Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en Why You Should Have an Exit Strategy http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/why-you-should-have-exit-strategy <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Astonishingly, exit strategies aren’t very interesting to most contractors. At least, they aren’t interesting until they’re ready to exit and by then, it’s too late.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/why-you-should-have-exit-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/why-you-should-have-exit-strategy#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:02:00 +0000 33351 at http://contractingbusiness.com 'Big Man' is Back: HARDI & TRC 'Big Man on Planet' Competition Starts May 1 http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/big-man-back-hardi-trc-big-man-planet-competition-starts-may-1 <div class="field-byline"> News from HARDI </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BMOP encourages HARDI members to promote TRC’s mercury thermostat collection program at their branches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/big-man-back-hardi-trc-big-man-planet-competition-starts-may-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/big-man-back-hardi-trc-big-man-planet-competition-starts-may-1#comments HVACRDB Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:58:00 +0000 33341 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p><em>Photo: TRC website.</em></p> Samsung/Quietside Announces Move to New Texas Location http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/samsungquietside-announces-move-new-texas-location <div class="field-byline"> News from Samsung/Quietside </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Samsung/Quietside's new location is almost four times larger than the current building.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/samsungquietside-announces-move-new-texas-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/samsungquietside-announces-move-new-texas-location#comments Residential HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:12:00 +0000 33331 at http://contractingbusiness.com New Dehumidifier Designed for Multi-family Units http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-dehumidifier-designed-multi-family-units <div class="field-byline"> News from Innovative Dehumidifier </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The installation and placement of the IW25-1dehumidifier in multifamily settings is reported to be less invasive than a whole home system and allows the property owner to maintain control of the unit</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-dehumidifier-designed-multi-family-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-dehumidifier-designed-multi-family-units#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:48:00 +0000 33321 at http://contractingbusiness.com 5 Steps to a Leadership Self Evaluation http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-steps-leadership-self-evaluation <div class="field-byline"> by Mike Moore </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">It is important from time to time to execute a self-evaluation to determine how you are performing as a leader.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-steps-leadership-self-evaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-steps-leadership-self-evaluation#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:34:00 +0000 32831 at http://contractingbusiness.com Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants Manage Energy with EnTouch Controls http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/chuck-e-cheese-restaurants-manage-energy-entouch-controls <div class="field-byline"> News from EnTouch Controls </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With EnTouch 360°, most businesses recognize conservative savings of 15% on their energy costs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/chuck-e-cheese-restaurants-manage-energy-entouch-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/chuck-e-cheese-restaurants-manage-energy-entouch-controls#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:02:00 +0000 33301 at http://contractingbusiness.com Thinkstock Creatas Mestex Launching New Modular Evaporative Cooling HVAC System http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/mestex-launching-new-modular-evaporative-cooling-hvac-system <div class="field-byline"> News from Mestex </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Aztec systems, which can harness cooler outside air to support indoor cooling, are proven to lower power usage by up to 70% when compared to traditional air conditioning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/mestex-launching-new-modular-evaporative-cooling-hvac-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/mestex-launching-new-modular-evaporative-cooling-hvac-system#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 33281 at http://contractingbusiness.com E-Instruments VOC Monitoring Instrument Records in a Variety of Settings http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/e-instruments-voc-monitoring-instrument-records-variety-settings <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">E-Instruments VOC Monitoring Instrument Records in a Variety of Settings</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/e-instruments-voc-monitoring-instrument-records-variety-settings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/e-instruments-voc-monitoring-instrument-records-variety-settings#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33291 at http://contractingbusiness.com ESD Promotes Four to VP Roles http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/esd-promotes-four-vp-roles <div class="node-body article-body">Environmental Systems Design has promoted four employees to senior vice president posts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/esd-promotes-four-vp-roles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/esd-promotes-four-vp-roles#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:09:00 +0000 33271 at http://contractingbusiness.com ESD Website ESD Employee Earns 'WELL AP' Designation for Well Buildings Expertise http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/esd-employee-earns-well-ap-designation-well-buildings-expertise <div class="field-byline"> News from ESD </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based certification system that focuses