HVAC Residential Market

Residential Contractors: July 8, 2013

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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