HVAC Residential Market

Honest Leadership, Loyalty at Atlas Butler

Central Ohio Contractor Does Right by Employees, Families, and the Community

Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling can trace its roots all the way back to The Ramey Mfg. Co. of Chillicothe in the 1800s. The secret to its longevity: treating its employees and customers right — for hundreds of years.


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Snyder’s Commitment to Training Ranks it One of the Best in 2014

Jacksonville, Florida, Contractor Focuses on Educating and Mentoring Employees

Ongoing training, a variety of incentives, and extraordinary incentives are all tools that help build a successful contracting business. And, employees attest, Miller’s guidance, leadership, and craftsmanship help make Snyder Air Conditioning one of America’s Best Contractors to Work For.


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As One Door Closes, Another Opens

Component Regulations Are Unnecessary and Unneeded

Life sure is strange. I find myself appearing in the pages of this fine publication after more than 30 years of working for a competitive magazine. And, yet, it’s like a homecoming of sorts.


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Call-answering Services Still Relevant

When They Have a Problem, Customers Want to Talk to a Live Person

Thanks to modern communication technologies, such as cell phones, voicemail, and email, to name a few, switchboard operators including telephone answering services are going the way of the dinosaur — extinct. However, answering service companies can still provide invaluable opportunities for HVAC contractors. 


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Marketing Magic: Confessions of a Post-holiday-crazed Marketer

Now’s the Time to Plan an Effective Marketing Plan

The No. 1 marketing question we get is, “What do I do next?” The second is, “When do I do it?” After that, you ask us, “How much to spend” and “In what media” and then a whole bunch of stuff we have to charge you for, but, essentially, all the answers are contained under a single umbrella called planning.


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Westinghouse: Gas/Electric Packaged System

Westinghouse’s R8HE gas/electric packaged system is now available in a downflow configuration. The R8HE is said to be the first condensing gas/electric packaged unit for residential applications and offers a heating efficiency of 95 percent AFUE.


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Westinghouse: Geothermal Heat Pump

The Westinghouse EarthDirEX™ 19+ EER, 3.9+ COP geothermal direct geoexchange heat pump is said to require less drilling than other geothermal systems. Also, there is no earth-to-water heat exchanger component, so the heat pump transfers heat more efficiently. 


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NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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