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    Review: Milwaukee Tool M18™ TRUEVIEW LED Stand Light [2130-20]

     “Let there be light…” Well, at long as you have got a charged M18 battery there will definitely be enough light to safely work. Milwaukee introduced the M18 Trueview LED Stand Light late in 2015 and I’ve had it on and off job sites since …

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  • Eric Aune 2

    Drop the diamond plate, show us the real savings.

    I received a text from my good friend Andy Mickelson a week or two ago that got me going. Andy and I talk fairly often, mostly about work and the day-to-day happening of self-employment. When my phone made that altogether familiar sound notifying me of …

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    Chipped cards & the new mobile payment plan

    As your business expands, one important way to build customer loyalty is to be able to readily accept payment from customers via whatever means they prefer to pay. Given how quickly the payments universe is expanding, that may seem like a daunting proposition, but in …

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    Rant of the Week: Wholesale Frustration

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  • Eric Aune 2

    Radiant Floors -vs- Radiant Ceilings

    Radiant floors have long been popular in new construction and retrofit projects. In the face of huge popularity, growing success and satisfied customers, it’s difficult to criticize radiant floor heating technology. When radiant floors are installed well under the proper circumstances, radiant floors are among …

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    Tool Review: 2-in-1 Close Quarters AUTOFEED® Cutter

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    Geo What?! & My top 3 picks for Smart Thermostats

    The smart thermostat market is a highly competitive place. Google’s Nest changed how consumers approached their heating and cooling system for the first time in decades just a few years ago. Entering into the market just last year was the controls giant Honeywell with the …

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  • Eric Aune 2

    A shot in the arm for the blue collar movement

    Over the last couple years I’ve outlined some of the major challenges we have at manning the skilled trade job site here on The Hub. My time in front of the classroom has put a lot into perspective regarding the want or need to learn …

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