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There we were, all crammed into the family station wagon on our way upstate for our annual McCormack summer vacation. It was a trip we...more...

In providing service, contractors incur the cost of vehicles and ancillary vehicular expenses. Each service tech needs a vehicle for travel to the consumer’s locale....more...

﷯Could a low-flow showerhead keep your house from sinking? ﷯Depending on the ground﷯ and groundwater ﷯below you, water efficiency could increase the stability of your...more...

You may have read in print articles, or by searching online for business marketing tips, that blogs are a good way to increase search engine...more...

The 2017 AHR Show in Vegas was really great. I don’t know how many people were there, but there sure were a lot. It was...more...

From Wikipedia: Engagement marketing, sometimes called “experiential marketing,” “event marketing,” “on-ground marketing,” “live marketing,” “participation marketing,” or “special events” is a marketing strategy that directly...more...

While many kinds of construction claims exist, two of the most popular ones are: breach of contract and negligence. Payment disputes, for example, are typically...more...

On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump made good on two of his campaign promises by signing executive orders to revive the Dakota Access and Keystone...more...

Improper sizing of a drain line, heating or air-conditioning unit leads to poor performance, which results in you and your customer not being happy campers....more...

There was an era between the use of rudimentary candles and lamps and the petroleum and coal powered economy of today. In the time between...more...

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﷯﷯Much like when refrigerants with CFCs began to be phased out, combustion heating is on the same track. The Paris Agreement (COP21) (bit.do/LinkCOP21﷯) is all...more...

﷯Another year and another well-attended AHR event. ﷯Perhaps it was ﷯the Vegas location and the mild weather that drew a record crowd. The mood of...more...

When central heating first came about, there was no electricity to be found in a heating system. That’s hard to imagine as we look at...more...

Did you go to the AHR Show in Las Vegas? Thanks so much to PHC News and Bradford White for hosting my presentation. My topic...more...

﷯A﷯re you talking with owners about what types of systems they use in their facilities?﷯ If so, how often? ﷯They talk about the challenges﷯ with...more...

In the past year or so, we have visited a number of public schools that have existing solar domestic hot water (SDHW) heaters. The Albuquerque...more...

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﷯﷯As a retired mechanical contractor turned to consulting, I find myself reflecting on sweet memories and great finds. One of these happened﷯ several years ago﷯...more...

﷯Sometimes barriers to the growth of renewable energy are political. ﷯The cost premium, perceived or real, can be another issue. ﷯In some cases, projects stall...more...

As a contractor, you face business problems. If you can’t identify your problem, you can’t begin to solve it. Many of those problems are caused...more...