Michael Weil

Editorial Director
Contracting Business
Articles by Michael Weil
HVAC Contractors Play To Win During 2014 International Roundtable Meeting
This year's Service Roundtable meeting was not only packed with HVAC and Plumbing educational sessions, but also fun, as contractors shoot for success
The Contracting Business.com 2014 HVAC Vehicle Survey
2014 HVAC Residential and Commercial Service Vehicle Survey: Truckin' On! 
In the Contracting Business.com second annual survey, we examine the management of vehicles used in residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC contracting firms and how said management impacts your bottom line.
D-Wave Quantum Computer Component
Quantum Changes Could Be on the HVAC Industry Horizon
Can "Star Trek" advances in computer technology put the HVAC Industry on its head? You betcha. This could really change everything.
The HVAC Industry Loses A Friend
Former Contracting Business.com national sales manager, Jack Hutchinson dies at age 62.
Cyber Security and the HVACR Contracting Community
Hackers stole consumer data from a major retailer riding on the unwitting back of an HVACR contracting firm
Does the Affordable Care Act Save HVAC Contractors Money? 5
HVACR contractors beware: Obamacare isn't as cost effective as you are being led to believe.
The ClimateTalk Alliance
HVACR Industry ClimateTalk Alliance Lays Groundwork for Future
During AHR Expo 2014, the ClimateTalk Alliance Advisory Board met to discuss the future of HVAC building controls from manufacturer and HVAC contractor perspectives
NATE Ushers in Changes to their HVAC Technician Certification Program in 2014
The North American Technicians Excellence (NATE) orgainzation is starting off the the new year with HVAC and refrigeration certification changes that are more technician-centric and has added value.
New York City is the 2014 home of the AHR Expo.
In an Optimistic World, 2014 Should be a Good Year for the HVACR Industry 
Mechanical systems equipment shipments continue to climb, putting happy faces on our friends in the HVACR manufacturing sector.
HVAC Industry Year in Review
Singing, Ringing, and Bringing in the HVAC Industry New Year 
In the HVAC and refrigeration industries, 2013 was a VERY active year. Let's recap some of the highlights that impacted contractors, distributors, and manufacturers alike.
There's Gold In Them Hills: Geothermal markets will soar by 2017.
Geothermal Technology: There’s Gold in Them Hills 
Geothermal heating and cooling technology may seem expensive, and to some HVAC contractors, difficult to sell as a result. But the costs are coming down, there are still federal and state rebates available, and according to a recent study, the geo market is becoming huge.
City of Houston Presents David Swift and Takeshi Ebisu with a proclamation.
Daikin Brings Big Changes to the HVAC Industry: "Houston Is Now the Indoor Comfort Capital of North America"
Daikin begins manufacturing their variable refrigerant volume products, as well as a new, full line of ducted, as well as non-ducted products in Houston, creating 250 new jobs and changing how the Japanese do business in the U.S.
Residential HVAC Industry Top Influencers
UPDATE: The Most Influential People in the Residential HVAC Industry
These entrepreneurs and tradespeople, in our opinion, have had a tremendous impact on the evolution and success of the modern residential HVAC industry.
To Our HVACR Contractor Readers: A Penny for Your Thoughts  2
How are we doing? In today’s universe, direct conversation regarding mechanical systems contracting business content only serves to improve that content. Your opinion matters.
Comfortech 2013 was a great success with more than 1,400 attendees
The Comfortech Collection: Scenes and Commentary from the 2013 Event in Philadelphia
Another Comfortech is in the books and we've gathered together some photos and commentaries from the 2013 meetings, trade show, general sessions, and parties.

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