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HVAC Contractor Zones in on Profits

Getting Out of New Construction Made Big Impact
October 28, 2013

With new construction tumbling with the economy, Marty Gildemeyer placed a new focus on service, replacement, and maintenance agreement work. Additionally, Gildemeyer discovered a new niche — zoning.


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RPA Seeks to Expand Radiant Market

New Executive Director Pushes for Awareness, Broader Perspective
October 28, 2013

There’s a strong push to grow the hydronic and radiant market, and one of the forces behind that push is Mark Eatherton, the Radiant Professionals Alliance's new executive director.


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Millennials Motivate Employers

HVAC Contractors Look for Ways to Accommodate New Generation of Workers
October 21, 2013
The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, numbers more than 80 million, and they are entering the workplace in greater numbers each year. For HVAC contractors, this trend is a mixed blessing. Younger workers are needed, but this generation comes with a unique set of challenges. 


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Fujitsu General America Inc.: Compact Cassettes, Slim Duct Systems

October 21, 2013
The 9,000-, 12,000-, and 18,000-Btu single-zone line of compact cassettes and slim duct systems now fit a wider range of installations; they can be coupled with a single-zone heat pump or air conditioning unit as well as with a multi-zone outdoor condensing system. 


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Oct. 14, 2013: Higher Prices This Winter for Homes That Heat with Natural Gas

Heating Oil Prices Forecast to be Lower
October 14, 2013
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook, the EIA expects higher prices this winter for homes that heat with natural gas, propane, and electricity. Home heating oil prices are expected to be lower than last winter.


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Facts + Figures: Commercial Gas Storage Water Heater Shipments Up Nearly 43 Percent in July

October 14, 2013
Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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Fujitsu General America Inc.: Compact Cassettes, Slim Duct Systems

October 14, 2013
The 9,000-, 12,000-, and 18,000-Btu single-zone line of compact cassettes and slim duct systems now fit a wider range of installations; they can be coupled with a single-zone heat pump or air conditioning unit as well as with a multi-zone outdoor condensing system.


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Why Bother with Home Performance Contracting?

HVAC Contractors, Consultants Share Insight into Whole-House Success
October 7, 2013
Deciding to learn the home performance market will require a commitment of your time, energy, and effort. So why bother? Well, if you listen to those who have made the leap and are at the forefront of home performance contracting (HPC), you just might be convinced that this is a trend you can’t risk ignoring.


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Do You Know When to Grow?

Best Practices for Hiring New Staff
October 7, 2013
One of the challenges faced by every contractor who has started a business is figuring out when it’s time to grow. According to industry experts and successful HVAC contractors, there are a few important indicators that company owners should consider when thinking about how to grow their workforce.


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HVAC Taps into Home Performance Contracting Trends

Training and Certification Are Key, Government Programs Are Mixed Bag
October 7, 2013
Home performance contracting is a trend that is building momentum across the country. While weatherization contractors and home energy auditors may be trying to capture the business available in this market, smart HVAC contractors are in an even better position to adopt and expand this niche.


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Michael Willburn, president, Infloor Heating Systems, joins the program to discuss his company, radiant heating, industry trends, and whether contractors are becoming more interested in radiant heating. Posted on July 11.

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