Nearly 1,000 HVACR and sheet metal professionals gathered in Phoenix for the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) 73rd Annual Convention Oct. 16-19 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge.
Behler-Young hosted the 2016 HVACR Expo of Michigan, Sept. 29, at the Suburban Showplace in Novi, Michigan. The event featured more than 100 vendors and booths with new technologies from a variety of manufacturers.
When given choices, customers buy more than you could ever sell them
December 9, 2016
ServiceTitan, a leading provider of business management software for residential HVAC, plumbing, and electrical businesses, announced its newest partnership with The New Flat Rate. The partnership was formed to provide residential contractors using ServiceTitan the option to leverage The New Flat Rate's three-tier 'Good, Better, Best' menu pricing system. T
Guidelines provide important framework for expanding pace industry nationwide
December 7, 2016
Renovate America, a residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing provider, welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) issuance of best practices for residential PACE financing, saying the guidelines provide an important framework for expanding the innovative financing model nationwide.
Expiration of these credits impacts both the residential and commercial markets
December 7, 2016
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) expressed extreme disappointment that the House stopgap spending bill to fund the U.S. government does not include an extension of the Investment Tax Credit for geothermal heat pumps. The expiration of these tax credits, which apply to a range of efficiency technologies, will threaten thousands of U.S. jobs.
According to an online survey produced by LevelFunded Health, a national health insurance agency, 87 percent of small businesses that offer group health care saw health insurance premiums rise by 25 percent since 2014, with 12 percent experiencing premium increases of 50 percent or higher.
For consumers to make an educated buying decision, contractors must be able to thoroughly explain the potential features and benefits of a motor retrofit. These include energy savings, benefits from operating the fan continuously, reduced operating noise, and improved airflow control.