Mastercool Inc. invested more than 10 years of research and design into the Refrigeration Flaring and Swaging Tool, and that attention to detail helped the product bring home the gold in the Electronic and Hand Tools category of the 2016 Dealer Design Awards.
The gold award winner in the Contractor Services and Software category, TimeAnywhere model 2.0 from Data-Basics Inc., is a browser-based web portal for remote time entry and expense management. Its updated design offers a convenient dual-pane view of data-entry options, and touchscreen-friendly navigation helps contractors accurately track time, labor, and expenses.
To understand airflow, one must have a firm grasp of the rules driving its characteristics and behaviors. Many of the most complicated issues a tech encounters often tie to an airflow problem, so let's look at five airflow rules that can help anyone in the industry master the airside of the profession.
Each date offered three keynote presentations and supporting breakout sessions that focused on specific sales, leadership, and operational topics related to running a successful home improvement business and overcoming common challenges that contractors currently face in today’s marketplace.
Efficiency investments are projected to generate more than a quarter million new hires in 2016
July 13, 2016
Energy efficiency is driving innovation in policies, practices, and technologies, and with that is becoming much more significant to our economy, noted speakers at the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum, held at the National Press Club in Washington, District of Columbia, cosponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association.
Advancements in technology have extended the life cycle of virtually every product in the industry while at the same time are creating a need to replace equipment more frequently in order to take advantage of the most efficient offerings in the marketplace.
While there are pros and cons to offering extended warranties, most contractors agree offering this added assurance differentiates themselves from their competition and makes them that much more valuable to customers.
And, when it’s time to hit the books, HVAC distributors can be a great resource, as many offer specific product training from their vendors as well as general HVAC skills, troubleshooting, and even some business management courses for their contractor dealers.
Once largely dismissed by the education community, there is no doubt that online learning is becoming more mainstream across the U.S. To meet the growing demand for online training, many organizations have been expanding their online training libraries.
I was thinking about how we’ve grown so used to central heating and, with the exception of an occasional cleaning, pretty much ignore our boilers and heating systems when the weather gets hot and sticky. I wondered if it had always been this way...