Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en HVAC LIFESAVERS — UPDATED HVAC 'Wall of Shame' Photo Gallery http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-lifesavers-updated-hvac-wall-shame-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">HVAC contractors — the good ones, that is — often arrive just in time to prevent accidents or death from methods used by unlicensed, unscrupulous vultures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-lifesavers-updated-hvac-wall-shame-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-lifesavers-updated-hvac-wall-shame-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:24:00 +0000 22041 at http://contractingbusiness.com Best of Rob ‘Doc’ Falke http://contractingbusiness.com/service/best-rob-doc-falke-1 <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rob &lsquo;Doc&rsquo; Falke has been writing articles for the Hotmail newsletter for quite some time. His technical knowledge and expertise have filled his articles with information that contractors use for reference and continue to come back to ContractingBusiness.com to read, even months or years after it&rsquo;s been published. Below is a collection of &lsquo;best-of&rsquo; articles for your reference and enjoyment!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/best-rob-doc-falke-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/best-rob-doc-falke-1#comments Service Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:57:00 +0000 34721 at http://contractingbusiness.com Seeley International Acquires Coolerado http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/seeley-international-acquires-coolerado <div class="field-byline"> News from Coolerado </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coolerado’s indirect evaporative air conditioning products will become a part of Seeley’s portfolio that includes the trusted brands, Breezair, Convair, Coolair, Braemar, and Climate Wizard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/seeley-international-acquires-coolerado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/seeley-international-acquires-coolerado#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:32:00 +0000 34711 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Leading the way in the Seeley acquisition of Coolerado Corporation are, Jon Seeley, right, group managing director of Seeley International, and Tom Teynor, CEO of Coolerado Corporation.<br /> Photo courtesy Coolerado Corp.</p> Titus: Redefine Your Comfort Zone http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/titus-redefine-your-comfort-zone <div class="node-body video-body">Since 1946, Titus has inspired a whole industry, creating an array of air management products that succeed in marrying functional beauty with the highest degree of comfort.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/titus-redefine-your-comfort-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/titus-redefine-your-comfort-zone#comments Videos Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:52:00 +0000 34701 at http://contractingbusiness.com Marathon Data Systems, Changes Name to WorkWave, and Acquires Foxtrax GPS, a Cloud-based Leader in Fleet Tracking Technology http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/marathon-data-systems-changes-name-workwave-and-acquires-foxtrax-gps-cloud-based-le <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Marathon Data Systems has changed its name to WorkWave, reinforcing the tight integration of its cloud-based platforms in marketing, field service management, route planning, and optimization and GPS.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/marathon-data-systems-changes-name-workwave-and-acquires-foxtrax-gps-cloud-based-le" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/marathon-data-systems-changes-name-workwave-and-acquires-foxtrax-gps-cloud-based-le#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:15:00 +0000 34691 at http://contractingbusiness.com Tall, Supertall, Megatall: ASHRAE Provides Design Guidance for All http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/tall-supertall-megatall-ashrae-provides-design-guidance-all <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall and Megatall Building Systems" Guide now available with broadened scope and updated content</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/tall-supertall-megatall-ashrae-provides-design-guidance-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/tall-supertall-megatall-ashrae-provides-design-guidance-all#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:15:00 +0000 34681 at http://contractingbusiness.com Direct Energy to acquire water heater rental and protection plan business http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/direct-energy-acquire-water-heater-rental-and-protection-plan-business <div class="field-deck"> Purchase gives leading home services provider additional assets and customers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Direct Energy has entered an agreement to acquire all the assets of an appliance rental company based in the Northeast United States for $4.5 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/direct-energy-acquire-water-heater-rental-and-protection-plan-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/direct-energy-acquire-water-heater-rental-and-protection-plan-business#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:24:00 +0000 34661 at http://contractingbusiness.com Onset Data Logger Records Wirelessly to Mobile Devices http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/onset-data-logger-records-wirelessly-mobile-devices <div class="field-byline"> Complied by Ashley M. Doles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Onset logger records and transmits carbon dioxide, temperature, and relative humidity data wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/onset-data-logger-records-wirelessly-mobile-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/onset-data-logger-records-wirelessly-mobile-devices#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:15:00 +0000 34671 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contractors in Social Media: Top 10 Plumbing Urban Legends http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contractors-social-media-top-10-plumbing-urban-legends <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Kate Kelly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week's wrap up includes plumbing urban legends, an 80s Amiga that is still kickin', and the adventures of Johnny Tundra, Cold Weather Engineer!</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contractors-social-media-top-10-plumbing-urban-legends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contractors-social-media-top-10-plumbing-urban-legends#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:32:00 +0000 34631 at http://contractingbusiness.com 37 Ways to Differentiate Your Air Conditioning Company http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/37-ways-differentiate-your-air-conditioning-company <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How can you stand out? What makes you different in the eyes of your customers and prospects from every other contractor in your market?