Contractor of the Year: James Lindsey, Lindsey Brothers Inc: Through faith and family (and plenty of both) ‘Mr. Lindsey’ never let the color of his skin or lack of education destroy his optimism or courage.
A look at John Koeller’s career path, the impact of MaP testing and WaterSense certification, then and now, and what the future holds.
October 2, 2023
One factor in increasing water efficiency in toilets is MaP testing, a test to see how much waste (soybean paste) could be flushed without clogging up. This standard test put all models on a level playing field. Read on to discover how John Koeller and his team established this plumbing benchmark, and what he sees for the future of water-efficient plumbing.
Of the hydrogen hues, green hydrogen has the greatest possibilities in transportation. However, the industry needs more technology to make it a viable, cost-competitive fuel. Max Rohr explains the types of hydrogen fuel, focusing on green and blue hydrogen.
While many home service business owners may understand marketing, they may not understand public relations and how it differs. Marketing builds the messaging and brand; PR takes the message to create a positive image for the public and the industry.
The International Energy Agency notes that since 2010, improvements in energy intensity have averaged 1.7% a year, saving about 10 times as much primary energy as solar and wind additions. Energy efficiency programs are one way to help accelerate our energy transition.
Consumers want value for their dollar. Contractors who are intelligent business people strive to deliver performance excellence. This is due, in part, to the correct calculation of costs, the application of a proper profit margin and the development of the correct selling price.
As hydronic designers and technicians, our priorities are increasing customer comfort and system efficiency — and air elimination should be at the top of our lists. If we implement best practices, our customers will have trouble-free and efficient hydronic systems.
Current trends at the state and federal level make retrofits a worthy investment in building operations.
December 4, 2023
The pressure to implement building compliance standards is intensifying as the United States works to cut emissions by up to 52 percent by 2030. Plumbers, HVAC technicians and electricians play a crucial role in this endeavor. McKinstry’s Justin Lee discusses how industry tradespeople can retrofit buildings to comply with state and federal performance mandates.
The versatility of hydronic systems is well-known by hydronic contractors, but how about building owners or homeowners? The industry must do a better job of educating the public on the comfort and efficiency that hydronic heating and cooling systems provide.