HVAC Residential Market

New ACCA Chairman: From the Basement to the Boardroom

Energetic Trademasters Boss Committed to Contracting Excellence
March 17, 2014

When Dave Kyle started his company, Trademasters Service Corp. back in 1990, it was just him and his wife, Beth, running the business from their basement. 


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Geothermal HP Incentives Done Right

Consumers and Utilities Could Benefit from Properly Executed Geothermal Incentives
March 17, 2014

While well intentioned, GHP incentives can be detrimental to the acceptance of the technology if steps aren’t taken to ensure successful installations.


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Employee-Owned Pleune Service Thriving

From Technician to CEO, Misiewicz Leads By Example
March 17, 2014

When Ken Misiewicz took over as CEO of Pleune Service Co. in 2000 he wanted to mold the company in a way that reflected his personal and professional views. Now, 13 years later, Pleune is rolling with a highly motivated 125-employee workforce.


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Contractors Invest in Employee Health

Leaders Deem Wellness Programs as Worthwhile
March 17, 2014

Whether it’s company-wide initiatives, or opening an on-site gym, both residential and commercial companies are looking for new ways to improve employee wellness and boost productivity.


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ACCA Releases Technical Bulletin

Document Highlights Changes in ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013
March 17, 2014

This technical bulletin is particularly important for contractors who are currently following ASHRAE 62.2-2010, as ASHRAE has made major modifications to its latest update, ANSI/ASHRAE 62.2-2013.


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Kooltronic Inc.: Panel-Mount Air Conditioners

March 17, 2014

The SlimKool Series, has a small footprint and a slim design in response to industry demands for enclosure cooling in smaller cabinets. 


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Parties File Joint Settlement in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Motion Vacates Furnace Standards, Gives Time to Comply with Cooling Standards
March 11, 2014

The settlement agreement, which now awaits court approval, would vacate the regional furnace efficiency standards and also give the industry an 18-month sell-through period to comply with the Jan. 1, 2015, efficiency standards for split-system air conditioners.


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The Case of the Missing Service Calls

Contractors Aim to Solve the Prevailing Mechanical Maintenance Mystery
March 10, 2014

One contractor noticed an alarming decline in service calls over the last four years, and he wondered if others were finding the same trend in their area. And the responses came pouring in.


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Builder Show Attracts HVAC Attendees

IBS Celebrates the Launch of Design & Construction Week
March 10, 2014

With more than 1,700 combined exhibitors covering more than 650,000 square feet of floor space, the first annual Design & Construction week, Feb. 4-6, delivered an educational experience for more than 75,000 global attendees.


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Train Your Team Accordingly

Make Sure Your Team is Up to Speed on Today’s Changing Technology
March 10, 2014

We need to focus on what we already have to reduce consumption, while maximizing our existing resources.


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Twin Cities contractor Aabott Ferraro helped retrofit an older St. Paul home.

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NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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