Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en Source 1 Elgin, IL Location to Open Oct. 2 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/source-1-elgin-il-location-open-oct-2 <div class="node-body article-body">Source 1™, supplier of HVAC service parts, will soon open a new Source 1 HVAC Supply Center from Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group in Elgin, IL.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/source-1-elgin-il-location-open-oct-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/source-1-elgin-il-location-open-oct-2#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:16:00 +0000 27711 at http://contractingbusiness.com All About IdeaXChange - FAQ http://contractingbusiness.com/resources/all-about-ideaxchange-faq <div class="field-byline"> By Kate Kelly, Community Leader </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>XPERTS</strong><br /> At the center of IdeaXchange are industry thought leaders who initiate engaging conversations and lend their unique insights and perspectives. Xperts, as we call them, bring provocative issues to the forefront and help uncover the opportunities buried in business challenges. You can follow your favorite contributors and discover new thought-leaders.<br /> <br /> <strong>WHAT DO I DO?</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/resources/all-about-ideaxchange-faq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/resources/all-about-ideaxchange-faq#comments Resources Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:19:00 +0000 27701 at http://contractingbusiness.com Give Your HVAC Customers an Emergency Contact List http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/give-your-hvac-customers-emergency-contact-list <div class="node-body article-body">Service Roundtable provides monthly downloads of documents that can help improve your business's standing with customers and improve service. This month: emergency contacts are vital. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/give-your-hvac-customers-emergency-contact-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/give-your-hvac-customers-emergency-contact-list#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:17:00 +0000 27691 at http://contractingbusiness.com Free Belimo Webinar Today http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/free-belimo-webinar-today <div class="node-body article-body">In this 30 minute webinar, contractors will learn how to set up an economizer to match the specific climate zone profiles, and code requirements of different regions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/free-belimo-webinar-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/free-belimo-webinar-today#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:01:00 +0000 27681 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>In this 30 minute webinar, HVAC contractors will learn how to set up an economizer to match the specific climate zone profiles, and code requirements of different regions.</p> Refrigerant Producers, Systems Manufacturers Meet at White House to Discuss Alternatives, Timetable http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/refrigerant-producers-systems-manufacturers-meet-white-house-discuss-alternatives-t <div class="field-byline"> News from Johnson Controls/DuPont </div> <div class="node-body article-body">President Obama has a plan — a Climate Action Plan — to greatly reduce emissions from HFC refrigerants. The purpose of today's meeting was to obtain commitments and hear plans by industry leaders on how they intend to join in on this ongoing mission.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/refrigerant-producers-systems-manufacturers-meet-white-house-discuss-alternatives-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/refrigerant-producers-systems-manufacturers-meet-white-house-discuss-alternatives-t#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:34:00 +0000 27671 at http://contractingbusiness.com How to Use an Air Balance Hood http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-use-air-balance-hood <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Air balancing used to be a term reserved for the testing and adjusting of commercial HVAC systems. Today, in the residential and light commercial HVAC industry, the term air balancing is more accurately applied to HVAC System Diagnostics, Field Measured-Performance Verification, or Installed Efficiency Documentation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-use-air-balance-hood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-use-air-balance-hood#comments Service Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:28:00 +0000 27661 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">While an air-balancing hood is the most popular instrument used to verify the performance of an HVAC system, it could never get the job done alone.</span></p> PHCC Cleveland Chapter to Feature Customer Service Expert Steve Coscia http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/phcc-cleveland-chapter-feature-customer-service-expert-steve-coscia <div class="node-body article-body">Providing good customer service means more sales, higher profits and better customer retention. Steve Coscia will bring these principles to the PHCC Cleveland Chapter meeting, September 25, 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/phcc-cleveland-chapter-feature-customer-service-expert-steve-coscia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/phcc-cleveland-chapter-feature-customer-service-expert-steve-coscia#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:26:00 +0000 27651 at http://contractingbusiness.com Danfoss's John Galyen to Address Energy Issues http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/danfosss-john-galyen-address-energy-issues <div class="field-byline"> News from Danfoss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America, will address energy productivity at Energy 2030 On the Road, Monday, Sept. 29.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/danfosss-john-galyen-address-energy-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/danfosss-john-galyen-address-energy-issues#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:59:00 +0000 27641 at http://contractingbusiness.com Regional HVAC Acquisition: Mahle Acquires Cape Haze http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/regional-hvac-acquisition-mahle-acquires-cape-haze <div class="node-body article-body">Mahle Cool Air & Heating here has acquired Cape Haze Heating & Cooling Inc. in Port Charlotte, Florida.