Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en THIS WEEK: ARS/Rescue Rooter Hosts Hoopfest in Tampa http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/week-arsrescue-rooter-hosts-hoopfest-tampa <div class="field-byline"> News from ARS/Rescue Rooter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Event started by NBA pros lets high schoolers compete on a national stage.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/week-arsrescue-rooter-hosts-hoopfest-tampa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/week-arsrescue-rooter-hosts-hoopfest-tampa#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:08:00 +0000 50771 at http://contractingbusiness.com Easy Tool Transport with Newest Bags from Milwaukee Tool http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/easy-tool-transport-newest-bags-milwaukee-tool <div class="field-byline"> News from Milwaukee Tool </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new Rolling Bags are designed from the ground-up to address the needs of professionals who need the most durable mobile solution to transport tools, accessories, and other materials.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/easy-tool-transport-newest-bags-milwaukee-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/easy-tool-transport-newest-bags-milwaukee-tool#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Residential HVAC Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:25:00 +0000 50761 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The main compartment provides a place to store larger tools, while a fold-down front portion of the bag reveals additional tool &amp; equipment storage pockets.</p> Milwaukee Tool Emerson Launches Reciprocating and Screw Line Compressor Selection App http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/emerson-launches-reciprocating-and-screw-line-compressor-selection-app <div class="field-byline"> News from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vilter Select was developed to help customers predict compressor performance based on inputs for site conditions and operating parameters.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/emerson-launches-reciprocating-and-screw-line-compressor-selection-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/emerson-launches-reciprocating-and-screw-line-compressor-selection-app#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:53:00 +0000 50751 at http://contractingbusiness.com Report: Trane, Carrier Best in Commercial HVAC Strategy & Execution http://contractingbusiness.com/news/report-trane-carrier-best-commercial-hvac-strategy-execution <div class="field-byline"> PR Newswire </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 12 leading manufacturers and service providers of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/news/report-trane-carrier-best-commercial-hvac-strategy-execution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/news/report-trane-carrier-best-commercial-hvac-strategy-execution#comments Commercial HVAC News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:03:00 +0000 50741 at http://contractingbusiness.com LG Expands AC Customer Support http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/lg-expands-ac-customer-support <div class="field-byline"> News from LG </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New state-of-the-art California training academy, Telepresence mobile application help ensure effective education and troubleshooting services.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/lg-expands-ac-customer-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/lg-expands-ac-customer-support#comments HVACRDB Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:34:00 +0000 50731 at http://contractingbusiness.com The 12 Essential Steps for a Profitable Contracting Exit Strategy, Part I http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-essential-steps-profitable-contracting-exit-strategy-part-i <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You work your entire life to build up your company. Then, when it’s time to sell and move on to something else, you discover no one wants your business. Here’s how you can avoid that trap.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-essential-steps-profitable-contracting-exit-strategy-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-essential-steps-profitable-contracting-exit-strategy-part-i#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:08:00 +0000 50721 at http://contractingbusiness.com NATE Honors HARDI Members at Annual Conference http://contractingbusiness.com/news/nate-honors-hardi-members-annual-conference <div class="field-byline"> News from NATE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the 2016 HARDI Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, NATE recognized nine HARDI member companies for their outstanding efforts to promote NATE technician certification in the HVACR industry.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/news/nate-honors-hardi-members-annual-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/news/nate-honors-hardi-members-annual-conference#comments News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:05:00 +0000 50711 at http://contractingbusiness.com Here Are the Refrigerants We're Losing Over the Next 7 Years http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/here-are-refrigerants-were-losing-over-next-7-years <div class="node-body article-body">The most recent action against commercial refrigerants mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/here-are-refrigerants-were-losing-over-next-7-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/here-are-refrigerants-were-losing-over-next-7-years#comments Refrigeration Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:27:00 +0000 50701 at http://contractingbusiness.com Building Network News: Smart Ventilation Management from Ventacity Systems http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/building-network-news-smart-ventilation-management-ventacity-systems <div class="field-byline"> News from Ventacity Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ventacity systems uniquely combine intelligent heat recovery ventilation with a secure, private cloud network, as well as monitoring and management services to remotely control IAQ in real-time while reducing the HVAC system energy load.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/building-network-news-smart-ventilation-management-ventacity-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/building-network-news-smart-ventilation-management-ventacity-systems#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:08:00 +0000 50691 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, 12 Jan 2017 15:48:00 +0000 50681 at http://contractingbusiness.com Take Our Online Gas Furnace Troubleshooting Quiz http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/take-our-online-gas-furnace-troubleshooting-quiz <div class="node-body article-body">With winter officially here, take a shot at your knowledge of troubleshooting a gas furnace. You might win an Amazon gift card in the process.