Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en ASTM Seeks Papers for 2018 International Symposium on Whole Building Air Leakage http://contractingbusiness.com/whitepapers/astm-seeks-papers-2018-international-symposium-whole-building-air-leakage <div class="node-body article-body">The symposium will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on current air leakage research, trends in whole building air leakage, and new opportunities for new and revised standards. To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300 word preliminary abstract no later than Sept. 8, 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/whitepapers/astm-seeks-papers-2018-international-symposium-whole-building-air-leakage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/whitepapers/astm-seeks-papers-2018-international-symposium-whole-building-air-leakage#comments Industry Events IAQ & Ventilation Whitepapers Wed, 24 May 2017 22:51:00 +0000 53261 at http://contractingbusiness.com Quantech Adds Condensing Units Up to 160 Tons http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/quantech-adds-condensing-units-160-tons <div class="node-body article-body">The condensing units are designed for pairing with indoor air handlers using direct expansion evaporator coils. Quantech QDC condensers and QDCF fluid coolers also are available for air-conditioning and refrigeration applications as high as 2,890 MBH.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/quantech-adds-condensing-units-160-tons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/quantech-adds-condensing-units-160-tons#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 24 May 2017 22:27:00 +0000 53251 at http://contractingbusiness.com Rheem Convenes First 'Pro Partner' Conferences for Rheem & Ruud Contractors and Distributors http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/rheem-convenes-first-pro-partner-conferences-rheem-ruud-contractors-and-distributor <div class="node-body gallery-body">Rheem distributors and dealers attended business and sales management sessions, received awards, and competed in a 'Pit Stop Challenge.'</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/rheem-convenes-first-pro-partner-conferences-rheem-ruud-contractors-and-distributor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/rheem-convenes-first-pro-partner-conferences-rheem-ruud-contractors-and-distributor#comments Residential HVAC HVACRDB Wed, 24 May 2017 20:23:00 +0000 53231 at http://contractingbusiness.com Welcome to the New Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/resources/welcome-new-contracting-business <div class="node-body article-body">We are excited to share our new look, as well as expanded content that will help drive your business forward!&nbsp; </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/resources/welcome-new-contracting-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/resources/welcome-new-contracting-business#comments Resources Wed, 24 May 2017 20:13:00 +0000 53101 at http://contractingbusiness.com Test Your Mini-split Installation Knowledge and Win! http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/test-your-mini-split-installation-knowledge-and-win <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Southwire Company, LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>How much energy is typically lost through leaky ductwork? Which types of buildings are the best candidates for ductless mini-split systems? What is the best way to wire ductless mini-splits?</p> <p>Take this quiz and see if you have the answers! Enter to receive one of two Amazon gift cards.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/test-your-mini-split-installation-knowledge-and-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/test-your-mini-split-installation-knowledge-and-win#comments Sponsored Content Wed, 24 May 2017 20:06:00 +0000 52961 at http://contractingbusiness.com Saving Time and Money Wiring Ductless Mini-Splits http://contractingbusiness.com/faqs/saving-time-and-money-wiring-ductless-mini-splits <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Southwire Company, LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/contractingbusiness.com/files/uploads/2016/04/Screen%20Shot%202017-05-24%20at%209.05.23%20AM%20copy.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 198px; float: left; margin: 2px;" />This FAQ details the answers to the most pertinent questions that arise in the field about the wiring of ductless mini-splits. Learn how to maximize efficiency, minimize labor costs and ensure that the wiring for ductless mini-split systems is durable, effective and code-compliant.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/faqs/saving-time-and-money-wiring-ductless-mini-splits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/faqs/saving-time-and-money-wiring-ductless-mini-splits#comments FAQ's Wed, 24 May 2017 13:01:00 +0000 53241 at http://contractingbusiness.com CALL FOR ENTRIES: Quality Home Comfort Awards http://contractingbusiness.com/awards/call-entries-quality-home-comfort-awards <div class="node-body article-body">We've made it easier to participate! Be featured in ContractingBusiness.com, and promote your award among customers. All we need are a few good photos and a short description of your home comfort solution.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/awards/call-entries-quality-home-comfort-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/awards/call-entries-quality-home-comfort-awards#comments Awards Quality Home Comfort Residential HVAC Tue, 23 May 2017 16:10:00 +0000 40591 at http://contractingbusiness.com LG Opens New Training & Call Center, Near Dallas http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lg-opens-new-training-call-center-near-dallas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Dallas LG training facility features a hands-on product showcase, interactive training, and an updated customer call center to further enhance the customer experience.