Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en His First Post is an Electrical Nightmare — HVAC 'Wall of Shame' Update http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/his-first-post-electrical-nightmare-hvac-wall-shame-update <div class="node-body gallery-body">HVAC contractors often find very unsafe electrical conditions in homes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/his-first-post-electrical-nightmare-hvac-wall-shame-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/his-first-post-electrical-nightmare-hvac-wall-shame-update#comments Galleries Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:24:00 +0000 22041 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Improvement Process http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/improvement-process <div class="field-byline"> Mike Moore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HVAC Learning Solutions expert Mike Moore discusses his six-step process for continually improving your team and your HVAC business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/improvement-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/improvement-process#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:52:00 +0000 35851 at http://contractingbusiness.com Microf, Carrier Provide ‘Rent-to-Own’ HVAC Financing http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/microf-carrier-provide-rent-own-hvac-financing <div class="node-body article-body"> Microf will support dealers and their customers with a quick, user-friendly application process, a flexible product offering and specialized HVAC expertise, with the help of Carrier's distributor/dealer network.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/microf-carrier-provide-rent-own-hvac-financing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/microf-carrier-provide-rent-own-hvac-financing#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:08:00 +0000 35841 at http://contractingbusiness.com Mitsubishi Electric Shuffles Sales Leadership Team, Adds Directors http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-electric-shuffles-sales-leadership-team-adds-directors <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Mitsubishi Electric commercial business is led by Tom Dowling, vice president, commercial business, and residential business is headed by Steve O’Brien, vice president, residential business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-electric-shuffles-sales-leadership-team-adds-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-electric-shuffles-sales-leadership-team-adds-directors#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:26:00 +0000 35831 at http://contractingbusiness.com Keep HVAC Profits Rising With Summer Temperatures http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/keep-hvac-profits-rising-summer-temperatures <div class="field-byline"> Patricia Bonacorda </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maintaining a steady stream of profits throughout summer’s entirety should start with a plan of action in the spring. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/keep-hvac-profits-rising-summer-temperatures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/keep-hvac-profits-rising-summer-temperatures#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:48:00 +0000 35821 at http://contractingbusiness.com Happy 100th Birthday, Bahnson, Inc. http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/happy-100th-birthday-bahnson-inc <div class="node-body article-body">EMCOR subsidiary Bahnson has provided a unique combination of engineering, construction management, proprietary product offerings, service and maintenance, and installation capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/happy-100th-birthday-bahnson-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/happy-100th-birthday-bahnson-inc#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:18:00 +0000 35811 at http://contractingbusiness.com Wiegmann Associates Wins HVAC Component of Business Park http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/wiegmann-associates-wins-hvac-component-business-park <div class="field-byline"> News from Wiegmann Assoc. / Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Aviator Business Park, located within a State of Missouri Enhanced Enterprise Zone, houses commercial, industrial and warehousing tenants. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/wiegmann-associates-wins-hvac-component-business-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/wiegmann-associates-wins-hvac-component-business-park#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:08:00 +0000 35801 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Architectural rendering of Aviator Business Park.</p> Cybersecurity: Do You Have a Plan? http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/cybersecurity-do-you-have-plan <div class="field-byline"> Dominick Guarino </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With everything you have to deal with in your contracting business, there&rsquo;s a good chance the last thing you&rsquo;re worrying about is &ldquo;cybersecurity.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/cybersecurity-do-you-have-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/cybersecurity-do-you-have-plan#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:44:00 +0000 35791 at http://contractingbusiness.com Call Reluctance: A Curable Disease http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/call-reluctance-curable-disease <div class="field-byline"> Earl King </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Call reluctance will worsen if not addressed. The causes are varied, but there are solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/call-reluctance-curable-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/call-reluctance-curable-disease#comments Commercial HVAC Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:21:00 +0000 35781 at http://contractingbusiness.com August 2015 ContractingBusiness.com http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business/2015-08-21 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3>In This Issue:</h3> <ul> <li> <h3>2015 Hall of Fame Inductees</h3> </li> <li> <h3>Many Benefits of Franchising</h3> </li> <li> <h3>EPA Delists More Refrigerants</h3> </li> </ul> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/residential-hvac/you-just-cant-miss-comfortech">You Just Can&#039;t Miss Comfortech</a> <a href="/residential-hvac/hvac-franchising-meets-many-needs">HVAC Franchising Meets Many Needs </a> <a href="/august-2015-digital-edition">August 2015 Digital