Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en Summertime Blues at Trader Joe's http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/summertime-blues-trader-joes <div class="field-byline"> News from HARDI </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Grocery store chain Trader Joe’s Company has agreed to reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gases from refrigeration equipment at 453 of its stores. A $500,000 civil penalty was assessed by EPA.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/summertime-blues-trader-joes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/summertime-blues-trader-joes#comments Refrigeration HVACRDB Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:52:00 +0000 45781 at http://contractingbusiness.com 11 Overlooked Details That Could Add $100,000 (Or More) to Your Bottom Line http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-overlooked-details-could-add-100000-or-more-your-bottom-line <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The devil&rsquo;s in the details and so are big bucks. Here are 11 easy actions to take now that can save you thousands this summer. </p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-overlooked-details-could-add-100000-or-more-your-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-overlooked-details-could-add-100000-or-more-your-bottom-line#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:03:00 +0000 45741 at http://contractingbusiness.com Nest Introduces 'Time of Savings' Program http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/nest-introduces-time-savings-program <div class="node-body article-body">Nest's new energy service helps customers on Time of Use rate plans consume less energy without sacrificing comfort.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/nest-introduces-time-savings-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/nest-introduces-time-savings-program#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:08:00 +0000 45701 at http://contractingbusiness.com Lennox Joins Art Project to Bring Murals to Life http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lennox-joins-art-project-bring-murals-life <div class="node-body article-body">"Degrees of Perfect" is a first-of-its-kind exhibition of art and engineering presented by Lennox. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lennox-joins-art-project-bring-murals-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lennox-joins-art-project-bring-murals-life#comments Around the Web Residential HVAC Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:53:00 +0000 45681 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson Announces Next E360 Forums http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-announces-next-e360-forums <div class="field-byline"> News from Emerson Climate Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The E350 Forums were initiated in 2014 as a way to bring current information to food service and food retail-based contractors in different regions.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-announces-next-e360-forums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-announces-next-e360-forums#comments Refrigeration Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:16:00 +0000 45671 at http://contractingbusiness.com Fresh-Aire UV Gets Patent for Mini-Split UV Light System http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fresh-aire-uv-gets-patent-mini-split-uv-light-system <div class="field-byline"> News from Fresh-Aire UV </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This mini ultraviolet (UV) germicidal irradiation light system is designed for the tight confines of mini-splits and other HVAC industry ductless air conditioners. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fresh-aire-uv-gets-patent-mini-split-uv-light-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fresh-aire-uv-gets-patent-mini-split-uv-light-system#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC HVACRDB Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:12:00 +0000 45661 at http://contractingbusiness.com ServiceTitan Releases Mobile 2.0 App http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/servicetitan-releases-mobile-20-app <div class="node-body article-body">ServiceTitan has developed a mobile application to modernize the homeowner experience while improving technician performance in the field.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/servicetitan-releases-mobile-20-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/servicetitan-releases-mobile-20-app#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:49:00 +0000 45651 at http://contractingbusiness.com CB COVERWALL: 1985 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/cb-coverwall-1985 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Design/Build was expanding, service was the must-have offering, and technology was improving, in IAQ, variable speed equipment and more.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/cb-coverwall-1985" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/cb-coverwall-1985#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:23:00 +0000 45281 at http://contractingbusiness.com Founding Fathers — HVAC Dads, Sons & Daughers Keep Legacies Alive http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/founding-fathers-hvac-dads-sons-daughers-keep-legacies-alive <div class="node-body gallery-body">A Father's Day special: how HVAC company founding fathers are passing along a tradition of excellence to their sons and daughters.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/founding-fathers-hvac-dads-sons-daughers-keep-legacies-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/founding-fathers-hvac-dads-sons-daughers-keep-legacies-alive#comments Residential HVAC Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:06:00 +0000 34271 at http://contractingbusiness.com CABA to Offer Intelligent Buildings, Connected Home Pavilion at Greenbuild 2016 http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/caba-offer-intelligent-buildings-connected-home-pavilion-greenbuild-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">CABA has entered into an agreement with Informa Exhibitions to organize the first ever Intelligent Buildings and Connected Home Pavilion at Greenbuild.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/caba-offer-intelligent-buildings-connected-home-pavilion-greenbuild-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/caba-offer-intelligent-buildings-connected-home-pavilion-greenbuild-2016#comments Around the Web Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:26:00 +0000 45331 at http://contractingbusiness.com Your estate plan is a family matter http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/your-estate-plan-family-matter <div class="node-body article-body">Do you have a family? A wife? Kids? Grandkids? Then this article is for you. Also, do you own all or part of a business? Then you are the exact target of this article. