- Last Minute Tax Planning and What’s Ahead in 2015
As 2014 draws to a close, there is still time to reduce your 2014 tax bill and plan ahead for 2015. This letter highlights several potential tax-saving opportunities for owners of businesses operating as S corporations or limited liability companies to consider. I will arran...
- HVAC Contractors, Are You Ready For The New Efficiency Standards?
Get ready for new HVAC efficiency standards in 2015 2015 is bringing some big changes to HVAC systems. Both commercial and residential systems will have their minimum efficiency standards raised in most states, affecting any HVAC systems that are installed on or aft...
- What is the Right HVAC Installation
Every year summer comes, and with it thousands of unfortunate home owners are burdened with the task of having to upgrade their old and out dated HVAC equipment. This promises good business for the right contractors as long as they provide quality work for their cu...
- The HVAC Contractor License Bond Explained
HVAC contractors need to obtain a surety bond in order to get licensed. The importance of HVAC technicians in construction, and the elaborate nature of their installations, requires them to keep a high performance standard. Your skillfulness and ability to c...
- Should Your HVAC Business Buy or Lease Its Fleet?
Buying or Leasing HVAC Vehicles When an HVAC company is looking to add vehicles to its fleet, you have one big decision to make — will you lease those vehicles or buy them? Leasing and buying both have benefits and drawbacks to consider. You will need to look at these, and ...
- Attend Conventions to be a Better HVAC Contractor
Do You Want to Be a Better HVAC Contractor? Go to Conventions! The foundation of being a professional in your field begins with gaining as much knowledge and expertise as you can. This applies to every industry, and it goes double for Heating, Ventilation, and...
- Running a 24 Hour HVAC Operation All By Yourself
So all of your competitors offer 24 hour emergency service and you’re a one or two-man HVAC company with limited resources, how do you compete? First, be realistic about your capabilities It’s easy to advertise 24 hour emergency service on a billboard. It’s not a...
- Income Tax Breaks that Expired in 2013
Major Tax Breaks that Expired in 2013 • Research credit: The tax credit for research and experimentation expenses. • Charitable contributions from IRA accounts: The ability to distribute up to $100,000 tax free to charity from an IRA maintained for an individual whose ...
- New Federal Taxes for 2014
New Federal Taxes for 2014 Here is a list of the major new taxes for 2014. Remember, these are new for the 2014 tax year. • Tangible Property Regulations: Final capitalization regulations issued on tangible property, generally applicable to tax years beginning on...
- HVAC Contractors: Make Telephone Support Your Competitive Advantage
Despite the growth of the internet, telephone calls are still consumers’ communication method of choice. That means improving how you handle phone calls may be the difference between landing your next service contract and losing clients to the competition. Today we’re goi...
- Air Filter Logistics – Why Buying Direct Allows HVAC Contractors to Save Big
Whether you are a HVAC technician, a maintenance crew, or a DIY homeowner, an air filter is a nuisance. Air filters are bulky and expensive to store and handle, while the price that can realistically be charged for them to the end user rarely justifies the hassle. However, f...
- Embracing Social Media for Your HVAC Business
Social Media is an Important Part of Marketing your HVAC Business You provide a service business that relies heavily on advertising and word of mouth. But what about finding other streams of income for your business? Has your company started embracing social media? Below ...
- How Vending Machines Help in Cost Cutting and Productivity Improvements?
Running a profitable and efficient business is no joke. Considering the fact that venturing into a business requires a certain amount of capital, any mishap and bad decision will have a great impact on the earnings of the business. This is the reason why business owners are ...
- Energy Efficient, Within 1 DAY, in Existing Buildings
Improve the Energy Efficiency of an Existing Building in just 1 DAY Many of the new building these days are equipped with an Energy Management System (EMS) to withstand government energy efficient laws. By controlling and monitoring air condition and lights it is ensured ...
- What is the Difference Between R, TM, and SM
What is the difference between ®, ™, and (sm) A ® symbol stands for "Registered" and means that the mark has been registered with the United States Federal Government's - specifically the USPTO. It is acceptable to write this symbol simply as (R). A ™ stands for ...
- Adjusting the Large Sheet Metal Duct Elbow
How to Adjust a Large Sheet Metal Duct Elbow If you're dealing with duct over 16" in diameter, chances are you've had to employ an adjustable 90 degree sheet metal elbow; and if this is true, you've had the elbow get stuck on you and not been able to adjust it to your des...
- Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning
There are Many Benefits to Using Ductless HVAC Systems If you had any doubts that summer was on the way, then last week’s crazy high temperatures in Chicago should have convinced you. It was in the mid-nineties in mid-May! Yes, the temperatures are spiking...
- Benefits of Zone Control and Programmable Thermostats
The Benefits of Zone Control and Programmable Thermostats Energy efficiency is a growing concern for almost every industry, and the HVAC world is no exception. There are several excellent options for builders, homeowners, and businesses that want to go green while in...
- Modern Air Conditioning: from the 1700s to Now
A Brief History of the Modern Air Conditioning Air Conditioning in 2013 is among the most under-appreciated advancements in technology since the 1700s. Even though many parts of the world lack adequate heating and cooling, air conditioning remains a part o...
- New Solutions for Old HVAC Problems
How Modern Technology is Being Used to Overcome Common HVAC Problems The continuous increasing cost of electricity is a common concern for everyone. HVAC manufacturers recognize this need so they keep on finding ways to make energy-efficient and eco-friendly produc...
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