Articles by John R. Hall

Distance Learning for Continuing Education

January 26, 2009
The convenience of earning a college degree online has been a popular lure for many. For some, the convenience of obtaining a degree online immediately following high school or vocational school has been a natural progression. For others, using the Internet to start or complete a degree after being in the business world has opened up new opportunities.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: Outsmarted By My T-Stat

January 26, 2009
I can’t even program a TiVo, so it should come as no surprise that I don’t understand the concept of a programmable thermostat.
Read More

Students Discuss Ways to Illuminate the Trade

January 26, 2009
HVACR businesses, whether they are manufacturers, distributors, or contractors, need to do a better job promoting HVACR as a career. At least that is the majority opinion of a group of 114 Ferris State University (FSU) HVACR program students who recently participated in a NEWS survey.
Read More

Business Survival 101: Show Attendance

January 26, 2009
If economic times are an indicator, this year’s AHR Expo should see fewer attendees and exhibitors. Don’t bet on it. In fact, for HVACR contractors and distributors whose goal it is to survive in 2009, the AHR Expo is a must-see. The proof is in the pudding.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: Read the Fine Print

January 22, 2009
The other day I was planning to book an airline ticket using my Northwest Airlines Award miles. I hadn’t used them in a few years so I wasn’t aware of any new changes to award travel.
Read More

Idaho Contractor Takes Green Philosophy Very Seriously

January 19, 2009
Bob Barnes, vice-president of Western Heating & Air of Boise, Idaho, takes energy efficiency and green technology very seriously. So seriously that his business has been given significant awards for its work in promoting clean and energy-efficient indoor environments.
Read More

The Need to Become a Green Verifier

January 19, 2009
Nikki Krueger felt it was time to learn more about green building. Rather than reading a book or browsing the Internet, the media relations manager of Aprilaire decided to get a real feel for green building certification standards so she completed a comprehensive training session and passed a verifier accreditation test.
Read More

Red-Tagging a Furnace: Who Is Responsible?

January 19, 2009
Red-tagging is characterized by the installation of a red tag on a furnace, stating that it has been shut down and is dangerous to operate unless repaired or replaced. Questions are: Is this enough action to prevent the building owner from turning the furnace back on? And what other steps are necessary such as contacting the local utility company?
Read More

Reasons for Choosing HVAC Names

January 19, 2009
It is common to see a lot of HVACR businesses with the word “air” in the name, and there are many with “heating & cooling,” too. But are there other reasons behind business names? The NEWS wanted to know so we asked some of our contractor consultants to weigh in on the subject.
Read More

Green Technologies Impress Onlookers

January 19, 2009
The Mobile Classroom of Sustainable Technologies, sometimes called the “big green trailer,” made its way through the capital of Michigan and surrounding areas as it continued its mission to educate consumers and HVACR tradespeople about the many green technologies available today.
Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con