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/your-estate-plan-family-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/your-estate-plan-family-matter#comments Around the Web Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:10:00 +0000 45341 at http://contractingbusiness.com ARS to Recognize HVAC Workers on National HVAC Tech Day http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/ars-recognize-hvac-workers-national-hvac-tech-day <div class="field-byline"> News from ARS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Help ARS thank the men and women who keep people comfortable year round, by taking a picture with any HVAC tech and posting it to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/ars-recognize-hvac-workers-national-hvac-tech-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/ars-recognize-hvac-workers-national-hvac-tech-day#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:08:00 +0000 45321 at http://contractingbusiness.com Johnson Controls, Luxaire Contribute to New ‘Make-a-Wish’ Offices http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/johnson-controls-luxaire-contribute-new-make-wish-offices <div class="field-byline"> News from Johnson Controls </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Design Air, in cooperation with Johnson Controls and its Luxaire brand of heating and air-conditioning equipment, donated a significant portion of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system for the offices. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/johnson-controls-luxaire-contribute-new-make-wish-offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/johnson-controls-luxaire-contribute-new-make-wish-offices#comments Around the Web Residential HVAC Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:53:00 +0000 45311 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Photo shows presentation at the grand opening event. Capital Heating &amp; Cooling presented a $5,000 check to Make-A-Wish. The HVAC system in the building was donated by the Luxaire brand of Johnson Controls and installed by Capital Heating &amp; Cooling.</p> A plumber’s life in the South Pole http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/plumber-s-life-south-pole <div class="field-byline"> with Tom Soltis </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div><div class="truncated-body"><p>Have you ever wondered what it&rsquo;s like to be a plumber at South Pole, Antarctica? Now you can find out! Below is a story about plumbing in Antarctica told via e-mails from my master plumber friend Tom Soltis, who just finished a four-month season there. Tom worked as a plumber at the Amundsen-Scott Station, one of three United States Antarctica&nbsp;Program research stations managed by the National Science Program. You may be wondering how Tom and I met in the first ...</p></div></div></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/plumber-s-life-south-pole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/plumber-s-life-south-pole#comments Around the Web Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:34:00 +0000 45351 at http://contractingbusiness.com This Week in HVAC http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/week-hvac-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Homeowners give themselves good energy grades. Trane announces new products. JCI supports Make-a-Wish, and more . . . </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/week-hvac-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/week-hvac-0#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:33:00 +0000 45291 at http://contractingbusiness.com Women in the plumbing & HVACR trades share their success stories http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/women-plumbing-hvacr-trades-share-their-success-stories <div class="field-byline"> Candace Roulo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I have more and more opportunities to talk with women working in all aspects of the trade, from women working at manufacturers and associations to distributors and wholesalers.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/women-plumbing-hvacr-trades-share-their-success-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/women-plumbing-hvacr-trades-share-their-success-stories#comments Around the Web Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:32:00 +0000 45371 at http://contractingbusiness.com Distillery Dream Becomes Reality with Hydronics Experience http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/distillery-dream-becomes-reality-hydronics-experience <div class="node-body article-body">Amy and Steve Bohner &mdash; husband and wife entrepreneurs living in Northern California &mdash; started Alchemy Construction in 1998 with a focus on sustainable building practices. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/distillery-dream-becomes-reality-hydronics-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/distillery-dream-becomes-reality-hydronics-experience#comments Commercial HVAC Around the Web Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:18:00 +0000 45381 at http://contractingbusiness.com Comfortech 2016 to Feature a POWERHOUSE of Presenters http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/comfortech-2016-feature-powerhouse-presenters <div class="node-body article-body">Todd Buchholz and Weldon Long are the keynoters. Other heavy-hitters include Mike Agugliaro, Brigham Dickinson, Charlie Greer, Ruth King, Tom Casey, Carter Stanfield, and many more. Plus, an exhibit hall filled with the latest HVAC product and services will bring more innovation to contractors’ businesses.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/comfortech-2016-feature-powerhouse-presenters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/comfortech-2016-feature-powerhouse-presenters#comments Commercial HVAC Comfortech Residential HVAC HVACRDB Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:37:00 +0000 45271 at http://contractingbusiness.com IAPMO Seeks UMC A2L Task Group Members to Examine A2L Refrigerants http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/iapmo-seeks-umc-a2l-task-group-members-examine-a2l-refrigerants <div class="node-body article-body">IAPMO is accepting applications and seeking technical experts to participate on a task group relating to A2L refrigerants.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/iapmo-seeks-umc-a2l-task-group-members-examine-a2l-refrigerants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/iapmo-seeks-umc-a2l-task-group-members-examine-a2l-refrigerants#comments Refrigeration Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:37:00 +0000 45261 at http://contractingbusiness.com Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. Regional President appointed to AHRI Board of Directors http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/bosch-thermotechnology-corp-regional-president-appointed-ahri-board-directors <div class="node-body article-body">Vitor Gregorio is accountable for the performance of more than 500 associates with respect to strategy, business development, engineering, sales and financial controlling.