Michael Weil

Michael
Weil
Editorial Director,
Contracting Business
Articles
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.
Fourth Quarter Fury in the World of HVACR 
For HVACR contractors, the fourth quarter is a mixed bag of highs and lows. Here are some thoughts of what to watch out for.
Comfortech 2013: 18 Years Strong for Mechanical Systems Contractors
Comfortech 2013: A celebration of mechanical systems contractors serving the residential and light commercial HVAC, hydroincs, and plumbing marketplaces.
Climate Change Strikes the HVACR Industry Again
In the HVACR contracting business, the climate change issue -- whether you agree that it's real or not -- is impacting your business, for better or worse. What do you think?
The Bosch Experience Center at Serenbe Grand Opening
In late May, 2013, Bosch held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its Experience Center in Serenbe, a sustainable community development located south of Atlanta.
HVAC Comfort: Living With Technology 1
We live in an age when rocket science is a matter of everyday living. In the HVACR contracting world, how do we reconcile technology with our customers' need for comfort?
For Union HVAC Contractors: The Truth About "Unfunded Liabilities"
Unfunded liabilities in the commercial HVAC mechanical systems industry impacts union pension funds. With our aging population and tremendous growth of people retiring, these funds do not have the invested capital to keep them fluid.
HVAC Pressure Controllers: A Big Switch Is Taking Place
Low pressure controllers using electronics are taking over the HVACR contracting world, especially in refrigeration applications. It's been going on for years, yet there is still some resistence to it.
Home Performance and the HVAC Contractor 2
Have the HVAC and home performance trade associations and certification bodies lost site of impact of their impass when it comes to creating home performance standards?
Webinar: Building a Successful Performance Contracting Business: Strategies and Tactics 2
Question: What skill sets are necessary to be in the HVACR and plumbing performance contracting business? How do you sell new customers versus existing customers? What lessons can be learned from mistakes made?

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