While the busy season can be stressful for HVAC contractors, it’s also a moneymaker. As a result, some companies go so far as to black out the summer months and highly discourage, or even restrict, employee vacations at this time.
A set of recently enacted energy conservation standards for commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, and warm-air furnaces, otherwise known as rooftop units (RTUs), are set to go into effect in 2018 and 2023 and should, most definitely, be on the radar of all commercial HVAC contractors and manufacturers.
National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day is a successful event that has been held each of the last four years, helping thousands of students achieve their moments of glory at more than 40 schools as they prepare for rewarding careers in the skilled trades.
When I met Thomas Engel in Sweden on Nov. 28, 1990, he said, “The paths of life are frequently this strange.” Afterward, he mentioned that if a shoe factory had been present in his vicinity at the time he invented PEX, we would perhaps be walking around today on shoe soles made of cross-linked polyethylene.
The New York Geothermal Organization (NY-GEO) hosted its annual conference April 19-20 in Albany, New York. The event, which registered as the largest in the organization’s history, allowed elected officials, government agencies, and industry professionals from around the world to share the progress being made toward implementation of geothermal heating and cooling technologies.
When Todd Morgan decided to start a mechanical contracting firm, he had only $10,000 cash in his pocket and no line of credit. He’s the first to admit that this is way too little to be starting a mechanical contracting business.
One common source of declining system performance lies in a unit’s coils. The NEWS recently talked with several industry leaders who shared their experiences, coil troubleshooting tips, and best practices to help identify and fix foiled coils.
The NEWS asked seven of its Best Contractors to Work For contest winners to share the best business advice they’ve ever received. Each individual offered unique advice, ranging from clearly defining a company’s purpose to fully trusting in God’s omnipotence. Here for your perusal are the insights, advice, and opinions as provided by the Magnificent Seven.