Articles by James Siegel

Steel Prices Cause Industry Chain Reaction

A shortage in steel has caused prices to skyrocket, creating an industrywide chain reaction. In order to absorb the costs, higher prices are passed down to contractors, who, in turn, are forced to pass the costs on to customers. In some cases, steel has become a precious commodity that contractors can't even get their hands on.
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Succeed By Focusing On The Customer

Why should customers choose one contractor over another? More specifically, why should customers choose you to service their HVAC system instead of your competitor? These were questions asked by International Service Leadership (ISL) during its recent 2004 conference.
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A Commitment To Ventilation Training

HRAI has trained and certified over 8,000 contractors and others in Canada on the proper installation of ventilation systems. The training has been so valuable that the HVACR industry in the U.S. has jumped on board to learn what SkillTech can offer.
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Cleaner, Quieter, More Efficient Ducts

If the 2004 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is any indication, ductwork and accessories no longer just move air around an environment. They now help keep the environment clean, as well as minimize and eliminate sound from HVAC systems.
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A New Breed Of PTAC

Recently, Goodman Company LP introduced its Amana® brand package terminal air conditioner (PTAC). According to the company, the PTAC has an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of up to 12.8, and its design makes the unit less costly to operate and saves energy.
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John Lanier of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) stops by the NEWS’ booth at the AHR Expo to discuss NATE’s presence at the show, what’s coming up in 2015, and much more. Posted on Feb. 20.

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