on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/esd-employee-earns-well-ap-designation-well-buildings-expertise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/esd-employee-earns-well-ap-designation-well-buildings-expertise#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:51:00 +0000 33261 at http://contractingbusiness.com New Milwaukee Tool Drill Described as Faster than Corded Models http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-milwaukee-tool-drill-described-faster-corded-models <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Milwaukee Tool has introduced the new Lineman Magnetic Drill</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/new-milwaukee-tool-drill-described-faster-corded-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-milwaukee-tool-drill-described-faster-corded-models#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33251 at http://contractingbusiness.com 'Danger, Expense, Stupidity. My Work Here is Done!' — UPDATED 'Wall of Shame' Photo Gallery http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/danger-expense-stupidity-my-work-here-done-updated-wall-shame-photo-gallery <div class="field-byline"> Terry McIver, Content Director </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every day, good HVAC contractors find stupidity and danger, in the form of horribly rigged or neglected systems. The Gallery Hits 100!</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/danger-expense-stupidity-my-work-here-done-updated-wall-shame-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/danger-expense-stupidity-my-work-here-done-updated-wall-shame-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:24:00 +0000 22041 at http://contractingbusiness.com Comfortech Updates http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech-updates <div class="node-body page-body"><p>Stay up-to-date on all things Comfortech! Sign up now to be notified when new things are added.</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comfortech Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:32:50 +0000 33241 at http://contractingbusiness.com 18 Leadership Principles for HVACR Professionals http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/18-leadership-principles-hvacr-professionals <div class="field-byline"> by Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Forget what you've heard. Leaders are not born! Matt Michel of Service Roundtable gives HVACR professionals 18 principles to help them develop leadership skills.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/18-leadership-principles-hvacr-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/18-leadership-principles-hvacr-professionals#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:45:00 +0000 33221 at http://contractingbusiness.com Send Us Your HVAC Software & App News http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/send-us-your-hvac-software-app-news <div class="node-body article-body">Commercial and Residential Software and apps will be featured in the May edition of ContractingBusiness.com</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/send-us-your-hvac-software-app-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/send-us-your-hvac-software-app-news#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:38:00 +0000 33211 at http://contractingbusiness.com Tecumseh Announces Big Chill4 Condensing Unit Contractor Trip Promotion http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/tecumseh-announces-big-chill4-condensing-unit-contractor-trip-promotion <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Tecumseh Products Company announces the 2015 Big Chill<sup>4</sup> Condensing Unit Promotion, which includes a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for commercial refrigeration and air conditioning contractors and installers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/tecumseh-announces-big-chill4-condensing-unit-contractor-trip-promotion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/tecumseh-announces-big-chill4-condensing-unit-contractor-trip-promotion#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:39:00 +0000 33191 at http://contractingbusiness.com Barrier PEX Tubing Has Extreme Flexibility http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/barrier-pex-tubing-has-extreme-flexibility <div class="node-body article-body">MrPEX Barrier PEX tubing is extremely flexible due to a very unique process. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/barrier-pex-tubing-has-extreme-flexibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/barrier-pex-tubing-has-extreme-flexibility#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:19:00 +0000 33181 at http://contractingbusiness.com Haier America Air Quality Team Receives NATE/EPA 608 Certification http://contractingbusiness.com/iaq-ventilation/haier-america-air-quality-team-receives-nateepa-608-certification <div class="field-byline"> News from Haier America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Haier service team members will be able to facilitate NATE exams at the HVAC Training Center in Wayne, NJ.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/iaq-ventilation/haier-america-air-quality-team-receives-nateepa-608-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/iaq-ventilation/haier-america-air-quality-team-receives-nateepa-608-certification#comments IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:53:00 +0000 33161 at http://contractingbusiness.com Mitsubishi’s New MVZ Brings Comfort to Larger Zones or Entire Home http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-s-new-mvz-brings-comfort-larger-zones-or-entire-home <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mitsubishi’s New MVZ Brings Comfort to Larger Zones or Entire Home</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/mitsubishi-s-new-mvz-brings-comfort-larger-zones-or-entire-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-s-new-mvz-brings-comfort-larger-zones-or-entire-home#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33231 at http://contractingbusiness.com Bosch Thermotechnology’s Greenstar gas condensing boiler now available in floor standing version http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/bosch-thermotechnology-s-greenstar-gas-condensing-boiler-now-available-floor-standi <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch Thermotechnology’s Greenstar gas condensing boiler now available in floor standing