Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en The Equipment Replacement Proposal of the Future http://contractingbusiness.com/service/equipment-replacement-proposal-future <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What if you could offer your customers a system efficiency option of 57%, 78% or 93%?<br /> No, this is not equipment rated efficiency, but the field-measured efficiency of the operating system once it has been installed and verified in a home. Let&rsquo;s take look at a sample proposal that may be delivered by progressive contractors in the near future.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/equipment-replacement-proposal-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/equipment-replacement-proposal-future#comments Service Gold Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:05:00 +0000 42141 at http://contractingbusiness.com How to Plot Fan Airflow http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-plot-fan-airflow <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Let&rsquo;s take a look at how fan airflow can be plotted in less than five minutes to open the door to a new level of diagnostics and troubleshooting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-plot-fan-airflow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-plot-fan-airflow#comments Service Gold Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:15:00 +0000 41201 at http://contractingbusiness.com 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 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:47:00 +0000 32441 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Darker Side of Variable-Speed Blower Motors http://contractingbusiness.com/service/darker-side-variable-speed-blower-motors <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Variable-speed blower motors have a variety of benefits, but little attention has been given to the potential of these motors to become energy hogs. Let&rsquo;s look at precautions you must take when setting up equipment using variable-speed motors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/darker-side-variable-speed-blower-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/darker-side-variable-speed-blower-motors#comments Service Gold Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:43:00 +0000 40531 at http://contractingbusiness.com Landis Mechanical Group Inc. Joins Linc Service under ABM Franchising Group http://contractingbusiness.com/service/landis-mechanical-group-inc-joins-linc-service-under-abm-franchising-group <div class="node-body article-body">ABM Industries announced that Landis Mechanical Group Inc. signed a franchise agreement to join its Linc Service franchise network. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/landis-mechanical-group-inc-joins-linc-service-under-abm-franchising-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/landis-mechanical-group-inc-joins-linc-service-under-abm-franchising-group#comments Service Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:29:00 +0000 40211 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Future of Energy Efficiency http://contractingbusiness.com/service/future-energy-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I have a meeting with a group of energy regulators from Washington, DC tomorrow. My role in this meeting is to represent HVAC contractors who actually work in the field. My presentation at this meeting will describe elements of what HVAC energy efficiency may become in the future.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/future-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/future-energy-efficiency#comments Residential HVAC Service Gold Wed, 09 Mar 2016 16:37:00 +0000 40131 at http://contractingbusiness.com Thinkstock Measure Static Pressure in Six Simple Steps http://contractingbusiness.com/service/measure-static-pressure-six-simple-steps <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many of the responses to my last article about how to balance a residential HVAC System, asked about static pressure measurement, so let's stick with the basics and take a look at how to measure residential static pressure in six simple steps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/measure-static-pressure-six-simple-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/measure-static-pressure-six-simple-steps#comments Service Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:45:00 +0000 39421 at http://contractingbusiness.com How to Balance a Residential HVAC System http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-balance-residential-hvac-system <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Let's take a look at the basics of simply balancing a residential HVAC system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-balance-residential-hvac-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-balance-residential-hvac-system#comments Residential HVAC Service Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:13:00 +0000 38581 at http://contractingbusiness.com How and Why to Benchmark the Systems You Service http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-and-why-benchmark-systems-you-service <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Let's look at how you can apply the surveyor's principle of benchmarking to add a new level of diagnostics to the HVAC systems you sell and service. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-and-why-benchmark-systems-you-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-and-why-benchmark-systems-you-service#comments Service Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:38:00 +0000 38261 at http://contractingbusiness.com Economizer Airflow Measurement Principles http://contractingbusiness.com/service/economizer-airflow-measurement-principles <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When it comes to measuring economizer airflow there are two distinct groups; the believers and non-believers. But it can be done. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/economizer-airflow-measurement-principles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/economizer-airflow-measurement-principles#comments Service Wed, 16 Dec 2015 19:16:00 +0000 37861 at http://contractingbusiness.com