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/bosch-thermotechnology-corp-regional-president-appointed-ahri-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/bosch-thermotechnology-corp-regional-president-appointed-ahri-board-directors#comments Commercial HVAC Around the Web Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:18:00 +0000 45401 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC Challenges & Changes: 2016 Executive Forum http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-challenges-changes-2016-executive-forum <div class="node-body gallery-body">Our panel of HVAC manufacturer experts offers an update on regulations, efficiency, mini-split systems, current business trends and ongoing challenges. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-challenges-changes-2016-executive-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-challenges-changes-2016-executive-forum#comments Residential HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:44:00 +0000 45051 at http://contractingbusiness.com 'Collage of Disgrace' — Wall of Shame June 2016 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/collage-disgrace-wall-shame-june-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">A new collection from the HVAC-Talk &#39;Wall of Shame&#39; showing work the good guys have to fix.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/collage-disgrace-wall-shame-june-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/collage-disgrace-wall-shame-june-2016#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:27:00 +0000 45201 at http://contractingbusiness.com Secrets to Anger Aversion http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/secrets-anger-aversion <div class="node-body article-body">There is no place for anger in customer service. You can't take back angry words that were hurled like darts at your customer.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/secrets-anger-aversion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/secrets-anger-aversion#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:27:00 +0000 45151 at http://contractingbusiness.com Positivity Helps Convert Calls Into Sales http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/positivity-helps-convert-calls-sales <div class="node-body article-body">If you call an HVACR company and are talking to someone who is humdrum, uninspired or in a bad mood, would you feel good about doing business with them?</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/positivity-helps-convert-calls-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/positivity-helps-convert-calls-sales#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Gold Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:53:00 +0000 45131 at http://contractingbusiness.com Tech Update June 2016: Ventilation http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/tech-update-june-2016-ventilation <div class="node-body gallery-body">Featuring ventilation products submitted in response to requests for information.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/tech-update-june-2016-ventilation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/tech-update-june-2016-ventilation#comments Commercial HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:23:00 +0000 45111 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contractor Buys 410 Condensate Pumps, and One is 'Golden' http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contractor-buys-410-condensate-pumps-and-one-golden <div class="field-byline"> News from RectorSeal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RectorSeal held the promotion last Fall when it randomly concealed 25 redeemable Golden Tickets with various products.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contractor-buys-410-condensate-pumps-and-one-golden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contractor-buys-410-condensate-pumps-and-one-golden#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:22:00 +0000 45121 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Michael Clarke, right, president of HVAC contractor Dussault Mechanical Services, Hudson, N.H., receives his Golden Ticket award &mdash;an i-Pad Mini3 &mdash; from Robert Forbes, partner, Gimper Forbes LLC., Edison, N.J., RectorSeal&rsquo;s New England territory manufacturer&rsquo;s representative. Clarke found<br /> the Golden Ticket in a Mini White Series Aspen Pump package he purchased from HVACR distributor Homans Associates, Wilmington, Mass.</p> RectorSeal Prevent Drain Pan Clogs with Gel Tabs, Now Available in Bulk http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/prevent-drain-pan-clogs-gel-tabs-now-available-bulk <div class="field-byline"> News from Nu-Calgon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nu-Calgon has launched new 100- and 200-count bulk jars of Gel Tabs™, an effective treatment that prevents condensate drain pans from clogging and getting musty odors</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/prevent-drain-pan-clogs-gel-tabs-now-available-bulk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/prevent-drain-pan-clogs-gel-tabs-now-available-bulk#comments Residential HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:15:00 +0000 45221 at http://contractingbusiness.com Inspection Camera from Milwaukee Tool Pivots for Faster Positioning http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/inspection-camera-milwaukee-tool-pivots-faster-positioning <div class="field-byline"> News from Milwaukee Tool </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Milwaukee Tool introduces new M12 M-SPECTOR FLEX™ SYSTEM designed from the ground-up to give users the versatility </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/inspection-camera-milwaukee-tool-pivots-faster-positioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/inspection-camera-milwaukee-tool-pivots-faster-positioning#comments Residential HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:15:00 +0000 45181 at http://contractingbusiness.com New Light Commercial Unit from Nortek http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-light-commercial-unit-nortek <div class="field-byline"> News from Nortek </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nortek Global HVAC has launched a new 3-phase large packaged gas/electric system in 2 to 5 tons for light commercial use. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-light-commercial-unit-nortek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-light-commercial-unit-nortek#comments Residential HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:15:00 +0000 45171 at http://contractingbusiness.com Carrier Introduces Performance Series Ductless Systems with 100% Heating Capacity http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/carrier-introduces-performance-series-ductless-systems-100-heating-capacity <div class="field-byline"> News from Carrier </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Carrier's Performance Series outdoor unit is part of a larger commitment Carrier has made toward providing customers with a comprehensive suite of ductless products that can meet or beat competing models.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/carrier-introduces-performance-series-ductless-systems-100-heating-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/carrier-introduces-performance-series-ductless-systems-100-heating-capacity#comments Residential HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:15:00 +0000 45161 at http://contractingbusiness.com