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June 25, 2019

2019 ‘Young Executives’ are Driving the Industry Forward

This month we showcase a special group of up-and-coming young executives who are making their mark on the industry.

June 25, 2019

Sunset Air: 3,000 Homes, 43 Communities, 1 Customer

Thanks to a long-term partnership with a home developer, Sunset Air stays busy installing HVAC systems in thousands of new homes around Washington.

May 21, 2019

Prefabrication Speeds Installation in Dormitory Spaces

Over the past several years, James Morgan, president and CEO of Worcester Air Conditioning, Ashland, Massachusetts, estimates that his sheet metal workers have prefabricated and installed ductwork in more than 3,000 dormitory rooms in colleges and universities across the Bay State.

April 17, 2019

Geauga Mechanical Contributes to Luxury High-Rise’s LEED Status

Expertise in energy efficiency and early involvement in the planning process were the keys to a successful residential – and landmark – project for Geauga Mechanical of Chardon, Ohio, according to CEO Craig Berman, LEED AP, CEM.

March 26, 2019

Making a Difference in America’s Comeback City

CASS helps build an upscale subdivision in Detroit, installing the metal roofing and siding.

February 27, 2019

Australia’s Ellis Air is Heating Up Melbourne’s Tallest Building

Melbourne’s new residential super-skyscraper, Australia 108 is the tallest residential building in the Southern Hemisphere — and SMACNA member Ellis Air helping to make it a reality.

February 14, 2019

Mini-Split Systems in Residential Retrofit Applications

SMACNA’s new Mini-Split Systems in Residential Retrofit Applications members-only white paper covers installation applications for both outdoor and indoor units as well as “mini-ducted” systems that incorporate short runs of ductwork.

January 23, 2019

Confident Consumers Still Willing to Spend on HVAC Enhancements

In the St. Louis market, the big topic of conversation in the world of heating and air conditioning is programmable thermostats.

January 10, 2019

New Residential Contractors Guide

SMACNA’s new Equipment Warranty Options for Residential Contractors Guide offers critical advice ensuring a contractor's ability to cover repair costs during the life time of the warranty.

January 9, 2019

Equipment Warranty Options for Residential Contractors

Knowing and selecting appropriate warranties is essential to gaining new customers, retaining current customers, and improving overall profitability.

December 19, 2018

Residential Contractors Forum: Building Relationships

Residential sales management expert Tom Piscitelli shared techniques that residential service-based HVAC contractors should do to create the most profitable sales results.

November 14, 2018

Multiunit Residential Work a Profitable Niche for Years to Come

For SMACNA contractors such as S&M Heating and Air Conditioning that do service or installation jobs on residential multiunit buildings, these projects offer reliable revenue and steady work for employees. Laski estimates that his company has installed HVAC systems in 25,000 to 30,000 apartments in southeastern Michigan over the last 57 years.

November 14, 2018

Social Media Era Transforms Residential Marketing Strategies

Welcome to “word of mouth” marketing in the era of social media. “It’s a form of verification from the existing customers that doesn’t cost a lot of money, and that type of marketing has helped us a lot,” says Randy Novak, president of Novak Heating and Air Conditioning.

October 10, 2018

Contractors Stay Sharp with Residential Comfort Systems Manuals

When staff members at Centraire Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. refer to the technical aspects of the HVAC systems they’re selling, they turn to SMACNA’s Residential Comfort Systems Installation Standards Manual.

September 10, 2018

Taking a Look at High Efficiency Systems

High-end HVAC systems known for their energy efficiency include geothermal, solar, High Performance Air Systems (HPAS), and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems.