The Comfort Zone http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/3191/feed Description en Is it really that hard to just be nice? http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/it-really-hard-just-be-nice <div class="node-body blog-body">Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that I’m surrounded by people that have extremely short patience lately. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/comfort-zone">The Comfort Zone</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/it-really-hard-just-be-nice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/it-really-hard-just-be-nice#comments Residential HVAC The Comfort Zone Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:10:00 +0000 21151 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Attention Span Has Died: RIP Attention Span http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/attention-span-has-died-rip-attention-span <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> <em><img alt="" src="/site-files/contractingbusiness.com/files/uploads/2013/10/uploads/2013/10/rip-attention-span.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 397px; float: left;" />Here lies the ability to focus on one task at a time &mdash; the attention span. He leaves behind siblings Hyperfocus and Mindfulness. His health declined greatly in the last decade due mostly to the increased demand for television and online media consumption from consumers. In lieu of a memorial service, we&rsquo;ve posted a vine video. Don&rsquo;t worry; it only takes 6 seconds to watch. &nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/comfort-zone">The Comfort Zone</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/attention-span-has-died-rip-attention-span" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/attention-span-has-died-rip-attention-span#comments Residential HVAC The Comfort Zone Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:56:00 +0000 20281 at http://contractingbusiness.com Life is a Juggling Act, Really http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/life-juggling-act-really <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Last night was opening night at the 2013 MSCA conference. As a keynote event the comedy duo known as The Passing Zone performed. When I first read about what the keynote event would be, I was like &quot;really..juggling?&quot; I wondered if they could really pull off entertaining a room full of mechanical contractors with a juggling act.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/comfort-zone">The Comfort Zone</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/life-juggling-act-really" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/life-juggling-act-really#comments Commercial HVAC The Comfort Zone Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:16:00 +0000 20071 at http://contractingbusiness.com Why Not Give Pinterest a Chance? http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/why-not-give-pinterest-chance <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Recently I had to make a stop at our local pool store because after returning from a two-week vacation, our pool had turned an unattractive shade of green. I received some really helpful advice on getting the algae out of our pool from the store manager, Jim. Previously I had gone to a bigger name pool supply store that has stores all around the mid-west and the person behind the counter told me I needed $100 worth of chemicals to get my water balanced. Jim explained that there are really only four chemicals that I need to keep my water crystal clear and chemically balanced.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/comfort-zone">The Comfort Zone</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/why-not-give-pinterest-chance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/why-not-give-pinterest-chance#comments Residential HVAC The Comfort Zone Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:46:00 +0000 18731 at http://contractingbusiness.com A Wood Burning Alternative Thanks to the Emerald Isle http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/wood-burning-alternative-thanks-emerald-isle <div class="node-body blog-body">A lot of HVAC businesses are starting to specialize in the installation and maintenance of fireplaces and stoves. Informing customers on the benefits of burning Irish Peat may be a good selling point especially for contractors on the West Coast. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/comfort-zone">The Comfort Zone</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/wood-burning-alternative-thanks-emerald-isle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/wood-burning-alternative-thanks-emerald-isle#comments Residential HVAC The Comfort Zone Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:40:00 +0000 12241 at http://contractingbusiness.com Made in the U.S.A. http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/made-usa <div class="node-body blog-body">I recently toured the York Manufacturing facility in Wichita, KS. I was impressed to learn that all of the residential packaged product line was made at this facility and not overseas. Since Johnson Controls acquired the York International brand in ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/comfort-zone">The Comfort Zone</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/made-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/made-usa#comments 99999: Untagged The Comfort Zone Tue, 06 Dec 2011 02:26:10 +0000 3216 at http://contractingbusiness.com Boot Camp! http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/boot-camp <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently, as I was sitting at a local Starbucks working on my HVAC Woman of the Year story, I glanced over at the cork board that had local advertisements hanging on it. One advertisement in particular caught my interest. It was for a boot camp workout ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/comfort-zone">The Comfort Zone</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/boot-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/boot-camp#comments 99999: Untagged The Comfort Zone Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:57:47 +0000 3192 at http://contractingbusiness.com Building Controls... get in the know! http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/building-controls-get-know <div class="node-body blog-body">Controls is an important subject in HVAC today. Technology is always changing and HVAC technicians really have to learn to be innovators of the different products hitting the shelves every day. If you need to brush up on your controls lingo, have ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/comfort-zone">The Comfort Zone</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/building-controls-get-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/building-controls-get-know#comments 99999: Untagged The Comfort Zone Sun, 17 Apr 2011 06:15:17 +0000 3200 at http://contractingbusiness.com