HVAC Residential Market

Aptora Corp.: Business Management Book

September 3, 2012
Intended for HVAC company owners, “Mr. HVAC’s Operations Manual” is said to be everything an owner needs to operate and manage a business. It includes detailed training materials, federal compliance guides, policies, procedures, forms, templates, and pricing information specific to a residential and light commercial HVAC company.


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Cadet™ Heating Boiler: Heating Boiler

September 3, 2012
Available in four standard boiler models — CDN040, CDN070, CDN100, and CDN120 — with gas inputs ranging from 40,000 to 120,000 Btuh, the compact, wall-mount modulating/condensing heating boiler can handle the heating load for almost any home, said the company.


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Contractors Discuss Customer Attitudes

Renewable Energy Study Shows Consumers Are Ready for Renewable
August 27, 2012
The nation is ready for renewable energy products. It just might not know it yet. Not all contractors are experiencing this majority interest. In fact, some have found that for different reasons, some of their customers are not interested at all. How can they overcome customer objections? 


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Industry Requests 18-Month Regional Standards Extension

August 27, 2012
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), requesting an 18-month extension for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces from the proposed May 1, 2013 implementation date set for the amended federal minimum efficiency standards.


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Tax Credits Provide Renewable Opportunities

August 27, 2012
Not all energy-efficient HVAC equipment qualifies for tax credits, but there are four renewable energy product categories that do — geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, solar energy systems, and fuel cells. Though some seem beyond HVAC, they each have the potential to bring new revenue streams to contractors.


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DOE Budgets for Improving HVAC Technology

August 27, 2012
Each year the DOE petitions Congress with a “Congressional Budget Request” to continue financing the projects that show promise and are deemed worth pursuing. What has the DOE been up to in the name of renewable energy and HVAC technology?


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International Comfort Products: Split System Communicating System

August 27, 2012
The Observer™ communicating system features Tempstar® equipment with optimized system performance. According to the firm, the Observer communicating system features split-system equipment that is designed to work with the communicating wall control and meet the needs of virtually every application.


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Taco Invests in Sustainable Education Facility

August 27, 2012
In the midst of a global, regional, and local economic crisis, few would suggest that education is the highest priority capital investment a business should make, and even fewer would make a $20 million investment in that pursuit. However, that is just what Taco Inc. has done. 


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Home Connectivity — It’s Coming

August 20, 2012
HVAC contractors are working with a select group of homeowners looking to use their mobile devices to remotely control their indoor environment. It’s a niche market now but that should change significantly as more consumers with smart phones and tablets become aware of the remote control capability of HVAC thermostats and systems.


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Home Automation Equals More Customers

August 20, 2012
Bay Area Services, a successful HVAC contractor in Green Bay, Wis., is using Internet-connected door locks, security cameras, and thermostats as a means to an end: to build his customer list and increase sales on service calls.


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