A recent evaluation of several hundred commercial rooftop systems around the country exposed a hidden flaw that deteriorates system efficiency up to 40% Rooftop equipment curbs. Let’s take a look at how you can quickly diagnose and solve curb problems you may encounter in the field....More
Heating, Air-conditioning, & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) supports H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015, which reported favorably from the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday....More
Cost + overhead + a fair profit is the basic formula used by the HVAC industry to determine the price of a typical repair or equipment replacement. The net result of this practice is an average company net profit of 2% to 3% year-after-year. Let’s take a look at what some companies have learned to do to earn profits on some of their work that is ten times the industry average....More
Diagnosing the performance of an HVAC system is simple if you master the art of profiling. Profiling consists of taking a series of measurements across a system and subtracting to quickly find the cause of the system defect. Let’s take a look at how you can add profiling to your daily diagnostic routine....More
With fuel always being a large part of the budget, Bob Johnson wrote an article on Contractor Magazine’s website that the most effective way to reduce long-term vehicle costs is at the acquisition stage....More
Balancing a heating and cooling system that includes zoning requires several additional steps compared to a standard HVAC system. Without these extra steps, your customers may experience excessive noise and very low operating efficiencies....More
It never hurts to be well-educated. When it comes to helping contracting business employees do their job, training will come in handy for improving the skillset and knowledge base of workers, not to mention helping to satisfy customers....More
Many contractors and small businesses across multiple industries have seen their health insurance rates skyrocket each year. Now, according to NPR, many small companies are dropping their employee health insurance plans....More
Carol Fey wrote on Contractor Magazine’s website that instead of being serious all the time and “staring at Power Point presentations and Excel spreadsheets,” contractors should learn by playing with their tools....More
Our troops work hard to fight for our freedom, but many end up unemployed upon their return. The Washington Post reported last year that the unemployment rate for veterans who have served since 9/11 is at 10 percent, with 246,000 out of work....More
Essentially, without a detailed strategy in place for dealing with negative reviews, a thumbs-down review from a consumer — or a series of consumers — can stay on the Web forever, and consequently, erode profits, forever....More
Air Force One, Dublin, OH, a leader in commercial HVAC, has been named to the Forbes annual list of America's Best Small Companies for 2016.
"We are proud that Forbes as named us as one of the best small companies in America," said Greg Guy, Air Force One CEO.
"It's rewarding that a leading business company like Forbes has recognized that Air Force One is succeeding in our initiative to attract top talent and elevate the image and integrity of our industry."...More
It costs $1 to keep a customer, $7 to get a new one. Attend this webinar and learn how you can you keep more of the business you have, improve close ratios and manage your business more effectively and efficiently....More
Since its founding by Wayne E. Bowers in 1984, The Bowers Group has continued to provide superior mechanical construction and HVAC services to general contractors, high-tech companies, property managers, government agencies and institutional clients.