Restaurants waste massive amounts of energy. Around 80 percent of all appliance energy use in restaurants is wasted due to inefficient equipment. If you’re contracted to maintain equipment at a restaurant, you have a role to play in keeping the restaurant operational. You also have a role to play in its energy efficiency.
The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 aims to promote benchmarking and public disclosure of energy usage for buildings. While it is presently unclear if or how the disclosure of energy usage for buildings will be accessible to the public, the HVAC industry could greatly benefit from such legislation if that is indeed the case.
While the total construction market in the United States has grown at a modest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4 percent from 2012 to 2014, IHS found in its recent report titled the World Market for HVAC Equipment that 65.2 percent of total HVAC units sold into nonresidential buildings were retrofit sales.
According to many HVAC contractors, more than 50 percent of all air conditioner failures are the result of improper cleaning (or failure to clean at all). The following HVAC maintenance checkpoints are necessary to check in the spring so all air conditioning systems are a go once the weather warms up.
Wireless sensors have become very attractive products in the HVAC controls market over the past few years as architects and building owners have begun to work more closely together in order to preserve the structure of older buildings and improve aesthetics.
HVAC contractors face some of the same difficulties all contractors face: working for frequently frustrated and uncooperative customers. To overcome this you need to do many things, namely, understand your customers, have transparent pricing, get a contractor license bond, and embrace technology.
Many professional sales agents dream of owning their own business. At James M. Pleasants Company Inc. (JMP), the sales agents do own their own business — as do the vast majority of other JMP employees. JMP, one of the largest HVAC sales representatives in the Southeast, operates under an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).