Articles Tagged with ''contractors''

Explaining Variable Speed to Customers

January 16, 2012
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

January 16, 2012
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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Contractors: Jan. 16, 2012

January 16, 2012
AirTight hires technician.


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Contractors: Jan. 9, 2012

January 9, 2012
Robinson Metal achieves ISO certification; Source Refrigeration & HVAC announces acquisition.


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Murphy's Law Going into Hibernation

December 26, 2011
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

December 19, 2011

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

December 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

December 12, 2011
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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Contractors Stay Connected - Intelligently

December 12, 2011
In a recent LinkedIn survey, 144 people responded to one simple question: What category does your favorite intelligent product fall under?


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Straight Talking With Contractors

Panelists Talk Technology
December 12, 2011
Three contractors representing a spectrum of business styles and opinions on the use of technology spoke to a standing room only crowd of HVACR contractors during the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Contracting Week™.


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