Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en Redefining an Efficient Installation http://contractingbusiness.com/service/redefining-efficient-installation <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When I was a kid, a mouse was a dirty little rodent in the garage that needed to die. Today, it is a sleek little tool on my desk I use several hundred times a day to get work done. Definitions often change. It appears the time has come for the definition of an Efficient HVAC System Installation to change as well.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/redefining-efficient-installation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/redefining-efficient-installation#comments Service Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:20:00 +0000 45071 at http://contractingbusiness.com Sizing a Replacement Fan Belt http://contractingbusiness.com/service/sizing-replacement-fan-belt <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>Sizing a replacement belt after installing a new pulley can be tricky. Instead of buying five or six new belts, try applying the following formula and using these tips.</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/sizing-replacement-fan-belt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/sizing-replacement-fan-belt#comments Service Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:16:00 +0000 44821 at http://contractingbusiness.com Multiply the Value of Training …Try Retraining http://contractingbusiness.com/service/multiply-value-training-try-retraining <div class="field-byline"> by Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Implementing what you learn at a training event can be a real challenge. Let's take a look at how to multiply the value of your training by sharing what you learned with others in your company. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/multiply-value-training-try-retraining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/multiply-value-training-try-retraining#comments Service Wed, 18 May 2016 19:04:00 +0000 43861 at http://contractingbusiness.com YOU Are the Real Energy Guide http://contractingbusiness.com/service/you-are-real-energy-guide <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This article is a follow-up to Doc&rsquo;s April 20, 2016 Hotmail article &ldquo;The Equipment Replacement Proposal of the Future (<a href="http://bit.ly/RobF_Future" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/RobF_Future</a>).&rdquo;</p> <p>Thank you for your kind responses about the last Hotmail article. Technicians, installers, salespeople, contractors, government officials and manufacturers responded with a wide variety of comments and ideas. The following article summarizes the majority of the comments received.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/you-are-real-energy-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/you-are-real-energy-guide#comments Service Wed, 04 May 2016 15:17:00 +0000 42931 at http://contractingbusiness.com 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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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