Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Watch the Birth of 'FrankenKlein' at Klein Tools http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/halloween-special-watch-birth-frankenklein-klein-tools <div class="node-body video-body"><p><a href="http://www.kleintools.com/" target="_blank" title="Klein Tools"><strong>Klein Tools</strong></a> has shared a terrifying video of the birth of a distant cousin to Frankenstein: FrankenKlein!</p> <p>Watch &mdash; if you dare &mdash; how Klein Tools are used to bring this creature to life.</p> <p><strong>Happy Halloween from Klein Tools!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BJIRqwNxhFg?feature=player_detailpage" width="640"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/halloween-special-watch-birth-frankenklein-klein-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/halloween-special-watch-birth-frankenklein-klein-tools#comments Videos Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:09:00 +0000 28641 at http://contractingbusiness.com Carrier Brings Restorative HVAC Solutions to Vatican's Sistine Chapel http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/carrier-brings-restorative-hvac-solutions-vaticans-sistine-chapel <div class="field-byline"> News from Carrier </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Carrier announced the completed installation of an innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning solution for the Sistine Chapel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/carrier-brings-restorative-hvac-solutions-vaticans-sistine-chapel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/carrier-brings-restorative-hvac-solutions-vaticans-sistine-chapel#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:03:00 +0000 28621 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson 'E360 Forum' Meetings to Begin with Columbus, OH Event http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-e360-forum-meetings-begin-columbus-oh-event <div class="field-byline"> News from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Emerson E360 Forum is a series of one-day seminars, to allow commercial refrigeration professionals to meet and discuss issues with other refrigeration experts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-e360-forum-meetings-begin-columbus-oh-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-e360-forum-meetings-begin-columbus-oh-event#comments Refrigeration Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 28611 at http://contractingbusiness.com 9 Ways to Leverage HVAC Company Awards http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/9-ways-leverage-hvac-company-awards <div class="field-byline"> by Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Many contractors win awards, but few leverage them to build their brands and drive sales. Here are nine ways to maximize your next award.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/9-ways-leverage-hvac-company-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/9-ways-leverage-hvac-company-awards#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:08:00 +0000 28481 at http://contractingbusiness.com Danfoss Calls for Holistic Approach to Energy http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/danfoss-calls-holistic-approach-energy <div class="node-body article-body">John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America, addressed energy productivity at the Alliance to Save Energy "Energy 2030 On the Road" in New York City. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/danfoss-calls-holistic-approach-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/danfoss-calls-holistic-approach-energy#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:58:00 +0000 28431 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson Survey: HVAC Contractors Greet Efficiency Standards with Mixed Emotions http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/emerson-survey-hvac-contractors-greet-efficiency-standards-mixed-emotions <div class="field-byline"> news from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While many HVAC contractors remain uninformed about changes in energy efficiency regulations coming in 2015, some are thinking ahead to how these changes will affect their businesses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/emerson-survey-hvac-contractors-greet-efficiency-standards-mixed-emotions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/emerson-survey-hvac-contractors-greet-efficiency-standards-mixed-emotions#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:15:00 +0000 28381 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Photo: Thinkstock</p> Steps to Effective HVAC Advertising http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/steps-effective-hvac-advertising <div class="field-byline"> by Andy Fracica </div> <div class="field-deck"> Steps to Effective HVAC Advertising </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Spend for advertising where you're going to get the highest return on investment to maximize the effectiveness of your advertising dollars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/steps-effective-hvac-advertising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/steps-effective-hvac-advertising#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:39:00 +0000 28371 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Photo by Thinkstock.</p> Bring Commercial HVAC Service Out of the Dark http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/bring-commercial-hvac-service-out-dark <div class="field-byline"> by Earl King </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Differentiating your commercial HVAC service programs is the only way to combat low-bid selling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/bring-commercial-hvac-service-out-dark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/bring-commercial-hvac-service-out-dark#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:18:00 +0000 28361 at http://contractingbusiness.com B-B-B-Budget? Must We? http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/b-b-b-budget-must-we <div class="field-byline"> by Mike Moore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It's budgeting time. But before you put pen to paper, it’s important to understand the value of a properly constructed and prepared budget for the upcoming fiscal year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/b-b-b-budget-must-we" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/b-b-b-budget-must-we#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:26:00 +0000 28311 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Photo by Thinkstock. 509277821</p> Thank You, Mr. Hobaica! http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/thank-you-mr-hobaica <div class="node-body blog-body">Paul S. Hobaica, founder of Hobaica Services, passed away on October 4. I was fortunate to have met Mr. H in 2011, during a Contractor of the Year visit to the Phoenix office. