Editors Blog

Editors Blog
The editors of The NEWS have something to say... and we want to hear back from you! Here's our take on the news of the day. What's yours?

Murphy's Law: Performance Testing Time

“Simply put: HVAC performance testing is quickly becoming a necessity.” Or so says an article by Jim Bergmann that will soon be appearing in The NEWS. The part I am not so sure about is “quickly.”
Read More

I Think... Life Can Be a Real Bitch

Does the name Joe Groh ring a bell? He has been in our industry for several years. He told me last week about a bicycling accident that has left him with no feeling in his arms or legs.
Read More

Skaer-Tactics: Airing the Hot, Cold Regarding Time's Klein

In his July 7 commentary, Time’s columnist Joe Klein encouraged Americans to “Kill your air conditioner. Solving the energy crisis requires sacrifice. For the good of the country, we should be sweating.”
Read More

Skaer-Tactics: We Must Tell of Our Needs to the Press

Let’s all write Arik Hesseldahl, a writer for BusinessWeek.com, and inform him how much the HVACR industry needs employees. We all have to get the attention of the national and local press in order to spread the word of this industry’s labor needs.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: Hot Attics Equal More Sales

If what I heard from HVAC contractors is true, then sending techs and installers into hot attics makes a lot of good business sense, in spite of the inherent health problems associated with hot attics.
Read More

Murphy's Law: HVAC for The Ages

Back in the 1950s this business was all about comfort. We didn’t know anything about saving money. Comfort was all there was.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: More Price Shoppers Than Ever Before

I hate to admit it, but I am becoming a cheapskate. Becoming? I’ve actually had the cheapskate gene for a long time.
Read More

Skaer-Tactics: Floods and Fires: Are They Affecting Your Business?

For now, I’d like to know if any HVACR contracting businesses are being affected by the flooding in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and elsewhere - and the same due to the fires in Southern California.
Read More

Taking Care of Business: Who Moved My QWERTY?

Just when I thought I had mastered the art of change, something else has happened. Instead of moving my cheese, someone rearranged my keyboard.
Read More

Skaer-Tactics: Big Brown? Nope, My Money is on Andrew Klein

Skills USA National Conference and competition is this week in Kansas City. Based on the information I have, the student to beat in the HVACR division is Andrew Klein.
Read More



Image Galleries

2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

More Podcasts


NEWS 01-26-15 cover

2015 January 26

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Regional Standards

With regional standards for a/c equipment going into effect in 2015, how do you think it will impact the industry?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con