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/37-ways-differentiate-your-air-conditioning-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/37-ways-differentiate-your-air-conditioning-company#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:43:00 +0000 34571 at http://contractingbusiness.com B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/b-500-transportable-pipe-beveller <div class="node-body video-body">The RIDGID B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller produces a high-quality bevel in less than two minutes (on Schedule 40 pipe with a diameter of 12” or less) without flames or sparks. The compact design quickly mounts to pipes 4” and up with a maximum wall thickness of a ½” and creates consistent bevels in a single pass. For more information on our products, visit <a href="http://www.RIDGID.com" title="www.RIDGID.com">www.RIDGID.com</a>.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/b-500-transportable-pipe-beveller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/b-500-transportable-pipe-beveller#comments Videos Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:52:00 +0000 32191 at http://contractingbusiness.com Refrigeration News: Ahold, Delhaize to Merge http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-news-ahold-delhaize-merge <div class="field-byline"> News from Ahold/Delhaize </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The merger will create a worldwide base of more than 6,500 stores and 375,000 employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-news-ahold-delhaize-merge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-news-ahold-delhaize-merge#comments Refrigeration Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:08:00 +0000 34531 at http://contractingbusiness.com New York Packaged Units Meet Efficiency Standard http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/new-york-packaged-units-meet-efficiency-standard <div class="field-byline"> News from York </div> <div class="node-body article-body">York Sunline packaged units of three- to five-tons feature Simplicity controls, for easy setup and programming.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/new-york-packaged-units-meet-efficiency-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/new-york-packaged-units-meet-efficiency-standard#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:27:00 +0000 34561 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The York Sunline units, which meet UL 1995 requirements, also incorporate new low-leak economizers.</p> 5 Ways to Build a Winning Team http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-ways-build-winning-team <div class="node-body gallery-body">To knock the competition out of the park, you’ll need to assume the position of HVAC coach and assemble a team of competitive all-stars. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-ways-build-winning-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-ways-build-winning-team#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:59:00 +0000 34551 at http://contractingbusiness.com Comfortech Product Showcase Award: TMS ACOTRUCK Works Like a Paper Order, Only Better http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-product-showcase-award-tms-acotruck-works-paper-order-only-better <div class="node-body article-body">Team Management Systems' ACOTRUCK Mobile Work Order allows technicians to invoice customers in the field, process payments, capture the customer's signature, and upload information back to the office.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-product-showcase-award-tms-acotruck-works-paper-order-only-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-product-showcase-award-tms-acotruck-works-paper-order-only-better#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:15:00 +0000 33571 at http://contractingbusiness.com Where Have All The Qualified HVAC Workers Gone? http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/where-have-all-qualified-hvac-workers-gone <div class="field-byline"> by Brian Hooper </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How can students learn about HVACR if nobody is showing them? Establish advocacy in your community to help change the image of skilled careers in HVACR and other trades. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/where-have-all-qualified-hvac-workers-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/where-have-all-qualified-hvac-workers-gone#comments Residential HVAC Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:20:00 +0000 34511 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contractors in Social Media: Pests, Pests, and More Pests! http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contractors-social-media-pests-pests-and-more-pests <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Kate Kelly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week's top stories include all sorts of reptiles and pests in all the wrong places and a peek back at what it was like before indoor plumbing. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contractors-social-media-pests-pests-and-more-pests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contractors-social-media-pests-pests-and-more-pests#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:34:00 +0000 34501 at http://contractingbusiness.com Uponor, Inc. to Resolve Class-action Suit Through Enhanced Warranty http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/uponor-inc-resolve-class-action-suit-through-enhanced-warranty <div class="field-byline"> News from Uponor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Uponor, Inc. and several home builders, plumbers and distributor partners have requested court approval of two class-action settlements relating to alleged failure risks of Uponor yellow brass fittings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/uponor-inc-resolve-class-action-suit-through-enhanced-warranty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/uponor-inc-resolve-class-action-suit-through-enhanced-warranty#comments Commercial HVAC Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:57:00 +0000 34491 at http://contractingbusiness.com Nest Announces New Innovations http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/nest-announces-new-innovations <div class="field-byline"> News from Nest </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nest also announced it is partnering with home insurance companies - starting with American Family and Liberty Mutual Insurance - to help customers stay safe while saving money on their insurance policies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/nest-announces-new-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/nest-announces-new-innovations#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:43:00 +0000 34471 at http://contractingbusiness.com Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. starts $4.8 million of HVAC work at six new Orlando-area projects http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/comprehensive-energy-services-inc-starts-48-million-hvac-work-six-new-orlando-area-p <div class="node-body article-body">Orlando-based Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is starting $4.8 million of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and special effects work at six new Orlando-area projects. