Articles by Kimberly Schwartz

Busting Customers’ Radiant Heating Myths

Customer Misconceptions Stem from Lack of Awareness, Fear of High Cost

Some customers consider radiant heating a new and untested technology, while others categorize it as a luxury beyond what they can afford. Either way, industry leaders agree it’s time to bust these myths and introduce radiant heat to the masses

 


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Why Bother with Home Performance Contracting?

HVAC Contractors, Consultants Share Insight into Whole-House Success
Deciding to learn the home performance market will require a commitment of your time, energy, and effort. So why bother? Well, if you listen to those who have made the leap and are at the forefront of home performance contracting (HPC), you just might be convinced that this is a trend you can’t risk ignoring.


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Do You Know When to Grow?

Best Practices for Hiring New Staff
One of the challenges faced by every contractor who has started a business is figuring out when it’s time to grow. According to industry experts and successful HVAC contractors, there are a few important indicators that company owners should consider when thinking about how to grow their workforce.


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HVAC Taps into Home Performance Contracting Trends

Training and Certification Are Key, Government Programs Are Mixed Bag
Home performance contracting is a trend that is building momentum across the country. While weatherization contractors and home energy auditors may be trying to capture the business available in this market, smart HVAC contractors are in an even better position to adopt and expand this niche.


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High-Tech Blower Door Roll-Outs Ease the Learning Curve

New Gauges, Wi-Fi Capabilities Improve Operation, Functionality
When HVAC contractors expand into home performance, they often experience a learning curve as they discover the new tools they need to add to their fleet. One tool considered a necessity is the blower door, and manufacturers have recently rolled out new technology designed to make this equipment easier to learn and operate.


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From One Generation to the Next

HVAC Contractors Weigh Pros and Cons of Family Business

While the working relationships that are formed are special, family members also face many challenges, from family arguments spreading to the office to disputes over succession. But many HVAC contractors have learned to successfully navigate these issues and are planning how the business will go forward with the next generation.


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Distributors Supply, Support Contractors

Dealers Focus on Easing the Supply Chain, Meeting Urgent Needs in the Field

During the busy season, contractors don’t have time for bottlenecks in the supply chain. And distributors are focused on providing what contractors need as the replacement market trends up and repair work remains constant.


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NEWSMakers: Greenheck Mixed Flow Fan, Model EQB

Shane Dock, Application Engineer at Greenheck, will introduce you to Greenheck’s new EQB mixed flow fan. We’ll discuss what the features of the EQB’s innovative design, what kinds of applications can utilize the EQB, and why the EQB is an attractive inline choice for your customers’ projects.  Dock is currently focused on applications regarding inline fans, gravity ventilators, and electrical products. Posted March 4th.

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