One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, and Mister Sparky Electric earn highest rankings
January 24, 2017
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® (One Hour), Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® (Benjamin Franklin), and Mister Sparky® Electric, part of the Direct Energy family of brands with independently owned and operated locations throughout North America, have earned their highest rankings to date in Entrepreneur Magazine's 38th Annual "Franchise 500®" list. One Hour and Mister Sparky rank as No. 1 (since 2013 and 2014) in their respective services categories. Benjamin Franklin secures the No. 2 spot for the third consecutive year.
Government administration introduces additional programs to help keep workplaces safe
January 23, 2017
Safety and health programs encourage finding and fixing workplace hazards before they cause injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Implementing these programs also helps reduce the financial difficulties these events can cause for workers, their families, and employers.
Increasing energy efficiency for company products is a major milestone
January 23, 2017
In the second year of its global Climate Commitment, Ingersoll Rand continues to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its products and operations while also convening industry leaders to develop long-term solutions aimed at solving global climate challenges.
This course explains the benefits of combining modern air-to-water heat pumps with state-of-the-art hydronic delivery systems that provide space heating, cooling, and domestic water heating in both residential and commercial applications.
NATE certification improves knowledge, training, and service in HVACR industry
January 20, 2017
At the 2016 Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, NATE recognized nine HARDI member companies for their outstanding efforts to promote NATE technician certification in the HVACR industry.
Brown replaces decades-old training methodologies with modernized learning techniques
January 19, 2017
Currently, HVAC service technicians are educated and trained via in-person, instructional classrooms and work labs. Brown has invested significant resources in replicating the Chris Walters educational process for online delivery. A video production team has been working with Walters for the past four months, creating a variety of HVAC eLearning products including a full HVAC technician course that includes the simulation of the hands on experience of the lab and physical school itself.
Securing a top 5 spot for at least 12 consecutive years
January 18, 2017
The Hill Group, a SMACNA Greater Chicago contractor, was recently named a 2016 Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor by the Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine’s Midwest edition. The firm claimed the No. 4 ranking this year, securing a top 5 spot for at least 12 consecutive years.
Refrigeration contractors, technicians, installers among key targets
January 17, 2017
Danfoss has launched a mobile training unit equipped with carbon dioxide (CO₂) solutions and interactive learning modules to help boost CO₂ refrigeration system competency among system builders, refrigeration contractors, service technicians, installers, and technical departments of food retailers.
On Jan. 6, the HVACR Industry Alliance sent a letter to Vice President-Elect, Mike Pence, outlining the industry's priorities and offering support to the incoming Trump administration in accomplishing the goals in the letter.