Michael Weil

Michael
Weil
Editorial Director,
Contracting Business
Articles
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?
Viessman boilers on display during ISH 2013
Images from ISH 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany
The international HVAC industry gathered in Frankfurt, Germany to showcase the largest collection of new HVAC and plumbing equipment and ideas in the world.
Is HVACR Industry Health Care Confusion the Rule?
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," began life with good intentions. However, it has evolved into something that will cause residential and commercial HVACR contractors headaches for years to come.
International HVAC/Plumbing Contractor Roundtable Focuses on Overcoming Adversity
Contractors gathered in Fort Worth, Texas to learn the latest in HVAC Heating and Air Conditioning news with regard to the impact of adversity on their success and how to overcome it.
Efficiency? A Question for Ages
Editorial Director Mike Weil believes that, despite positive developments in the drafting of energy policy, there's still a great need for a simpler approach to efficiency, one that will make economic sense as well as energy sense.
Service Round Table International Roundtable Event
The Service Roundtable's 2013 Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, TX
Ladies and gentlemen: The Service Roundtable invites HVAC, plumbing, and hydronics contractors to join them for two days of education, networking, and fun. Fort Worth, TX is the place, February 12-13 is the time.
The Mayans Were Wrong. Yay!
In his 2013 kick-off column, Editorial Director Mike Weil makes light of the end of the world and looks forward to good things happening in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry in 2013.
Another Year is in the Books
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s December and that marks the beginning of the ending of another year. The election is over, and all the issues that were broadcasted, podcasted, You-Tubed, Facebooked, and Tweeted have been put to rest and we can now relax, enjoy the holidays, and get ready for 2013.
First Word: Recruiting & Training Remain Job 1
Twenty-eight years ago I bylined my first article in Contracting Business magazine. The article, published in June 1984, was titled, "Tapping the Vast Commercial Retrofit Market"
Health Care & HVAC Contractors
Health care is the hottest of hot potatoes in this politically charged election year. What are your thoughts on it?
The "Social" Part of Social Media
T he technology we have available today to communicate, educate, commiserate, delegate, and even tailgate is simply magical. It’s cheap, it’s easy to use, it’s readily available and it’s known as Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, and all the many iterations of them. We’ve been singing the praises of Social Media for more than two years.
Climate Change: Politics 101
There's a big climate change in Washington D.C and it doesn't have anything to do with the ozone layer, or energy independence, or efficiency standards. It has to do with a new Congress, a split Congress, a Congress hell-bent on cutting costs and working down the national debt.
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