Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en Demand in HVAC Market to Reach $20.4 Billion by 2019 http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/demand-hvac-market-reach-204-billion-2019 <div class="node-body article-body">The demand for HVAC equipment in the U.S. will increase 6.8 percent each year until 2019, where it will reach $20.4 billion. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/demand-hvac-market-reach-204-billion-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/demand-hvac-market-reach-204-billion-2019#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:27:00 +0000 32701 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Demand for HVAC equipment in the U.S. will increase 6.8 percent each year until 2019, where it will reach $20.4 billion</p> (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Toshiba, United Technologies Sign Agreement to Localize HVAC Venture http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/toshiba-united-technologies-sign-agreement-localize-hvac-venture <div class="node-body article-body">Toshiba Corporation and United Technologies Corporation today announced plans to establish India, North America and Europe to support global innovation for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning engineering centers in (HVAC) products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/toshiba-united-technologies-sign-agreement-localize-hvac-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/toshiba-united-technologies-sign-agreement-localize-hvac-venture#comments Commercial HVAC Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:02:00 +0000 32691 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Toshiba Corporation and United Technologies Corporation announced plans to support global innovation for HVAC.</p> (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) How Contractors Should Treat Customers, But Don’t http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/how-contractors-should-treat-customers-don-t <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What if we treated our customers like we treat our friends? What would we do different?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/how-contractors-should-treat-customers-don-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/how-contractors-should-treat-customers-don-t#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:42:00 +0000 32671 at http://contractingbusiness.com Rheem Mourns the Passing of Joe Fristik http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/rheem-mourns-passing-joe-fristik <div class="node-body article-body">Joe worked for more than 30 years in the sales and marketing industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/rheem-mourns-passing-joe-fristik" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/rheem-mourns-passing-joe-fristik#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:15:00 +0000 32661 at http://contractingbusiness.com B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/b-500-transportable-pipe-beveller-0 <div class="node-body video-body">The RIDGID B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller produces a high-quality bevel in less than two minutes</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/b-500-transportable-pipe-beveller-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/b-500-transportable-pipe-beveller-0#comments Videos Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:48:00 +0000 32651 at http://contractingbusiness.com Three Reasons Why DOE’s New Proposed Efficiency Standards Are So Wrong http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/three-reasons-why-doe-s-new-proposed-efficiency-standards-are-so-wrong <div class="node-body article-body">Proposed efficiency standards from the Department of Energy could raise homeowner costs, jeopardize already agreed-upon standards, and cause larger home carbon footprints.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/three-reasons-why-doe-s-new-proposed-efficiency-standards-are-so-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/three-reasons-why-doe-s-new-proposed-efficiency-standards-are-so-wrong#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:12:00 +0000 32641 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The DOE (Department of Energy), just announced a new proposed rule to raise minimum national gas furnace efficiency standards to 92% AFUE.</p> Do They HAVE to Like You? http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/do-they-have-you <div class="node-body article-body">Success in salesmanship is not personality driven. You can be utterly devoid of personality and still make it in sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/do-they-have-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/do-they-have-you#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:35:00 +0000 32631 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Photo by iStock</p> 'Let Me Rephrase That' — Words & Phrases to Avoid in HVAC Sales http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/let-me-rephrase-words-phrases-avoid-hvac-sales <div class="node-body article-body">There are words and phrases that have negative connotations for HVAC customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/let-me-rephrase-words-phrases-avoid-hvac-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/let-me-rephrase-words-phrases-avoid-hvac-sales#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:34:00 +0000 32621 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Photo by iStock</p> Get In On the Info at Comfortech 365 — April 22 http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/get-info-comfortech-365-april-22 <div class="node-body article-body">Comfortech 365 will look at ways to improve mechanical contracting profitability through high-efficiency management tactics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/get-info-comfortech-365-april-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/get-info-comfortech-365-april-22#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:26:00 +0000 32611 at http://contractingbusiness.com Daikin breaks ground on new campus http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daikin-breaks-ground-new-campus <div class="node-body article-body">Daikin Industries held their ground-breaking ceremony at the future location of their new campus in Waller, Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daikin-breaks-ground-new-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daikin-breaks-ground-new-campus#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:23:00 +0000 32601 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The groundbreaking.</p> Daikin The Importance of Effective Communication http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/importance-effective-communication <div class="node-body article-body">Effective communication is a critical component of an HVAC business today. Here are five tips to help your organization flourish. