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For Arkansans

Manual J / Load Calculation Class

P urpose: To communicate and learn basic skills of performing a Manual J Load calculation as the basis of proper sizing of equipment and duct design to deliver maximum comfort and energy efficiency to homeowners. Rationale: Traditionally, residential heating and air conditioners have used square footage defaults to size equipment and the resulting duct for a house. That system worked but not efficiently. Frequently equipment was oversized with resulting short cycle, reduced comfort, and higher utility bills, both gas and electric. Code, both Energy and Mechanical, require that a Manual J load calculation be performed on a house prior to sizing and installation of new systems.


Students of the Manual J classes will 1. Understand concept and application of a. Design Conditions

g. Shading h. Insulation types i. Infiltration Ventilation

m. Duct Loss & Gain n. Role of Duct Blaster o. Role of Blower Door p. Role of Encapsulated Attics q. Role of Encapsulated Crawl Spaces

b. R factor c. U factor d. Effective R & U e. SHGF f. Direction

j. Foundations k. Knee Walls l. Internal Gains

2. Be able to successfully

a. Prepare a simple “manual” Manual J Load Calculation

b. Use ACCA Excel spread sheet to prepare a moderately complex Manual J load calculation

Materials Required:

1. Furnished Materials a. Manual J8 AE

Residential Load Calculations, Abridged, Version 1.2, Hank Rutkowski

b. Manual J8 AE

Comes with Excel Spreadsheet

c. Simple calculator 2. Student Furnished Materials (These items are required to successfully complete the course.) a. Lap top computer with Microsoft Excel installed b. 3 prong (grounded) extension cord Meals & Snacks Morning Snacks, Coffee, Water (furnished) 1 st & 2 nd day Lunch (on site) (furnished) 1 st & 2 nd day Afternoon Snacks, Water, Soft Drinks (furnished) 1 st & 2 nd day Dinner (on your own) 1 st night Class Tuition & Fees Association Member Tuition Membership Discount Net Cost to Company 1 st student $350.00 $200.00 $150.00 2 nd student $250.00 No additional discount $250.00 Non-Member Tuition Discount Net Cost to Company 1 st student $350.00 0 $350 2 nd student $250 0 $250 Due to limited space and student interaction, companies may only send two attendees. Lodging: If required, is up to the student and not included in the class tuition and fees Locations: Training Sessions in 8 regions (Dates to be announced)



For more information-------Call or Text: (501) 487-8655 Email: tomhunt@arhvacr.org

Table of Contents

Chapter Meeting Schedule

PG 4, 5

Feature Article

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Code, Regulation, & Legislation

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Editorial & Opinion

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Education News

PG 12 - 16

New Products

PG 22 - 23

Premier Dealer Program

PG 24 - 26

Rebate Programs & Incentives

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State, National, Local News

PG 28 - 33

Recipes, Eateries, Huntin’, Fishin’ & Fun

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chapter meetings

Central Chapter 4 th Tuesday 5:30 Meal : 6:00 Program Location: Pulaski Technical College Business Outreach Center 3303 E. Roosevelt, Little Rock 501/907-6670 Hot Springs Chapter 1 st Thursday 6:00 Meal : 6:30 Program Location: Smokin’ in Style BBQ 2278 Albert Pike Hot Springs 501/767-9797

October 24 November 28 February 27 March 27 April 24

October 10 November 14 February 13 March 13 April 10

September 5 October 3 November 7 December 5 January 2 February 6 March 6

Ft. Smith Chapter 1 st Tuesday

5:30 Meal : 6:00 Program Location : Golden Corral 1801 S. Waldron Road Fort Smith 479/484-1040

April 3 May 1

North Central Chapter 4 th Thursday 6:00 Meal : 6:30 Program Location : Western Sizzlin’ 905 Hwy 62 – 65 North Harrison 870/741-1545

October 26 November 23 February 22 March 22 April 26

chapter meetings

North East Chapter 3 rd Tuesday

October 17 November 21 February 20 March 20 April 17

6:00 Meal : 6:30 Program Location : Western Sizzlin’ 2405 East Highland Jonesboro 870/ 336 - 4417

