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Herkimer College Installs UVGI Technology to Protect Students, Staff from Airborne Pathogens

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Herkimer County Community College (Herkimer College) has upgraded its infrastructure to ensure the health and wellness of students, employees, and campus visitors. The project included the installation of ultra-violet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) technology in the College’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Tom Stock, Interim Director of Facilities Herkimer County Community College UVGI is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UVC) light to kill… Read More

Looking to Buy an HVAC Business in New York or New Jersey?

When you think of the most business-friendly areas of the United States, New York may not be at the top of your list. But if you’re in the heating and air business, or want to be, it should be among the top states to consider. Here’s our analysis of what makes New Jersey/ New York (Northeast states) so attractive to HVAC business owners and buyers. Weather and Opportunity Most of the… Read More

Between the Lines: Look Who’s Talking

By Fred Martel Choosing your words when speaking to a customer is important. Think about conversations you’ve had with business people and try to stay in the lane. So, what is the solution? A well-rounded vocabulary helps along with a method of getting the customer to talk in detail about his or her likes and dislikes. The key is: they talk, you listen. The typical sales/customer service person talks way too much. You cannot… Read More

A Discussion with Our New MACC President, James Padavan

We are delighted to welcome James Padavan, owner of Air Design, Inc., as our new MACC president for 2021–2022. In this, our first issue of MACC News in the new year, we are excited to feature a Q&A interview with James, who was eager to share his expectations and hopes for MACC today and into the future. James Padavan MACC: Let’s begin with the impact of Covid-19 on our industry. How do you foresee the… Read More

Between the Lines: Flexibility – What’s Your Plan

By Fred Martel Business is not driven by price alone. Those who strive to be the lowest price walk a fine line between success and failure. The problems many businesses have cannot be cured with a rigid pricing program. Profits come from a discipline of good business practices which include proper hiring practices, continuous training, proper supervision, managing overhead and, of course, and proper pricing standards. A good business plan also includes a marketing… Read More

Daikin Acquires ABCO for Distribution in New York, New Jersey and Surrounding States

Daikin North America LLC “Daikin,” a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd. “DIL,“ the world’s largest manufacturer of heating, cooling, and refrigerant products, announced today a strategic alignment with ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions “ABCO,” the leading full line distributor of HVAC and refrigeration systems and supplies in the Northeastern United States. This joins the excellence of Daikin manufacturing and product development with the intensity and integrity of ABCO in the marketplace. ABCO’s unique blend of… Read More
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