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lg-opens-new-training-call-center-near-dallas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lg-opens-new-training-call-center-near-dallas#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC HVACRDB Mon, 22 May 2017 19:49:00 +0000 53221 at http://contractingbusiness.com Women in HVACR to Convene First Stand-alone Conference http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/women-hvacr-convene-first-stand-alone-conference <div class="field-byline"> News from WHVACR </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Women in HVACR exists to improve the lives of its members by providing professional avenues to connect with other women growing their careers in the HVACR industry.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/women-hvacr-convene-first-stand-alone-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/women-hvacr-convene-first-stand-alone-conference#comments Commercial HVAC Contracting Business Success Residential HVAC Mon, 22 May 2017 13:02:00 +0000 53201 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Attendees at the 2016 WHVACR Annual Conference in Philadelphia.</p> ‘Mr. PEX’ Lenman Retires as Andersson Named President http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mr-pex-lenman-retires-andersson-named-president <div class="node-body article-body">Given the nickname of “Mr. Pex” for his extensive knowledge of PEX, Lenman developed many standard specifications for PEX tubing in Europe and Australia. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mr-pex-lenman-retires-andersson-named-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mr-pex-lenman-retires-andersson-named-president#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 19 May 2017 20:04:00 +0000 53191 at http://contractingbusiness.com 11 Ways to Make This Summer Less Stressful and More Profitable http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-ways-make-summer-less-stressful-and-more-profitable <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Summer is here and it looks to be a hot one, which is great for business, but stressful for your team.&nbsp; Here are 11 tips to make this a less stressful, more profitable summer.</p> <p><strong>1. Remember the Spouses</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-ways-make-summer-less-stressful-and-more-profitable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-ways-make-summer-less-stressful-and-more-profitable#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 19 May 2017 18:42:00 +0000 53181 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson to Host Workshop, Panel Discussion at Natural Refrigerants Conference http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-host-workshop-panel-discussion-natural-refrigerants-conference <div class="field-byline"> News from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson's new Helix Innovation Center will be the focus of a case study into the effectiveness of CO2 transcritical booster adoption.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-host-workshop-panel-discussion-natural-refrigerants-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-host-workshop-panel-discussion-natural-refrigerants-conference#comments Refrigeration Fri, 19 May 2017 16:11:00 +0000 53171 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The Helix Innovation Center</p> Emerson Weekly Product Gallery: DiversiTech, Testo, Rheem, Danfoss, Robertshaw and Schlage http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/weekly-product-gallery-diversitech-testo-rheem-danfoss-robertshaw-and-schlage <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week’s product gallery spotlights a line of refrigerant locking safety caps, a hoseless and wireless refrigerant pressure probe, a modulating gas furnace, a link from HVAC drive to a building management system, a defrost timer for commercial refrigerators and freezers, and a voice-activated touchscreen deadbolt lock.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/weekly-product-gallery-diversitech-testo-rheem-danfoss-robertshaw-and-schlage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/weekly-product-gallery-diversitech-testo-rheem-danfoss-robertshaw-and-schlage#comments Galleries Controls Refrigeration Fri, 19 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000 53161 at http://contractingbusiness.com Five Common HVAC Contractor Entrepreneurial Mistakes http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/five-common-hvac-contractor-entrepreneurial-mistakes <div class="node-body article-body">HVAC entrepreneurs are a unique breed. They’re great at starting things — not so good at letting go or managing their companies to full potential.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/five-common-hvac-contractor-entrepreneurial-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/five-common-hvac-contractor-entrepreneurial-mistakes#comments Residential HVAC Women in HVAC Fri, 19 May 2017 14:10:00 +0000 27271 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC Installers Make Dreams Come True http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/hvac-installers-make-dreams-come-true <div class="field-byline"> by Tom Piscitelli </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The buyer is anticipating some combination of benefits from a purchase but isn&rsquo;t really certain they will be received until it is tried. In our industry, it is the installers who make the sales person&rsquo;s promises come true.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/hvac-installers-make-dreams-come-true" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/hvac-installers-make-dreams-come-true#comments Contracting Business Success Residential HVAC Fri, 19 May 2017 13:20:00 +0000 53151 at http://contractingbusiness.com Solve Crawlspace Moisture Problems http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/solve-crawlspace-moisture-problems <div class="field-byline"> Kevin O&#039;Neill </div> <div class="field-deck"> Moisture in crawlspaces can be a problem in any area of the country. Here's expert advice on solving the problem, once and for all. