Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en The Powerful Impact of Mentoring http://contractingbusiness.com/service/powerful-impact-mentoring <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>My typical work day includes heartfelt conversations with both successful and wanting-to-be-more-successful HVAC professionals. As I prepared to write this article over the last few weeks, I recognized the culture of constant mentoring was alive and well in each successful company I spoke with. Let&rsquo;s look at how mentoring can build stronger and more successful HVAC careers and companies.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/powerful-impact-mentoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/powerful-impact-mentoring#comments Service Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:51:00 +0000 47501 at http://contractingbusiness.com COMFORTECH PREVIEW: How and Why to Benchmark the HVAC Systems You Service http://contractingbusiness.com/service/comfortech-preview-how-and-why-benchmark-hvac-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> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/comfortech-preview-how-and-why-benchmark-hvac-systems-you-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/comfortech-preview-how-and-why-benchmark-hvac-systems-you-service#comments Comfortech Service Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:38:00 +0000 38261 at http://contractingbusiness.com Nashua Test Your Tape IQ http://contractingbusiness.com/service/nashua-test-your-tape-iq <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by Berry Plastics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How much do you really know about duct tape? Take our quiz and find out!</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/nashua-test-your-tape-iq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/nashua-test-your-tape-iq#comments Service Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:34:00 +0000 45251 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contractors-Customers Connect Using Future Equipment Replacement Proposals http://contractingbusiness.com/service/contractors-customers-connect-using-future-equipment-replacement-proposals <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Several months ago I wrote a Hotmail article about a new approach to equipment replacement proposals of the future. Let&rsquo;s take a look at some success stories companies have experienced since they implemented proposals based on a range of field-measured efficiency of the installed system.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/contractors-customers-connect-using-future-equipment-replacement-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/contractors-customers-connect-using-future-equipment-replacement-proposals#comments Service Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:04:00 +0000 46721 at http://contractingbusiness.com 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