It might seem that things are in better shape with a new duct system than with an existing one. However, even in new buildings contractors face a major problem: they don’t make all the decisions. Lacking the incentives and the resources to install an excellent duct system, a contractor faces a number of challenges. But there are actions a contractor can take to change the situation.
The technology known as underfloor air distribution (UFAD) is not altogether new. Contractors have been using it for some time to supply cooling in out-of-the-norm situations, such as computer rooms and laboratories. But today, this once niche technology is slowly moving over into more mainstream commercial applications.
Neither odors nor health effects associated with environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) will be addressed in the future version of the ventilation standard from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
When looking at the big picture as it applies to a building’s HVAC system, the grilles, registers, and diffusers play a more important role than some contractors and technicians may realize. That is why Hart & Cooley has been offering training to its suppliers and contractor customers — to make sure they are choosing the proper equipment for optimum air distribution and comfort.
Family business owners should be familiar with the most common estate planning tools that are frequently a part of plans developed by the attorneys, consultants, and financial planning professionals who advise them. This article provides an overview of some of the more common tools.
The construction of up to 20 Habitat for Humanity houses using renewable energy and energy-efficient building technologies — resulting in net-zero energy homes that generate as much energy as they consume — is underway at the Harmony Heights subdivision in Lenoir City, TN.
The “optional close” is good, but just know that there are good options and bad options. A good optional close is, “Do you want this specific air conditioner with this specific air cleaner?” A bad optional close is, “Do you want the 10-SEER model or the 12-SEER model?” A sale is a series of small commitments made one at a time.
What is the “standard of care” for HVAC contractors working in your part of the country? If a customer sues you because HVAC work you performed for them led to indoor air quality (IAQ) problems, you had better know what the standard of care is for your profession.