Tom Peric

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2014 HVAC & Hydronics Distribution Industry Forecast with the Experts
As we celebrated the first year anniversary of the Goodman acquisition by Daikin Industries, LTD in November 2013, it set the stage for continued positive growth and success for all our distributors and dealers across North America. We anticipate continued market growth for our HVAC products, distributors and dealers during 2014.
The Forecasting Business
Forecasting is a tough business. It offers rather public exposure to one’s view, and if you’re wrong, the reminders can be jarring. So can the catcalls and the emails.
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Giving Thanks
Recently, I read a column by Marianne Aleardi, publisher and editor-inchief of SJ [South Jersey] magazine, a publication that covers the area where I live. Apparently, Marianne offers a column of thanks every December. Wonderful idea and since I had a column due, an obvious thought arose. Why not “steal” the idea?
A View from the Radiant Professionals Alliance
The original RPA (Radiant Panel Association) was started in the early 1990s by a group of individuals interested in promoting the use of radiant/hydronics
ACCA’s Mr. Hydronics: Dan Foley
If you call Dan Foley a wethead, you might get a baleful look. The president of Foley Mechanical and chairman of ACCA’s Radiant and Hydronics Council, he thinks the notion of wetheads versus airheads is outdated. It’s about comfort, and this successful contractor, whose hydronics focus represents more than 50 percent of his business, is more than ready to discuss ACCA, hydronics and the future.
Speaking of Vision…
It helps every industry when top executives get elbow room to talk about the larger issues of the day. We extended that opportunity to executives at six major companies to share their opinions. What could be better than seeing what top executives involved in hydronics are mulling over as they contemplate the industry?
A Very Hydronic September
We’re back, as we are every September, with a specific topic that we focus on most of this issue. When my publisher, John Ehlen, and I sat down to discuss what topic we should lick, it wasn’t difficult
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About those three phone messages I left you

Tom PericIn a previous column, I observed that in some instances the telephone remains a superior tool for reaching people or simply getting information when compared with the Internet.

Are Your Contractors Scammers?
For an editorial, now that's an inflammatory headline. But last month, NBC's The Today Show, usually the most-watched morning program in America, aired
If You've Noticed Any Changes in This Magazine
Then you've been paying attention. During the past several issues, you might have noticed that we are now turning our attention back to articles that
BEWARE: It weighs slightly more than six pounds.
I'm talking about a book, a tome really, that you should be familiar with even if you've never seen or read it. In the HVAC/R industry, most know it as
HVAC Systems & Equipment: An Industry Update
I must be on to something. There was a red blinking light on my phone, indicating a voicemail. I dialed into my voicemail and heard a message from someone
The Next Time You Get Up to Speak, Don't Forget That
The way you speak to an audience today will not be the way you address a group in the future. And prepare for something else. Politeness toward the speaker
Why Don't You Give Me a Call?
When I worked as a reporter in several different cities, I made my living literally beating up the telephone. While I would do some interviews in person
The HARDI Hawaii Conference: Where HVACR Meets Aloha
Why attend the HARDI conference in Hawaii? was the straightforward question I recently asked longtime supplier member Richard Foster, president of Elmwood
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