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Residential

SMACNA's Residential Council is comprised of members performing residential and light commercial work. This page was developed to focus on issues and trends in the sector, including: energy efficiency, indoor air quality (IAQ), service contracting, and geothermal applications.  The Council updates this page regularly with information on the latest market opportunities, regulatory and legislative activities, and new technology applications.

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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.
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Confident Consumers Still Willing to Spend on HVAC Enhancements

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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.
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Equipment Warranty Options for Residential Contractors

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