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/regional-hvac-acquisition-mahle-acquires-cape-haze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/regional-hvac-acquisition-mahle-acquires-cape-haze#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:31:00 +0000 27631 at http://contractingbusiness.com ContractingBusiness.com September 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/contracting-business/2014-09-12 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3> Now in Our 70th Year of Helping HVACR Managers Run Better Businesses</h3> <h3> September 2014<br /> <br /> In this Issue:</h3> <ul> <li> <h3> &nbsp;New Vehicle Roundup</h3> </li> <li> <h3> &nbsp;Guide to High-Efficiency Gas Furnaces</h3> </li> <li> <h3> 2014 Woman of the Year: Kathie Todd</h3> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/residential-hvac/kathie-todd-2014-hvacr-woman-year">Kathie Todd: 2014 HVACR Woman of the Year</a> <a href="/residential-hvac/2014-2015-guide-high-efficiency-furnaces">2014-2015 Guide to High-Efficiency Furnaces</a> <a href="/galleries/taking-it-streets-our-2015-truck-review">Taking It to the Streets: Our 2015 Truck Review</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 27381 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2014-2015 Guide to High-Efficiency Furnaces http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2014-2015-guide-high-efficiency-furnaces <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Our 31st Annual Guide to High-Efficiency Furnace Systems is presented as a sales tool. Manufacturers responded to our request for information, with information on some key features and benefits. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2014-2015-guide-high-efficiency-furnaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/2014-2015-guide-high-efficiency-furnaces#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:16:00 +0000 27601 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Our 2014-2015 furnace guide is presented as a sales tool.</p> HVAC Contractor's Truck Branding Includes NBA Sponsorship http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contractors-truck-branding-includes-nba-sponsorship <div class="field-byline"> Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A San Antonio HVAC contractor has found value in displaying the firm’s support for the San Antonio Spurs on company vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contractors-truck-branding-includes-nba-sponsorship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/hvac-contractors-truck-branding-includes-nba-sponsorship#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:24:00 +0000 27591 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>One of Champion AC&rsquo;s service vans, featuring the San Antonio Spurs mascot. As a sponsor of the Spurs, the company has its logo displayed inside the AT&amp;T Center during NBA season.</p> Products, Products, and More HVACR Products at Comfortech 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/products-products-and-more-hvacr-products-comfortech-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">A photo gallery of some of the products on display at Comfortech 2014</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/products-products-and-more-hvacr-products-comfortech-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/products-products-and-more-hvacr-products-comfortech-2014#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:26:00 +0000 27581 at http://contractingbusiness.com Comfortech 2014 Faces in the Crowd http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/comfortech-2014-faces-crowd <div class="node-body gallery-body">Comfortech 2014 has had a great attendance. Here's a glimpse of some faces in the crowd.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/comfortech-2014-faces-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/comfortech-2014-faces-crowd#comments Comfortech Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:57:00 +0000 27571 at http://contractingbusiness.com Solving Problems Effectively http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/solving-problems-effectively <div class="field-byline"> Andy Fracica </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the biggest challenges that business owners face is to be a problem-solver. If they are not, then they have to hire someone to solve problems for them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/solving-problems-effectively" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/solving-problems-effectively#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:46:00 +0000 27561 at http://contractingbusiness.com Creating the Ideal HVAC Work Environment http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/creating-ideal-hvac-work-environment <div class="field-byline"> Mike Moore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most important purposes of leadership is creating and sustaining a proper environment for employees to not only to do their jobs, but also to flourish while performing their day-to-day functions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/creating-ideal-hvac-work-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/creating-ideal-hvac-work-environment#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:40:00 +0000 27551 at http://contractingbusiness.com How a Heat Pump Works http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/how-heat-pump-works <div class="node-body video-body">Lennox® heat pumps can also be combined with a gas furnace for ultimate comfort and energy savings</div> <div class="field-byline"> Brought to you by Lennox </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/how-heat-pump-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/how-heat-pump-works#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:23:00 +0000 27541 at http://contractingbusiness.com Lennox Variable-Speed Furnace Technology http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lennox-variable-speed-furnace-technology <div class="node-body video-body">A Lennox variable speed furnace motor uses two-thirds less electricity than a standard single-speed motor.</div> <div class="field-byline"> Brought to you by Lennox </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lennox-variable-speed-furnace-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/lennox-variable-speed-furnace-technology#comments Videos Residential HVAC Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:19:00 +0000 27531 at http://contractingbusiness.com iHarmony® Zoning System http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/iharmony-zoning-system <div class="node-body video-body">The Lennox® iHarmony® zoning system solves the problem of uneven or uncomfortable temperatures throughout your house, while helping you reduce energy costs</div> <div class="field-byline"> Brought to you by Lennox </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/iharmony-zoning-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/iharmony-zoning-system#comments Videos Residential HVAC Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:15:00 +0000 27521 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Quietest HVAC System: Ultimate Comfort System™ http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/quietest-hvac-system-ultimate-comfort-system <div class="node-body video-body">Engineers at the Lennox® testing facility share how they make the quietest system on the market by testing variable speed airflow</div> <div class="field-byline"> Brought to you by Lennox </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/quietest-hvac-system-ultimate-comfort-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/quietest-hvac-system-ultimate-comfort-system#comments Videos Residential HVAC Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:07:00 +0000 27511 at http://contractingbusiness.com This Famous Musician Has Customer Service Tips for HVAC Contractors http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/famous-musician-has-customer-service-tips-hvac-contractors <div class="node-body video-body">Robin Crow runs a recording studio and being a world-class musician has a lot in common with running a successful contracting firm. