WaterFurnace Intl. Inc. recently held its 2017 annual sales meeting in Denver, and as you can imagine, the 30 percent residential and 10 percent commercial federal tax credits for geothermal heat pump systems that expired Dec. 31, 2016, were on everybody’s minds.
It would be fair to say the geothermal industry is at a bit of a crossroads. Despite being around for more than 30 years, the math says it accounts for less than 1 percent of the HVAC market. And, for the first time since 2007, geothermal contractors are out in the market selling their residential products without a 30 percent tax credit.
The NEWS has elected to create a “Legends of the HVACR Industry” Award. This will be a bit like a hall of fame for the industry. And since there is no time like the present, we are beginning this year.
Online purchasing is where our economy is going, and HVAC has to change with the times. And, while this is most likely factual, let us investigate all the ramifications before we merge too quickly onto the information superhighway.
In addition to being an HVAC contractor in Houston and running a trade school, Cunnigham also finds the time to run his consulting business — Successtrack Network, where his efforts recently earned him the Consultant of the Year honor at the inaugural Service World Expo show in Las Vegas.
Bowling, food, and refreshments were on the agenda Sunday night as The Whalen Company held an event at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas.Whalen vice president of sales and marketing Tony Landers was looking forward to talking with contractors both at the event and on the show floor.