Weil's World http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/3187/feed en Without HVAC Contractors, Winter Living Gets Dangerous http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/without-hvac-contractors-winter-living-gets-dangerous <div class="node-body blog-body">Polar Vortex 2.0 grips middle America this week. HVAC contractors are out in it, helping to keep consumer homes and commercial buildings warm and safe. Hat's off to them.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/without-hvac-contractors-winter-living-gets-dangerous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/without-hvac-contractors-winter-living-gets-dangerous#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Weil&#039;s World Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:32:00 +0000 22691 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The human body is not adapted for cold. To work in extreme conditions, extreme clothing is needed. Researchers around the world are looking for a new approach in design to achieve this.</p> New York is Action Central for the HVACR Industry This Week http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/new-york-action-central-hvacr-industry-week <div class="node-body blog-body">AHR Expo 2014: The annual gathering of the HVACR mechanical systems industry to review, rejuvenate, and get ready for a new year</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/new-york-action-central-hvacr-industry-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/new-york-action-central-hvacr-industry-week#comments Commercial HVAC IAQ & Ventilation Refrigeration Residential HVAC Weil&#039;s World Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:55:00 +0000 22421 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>From a <a href="http://www.freefever.com/wallpaper/1600x1111/new-york-city-times-square-action-traffic-gdefonru-65021.html" target="_blank">website </a> entitled, &quot;New York City Times Square Action Traffic GDEFONRU.&quot;</p> Social Media Can Be Your Friend AND Your Foe http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/social-media-can-be-your-friend-and-your-foe <div class="node-body blog-body">For commercial and residential HVAC contractors, social media equates to brand-building and you have to be careful how you present yourself.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/social-media-can-be-your-friend-and-your-foe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/social-media-can-be-your-friend-and-your-foe#comments Commercial HVAC Refrigeration Residential HVAC Service Weil&#039;s World Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:35:00 +0000 21891 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Social Media images courtesy of <a href="http://webdesignsurvivalist.com/free-icons-graphics-brushes/free-icons-social-media-icon-pack/" target="_blank">Web Design Survivalist</a>.</p> JFK: 50 Years Ago The World Became a Much Darker Place http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/jfk-50-years-ago-world-became-much-darker-place <div class="node-body blog-body">Where were you when President John. F. Kennedy was assassinated? That question has been asked and answered many times over the past 50 years. In honor of the anniversary of his death, here are my recollections.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/jfk-50-years-ago-world-became-much-darker-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/jfk-50-years-ago-world-became-much-darker-place#comments Commercial HVAC Refrigeration Residential HVAC Weil&#039;s World Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:41:00 +0000 21031 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p><a href="http://www.rsvlts.com/2013/11/21/john-f-kennedy-rare-photos/" target="_blank">President John and and First Lady Jackie Kennedy arrive at Love Field on November 22, 1963</a> at the start, of what looked to be a fine day of speech-making and public appearances. The day ended in one of the worst tragedies in American history.</p> Customer Service Homeruns: A Lesson (Believe It Or Not) From the Airlines! http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/customer-service-homeruns-lesson-believe-it-or-not-airlines <div class="node-body blog-body">No worries, mate. Customer service at this airline is exactly the right lesson for HVAC contractors, no matter if they focus on residential, commerical, or the refrigeration markets, on how to make customers want to come back again and again.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/customer-service-homeruns-lesson-believe-it-or-not-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/customer-service-homeruns-lesson-believe-it-or-not-airlines#comments Commercial HVAC Refrigeration Residential HVAC Service Weil&#039;s World Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:40:00 +0000 20181 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVACR Contractors: We Invite You to Play http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/hvacr-contractors-we-invite-you-play <div class="node-body blog-body">Social media has pervaded deeply into our lives that even weddings aren't sacrosanct. What does this have to do with HVACR contractors and Comfortech 2103? Read on . . .</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/hvacr-contractors-we-invite-you-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/hvacr-contractors-we-invite-you-play#comments Commercial HVAC Refrigeration Residential HVAC Service Weil&#039;s World Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:41:00 +0000 19561 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVACR Customer Service: Lessons from the AIrlines http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/hvacr-customer-service-lessons-airlines <div class="node-body blog-body">As an HVACR contractor, customer service is the fulcrum on which your company's success balances on. Take a lesson on what NOT to do when encountering a customer service problems.