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/comprehensive-energy-services-inc-starts-48-million-hvac-work-six-new-orlando-area-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/comprehensive-energy-services-inc-starts-48-million-hvac-work-six-new-orlando-area-p#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:16:00 +0000 34461 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Orlando, Fla.</p> iStock/Thinkstock Founding Fathers — HVAC Dads and Next Generations Keep Legacies Alive http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/founding-fathers-hvac-dads-and-next-generations-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/founding-fathers-hvac-dads-and-next-generations-keep-legacies-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/founding-fathers-hvac-dads-and-next-generations-keep-legacies-alive#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:06:00 +0000 34271 at http://contractingbusiness.com ASAP, AHRI, ACEEE Reach Accord on Commercial AC/Furnace Rulemaking http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/asap-ahri-aceee-reach-accord-commercial-acfurnace-rulemaking <div class="field-byline"> News from ASAP </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Contractors, agencies, and energy/environmental advocates reached consensus and provided recommendations for energy conservation standards, test procedures and metrics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/asap-ahri-aceee-reach-accord-commercial-acfurnace-rulemaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/asap-ahri-aceee-reach-accord-commercial-acfurnace-rulemaking#comments Commercial HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:52:00 +0000 34451 at http://contractingbusiness.com Heatcraft Releases New Air-cooled Packaged Chillers http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/heatcraft-releases-new-air-cooled-packaged-chillers <div class="node-body article-body">Heatcraft chiller units feature compact, high efficiency braze plate evaporators for improved heat transfer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/heatcraft-releases-new-air-cooled-packaged-chillers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/heatcraft-releases-new-air-cooled-packaged-chillers#comments Refrigeration Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:21:00 +0000 34441 at http://contractingbusiness.com Energy Savings with New Master-Bilt Merchandisers http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/energy-savings-new-master-bilt-merchandisers <div class="field-byline"> News from Master-Bilt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These new glass door merchandisers provide extensive flexibility that businesses require for growing market segments,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/energy-savings-new-master-bilt-merchandisers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/energy-savings-new-master-bilt-merchandisers#comments Refrigeration Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:07:00 +0000 34431 at http://contractingbusiness.com A Blunt Look at the Evolution of HVAC System Efficiency http://contractingbusiness.com/service/blunt-look-evolution-hvac-system-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Let’s take a peek at the evolution of HVAC efficiency from 40 years ago to today to see if we can imagine where it might be headed in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/blunt-look-evolution-hvac-system-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/blunt-look-evolution-hvac-system-efficiency#comments Service Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:42:00 +0000 34421 at http://contractingbusiness.com Comfortech Product Showcase Award: Robinair http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-product-showcase-award-robinair <div class="field-byline"> News from Robinair </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The RAVG-1 employs a sophisticated MEMS Pirani-type sensor that directly measures flow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-product-showcase-award-robinair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-product-showcase-award-robinair#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:51:00 +0000 34411 at http://contractingbusiness.com Testo Donates Bluetooth Manifolds to HVAC Educators http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/testo-donates-bluetooth-manifolds-hvac-educators <div class="field-byline"> News from Testo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The digital manifolds will serve students enrolled in the accredited two-year program at NFEC in Northern New York State. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/testo-donates-bluetooth-manifolds-hvac-educators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/testo-donates-bluetooth-manifolds-hvac-educators#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:20:00 +0000 34401 at http://contractingbusiness.com Unified Group Builds on Service During Two-Day Conference http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/unified-group-builds-service-during-two-day-conference <div class="field-byline"> News from The Unified Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The goal of the two-day conference was to give attendees new ideas, and a peer network to help continue to improve their customer service skills with internal and external clients. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/unified-group-builds-service-during-two-day-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/unified-group-builds-service-during-two-day-conference#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:43:00 +0000 34391 at http://contractingbusiness.com Chicago HVAC Firm Marks 25 Years with New Branding http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/chicago-hvac-firm-marks-25-years-new-branding <div class="node-body article-body">A leading HVAC firm wants customers to know they put trust and integrity first.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/chicago-hvac-firm-marks-25-years-new-branding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/chicago-hvac-firm-marks-25-years-new-branding#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:16:00 +0000 34381 at http://contractingbusiness.com Digital World Will Impact You http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/digital-world-will-impact-you <div class="field-byline"> Bob Mader </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HVAC contractors must get up-to-speed on connected homes, home security, mobile marketing and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/digital-world-will-impact-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/digital-world-will-impact-you#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:10:00 +0000 34361 at http://contractingbusiness.com Photo by Thinkstock.