James Leichter, whose moniker is Mr. HVAC, talked about doubling service profits during his seminar at the recent ISH North America trade show. He summed up his philosophy quite simply, stating, “Service is where you want to optimize your profits.”
Joe Lstiburek doesn’t pull any punches. He doesn’t shy away from blunt remarks about the topic of mold and indoor air quality (IAQ). Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.E., is a principal with Building Sciences Corp., a Boston consulting firm. He was also a featured speaker at the annual meeting of The Unified Group.
Stanley Sklar is a member of the Construction Law Group of Chicago-based Bell, Boyd & Lloyd. He is a nationally recognized construction law attorney, and he had some interesting insights about construction contracts for seminar attendees at the recent ISH North America trade show.
When facing a residential oil-fired furnace that is acting up, you want to get the situation under control as quickly as possible. A problem during the heating season will bring a call from an anxious and possibly agitated customer. The following are some of the most common issues that a service contractor addresses when troubleshooting an oil furnace, along with the possible cures.
To get consistent, reliable operation from a commercial oil-fired boiler, it must be monitored and serviced on a regular basis. The best boiler will turn into a hunk of metal or become a dangerous vessel if it doesn’t get the attention it needs. Two boiler experts provided their ideas on the frequency and requirements for servicing commercial boilers.
As announced in a recent article in The News, the National Energy Management Institute (NEMI) was considering a formal adoption of the certification offered by North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Now, NEMI will be able to provide its members with a service certification by offering the NATE exam.
“Learning leads to earning” could have been the theme for the 22nd annual ABCO trade show here, hosted by distributor ABCO Refrigeration Supply Co. The show featured 10 free “Quick Tech” classes for the first time.
Utility Information Services (UIS), a new energy management service for North American and European markets from Siemens Building Technologies, is an online solution de-signed to help building owners monitor and reduce energy costs and emissions.
Leveraging its many years’ experience delivering automated environmental monitoring and control systems for FDA-regulated industries, Siemens Building Technologies announced that its “Apogee Compliance Solution” is a bundled technological and procedural solution to 21 CFR Part 11.