Don Trotter Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. is a family-owned and operated air conditioning and heating company, providing maintenance, repair and replacement services in Plano, Texas since 1970. Boasting three generations, 45 years of exceptional service, and over 10,000 Bryant home comfort system’s installed, we offer both the experience and expertise to meet the unique demands of comfort in a North Texas environment. We are industry leaders recognized as a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, employing 100% NATE-Certified technicians and installers, and are qualified as Healthy Air and Puron Refrigerant Specialists.
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The variable refrigerant flow (VRF) market in the U.S. just got a bit more interesting. Johnson Controls, Hitachi, Ltd., and Hitachi Appliances announced the companies have completed their global joint venture agreement and will immediately begin operations of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that data from a first-of-its-kind study that compiled energy-related information from more than 3,000 homes in New York are now available to the public on open.ny.gov for use in identifying opportunities for energy efficiency improvements.
Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star program acknowledges products it deems “Most Efficient” in the marketplace. Here is a snapshot of Energy Star’s Most Efficient Geothermal Heat Pumps of 2015.
Performance-based contracting involves HVAC professionals measuring the live, installed field performance of systems to ensure customers are getting what they’ve invested in. The field-performance measurements obtained by an HVAC professional are then used to rate the operating efficiency of the installed system.
The emergence of the smart home, interconnectivity, and a push for efficiency stemming directly from the White House is revitalizing HVAC equipment. Here are some up-and-coming, game changing HVAC components and technologies designed to propel the industry forward.
Installers and specifiers know a gas appliance is only as good as the venting system it’s connected to. Poor venting can cause improper combustion, but, more importantly, can also lead to flue gas leakage into heated spaces — a problem with deadly consequences.
Do you have old-style salespeople or old-style marketing that are sales-focused and performing less than they did just three years ago? Make the shift.
These York residential heating and air conditioning split systems, heat pumps, and air handlers meet 2015 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) efficiency standards.
The Mascot FT condensing combi boiler and water heater features a fire-tube stainless steel heat exchanger that produces 95 percent annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE), is fully modulating, and produces an endless supply of domestic hot water on combi units.
The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo (AHR Expo) announced its call for entries for the 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. The awards will be presented at a formal ceremony during the show, set for Jan. 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
LG Electronics USA has named Kevin McNamara as senior vice president, sales and operations, for LG’s U.S. Air Conditioning Systems business. In addition, Darren Gibula has been promoted to senior director of operations.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton has announced a $30 million, five-year commitment to increase the use of clean, cost-effective heating and cooling systems in households and businesses across the state.
Barba’s industry knowledge, sharp sense of humor, and raw passion for helping others has earned him the respect of his peers and the title of The NEWS’ 2015 Best Trainer.
McDonald’s tireless commitment to improving his program and ensuring his students have the tools they need for a successful career have earned him the title of The NEWS’ 2015 Best Instructor runner-up.
BSRIA recently launched its findings on the latest Traditional and Renewable Heating World Markets Analysis (May 2015), publishing 80 reports for 22 countries as part of its World Multi-Client Study.
There is one soft skill that is, perhaps, at the root of many others and that is empathy. Empathy is the ability to share another person’s feelings or concerns. Use this skill with every team member and stakeholder on the project.
Munch’s Supply Co. Inc., a leading HVAC distributor operating in Chicago and northwest Indiana, reached a definitive agreement with Trane and American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, both brands of Ingersoll Rand, to become the exclusive distributor for both brands in the lower peninsula of Michigan.
White-Rodgers, a business unit of Emerson and part of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment, has developed what the company said is the first universal heat pump defrost control.
Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands.
For those seeking out employment in the small business arena, especially those considering starting HVAC contracting companies, a recent report has broken down the best places across the U.S. to work for a small business.
The Internet’s become an easily accessible and influential forum for current or prospective customers to share their opinions of your company’s service. And, a negative review — whether it’s warranted or not — can crush your company’s credibility in just a few sentences.
Nothing good happens when businesses fail to respond to a business crisis immediately. If you don’t, the media and Internet trolls can take over, and your business could lose control of the information being disseminated.
Cool Care Heating & Air, a Bryant dealer, was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its commitment to improving residential energy efficiency. Cool Care received the 2014 Century Club Award.
While it remains to be seen how the new minimum-efficiency standards will impact the industry as a whole, most distributors are breathing a sigh of relief that their decision to stock more 13-SEER equipment is paying off, leaving them time to start thinking about what to do with the next round of minimum-efficiency standards, which the DOE is considering right now for residential furnaces.
There are obviously benefits to having both decision-makers present when making a sales call, but HVAC contractors, just like those in other industries, must walk a fine line when pitching a sale when a significant other is absent from the conversation.
The global underfloor heating market is forecast to reach $7.9 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets.
A new specification tool enabling designers to make accurate climate control system efficiency calculations for Daikin variable refrigerant volume (VRV) systems has been launched by Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) in conjunction with Daikin North America.
As demand and support for energy efficiency, long-term cost reductions, and other benefits provided by solar installations grow, so does concern over how solar will look after current federal tax credits expire at the end of 2016.
As renewable energy systems continue to become more desirable, the need for qualified installers continues to grow.
While in most businesses you can’t send other people to work in your place, in website content creation, you actually can allow someone else to help you create content that prospects will find of interest — namely customers, specifically in customer reviews.