Contractor magazine Editorial Director Bob Mader interviews Rheem COO Chris Peel during the Comfortech 2013 tradeshow. Rheem introduced it new EcoNet controller at the show and Chris tells Bob the controller's highlights...More
A video invite from Contracting Business.com Editorial Director Mike Weil. Join us in Philadelphia this September for Comfortech 2013. Register now and save on Early Bird rate. Visit comfortechshow.com...More
A new program by a Northern Illinois utility is introducing underused energy efficient technologies to the HVAC industry.
Northern Illinois Gas (Nicor Gas) serves more than 2.2 million customers in 646 communities in Northern Illinois. Its “Emerging Technology Program” (ETP) — part of its ongoing Energy Efficiency Program — selects and assesses promising new technologies that have the potential to realize natural gas savings for Nicor Gas customers....More
The series was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society, the United States Green Building Council and the U.S. Department of Energy....More
On February 28, 2013, a coalition of HVAC industry trade associations sent a letter to the American National Standards Institute requesting that they withdraw their accreditation of the Building Performace Institute. This is a PDF of that letter....More
Welcome to the Spring 2013 issue of Contracting Business Action Cards Online. Please take a few minutes to look over the new product and technology information that follows. Handy links are provided with each product to take you right to each company's web site....More
Some great time-saving features are available in new smart phone applications are available from White-Rodgers, ecobee, ToolWatch Corp., Arkema, ABC, GPS Insight, VMC,Field Controls, and Advanced Energy....More
Goodman, Amana brand and Daikin North America HVAC systems and products are now being produced at the 4.1 million sq. ft. at Daikin Texas Technology Park. McCaul took time to hold a town hall and a question-and-answer session with some Daikin employees who live in his district....More
Two contractors with similar backgrounds compete in the same market. One succeeds stunningly. The other plods along. Here are eleven ways successful contractors separate themselves.
1. Dissatisfied With the Status Quo
Successful contractors do not accept that the way things are today is the way things will be tomorrow. For them, the status quo is temporary. They believe things can be better. Whether you believe things can be better or not, you are right.
2. Made a Choice...More