Articles by Matt Bishop

Geothermal Industry Striving for Inclusion

Leaders Work for Federal Definition by End of 2014

Doug Dougherty said that even though getting GHPs included in the federal definition of renewable energy is one of GEO’s major issues, its efforts at the state level will not be deterred by a lack of recognition at the federal level.


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HVAC Energy Solutions that Sell

Finding the Right Customers Plays Big Role in Making Sales

Although renewable energy solutions generally boast a great return on investment, finding the right customer often plays a big role in making a sale.


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Savvy HVAC Contractors Turn to Solar

Contractors Use the Sun to Offset HVAC System Energy Use

For contractors looking for new business opportunities, offering solar energy might be the wave of the future.


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Overcoming Economic Uncertainty: Contractors Insist Cash is Key

Contractors Discuss Strategies to get Through Hard Times

As many residential and commercial contractors learned during the most recent recession, having a battle plan for surviving tough times is an absolute must.


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The Role of Efficiency in Humidification

Manufacturers Accept the Humidification/Dehumidification Efficiency Challenge

As buildings and homes get tighter, the need for dehumidification is only going to increase.


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Residents, Occupants Benefit from Reduction in Humidity Levels

Contractors Can Help Satisfy Patrons, Personal Belongings

For better or worse, humidity levels impact a structure’s indoor comfort. Here are a few examples of how contractor-initiated humidity reduction has impacted unique applications.


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Are Contractors Taking Mold Seriously Enough?

Survey Says: No

Even though mold remediation could potentially open a new revenue stream for HVAC contractors, some believe their peers don’t take mold nearly seriously enough.


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Tech-savvy HVAC Contractors Ditch the Paper

New-age System Affords Contractors Greater Professionalism, Business Opportunities

For some, the paperless decision has led to an increase in professionalism, a grander customer perception, and further opportunity to “stack” up the profits.


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Female Tech Flourishes at Air Serv of Omaha

Lawrence Excels in Customer Service, Training HVAC Technicians

In her five years at Air Serv of Omaha, Lawrence has risen to become the company’s lead technician and training coordinator.


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More HVAC Contractors Creating Mobile Apps

Price, Return on Investment Make Mobile Applications Advantageous to Contractors

As contractors begin the process of a cost analysis, many are finding that mobile apps can be introduced without a significant investment.


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