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Residential Contractors: July 8, 2013

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Smith Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning CEO sells stake in company; HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric receives award.


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Portable Market Revolutionized Through Rental Agreements

‘Unique’ Ability to Rent Helps Consumers in Need
By Matt Bishop
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When portable heating and cooling began to take off, it wasn’t because a new product came along and revolutionized the market, nor because the products received grand publicity for something. It was because manufacturers and distributors evolved the market.


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The IT Factor: Technology Transforms Portable Equipment

Computer Industry Helping Portable A/C Become ‘Viable Option’
By Matt Bishop
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Although the HVAC industry has been around for more than a century, portable heating and cooling is a relative rookie to the scene. Having just made a mark in the U.S. beginning in the 1980s, the market has continued to grow and evolve into what we see today.
 


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ACCA QA RSI Program Recognizes Quality Contractors

Certification Offers Contractor Credibility, Customer Peace of Mind
By Matt Bishop
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For nearly a decade, Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has been taking steps toward developing a program to recognize work done by quality HVAC contractors. After years of hard work, the ACCA QA Residential Service & Installation (RSI) program has finally been unveiled.
 


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Pretty in Pink: Successful Contractor Gives Back

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air Attributes Success to Continuing Education, Community Involvement
By Jen Anesi
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Mary Jean Anderson really likes pink. As the owner of El Cajon, Calif.-based Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air, she applies the bright hue to her company’s website, her technicians’ vans, and even the disposable shoe covers her technicians wear when they enter customers’ homes.


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Portable Solutions Offer Reactive, Proactive Response to Bad Weather

Portable Industry Provides Confidence in Case of Emergency
By Matt Bishop
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According to Rob Shortt, vice president, Cold Air Products, Norfolk, Va., the portable heating and cooling sector is widely driven by inclement weather and the impending need for comfort.


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Portable Cooling Offers Permanent Solutions

Ease, Accessibility Make Portable HVAC an Attractive Option
By Matt Bishop
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Even though portable HVAC equipment is often selected as a temporary answer, the units are commonly being cemented as permanent solutions.


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MARS, Heat Controller Merge Operations

Acquisition Positions MARS for Future Growth, Stability
By Herb Woerpel
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Last fall, MARS hired an investment banker and began discussing potential growth options. The company started communicating with potential targets and shortly thereafter had reached an agreement with Heat Controller. 


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Residential Contractor: July 1, 2013

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Air.Water.Energy. names new general manager.


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Generating Interest in High-End Solutions

HVAC Contractors See Surge in Standby Generator Sales
By Joanna R. Turpin
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With installed costs starting at around $7,000, these are luxury items that not every homeowner can afford; however, contractors are reporting a surge in sales that they expect to continue for the foreseeable future.


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