The key for contractors is choosing a market. For some contractors, schools are the way to go, while others cringe at the thought. There is money to be made, though, and for contractors considering the school market, here are three tips to navigate the new territory.
Armed with trend information and knowledge, contractors can provide effective and advanced quotes to their customers that expertly balance money and comfort. To the victor go the spoils, which, in this case, is a new hospital or hospitality account.
There is a formula that successful contractors use to answer such questions and generate customer interest in duct upgrades. Their approach focuses on the facts about what an HVAC system is doing — they don’t share opinions or use smoke and mirrors.
While ductless HVAC is not without its flaws, the technology has evolved exponentially to now provide customers with numerous configurations at affordable prices appropriate for nearly every application, which is music to the ears of entrepreneurial contractors.
If you have been in this business long enough, you remember when just telling customers that you used drop cloths and shoe covers was enough to make you stand out. Maybe you went crazy and even performed background checks and drug-screened your team. That was what customers said they cared about.
During its inaugural event, AEC BuildTech will bring together architects, engineers, and contractors to learn about innovations in building processes, materials, and construction technologies. The educational program will be led by subject matter experts across five separate tracks including plumbing, roofing, HVAC, flooring, and building envelope.
LEED Zero builds on LEED by recognizing specific achievements in building operations and rewards projects that have used LEED as a framework to address important aspects of green buildings and taken their buildings to the next level by designing and operating toward net zero goals.
The new water shut-off valve controller is for residential applications and requires no tools to install or operate. It works with any ball or gate valve, even in tight spaces, and provides 100 percent protection with battery backup.
Installation is simplified, even in tight spaces, with top- and front-piping options. Applications include places where space is at a premium, such as high-rise condos, apartments, and office buildings.
Featuring a direct-drive motor, this fan has 73 airflow positions and a number of speeds to provide users with circulation whether it’s down an aisle or assembly line, around obstructions, or in spaces with low-hanging ceilings.
In this issue of The NEWS, we focus on the Internet of Things and its effect on the HVAC industry, examining its impact on the skilled trades labor shortage, on cybersecurity, and on the popularity of self-healing buildings.