North West Chapter 2 nd Thursday

October 12 November 9 February 8

6:00 Meal : 6:30 Program Location: Western Sizzlin’ 3492 W Sunset Ave Springdale 479/750-3663

March 8 April 12

South Central/ Camden 1 st Thursday 6:00 Meal : 6:30 Program Location: Ouachita Partners for Economic Development 625 Adams Avenue Camden 870/ 836 - 9354 South West / Texarkana 3 rd Thursday 5:30 Meal : 6:00 Program Location: SW AR Electric Co-op 2904 E. 9 th Street Texarkana 870/772-2743

October 5 November 2 February 1 March 1 April 5

October 19 November 16 February 15 March 15 April 19

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to stay. That began his life in Ft. Smith. Eighty (80) years later he still calls Ft. Smith home. Bob Brown, Mr. Brown, celebrated his 100 th birthday

Bob Brown 100 years

Mr. Legacy

Reading Western


/ Cowboy Comic, Bob Brown noticed an ad for Coyne Electrical

Bob Brown, Mr. Brown, celebrated his 100 th birthday on May 12, 2017.

School in Chicago. Bob was 19 and there were no opportunities in Coal Hill, Arkansas. His dad worked in the coal mines and was determined that his boys would not be miners. Though money was short, he somehow paid the tuition and bus fare for son Bob to travel to Chicago to become an electrician. Chicago wasn’t home for Bob so after a few months in school and a shared boarding house room, Bob returned to Coal Hill with a Certificate of Merit as an electrician. Still there were no opportunities in Coal Hill, even if you were an electrician in 1936. In 1937 Bob was offered a job in Ft. Smith at the Ford Company on 11 th street. Hitching a ride with a Hartman friend, Bob arrived in Ft. Smith on a Sunday evening—no money, no food, and no place to go for the evening—so he walked. Passing a boarding house, he saw a sign, “Boarding House-Room for Rent.” Fortunately it was run by an elderly lady with a kind heart and a good judge of character. Without a penny in his pocket, he had a place

on May 12, 2017. He’s actually 100 years, 4 months and 8 days as of the writing of this article. He has exceptional hearing and eye sight and still drives to the HVACR Association meetings each month at the Golden Corral. God has been good according to Bob. He muses about how much he has been blessed. His courtship is touching. He met his future wife at a customer’s home. She was a Nanny and house keeper and he caught her eye. It was mutual. Their dates were walking. Neither had a car. Bob got a little cold feet and it seemed they would not get married. After two days apart, he sent her a note, “I can’t live without you.” That did the trick and they were married in the same boarding house where he began his life in Ft. Smith. She passed away about 10 years ago but his two daughters take good care of their daddy. After working for one company 20 years, he bought the business and operated it until about three years ago. Exact dates don’t mean that

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Mr. Bob Brown is a gentleman’s gentleman—kind, quiet but talkative, and deferential to others. He still mows his lawn with a push mower. How about that for those of us who hire it done? No one else in Arkansas can match Mr. Brown. If you want to meet the man that put the character in legacy, you can come to the Ft. Smith Chapter meetings the first Tuesday in the month. He’ll be there about 5:15 p.m., always early. He’ll put perspective in the industry and is sure to teach you something you did not know. He is our most amazing legacy member.

experiences that mean the most today. He remembers the days when Sulfur Dioxide was the refrigerant and believes that he has lung damage as a result of breathing the fumes. When he started, about the only air conditioning in Ft. Smith was in the surgical room at Sparks Hospital. When ac did arrive, most were indoor package units, rolled around on wheels with the exhaust run through the wall. There were no central furnaces in Ft. Smith to work on. Later he became a Lennox dealer and was loyal to them for years. During his many years he learned the importance of fresh air. He got

the idea from an inspector on an apartment job and used it in the rest of his business. “If the house seemed stale, it needed fresh air.” After 100 years of life with almost 80 of

Words ofWisdom

 Don’t lie.  Keep your promises.  If you make a mistake, make it right.  Thank your customers for their business.  To folks that gave their business to someone else, thank them for the opportunity to give them a quote.

it in the heating and air conditioning business, Mr. Brown has words of wisdom gained from experience and character. “Don’t lie” “Keep your promises” “If you make a mistake, make it right” “Thank your customers for their business” “To the folks that gave their business to someone else, thank them for the opportunity to give a quote”

Mr. Bob Brown A legacy to the HVACR industry

Code, Regulation, & Legislation

Arkansas License Board Structure The Board consists of 9 members as set forth in 17-33-201 of the HVACR Law Each member is appointed by the Governor and serves a term of four years with a limit of two terms for a maximum of 8 years. Members may elect to receive a stipend and may be reimbursed travel expenses based on the state per diem rate. Meetings are usually scheduled monthly except December.

