Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 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> Product Showcase Award/Products for September 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/product-showcase-awardproducts-september-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Compiled and edited by Connie Conklin </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out this month's selection of products including a mobile device for construction sites, water-cooled chillers, and high-performance louvers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/product-showcase-awardproducts-september-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/product-showcase-awardproducts-september-2014#comments Commercial HVAC Galleries Videos IAQ & Ventilation Residential HVAC Service Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:48:00 +0000 27471 at http://contractingbusiness.com Tech Update, September 2014: Commercial & Residential Trucks and Accessories http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/tech-update-september-2014-commercial-residential-trucks-and-accessories <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Terry McIver, executive editor </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">You can't do your job efficiently without the correct tools, and that goes for transportation as well. Get up to speed with this sampling of commercial & residential trucks and accessories from leading manufacturers!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/tech-update-september-2014-commercial-residential-trucks-and-accessories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/tech-update-september-2014-commercial-residential-trucks-and-accessories#comments Galleries Service Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:19:00 +0000 27441 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contracting Business.com 2014 Hall of Fame: Steve Saunders http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contracting-businesscom-2014-hall-fame-steve-saunders <div class="node-body article-body">Contracting Business.com 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Saunders is a great leader who goes beyond his HVAC business to help build a better world.</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/residential-hvac/contracting-businesscom-2014-hall-fame-steve-saunders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contracting-businesscom-2014-hall-fame-steve-saunders#comments Residential HVAC Service Women of the Year Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:35:00 +0000 27281 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Thirty-one HVAC contractors, from both the residential and commercial sectors, have been inducted into the <strong>Contracting Business.com Hall of Fame</strong> since its inception in January 1994. Steve Saunders is the 32nd inductee.</p> Design by Connie Conklin, Contractng Business.com graphic designer 11 Things 'UBER' Can Teach Air Conditioning Contractors http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-things-uber-can-teach-air-conditioning-contractors <div class="node-body gallery-body">Uber is the mobile phone based app that connects people who need to get somewhere with drivers of private vehicles. Uber has rocketed to success and holds lessons for residential HVAC contractors. Here are eleven.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-things-uber-can-teach-air-conditioning-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-things-uber-can-teach-air-conditioning-contractors#comments Residential HVAC Service Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:00:00 +0000 27241 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>From the <a href="http://451heat.com/2011/12/12/exploring-twitter-an-uber-cool-app-and-other-facebook-messages/" target="_blank">451 Marketing Heat website</a> where cool apps are reviewed and discussed.</p> Residential HVAC Sales: Dealing With ‘One-Leggers’ http://contractingbusiness.com/tec-daddys-corner/residential-hvac-sales-dealing-one-leggers <div class="node-body article-body">In residential HVAC sales, the trick to overcoming objections is finding the true objection. Must the customer talk to someone else, or is it just a smoke-screen?</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/tec-daddys-corner/residential-hvac-sales-dealing-one-leggers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/tec-daddys-corner/residential-hvac-sales-dealing-one-leggers#comments Tec Daddy's Corner Residential HVAC Service Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:11:00 +0000 27041 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Sales situations in which only one-half of a couple is present are called &lsquo;one-leggers.&rsquo;</p> Invitation to Attend Comfortech 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/invitation-attend-comfortech-2014-0 <div class="node-body video-body">Join Kate Kelly, Community Leader of HVAC-Talk at Comfortech 2014, September 9-11 in Nashville.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/invitation-attend-comfortech-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/invitation-attend-comfortech-2014-0#comments Comfortech Videos Residential HVAC Service Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:00:00 +0000 26991 at http://contractingbusiness.com Nine Vital Practices For Running a Successful HVAC Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rant/nine-vital-practices-running-successful-hvac-contracting-business <div class="node-body article-body">At the risk of grave oversimplification, here are nine vital practices that will guide you as an HVAC contracting business owner toward generating a sustainable, successful contracting business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/rant/nine-vital-practices-running-successful-hvac-contracting-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/rant/nine-vital-practices-running-successful-hvac-contracting-business#comments The Rant Residential HVAC Service Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:41:00 +0000 27001 at http://contractingbusiness.com <dl> <dt> Image photographed by <a data-close-and-redirect="true" data-search-link="Photographer" href="http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/search/2/image?artist=Emevil&amp;family=creative" id="photographer">Emevil</a> as part of the iStock Collection. Item Number <a href="http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/search/#179120261/s=DynamicRank/f=CPIHVX" target="_blank" title="ThinkStock Image, iStock Collection">179120261</a>.</dt> </dl> Is Real Efficiency from the HVAC Equipment or from the System? http://contractingbusiness.com/rob-doc-falke/real-efficiency-hvac-equipment-or-system <div class="node-body article-body">Ratings for HVAC equipment mean nothing unless the duct systems is performing well. Here is a look at how duct system upgrades are necessary to make equipment perform at promised energy efficiencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/rob-doc-falke/real-efficiency-hvac-equipment-or-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/rob-doc-falke/real-efficiency-hvac-equipment-or-system#comments Rob "Doc" Falke Residential HVAC Service Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:42:00 +0000 26821 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Image is erroneously titled, &quot;AC Pipes.&quot;&nbsp; Photographer is <a data-close-and-redirect="true" data-search-link="Photographer" href="http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/search/2/image?artist=Roman+Milert&amp;family=creative" id="photographer">Roman Milert</a> and the photo is part of the Hemera Collection, ThinkStock images, item #101058978</p> Comfortech Leadership Symposium: A Call for HVAC Industry Questions http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-leadership-symposium-call-hvac-industry-questions <div class="node-body article-body">The Comfortech 2014 Leadership Symposium is an opportunity for HVAC contractors to pose industry questions to the leadership of a number of key industry manufacturers. </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/residential-hvac/comfortech-leadership-symposium-call-hvac-industry-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-leadership-symposium-call-hvac-industry-questions#comments Comfortech Residential HVAC Service Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:59:00 +0000 26771 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Guitar close-up: Comfortech 2014 in Nashville, TN.</p> Photographer: Jupiterimages, "Creatas" Collection, iStock.com. 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