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Moisture in crawlspaces can be a problem in any area of the country. Here's expert advice on solving the problem, once and for all. In coastal areas of</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/solve-crawlspace-moisture-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/solve-crawlspace-moisture-problems#comments IAQ & Ventilation Residential HVAC Archive Thu, 18 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000 4731 at http://contractingbusiness.com Superheat and Subcooling: The Best Ways to Ensure Proper Refrigerant Charge http://contractingbusiness.com/archive/superheat-and-subcooling-best-ways-ensure-proper-refrigerant-charge <div class="field-byline"> SERVICE CLINIC BY KEVIN O&amp;#8217;NEILL, CM </div> <div class="field-deck"> Proper performance of heat pumps and air conditioners are determined by many factors, but chief among them is proper refrigerant charge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Proper performance of heat pumps and air conditioners are determined by many factors, but chief among them is proper refrigerant charge</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/archive/superheat-and-subcooling-best-ways-ensure-proper-refrigerant-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/archive/superheat-and-subcooling-best-ways-ensure-proper-refrigerant-charge#comments Archive Thu, 18 May 2017 15:11:00 +0000 10877 at http://contractingbusiness.com Daikin Launches DVS Dedicated Outside Air System for VRV http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daikin-launches-dvs-dedicated-outside-air-system-vrv <div class="field-byline"> News from Daikin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Daikin DVS system is designed for seamless integration with VRV air-cooled heat recovery outdoor units and control systems. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daikin-launches-dvs-dedicated-outside-air-system-vrv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daikin-launches-dvs-dedicated-outside-air-system-vrv#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 17 May 2017 15:35:00 +0000 53131 at http://contractingbusiness.com Avoid FTTA: Failure to Take Action http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/avoid-ftta-failure-take-action <div class="node-body article-body">FTTA has a paralyzing effect on governments, institutions, small businesses, and individuals, preventing them from reaching their full potential.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/avoid-ftta-failure-take-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/avoid-ftta-failure-take-action#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 17 May 2017 00:13:00 +0000 53121 at http://contractingbusiness.com Assembling a Contractor’s Business Bean Team http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/assembling-contractor-s-business-bean-team <div class="field-byline"> By Ellen Rohr </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You can’t wait until the month is over to find out the score. You need to know the score while the game is on! The best way to do that is by generating financial reports “in house.” </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/assembling-contractor-s-business-bean-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/assembling-contractor-s-business-bean-team#comments Contracting Business Success Tue, 16 May 2017 21:06:00 +0000 53111 at http://contractingbusiness.com PHCC Launches New Cloud-Based Labor Unit Database Estimating Tool http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/phcc-launches-new-cloud-based-labor-unit-database-estimating-tool <div class="node-body article-body">The database includes more than 13,000 national average installation times, third-party verification of labor hours and cross-platform compatible data with a growing list of software vendors. Purchasers of the database gain access to an in-depth material pricing format and options to create their own pricing workbook.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/phcc-launches-new-cloud-based-labor-unit-database-estimating-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/phcc-launches-new-cloud-based-labor-unit-database-estimating-tool#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Mon, 15 May 2017 17:13:00 +0000 53091 at http://contractingbusiness.com Is it Possible to Change Others Behaviors by Changing Your Behavior towards Them? http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/it-possible-change-others-behaviors-changing-your-behavior-towards-them <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Matteson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As an HVAC Technician I had a C+ level of technical skills, but with Dale Carnegie’s help, I became an A+ people guy. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/it-possible-change-others-behaviors-changing-your-behavior-towards-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/it-possible-change-others-behaviors-changing-your-behavior-towards-them#comments Contracting Business Success Fri, 12 May 2017 20:41:00 +0000 53081 at http://contractingbusiness.com Internet of Things: Vertiv Serial Console Serves Edge/IoT Markets http://contractingbusiness.com/controls/internet-things-vertiv-serial-console-serves-edgeiot-markets <div class="field-byline"> News from Vertiv </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veriv has a solution for remote monitoring, out-of-band management and IoT connectivity for market segments beyond the traditional data center.