Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en The 12,000 BTU/Ton Assumption http://contractingbusiness.com/service/12000-btuton-assumption <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s a really a hot summer afternoon. Your customer calls complaining the air conditioning isn’t keeping up. One valid reason it may not be keeping up is because the capacity of the equipment actually goes down as the outdoor temperature goes up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/12000-btuton-assumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/12000-btuton-assumption#comments Service Wed, 20 May 2015 19:09:00 +0000 33981 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contractors in Social Media: The New Energy Efficiency Act http://contractingbusiness.com/service/contractors-social-media-new-energy-efficiency-act <div class="field-byline"> By Kate Kelly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here we have posts about the new Energy Efficiency Improvement Act, 5 Reasons to combine your HVAC and Refrigeration repair services, and Delta-T and Delta P Variable Speed Pumping explained.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/contractors-social-media-new-energy-efficiency-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/contractors-social-media-new-energy-efficiency-act#comments Service Fri, 08 May 2015 16:51:00 +0000 33671 at http://contractingbusiness.com Three Ways to Check Duct Sizing in the Field http://contractingbusiness.com/service/three-ways-check-duct-sizing-field <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This quick and simple test method allows you to assess the performance of supply and return ducts by measuring duct system pressures. Then compare the pressure to a duct system pressure budget. If the pressure is higher than the budget, the ducts may be too restrictive to airflow. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/three-ways-check-duct-sizing-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/three-ways-check-duct-sizing-field#comments Service Wed, 06 May 2015 17:58:00 +0000 33641 at http://contractingbusiness.com Going Beyond Equipment Replacement http://contractingbusiness.com/service/going-beyond-equipment-replacement <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the HVAC Industry, we always have and always will replace equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/going-beyond-equipment-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/going-beyond-equipment-replacement#comments Service Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:36:00 +0000 33151 at http://contractingbusiness.com How Everyone Wins With Service Agreements http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-everyone-wins-service-agreements <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Any business in the service and repair space should offer a service or maintenance agreement. Correctly designed, a service agreement program is one of the biggest no-brainers around because everyone wins. The customers win. The employees win. The Company wins. Everyone wins. Here’s how.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-everyone-wins-service-agreements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-everyone-wins-service-agreements#comments Service Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:45:00 +0000 33041 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Quiet Protest to Building Permits http://contractingbusiness.com/service/quiet-protest-building-permits <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unfortunately very few HVAC contractors regularly pull permits when replacing equipment and upgrading systems. Let’s examine their reasons why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/quiet-protest-building-permits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/quiet-protest-building-permits#comments Service Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:03:00 +0000 32761 at http://contractingbusiness.com ‘Hired Gun’ Brings New Business Philosophy to Florida HVAC Business http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hired-gun-brings-new-business-philosophy-florida-hvac-business <div class="node-body article-body">For most of Roussos Air Condition's existence, annual revenues were under $1 million. This year, they are projected to bring in $2.2 million. In 2016, the company expects $2.6 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hired-gun-brings-new-business-philosophy-florida-hvac-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hired-gun-brings-new-business-philosophy-florida-hvac-business#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:54:00 +0000 32741 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The Roussos Air Conditioning team.</p> Roussos Air Conditioning Healthcare Law Giving Small Businesses Money Problems http://contractingbusiness.com/service/healthcare-law-giving-small-businesses-money-problems <div class="node-body article-body">Small businesses, including many contracting companies, are having a difficult time keeping up with U.S. healthcare laws, according to a story from Joyce Rosenberg of the Associated Press.</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/healthcare-law-giving-small-businesses-money-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/healthcare-law-giving-small-businesses-money-problems#comments Service Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0000 32561 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Many small businesses are having problems with new healthcare laws.</p> (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Starting From the Bottom: 9 Steps to Growing a Successful Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/service/starting-bottom-9-steps-growing-successful-contracting-business <div class="node-body gallery-body">Growing a business from the ground-up can be tough. We can’t all be lucky enough to win the lottery (like some HVAC companies have), but with the proper steps and work ethic, we don’t need to strike it rich. A business can be grown organically and see a fantastic level of success. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/starting-bottom-9-steps-growing-successful-contracting-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/starting-bottom-9-steps-growing-successful-contracting-business#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:34:00 +0000 32451 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Spending time calling potential customers as a contracting business can have great results.</p> Use the Air Changes Calculation to Determine Room CFM http://contractingbusiness.com/service/use-air-changes-calculation-determine-room-cfm <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineering room airflow may present a real challenge when balancing an HVAC system. Most calculations only use the heat loss or gain of a room to decide on required airflow and often don’t take into consideration required room ventilation needs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/use-air-changes-calculation-determine-room-cfm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/use-air-changes-calculation-determine-room-cfm#comments Service Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:47:00 +0000 32441 at http://contractingbusiness.com