Advancements in technology have extended the life cycle of virtually every product in the industry while at the same time are creating a need to replace equipment more frequently in order to take advantage of the most efficient offerings in the marketplace.
While there are pros and cons to offering extended warranties, most contractors agree offering this added assurance differentiates themselves from their competition and makes them that much more valuable to customers.
And, when it’s time to hit the books, HVAC distributors can be a great resource, as many offer specific product training from their vendors as well as general HVAC skills, troubleshooting, and even some business management courses for their contractor dealers.
Once largely dismissed by the education community, there is no doubt that online learning is becoming more mainstream across the U.S. To meet the growing demand for online training, many organizations have been expanding their online training libraries.
I was thinking about how we’ve grown so used to central heating and, with the exception of an occasional cleaning, pretty much ignore our boilers and heating systems when the weather gets hot and sticky. I wondered if it had always been this way...
Residential momentum continues, commercial is stable
July 11, 2016
The U.S. residential HVAC market is forecast to see significant growth due to lower unemployment and gas prices, coupled with higher consumer confidence and pent-up demand. The commercial HVAC market is expected to see more steady growth.
Purchase price represents a premium of approximately 38 percent to Nortek’s closing price on July 5
July 7, 2016
Nortek Inc., a global diversified company whose offerings include heating and cooling products, ventilation products, and more, announced that it has signed an agreement and plan of merger with Melrose Industries PLC, a UK listed public company, to be acquired by Melrose for $86 per share in cash.
Nearly 90 percent of the chapters have undergone revision
July 7, 2016
ASHRAE has announced revisions to the majority of chapters, including major updates related to thermal storage and district heating and cooling, in its newly published 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment.
Judy Garber to retire on Aug. 1 after 16 years of service to the association
July 6, 2016
The membership of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) has unanimously voted to hire Jaffe Communications of Newark, New Jersey, to serve as its next executive director, following the retirement of Judy Garber on Aug. 1.