Multimedia Library - All http://contractingbusiness.com/media/all en Top 10 Contracting Business Stories of 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/top-10-contracting-business-stories-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">With 2014 coming to a close, we wanted to take a look at some of the biggest stories, challenges, innovations and ideas of the year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/top-10-contracting-business-stories-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/top-10-contracting-business-stories-2014#comments Galleries Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:26:00 +0000 30131 at http://contractingbusiness.com Adrian Steel EZ Load Van Ladder Rack: Features & Comparisons http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/adrian-steel-ez-load-van-ladder-rack-features-comparisons <div class="node-body video-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7h59UE8nsB8" width="595"></iframe></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/adrian-steel-ez-load-van-ladder-rack-features-comparisons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/adrian-steel-ez-load-van-ladder-rack-features-comparisons#comments Videos Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:12:00 +0000 30091 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC Tech Update: December, 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-tech-update-december-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The topic of our December 2014 Tech Update: Air Distribution related products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-tech-update-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-tech-update-december-2014#comments Galleries Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:41:00 +0000 29911 at http://contractingbusiness.com 8 Contractor Online Marketing Trends for 2015 http://contractingbusiness.com/service/8-contractor-online-marketing-trends-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Instead of looking back at the good times and bad times, small businesses and contractors must focus on the question of “What’s next?”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/8-contractor-online-marketing-trends-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/8-contractor-online-marketing-trends-2015#comments Commercial HVAC Service HVACRDB Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:32:00 +0000 29651 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Social media may loom large on HVAC customers&#39; minds before making a purchase. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)</p> What Customers Want From an HVAC Company http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/what-customers-want-hvac-company <div class="node-body gallery-body">When it comes to finding out what the customer wants as an HVAC company, not everything may be obvious. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/what-customers-want-hvac-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/what-customers-want-hvac-company#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:24:00 +0000 29491 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Be ready to give great service to customers and answer all of their HVAC-related questions.</p> 'Most Dangerous Furnace' and Other TURKEYS: Contracting Business 'Wall of Shame' Photo Gallery http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/most-dangerous-furnace-and-other-turkeys-contracting-business-wall-shame-photo-gallery <div class="field-byline"> compiled by the Contracting Business.com staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Updated for the week of Nov. 23, 2014, the "Wall of Shame" gallery shows what the good HVAC guys have to fix. Don't do this.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/most-dangerous-furnace-and-other-turkeys-contracting-business-wall-shame-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/most-dangerous-furnace-and-other-turkeys-contracting-business-wall-shame-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:24:00 +0000 22041 at http://contractingbusiness.com 6 Positive Indicators that HVAC Service is About to Heat-Up http://contractingbusiness.com/service/6-positive-indicators-hvac-service-about-heat <div class="field-byline"> by Joanna Rotter </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">It’s a good time to be in HVAC. Take advantage of industry growth by using tools and following trends that lead to success.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/6-positive-indicators-hvac-service-about-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/6-positive-indicators-hvac-service-about-heat#comments Service Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:00 +0000 29301 at http://contractingbusiness.com Five Easy Ways Contractors Can Work With Millennials http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/five-easy-ways-contractors-can-work-millennials <div class="node-body gallery-body">The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that by 2030, Millennials will be 75 percent of the workforce. With an aging contractor workforce, businesses will need to appeal to and hire this generation of workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/five-easy-ways-contractors-can-work-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/five-easy-ways-contractors-can-work-millennials#comments Commercial HVAC Galleries Residential HVAC Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:32:00 +0000 29181 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Appealing to this younger generation of employees will be necessary in the near future, if it isn&rsquo;t already.</p> New Products for Week of Nov. 23 http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/new-products-week-nov-23 <div class="field-byline"> complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This week's roundup of exciting new products for HVACR contractors from Trane, Allied Commercial, Dewalt, CleanAlert, Coleman, Makita, and Swanson Tool. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/new-products-week-nov-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/new-products-week-nov-23#comments Galleries Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:22:00 +0000 29161 at http://contractingbusiness.com 5 Big Installation Mistakes That Can Hurt HVAC Energy Efficiency http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-big-installation-mistakes-can-hurt-hvac-energy-efficiency <div class="node-body gallery-body">A recent study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology found that even if a customer purchases the best, most energy-efficient air conditioners, heat pumps and other tools, it may go to waste if the equipment is not properly installed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-big-installation-mistakes-can-hurt-hvac-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-big-installation-mistakes-can-hurt-hvac-energy-efficiency#comments Galleries Residential HVAC Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:22:00 +0000 29121 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The efficiency of an HVAC system depends largely on installation.</p>