Dennis Soukup began his career with an HVAC education, and now he is giving back in kind. He earned honorable mention status in the Best Instructor competition sponsored by The NEWS and the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute.
Janet Tipton (left), a Johnstone Supply corporate employee, talks with Gary Daniels, president/CEO of the Portland, Oregon-based cooperative, on the trade show floor. Daniels walked the floor and visited with
The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and Mexico's electrical standards development agency, the AssociaciÃ³n de NormalizaciÃ³n y CertificaciÃ³n (ANCE), agreed to work together on the development of HVACR industry standards, signing a memorandum of understanding.
My Sept. 25 missive ("Losing the Thermostat Wars") was met with a barrage of comments. What was notable about these comments? For one, nobody was mad at me. However, during the process I learned some serious things about exceptions for programmable thermostats from these people.
I discreetly cheer for whichever team is behind while watching football games on television. Truth be told, I nearly always root for an underdog. So it is that I stand and cheer for the unappreciated thermostat on the wall.
Feature selling is what it's all about for too many HVAC salespeople. It takes a while to truly understand that the customer only cares about those aspects of the product that produce benefits for them. A red car is only a red car unless it's someone's favorite color. Then, it's a benefit.
English has got to be one of the most difficult languages to master, I mean really - Aâ€“Eâ€“Iâ€“O-U and sometimes Y? And, if that weren't enough, let's say a kid wants to get a job in some promising industry. Think of all the abbreviations and acronyms that await.
Residential HVAC contractors traditionally solve space heating and cooling problems. However, a study conducted a few years ago suggested that temperature issues may only occur in 17 percent of homes. If so, there may be a lot of opportunity being missed.