Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en 15 Holiday Promotion Ideas For Your HVAC Company http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/15-holiday-promotion-ideas-your-hvac-company <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>December is here and the holidays are upon us.&nbsp; It is still time to create a holiday promotion or two if you act now.&nbsp; Here are 15 holiday promotional ideas to get your creative juices flowing.</p> <p><strong>1. Food Drive</strong></p> <p>Food drives are a classic holiday promotion.&nbsp; Coordinate with a local food bank and give customers discounts based on the food donated.&nbsp; For example, give a dollar discount for each can of food up to ten cans.&nbsp; Contact local media when you deliver the collected food.&nbsp; Be sure to promote your efforts on social media.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/15-holiday-promotion-ideas-your-hvac-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/15-holiday-promotion-ideas-your-hvac-company#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:33:00 +0000 49901 at http://contractingbusiness.com Leadership Changes at Emerson http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/leadership-changes-emerson <div class="field-byline"> News from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Changes made to support development of innovative solutions that will deliver human comfort in the residential and commercial HVAC markets.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/leadership-changes-emerson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/leadership-changes-emerson#comments Controls Residential HVAC Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:47:00 +0000 49891 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson Presents First Helix Innovation Scholarships http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-presents-first-helix-innovation-scholarships <div class="field-byline"> News from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Five University of Dayton students from the schools of engineering, business administration and arts and sciences were each awarded $10,000 from Emerson. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-presents-first-helix-innovation-scholarships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-presents-first-helix-innovation-scholarships#comments Refrigeration Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:35:00 +0000 49881 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The scholarship winners are:<br /> Frances Corujo, a mechanical engineering major from Toa Alta, Puerto Rico<br /> Kieran Holland, a computer engineering major from Maple Heights, Ohio<br /> Nicholas Schlueter, an accounting and finance major from Montgomery, Ohio<br /> Kenneth Selby, a mechanical engineering major from New Lebanon, Ohio<br /> Jesse Thompson, a visual arts major from Franklin, Tennessee</p> Seresco Opens Indoor Pool Dehumidifier Training School for HVAC/R Contractors, Facility Operators http://contractingbusiness.com/iaq-ventilation/seresco-opens-indoor-pool-dehumidifier-training-school-hvacr-contractors-facility-op <div class="node-body article-body">Seresco Technologies, a leading North American indoor air quality equipment manufacturer, has opened the Seresco Dehumidifier Training and Certification School.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/iaq-ventilation/seresco-opens-indoor-pool-dehumidifier-training-school-hvacr-contractors-facility-op" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/iaq-ventilation/seresco-opens-indoor-pool-dehumidifier-training-school-hvacr-contractors-facility-op#comments IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:57:00 +0000 49871 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Seresco&#39;s training school.</p> When 'Almost' Isn't Good Enough http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/when-almost-isnt-good-enough <div class="node-body article-body">These are six key questions you need to answer before you communicate to anyone on your team to ensure that you are creating clarity in the guidance, instructions, and assignments you give. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/when-almost-isnt-good-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/when-almost-isnt-good-enough#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:56:00 +0000 49861 at http://contractingbusiness.com The New Frontier in HVAC System Design http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-frontier-hvac-system-design <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, service companies give away their designs, and mechanical engineering firms are trapped in the treadmill of slapping out gigabytes of production PDF plans. Let&rsquo;s take a look at what premium services are now being offered to build new value into the HVAC system design and the project oversight segment of our industry.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-frontier-hvac-system-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-frontier-hvac-system-design#comments Residential HVAC Service Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:29:00 +0000 49841 at http://contractingbusiness.com PRICE HIKES ANNOUNCED: Daikin Applied, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson Controls, UTC http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/price-hikes-announced-daikin-applied-ingersoll-rand-johnson-controls-utc <div class="field-byline"> News from Various Manufacturers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These price increases are up to 5 percent, depending on brand.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/price-hikes-announced-daikin-applied-ingersoll-rand-johnson-controls-utc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/price-hikes-announced-daikin-applied-ingersoll-rand-johnson-controls-utc#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:47:00 +0000 49831 at http://contractingbusiness.com ASHRAE Winter Meetings to Include Residential HVAC Topics http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/ashrae-winter-meetings-include-residential-hvac-topics <div class="field-byline"> News from ASHRAE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE of course covers residential HVAC topics too. The Winter Conference is held during the AHR Expo. The four seminars are free, and no badge is required to attend.