Articles by John R. Hall

Going Green Wirelessly Leads to Increased Sales

January 19, 2009
There are many different products in the HVAC equipment world that cater to the green building tidal wave. Efficiency is a key green element that builders are using to market residential and commercial new construction. And what better way to promote efficiency than through the expanding world of wireless products?
Read More

Taking Care of Business: Economy Bringing Out the $19 Guys?

January 12, 2009
It was bad enough fighting off these guys when the economy was good. Now that the economy has gone south in many parts of the country, the $19 clean and inspect guys may start coming out of the woodwork.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: Talk About a Strange Dream

December 31, 2008
People dream about a lot of things and I am no exception. The topics range from the bizarre to the very real-like. Lately I have experienced a flurry of dreams and fortunately, most have been fairly normal. 
Read More

ABCO Expo Goes Green

December 22, 2008
Over 4,000 HVACR contractors, owners, and industry-related individuals attended ABCO Refrigeration Supply’s 28th annual ABCO Expo in November at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, Queens. The expo focused on the migration towards environmentally conscious, energy-efficient products.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: 12,000 AT&T Employees – Gone

December 22, 2008
The news today continues to get worse. More people are losing their jobs. And it affects our trade, too. Do you despair and long for the “good old days?” No, you have a business to run.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: If You Can't Say Something Nice About Someone...

December 17, 2008
Part of a journalist’s dilemma, if you will, is knowing how to avoid crossing the line between responsible reporting and irresponsible reporting.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: Social Networking and HVACR

December 15, 2008
The wildly popular “art” of social networking began with such industry staples as MySpace and FaceBook and have now spun off into many other forms of cyber interaction. “Share” is now becoming a real buzzword for people, groups, or businesses to send their own messages into cyberspace.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: Can We Add Service Tech to Job List?

December 8, 2008
I just read an article from a writer who claims there are five recession-proof industries. I won’t argue with the choices, but it also got me thinking that trades like HVACR are always going to be in demand.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: Time to Quit Playing the Blame Game

December 2, 2008
I was sitting in on a Webcast the other day and people watching were encouraged to maintain a dialogue during the Webcast by posting questions and comments to a moderated board.
Read More

Weighing In on Replacement System Selling

December 1, 2008
In an earlier issue of The NEWS (July 21), Business Editor John R. Hall and Editor-in-Chief Mike Murphy squared off in a debate about how contractors should sell replacement HVAC systems. In a follow-up online survey, readers were encouraged to give their reasons for what customers look for in a replacement system.
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

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

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