Articles by Angela D. Harris
June 28, 2010
The only choice contractors have in natural disaster situations is to be prepared to continue in business once the storm or crisis has passed. Already learning some tough lessons in flooded Nashville, Tenn., Comfort Supply issued a warning to contractors who are working to replace flooded HVAC units for flood victims.
June 21, 2010
When considering new technology for HVACR, cutting edge education tools should not be last on the list of things to invent. In the age of smart phones, Wii, and iPads, a classic textbook with a few extra diagrams isn’t going to be enough to interest the next generation in spending long hours to learn how to repair or replace HVACR units.
June 14, 2010
Knowing when to let go can be a challenge. As I
raced back to Kroger to beat Redbox rental’s 9 p.m. deadline on the fifth day,
I thought to myself, it would have been cheaper to cut my losses and return it
on the first day and rent the movie later when it was a better time.Read More
May 31, 2010
Technicians coming out of school can’t find a job. Laid off technicians can’t find a job. Contractors struggling to hire can’t find HVACR technicians. These are three common scenarios currently occurring across the nation. Contradictory at best, the issues bring to light a question that has surfaced again in the HVACR industry, “Is there a technician shortage?”
May 18, 2010
Facebook has launched its new Open Graph
protocol and within less than a month, over 100,000 websites have integrated it
into their site layout. Possibly threatening Google’s ranking system and moving
the web towards what some call Web 3.0, Open Graph is a curious invention.Read More
May 11, 2010
It’s a legitimate question that every
participant in the HVACR trade should ask themselves and eventually answer.
Take entry-level technicians for example. Read More
May 5, 2010
Statewide smoking bans are becoming more
prevalent as local and federal legislators determine that protecting workers
and customers against second-hand smoke is essential for increased public
May 3, 2010
Between 2003 and 2008, it is impossible to know exactly how many homes were built or renovated using inferior Chinese drywall. Homeowners have complained, but many assumed these complaints were isolated incidents. These inferior products have caused compromised IAQ and have corroded metal structures in the homes, including the HVAC systems.
April 20, 2010
Sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s true. The
best effort of an uneducated contractor is less than acceptable. This thought
came to me a few weekends ago as I watched a home improvement contractor
unearth inches and inches of moldy, standing water from underneath a newly
installed shower.Read More
April 19, 2010
The economy is not the only reason that business as usual is not bringing owners the success it once did. “It’s not just the economy, there has been a paradigm shift in the market,” explained Jim Abrams, president of Retail Services and CEO of Clockwork Home Services Inc., as he kicked off the inaugural Focus on Your Future (FOYF) event.