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/ashrae-winter-meetings-include-residential-hvac-topics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/ashrae-winter-meetings-include-residential-hvac-topics#comments AHR Residential HVAC Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:05:00 +0000 49821 at http://contractingbusiness.com UFAD Systems Offer Comfort, Flexibility, Energy Savings http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/ufad-systems-offer-comfort-flexibility-energy-savings <div class="field-byline"> Titus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Underfloor air-distribution (UFAD) systems deliver air to occupied spaces through floor-mounted outlets supplied by conditioned air from a pressurized plenum beneath the suspended floor.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/ufad-systems-offer-comfort-flexibility-energy-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/ufad-systems-offer-comfort-flexibility-energy-savings#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:12:00 +0000 49801 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVACR Educators & Trainers Meeting to Address EPA 608 Regs http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/hvacr-educators-trainers-meeting-address-epa-608-regs <div class="field-byline"> News from ESCO Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The many changes in Sec. 608 include more stringent requirements for repairing leaks in larger appliances, new record keeping requirements for the disposal of appliances.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/hvacr-educators-trainers-meeting-address-epa-608-regs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/hvacr-educators-trainers-meeting-address-epa-608-regs#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:12:00 +0000 49411 at http://contractingbusiness.com HUGE. Dodge Data & Analytics Says Trump Will Be Good for Construction Industry http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/huge-dodge-data-analytics-says-trump-will-be-good-construction-industry <div class="field-byline"> Dodge Data &amp; Analytics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Federal, state and local infrastructure investment seen as set to grow.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/huge-dodge-data-analytics-says-trump-will-be-good-construction-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/huge-dodge-data-analytics-says-trump-will-be-good-construction-industry#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:29:00 +0000 49791 at http://contractingbusiness.com Fujitsu’s General Solution Center opens on Broadway http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fujitsu-s-general-solution-center-opens-broadway <div class="field-byline"> News from Fujitsu </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fujitsu General North America President and COO, Matt Peterson, hosted the event and led with a presentation followed by several other Fujitsu executives.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fujitsu-s-general-solution-center-opens-broadway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fujitsu-s-general-solution-center-opens-broadway#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:23:00 +0000 49781 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The official ribbon-cutting was performed on Nov. 11 2016 by Matt Peterson, Fujitsu General America President and COO (left), and Tomokazu Hosoi, Director of Business Development.</p> Fujitsu Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Honors Veterans http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-electric-cooling-heating-honors-veterans <div class="field-byline"> News from Mitsubishi </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OFH works with dozens of home builders across the U.S. to build custom and mortgage-free homes for military veterans. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-electric-cooling-heating-honors-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-electric-cooling-heating-honors-veterans#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:16:00 +0000 49771 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>An OFH banner hangs above the entrance to the Coffeys new home.</p> Judge Puts Brakes on Overtime Rule http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/judge-puts-brakes-overtime-rule <div class="field-byline"> News from PHCC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The injunction stops enforcement of the rule until the government can overturn the injunction through an appeals court.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/judge-puts-brakes-overtime-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/judge-puts-brakes-overtime-rule#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:08:00 +0000 49761 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2016 Design/Build Award: A Place in AC History http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2016-designbuild-award-place-ac-history <div class="node-body gallery-body">Trane U.S., Inc. managed Phase 2 of this 220,000 sq. ft. mechanical restoration project for the historic Missouri Athletic Club, with $2.4 million in energy improvements and plant upgrades. Integrated Facility Services, Inc. served as HVAC subcontractor.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2016-designbuild-award-place-ac-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2016-designbuild-award-place-ac-history#comments Commercial HVAC Design/Build Award Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:57:00 +0000 49751 at http://contractingbusiness.com Scott Kellam of Virginia’s Kellam Mechanical Named PHCC’s HVAC Contractor of the Year http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/scott-kellam-virginia-s-kellam-mechanical-named-phcc-s-hvac-contractor-year <div class="node-body article-body">The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) awarded its annual HVAC Contractor of the Year Award to Scott Kellam.