Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en 6 Positive Indicators that HVAC Service is About to Heat-Up http://contractingbusiness.com/service/6-positive-indicators-hvac-service-about-heat <div class="field-byline"> by Joanna Rotter </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">It’s a good time to be in HVAC. Take advantage of industry growth by using tools and following trends that lead to success.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/6-positive-indicators-hvac-service-about-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/6-positive-indicators-hvac-service-about-heat#comments Service Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:00 +0000 29301 at http://contractingbusiness.com What Can Small Businesses and Contractors Expect from Newly-elected Officials? http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/what-can-small-businesses-and-contractors-expect-newly-elected-officials <div class="node-body article-body">The mid-term elections are over and many believe small businesses could see some great changes in their favor by way of the newly elected officials. </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/what-can-small-businesses-and-contractors-expect-newly-elected-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/what-can-small-businesses-and-contractors-expect-newly-elected-officials#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:25:00 +0000 29071 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Newely elected Congressional officials may improve tax laws for small businesses.</p> Mark Wilson/Getty/November 4, 2014 SMACNA recognizes Air Systems with 1st place safety award http://contractingbusiness.com/service/smacna-recognizes-air-systems-1st-place-safety-award <div class="node-body article-body">Air Systems, Inc. was recently recognized with a 1st Place 2014 Safety Excellence Award for “lowest injury and illness rate in the over 500,000 man-hour category” during 2013 from the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/smacna-recognizes-air-systems-1st-place-safety-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/smacna-recognizes-air-systems-1st-place-safety-award#comments Service Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:47:00 +0000 28961 at http://contractingbusiness.com Calculated Risks and Training Can Help Contracting Businesses http://contractingbusiness.com/service/calculated-risks-and-training-can-help-contracting-businesses <div class="node-body article-body">Truth or dare? Chad Storlie had a bit of both for contracting business owners on Contract Magazine’s website. Storlie believes there is virtue in applying military tactics for calculating risks to small businesses.</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/calculated-risks-and-training-can-help-contracting-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/calculated-risks-and-training-can-help-contracting-businesses#comments Service Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:10:00 +0000 28941 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Chad Storlie believes there is virtue in applying military tactics for calculating risks to small businesses.</p> Chad Storlie <p>Chad Storlie believes there is virtue in applying military tactics for calculating risks to small businesses.</p> Chad Storlie Troops to Trades Looks to Help Contractors Recruit Veterans http://contractingbusiness.com/service/troops-trades-looks-help-contractors-recruit-veterans <div class="node-body article-body">Veterans Day is coming up quickly and one organization wants to help contracting businesses find some fantastic veteran employees. </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/troops-trades-looks-help-contractors-recruit-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/troops-trades-looks-help-contractors-recruit-veterans#comments Service Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:22:00 +0000 28931 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Troops to Trades, a non-profit scholarship and career assistance program, will be launching a web tool that will help business contractors recruit veterans.</p> Troops to Trades <p>Troops to Trades, a non-profit scholarship and career assistance program, will be launching a web tool that will help business contractors recruit veterans.</p> Troops to Trades Kenny Chapman Wants to Bring Better Training to Contracting http://contractingbusiness.com/service/kenny-chapman-wants-bring-better-training-contracting <div class="node-body article-body">In the contracting business, you can’t fall behind. Competition is stiff and other businesses are working hard. Kenny Chapman, founder of the Blue Collar Success Group, wants to help your business stay on top.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/kenny-chapman-wants-bring-better-training-contracting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/kenny-chapman-wants-bring-better-training-contracting#comments Service Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:39:00 +0000 28921 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Blue Collar Success Group founder Kenny Chapman.</p> Blue Collar Success Group <p>Blue Collar Success Group founder Kenny Chapman.</p> Blue Collar Success Group 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 Bad Guys Steal, ‘Good Guys’ Replace Church AC Equipment http://contractingbusiness.com/service/bad-guys-steal-good-guys-replace-church-ac-equipment <div class="field-byline"> By Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The copper tubing from five air conditioning units at St. Catherine of Siena was stolen on August 1, leaving the school with no air conditioning, with the first day of school less than two weeks away.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/bad-guys-steal-good-guys-replace-church-ac-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/bad-guys-steal-good-guys-replace-church-ac-equipment#comments Service Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:52:00 +0000 27971 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Pictured at the St. Catherine school replacement project are, from right to left, Norman Ballesteros, installer for Goettl: Fermin Nevarez, installer for Goettl; Randy Pullen, member of&nbsp; the Goettl board of directors; Greg Akers, service manager, Goettl and Rob Rogers, principal of St. Catherine of Siena.</p> NATE Magazine Highlights Benefits of Education, Training and Certification to Industry http://contractingbusiness.com/service/nate-magazine-highlights-benefits-education-training-and-certification-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As fall approaches and students of all ages return to school, the latest issue of the quarterly NATE Magazine from North American Technician Excellence (NATE) promotes the benefits of education, training, and certification as &ldquo;<a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/nate-magazine-digital-edition-august-2014#1" target="_blank">The Path to Success</a>&rdquo; for the entire HVACR industry. The issue debuted at the <a href="http://www.comfortechshow.com/ct14/public/enter.aspx">Comfortech 2014</a> show in Nashville.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/nate-magazine-highlights-benefits-education-training-and-certification-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/nate-magazine-highlights-benefits-education-training-and-certification-industry#comments Service Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:39:00 +0000 27781 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 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>