Class A Contractors

Address & Phone

Term Expires

Joe Kirby

24803 Colonel Glenn Little Rock, Arkansas 72210 501-375-9851 108 Kiser Road De Queen, Arkansas 71832 870-278-2160


Ronnie Dorsey


Class B Contractors

Address & Phone

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Thomas Washington

27 Wright Circle Jacksonville, AR 72076 501-681-9480


Timothy Paetz

PO Box 1279 Lowell, AR 72745 800-870-0437 Address & Phone


Mechanical Contractor Drew Harrison Harrison Energy Partners

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1501 Westpark Drive Little Rock, AR 72204 501-661-0621



Address & Phone

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William Pryor

813 Oak Street, Suite 10 A, #337 Conway, AR 72032



Address & Phone P.O. Box 677 Fordyce, AR 71742 870-313-2717 Address & Phone 2665 Adele Ave. Springdale, AR 72762 479-200-8911 4815 W. Markham St Little Rock, AR 72205 501-661-2642 Address & Phone

Term Expires

Richard Ledbetter City of Fordyce


Consumer Representative

Term Expires

David Whisel, Sr.


Health Department

Term Expires No Expiration

Bob Higginbottom Executive Secretary Department of Health

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s HEAT ACT Promotes

TAKE ACTION ALERT: Support Commercial HVAC Retrofits

Commercial Retrofits

ACCA, Air Conditioning Contractors of America, and the Arkansas HVACR Association are supporting the HEAT Act which would promote Commercial Retrofits. The bill will allow commercial building owners to immediately expense HVACR equipment instead of writing it off over the current 39 year requirement. Immediately expensing investments in commercial HVACR products will allow building owners to upgrade old equipment with more energy efficient systems which will save money on utilities and maintenance. It will also create a huge business catalyst for the HVACR industry. ACCA and the Arkansas HVACR Association encourages our industry to support the HEAT act by sending our Senators a letter. Just click on the following ACCA link which will take you to their website. It is easy to complete and will automatically go to our Senators. This act is fair to the building owner, good for energy conservation, and great for commercial HVAC contractors and manufacturers. Please take two minutes to express your support.

Click Here to fill out your name and an e-mail will be sent to your Congressman telling them to “Support H.R. 3515, the HEAT Act!”

The following is the letter that will be sent to your legislator.

Dear __________ I urge you to co-sponsor and support H.R. 3515, the HVAC Expensing and Technology (HEAT) Act. The HEAT Act implements a technical correction that fulfills an intended provision of the bipartisan 2015 PATH Act signed by President Obama, and allows Section 179 expensing of qualified HVACR equipment. This legislation, co-sponsored by Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI), is a bipartisan effort that will allow small businesses to upgrade their current, often decades-old heating and cooling systems to newer, energy-efficient models. When these new systems are installed properly, they will substantially cut utility costs, and the savings can be reinvested to create new jobs. Moreover, these units are locally purchased and installed, which would bring an added boost to communities in your district. I strongly urge you to co-sponsor and support H.R. 3515, the HEAT Act. This is a small fix with dramatic benefits across industries in the U.S. economy and in our district.