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/scott-kellam-virginia-s-kellam-mechanical-named-phcc-s-hvac-contractor-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/scott-kellam-virginia-s-kellam-mechanical-named-phcc-s-hvac-contractor-year#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:35:00 +0000 49741 at http://contractingbusiness.com Winsupply Adds Two Executives to Its Senior Management Team http://contractingbusiness.com/news/winsupply-adds-two-executives-its-senior-management-team <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has hired Grady Collins as chief financial officer (CFO), and promoted Jeff Dice to vice president of Shared Services.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/news/winsupply-adds-two-executives-its-senior-management-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/news/winsupply-adds-two-executives-its-senior-management-team#comments News HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:15:00 +0000 49731 at http://contractingbusiness.com DriSteem Names Mechanical Sales Midwest as New Rep Firm http://contractingbusiness.com/news/dristeem-names-mechanical-sales-midwest-new-rep-firm <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DRI-STEEM Corp. (DriSteem), a manufacturer of humidification, evaporative cooling and water treatment systems, has selected Mechanical Sales Midwest as its new sales representative firm for DriSteem products in Kansas and western Missouri.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/news/dristeem-names-mechanical-sales-midwest-new-rep-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/news/dristeem-names-mechanical-sales-midwest-new-rep-firm#comments News HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:13:00 +0000 49721 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson Network Power Introduces First IoT Mobile App for Thermal Monitoring http://contractingbusiness.com/news/emerson-network-power-introduces-first-iot-mobile-app-thermal-monitoring <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/contractingbusiness.com/files/uploads/2016/11/27/news_FigB.png" style="width: 98px; height: 168px; margin: 5px; float: right;" /></p> <p>Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the world&rsquo;s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, has introduced the iCOM CMS, a thermal system control aimed at giving IT professionals much needed monitoring and protection of equipment in small IT spaces supporting edge computing. The new system is available in North America.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/news/emerson-network-power-introduces-first-iot-mobile-app-thermal-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/news/emerson-network-power-introduces-first-iot-mobile-app-thermal-monitoring#comments News HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:10:00 +0000 49711 at http://contractingbusiness.com Thybar Introduces Seismic/Wind Load Rated Custom Curbs http://contractingbusiness.com/news/thybar-introduces-seismicwind-load-rated-custom-curbs <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/contractingbusiness.com/files/uploads/2016/11/27/news_FigA.png" style="width: 485px; height: 213px;" /></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/news/thybar-introduces-seismicwind-load-rated-custom-curbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/news/thybar-introduces-seismicwind-load-rated-custom-curbs#comments News HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:06:00 +0000 49701 at http://contractingbusiness.com Arnold Palmer & the True Heroes of the HVACR Industry http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/arnold-palmer-true-heroes-hvacr-industry <div class="field-byline"> Don Frendberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Just prior to sitting down to compose this article I read a news report that golfing-great Arnold Palmer had just passed away at age 87. It was obvious at the opening of the Masters that he was ailing, so it came as no surprise, but it is sad nevertheless. Not only is his passing a great loss to the game of golf, but in my opinion, a more significant loss to society in general. He was a person with true character, conviction and honesty.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/arnold-palmer-true-heroes-hvacr-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/arnold-palmer-true-heroes-hvacr-industry#comments HVACRDB HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:04:00 +0000 49691 at http://contractingbusiness.com Top 10 Reasons Your HVACR Business Strategy Fails: Execution! http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/top-10-reasons-your-hvacr-business-strategy-fails-execution <div class="node-body article-body">Over the last 34 years the O’Connors have been helping distributors with strategy creation and execution. Is the HVACR distribution channel an anomaly when it comes to flawed strategy execution? Find out the Top 10 reasons why your current business strategy will fail or is failing, and what you can do to stop the failure, and get on the right track.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/top-10-reasons-your-hvacr-business-strategy-fails-execution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/top-10-reasons-your-hvacr-business-strategy-fails-execution#comments HVACRDB HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:57:00 +0000 49681 at http://contractingbusiness.com 4 Customer Service Strategies That Create Bottom-Line Results http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/4-customer-service-strategies-create-bottom-line-results <div class="field-byline"> Mike Agugliaro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The HVACR industry is competitive and every wholesaler seems to be competing with a dozen other competitors for the attention of customers. The most effective way to lock your existing customers into working with you, attract new customers to you, and generate referrals is to be a guru of customer service. Here are four customer service strategies to help you do just that.