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/controls/internet-things-vertiv-serial-console-serves-edgeiot-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/controls/internet-things-vertiv-serial-console-serves-edgeiot-markets#comments Commercial HVAC Controls Fri, 12 May 2017 15:30:00 +0000 53051 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2017 Data Center Trends Include Security, Power Alternatives http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2017-data-center-trends-include-security-power-alternatives <div class="node-body gallery-body">Source reports these trends all point to infrastructure that evolves to meet the needs for more efficiency, security and flexibility, to enable data centers operators to adjust to change.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2017-data-center-trends-include-security-power-alternatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2017-data-center-trends-include-security-power-alternatives#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Controls Fri, 12 May 2017 14:10:00 +0000 50161 at http://contractingbusiness.com Energy Savings at the Meter...Try Selling That to Your HVAC Customer! http://contractingbusiness.com/service/energy-savings-metertry-selling-your-hvac-customer <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Finally, the powers-that-be have come up with a new way to measure energy savings. They&rsquo;ve figured out that the &ldquo;wish-a-watt&rdquo; method of declaring energy savings using assumptions needs an upgrade. </p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/energy-savings-metertry-selling-your-hvac-customer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/energy-savings-metertry-selling-your-hvac-customer#comments Service Fri, 12 May 2017 11:57:00 +0000 53071 at http://contractingbusiness.com Weekly Product Gallery: Belimo, Danfoss, Honeywell, Mitsubishi Electric, Johnson Controls and Vertiv http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/weekly-product-gallery-belimo-danfoss-honeywell-mitsubishi-electric-johnson-controls-and-v <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week’s gallery highlights a valve that maintains Delta T, an electric floor heating thermostat, a Bluetooth-enabled gas detector, an HVAC integration controller, new software and hardware for diagnostics, and certification for data cooling products.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/weekly-product-gallery-belimo-danfoss-honeywell-mitsubishi-electric-johnson-controls-and-v" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/weekly-product-gallery-belimo-danfoss-honeywell-mitsubishi-electric-johnson-controls-and-v#comments Galleries Thu, 11 May 2017 17:53:00 +0000 53061 at http://contractingbusiness.com Summer’s Coming; Remember That Cold and Clammy Feeling? http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/summer-s-coming-remember-cold-and-clammy-feeling <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As your cooling system kicks on, you&rsquo;ll soon experience a type of air conditioning that is remarkably uncomfortable. The air feels heavy and cold, but it&rsquo;s also clammy. The thermostat says it should be comfortable, but you aren&rsquo;t. What is that feeling, and what&rsquo;s really going on with the system?</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s look at what causes this condition and how some simple repairs with a little instruction to your customers can help them avoid that <em>Cold and Clammy Feeling</em>.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s the Cause?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/summer-s-coming-remember-cold-and-clammy-feeling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/summer-s-coming-remember-cold-and-clammy-feeling#comments Residential HVAC Service Thu, 11 May 2017 15:52:00 +0000 52711 at http://contractingbusiness.com EGIA Announces Launch of Contractor University http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/egia-announces-launch-contractor-university <div class="field-byline"> News from EGIA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Electric and Gas Industries Association's Contractor University features include a dollar-for-dollar education investment match from EGIA, a blend of online and in-person educational programs, and access to a team of well-regarded educators.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/egia-announces-launch-contractor-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/egia-announces-launch-contractor-university#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 11 May 2017 14:48:00 +0000 50681 at http://contractingbusiness.com Home Automation: One Company's Success Story http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/home-automation-one-companys-success-story <div class="field-byline"> by Charlie Greer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HVAC contractors, take note: home automation is an additional product, and consequently, a profit center, in itself. Read how this contractor makes it work.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/home-automation-one-companys-success-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business-success/home-automation-one-companys-success-story#comments Contracting Business Success Controls Residential HVAC Wed, 10 May 2017 19:01:00 +0000 53011 at http://contractingbusiness.com Summer Heat a Comfort/Energy Challenge for Buildings http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/summer-heat-comfortenergy-challenge-buildings <div class="field-byline"> News from Enverid </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mechanical engineers, building owners and facilities managers are now seeking HVAC technology solutions that use less outside air to ventilate a building.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/summer-heat-comfortenergy-challenge-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/summer-heat-comfortenergy-challenge-buildings#comments Commercial HVAC IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 10 May 2017 15:19:00 +0000 53041 at http://contractingbusiness.com