Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en Viessmann U.S. Celebrates 25 Years in America With Plans for More Growth; Announces Open House http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/viessmann-us-celebrates-25-years-america-plans-more-growth-announces-open-house <div class="field-byline"> News from Viessmann U.S. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Viessmann will host its annual Open House Event on Thursday, September 10, 2015 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/viessmann-us-celebrates-25-years-america-plans-more-growth-announces-open-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/viessmann-us-celebrates-25-years-america-plans-more-growth-announces-open-house#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:53:00 +0000 35321 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson Provides Product Information & Fun During RSC Open House http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/emerson-provides-product-information-fun-during-rsc-open-house <div class="field-byline"> News from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RSC guests were asked to bring non-perishable food or make donations for local donation on behalf of the Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/emerson-provides-product-information-fun-during-rsc-open-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/emerson-provides-product-information-fun-during-rsc-open-house#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:40:00 +0000 35311 at http://contractingbusiness.com 19 Mistakes Struggling Contractors Make – Part 2 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/19-mistakes-struggling-contractors-make-part-2 <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The focus of magazines like Contracting Business is successful contractors. Yet, success eludes many, if not most contractors. They struggle. And there is a pattern to their struggles. Here are 9 mistakes struggling contractors make.</p> <p><strong>11. They Pay For Time</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/19-mistakes-struggling-contractors-make-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/19-mistakes-struggling-contractors-make-part-2#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:21:00 +0000 35301 at http://contractingbusiness.com In August, We're Motor Heads! Send us Product News ASAP http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/august-were-motor-heads-send-us-product-news-asap <div class="node-body article-body">The August CB "Tech Update" will feature a variety of HVAC-related motors and drives. Manufacturers, please send us your product news and photos.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/august-were-motor-heads-send-us-product-news-asap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/august-were-motor-heads-send-us-product-news-asap#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:21:00 +0000 35291 at http://contractingbusiness.com 5 Things HVAC Contractors Need to Know About WiFi Enabled Thermostats http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-things-hvac-contractors-need-know-about-wifi-enabled-thermostats <div class="field-byline"> News from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three out of four homes have Wi-Fi. So now's the time for distributors and contractors to offer an affordable Wi-Fi option that will help grow your businesses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-things-hvac-contractors-need-know-about-wifi-enabled-thermostats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-things-hvac-contractors-need-know-about-wifi-enabled-thermostats#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:59:00 +0000 35281 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Smart HVAC contractors are meeting the need by making room for Wi-Fi thermostats on their trucks and in their business plans. Photo courtesy Emerson Climate Technologies.</p> Introducing the 2015 Comfortech Product Showcase http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/introducing-2015-comfortech-product-showcase <div class="node-body article-body">Comfortech exhibitors are invited to send CB editors news about one major product they'll be exhibiting during the show. It will then appear in a new product feature page on the Comfortech show website.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/introducing-2015-comfortech-product-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/introducing-2015-comfortech-product-showcase#comments Comfortech Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:03:00 +0000 35271 at http://contractingbusiness.com Today's the Day! Philanthro Launches New Line of Air Filters With a Charitable Mission http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/todays-day-philanthro-launches-new-line-air-filters-charitable-mission <div class="node-body article-body">Philanthro’s mission is to transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by offering high quality air filters and donating a portion of each sale.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/todays-day-philanthro-launches-new-line-air-filters-charitable-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/todays-day-philanthro-launches-new-line-air-filters-charitable-mission#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:19:00 +0000 35241 at http://contractingbusiness.com Digital Marketing for HVAC Professionals: Part 1—Website Optimization http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/digital-marketing-hvac-professionals-part-1-website-optimization <div class="field-byline"> Joe Dowd </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are ways to optimize your website to increase its visibility on search engines and create a positive user experience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/digital-marketing-hvac-professionals-part-1-website-optimization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/digital-marketing-hvac-professionals-part-1-website-optimization#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:08:00 +0000 35231 at http://contractingbusiness.com The HVAC industry is nothing short of amazing http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/hvac-industry-nothing-short-amazing <div class="field-byline"> By Gina Copeland </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are a variety of roles for people within the HVACR industry and equally as many for women; anywhere from service to sales to management, from entrepreneurship to manufacturing to corporate roles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/hvac-industry-nothing-short-amazing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/hvac-industry-nothing-short-amazing#comments HVACRDB Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:16:00 +0000 35211 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson Climate Technologies Webinar Explains EPA Final Rule http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-climate-technologies-webinar-explains-epa-final-rule <div class="node-body article-body">The complimentary webinar will be held from 2–3:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 18. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-climate-technologies-webinar-explains-epa-final-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-climate-technologies-webinar-explains-epa-final-rule#comments Refrigeration Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:29:00 +0000 35181 at http://contractingbusiness.com Register Today for the New "C3: Comfortech Contractor Competition" http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/register-today-new-c3-comfortech-contractor-competition <div class="node-body article-body">New at Comfortech, St. Louis, September 15-17. Contestants are judged on accuracy, skill and timing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/register-today-new-c3-comfortech-contractor-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/register-today-new-c3-comfortech-contractor-competition#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:20:00 +0000 35171 at http://contractingbusiness.com NAIMA Guide Provides Methods for Insulating Chilled Water Systems http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/naima-guide-provides-methods-insulating-chilled-water-systems <div class="node-body article-body">A new, free NAIMA guide for professional insulation contractors covers usage of mineral fiber pipe insulation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/naima-guide-provides-methods-insulating-chilled-water-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/naima-guide-provides-methods-insulating-chilled-water-systems#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:08:00 +0000 35161 at http://contractingbusiness.com Before Recommending Anything . . . http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/recommending-anything <div class="node-body article-body">Before making any recommendations or offering any advice, establish first in your own mind, then in your customer’s, the LOGICAL reason to take action. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/recommending-anything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/recommending-anything#comments Residential HVAC Sat, 18 Jul 2015 15:04:00 +0000 35151 at http://contractingbusiness.com Magnum Boots Take What Summer Dishes Out http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/magnum-boots-take-what-summer-dishes-out <div class="node-body article-body">Magnum Boots has created products that sources report offer unparalleled comfort, technology and value. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/magnum-boots-take-what-summer-dishes-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/magnum-boots-take-what-summer-dishes-out#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:18:00 +0000 35101 at http://contractingbusiness.com Refrigeration Contractors: Join Our Panel Discussion http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-contractors-join-our-panel-discussion <div class="field-byline"> Terry McIver, content director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ContractingBusiness.com needs a small number of commercial refrigeration contractors with supermarket experience to serve on a panel discussion. Travel benefits apply.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-contractors-join-our-panel-discussion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-contractors-join-our-panel-discussion#comments Refrigeration Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:36:00 +0000 33991 at http://contractingbusiness.com Friedrich Air Conditioning Donation Benefits Chicago and Piedras Negras, Mexico http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/friedrich-air-conditioning-donation-benefits-chicago-and-piedras-negras-mexico <div class="field-byline"> News from Friedrich </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Donations by Friedrich to an historic Chicago theater and a ministry that serves in Mexico will provide much-needed relief.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/friedrich-air-conditioning-donation-benefits-chicago-and-piedras-negras-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/friedrich-air-conditioning-donation-benefits-chicago-and-piedras-negras-mexico#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:10:00 +0000 35081 at http://contractingbusiness.com Barrel Pack Provides 2,500 ft. of Cable for Projects http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/barrel-pack-provides-2500-ft-cable-projects <div class="field-byline"> News from AFC Cable Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Barrel Pack reduces scrap and handling compared to using individual coils in lengths that may not match the project requirement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/barrel-pack-provides-2500-ft-cable-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/barrel-pack-provides-2500-ft-cable-projects#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:41:00 +0000 35071 at http://contractingbusiness.com Johnson Controls Opens VRF Training Center http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/johnson-controls-opens-vrf-training-center <div class="node-body gallery-body">Training center participants will learn how to design, install and service Johnson Controls VRF systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/johnson-controls-opens-vrf-training-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/johnson-controls-opens-vrf-training-center#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:24:00 +0000 35051 at http://contractingbusiness.com RIDGID RV1650 Motor On Bottom Wet/Dry Vac http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/ridgid-rv1650-motor-bottom-wetdry-vac <div class="node-body video-body">You’ve never seen anything like this before. The newest innovation in wet/dry vacuum technology has arrived. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/ridgid-rv1650-motor-bottom-wetdry-vac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/ridgid-rv1650-motor-bottom-wetdry-vac#comments Videos Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:52:00 +0000 35061 at http://contractingbusiness.com Danfoss Symposium Explores Reshaping 'The Grid' http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/danfoss-symposium-explores-reshaping-grid <div class="field-byline"> News from Danfoss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium addressed connectivity, community-level regulation, integration and management, and new building-grid dynamics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/danfoss-symposium-explores-reshaping-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/danfoss-symposium-explores-reshaping-grid#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:11:00 +0000 35041 at http://contractingbusiness.com July 2015 ContractingBusiness.com http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business/2015-07-15 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3>In This Issue:</h3> <ul> <li> <h3>2015 Quality Home Comfort Awards</h3> </li> <li> <h3>Portraits of HVAC Influence</h3> </li> <li> <h3>Tech Update: Residential Controls</h3> </li> </ul> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-introduction-hvac-innovators-bring-comfort-home">2015 Quality Home Comfort Awards Introduction: HVAC Innovators Bring Comfort Home</a> <a href="/residential-hvac/portraits-hvac-influence">Portraits of HVAC Influence</a> <a href="/july-2015-digital-edition">July 2015 Digital Edition</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 35021 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Cover photo by Ryann Ford</p> 2015 Quality Home Comfort Awards: Offering Options Brings in a Project http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-offering-options-brings-project <div class="field-byline"> Terry McIver, content director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Bruce of General Air Conditioning offered HVAC comfort options the customer didn't know existed. Bingo!