Edition</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000 35771 at http://contractingbusiness.com A Timeless Sales Strikeout http://contractingbusiness.com/service/timeless-sales-strikeout <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I often refer consumers to one of the many HVAC contractors I know and have trained. Oftentimes those consumers call me back, either to gripe or to rave. Here's a look at what has caused some salespeople to hit home runs while others are striking out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/timeless-sales-strikeout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/timeless-sales-strikeout#comments Service Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:52:00 +0000 35761 at http://contractingbusiness.com You Just Can't Miss Comfortech http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/you-just-cant-miss-comfortech <div class="field-byline"> by Robert P. Mader </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Comfortech is the only national HVAC, hydronic heating, and plumbing show that is designed exclusively for contractors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/you-just-cant-miss-comfortech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/you-just-cant-miss-comfortech#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:55:00 +0000 35751 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contracting Business 2015 Hall of Fame: Matt Michel —The Contractors' Advocate http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-matt-michel-contractors-advocate <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver, content director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Matt Michel currently resides at the corner of ‘Prosperity & Success,’ as CEO of The Service Roundtable. Contractors hope he never leaves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-matt-michel-contractors-advocate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-matt-michel-contractors-advocate#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:32:00 +0000 35741 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contracting Business 2015 Hall of Fame: Harold MacDowell — Coach. Mentor. Builder. http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-harold-macdowell-coach-mentor-builder <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver, content director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As CEO of the legendary TDIndustries, Harold MacDowell continues the company tradition of Total Quality Management and Servant Leadership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-harold-macdowell-coach-mentor-builder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-harold-macdowell-coach-mentor-builder#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:05:00 +0000 35731 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contracting Business 2015 Hall of Fame: Jack Lowe, Jr. — Servant Leader http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-jack-lowe-jr-servant-leader <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver, content director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jack Lowe, Jr. steered TDIndustries through a critical time in its history.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-jack-lowe-jr-servant-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-jack-lowe-jr-servant-leader#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:22:00 +0000 35721 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contracting Business 2015 Hall of Fame: Jack Lowe, Sr.—Businessman & Benefactor http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-jack-lowe-sr-businessman-benefactor <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver, content director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">He started it all for TDIndustries. To Jack Lowe, Sr., this archetype of the modern contracting firm was also a means of supporting families and serving communities. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-jack-lowe-sr-businessman-benefactor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-jack-lowe-sr-businessman-benefactor#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:06:00 +0000 35711 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contracting Business 2015 Hall of Fame: Four for Texas http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-four-texas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Four generations of excellence in HVAC business leadership and innovation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-four-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/contracting-business-2015-hall-fame-four-texas#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:49:00 +0000 35701 at http://contractingbusiness.com Mueller Industries to Acquire Tecumseh http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mueller-industries-acquire-tecumseh <div class="node-body article-body">Tecumseh will become a privately-held company following the acquisition by Mueller Industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mueller-industries-acquire-tecumseh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mueller-industries-acquire-tecumseh#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:39:00 +0000 35681 at http://contractingbusiness.com Tecumseh Provides Updated Position on Refrigerant Transition http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/tecumseh-provides-updated-position-refrigerant-transition <div class="field-byline"> News from Tecumseh </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For self-contained commercial refrigeration equipment with capacities less than ½ HP, Tecumseh continues to support HC refrigerant R290 (Propane) as the preferred choice.