5/12 pitch roof make it a challenge at best and impossible in some cases. It isn’t that it can’t be done but it can’t be done at an affordable cost to the consumer. In fact, I would suggest that the tight places might require closed cell foam and that is expensive, difficult, messy, and can result in significant loss of insulation material as well. 2a. After Wrap is Applied Benefits : Inspecting the duct after the insulation is installed is much better for the installer but tough for the inspector. At this stage of the process, inspectors may choose to slit the wrap so they can look inside to see if the mastic or tape is installed correctly. 2b. Drawbacks : The question is, “How many places should they check?” I have heard two or three and as many as a dozen. Some inspectors use a higher number until they are familiar with the dealer/installer then they reduce the number if the installer has proven themselves to be credible. Either way, the big question is, “Who is responsible for resealing the duct wrap?” Almost without exception, inspectors will leave that to the installing dealer. The next question is, “How is the installer to know where the wrap was slit?” Does the installer have to be present for the inspection? I have not yet heard of a systematic approach with some sort of marker that cannot be missed. If a slit is missed and the result is condensation and damage to the

Checking New Construction

Duct Tightness/Leakage

No matter how hard we try, everyone makes a mistake from time to time. That is why code inspectors are our friends. They help us find those peccadillos before they turn into a repair claim—simply because we made one of those little or not so little mistakes. Checking for leaks in ductwork are not so easy and that is why we find ourselves in a quandary at times. There are at least three ways to check for leaks: 1. Visual check at rough in before the duct wrap is applied 2. Visual check at rough in after the Each of these has its benefits and its drawbacks and we’ll try to cover each. 1a. Before Wrap is Applied Benefits : If the duct is completely exposed, the inspector can easily see the mastic or mastic tape used by the installer. Does the tape carry the required UL listing? The inspector can see if the mastic or tape was properly applied to the transverse joints and longitudinal seams per code. 1b. Drawbacks : It is almost impossible to wrap a duct system after it has been installed / hung. The straps, the tight places in every house but especially in a 4/12 or duct wrap is applied 3. Duct blaster test

ceiling, whose responsibility is that? 3a. Duct Blaster Test Benefits : Duct blaster tests are the best and most reliable of methods to assure that the duct is within code specifications. The inspector and the dealer have science to prove a tight duct system and the homeowner has the peace of mind knowing that they will not be throwing away valuable heating and cooling they just paid for. 3b. Drawbacks : The first drawback of a duct blaster is cost—about $3,000 for equipment plus training time for the technician. The best time to do the duct blaster test is at rough in so if there are problems, they can be more easily discovered with a smoke machine. (more money) This can easily add another 2 hours or more to the install. Time is money and someone has to pay. Another possibility is to hire a third party to test the duct. The results may be more credible but only if the tester is hired and paid by the builder or homeowner. The price just went up again. Another big drawback to the third party is time. The installing dealer can only benefit from the test if they are there at the time of the test. Again, if there is a problem, they want to find it before the certificate of occupancy is denied due to leaky ductwork. Does the third party charge more to assist in finding the leakage? Time is money and someone has to pay. Only one jurisdiction presently requires a duct blaster test but others are considering it. It is part of

the unabridged 2009 Energy Code. You may remember that the Arkansas Code deleted the blower door and duct blaster test and left it to the local code official to determine their preferred method of checking the tightness of the duct system. No one intentionally installs a leaky duct system. This isn’t easy work and a real hot day in the summer, with sweat in your eyes and tight place on a low pitch is a recipe for mistakes. Putting tape on the opposite side of the duct with the mastic wanting to stick to everything it touches is no easy task. We have never really given a good duct installer the respect they deserve. Duct installer mistakes have cost homeowners thousands of dollars in wasted energy over the life of a system. The difference today is that code requires we have to prove that those mistakes are being minimized. The question is, “What is the most effective and cost effective method.” The decision lies in the hands of the local code authority but they need our help and cooperation. We have the same goal—a properly designed and installed system that delivers maximum comfort at the least cost to the consumer. One thing is certain. As an installing dealer, it is in your best interest to know how the local code official interprets the code and how they plan to enforce it. Complying and assisting is always more profitable than finding out after the fact. Excuse the grammar but, “It ain’t never fun to tear out and reinstall.”

