Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en At WD-40, Grease is the Word http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/wd-40-grease-word <div class="node-body gallery-body">These Specialist Greases are interchangeable with each other, meaning they won’t cause cross-contamination issues that compromise performance and effectiveness</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/wd-40-grease-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/wd-40-grease-word#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:52:00 +0000 52051 at http://contractingbusiness.com Where Can I Get Replacement HVAC Coils? http://contractingbusiness.com/service/where-can-i-get-replacement-hvac-coils <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Trowhill </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many end-users think they must use the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) as the source for the correct heating and air conditioning replacement coils. While this may have been true in the early years of coil production, it is no longer the case today.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/where-can-i-get-replacement-hvac-coils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/where-can-i-get-replacement-hvac-coils#comments Service Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:06:00 +0000 52001 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> <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 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 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> Write Your Company Code of Ethics or Conduct http://contractingbusiness.com/service/write-your-company-code-ethics-or-conduct <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Judging from the response of my last <em>HotMail</em> article, interest is high with better companies looking to create their own Code of Ethics or Conduct. Let&rsquo;s look at some steps you could follow to create a code for your company. I&rsquo;m convinced the value of this work will pay big dividends in influencing the proper conduct of everyone in your company.</p> <p><strong>What is a Code of Ethics?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/write-your-company-code-ethics-or-conduct" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/write-your-company-code-ethics-or-conduct#comments Residential HVAC Service Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:36:00 +0000 51991 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC Ethics and Customer Relations http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hvac-ethics-and-customer-relations <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I called a plumbing service company recently to investigate a leak in our shower above the kitchen. The experience left me feeling the need to take a look at HVAC industry ethics, and how to avoid leaving our customers feeling like I did.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hvac-ethics-and-customer-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hvac-ethics-and-customer-relations#comments Service Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:49:00 +0000 51601 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC Testing – When is a System Stabilized? http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hvac-testing-when-system-stabilized <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When measuring and diagnosing the operation and performance of an HVAC system, the timing and measurement are critical. Ideally, the system should be calling for full heating or cooling, and fan speed so it can reach a stable operating condition. Let&rsquo;s take a closer look at what constitutes stable operating conditions so your test data allows you to accurately diagnose the performance and operation of your systems.</p> <p><strong>Why is Stability So Important?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hvac-testing-when-system-stabilized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hvac-testing-when-system-stabilized#comments Service Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:10:00 +0000 51341 at http://contractingbusiness.com What It Takes To Learn a New Diagnostic Skill http://contractingbusiness.com/service/what-it-takes-learn-new-diagnostic-skill <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>YouTube and Google are valuable tools everyone uses to get the information we need right now. However, when it comes to developing new skills you can apply in your profession, there is no replacement for applying yourself to some good old-fashioned study and practice. Let&rsquo;s take a look at what it takes to add a new diagnostic skill to your long list of talents.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/what-it-takes-learn-new-diagnostic-skill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/what-it-takes-learn-new-diagnostic-skill#comments Service Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:07:00 +0000 50841 at http://contractingbusiness.com Fan Tables Reveal Airflow Secrets http://contractingbusiness.com/service/fan-tables-reveal-airflow-secrets <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If I could make a wish, it would be to stand beside every new HVAC tech as they began work on their first system. I would have the fan table taped to the front of the unit and teach the most important task in troubleshooting - to measure the system’s total external static pressure and plot fan airflow. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/fan-tables-reveal-airflow-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/fan-tables-reveal-airflow-secrets#comments Service Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:38:00 +0000 50551 at http://contractingbusiness.com Consider Writing Your Company History http://contractingbusiness.com/service/consider-writing-your-company-history <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A carefully crafted history helps to attract customers and inspires a sense of dedication in your managers and employees. Let&rsquo;s take a look at the benefits of writing your company history and consider a few steps to help get you started.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/consider-writing-your-company-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/consider-writing-your-company-history#comments Service Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:36:00 +0000 50361 at http://contractingbusiness.com Questions to Ask BEFORE Adding HVAC Services http://contractingbusiness.com/service/questions-ask-adding-hvac-services <div class="field-byline"> By: Rob &quot;Doc&quot; Falke, NCI President </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sweetest natural tendency in life is to grow. However, the seed must be planted at the right time and under the right conditions. So, before taking a leap of faith by adding a new service to your HVAC business, it may be wise to consider a few valuable questions.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/questions-ask-adding-hvac-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/questions-ask-adding-hvac-services#comments Service Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:13:00 +0000 50101 at http://contractingbusiness.com