HVAC Residential Market

Contractors Key in Reclamation’s Future

Financial Benefits, Reclaimer Assistance, Secure Supply Keep the Process Attractive

In many ways, refrigerant recovery and reclamation is an example of human ingenuity at its best. An innovative and essential product is created, and then a way is devised to prolong its usefulness by collecting it after years of service, purifying it, and using it again.


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Contractors Vent about HVAC Scams

Cite Lack of Prosecution, Need for Integrity

Few things make an honest contractor’s blood boil like hearing homeowners’ stories about how they’ve been scammed in the past. “All of it, just the total thievery and tactics, makes me sick,” said Dave Hutchins, owner and president of Bay Area Air Conditioning, Crystal River, Florida.


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Fighting through Stagnant Shoulder Seasons

Use the Time to Balance Maintenance Agreements, and Bolster Customer Relationships

The so-called shoulder season is often a difficult time for HVAC contractors. The waning weeks of March and the first days of April, as well as parts of fall, often result in slow business for contractors as consumers don’t have to deal with the immediate repairs and replacements brought on by extreme cold or scorching heat.


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Reclaimers Find Opportunity in HCFC Phaseout

Demand for Recovery Products, Services Likely to Grow

The ongoing phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), such as R-22, holds many unknowns for the HVACR industry as 2020 approaches, but at least one sector of the industry anticipates tremendous opportunity: the reclamation sector. 


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Refrigerant Recovery: Technology and Tips

The Right Tools and Advice from Experts Make This Essential Process Easy

Recovering refrigerant from HVAC and refrigeration systems is an important day-to-day task for HVACR technicians. Here’s a look at some of the latest tools that help make this important job easy, along with tips from the recovery equipment manufacturers on how to efficiently and safely recover refrigerant.


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AirTime 500 Group Looks to the Future

Success Group Intl. Continues to Serve Membership in Training and Education

Success Group Intl. lit the path to HVAC contracting prosperity at its Spring 2015 Expo. The March event, held in Atlanta, featured vendor breakouts, general sessions, breakout groups on a variety of business management topics, and a vendor showcase.


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NCI Summit Stresses Implementation

Annual Event Draws Record Attendance Among California Membership

The National Comfort Institute (NCI) kicked off its 12th annual Summit last month with a distinct gold-mining theme, having fun with its San Diego venue. The event drew about 115 attendees, including record attendance from NCI’s California members, according to Dominick Guarino, chairman, NCI.


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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