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/hvacr-customer-service-lessons-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/hvacr-customer-service-lessons-airlines#comments Commercial HVAC Refrigeration Residential HVAC Service Weil&#039;s World Sun, 08 Sep 2013 16:16:00 +0000 19011 at http://contractingbusiness.com Smart Technology: Is Hacking A Real Risk? http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/smart-technology-hacking-real-risk <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart techology is well beyond the mechanical system. Wireless controls, sensors, and mobile computing platforms have created a incredible capability, but at what cost?</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/smart-technology-hacking-real-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/smart-technology-hacking-real-risk#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Weil&#039;s World Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:32:00 +0000 17481 at http://contractingbusiness.com Can We Clarify a Few Things? http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/can-we-clarify-few-things <div class="node-body blog-body">Territorialism is not productive when it comes to developing standards for the HVACR industry. It's time for the various trade associations and other stakeholders who are developing whole house-as-a-system standards to put their differences aside and work together on standards that make sense.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/can-we-clarify-few-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/can-we-clarify-few-things#comments Residential HVAC Weil&#039;s World Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:39:00 +0000 14591 at http://contractingbusiness.com The HVAC Contracting Industry Loses A Great Leader http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/hvac-contracting-industry-loses-great-leader <div class="node-body blog-body">I was just a young journalist, green and fresh from college, when I first met Wallace Lee. And I knew from the moment we were introduced that this was someone I should get to know.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/hvac-contracting-industry-loses-great-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/hvac-contracting-industry-loses-great-leader#comments Commercial HVAC Commercial Weil&#039;s World Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:26:00 +0000 14061 at http://contractingbusiness.com Overwhelmed By An HVAC Tradeshow In Germany http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/overwhelmed-hvac-tradeshow-germany <div class="node-body blog-body">ISH 2013: an HVAC contractor's dream. From a new technology standpoint, if you are looking to have your eyes opened, this exhibiiton, held every other year in Frankfurt, Germany is one place where that can happen.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/overwhelmed-hvac-tradeshow-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/overwhelmed-hvac-tradeshow-germany#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Weil&#039;s World Sat, 16 Mar 2013 10:56:00 +0000 13781 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p> Viessmann displayed both high and low-temperature fuel cell technology in their booth (which was the size of a small city) during the ISH 2013 tradeshow event in Frankfurt, Germany.</p> Have You Noticed Something a Little Different? http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/have-you-noticed-something-little-different <div class="node-body blog-body">Welcome to the NEW Contractingbusiness.com website. We hope you like it.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/have-you-noticed-something-little-different" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/have-you-noticed-something-little-different#comments Weil&#039;s World Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:40:00 +0000 11861 at http://contractingbusiness.com Politicians: 'It's About the Economy, Stupid' http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/politicians-its-about-economy-stupid <div class="node-body blog-body">I "borrowed" this editorial from the October 2012 issue of HPAC Engineering. I wanted to share it with the readers of Contracting Business.com. Back in 1992, during the Bill Clinton and George Bush presidential election, this slogan was used to put ...</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/politicians-its-about-economy-stupid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/politicians-its-about-economy-stupid#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Weil&#039;s World Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:50:00 +0000 3201 at http://contractingbusiness.com Does the Affordable Healthcare Act Impact HVAC Contractors? http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/does-affordable-healthcare-act-impact-hvac-contractors <div class="node-body blog-body">How many of you are just sick and tired of all the political ads running on TV, over the Internet, through phone solicitations during dinner, in magazines and newspapers? It is an election year - the hype and banter is increasing exponentially, invading ...</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/does-affordable-healthcare-act-impact-hvac-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/does-affordable-healthcare-act-impact-hvac-contractors#comments 99999: Untagged Weil&#039;s World Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:18:24 +0000 3210 at http://contractingbusiness.com USGBC Does Impact the Average American http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/usgbc-does-impact-average-american <div class="node-body blog-body">The other day, a coworker of mine sent out an email asking for help. You see, his high school-aged son was given a writing assignment: the subject -- What impact has the U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC) had on the American public. At first blush, I ...</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/usgbc-does-impact-average-american" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/usgbc-does-impact-average-american#comments 99999: Untagged Weil&#039;s World Mon, 23 Apr 2012 23:21:06 +0000 3220 at http://contractingbusiness.com