HVAC Commercial Market

Applied, custom, and built-up systems compromise the lion's share of the large mechanical markets.

ARTICLES

HVAC Industry Supports Bill to Repeal Death Tax

Small Businesses, Organizations Speak Out in Favor of Legislation

For small business owners, including many in the HVACR industry, repealing the estate tax — or “death tax,” as it is also called — could have a significant positive impact on those who hope to pass their family businesses onto their descendants.


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ACCA Changes Membership Rules

Changes Aim to Boost Membership at State, Local, Federal Levels

After June 30, state and local contracting associations will be able to control their own membership dues, enroll and renew members, and develop their own strategic plans and benefits. This decision will affect contracting companies in about 40 percent of the country that have businesses in areas with local or state ACCA chapters.


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MCAA Focuses on the Industry’s Future

Mechanical Contractors Meet in Maui for Networking, Learning, and More

The conference, which took place March 7-12 in west Maui, Hawaii, featured keynote speeches from Leon Panetta, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); John Green, the author of “The Fault in Our Stars;” Michael A. Pleasant, assistant general president, United Association (UA); and oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, who may be best known for finding the Titanic in 1985.


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Contractors Key in Reclamation’s Future

Financial Benefits, Reclaimer Assistance, Secure Supply Keep the Process Attractive

In many ways, refrigerant recovery and reclamation is an example of human ingenuity at its best. An innovative and essential product is created, and then a way is devised to prolong its usefulness by collecting it after years of service, purifying it, and using it again.


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Fighting through Stagnant Shoulder Seasons

Use the Time to Balance Maintenance Agreements, and Bolster Customer Relationships

The so-called shoulder season is often a difficult time for HVAC contractors. The waning weeks of March and the first days of April, as well as parts of fall, often result in slow business for contractors as consumers don’t have to deal with the immediate repairs and replacements brought on by extreme cold or scorching heat.


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Reclaimers Find Opportunity in HCFC Phaseout

Demand for Recovery Products, Services Likely to Grow

The ongoing phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), such as R-22, holds many unknowns for the HVACR industry as 2020 approaches, but at least one sector of the industry anticipates tremendous opportunity: the reclamation sector. 


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Refrigerant Recovery: Technology and Tips

The Right Tools and Advice from Experts Make This Essential Process Easy

Recovering refrigerant from HVAC and refrigeration systems is an important day-to-day task for HVACR technicians. Here’s a look at some of the latest tools that help make this important job easy, along with tips from the recovery equipment manufacturers on how to efficiently and safely recover refrigerant.


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IMAGE GALLERIES

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

2015 AHR Expo

Photos from the 2015 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Posted: February 19, 2015

WorldSkills 2013

Photos from the WorldSkills competition held in Leipzig, Germany.

EVENTS

Industry

CLIM '15

5/13/15
Avenue Tiznit
Avenue Tiznit, In front of the mosque Hassan II Casablanca - 20000 - Morocco.
Casablanca
Morocco

CLIM'15 is an international exhibition of Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Ventilation. The event is organized by be in com and will be held from 13th to 16th May 2015 at the Office of Fairs and Exhibitions of Casablanca in front of the mosque Hassan II.

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Training Track

33rd West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) 2015

6/3/15
Long Beach Convention Center, Hall B
300 E Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA
United States

The West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users.

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Industry

38th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) 2015

9/30/15
Orange County Convention Center, Hall South B
9899 International Drive
Orlando, FL
United States

We invite you to be a part of the nation's largest, most active buying venue for end user energy products and services – the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC).

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Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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