Articles Tagged with ''contractors''

Explaining Variable Speed to Customers

When consumers are buying a new or replacement furnace from an HVAC contractor, it shouldn’t be surprising that many get that “deer in the headlights” expression on their faces when a tech or salesperson is trying to explain the concept of variable speed. Is there help?


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Dwyer Group Boss Goes Undercover

The Dwyer Group’s chairwoman and CEO Dina Dwyer-Owens felt it was time to do a little investigative work. Underneath a black wig and lots of makeup, she went undercover, seeking entry-level employment. Her entire journey was filmed by TV crews and will be broadcast on the CBS television show “Undercover Boss.”


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Murphy's Law Going into Hibernation

It has been my pleasure to write an occasional column for The NEWS for the last seven years. With upcoming changes to our staff responsibilities, those musings will be less frequent. Oh, you will still see a few errant missives from my keyboard, but I’ll mostly be tending to the type of duties admirably handled by Publisher John Conrad during the last 10 years.


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Nexstar Network Holds Meeting

At Nexstar® Network’s 31st Super Meeting, 375 plumbing, HVAC and electrical home service contractors representing 200 companies gathered in Nashville to boost their business development and best practices.


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Contractors: Dec. 19, 2011

GSM Services names residential sales manager and adds Commercial Service Agreement Sales staff member and service technician; GreenHomes America adds to its national franchise network; Dwyer Group named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas; Brady names water treatment technician.


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Ultimate Intelligence: A House That Thinks

The HVAC trade has a wide array of intelligent products at its fingertips, including thermostats that talk, furnaces that call contractors when there is a problem, and mobile phone applications specifically designed for service techs in the field. Now there is one more intelligent product that can be added to the mix.


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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