version</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/bosch-thermotechnology-s-greenstar-gas-condensing-boiler-now-available-floor-standi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/bosch-thermotechnology-s-greenstar-gas-condensing-boiler-now-available-floor-standi#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33201 at http://contractingbusiness.com UEi Industrial Combustion Analyzer Features Long-lasting, High-Range Sensor http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/uei-industrial-combustion-analyzer-features-long-lasting-high-range-sensor <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">UEi Test Instruments has released the C255 industrial combustion analyzer, which features EOS CO2 measurement technology. </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/uei-industrial-combustion-analyzer-features-long-lasting-high-range-sensor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/uei-industrial-combustion-analyzer-features-long-lasting-high-range-sensor#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33171 at http://contractingbusiness.com Going Beyond Equipment Replacement http://contractingbusiness.com/service/going-beyond-equipment-replacement <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the HVAC Industry, we always have and always will replace equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/going-beyond-equipment-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/going-beyond-equipment-replacement#comments Service Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:36:00 +0000 33151 at http://contractingbusiness.com Lochinvar Names Newest VIP Contractor Program Winners http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lochinvar-names-newest-vip-contractor-program-winners <div class="node-body article-body">March Winners of VIP Installation Showcase and VIP Drawing Announced</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lochinvar-names-newest-vip-contractor-program-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lochinvar-names-newest-vip-contractor-program-winners#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:15:00 +0000 33141 at http://contractingbusiness.com Waterjet Intensifier Pump for Shops with Limited Power http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/waterjet-intensifier-pump-shops-limited-power <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jet Edge, Inc. has introduced its new hydraulic waterjet intensifier pump. </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/waterjet-intensifier-pump-shops-limited-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/waterjet-intensifier-pump-shops-limited-power#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33131 at http://contractingbusiness.com New Stanley Laser Measurer Syncs with App http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-stanley-laser-measurer-syncs-app <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New lightweight and compact Laser Distance Measurer with Bluetooth connectivity syncs to smart phones and tablets.</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/new-stanley-laser-measurer-syncs-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-stanley-laser-measurer-syncs-app#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33121 at http://contractingbusiness.com Trane Adds Tracer Concierge to Controls Offerings http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/trane-adds-tracer-concierge-controls-offerings <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trane's building automation system (BAS) provides centralized control of a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning and lighting.</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/trane-adds-tracer-concierge-controls-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/trane-adds-tracer-concierge-controls-offerings#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33111 at http://contractingbusiness.com Photo courtesy of Trane Master-Bilt Parallel Glycol Rack is ‘Most Efficient’ http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/master-bilt-parallel-glycol-rack-most-efficient <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Master-Bilt has introduced the Parallel Glycol Rack Refrigeration System, which uses the most energy efficient refrigeration system available to chill a glycol loop.</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/master-bilt-parallel-glycol-rack-most-efficient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/master-bilt-parallel-glycol-rack-most-efficient#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33091 at http://contractingbusiness.com EcoNet Gets Nod from ‘Works with SmartThings’ http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/econet-gets-nod-works-smartthings <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EcoNet's wireless vents and a SmartThings controller adds convenience and improved HVAC comfort and efficiency to the standard home. </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/econet-gets-nod-works-smartthings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/econet-gets-nod-works-smartthings#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33081 at http://contractingbusiness.com Photo courtesy of EcoNet Schneider Electric Updates Building Operation Software http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/schneider-electric-updates-building-operation-software <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Building Operation provides integrated monitoring, control and management of energy, lighting, fire safety and HVAC to ensure facilities are energy efficient and effectively managed. </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/schneider-electric-updates-building-operation-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/schneider-electric-updates-building-operation-software#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33071 at http://contractingbusiness.com JobFLEX Seeks Contractors to Test New Estimating App http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/jobflex-seeks-contractors-test-new-estimating-app <div class="node-body article-body">The goal of the JobFLEX team is to take the complexity out of sales software to make implementation and ease of use the first priority.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/jobflex-seeks-contractors-test-new-estimating-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/jobflex-seeks-contractors-test-new-estimating-app#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:29:00 +0000 33061 at http://contractingbusiness.com