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/take-our-online-gas-furnace-troubleshooting-quiz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/take-our-online-gas-furnace-troubleshooting-quiz#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:52:00 +0000 50421 at http://contractingbusiness.com Diffuser Sweating: A Potentially Dangerous Sign of a Bigger HVAC Issue http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/diffuser-sweating-potentially-dangerous-sign-bigger-hvac-issue <div class="field-byline"> Titus Communications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over time, the accumulation of moisture will contribute to the rusting of the diffuser and damage to the surrounding ceiling system.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/diffuser-sweating-potentially-dangerous-sign-bigger-hvac-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/diffuser-sweating-potentially-dangerous-sign-bigger-hvac-issue#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:24:00 +0000 50671 at http://contractingbusiness.com SERVICE CLINIC: Performing a Commercial Chiller Inspection http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/service-clinic-performing-commercial-chiller-inspection <div class="field-byline"> by John Losey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just like any other area of HVAC, chillers should undergo a list of specific maintenance tasks to ensure efficient operation. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/service-clinic-performing-commercial-chiller-inspection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/service-clinic-performing-commercial-chiller-inspection#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:57:00 +0000 50661 at http://contractingbusiness.com Online Tips from the Experts: To Blog or Not to Blog http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/online-tips-experts-blog-or-not-blog <div class="node-body article-body">Blogging is a simple way to add practical content in your own voice, to resonate with your target clients/prospects. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/online-tips-experts-blog-or-not-blog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/online-tips-experts-blog-or-not-blog#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:19:00 +0000 50641 at http://contractingbusiness.com Danfoss Releases New, Larger Capacity Compressor for the Turbocor® TT Series http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/danfoss-releases-new-larger-capacity-compressor-turbocor-tt-series <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Danfoss, the pioneer and world leader of variable speed, oil-free compressors for the HVAC industry, has introduced the new Danfoss Turbocor&reg; TT700 compressor&mdash;expanding to a larger capacity its existing range of Turbocor&reg; TT series compressors.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/danfoss-releases-new-larger-capacity-compressor-turbocor-tt-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/danfoss-releases-new-larger-capacity-compressor-turbocor-tt-series#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:53:00 +0000 50631 at http://contractingbusiness.com CORRECTIONS http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/corrections <div class="node-body article-body">During Comfortech 2016, National Comfort Institute (NCI) sponsored and managed two contractor competitions.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/corrections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/corrections#comments Comfortech Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:33:00 +0000 50621 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Dwyer Group Promotes Two http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/dwyer-group-promotes-two <div class="node-body article-body">Doug Rogers will lead five Dwyer Group service brands. Luke Stanton will be chief operating officer of ProTradeNet (PTN).</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/dwyer-group-promotes-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/dwyer-group-promotes-two#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:47:00 +0000 50611 at http://contractingbusiness.com Southwest Residential HVAC Firms Merge to Serve Diverse Markets http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/southwest-residential-hvac-firms-merge-serve-diverse-markets <div class="field-byline"> News from Goettl </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Goettl Air Conditioning recently merged with Las Vegas Air and Paradise Air, adding more than 20 employees and more than 15 trucks. Las Vegas Air primarily serves residential customers. Paradise Air services the multi-family and rental home market.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/southwest-residential-hvac-firms-merge-serve-diverse-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/southwest-residential-hvac-firms-merge-serve-diverse-markets#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:40:00 +0000 50601 at http://contractingbusiness.com KAI Secures High-value U.S. Air Force Projects http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/kai-secures-high-value-us-air-force-projects <div class="field-byline"> News from KAI Design &amp; Build </div> <div class="node-body article-body">KAI Design & Build, partnered with Kansas City-based United Excel Construction (UEC), has been contracted to renovate outdated medical facilities at the two bases to increase staff efficiency and enhance patient care. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/kai-secures-high-value-us-air-force-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/kai-secures-high-value-us-air-force-projects#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:11:00 +0000 50591 at http://contractingbusiness.com AHR EXPO Exhibitor News: Johnson Controls to Display BlueStream™ Hybrid Cooling System http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/ahr-expo-exhibitor-news-johnson-controls-display-bluestream-hybrid-cooling-system <div class="field-byline"> News from Johnson Controls </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Used in conjunction with a traditional cooling tower, the BlueStream system offers “dry” cooling through a thermosyphon process in which refrigerant circulates naturally, with no need for a pump or compressor.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/ahr-expo-exhibitor-news-johnson-controls-display-bluestream-hybrid-cooling-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/ahr-expo-exhibitor-news-johnson-controls-display-bluestream-hybrid-cooling-system#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:08:00 +0000 50561 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Johnson Controls sources say BlueStream is an ideal technology for process cooling, data centers, power generation and year-round, base-loaded HVAC applications with water-cooled chillers.