Articles Tagged with ''residential''

On The Job: Profiles in QA

November 28, 2011
The ACCA Quality Assured(QA)program, which launched earlier this year, was created to recognize contracting businesses that follow proper procedures and practices to design, install, and maintain home heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.

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DOE Finalizes Regional Standards

New Residential Standards Confirmed for Furnaces, A/Cs, Heat Pumps
November 14, 2011
After much debate, new regional standards for HVAC equipment have become a reality. On Oct. 25, the Department of Energy (DOE) confirmed that it adopted new residential appliance standards for central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps.

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The Moisture Epidemic

October 17, 2011
“An epidemic of moisture-related problems are causing more system failures today than ever before in the history of air conditioning and refrigeration,” said Paul Appler, a technical speaker at the state of Alabama’s mandated Continuing Education Program for HVACR Contractors.

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Finding the Right HVAC Contractor Group

October 3, 2011
Gary Marowske could be considered the Goldilocks of the HVAC contracting business trying out a few groups before finding the one that fit just right. Which one did he choose?

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Franchising Is a Means to Gain Market Share

October 3, 2011
There are many ways to grow an HVAC contracting business including developing a best business practice philosophy, expanding local service areas, bringing new and talented people on board, adding products and services, or acquiring add-on businesses. What else can you do to expand your business?

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In-Duct Fans Offer Ductwork Fixes

September 26, 2011
There are many applications where additional airflow would make an area more comfortable. In most cases, insufficient airflow is not caused by a lack of air handler cfm. What is the prime culprit? 

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Home Performance Contracting: Our Next Great Opportunity

September 26, 2011
What exactly is home performance contracting, or HPC? This article is the first of three in a series about home performance contracting.

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Smart Controls Put Homeowners and Contractors in Charge

September 19, 2011
Today, the simple thermostat is evolving into a much more complex digital device, still mounted on the wall, but providing homeowners with far greater control over their environment while offering detailed information about the performance of their home comfort system.
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Contractor Chooses Modulating Gas Furnaces

September 19, 2011
Not willing to risk a breakdown in the cold months ahead, the McClurgs contacted Fry Heating/Cooling/Plumbing in Toledo, Ohio, to explore their options for a new furnace. 

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85 Years of Leadership: Today’s Contractors Redefine Normal

September 19, 2011
If the 1920s readers of The Electric Refrigeration News and today’s NEWS contractor subscribers could see each other, they would probably be unrecognizable to each other.

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