Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en The Principals of Single-phase Voltage Measurement in HVAC Systems http://contractingbusiness.com/rob-doc-falke/principals-single-phase-voltage-measurement-hvac-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Correctly measuring and interpreting voltage is essential to every HVAC professional in the field. In an effort to help field techncial professionals be more accurate, here is a look at the procedures for measuring single-phase voltage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/rob-doc-falke/principals-single-phase-voltage-measurement-hvac-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/rob-doc-falke/principals-single-phase-voltage-measurement-hvac-systems#comments IAQ & Ventilation Rob "Doc" Falke Residential HVAC Service Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:54:00 +0000 26061 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Air conditioning service technican checking voltage on a blower motor.</p> Photographer: spates / iStock / Item number: 493073979 HVAC Contractors Should Spend How Much on Marketing? Are You Crazy? http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contractors-should-spend-how-much-marketing-are-you-crazy <div class="node-body article-body">Most small business owners — and HVAC contrctors count among them — invest 2% to 5% of sales in marketing. Since small businesses, by definition, have small amounts of sales, 2% to 5% results in very small marketing budgets. Small budgets tend to yield small results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contractors-should-spend-how-much-marketing-are-you-crazy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contractors-should-spend-how-much-marketing-are-you-crazy#comments Residential HVAC Service Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:57:00 +0000 26021 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Spend the right amount on marketing and earn a pile of money in return.</p> More Hot Products for August 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/more-hot-products-august-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Connie Conklin </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Commercial, industrial and residential contractors will want to check out these products! Take a look at an air-cooled liquid chiller, dampers, trade professional gloves, air curtains, a water-source HVAC system and hand-held IAQ monitor, just to name a few! Don't forget to click on the manufacturers' link for more info.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/more-hot-products-august-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/more-hot-products-august-2014#comments Commercial HVAC Galleries Controls Residential HVAC Service Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:38:00 +0000 25781 at http://contractingbusiness.com Products and Showcase Award for July 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/products-and-showcase-award-july-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Connie Conklin </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">In the HVAC market this month we're showcasing commercial products like a mixed-flow exhaust fan, air-cooled scroll chiller, and a flanged globe valve linkage. For residential contractors there's a split-system air conditioner, communicating wall control, and an AC compressor lift. Our July Product Showcase Award goes to Mr.PEX Systems and their integrated dynamic control system which won in the Controls category.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/products-and-showcase-award-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/products-and-showcase-award-july-2014#comments Commercial HVAC Galleries Controls IAQ & Ventilation Residential HVAC Service Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:37:00 +0000 25731 at http://contractingbusiness.com In the HVAC Contracting Business, One Job Can Change Your Company http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contracting-business-one-job-can-change-your-company <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest source of new business for residential HVAC service companies are word-of-mouth referrals, suggesting that growth-oriented contractors should build strong referral networks. Unfortunately, contractors are terrible at networking. Here’s how the worst networkers can overcome their deficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contracting-business-one-job-can-change-your-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contracting-business-one-job-can-change-your-company#comments Residential HVAC Service Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:25:00 +0000 25631 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The Rotary Club float attends the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade Presented by Honda on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.</p> Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment, #77926909 Cover Your HVAC Business Costs And Be What You Envision http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/cover-your-hvac-business-costs-and-be-what-you-envision <div class="node-body article-body">Do you ever dream about what you want your residential HVAC company to be like in the future? Do you want that to be more than a dream? Covering your costs is the answer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/cover-your-hvac-business-costs-and-be-what-you-envision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/cover-your-hvac-business-costs-and-be-what-you-envision#comments Residential HVAC Service Women in HVAC Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:44:00 +0000 25601 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Close your eyes. Find a quiet place. And Dream. Dream about what you want your business to be. Visualize what you want it to look like. Once you have your vision adequately drawn and vividly colored in your mind, ask yourself what you need to do to make your dream a reality.</p> Photographer: alphaspirit, from the iStock Collection, item #467037835 Do You Know How To Determine HVAC Exhaust Fan Airflow? http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/do-you-know-how-determine-hvac-exhaust-fan-airflow <div class="node-body article-body">While HVAC 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. Here are some tips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/do-you-know-how-determine-hvac-exhaust-fan-airflow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/do-you-know-how-determine-hvac-exhaust-fan-airflow#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:18:00 +0000 25471 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Ventilation is one of the most important engineering controls available to improve or maintain the quality of the air in the occupational environment. From <a href="http://mdbmechanical.com/ventilation/" target="_blank" title="MDB Mechanical">MDB Mechanical</a>.</p> Image from the MDB Mechanical Website HVAC Industry Professionals: Here's Your Invitation to Attend Comfortech 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/hvac-industry-professionals-heres-your-invitation-attend-comfortech-2014 <div class="node-body video-body">Mike Weil, Editorial Director of Contracting Business.com sends a personal invitation for residential and light commercial HVAC contractors to join him in the Country Western Music Capital of the World, Nashville, TN for Comfortech 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/hvac-industry-professionals-heres-your-invitation-attend-comfortech-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/hvac-industry-professionals-heres-your-invitation-attend-comfortech-2014#comments Videos IAQ & Ventilation Residential HVAC Service Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 25431 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC Tech Update: Commercial Refrigeration and Residential Non-ducted AC Systems http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-tech-update-commercial-refrigeration-and-residential-non-ducted-ac-systems <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Terry McIver, executive editor </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">How do you keep your cool this summer? Check out the products from top commercial and residential manufacturers listed here.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-tech-update-commercial-refrigeration-and-residential-non-ducted-ac-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-tech-update-commercial-refrigeration-and-residential-non-ducted-ac-systems#comments Commercial HVAC Galleries IAQ & Ventilation Refrigeration Residential HVAC Service Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:43:00 +0000 25351 at http://contractingbusiness.com Residential Home Performance as an HVAC Service: Part 2 http://contractingbusiness.com/last-word/residential-home-performance-hvac-service-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">Do you think about home performance as integral to the comfort services you offer customers? In the residential HVAC industry, this is becoming a more key question every day. The answer could be the difference between success and something less.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/last-word/residential-home-performance-hvac-service-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/last-word/residential-home-performance-hvac-service-part-2#comments Last Word Residential HVAC Service Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 25321 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Photo from the 2013 winning <a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2013-quality-home-comfort-awards-speaking-language-comfort" target="_self" title="2013 QHCA Climate Partners">Quality Home Comfort Award</a> entry submitted to <em><strong>Contracting Business.com</strong></em> by <a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/baseball-hot-dogs-and-hvac" target="_self">Tom Casey of Climate Partners</a> in the retrofit/rennovation category for homes between 5,000 and 10,000 sq.ft. in size.</p>