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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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Carrier, Microf Partner to Offer Rent-to-Own HVAC Option

Carrier has signed a strategic agreement with Microf LLC to provide an alternative to traditional financing for qualified Carrier heating and cooling customers. Microf now offers its rent-to-own solution through Carrier’s distributor and dealer network, supplying an additional option for homeowners to obtain HVAC products.

Investing in the Future of American Manufacturing

After years of declining job figures, American manufacturing may finally be back. This is further evidenced by a BLS report that announced the addition of more than 600,000 manufacturing jobs since January 2010.

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Air Innovations: Cooling System

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US Reps Refute 92% Furnace Rule

The 92 percent proposed standard is just one of the DOE’s rulemakings to be challenged recently by stakeholders, and it’s unlikely to be the last. 

Don’t Let Success Be Your Demise

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NEWSmakers Q&A: Defining the Internet of Things

Put the term Internet of Things into a Google search and you will soon see 752 million results. It has become a buzzword, both inside and outside the HVAC industry. But, does everyone know what the phrase actually encompasses? 

US Rep Introduces Geothermal Tax Bill

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Weathering the Storm

Contractors across the U.S. experience a wide variety of conditions, climates, and weather extremes on a day-to-day basis. Is your company ready to overcome the harshest of conditions this year?

Expensive Doesn’t Always Mean Efficient

When high-end equipment does not live up to consumer expectations, the culprit is almost always improper installation. The bottom line: Properly sizing, selecting, and installing HVAC equipment is critical to ensuring energy efficiency and comfort.

OEMs are In Control

OEMs are offering their own smart energy management systems that they say satisfy this demand by offering the ultimate in convenience, comfort, and energy savings.

High-end Systems in Luxury Homes

A fair number of consumers do not mind spending more for a system that provides premium comfort, higher efficiency, and is aesthetically pleasing — especially if it’s going to be installed in a high-end home.

Electric Arc Welding Safety

Preventing electrical shock should be a top priority within a company safety program that also addresses the other hazards associated with electric arc welding.

Mascots Create Brand Awareness

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Contractor Prevails in Diversification

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Geo-Flo Products Corp.: Buffer Tank Solution

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WaterFurnace Hits the Road

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The Positives of Negative Reviews

Regardless whether a contractor thinks a complaint is valid, it’s important to respond as quickly as possible to mitigate the situation.

A.O. Smith Corp.: Gas Water Heater

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Creating a Successful Culture

Making sure the right employees are in place, hiring based on quality rather than need, adding value for employees by implementing merit-based programs and systems that reward them for doing great work, delegating, and clearly communicating company goals are essential parts of a successful culture. 

Koldwave: Portable Air Conditioner

The 6WK16 model portable air conditioner offers cooling capacity at 16,000 Btuh while remaining safe, quiet, and energy efficient. 

Daikin North America LLC: Ductless System

The 19 Series replaces the KE Series, offering higher SEER capabilities (up to 19 SEER versus 18), greater heating efficiency (9 HSPF versus 8.2), and an improved drain pan design allowing for better drainage and cold weather operation. 

House Members Urge DOE to Revise 92% Furnace Rule

On June 8, 121 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz urging him and his agency to reconsider DOE’s recent proposed 92 percent AFUE nationwide residential furnace standard. 

Giving HVAC’s ‘Face’ a Tech Lift

Condensing units are much more than a pretty face — they’re one of the key economic drivers in the HVAC industry.

Finding Value in Cardboard Apps

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Marketing Magic: Don’t Open the Door for Competitors

Closing is not an isolated step in the selling process. It’s the natural conclusion to what has already occurred. Still, it’s this last part that sends techs or designated salespeople into confusion.

Daikin North America LLC: Ductless Mini Split

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My Two Cents: 7 Steps to a Sizzling Summer

Whether the busy season has begun yet or not, I believe it is a good idea to take a quick check of all of your operations systems each year to make sure everything is in place when things really do get busy. For many of you, this may be a regular routine you practice on an ongoing basis. For the rest of us, we should make it part of a regular routine. 

Pennsylvania Firm Moves Forward

“Avanti.” In Italian, the word means “forward.” And, the term serves as a fitting description for 29-year-old Anthony Tosco’s Collegeville, Pennsylvania-based Avanti Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Inc.