HVAC CHATS

Greetings, and welcome to “HVAC Chats”, a series of HVAC podcast episodes by Contracting Business and Endeavor Business Media, Hosted by Terry McIver, editor-in-chief of Contracting Business magazine and director of content for ContractingBusiness.com. “HVAC Chats” offers insight by guest HVAC contractors into business management challenges that our heating and air conditioning audience can relate to, based on their daily experiences in the office or in the field.

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Episodes

Monday Jun 03, 2024

An "In Case You Missed It" reading of an article on how Rob Minnick transformed the family HVAC business.

Friday May 17, 2024

There's not a banker in sight running the platform company Sila Services. Sila is led by and built for tradespeople. Learn Sila's history, how it is growing, and its support for ACCA, from CEO Jason Rabbino.

Monday May 06, 2024

The founder/owner of White Service Co., Lubbock Texas, and daughter Jessica Retzloff describe the company's specialty refrigeration services and what they look for at a show.

Friday Apr 19, 2024

Lee Rosenberg shares some of his history as a successful HVAC contractor.

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

In one of four chats from the 2024 ACCA event, we speak with Sean Robertson of ACCA and contractor Aaron Ruddick about show highlights.

Friday Mar 01, 2024

Tersh Blissett is co-founder with Josh Crouch of the "HVAC Service Business Mastery" podcast.

Thursday Feb 08, 2024

Over the last several months via Contracting Business HVAC Chats, Chemours shared a lot of useful intel concerning the HFC phasedown.
We started with a high-level discussion of the  American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act which initiated the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) production and consumption in the U.S., and we spoke about the subsequent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) work of creating new regulations and guidelines for the transition.
We got into greater specifics when we aired a podcast about A2Ls, the new-generation refrigerants that have the benefits of mild flammability, low toxicity, and low global warming potential (GWP).  We also highlighted that our new Opteon brand refrigerants, such as XL41® (R-454B) are based on hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) and is considered an HFO blend.  As we look to find solutions to climate change challenges, A2L refrigerants offer benefits such as similar operating characteristics to legacy refrigerants, a safer profile than ammonia and hydrocarbon refrigerants, and greater energy efficiency than R-410A and transcritical CO₂ systems.
Then we took our discussion into the details. Because, despite the importance of the high-level information about regulations and new-generation refrigerants, Chemours knows that the service technician needs the essential facts of working within the new guidelines and with these new products.  Though A2L refrigerants will not require a fundamental shift in the way technicians conduct business, these will require more rigorous attention to basic servicing fundamentals. And we provided a detailed overview about those fundamentals.
Finally, we aired a podcast focused on the successful Hensley Beverage system replacement, an A2L refrigeration installation with real impact. The Hensley project effectively paved the way for companies throughout the commercial refrigeration industry to adopt refrigerant technologies that are both cost-effective and environmentally sustainable.
Our series covered the 1-2-3s of the HFC transition. Now we look at the ABCs. Chemours has  invested more than one billion dollars in research and development and downstream product and application development on low-GWP, hydrofluoroolefin (HFO), and HFC technologies, and remains committed to the ongoing development needs of customers throughout the HFC phasedown in the U.S. and globally.
Our portfolio of products has been specifically developed to meet the changing global regulatory landscape while maintaining or improving performance compared to the products they replace.
Making sense of all this and the impact on your business is as easy as ABC.
Chemours Opteon product portfolio for A2L-ready equipment includes Opteon XL40 (R-454A), Opteon XL41 (R-454B) and Opteon XL20 (R-454C).
XL40 (R-454A) was developed for remote condensing units, XL41 (R-454B) was created for air conditioning units and heat pumps, and XL20 (R-454C) is for supermarkets and industrial refrigeration applications.  The future of refrigerants is really as simple as ABC as you’ll learn in this podcast.
 
In this podcast you’ll learn more about:
*How these new refrigerants fin into the EPA’s Technology Transition Final Rule
*The correct applications for these new refrigerants.
*How to get the help you need from Chemours on your upcoming projects.

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

Hear from the founders of Business Development Resources on BDR's beginnings and the origin and purpose behind this fine contractor event.

Thursday Dec 28, 2023

Listen as Carol Duncan shares her beginnings in the industry and describes SMACNA initiatives designed to increase inclusion and diversity and grow the ranks of SMACNA members.

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

Dominick Guarino, CEO of National Comfort Institute, describes the benefits of air upgrades.

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