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Aug. 7, 2014: Sander Mechanical Service Named Siemens Solution Partner

Sander Will Offer Siemens Building Management System, and HVAC Valves, Actuators, Sensors

Sander Mechanical Service announced that it has been selected by Siemens Building Technologies as an authorized Siemens Solution Partner. The agreement enables the New Jersey-based mechanical contractor to offer the Talon® building control system and other Siemens technologies to its customer base.


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July 3, 2014: ACCA Publishes Quality Maintenance Checklist for Building Owners

Checklist Features Seven Questions That Building Owners and Operators Should Ask Contractors

ACCA has published a new Commercial Quality Maintenance Checklist, based on ANSI/ACCA/ASHRAE 180 - Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, to help building owners and operators select a contractor to perform maintenance on their heating and cooling systems.


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Quality Service Contractors Host Meeting

Contractors Already Implementing What They Learned

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association’s (PHCC) Quality Service Contractors (QSC) group welcomed nearly 200 attendees to its Power Meeting XL, which featured speakers, classes, and an industry partner show at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth.


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Seeing a Decline in HVAC Service Calls?

We have noticed what may be an alarming trend that our number of service calls has been declining over the last four years. Internally, we have had numerous discussions regarding this situation, and I thought it might be worthwhile to share our thoughts.


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Why Bother with Home Performance Contracting?

HVAC Contractors, Consultants Share Insight into Whole-House Success
Deciding to learn the home performance market will require a commitment of your time, energy, and effort. So why bother? Well, if you listen to those who have made the leap and are at the forefront of home performance contracting (HPC), you just might be convinced that this is a trend you can’t risk ignoring.


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HVAC Taps into Home Performance Contracting Trends

Training and Certification Are Key, Government Programs Are Mixed Bag
Home performance contracting is a trend that is building momentum across the country. While weatherization contractors and home energy auditors may be trying to capture the business available in this market, smart HVAC contractors are in an even better position to adopt and expand this niche.


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High-Tech Blower Door Roll-Outs Ease the Learning Curve

New Gauges, Wi-Fi Capabilities Improve Operation, Functionality
When HVAC contractors expand into home performance, they often experience a learning curve as they discover the new tools they need to add to their fleet. One tool considered a necessity is the blower door, and manufacturers have recently rolled out new technology designed to make this equipment easier to learn and operate.


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May 22, 2013: Registration Now Open For ACCA's Service Managers Forum

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that registration is now open for its Service Managers Forum, which is scheduled for Oct. 3 to 4 in Austin, Texas. This event is presented by ACCA and The NEWS.


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Study Reveals Top 10 States for HVAC Employment

HVACR contractors looking for plentiful job opportunities, high salaries, available training, and an abundance of service calls should head for the Golden Coast or the Buckeye State, according to a list of top states to work in HVACR, compiled by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson.


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HVAC Owners Address Workplace Violence

When you think of workplace violence, do you think it’s something that only happens at other people’s companies? That’s a common reaction, but smart contractors know there are many levels of violence that can occur in the workplace, and they take precautions to ensure their employees are safe, whether in the office or in the field.


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