Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

HVAC Outlook Got a Little Brighter

Of all the things the industry can do to goose the new construction market, maybe the most significant to date has been the emphasis on home efficiency. Between the National Model Energy Code, residential energy standard, green building standard, and DOE’s Home Energy Score pilot program, it seems that multiple forces are working toward a common goal.
Read More

HVACR Quality Balances on Three Legs

Three key quality-boosting activities have been gaining ground in the HVACR industry that not only improve overall quality and comfort, but can help control energy costs and achieve something contractors have been striving for, literally, for decades: improved consumer perceptions of their reliability.
Read More

Energy Efficiency Could Be Silver Bullet for New Construction

As the new construction market climbs out of the grips of the recession, it is still fighting a glut of existing homes that are priced to move. The element that is being used to level the playing field is home efficiency, and pending legislation that would help make it more affordable. It’s a ray of light for HVAC subcontractors who want to offer a true value proposition in the new home market.
Read More

Dancing the Anniversary Waltz

Over the years, The NEWS has consistently reported on the changes within our constantly evolving industry - from the 1920s when “electric refrigeration” replaced iceboxes, to the 1940s with its post-war housing and baby boom, into the 1960s and the rapid increase in residential air conditioning installations, and so on.
Read More

Health Care Market to Spend on Efficiency

HVAC contractors will be interested to know that a new survey shows health care organizations are more likely to invest in energy efficiency compared to other industries in North America. According to the study, 58 percent of health care building decision makers said that energy management was very or extremely important.
Read More



Image Galleries

2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

More Podcasts


NEWS 06-01-15 cover

2015 June 1

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


The EPA has approved several hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants for HVACR applications. Do you support the use of HCs?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 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.


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


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con