Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en At WD-40, Grease is the Word http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/wd-40-grease-word <div class="node-body gallery-body">These Specialist Greases are interchangeable with each other, meaning they won’t cause cross-contamination issues that compromise performance and effectiveness</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/wd-40-grease-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/wd-40-grease-word#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:52:00 +0000 52051 at http://contractingbusiness.com 12 Ways to Recruit and Keep Technicians - Part 2 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-ways-recruit-and-keep-technicians-part-2 <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Your ability to grow is constrained by the size of your field service staff. Most — but not all — contractors have trouble recruiting and retaining field service personnel. Here's part 2 of 12 practices used by contractors to overcome the recruiting and retention problems that plaque most air conditioning companies. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-ways-recruit-and-keep-technicians-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-ways-recruit-and-keep-technicians-part-2#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:53:00 +0000 52041 at http://contractingbusiness.com ServiceTitan Closes $80 Million Series B Funding Led by ICONIQ Capital http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/servicetitan-closes-80-million-series-b-funding-led-iconiq-capital <div class="field-byline"> News from ServiceTitan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This latest funding round will enable ServiceTitan to expand and strengthen its capabilities across the ServiceTitan platform, including the recently launched ServiceTitan Marketplace. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/servicetitan-closes-80-million-series-b-funding-led-iconiq-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/servicetitan-closes-80-million-series-b-funding-led-iconiq-capital#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:26:00 +0000 52031 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson, Goodman Combine Technologies for 16-18 SEER Systems http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/emerson-goodman-combine-technologies-16-18-seer-systems <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson's next generation Copeland Scroll&trade; two-stage compressor will be offered in Goodman Manufacturing&#39;s new 16-18 SEER systems.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/emerson-goodman-combine-technologies-16-18-seer-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/emerson-goodman-combine-technologies-16-18-seer-systems#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:06:00 +0000 52021 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Brandy Powell, vice president and general manager, residential air conditioning for Emerson&#39;s Commercial and Residential Solutions platform, and Larry Blackburn, executive vice president and president, Goodman Business Unit, shake hands during the announcement that Goodman and Emerson will combine technologies for a new 16-18 SEER comfort system. Karl Zellmer, vice president, air conditioning sales for Emerson, is at left.</p> TM Refresh Invests in The Smart Trade to Grow their Business http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/refresh-invests-smart-trade-grow-their-business <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Nest, Article by Gene LaNois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It all started with a personal install. Don Ham, Vice President of Business Development at <a href="https://www.refreshsmarthome.com/">Refresh</a> in Mt. Kisco, NY was curious about the new Nest Learning Thermostat. &lsquo;I installed Nest for myself,&rsquo; Ham said. &lsquo;I figured, who doesn&rsquo;t like a device that saves you money and that you can control with your phone?&rsquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/refresh-invests-smart-trade-grow-their-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/refresh-invests-smart-trade-grow-their-business#comments Sponsored Content Controls Residential HVAC Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:54:00 +0000 52011 at http://contractingbusiness.com Where Can I Get Replacement HVAC Coils? http://contractingbusiness.com/service/where-can-i-get-replacement-hvac-coils <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Trowhill </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many end-users think they must use the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) as the source for the correct heating and air conditioning replacement coils. While this may have been true in the early years of coil production, it is no longer the case today.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/where-can-i-get-replacement-hvac-coils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/where-can-i-get-replacement-hvac-coils#comments Service Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:06:00 +0000 52001 at http://contractingbusiness.com How to Use an Air Balance Hood http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-use-air-balance-hood <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Air balancing used to be a term reserved for the testing and adjusting of commercial HVAC systems. Today, in the residential and light commercial HVAC industry, the term air balancing is more accurately applied to HVAC System Diagnostics, Field Measured-Performance Verification, or Installed Efficiency Documentation. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-use-air-balance-hood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-use-air-balance-hood#comments Service Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:28:00 +0000 27661 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">While an air-balancing hood is the most popular instrument used to verify the performance of an HVAC system, it could never get the job done alone.