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/tecumseh-provides-updated-position-refrigerant-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/tecumseh-provides-updated-position-refrigerant-transition#comments Refrigeration Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:18:00 +0000 35691 at http://contractingbusiness.com ASHRAE Legionella Inspection Standard Adopted for NYC Cooling Towers http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/ashrae-legionella-inspection-standard-adopted-nyc-cooling-towers <div class="node-body article-body">The legislation addresses registration and inspection of cooling towers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/ashrae-legionella-inspection-standard-adopted-nyc-cooling-towers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/ashrae-legionella-inspection-standard-adopted-nyc-cooling-towers#comments Commercial HVAC Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:56:00 +0000 35661 at http://contractingbusiness.com 12 Strategies to Get The Most Out of Comfortech http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-strategies-get-most-out-comfortech <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Comfortech 2015 is a month away. If you are planning to attend, and you should, here is how to get the most out of the week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-strategies-get-most-out-comfortech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/12-strategies-get-most-out-comfortech#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:58:00 +0000 35641 at http://contractingbusiness.com Tech Update August 2015: Motors & Drives http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/tech-update-august-2015-motors-drives <div class="node-body gallery-body">This month we look at some of the leading motors and drives products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/tech-update-august-2015-motors-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/tech-update-august-2015-motors-drives#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000 35621 at http://contractingbusiness.com August Comfortech 2014 Product Showcase Award http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/august-comfortech-2014-product-showcase-award <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Filter Lock uses a magnetic cover to seal furnace or air conditioning system seams or filter slot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/august-comfortech-2014-product-showcase-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/august-comfortech-2014-product-showcase-award#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:15:00 +0000 35651 at http://contractingbusiness.com Allied Commercial Expands Z-Series and K-Series Product Lines http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/allied-commercial-expands-z-series-and-k-series-product-lines <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 6-ton model is designed for easy component access that takes the hassle out of service. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/allied-commercial-expands-z-series-and-k-series-product-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/allied-commercial-expands-z-series-and-k-series-product-lines#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:15:00 +0000 35631 at http://contractingbusiness.com Superintendent: Improved IAQ Improves School Attendance http://contractingbusiness.com/iaq-ventilation/superintendent-improved-iaq-improves-school-attendance <div class="field-byline"> John Parris Frantz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE Conference speaker credits chilled beam system for reduced fan energy usage, and vastly improved relative humidity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/iaq-ventilation/superintendent-improved-iaq-improves-school-attendance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/iaq-ventilation/superintendent-improved-iaq-improves-school-attendance#comments IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:01:00 +0000 35591 at http://contractingbusiness.com Daikin Applied Brings 'Internet of Things' Ideas to Contractors, Engineers, Building Owners http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daikin-applied-brings-internet-things-ideas-contractors-engineers-building-owners <div class="field-byline"> News from Daikin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Daikin's 'Ideas in Motion' Roadshow expands its tour schedule this fall to deliver the latest in HVAC technology to contractors, specifying engineers and building owners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daikin-applied-brings-internet-things-ideas-contractors-engineers-building-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/daikin-applied-brings-internet-things-ideas-contractors-engineers-building-owners#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:45:00 +0000 35581 at http://contractingbusiness.com Preparing for Next Year http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/preparing-next-year <div class="field-byline"> Mike Moore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don’t wait until the end of 2015 to start planning for next year. Get started today with these tips. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/preparing-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/preparing-next-year#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000 35571 at http://contractingbusiness.com Blue Corona to Offer FREE Marketing Videos to HVAC Companies Onsite at Comfortech 2015 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/blue-corona-offer-free-marketing-videos-hvac-companies-onsite-comfortech-2015 <div class="field-byline"> News from Blue Corona </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pre-register now to secure your free video time slot with the Blue Corona team at Comfortech.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/blue-corona-offer-free-marketing-videos-hvac-companies-onsite-comfortech-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/blue-corona-offer-free-marketing-videos-hvac-companies-onsite-comfortech-2015#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:33:00 +0000 35551 at http://contractingbusiness.com RectorSeal and Haier Collaborate for Mini-split Installation at Tech School http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/rectorseal-and-haier-collaborate-mini-split-installation-tech-school <div class="node-body gallery-body">VRF installation provides many learning opportunities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/rectorseal-and-haier-collaborate-mini-split-installation-tech-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/rectorseal-and-haier-collaborate-mini-split-installation-tech-school#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:02:00 +0000 35391 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Moore Tech students who worked on the installation. All photos courtesy RectorSeal.</p> HVAC Technician Death Stresses Need for Caution With Electricity http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-technician-death-stresses-need-caution-electricity <div class="node-body article-body">A 22-year-old HVAC technician working alone was locked to an electrified air handler.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-technician-death-stresses-need-caution-electricity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-technician-death-stresses-need-caution-electricity#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 35531 at http://contractingbusiness.com