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/minute-mciver">A Minute with McIver</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/thank-you-mr-hobaica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/thank-you-mr-hobaica#comments Residential A Minute with McIver Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:16:00 +0000 28301 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson Digs In, Breaks Ground on HVACR Innovation Center http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-digs-breaks-ground-hvacr-innovation-center <div class="field-byline"> news from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson Climate Technologies broke ground on October 20 for its $35 million innovation center on the University of Dayton campus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-digs-breaks-ground-hvacr-innovation-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-digs-breaks-ground-hvacr-innovation-center#comments Refrigeration Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:19:00 +0000 28271 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Emerson and University of Dayton officials, along with Dayton community leaders break ground on the Emerson Innovation Center, now called The Helix.</p> What Comes to Mind When You Hear RIDGID? http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/what-comes-mind-when-you-hear-ridgid <div class="node-body video-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/924pJtCYpVY?list=PLXxmHAjtgj9DikWAFqRgDQUd9xboLvPU1" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>Fun discussions with loyal RIDGID tool users at the 2014 Pumper &amp; Cleaner Environmental Expo -- &quot;What comes to mind when you hear RIDGID?&quot;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/what-comes-mind-when-you-hear-ridgid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/what-comes-mind-when-you-hear-ridgid#comments Videos Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:49:00 +0000 28251 at http://contractingbusiness.com Oct. 21: Emerson to Host Webinar on Walk-in Cooler Regulation http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/oct-21-emerson-host-webinar-walk-cooler-regulation <div class="node-body article-body">A new, "Making Sense" webinar from Emerson — "Staying Ahead of the DOE 2017 Walk-in Cooler and Freezer Energy Efficiency Ratings" —will be held on October 21, 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/oct-21-emerson-host-webinar-walk-cooler-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/oct-21-emerson-host-webinar-walk-cooler-regulation#comments Refrigeration Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:41:00 +0000 28241 at http://contractingbusiness.com POV: Tecumseh on the HVACR Refrigerant Transition http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/pov-tecumseh-hvacr-refrigerant-transition <div class="node-body article-body">As one of the HVACR industry's leading manufacturers, sources from Tecumseh provide the company stance on the ongoing industry shift in refrigerant preferences, and which gasses it prefers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/pov-tecumseh-hvacr-refrigerant-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/pov-tecumseh-hvacr-refrigerant-transition#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:01:00 +0000 28231 at http://contractingbusiness.com SolarUS, DuPont Tate & Lyle Develop Solar Heat Transfer Fluid http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/solarus-dupont-tate-lyle-develop-solar-heat-transfer-fluid <div class="field-byline"> News from Dupont Tate &amp; Lyle </div> <div class="node-body article-body">So-Blu heat transfer fluid will offer solar thermal system owners freeze, corrosion and extreme heat protection, for increased system and equipment efficiency and lifespan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/solarus-dupont-tate-lyle-develop-solar-heat-transfer-fluid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/solarus-dupont-tate-lyle-develop-solar-heat-transfer-fluid#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:12:00 +0000 28221 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC Game Changer: Calculating System BTUs http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-game-changer-calculating-system-btus <div class="node-body article-body">The amount of BTUs a system delivers into a building can be effectively calculated when system temperatures and airflows have been measured. Here's a look at the basic steps of HVAC System BTU Measurement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-game-changer-calculating-system-btus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-game-changer-calculating-system-btus#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:32:00 +0000 28201 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC New Product Update http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-new-product-update <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Some interesting new products have crossed our monitors recently. From residential to light commercial HVAC, these products can fill a need for you and your customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-new-product-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-new-product-update#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:49:00 +0000 28191 at http://contractingbusiness.com Paul S. Hobaica, Who Brought Air Conditioning to the Valley of the Sun, Dies at 93 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/paul-s-hobaica-who-brought-air-conditioning-valley-sun-dies-93 <div class="node-body article-body">Paul S. Hobaica, founder of Hobacia Services, Phoenix, AZ died on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the age of 93.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/paul-s-hobaica-who-brought-air-conditioning-valley-sun-dies-93" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/paul-s-hobaica-who-brought-air-conditioning-valley-sun-dies-93#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:09:00 +0000 28171 at http://contractingbusiness.com 27 Books Every Contractor Should Read http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/27-books-every-contractor-should-read <div class="field-byline"> by Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are 27 essential books that should be in every contractor’s library.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/27-books-every-contractor-should-read" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/27-books-every-contractor-should-read#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:56:00 +0000 28161 at http://contractingbusiness.com Marketing for HVAC Contractors http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/marketing-hvac-contractors <div class="field-byline"> by Andy Fracica </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Marketing is a system that interacts with all areas of your business, and you must integrate these areas to be effective.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/marketing-hvac-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/marketing-hvac-contractors#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:35:00 +0000 28151 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Having the answers to key marketing-related questions will help you cut through the marketing maze, for greater results.