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-offering-options-brings-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-offering-options-brings-project#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:19:00 +0000 34911 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Pope is Wrong About Air Conditioning http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/pope-wrong-about-air-conditioning <div class="field-byline"> Bob Mader </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Air conditioning exists as a service for something else, the same way Carrier applied his invention to a printing plant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/pope-wrong-about-air-conditioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/pope-wrong-about-air-conditioning#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:14:00 +0000 35031 at http://contractingbusiness.com How to Measure Commercial System Efficiency http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-measure-commercial-system-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s just not fair. Some contractors have a distinct advantage in the marketplace over their competitors; they ruthlessly and knowingly measure the live operating efficiency of HVAC systems. With the knowledge they gain, they diagnose and prescribe solutions to system defects that others don&rsquo;t even know exist. Their prices are much higher and the efficiency of their systems far exceeds their competition. Let&rsquo;s take a look at why the gap between everyday HVAC contractors and Performance-Based contractors is widening.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-measure-commercial-system-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-measure-commercial-system-efficiency#comments Service Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:09:00 +0000 35011 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2015 Quality Home Comfort Awards Introduction: HVAC Innovators Bring Comfort Home http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-introduction-hvac-innovators-bring-comfort-home <div class="field-byline"> Terry McIver, content director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Quality Home Comfort Awards feature some of the best work by HVAC contractors. This year's awards are sponsored by Carrier, Emerson Climate Technologies and Uponor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-introduction-hvac-innovators-bring-comfort-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-introduction-hvac-innovators-bring-comfort-home#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:29:00 +0000 34961 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2015 Quality Home Comfort Awards: From Ordinary to Exceptional http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-ordinary-exceptional <div class="field-byline"> Terry McIver, content director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These homeowners had done their homework, and wanted a "net-zero" energy use home. Tom Casey and Climate Partners provided a near "net-zero" HVAC solution. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-ordinary-exceptional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-ordinary-exceptional#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:22:00 +0000 34921 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2015 Quality Home Comfort Awards: Comfort Restored for New Owners http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-comfort-restored-new-owners <div class="field-byline"> Terry McIver, content director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This home had gone unoccupied for about a year, and presented a sizable comfort load of 9,600 sq. ft., as well as a basketball court and indoor swimming pool. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-comfort-restored-new-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-comfort-restored-new-owners#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:58:00 +0000 34941 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2015 Quality Home Comfort Awards: Finding Their Place in History http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-finding-their-place-history <div class="field-byline"> Terry McIver, content director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When some of the homeowners living in San Antonio's historic King William District need a new HVAC comfort system, they often call on Lone Star Air Conditioning & Heating. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-finding-their-place-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2015-quality-home-comfort-awards-finding-their-place-history#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:18:00 +0000 34931 at http://contractingbusiness.com Lennox Mini-VRF Conditions Up to Seven Zones http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lennox-mini-vrf-conditions-seven-zones <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> The mini-VRF is ideal for light commercial applications requiring high-efficiency conditioning of multiple zones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lennox-mini-vrf-conditions-seven-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lennox-mini-vrf-conditions-seven-zones#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:15:00 +0000 35001 at http://contractingbusiness.com Control Home Comfort Anywhere, Anytime with Emerson's Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/control-home-comfort-anywhere-anytime-emersons-sensi-wi-fi-programmable-thermostat <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat provides control of home comfort anytime and anywhere from a smartphone, tablet or PC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/control-home-comfort-anywhere-anytime-emersons-sensi-wi-fi-programmable-thermostat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/control-home-comfort-anywhere-anytime-emersons-sensi-wi-fi-programmable-thermostat#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:15:00 +0000 34991 at http://contractingbusiness.com