The basic HVAC system tax credit for 2009 and
2010 that went into effect in January of this year is for up to 30 percent of
an installation, not to exceed $1,500. (A geothermal installation can provide
even greater tax credits for your customers.)
networking is quite the rage - I read that Twitter is the fastest growing,
rapidly catching up to Facebook for total members. The
NEWS has had a Facebook page for a while, and I just started tweeting
about three weeks ago.
Helpful items can come in small packages. “Many technicians have a hard time learning in the classroom environment.… This pocket guide helps them go into the field with the confidence they need to pinpoint problems immediately,” said Al D’Ambola, president of D’Ambola Associates.
The 2009 Momentum Conference by Honeywell attracted more than 300 controls contractors and Honeywell distributors from around the world. The company showcased many new products, loyalty program enhancements, and two new, dedicated resource Websites during the meeting, which was held in Dallas.
Steve Shirley, president of University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc., an EMCOR Company, knows BIM. The J.W. Marriott hotel staff wheeled in extra chairs, aisles were blocked, and yet people still lined up outside the doorway to learn about building information modeling - BIM.
Have you ever wondered about all the facts and figures that are tossed around like bits of lettuce floating through the air? Can all the numbers be right? In the current world of green initiatives, tax credits, and stimulus packages, playing fast and loose with energy savings claims does seem to be more of an art and less of a science.
Though a vast majority of equipment manufacturers have decided to transition their new equipment from R-22 to R-410A, there is still a controversial issue with regard to servicing existing equipment in the field. One of the options considered is the drop-in refrigerant R-422B.
Mark Swepston, president of Atlas Butler Heating and Cooling, gets reports on net profit on his cell phone and is able to actually manage hourly. But why? At a Cleveland Air Conditioning Contractors of America breakfast meeting, Swepston said, “You should know these things so you can project the sales you need day-to-day.”