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/importance-effective-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/importance-effective-communication#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 32591 at http://contractingbusiness.com Summertime is Coming: 9 Tips to Keep Customers HVAC Systems Running http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/summertime-coming-9-tips-keep-customers-hvac-systems-running <div class="node-body gallery-body">We’re only a short few months away from sunshine, warm temperatures and air-conditioning season.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/summertime-coming-9-tips-keep-customers-hvac-systems-running" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/summertime-coming-9-tips-keep-customers-hvac-systems-running#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:09:00 +0000 32581 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Summer is coming.. are the HVAC systems ready?</p> Dead Squirrels & Other HVAC Shockers — UPDATED 'Wall of Shame' Photo Gallery http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/dead-squirrels-other-hvac-shockers-updated-wall-shame-photo-gallery <div class="field-byline"> Contracting Business.com staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Sometimes the great outdoors gets into an HVAC system! Other times, good contractors find total hack jobs. Our updated "Wall of Shame" gallery shows what the good HVAC guys find on the job, sometimes in new homes!</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/dead-squirrels-other-hvac-shockers-updated-wall-shame-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/dead-squirrels-other-hvac-shockers-updated-wall-shame-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:24:00 +0000 22041 at http://contractingbusiness.com Trane's Air-Fi Wireless Technology Simplifies Building Controls Projects http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/tranes-air-fi-wireless-technology-simplifies-building-controls-projects <div class="field-byline"> News from Trane </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trane Air-Fi can help optimize any building’s performance with less risk, thanks to self-repairing mesh technology that features redundant signal paths to help prevent communication failures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/tranes-air-fi-wireless-technology-simplifies-building-controls-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/tranes-air-fi-wireless-technology-simplifies-building-controls-projects#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:31:00 +0000 32571 at http://contractingbusiness.com Healthcare Law Giving Small Businesses Money Problems http://contractingbusiness.com/service/healthcare-law-giving-small-businesses-money-problems <div class="node-body article-body">Small businesses, including many contracting companies, are having a difficult time keeping up with U.S. healthcare laws, according to a story from Joyce Rosenberg of the Associated Press.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/healthcare-law-giving-small-businesses-money-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/healthcare-law-giving-small-businesses-money-problems#comments Service Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0000 32561 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Many small businesses are having problems with new healthcare laws.</p> (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Emerson Innovation Center to Conduct Food Service Research http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-innovation-center-conduct-food-service-research <div class="field-byline"> News from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson Climate Technologies' Helix Innovation Center will have a commercial kitchen as a setting for food service industry research, including the study of new refrigerants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-innovation-center-conduct-food-service-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-innovation-center-conduct-food-service-research#comments Refrigeration Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:39:00 +0000 32551 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The facility will be built with the latest technology from food service equipment manufacturers and Emerson&rsquo;s own controls and food recycling systems, said Emerson&#39;s Allen Wicher.</p> A New Era: 3-D Printing A/C Unit Sells for More Than $6,000 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-era-3-d-printing-ac-unit-sells-more-6000 <div class="node-body article-body">3-D printing technology is spreading its arms into the world of HVAC.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-era-3-d-printing-ac-unit-sells-more-6000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-era-3-d-printing-ac-unit-sells-more-6000#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:54:00 +0000 32531 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>3-D printing is spreading its arms into the world of HVAC.</p> (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Daniel Pemberton Joins Air Masters Corporation http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daniel-pemberton-joins-air-masters-corporation <div class="node-body article-body">Daniel Pemberton has joined Air Masters as a project executive. Daniel is leading project development activities for educational, healthcare, senior living, industrial and commercial design/build and design/assist projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daniel-pemberton-joins-air-masters-corporation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daniel-pemberton-joins-air-masters-corporation#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:13:00 +0000 32501 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Daniel Pemberton has joined Air Masters</p> New Work Boots Protect, Absorb Impact http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-work-boots-protect-absorb-impact <div class="node-body article-body">The Magnum Precision Ultra Lite II has a waterproof and breathable bootie membrane and i-shield protection technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-work-boots-protect-absorb-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-work-boots-protect-absorb-impact#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:07:00 +0000 32491 at http://contractingbusiness.com What Residential Customers Should Know About Their HVAC System http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/what-residential-customers-should-know-about-their-hvac-system <div class="node-body article-body">Whether a customer is buying a new home or purchasing a new HVAC system for the first time, there are a lot of things they’ll need to know. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/what-residential-customers-should-know-about-their-hvac-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/what-residential-customers-should-know-about-their-hvac-system#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:30:00 +0000 32481 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>What customers must know about HVAC.