Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en 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. Item # 86495038 Comfortech Returns to Nashville: It’s Time to Get Your Country On! http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/comfortech-returns-nashville-it-s-time-get-your-country <div class="node-body article-body">Comfortech 2014 sets the standard for HVAC contractor networking, education, and technology. And it’s fun too. </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/comfortech/comfortech-returns-nashville-it-s-time-get-your-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/comfortech-returns-nashville-it-s-time-get-your-country#comments Comfortech The First Word Residential HVAC Service Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:20:00 +0000 26601 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Downtown Nashville cityscape in the morning. Photographer:<a data-close-and-redirect="true" data-search-link="Photographer" href="http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/search/2/image?artist=AndreyKrav&amp;family=creative" id="photographer"> AndreyKrav</a>, iStock Collection, Item #450171045</p> HVAC Service: Quick Building Pressure Diagnostics http://contractingbusiness.com/rob-doc-falke/hvac-service-quick-building-pressure-diagnostics <div class="node-body article-body">Most buildings unintentionally operate under some level of positive or negative pressure. These pressures are usually caused by a defective duct system. Could a 5-minute building pressure test be the answer to your residential HVAC customers' comfort problems? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/rob-doc-falke/hvac-service-quick-building-pressure-diagnostics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/rob-doc-falke/hvac-service-quick-building-pressure-diagnostics#comments Rob "Doc" Falke Residential HVAC Service Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:19:00 +0000 26511 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>A view of homes on July 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by <a href="http://www.dataquick.com/" target="_blank" title="DataQuick website">DataQuick</a>, the median price of new or existing single-family homes and condos reached $1 million. (<strong>Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images</strong>)</p> Commercial HVAC Sales: "YOU'RE FIRED!" http://contractingbusiness.com/earl-king/commercial-hvac-sales-youre-fired <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to terminating an HVAC company employee for compromising behavior, it’s better to pay unemployment than to be on the losing end of a lawsuit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/earl-king/commercial-hvac-sales-youre-fired" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/earl-king/commercial-hvac-sales-youre-fired#comments Commercial HVAC Earl King Service Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:41:00 +0000 26441 at http://contractingbusiness.com Photographer: Ljupco for the iStock collection. Item number: 459873781 It's Time To BEAT Low-Bidders on Residential HVAC Replacement Sales http://contractingbusiness.com/tec-daddys-corner/its-time-beat-low-bidders-residential-hvac-replacement-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Tec Daddy provides 12 tips on how to beat low-bid competitors on residential HVAC replacement sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/tec-daddys-corner/its-time-beat-low-bidders-residential-hvac-replacement-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/tec-daddys-corner/its-time-beat-low-bidders-residential-hvac-replacement-sales#comments Comfortech Tec Daddy's Corner Residential HVAC Service Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 26351 at http://contractingbusiness.com Photographer: <b><a href="http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/search/#/f=PICHVX/A|abluecup">abluecup</a></b>, from the iStock collection, item#: 476887409