Apps & Software

Contractors Services + Software: Tools to Make Contractors More Efficient

Mypointnow.com’s VenturePro Stands Above the Rest
July 21, 2014

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Contractor Services and Software category.


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July 17, 2014: Trimble Demonstrates New Concept Apps for Google’s Project Tango Program

Company Showcases Advanced 3D Modeling and Visualization Capabilities
July 17, 2014

Trimble announced that it showcased two concept apps running on the latest tablet platform of Google’s Project Tango program, an initiative to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion. 


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The Flat Rate Debate

Contractors Discuss Which Pricing Strategies Work for Them
July 7, 2014

There are pros and cons to both pricing strategies, which is why many contractors have determined a combination of the two makes the most sense.


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Net Results: Mason Mechanical

July 7, 2014

The NEWS and Ben Landers, president and CEO of Blue Corona, examine high-quality HVAC contractor websites and discern what makes them so successful.


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Integrated Environmental Solutions: Title 24 Compliance Tool

July 7, 2014

The IES Virtual Environment software is officially approved for commercial building compliance with the new California Building Regulations, Title 24. 


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App Zone: June 30, 2014

Mobile Apps for the HVACR Professional
June 30, 2014

As technology continues to advance, more and more industry mobile applications are becoming available for smartphones and tablets. Here are a few of the latest. 


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Craigslist Classifieds and the Contractor

Online Forum Offering At-Your-Own-Risk Employment, Distribution Opportunities
June 23, 2014

To help shine a light on Craigslist, The NEWS reached out to a number of contractors and distributors to determine, “What role does Craigslist have in the HVACR industry?” 


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Choose Your Advertising Metrics Wisely

Cost per Lead is Easy to Calculate, but Those Numbers May be Misleading
June 23, 2014

Using data to make increasingly smarter marketing decisions goes beyond simply collecting a bunch of statistics and putting them into a pretty report. 


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June 17, 2014: Cloud-Based Portal Allows HVAC Contractors’ Customers to Request Service

Field Service Management Software Helps Contractors Bring Back Repeat Business
June 17, 2014

RazorSync™, a cloud-based desktop software and mobile app for field service management, has released an upgrade with several enhancements. The most significant new feature is the launch of a customer portal which allows contractors to invite customers to schedule their own service requests.


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Cloud-Based Home Management Market Set for Growth

Study Reports Estimated 44.6 million Installations by 2019
June 9, 2014

The installed base this year will surge 63 percent to 9.1 million.


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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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NEWSMakers: Michael Willburn

Michael Willburn, president, Infloor Heating Systems, joins the program to discuss his company, radiant heating, industry trends, and whether contractors are becoming more interested in radiant heating. Posted on July 11.

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