The geothermal industry has a lot going on at the moment. Federal tax incentives, or lack thereof, currently dominate the discussion, but manufacturers are releasing new, intelligent geothermal products all the time.
Since the tax credits went into effect in 2008, many contractors have experienced a significant boost in their geothermal businesses. And, now that the geothermal tax credits have lapsed, contractors and manufacturers are prepared to continue forward without them.
Geothermal credits are being reintroduced in the form of the Reed Bill, legislation introduced by Tom Reed, R-N.Y., Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and 18 additional cosponsors (12 Republicans and six Democrats).
Aire Serv Nation welcomed 175 members from the U.S. and Canada to the Hilton Nashville Downtown in February to celebrate a homecoming event that not only marked the franchise’s 25th anniversary, but also served as a springboard for the new Neighborly™ umbrella brand program for all Dwyer Group brands.
Telltale signs your company is headed for an audit
April 3, 2017
There is no doubt that we’ve come a long way from the 1990s, when there were very few people who knew the tax code and could fill out a paper IRS form properly. Now, technology is widely available, and many can create and file their own returns in a matter of hours and avoid any issues going down the road.
In a perfect scenario, the oil in a refrigeration or air conditioning system would stay inside the compressor’s crankcase to lubricate the compressor’s moving parts. However, because of ever-changing heat loads on the system and varying system conditions there is no such thing as a perfect system in the real world.
The right attitude and a willingness to learn can make tough jobs easier
April 3, 2017
There are times when determining the cause of a system problem can be quite difficult. Those are the times when a “master” technician will shine above the others. There are many qualities that allow technicians to be very good troubleshooters. One of these qualities is the attitude they take to the job and how they approach looking for the problem.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant is gaining increasing industry acceptance in commercial and industrial refrigeration systems in North America, according to a survey conducted by Danfoss. The survey also identified barriers to greater CO2 use in refrigeration.