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should they change their career goal. Students are not locked into one trade pathway. They can choose a career of interest today and move to another the following year. The Career and Technical programs provide students with interest options that result in them having a higher graduation rate than similar students not enrolled in CTE. The Research Report, Career and Technical Education in Arkansas’s K-12 Schools, quoted the U.S. Department of Education, in an annual report on state CTE performance, “CTE concentrators in all states have “Concentrators (students attending career & technical classes) are 21 percentage points more likely to graduate from high school than otherwise identical students higher graduation rates than all students generally.” The recent Thomas B. Fordham Institute report that examined CTE students in Arkansas found that in this state, “Concentrators are 21 percentage points more likely to graduate from high school than otherwise identical students (with similar demographics, eighth grade test scores, and number of CTE courses taken) who do not concentrate.” The report also found that concentrators are more likely to be employed, more likely to be enrolled in a two-year college and

HVACR Goes to High School

The Arkansas Department of Career Education oversees the state’s career and technical education in its high schools and career centers. We are working with ARCareerEd to explore possibilities of offering HVACR courses to high school students in preparation of further education at the post-secondary level, in addition to our efforts in the establishment of an apprenticeship program. According to Kim Roberson, ARCareerEd Program Advisor, “HVACR skills are in high demand around our state and we believe the industry can provide our high school students with numerous opportunities for a bright future.” HVACR is part of the Agriculture and Construction cluster for CTE classification. We desire to add HVACR classes to the state’s high schools and its career centers as an optional pathway to a future career in the industry. Students in the state’s current career and technical programs emphasize on challenging student minds while providing opportunities to design and build with their hands in areas such as robotics, electronics, welding and more. This is tech education on steroids. Many skills are basic to several programs of study. A student can begin on one path, gaining knowledge that can seamlessly be applied to another program of study

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more likely to have higher wages than students who do not concentrate. The Arkansas HVACR Association is currently working with ARCareerEd, its local career centers, and with local HVACR dealers to establish a desired curriculum for high school students. ARCareerEd provides opportunities for state schools to apply for grant funds specifically for the purchase of equipment and tools to get a new program of study started. The local school must be willing to furnish the space, the instructor, and any consumable supplies. If you are interested in your local high school developing an HVACR path, contact the Trade and Industry Division Coordinator at the Arkansas Department of Career Education at 501-682-2371 or bruce.lazarus@arkansas.gov

Sones Builds HVAC Program Arkansas Northeastern College (Stacy Walker, Arkansas Northeastern College, Allied Technologies Division – The Solutions Group Cordinator, Industrail Training) Industrial Training)

Through his efforts, Rick Sones, Allied Technologies Instructor in ACR (HVAC), has more than doubled the enrollment in his program. He fosters

Rick Sones

collaborative relationships with employers which has led to significant donations to ANC as well maintaining adequate lab equipment for the hand-on components of his program. He continually updates his curriculum to keep it relevant and incorporates computer based instruction to enhance students’ technological skills. Rick is always willing to take on additional classes and has been instrumental with workforce training initiatives in the area. The ACR Program at Arkansas Northeastern College prepares students for careers in air conditioning and refrigeration. Students will develop and practice skills for servicing, repairing, installing, and sizing air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for residential application. The ACR program runs three nights per week from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Internship options are also available in the ACR Program.

(501)562-7700 : 6190 Scott Hamilton Dr. Little Rock 72209

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Vincent of Grisham AireCare, who is currently serving as Chair of the NPC HVAC Apprenticeship Advisory Committee. “The apprenticeship model is beneficial to newer employees because they are getting not only classroom knowledge but hands-on experience in the field that reinforces what they are learning.” NPC decided to close its one-year HVAC technical certificate program after enrollment declined with plans to restructure the program to better meet the needs of local industry. “We have been discussing the best format for this program with our local contractors for several months now, and everyone agreed that an apprenticeship model is the best way to ensure HVAC students receive the best possible training to prepare them for work in the field,” stated Kelli Albrecht, Vice President for Workforce & Strategic Initiatives. “We have received support from partners around the state, including our Department of Labor liaison, the state apprenticeship office, the state HVACR Association, and our local contractors.” One unique aspect of this program is that pre-apprentices are allowed to participate in the classroom training, which means a student can begin


Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) began training for a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Apprenticeship Program last week. The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship recently approved the program in July 2017.

