Service Market

HVAC Contractors Use High Tech to Stay in Touch

January 30, 2012
Two HVAC contractors are using modern technology — iPads, GPS, and remote monitoring — to stay one step ahead of their competition and one step closer to their employees.


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Play a Role in Building Performance

January 30, 2012
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.


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NEWS’ Best Contractors Strike the Right Chord

January 23, 2012
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.


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Knaack LLC: Truck, Van Drawer Units

January 23, 2012
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.


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Is Insurance Work Worth the Effort?

January 16, 2012
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.


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Study: Energy-Efficiency Loans Have Low Default Rates

January 16, 2012
Energy-efficiency loan financing is proving to be a stable, low-risk investment with low default rates and large-scale potential, according to a study released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).


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Chicago Welcomes Back AHR Expo

January 9, 2012
Over 1,700 companies have reserved more than 414,500 square feet of exhibit space at McCormick Place for the 2012 Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo on Jan. 23 to 25, making it the largest HVACR exposition of all time.


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Contractors Encouraged to Lose the Fear

January 9, 2012
In Indianapolis at the recent 30th annual reunion of the Dwyer Group, which operates several franchises in the service industries, Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning franchisees heard ideas of how to overcome the fear of change and steer their businesses into new directions.


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Direct Energy to Buy Warranty Firm

December 26, 2011
Direct Energy, parent company of Clockwork Home Services, has reached an agreement to acquire Home Warranty of America (HWA), a leading supplier of whole home protection plans across the United States.


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Propelling the Industry Forward:

2011 NEWSmakers Highlighted

December 19, 2011

As 2011 comes to an end, The NEWS is proud to announce this year’s NEWSmakers. While the industry faced many challenges this year, this group of industry members did not sit around and wait to react. Instead, they proactively responded to the biggest issues affecting the HVAC industry.


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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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Jeff Hutchinson, Energy Solutions Manager for mechanical contractor Bruner Corp., talks about the ductless market and how it can be profitable for a commercial contractor.

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