IAQ Market

Brothers Partner to Grow Businesses

October 15, 2012
Randy Novak, president-elect of SMACNA, has urged his fellow contractors to follow his example and become involved in the home performance contracting market. Novak often works with Home Star Iowa and the firm’s chief building analyst, Rob Novak — who just happens to be his brother.


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Dealer Design Winners Highlight Best of Industry

July 9, 2012
A collection of honorees have been named in The NEWS’ 2012 ninth annual Dealer Design Awards program. Each gold, silver, and bronze winning product is featured in the pages of this issue and will be added to the pages of HVACR history as Dealer Design winners.


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Texas Contractors Promote Health in Home

February 27, 2012
No small company has been immune to the negative business forces that have besieged the HVAC industry since the implosion of the housing market and the economic downturn. How did two contractors use IAQ to fight back?


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Resource Guide to Indoor Air Quality

February 27, 2012
To aid contractors seeking to enter the IAQ market, manufacturers offer a full array of tools to assist in the marketing and selling of products and systems to the homeowner during replacement sales, service calls, and scheduled maintenance visits. This guide provides a sampling of the resource materials and assistance available.


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How to Expand Sales and Profits with IAQ

February 27, 2012
In a tight economy, contractors have to move beyond just selling the basic furnace or air conditioner to customers. One way to expand sales and improve profits is by focusing on IAQ products.


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E Instruments International: Portable Indoor Air Quality Monitor

February 27, 2012
Used in various IAQ applications, the AQ100 is a handheld, highly sensitive, and extremely accurate IAQ monitor. The CO2/temperature probe is included. The CO2 sensor has a range of 0-5,000 ppm with a 1-ppm resolution, and ambient temperature of -4 to 176˚F.


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Addressing School IAQ

Tips to Improve Health
January 9, 2012
IAQ concerns are becoming a priority across the nation. Commercial and residential customers alike are finding that the quality of air in their facility can have a significant effect on health and productivity. When it comes to the classroom, it turns out the air students are breathing is just as important as the lessons they’re learning.


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LEED for Healthcare Facilities Blends Comfort, IAQ, and Efficiency

October 31, 2011
Earlier this year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED® program for hospitals and other health care facilities. LEED for Healthcare goes beyond the LEED for New Construction rating system, combining it with strong elements of the Green Guide for Health Care.


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Home Performance Contracting: Our Next Great Opportunity

September 26, 2011
What exactly is home performance contracting, or HPC? This article is the first of three in a series about home performance contracting.


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Report Shows U.S. Asthma Rates Climbing

August 15, 2011
Contractors know that there are certain customers who may be interested in IAQ accessories due to someone in the family having asthma. Realizing how common asthma is can provide food for thought to contractors about whether they bring up the topic often enough with clients.
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