Pictured left is first-year apprenticeship class instructor, Aaron Shaw who works as a mechanical inspector for the City of Hot Springs. Pictured right is HVAC apprenticeship student Billy Hicks from City Plumbing, Heating, and Electric. The College established the program with feedback from local HVAC contractors who expressed the need for an apprenticeship model of training. “We really need employees that can work during the day and go to school at night,” stated Jason

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classroom training before securing a job with a contractor. Local employers hope to use the program as a recruitment tool to hire apprentices. Other opportunities may be incorporated for high school juniors or seniors that are interested in a career in HVAC and could include evening classes and hands-on experience with local contractors during the summer. Upon graduation, students could potentially work full time while they complete the apprenticeship. Currently seven local HVAC contractors have agreed to send their newer employees to the HVAC Apprenticeship program, including Daniell Heat and Air, GTS, Grisham Air Care, City Plumbing, Heating and Electric, Climate Control Heating and Air Conditioning, Knox AC and Heating, and the Garland County Sheriff’s Office. The program may expand to include more experienced employees that could benefit from a national credential in the future. “Once a student completes the training they receive a national credential from the Department of Labor,” stated Albrecht. “This credential will allow students to work in any state as an HVAC Technician.”

The apprenticeship model of training is a combination of on-the-job training and related instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Nationally, apprenticeship programs have been on an upward trend in recent years. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 1,700 new apprenticeship programs were established nationwide in FY 2016. Arkansas has 88 active apprenticeship programs and saw 21 new programs in 2016 alone. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts demand for qualified, well- educated HVAC technicians will grow to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to BLS. The BLS expects the demand will be driven by commercial and residential building construction, the growing number of sophisticated climate- control systems, and increased emphasis on energy efficiency and pollution reduction. ongoing throughout the year. Contact Community and Corporate Training for registration information at 501- 760-4393 or 501-760-4135. Enrollment will be

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NTI Business & Industry 550 Bain St, Springdale, Arkansas 72764 Ronni Hammond : rhammond@nwti.edu 479-751-8824 SAU Tech 6415 Spellman Rd, East Camden, AR 71701 Eddie Horton : ehorton@sautech.edu 870-574-4500 Southeast Arkansas College 1900 Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 John Pyland : jpyland@seark.edu 870-543-5900 UACC Hope 2500 South Main, Hope 71802 Leo Rateliff : leo.rateliff@uacch.edu 870-722-8507 UACC Morrilton 1537 University Blvd., Morrilton, AR 72110 Mike Williams : williamsm@uaccm.edu 3000 West Scenic Drive, NLR 72206 Dick Burchett : dburchett@uaptc.edu 501-812-2200 EEDD 1224 Fayetteville Road, Van Buren Rick Rosenthal : rr.eeddinc@outlook.com 479-926-7462 If you are a college or technical institute and want to be included in the list of HVACR education providers, contact the NewsMagazine 501-487-8655 tomhunt@arhvacr.org We’ll make sure you are in the next issue. Also, if we need to correct your information, please let us know. (501) 977-2053 UA Pulaski Tech Add Your Name

Training Programs

Arkansas North Eastern College 4213 Main Street, Blytheville 72315 Rick Sones : rsones@smail.anc.edu 870-763-6222 Arkansas Tech University, Ozark

1700 Helberg Lane, Ozark, AR 72949 Kenneth Beeler : kbeeler@atu.edu 479-508-3333 ASU Mountain Home 4034 Hwy 63 W, Mountain Home 72653 Eric Smith : esmith@asumh.edu 870-508-6221 ASU Newport 33500 US 63, Marked Tree 72365 Mark Constant : mark_constant@asun.edu 870-358-2117 ASU Searcy 1800 East Moore Avenue, Searcy Jeremy Morehead : jdmorehead@asub.edu 501-207-6221 Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute 1620 Newcastle Road, Forrest City, AR 72335 Robert Jackson : 870-633-5411 National Park College 101 College Drive, Hot Springs, 71913 Kelli Albrecht : 501-760-4349 501-760-4222 North Arkansas Community College 1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison, AR 72601 Jeff Smith : jsmith@northark.edu 870-391-3382 Northwest Arkansas Community College One College Drive, Bentonville, AR 71712 Michael Dewberry : mdewberry@nwacc.edu 870-391-3382

