How much HCFC-22 will be available to contractors in 2012 is an unanswered question as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers a faster phaseout of HCFCs. The EPA began the year by issuing a proposal called Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import, and Export.
Members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will travel to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in March to not only enjoy some fun in the sun, but more importantly learn how to improve their businesses and navigate the challenges for the coming year.
Contractors do not like to hear the word “callback.” They cost money and degrade a customer’s respect for and opinion of the service contractor. So how can a technician reduce the number of times he must revisit a repair?
Technology can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, trying to keep up with changing technology can be a never-ending battle that consumes your time and budget. On the other hand, not bothering to keep up with technology can hurt a business. So what do HVAC contractors see as tech trends in the next year?
Are energy audits worth it? That is a question that both HVAC contractors and consumers are beginning to ask themselves more often. The increasing costs of energy and the energy-saving message of federal and local governments are trickling into boardrooms and dining rooms across the nation.
Boosting building energy efficiency has become a trend that won’t be going away soon — and it is a trend worth embracing by HVAC contractors. Here are several reasons why the focus on energy efficiency is not going to go away.
Continuing with our annual tradition, The NEWS is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Best Contractors to Work For contest. These contractors are being honored for creating work environments that not only nurture employees but also provide them with opportunities for growth and development.
Weather Guard® Products Pack Rat® drawer units for trucks and vans are made from durable 14-gauge steel. The drawer units offer easy access to hundreds of pounds of tools and supplies while leaving floor space open for hauling materials or moving in and out of the vehicle.
HVAC contractors looking to add revenue streams to their business can certainly consider insurance repair work. Due to natural disasters like flooding, tornadoes, and snowstorms, there are a lot of business opportunities that fall under this category — if contractors are willing to deal with insurance companies.