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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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Johnson Controls, Hitachi Finalize VRF Partnership

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.

Data from First-of-its-Kind Residential Energy Study Now Available on OpenNY

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 for use in identifying opportunities for energy efficiency improvements.

Energy Star Honors 2015’s Most Efficient Geothermal Units

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.

The Power of Performance-based HVAC Contracting

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.

HVAC’s Next Wave of Game Changers

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. 

Variations in HVAC Venting: The Rigors of Making the Right Choice

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.

Marketing Magic: Two-faced or True-faced?

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.

Johnson Controls Inc.: Split System

These York residential heating and air conditioning split systems, heat pumps, and air handlers meet 2015 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) efficiency standards. 

Laars Heating Systems Co.: Combi Heater

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. 

AHR Expo Calls for Innovation Award Entries

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 Names Kevin McNamara as Senior Vice President, Air Conditioning Systems

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.

MassCEC Announces $30 Million in Funding for Clean Heating and Cooling Rebates

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.

The NEWS’ 2015 Best Trainer Strives for Excellence

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.

Best Instructor Runner-up Rehabs Ailing Program

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 Shares Heating Market Reports

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.

Empathy, Attitude, and Other Soft Skills that Translate into Hard Dollars

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 Expands into Michigan

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.

Emerson Introduces Universal Heat Pump Defrost Control

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.

New Products Offer Energy Savings, Comfort

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.

North Carolina Among the Best Places to do Business

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.

Monitoring and Managing Online Reviews

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.

Is Your Business Prepared for a Crisis?

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 Honored by DOE

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.

Distributors Benefit from Regional Standards Sales

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.

The Wife’s Not Home: Is the Sale at Stake?

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.

Underfloor Heating Market Worth $7.9 Billion by 2020

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.

IES and Daikin North America Launch VRV System Specification Tool

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.

The State of the Solar HVAC Market

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.

Teaching Greenhorn Techs Green Technologies

As renewable energy systems continue to become more desirable, the need for qualified installers continues to grow. 

Marketing Magic: Encourage Customers to Write Your Web Content

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.