1600 S. College St. Mountain Home, AR 72653 870-508-6185 Office: Integrity First Hall, Suite F210


Arkansas State University-Mountain Home seeks applicants for a full-time HVAC Instructor. This is a 10- month non-traditional faculty position. Responsibilities include teaching all subjects in the HVAC curriculum leading to a certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree in both classroom and

Full Time HVAC Instructor Teaching Opportunity

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home seeks applicants for a full-time HVAC Instructor. This is a 10- month non-traditional faculty position. Responsibilities include teaching all subjects in the HVAC curriculum leading to a certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree in both classroom and laboratory settings. The HVAC instructor is responsible for maintaining and updating classroom and laboratory equipment and supplies. Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, curriculum development, academic advising, service on institutional communities, maintenance of records and office hours. Many of the activities associated with these jobs may occur on weekends or at varying time of the day. Other responsibilities include attendance at the Skills USA Chapter Management Institute and collaboratively sponsoring the student service organization. Minimum requirements are a high school diploma or equivalent plus five years teaching or progressive work experience in HVAC. Preferred requirements include an Associate in Applied Science degree in a related field from a certified trade school and prior community or trade/technical school teaching experience. A Bachelor’s degree is a plus.

Compensation includes an annual salary commensurate with background and experience, and a comprehensive benefits and leave package . Application review will begin on Monday, August 28 th .

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a completed HVAC Faculty Application , with all of the following attached:

Cover letter

Resume w/three references

 Unofficial transcripts for highest degree received (Please redact SSNs and birthdates)

The link to upload these documents is embedded within the application form. Please have all documents ready to upload before beginning the application form.


EOE/AA: ASUMH is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.” Criminal Background Checks: Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment.

“The goal of the Arkansas State University-Beebe HVAC program is to teach the skills needed to be a HVAC technician using real-world applications in a convenient format. Air quality and temperature control are essential to health and comfort, which is why graduates of the HVAC program have an optimistic career outlook with long-term job stability. The HVAC program instructs in installation, servicing and troubleshooting, as well as teaches skills that are applicable to many other sectors. The HVAC program is hand-on learning in a challenging and rewarding environment.” For more information, contact: Jeremy Morehead, Instructor 501-207-6221 : jdmorehead@asu.edu Miranda Harmon, Assistant 501-207-6213 : msharmon@asu.edu

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Energy Efficiency Design & Development (E.E.D.D.) provides many levels of training for the Energy Efficiency and Utility Industries. We can also design classes to meet your specific needs and standards. Some of the classes we provide are; Building Science, Combustion Appliance Zone testing, Duct testing, ASHRAE 62.2. Blower Door and Pressure Pan. Our collaboration with the University of Arkansas, Ft. Smith Center for Business and Professional Development is ongoing and successful. For classes, dates and other information please check out our website. It is, www.eeddinc.com

OSHA Authorized Fall Protection Training


Wise Safety offers several Fall Protection classes based on the OSHA regulations, ANSI and NFPA standards. Including: – “Authorized Person” Fall Protection Equipment & Regulations (4 Hours) – Designated “Competent Person” Fall Hazard Awareness Training Course (8 Hours)


– EM385/ANSI “Competent Person” Fall Protection Training Course (8 Hours)

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New Products & Innovations

The introduction of the Nest Learning Thermostat brought innovation to a component of the home that was previously overlooked by consumers and manufacturers - the thermostat. This has inspired manufacturers to create products to reinvigorate other forgotten areas of the home, such as connected light bulbs, like Phillips Hue or LIFX, door locks from Schlage and August or sprinkler systems such as Rachio or Orbit B-Hyve.

Movement to “Smart Homes” translates into smart business moves for HVAC contractors Today, a growing number of Americans open their front door and say, “I’m home.” Not to their family, but to their personal voice assistant, who opens the blinds, turns on the lights and sets the thermostat before the homeowner has even taken off their coat. The concept of the “Smart Home” wasn’t one that was even considered just 10