</span></p> Write Your Company Code of Ethics or Conduct http://contractingbusiness.com/service/write-your-company-code-ethics-or-conduct <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Judging from the response of my last <em>HotMail</em> article, interest is high with better companies looking to create their own Code of Ethics or Conduct. Let&rsquo;s look at some steps you could follow to create a code for your company. I&rsquo;m convinced the value of this work will pay big dividends in influencing the proper conduct of everyone in your company.</p> <p><strong>What is a Code of Ethics?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/write-your-company-code-ethics-or-conduct" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/write-your-company-code-ethics-or-conduct#comments Residential HVAC Service Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:36:00 +0000 51991 at http://contractingbusiness.com CALL FOR ENTRIES: Major Energy Efficiency Awards Program http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/call-entries-major-energy-efficiency-awards-program <div class="node-body article-body">Nominations are due by April 1. This leading organization is looking for examples of energy efficiency leadership in built environment, transportation, manufacturing and power generation and supply.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/call-entries-major-energy-efficiency-awards-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/call-entries-major-energy-efficiency-awards-program#comments Commercial HVAC Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:25:00 +0000 51981 at http://contractingbusiness.com New Project Engineer at Wiegmann Associates http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/new-project-engineer-wiegmann-associates <div class="field-byline"> News from Wiegmann Associates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">He is responsible for designing and selecting HVAC systems for client facilities, and provides mechanical engineering support on construction projects.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/new-project-engineer-wiegmann-associates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/new-project-engineer-wiegmann-associates#comments Commercial HVAC Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:03:00 +0000 51971 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC Contractors Want Value, Service, Support from Thermostat Vendors http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contractors-want-value-service-support-thermostat-vendors <div class="field-byline"> Commentary by Braeburn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The thermostat is growing in stature as a home systems control. Stronger relationships between the thermostat manufacturers and the heating and air conditioning contractors serves to grow profits for both groups.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contractors-want-value-service-support-thermostat-vendors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contractors-want-value-service-support-thermostat-vendors#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:58:00 +0000 51961 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Value is also coming into play with the trend toward Wi-Fi enabled thermostats.</p> Braeburn How to Get Big HVAC Sales During Slow Times http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/how-get-big-hvac-sales-during-slow-times <div class="node-body article-body">"If I didn't make a sale on the first door on knocked, I knew it was going to be a difficult morning. But that was a rare occurrence."</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/how-get-big-hvac-sales-during-slow-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/how-get-big-hvac-sales-during-slow-times#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:50:00 +0000 51951 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2016 Aire Serv Franchisee of the Year Transforms Their HVAC Business http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/2016-aire-serv-franchisee-year-transforms-their-hvac-business <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Dwyer Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8JC8lS0yq58?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/2016-aire-serv-franchisee-year-transforms-their-hvac-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/2016-aire-serv-franchisee-year-transforms-their-hvac-business#comments Sponsored Content Videos Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:22:00 +0000 51941 at http://contractingbusiness.com Cambridge Engineering Expands Vertical Heating and Ventilation Products http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/cambridge-engineering-expands-vertical-heating-and-ventilation-products <div class="field-byline"> News from Cambridge Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This year, Cambridge is focusing on the HVAC retrofit market. These products are used to heat and ventilate large commercial and industrial spaces. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/cambridge-engineering-expands-vertical-heating-and-ventilation-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/cambridge-engineering-expands-vertical-heating-and-ventilation-products#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:20:00 +0000 51931 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>M-Series make-up air units from Cambridge Engineering.</p> Cambridge Engineering Ebook: Leadership in Practice http://contractingbusiness.com/industry-events/ebook-leadership-practice <div class="node-body article-body">Download our ebook called Leadership in Practice and learn about strategic and tactical advice to improve leadership within the HVACR businesses. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/industry-events/ebook-leadership-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/industry-events/ebook-leadership-practice#comments Commercial HVAC Industry Events Residential HVAC Resources Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:36:00 +0000 51781 at http://contractingbusiness.com 10 Commandments for Managers http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/10-commandments-managers <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Matteson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">My list of Ten Commandments for managers represent the things we must never forget if you are a manager. It might not be a complete list, but it’s a great start. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/10-commandments-managers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/10-commandments-managers#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:37:00 +0000 51921 at http://contractingbusiness.com Milwaukee Introduces SHOCKWAVE Locking Bit Holders http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/milwaukee-introduces-shockwave-locking-bit-holders <div class="field-byline"> News from Milwaukee </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Milwaukee has released the latest addition to its line of impact tools &mdash; SHOCKWAVE&trade; Locking Bit Holders &mdash; in sizes 2-7/8-in. to 18-in.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/milwaukee-introduces-shockwave-locking-bit-holders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/milwaukee-introduces-shockwave-locking-bit-holders#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:22:00 +0000 51901 at http://contractingbusiness.com Milwaukee Lifestory Survey Ranks Trane 'Most Trusted' HVAC Brand http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lifestory-survey-ranks-trane-most-trusted-hvac-brand <div class="field-byline"> News from Trane </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.lifestoryresearch.com" target="_blank" title="Lifestory Research"><strong>Lifestory Research</strong></a> recently ranked <a href="http://www.trane.com" target="_blank" title="Trane"><strong>Trane<sup>&reg;</sup></strong></a>, a brand of <a href="http://www.ingersollrand.com" target="_blank" title="Ingersoll Rand"><strong>Ingersoll Rand</strong></a>, as America&rsquo;s Most Trusted<sup>&reg;</sup> Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system for the third year in a row, based on an opinion survey of more than 9000 people.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lifestory-survey-ranks-trane-most-trusted-hvac-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lifestory-survey-ranks-trane-most-trusted-hvac-brand#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:54:00 +0000 51891 at http://contractingbusiness.com Quantech Releases Water-Cooled Scroll Chillers http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/quantech-releases-water-cooled-scroll-chillers <div class="field-byline"> News from Quantech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Quantech QWC3 water-cooled chillers expedite planned replacement projects by offering shorter lead times and a design that fits through a standard 3-foot-wide door.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/quantech-releases-water-cooled-scroll-chillers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/quantech-releases-water-cooled-scroll-chillers#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:13:00 +0000 51881 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Along with QWC3 water-cooled scroll chillers, the Quantech line includes QTC2 (15-50 tons) and QTC3 (55-200 tons) air-cooled scroll chillers, as well as QTC4 (150-360 tons) variable-speed-drive air-cooled screw chillers.</p> Johnson Controls Email: Still the Best Social Network Marketing Tool http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/email-still-best-social-network-marketing-tool <div class="field-byline"> by Joe Dysart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A 2016 study released by marketing consulting firm clutch found that email marketing still has the highest ROI of any marketing channel.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/email-still-best-social-network-marketing-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/email-still-best-social-network-marketing-tool#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:24:00 +0000 51711 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Power of Compounding Services http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/power-compounding-services <div class="node-body article-body">As long as customers are going to be setting aside time to deal with their HVAC systems, why not deal with as much other stuff as possible at the same time?</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/power-compounding-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/power-compounding-services#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:17:00 +0000 51831 at http://contractingbusiness.com Johnson Controls Acquires Five Southeastern M&A Supply YORK Branches http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/johnson-controls-acquires-five-southeastern-ma-supply-york-branches <div class="field-byline"> News from Johnson Controls </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The five branches are located in the southeast markets of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The branches will become part of the Source 1&trade; HVAC Supply network which is the Unitary Products Group Factory Direct distribution organization.