Articles by Angela D. Harris

Disaster Tips for HVACR Contractors

September 5, 2012
Hurricane Isaac has moved out, but are your technicians ready to handle the situations and stress they may face in repairing and replacing units after a disaster? 


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Social Media Policies Protect Contractors, Brand

Finding a Balance Between Communication and Policy
September 3, 2012
With the growing acceptance of social media in business, many of the social debates have shifted from if an HVAC contractor should employ social media to how to govern its use. Enter social media policies. These policies can help protect contractors and their companies from libelous or malevolent online conduct from employees.


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Contractors Discuss Customer Attitudes

Renewable Energy Study Shows Consumers Are Ready for Renewable
August 27, 2012
The nation is ready for renewable energy products. It just might not know it yet. Not all contractors are experiencing this majority interest. In fact, some have found that for different reasons, some of their customers are not interested at all. How can they overcome customer objections? 


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Tax Credits Provide Renewable Opportunities

August 27, 2012
Not all energy-efficient HVAC equipment qualifies for tax credits, but there are four renewable energy product categories that do — geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, solar energy systems, and fuel cells. Though some seem beyond HVAC, they each have the potential to bring new revenue streams to contractors.


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DOE Budgets for Improving HVAC Technology

August 27, 2012
Each year the DOE petitions Congress with a “Congressional Budget Request” to continue financing the projects that show promise and are deemed worth pursuing. What has the DOE been up to in the name of renewable energy and HVAC technology?


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Can You Work Around the Competition?

August 24, 2012
Instead of attempting to solve the problem that is your competition, what if there was a way for you to completely remove the competition from the equation?


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The Lost Art of HVACR Branding

August 13, 2012
It’s likely that you have a solid advertising campaign, but the question is, “What’s its focus?” Is it focused on branding or is it focused on products and service? What’s the difference? The difference is in memory retention.


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Conference Speaker Cuts Through Google Overload

Sam Richter to Show Attendees How to Access, Use Information
August 13, 2012
“How do you use the web? Better yet, how do you use the web to find information that you never thought possible; and how do you use that information to build deeper relationships with your clients?” These are just a few of the questions that Sam Richter will likely address at the upcoming HARDI annual convention.


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Olympic Village A/C Can’t Keep Up…Really?

July 31, 2012
It may be the summer Olympics, but what’s really got the world’s top athletes sweating 24/7?


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Think Whole-Home Maintenance

July 27, 2012
Manufacturers release suggested maintenance lists for vehicles, why not have one for homes? Maybe there is one out there and I missed it. 


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