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/4-customer-service-strategies-create-bottom-line-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/4-customer-service-strategies-create-bottom-line-results#comments HVACRDB HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:50:00 +0000 49671 at http://contractingbusiness.com It Takes a Team Effort To Be Extraordinary http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/it-takes-team-effort-be-extraordinary <div class="field-byline"> Tom Piscitelli </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to helping customers create business growth, the wise territory manager should consider all of the resources that are available to him or her. Just about every person in your company has capabilities that could, in some way, help your customers.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/it-takes-team-effort-be-extraordinary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/it-takes-team-effort-be-extraordinary#comments HVACRDB HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:46:00 +0000 49661 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Answer to the Labor Crisis Is Not 'Right Under Our Nose' – It’s On Top of It! http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/answer-labor-crisis-not-right-under-our-nose-it-s-top-it <div class="field-byline"> David Squires </div> <div class="node-body article-body">David Squires came across a new technology, telepresence eyewear, at ASHRAE this year. Find out what can be done with this technology, how it can be used to train HVACR professionals, and how it can help the industry turn around the labor crisis.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/answer-labor-crisis-not-right-under-our-nose-it-s-top-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/answer-labor-crisis-not-right-under-our-nose-it-s-top-it#comments HVACRDB HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:40:00 +0000 49651 at http://contractingbusiness.com LG Brings New Technologies to its Line of Compressors http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/lg-brings-new-technologies-its-line-compressors <div class="field-byline"> Michael Maynard </div> <div class="node-body article-body">LG is one of the fastest-growing players in the U.S. HVAC industry with its variable refrigerant flow commercial air conditioning systems. Also, LG is becoming well-known and respected for products that consumers will never see: the compressors that are at the heart of heat pumps and air conditioning units.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/lg-brings-new-technologies-its-line-compressors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/lg-brings-new-technologies-its-line-compressors#comments HVACRDB HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:35:00 +0000 49641 at http://contractingbusiness.com Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc: The Customer is No. 1 http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/wolff-bros-supply-inc-customer-no-1 <div class="node-body article-body">Just last year Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The company looks forward to serving its customers for years to come and credits its long-time success to their support.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/wolff-bros-supply-inc-customer-no-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/wolff-bros-supply-inc-customer-no-1#comments HVACRDB HVACR_DB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:23:00 +0000 49631 at http://contractingbusiness.com AHR Expo Announces 2017 Innovation Award Winners http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/ahr-expo-announces-2017-innovation-award-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">The AHR Expo Innovation Awards showcase the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/ahr-expo-announces-2017-innovation-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/ahr-expo-announces-2017-innovation-award-winners#comments Commercial HVAC AHR HVACRDB Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:36:00 +0000 48721 at http://contractingbusiness.com Trane Presents 'Energy Efficiency Leader' Award to Parkway Properties http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/trane-presents-energy-efficiency-leader-award-parkway-properties <div class="node-body gallery-body">The improvements reduced annual energy costs by 34 percent and annual potable water usage by more than 30 percent while increasing the building’s Energy Star rating by nearly 50 percent. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/trane-presents-energy-efficiency-leader-award-parkway-properties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/trane-presents-energy-efficiency-leader-award-parkway-properties#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:11:00 +0000 49621 at http://contractingbusiness.com WaterFurnace Presents Record Sum to USO of Indiana http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/waterfurnace-presents-record-sum-uso-indiana <div class="field-byline"> News from WaterFurnace </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>WaterFurnace continued its tradition of giving to The United Service Organization (USO) of Indiana, with a $38,000 donation, raised by WaterFurnace and its suppliers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/waterfurnace-presents-record-sum-uso-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/waterfurnace-presents-record-sum-uso-indiana#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:26:00 +0000 49611 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Carl Huber, WaterFurnace vice president of corporate quality, presented the check during an Nov. 14 news conference at the company&rsquo;s corporate headquarters in Fort Wayne, Ind. Pictured (left to right) - Chief Master Sergeant Christine Hutchins, 122nd ANG; Charles Ridings, Executive Director USO of Indiana; Carl Huber, WaterFurnace; Colonel Patrick Renwick, Wing Commander 122nd ANG.</p> WaterFurnace International