</p> JCI January 2017 ContractingBusiness.com http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business/2017-01-10 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/commercial-hvac/speed-what-facility-managers-want">Up to Speed: What Facility Managers Want</a> <a href="/commercial-hvac/facility-management-its-best">Facility Management at its Best</a> <a href="/residential-hvac/hvac-dispatching-easy-when-done-right">HVAC Dispatching: Easy When Done Right</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000 50581 at http://contractingbusiness.com Fan Tables Reveal Airflow Secrets http://contractingbusiness.com/service/fan-tables-reveal-airflow-secrets <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If I could make a wish, it would be to stand beside every new HVAC tech as they began work on their first system. I would have the fan table taped to the front of the unit and teach the most important task in troubleshooting - to measure the system’s total external static pressure and plot fan airflow. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/fan-tables-reveal-airflow-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/fan-tables-reveal-airflow-secrets#comments Service Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:38:00 +0000 50551 at http://contractingbusiness.com Designing Spaces - Haier's Mini-Split and Multi-Split Ductless Air Conditioners http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/designing-spaces-haiers-mini-split-and-multi-split-ductless-air-conditioners <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Haier </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-1Ze3PIy2lc?list=PLQVdi8XoKa_qo9MkIWN6cweKF5Z8MEe2l" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Designing Spaces on Lifetime gives you an inside look of how Haier mini-split ductless air conditioners can be a great addition to the home!</strong></p> </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/designing-spaces-haiers-mini-split-and-multi-split-ductless-air-conditioners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/designing-spaces-haiers-mini-split-and-multi-split-ductless-air-conditioners#comments Sponsored Content Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:31:00 +0000 50431 at http://contractingbusiness.com Viega Begins Producing MegaPress® Fittings in New U.S. Facility http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/viega-begins-producing-megapress-fittings-new-us-facility <div class="field-byline"> News from Viega </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Viega assembles 250 different MegaPress fitting configurations, nearly every MegaPress product option available, at its metals production facility and can assemble 1.5 million fittings annually.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/viega-begins-producing-megapress-fittings-new-us-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/viega-begins-producing-megapress-fittings-new-us-facility#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:19:00 +0000 50541 at http://contractingbusiness.com Shut. Up. — And Other 2017 Sales Resolutions http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/shut-and-other-2017-sales-resolutions <div class="field-byline"> by Charlie Greer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The common sense advice continues from 'Tec Daddy' Charlie Greer. Have you been listening?</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/shut-and-other-2017-sales-resolutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/shut-and-other-2017-sales-resolutions#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:55:00 +0000 50531 at http://contractingbusiness.com Google Images Up to Speed: What Facility Managers Want http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/speed-what-facility-managers-want <div class="field-byline"> by Jennie Lee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The advanced building systems integrator is in tune with the interests and objectives of today’s facility manager.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/speed-what-facility-managers-want" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/speed-what-facility-managers-want#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:20:00 +0000 50521 at http://contractingbusiness.com Google Images Facility Management at its Best http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/facility-management-its-best <div class="field-byline"> News from InsideIQ </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking for ways to improve your facility management profile? Read about how these leading mechanical firms are making a difference. They learn new technology, are seeking energy management solutions, and practice solution-focused engineering.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/facility-management-its-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/facility-management-its-best#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:00:00 +0000 50511 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Baker Group&rsquo;s most recent class of Advanced Leadership Development graduates.</p> Baker Group Tired of Walking at AHR EXPO? Then Take a Break for Learning http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/tired-walking-ahr-expo-then-take-break-learning <div class="field-byline"> News from AHR EXPO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Throughout the week, contractors, engineers and other show attendees will have the chance to participate in numerous free seminars and presentations, paid programming and professional certification exams &ndash; all further enhancing the value of AHR Expo attendance.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/tired-walking-ahr-expo-then-take-break-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/tired-walking-ahr-expo-then-take-break-learning#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:42:00 +0000 50501 at http://contractingbusiness.com AHR Exposition Delivering a Powerful Message http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/delivering-powerful-message <div class="node-body article-body">Take your communication skills to the next level with these tips on delivering powerful messages from HVAC Learning Solutions' Director of Training, Mike Moore</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/delivering-powerful-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/delivering-powerful-message#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:41:00 +0000 50491 at http://contractingbusiness.com Google Images HVAC Dispatching: Easy When Done Right http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-dispatching-easy-when-done-right <div class="field-byline"> Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As your HVAC teams continue to make their endless winter service calls, it's essential to have a nearly flawless dispatching protocol.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-dispatching-easy-when-done-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-dispatching-easy-when-done-right#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:34:00 +0000 50471 at http://contractingbusiness.com SAWIN