Sam Dowdy has been a contractor for 22 years. He has done a lot of insurance work in that time and dealt with a lot of insurance companies. It would be safe to call him an authority on insurance claims involving plumbing issues. That’s why the latest black mold hysteria has prompted Dowdy to come up with his own method of protecting his company in the event of a black mold lawsuit.
You probably wonder how you can know if a duct system is losing large amounts of energy. Although it is often difficult to be sure without testing, some telltale signs should help you convince your customer that testing would be a good idea.
If some quick lessons on how to solve problems topped their agendas at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA’s) 34th annual conference, then many contractors found their way to sessions of “Problem Solving 101.”
There was a time, believe it or not, when vocational education was important. According to Marc Bridgens, associate professor of hvacr at Pennsylvania College of Technology, vocational education can be traced back to the 1600s and it hit its height in the 1970s.
Energy Management Specialists (Cleveland, OH), Olson Energy Services (Seattle, WA), Corbin Comfort Systems (Lake City, GA), and Seaman’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (Grand Rapids, MI) were the big award winners at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) 34th annual conference.
Over the years, as the number of employees increased at J & J Air Conditioning Inc. in San Jose, CA, owner Jerry Hurwitz felt a need to keep his mechanics up to date and on the “leading edge.” Hurwitz put his love of education and his years of professional teaching into practice by developing a series of in-house training classes. This eventually led to the establishment of Air Conditioning Instructional Research (AIR) in 1983.