</p> iStock HVAC Innovation in Today's Environment http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-innovation-todays-environment <div class="field-byline"> by Mike Moore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Innovation, or the act or process of introducing new ideas, is critical in today’s business environment. Innovation helps determine who industry leaders are and how effective a leader is in introducing or embracing something new. This trait allows individuals and companies alike to stand above the competition and achieve industry breakthroughs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-innovation-todays-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-innovation-todays-environment#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:12:00 +0000 28121 at http://contractingbusiness.com Rafal Olechowski MovinCool Climate Pro 18: Heating & Cooling Combined http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/movincool-climate-pro-18-heating-cooling-combined <div class="field-byline"> News from MovinCool </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new MovinCool Climate Pro 18 portable heat pump is smaller and lighter than other comparable units, yet offers significantly higher performance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/movincool-climate-pro-18-heating-cooling-combined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/movincool-climate-pro-18-heating-cooling-combined#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:25:00 +0000 28111 at http://contractingbusiness.com Tech Update, October 2014: Commercial Controls and Residential Geothermal Systems http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/tech-update-october-2014-commercial-controls-and-residential-geothermal-systems <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out the latest innovations in Commercial Controls and Residential Geothermal Systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/tech-update-october-2014-commercial-controls-and-residential-geothermal-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/tech-update-october-2014-commercial-controls-and-residential-geothermal-systems#comments Galleries Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:56:00 +0000 28101 at http://contractingbusiness.com Product Showcase Award/Products for October 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/product-showcase-awardproducts-october-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Check out this month&#39;s selection of products which includes a whole house IAQ system, wind-driven hurricane louvers, and much more!</p> <p>Our product showcase award winner this month is VLE Enterprises with their point based incentive program.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/product-showcase-awardproducts-october-2014#comments Galleries Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:18:00 +0000 28091 at http://contractingbusiness.com Design/Build Excellence http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/designbuild-excellence <div class="node-body blog-body">The two winning projects we’ve chosen for 2014 Design/Build Awards are prime examples of what the commercial HVAC industry is all about.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/minute-mciver">A Minute with McIver</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/designbuild-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/designbuild-excellence#comments Commercial HVAC A Minute with McIver Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:12:00 +0000 28071 at http://contractingbusiness.com ContractingBusiness.com October 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business/2014-10-06 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3> Now in Our 70th Year of Helping HVACR Managers Run Better Businesses</h3> <h3> October 2014<br /> <br /> In this Issue:</h3> <ul> <li> <h3> &nbsp;Design/Build Awards: Unique is the Word</h3> </li> <li> <h3> &nbsp;Airflow: the Breath of Life in HVAC</h3> </li> <li> <h3> &nbsp;BACnet/LonWorks Project Profiles</h3> </li> </ul> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/commercial-hvac/2014-designbuild-awards-caring-includes-comfort">2014 Design/Build Awards: Caring Includes Comfort</a> <a href="/commercial-hvac/2014-designbuild-awards-pre-fab-winner">2014 Design/Build Awards: Pre-fab a Winner!</a> <a href="/service/4-ways-measure-airflow">4 Ways to Measure Airflow</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 28031 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2014 Design/Build Awards: Unique Projects Need Design/Build http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2014-designbuild-awards-unique-projects-need-designbuild <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Have you, as a mechanical HVAC contractor, ever taken a moment to consider the importance of what you do? You can do so with pride, because the value of indoor comfort can never be underestimated. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2014-designbuild-awards-unique-projects-need-designbuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2014-designbuild-awards-unique-projects-need-designbuild#comments Commercial HVAC Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:59:00 +0000 28041 at http://contractingbusiness.com Refrigeration Service Today: Remote Monitors http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-service-today-remote-monitors <div class="field-byline"> compiled by CB </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Remote monitoring for refrigeration systems is the next best thing to being in the store or warehouse. Here's a quick look at four vendors —three of which may be new for some readers — with monitoring solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-service-today-remote-monitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-service-today-remote-monitors#comments Refrigeration Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:11:00 +0000 28021 at http://contractingbusiness.com 4 Ways to Measure Airflow http://contractingbusiness.com/service/4-ways-measure-airflow <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div style="clear:both;"> While industry standards specifying ventilation rates are coming out of the woodwork, a practical standard describing how to measure ventilation airflows that can be applied in the field is hard to find.&nbsp; Let&rsquo;s take a look how you can determine residential and commercial exhaust fan airflow in the field.</div> <p><strong>Fans at Either End of the Duct</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/4-ways-measure-airflow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/4-ways-measure-airflow#comments Service Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:20:00 +0000 28011 at http://contractingbusiness.com Service Clinic: Effective Refrigerant Recovery Techniques http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/service-clinic-effective-refrigerant-recovery-techniques <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding the different refrigerant recovery methods will help you perform this important task as efficiently as possible. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/service-clinic-effective-refrigerant-recovery-techniques" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/service-clinic-effective-refrigerant-recovery-techniques#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:49:00 +0000 28001 at http://contractingbusiness.com