Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en How to Measure Commercial System Efficiency http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-measure-commercial-system-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s just not fair. Some contractors have a distinct advantage in the marketplace over their competitors; they ruthlessly and knowingly measure the live operating efficiency of HVAC systems. With the knowledge they gain, they diagnose and prescribe solutions to system defects that others don&rsquo;t even know exist. Their prices are much higher and the efficiency of their systems far exceeds their competition. Let&rsquo;s take a look at why the gap between everyday HVAC contractors and Performance-Based contractors is widening.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-measure-commercial-system-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-measure-commercial-system-efficiency#comments Service Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:09:00 +0000 35011 at http://contractingbusiness.com Best of Rob ‘Doc’ Falke http://contractingbusiness.com/service/best-rob-doc-falke-1 <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rob &lsquo;Doc&rsquo; Falke has been writing articles for the Hotmail newsletter for quite some time. His technical knowledge and expertise have filled his articles with information that contractors use for reference and continue to come back to ContractingBusiness.com to read, even months or years after it&rsquo;s been published. Below is a collection of &lsquo;best-of&rsquo; articles for your reference and enjoyment!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/best-rob-doc-falke-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/best-rob-doc-falke-1#comments Service Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:57:00 +0000 34721 at http://contractingbusiness.com A Blunt Look at the Evolution of HVAC System Efficiency http://contractingbusiness.com/service/blunt-look-evolution-hvac-system-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Let’s take a peek at the evolution of HVAC efficiency from 40 years ago to today to see if we can imagine where it might be headed in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/blunt-look-evolution-hvac-system-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/blunt-look-evolution-hvac-system-efficiency#comments Service Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:42:00 +0000 34421 at http://contractingbusiness.com Air Balancing and Energy Savings http://contractingbusiness.com/service/air-balancing-and-energy-savings <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Let’s take a look at how new air balancing reports are placing manufacturer specifications and measured field data side-by-side to prove how efficient an installed system is operating.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/air-balancing-and-energy-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/air-balancing-and-energy-savings#comments Service Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:37:00 +0000 34141 at http://contractingbusiness.com 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