Articles by Cherie Preville

Controls Puts Contractors in Charge

July 11, 2011
The winners of the 2011 Dealer Design Awards in the Residential Control category have gone beyond making it possible for homeowners to control their indoor environment - they also put contractors more in control of scheduling their workforce because of the products’ ease in being installed and serviced.
Read More

Getting Comfortable Is Part of the Plan

July 11, 2011
One thing that contractors can agree on is ease of installation and servicing makes their work life better and simpler. That’s something that the winners of the 2011 Dealer Design Awards in the Light Commercial category have in common.
Read More

Residential Equipment Brings Glam to HVAC

July 11, 2011
In the case of the winners of the 2011 Dealer Design Awards in the category of Residential Equipment, the fame and recognition bestowed on these units is rightly earned, especially from contractors and technicians for the ease of installation and service the products provide.
Read More

Training, Communication Fuels the Furnace

January 31, 2011
Fire & Ice Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical's focus on training and company communication - between management and staff as well as between company employees and customers - are among the cornerstones of The NEWS 2010 Best Contractor to Work For in the North Central region.
Read More

VRF Presence Expands in North America

November 22, 2010
The weak economy has spurred interest in energy efficiency and green technologies. One of the “new” technologies - that is, relatively new to the American and Canadian markets - being considered by building owners and homeowners is the variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system.
Read More

Champion AC: At the Vanguard of HVAC Contracting Today

November 22, 2010
Champion AC hasn’t been around for generations like some HVACR contracting companies, but that may be in the company’s favor because it is bringing some fresh thinking to the industry. The owners have embraced new ways while establishing a corporate culture of community service.
Read More

Contractors Step Up Their Games in Energy Star Programs

October 11, 2010
There are Energy Star programs for the work an HVAC contractor executes. In order to thrive doing work under an Energy Star program, it takes a new attitude, training, dedication, and spending money on the part of the contractor to make sure the end result of the work is a home that is more energy efficient.
Read More

Geothermal Sales Up Significantly in 2010

July 26, 2010
Sales of goods in the United States are still inching their way back up to prerecession numbers, including many HVACR products. In contrast, geothermal unit sales have jumped in recent years. Manufacturers of geothermal products have growing public awareness and tax incentives to thank for this windfall.
Read More

Residential Controls Are Cutting Edge

July 12, 2010
The winners in The NEWS’ Dealer Design Awards residential controls category include the ecobee Smart Thermostat (gold), icomfort Touch™ Communicating Touchscreen Thermostat by Lennox Industries (silver), and BalancePro from Arzel Zoning Technology (bronze).
Read More

Quiet Assistants Lend Help to Technicians

July 12, 2010
The seventh annual Dealer Design Awards champs in the Tools category highlight the best of what an HVACR tool can be: a device that aids greatly a technician in resolving an HVACR problem of some sort.
Read More



Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

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


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


NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


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


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.


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