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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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Building a Dream HVAC System

When Money is No Object, High-End HVAC Equipment Fits the Bill
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Customers looking to invest in more expensive heating and cooling systems have numerous options from which to choose, and most will result in better comfort and efficiency. But for that rare homeowner for whom money is no object, contractors may want to suggest manufacturer-recommended “dream” systems, all of which offer exceptional comfort, whisper-quiet operation, and super high efficiency.


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Study: Wireless Thermostats to Quadruple by 2017

Consumers Gain Comfort, Energy Management Control While HVAC Sales Climb
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Annual shipments of remote access and control thermostats that allow consumers to adjust temperature in homes via a smartphone or tablet will quadruple by 2017, as consumers aim for increased comfort in their residences, according to a report from IMS Research, now part of IHS.


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Rookie Owner Faces Challenges Head-On

HVAC Contractor Fulfills Dream of Being Self-Employed
By Matt Bishop
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With more than 30 years in the HVAC industry, he felt his skills weren’t being properly utilized. The time had come for a new challenge.


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