Is Zero Net Energy a Feasible Goal in Housing?

Since the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a 12-year deadline for massive, coordinated action to combat man-made climate change, the feasibility of the Green New Deal has taken center stage. But the type of change that’s needed to avoid an insurmountable slippery slope requires cooperation from more than government officials. Builders and property … Continued

HVAC Contractors Embrace Technology to Improve Customer Experience

How do you know if you’re getting a good value from your HVAC contractor? If you’re like most consumers, you can compare rates and reviews, but beyond that you’re just hoping your contractor is knowledgeable and trustworthy. In some cases a contractor could just be assigned to you by your home warranty company.

Grow Your HVAC Business in Two Easy Steps

Many HVAC contractors recognize that after long days of diagnosing problems, pulling permits, picking up parts and installing equipment, checking on employees and jobs, generating quotes, and trying to find time to bill customers… finding new work can take a back seat. You could be doing great work for existing clients, but what happens when … Continued

On-demand Service Market Is in High Demand

HTF Market Intelligence Consulting started off 2019 releasing results of its Global Online On-Demand Home Services study, which found the industry gaining traction worldwide. In the wake of Uber’s immense popularity, on-demand services are offered through software applications that manage a variety of data to match consumers with service professionals in a variety of industries. … Continued

How to Maximize Energy Efficiency with HVAC Optimization

Climate change has led to increased global temperatures and a rising demand for HVAC efficiency around the world. Not only are governments and organizations in search of ways to use less energy, but rising utility bills have set property and business owners on the same path. Therefore, HVAC optimization technology is of greater interest than … Continued

Russ Williams, Single-Family VP, Appears on Think Realty Radio

Last week one of our single-family real estate experts had an opportunity to sit down with Think Realty Radio host Abhi Golhar to talk about real estate investing, asset management and optimizing every dollar investors spend on “behind the wall” costs like HVAC and hot water, among other building systems.