HVAC Commercial Market

Overcoming Economic Uncertainty: Contractors Insist Cash is Key

Contractors Discuss Strategies to get Through Hard Times
By Matt Bishop
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As many residential and commercial contractors learned during the most recent recession, having a battle plan for surviving tough times is an absolute must.


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HVAC Commercial Contractor: Sept. 1, 2014

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Hill York named Rob Pulsifer vice president of Energy Solutions; more HVAC commercial contractor news briefs.


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How to Minimize HVAC Customer Callbacks

Discipline and New Technology Help HVAC Contractors Prevent Errors
By Jack Sine
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What is a super tech? A super tech is one who eats, sleeps, and breathes HVAC. He may be a contractor, manager, or technician, but, above all, he is a perfectionist. And his greatest enemy is the callback.


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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside

Quietside Has Been Master Distributor for Samsung HVAC Products in US and Canada Since 1997
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Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Quietside Corp., a leading distribution channel for HVAC products. Quietside has been the master distributor for Samsung HVAC products in the United States and Canada since 1997.


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Cool Summer Weather Impacting Supply Chain

Cool Weather Eases Strain in Some Regions, Replacement Is a Mixed Bag
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Many contractors are reporting issues with parts and equipment availability in their local regions this summer, attributing cooler seasonal temperatures and unpredictable consumer behavior as the likely causes.


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Running a Profitable Service Department

Key Strategies to Improve Service Operation, Customer Satisfaction
By Kimberly Schwartz
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If looking at your service department’s reports fills you with despair, it’s time to reconsider how you’ve been running this side of the business. 


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Global A/C Market Starting to Warm Up

BSRIA World Air Conditioning Market Trends Reveal Increased Sales Worldwide
By Julian Milnes
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In 2013, the world air conditioning market was valued at $91.6 billion, having grown more than 6 percent compared with $86.8 billion in 2012 — evidence that the global a/c market is finally out of the woods. 


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Staying Stocked: Best Practices for Inventory Management

Contractors Work to Improve Ordering and Restocking Protocols
By Kimberly Schwartz
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There may be no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to managing inventory, but HVAC contractors consistently working to improve ordering and restocking protocols are generally rewarded with far fewer headaches during their busy seasons.


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ACCA Honors HVAC Safety Award Winners

Award Honors Contractors Dedicated to Safe Workplaces
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ACCA’s Safety Excellence Award reinforces an employer’s commitment to employees and the local community and serves as a strong recruitment tool for potential employees.


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Project Files: Meeting Modular Data Center Demand

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To meet the increasing demand on its data center applications, Vodacom required a solution that would allow it to quickly roll out additional facilities without the time, high cost, logistical barriers associated with new builds, or constraints of retrofitting facilities in existing buildings. 


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