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/johnson-controls-acquires-five-southeastern-ma-supply-york-branches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/johnson-controls-acquires-five-southeastern-ma-supply-york-branches#comments Residential HVAC HVACRDB Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:28:00 +0000 51871 at http://contractingbusiness.com 12 Ways to Recruit and Keep Technicians - Part 1 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-ways-recruit-and-keep-technicians-part-1 <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Your ability to grow is constrained by the size of your field service staff. Here are the first 6 of 12 practices used by contractors to overcome the recruiting and retention problems that plaque most air conditioning companies.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-ways-recruit-and-keep-technicians-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-ways-recruit-and-keep-technicians-part-1#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:48:00 +0000 51861 at http://contractingbusiness.com Forane 427A Enables Easy Retrofits for R-22 Applications http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/forane-427a-enables-easy-retrofits-r-22-applications <div class="field-byline"> News from Arkema </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Arkema says Forane 427A is the closest match to R-22 in terms of performances and operating pressures. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/forane-427a-enables-easy-retrofits-r-22-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/forane-427a-enables-easy-retrofits-r-22-applications#comments Commercial HVAC Refrigeration Residential HVAC Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:22:00 +0000 51851 at http://contractingbusiness.com 3 Ways to Get your Team to Work Together http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/3-ways-get-your-team-work-together <div class="node-body article-body">How do you get them working together, on the same page, toward the same goal, with everyone moving forward together with synergy?</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/3-ways-get-your-team-work-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/3-ways-get-your-team-work-together#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:40:00 +0000 51841 at http://contractingbusiness.com ServiceTitan and Customer Lobby Partner to Help HVAC Contractors Retain Customers http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/servicetitan-and-customer-lobby-partner-help-hvac-contractors-retain-customers <div class="field-byline"> News from ServiceTitan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This integration will enable home service businesses to automate communication with past customers and retain them.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/servicetitan-and-customer-lobby-partner-help-hvac-contractors-retain-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/servicetitan-and-customer-lobby-partner-help-hvac-contractors-retain-customers#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:25:00 +0000 51821 at http://contractingbusiness.com Jobi Field Service Software Connects Contractors With Homeowners http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/jobi-field-service-software-connects-contractors-homeowners <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Joe Crisara, co-founder of Jobi, has applied lessons learned during many years as a contractor and sales consultant, to developing a "toolbelt for your tablet."</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/jobi-field-service-software-connects-contractors-homeowners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/jobi-field-service-software-connects-contractors-homeowners#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:50:00 +0000 51811 at http://contractingbusiness.com Airgas Begins Mandated Transition to Single Color for Refrigerant Canisters http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/airgas-begins-mandated-transition-single-color-refrigerant-canisters <div class="field-byline"> NEWS FROM AIRGAS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">All existing individually assigned container paint colors will be transitioned to this one color by 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/airgas-begins-mandated-transition-single-color-refrigerant-canisters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/airgas-begins-mandated-transition-single-color-refrigerant-canisters#comments Commercial HVAC Refrigeration Residential HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:12:00 +0000 51801 at http://contractingbusiness.com Terry McIver BREAKING: Stanley Black & Decker Acquires Craftsman Brand from Sears http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/breaking-stanley-black-decker-acquires-craftsman-brand-sears <div class="field-byline"> News from Stanley Black &amp; Decker </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are probably very few mechanics or at-home DIYers who haven't at one time used a Stanley wrench or other Stanley brand tool. This announcement follows Stanley Black & Decker's 2016 news that it would acquire Newell Tools.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/breaking-stanley-black-decker-acquires-craftsman-brand-sears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/breaking-stanley-black-decker-acquires-craftsman-brand-sears#comments News Residential HVAC Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:38:00 +0000 51791 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Stanley Black &amp; Decker believes that Craftsman adds to its breadth of brands and provides even more solutions to the end-user.</p> Craftsman 2017 AHR Expo Product Gallery http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2017-ahr-expo-product-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">The AHR Expo kicked off the 2017 HVACR season with record attendance and more than 1,900 exhibits. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2017-ahr-expo-product-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2017-ahr-expo-product-gallery#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:29:00 +0000 51731 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Photo courtesy International Exposition Company</p>