Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en A Service Legend Remembered http://contractingbusiness.com/service/service-legend-remembered-0 <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the passing of my father, Walt Falke this week, it seems there is nothing more important or appropriate to write about than the legacy Dad left behind to this industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/service-legend-remembered-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/service-legend-remembered-0#comments Service Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:56:00 +0000 30961 at http://contractingbusiness.com Will the Cloud Work for Your Contracting Business? http://contractingbusiness.com/service/will-cloud-work-your-contracting-business <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud computing has been growing in use for many businesses of all sizes. In fact, Cisco reported that by 2018, 78 percent of workloads will be processed in cloud data centers. </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/will-cloud-work-your-contracting-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/will-cloud-work-your-contracting-business#comments Service Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:00:00 +0000 30891 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Will cloud computing serve your contracting business?</p> (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Home Improvement to Slow in 2015 http://contractingbusiness.com/service/home-improvement-slow-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The LIRA projects annual growth in home improvement spending will decelerate from 6.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015 to 1.6 percent by the third quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/home-improvement-slow-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/home-improvement-slow-2015#comments Service Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:55:00 +0000 30801 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The LIRA projects annual growth in home improvement spending will decelerate from 6.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015 to 1.6 percent by the third quarter.</p> (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Are HVAC Systems Safe From Hackers? http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/are-hvac-systems-safe-hackers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hacking is a common concern when you&rsquo;re on your PC making purchases or entering personal information, but what about HVAC systems installed in buildings? Are those safe?</p></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/are-hvac-systems-safe-hackers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/are-hvac-systems-safe-hackers#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:28:00 +0000 30791 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>What is your take on hackers&rsquo; impact on HVAC systems?</p> (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images) Simplified Pressure, Temperature, and Airflow Diagnostics http://contractingbusiness.com/service/simplified-pressure-temperature-and-airflow-diagnostics <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Diagnosing the performance of an HVAC system is simple if you master the art of profiling. Profiling consists of taking a series of measurements across a system and subtracting to quickly find the cause of the system defect. Let’s take a look at how you can add profiling to your daily diagnostic routine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/simplified-pressure-temperature-and-airflow-diagnostics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/simplified-pressure-temperature-and-airflow-diagnostics#comments Service Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:05:00 +0000 30501 at http://contractingbusiness.com An Industry of Opportunity http://contractingbusiness.com/service/industry-opportunity <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Let’s take a look at what opportunities each of us may have in the HVAC industry and how we can produce the best possible results in our own careers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/industry-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/industry-opportunity#comments Service Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:54:00 +0000 30381 at http://contractingbusiness.com Large Tonnage Chiller Service, Then & Now http://contractingbusiness.com/service/large-tonnage-chiller-service-then-now <div class="node-body article-body">An accomplished chiller technician relates how much has changed in servicing large tonnage chillers. Many technicians will be able to relate to this.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/large-tonnage-chiller-service-then-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/large-tonnage-chiller-service-then-now#comments Service Tue, 30 Dec 2014 19:48:00 +0000 30361 at http://contractingbusiness.com BPI’s Home Energy Auditing Standard Published as ANSI Standard http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/bpi-s-home-energy-auditing-standard-published-ansi-standard <div class="node-body article-body">The Building Performance Institute's Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/bpi-s-home-energy-auditing-standard-published-ansi-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/bpi-s-home-energy-auditing-standard-published-ansi-standard#comments Residential HVAC Service Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:53:00 +0000 30161 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p><em>BPI-1100-T-2014: Home Energy Auditing Standard</em> has been published as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard.</p> Manage Your Fleet Cost; Buy the Right Vehicle http://contractingbusiness.com/service/manage-your-fleet-cost-buy-right-vehicle <div class="node-body article-body">With fuel always being a large part of the budget, Bob Johnson wrote an article on Contractor Magazine’s website that the most effective way to reduce long-term vehicle costs is at the acquisition stage.</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/manage-your-fleet-cost-buy-right-vehicle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/manage-your-fleet-cost-buy-right-vehicle#comments Service Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:54:00 +0000 30151 at http://contractingbusiness.com Ohio Contracting Professional Scott Robinson Passes Away http://contractingbusiness.com/service/ohio-contracting-professional-scott-robinson-passes-away <div class="node-body article-body">Scott Robinson, an Ohio-area contracting businessman for four decades, passed away this week at the age of 64, according to Fleming & Billman’s website.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/ohio-contracting-professional-scott-robinson-passes-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/ohio-contracting-professional-scott-robinson-passes-away#comments Service Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:44:00 +0000 30081 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Scott Robinson, an Ohio-area contracting businessman for four decades, passed away this week at the age of 64, according to Fleming &amp; Billman&rsquo;s website.</p>