</p> (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) Customer Interactions in Focus at Nexstar Owners' Meeting http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/customer-interactions-focus-nexstar-owners-meeting <div class="field-byline"> News from Nexstar </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Nexstar Owners' Spotlight Meeting covered ways to create raving fans, and new tools for an installation process.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/customer-interactions-focus-nexstar-owners-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/customer-interactions-focus-nexstar-owners-meeting#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:29:00 +0000 32471 at http://contractingbusiness.com Freezer Reduces Ammonia Charge by 90% http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/freezer-reduces-ammonia-charge-90 <div class="field-byline"> News from Azane </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A solution focusing on ammonia charge reduction was required, for improved safety, long term functionality and monetary value.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/freezer-reduces-ammonia-charge-90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/freezer-reduces-ammonia-charge-90#comments Refrigeration Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:44:00 +0000 32461 at http://contractingbusiness.com Starting From the Bottom: 9 Steps to Growing a Successful Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/service/starting-bottom-9-steps-growing-successful-contracting-business <div class="node-body gallery-body">Growing a business from the ground-up can be tough. We can’t all be lucky enough to win the lottery (like some HVAC companies have), but with the proper steps and work ethic, we don’t need to strike it rich. A business can be grown organically and see a fantastic level of success. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/starting-bottom-9-steps-growing-successful-contracting-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/starting-bottom-9-steps-growing-successful-contracting-business#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:34:00 +0000 32451 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Spending time calling potential customers as a contracting business can have great results.</p> Use the Air Changes Calculation to Determine Room CFM http://contractingbusiness.com/service/use-air-changes-calculation-determine-room-cfm <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineering room airflow may present a real challenge when balancing an HVAC system. Most calculations only use the heat loss or gain of a room to decide on required airflow and often don’t take into consideration required room ventilation needs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/use-air-changes-calculation-determine-room-cfm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/use-air-changes-calculation-determine-room-cfm#comments Service Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:47:00 +0000 32441 at http://contractingbusiness.com New Online Tool from PERC Compares Home Propane Pods to Electric http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-online-tool-perc-compares-home-propane-pods-electric <div class="field-byline"> News from PERC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The six major use categories of the Propane Energy Pod are water heating, space heating, fireplaces, cooking, clothes drying and "other" uses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-online-tool-perc-compares-home-propane-pods-electric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-online-tool-perc-compares-home-propane-pods-electric#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:43:00 +0000 32431 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The online tool compares the annual energy cost, HERS Index rating, and annual CO<sub>2 </sub>emissions of an Energy Pod home with those of a standard all-electric home.</p> HVAC Company Gets Lucky, Stays in Business Via the Lottery http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/hvac-company-gets-lucky-stays-business-lottery <div class="node-body article-body">There’s always hope for a company that has fallen down on its luck, and Deluxe Home Comfort showed an extreme version of this.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/hvac-company-gets-lucky-stays-business-lottery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/hvac-company-gets-lucky-stays-business-lottery#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:14:00 +0000 32411 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Deluxe Home Comfort had a business-saving stroke of luck this year.</p> (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Carrier Inducts Three HVAC Dealers into Hall of Fame http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/carrier-inducts-three-hvac-dealers-hall-fame <div class="field-byline"> News from Carrier </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These dealers have set themselves apart with their unwavering commitment to customers and unyielding loyalty to Carrier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/carrier-inducts-three-hvac-dealers-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/carrier-inducts-three-hvac-dealers-hall-fame#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:02:00 +0000 32391 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC Failure Causes Big Problem at Hospital http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/hvac-failure-causes-big-problem-hospital <div class="node-body article-body">A working HVAC system is a beautiful thing. A malfunctioning HVAC system, however, can mean a huge headache.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/hvac-failure-causes-big-problem-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/hvac-failure-causes-big-problem-hospital#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:57:00 +0000 32381 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>An HVAC burnout caused problems at a California hospital.</p> (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Tech Update March 2015: Hydronics & Home Automation http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/tech-update-march-2015-hydronics-home-automation <div class="node-body gallery-body">This month we look at SOME of the leading home automation systems and hydronics products.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/tech-update-march-2015-hydronics-home-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/tech-update-march-2015-hydronics-home-automation#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00:43:00 +0000 32371 at http://contractingbusiness.com Who Will You Leave Vulnerable? http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/who-will-you-leave-vulnerable <div class="node-body article-body">This column is about the insurance that you have in place to take care of yourself, your family and your employees in case an unexpected accident, death or disability occurred. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/who-will-you-leave-vulnerable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/who-will-you-leave-vulnerable#comments Residential HVAC Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00:13:00 +0000 32351 at http://contractingbusiness.com