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/famous-musician-has-customer-service-tips-hvac-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/famous-musician-has-customer-service-tips-hvac-contractors#comments Comfortech Videos Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:37:00 +0000 27491 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Most Advanced Thermostat: iComfort Wi-Fi http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/most-advanced-thermostat-icomfort-wi-fi <div class="node-body video-body">Engineers at the Lennox® testing facility share how the iComfort Wi-Fi® thermostat is tested to meet homeowners' standards</div> <div class="field-byline"> Brought to you by Lennox </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/most-advanced-thermostat-icomfort-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/most-advanced-thermostat-icomfort-wi-fi#comments Videos Residential HVAC Residential Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:35:00 +0000 27501 at http://contractingbusiness.com Innovation at Work: Comfortech Product Showcase Award Winners http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/innovation-work-comfortech-product-showcase-award-winners <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Comfortech Product Showcase Award winners talk with our Kate Kelly and give details about their new offerings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/innovation-work-comfortech-product-showcase-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/innovation-work-comfortech-product-showcase-award-winners#comments Comfortech Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:24:00 +0000 27481 at http://contractingbusiness.com Product Showcase Award/Products for September 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/product-showcase-awardproducts-september-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Compiled and edited by Connie Conklin </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out this month's selection of products including a mobile device for construction sites, water-cooled chillers, and high-performance louvers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/product-showcase-awardproducts-september-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/product-showcase-awardproducts-september-2014#comments Commercial HVAC Galleries Videos IAQ & Ventilation Residential HVAC Service Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:48:00 +0000 27471 at http://contractingbusiness.com Hyperlapse Video: Tour the Comfortech Show Floor http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/hyperlapse-video-tour-comfortech-show-floor <div class="field-byline"> Contracting Business Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Comfortech 2014 came to Nashville for its 19th year. Strap yourself in as we take you on a Hyperlapse Video tour of the show floor which features the top manufacturers and solutions providers in the Mechanical Systems industry.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="335" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kDkhZfxqVb8" width="595"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/hyperlapse-video-tour-comfortech-show-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/comfortech/hyperlapse-video-tour-comfortech-show-floor#comments Comfortech Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:18:00 +0000 27461 at http://contractingbusiness.com This Famous Musician Has Customer Service Tips for HVAC Contractors http://contractingbusiness.com/node/27451 <div class="field-byline"> Contracting Business Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Running a recording studio and being a world-class musician has a lot in common with running a successful contracting firm. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/node/27451" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/node/27451#comments Comfortech Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:31:00 +0000 27451 at http://contractingbusiness.com Tech Update, September 2014: Commercial & Residential Trucks and Accessories http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/tech-update-september-2014-commercial-residential-trucks-and-accessories <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Terry McIver, executive editor </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">You can't do your job efficiently without the correct tools, and that goes for transportation as well. Get up to speed with this sampling of commercial & residential trucks and accessories from leading manufacturers!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/tech-update-september-2014-commercial-residential-trucks-and-accessories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/tech-update-september-2014-commercial-residential-trucks-and-accessories#comments Galleries Service Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:19:00 +0000 27441 at http://contractingbusiness.com Comfortech 2014 is On! http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sept. 9 was the first of three days of learning more about improved profitability, improved management, and a higher level of service. The HVACR industry idea machine known as Comfortech is now in session in Nashville, TN.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/comfortech-2014#comments Refrigeration Residential HVAC Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:19:00 +0000 27431 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Joe Levi Music provided great sets of music during the Emerson Welcome Reception.</p> Terry McIver Refrigeration Service Today: New Products for Sept. 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-service-today-new-products-sept-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">DEWALT's Multi-level Workshop enables technicians to wheel tools close to the system under service, with all tools in four storage levels. Alfa Laval's ACH line of high-pressure brazed heat exchangers are single refrigerant circuit units for chillers in the 3-23 TR range and heat pumps in the 1-11 TR range.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-service-today-new-products-sept-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-service-today-new-products-sept-2014#comments Refrigeration Residential HVAC Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:42:00 +0000 27421 at http://contractingbusiness.com Taking It to the Streets: Our 2015 Truck Review http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/taking-it-streets-our-2015-truck-review <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Mike Weil </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">In our second annual truck review, we share with you the latest improvements from the leading truck manufacturers. It’s time to consider the vehicles you’ll need to update your fleet and take advantage of the latest truck designs to help grow your bottom line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/taking-it-streets-our-2015-truck-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/taking-it-streets-our-2015-truck-review#comments Galleries Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:55:00 +0000 27411 at http://contractingbusiness.com