The list in this article contains organizations that strive to represent the “best of the best” — these are the contractor groups that have formed to offer members and partners opportunities to grow and thrive during changing and sometimes turbulent business ebbs and flows.
So you’re on a service call; you’ve completed the inspection, gone out to your truck, decided what needs to be done on this call, and written up your “Paper Towel Close” (as described last month, “Presenting The Price When Running Service Calls,” March 18, page 14). Carry in all the necessary tools, parts, mats, etc., before quoting the price and getting permission to proceed.
In many motels, you will see that the primary method of heating and cooling is the packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC). But the PTAC is not the only choice for lodging establishments.
For the Campus Inn Motor Lodge in Beaver Dam, ductless is the new method for climate control. But the Campus Inn did not switch from PTAC to ductless. The Inn went from one central hvac system to ductless heating and cooling.
Plenty of R&D went into the creation of the new residential products from Trane Residential Systems. The company’s senior management team was more than happy to elaborate on the creation of its XLi air conditioners and heat pumps, plus its “new-and-improved” two-stage gas furnaces and air handlers, at a Media Day event in Tyler, TX, recently.
A new proposed sound standard for classrooms, specifying a maximum background noise of 35 dBA, which the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) says is “equivalent to a soft whisper at five feet,” was brought before the International Building Code (IBC) General Committee on April 12 for possible inclusion in building codes. The measure, which was not approved, would have been quite costly, according to hvacr and building industry representatives.