After June 30, state and local contracting associations will be able to control their own membership dues, enroll and renew members, and develop their own strategic plans and benefits. This decision will affect contracting companies in about 40 percent of the country that have businesses in areas with local or state ACCA chapters.
HVAC contractors should enjoy the ride and make money for as long as these products are hot. Make money by upselling a customer when you are replacing a system or by getting called out on a service call where a do-it-yourself homeowner has messed up the installation.
I was taught in journalism school to write a story as if the reader has never heard about the subject. The same can be said of selling HVAC equipment — because there is a good chance the homeowner doesn’t know much on the topic. It is just as important to educate them on what might go wrong as it is to brag on your product or staff.
Wi-Fi thermostat advancements have been talked about by many inside and outside the HVAC industry the last couple of years. The AHR Expo was no exception as a plethora of companies showcased just how smart their thermostats have become.
While the geothermal industry is enjoying the growth, many are focused on 2016, when the tax credits are set to expire. The existing tax credit grants a 30 percent incentive for residential projects and 10 percent for commercial projects.