Terry McIver

Executive Editor,
Contracting Business
Source, Hillphoenix Remodel Store with All-Natural Systems
This history making project is Supervalu's showcase project for the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge.
From the Field
Energy monitoring experts utiliVisor, NY, NY, will monitor based commissioning in the Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) service territory throughout the Chicagoland metropolitan region. utiliVisor was formerly known as Utility Programs & Metering
Business Bits
WaterFurnace International, Inc., has initiated its Perfect Choice Savings Event. Until Nov. 30, 2012, homeowners will have a choice between instant rebates up to $2,500 or 0% financing on any of three geothermal packages
With New AC, Gym Class is 'No Sweat
An in-house HVAC team used a multi-split system to bring affordable air conditioning to the gymnasium of a 50-year old school. The plan worked, with cooling results better than anticipated
NATE Celebrates 15 Years of HVAC Certification Excellence
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2012 by offering 15% off of all NATE merchandise for the remainder of the year.
Systems & Refrigerants Shape the Future
The transformation of the commercial refrigeration industry continues. Here, ContractingBusiness.com and Supermarket News magazines continue a series based on our Second Annual Refrigeration Roundtable discussions, by refrigeration contractors and supermarket executives. Part 4: New Refrigerants and Refrigeration Systems
Tools of the Trade
For more than 30 years, Baggett Heating & Cooling has helped the people of Clarksville/Montgomery County, TN, come home to comfort. Paul Baggett founded Baggett Heating & Cooling in 1974
From the Field
Consumer awareness of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) continues to grow, and a recent 'Today' Show segment contributed to the ever-increasing numbers of homeowners who understand the importance of working with NATE-certified technicians.
Business Bits
July 17th marked the 110th anniversary of the invention of modern air conditioning by Dr. Willis H. Carrier, inventor and founder of Carrier, a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
Franchising as a Business Option
An HVAC franchise can provide a direction, discipline and a path to profitability that’s often lacking in some businesses. The decision to franchise requires careful consideration. Look before you leap.
Trusted Team Serves with Distinction, for 'Net Zero' Results
A business owner looks forward to the day when he can hand increasing amounts of responsibility over to his managers. For the comfort system installation in this latest “Home of Distinction,” Russ Donnici, president, Mechanical Air Service, did just that. He took a step back, and let his team take the reins on the installation of a geothermal system in a 12,600 sq.ft. home in Atherton, CA.
Right-sizing HVAC Works Wonders
Most contractors will point to technical issues when asked to recall the most challenging aspects of a residential HVAC installation. But for Tim Bruce, owner/founder, General Air Conditioning, San Antonio, TX, the highest hurdle he and his team had to clear was one of perception: convincing the homeowners that their old system — a pair of 10-SEER units — was just too darn big.
Comfort in the Clouds
The primary function of this beautiful new home, at 8,500 feet in the Colorado sky, is to serve as an entertainment getaway for family, friends, and business associates of the owners, Dean and Kathy Buysee.
Training Wheels Roll at AAA Refrigeration Service
For 75 years, AAA Refrigeration Service, Inc. Bronx, NY has been committed to offering training for its service and installation technicians. Its newest initiative is a customized, mobile refrigeration training trailer.
Contractors to Watch
Successful commercial HVAC contractors look ahead, adapt to circumstances, and explore new ideas. Here’s a look at some industry leaders that refuse to be caught napping.

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