The sharp increase of connected products is good news for contractors -

years ago, but today it is a trend that is gaining traction. Most of the growth in the Smart Home category can be attributed to the introduction of the Nest Learning Thermostat and the rise of personal voice

over half of those who buy a connected device want that device professionally installed. (Greenough, 2015) This makes the connected category a lucrative opportunity for forward-

thinking contractors who are willing to step into the future of HVAC systems. Perhaps the most valuable way to

assistants, such as the Amazon Alexa or the Google Home, in the last five years. By 2020, more than 2.3 billion connected devices will be sold, and the majority of consumers want voice as the interface for their devices. (Laposky, 2017)

capitalize on this technology in the field is by adding connect products to a bid on a system replacement. Successful

New Products & Innovations

contractors include an entry level piece of connected technology, such as the Nest Learning Thermostat or the Google Home, on every bid for a system or as part of a “good, better, best” offering. This simple strategy will increase the number of winning bids, increase the average ticket price and an increase customer satisfaction. Further, introducing your customers to connected technology will likely lead to repeat business. Market research has shown that individuals who purchase one connected device for their home are 40% more likely to purchase another connected device in the near future. That percentage goes up even further if they have a voice assistant present in their home. (Martin, 2017) Connected products also mitigate the seasonality of the HVAC business. If a company’s business model is made up of system replacements and repair work, adding in connected products that are released regularly throughout year give contractors something new to talk to customers about each time they are there. Because this category is still young, this is a prime opportunity get ahead of the curve and secure your position as a leader in connected solutions. As this category matures and reaches the mass

market, your business will be integral to implementing connected solutions in your area. Instead of watching from the sidelines, now is the time to think about how you can leverage this category to grow your business. Molly McCrory, Connected Solutions Specialist, Ferguson HVAC To shop connected products, visit Ferguson.com Laposky, J. (2017, May 23). Smart Speakers are Driving Smart-Home Growth. Retrieved May 23, 2017, from Twice: http://www.twice.com/news/home-automation/smart-speakers-are- driving-smart-home-growth/65109 Greenough J. (2015, August 21). The American Smart Home Market:, Retrieved February 20, 20178, from Business Insider Martin, C. (2017, July 12). Voice Assistant Device Owners Likely To Buy More Connected Devices. Retrieved August 23, 2017, from MediaPost: https://www.mediapost.come/publicaions/article/304176/voice- assistant-device-owners-likely-to-buy-more-c.html?edition=104187 (Article furnished by cheryl.ruoff@ferguson.com)

P remier Dealer Status

For Qualifying Dealers

The HVACR Association is rolling out a preeminent status for participating members—Premier Dealer Member. It takes membership to a higher level of customer service that allows the dealer to advertise their unique status. It includes nine (9) principles of business that assure the dealer a more successful, profitable future and their customers a higher, more secure level of customer service. All the principles are critical but not all have to be purchased through the Association. The point is to adopt success principles regardless of the source of the support service or software. The 9 principles of success include: 1. Accounting Use of a formal accounting software and using that software to help the business in all aspects of business operations and tax accounting is essential to the success of a business. A shoebox with receipts may have worked during the first few months but that cannot be the profit and loss statement of a long term business. The Association has arranged special pricing with Intuit QuickBooks for either the desktop copy or online. It is up to the dealer to choose which software package that fits them best. 2. Insurance General Liability, Workers Compensation, Vehicle, and Business Insurance are absolutely

required of a professional HVACR dealer. EMC Insurance offers members a 10% discount off their already competitive pricing. Your choice of carriers is up to you but you must have the appropriate coverages. 3. Dispatch Software An important part of building a stable, successful business is service contracts. To keep up with your success, you must have dispatch software that assures the dealer that the fall and spring service call is scheduled automatically. At the same time, new customers and installations must merge into the daily dispatching mélange. HouseCall Pro offers Association members great value for great dispatch software that keeps you organized with customers and techs alike. HouseCall Pro can even notify your customer of the techs schedule and send a picture as well. 4. GPS Want to know where your techs are? HouseCall Pro provides that service as part of their dispatch software at no additional. The service uses the tech’s phone so there is no equipment purchase cost

or maintenance. As to signal range, if the cell phone works you know where the tech is. You can adjust dispatching based on tech location with proximity to the customer. Remember that GPS is free if you also use HouseCall Pro for dispatching. 5. Background Checks. While the HVACR industry can be a great place for a second chance, customers want to know that their property and family are safe. Who you send alone into their home is critical to the reputation of your company. For that reason, a PREMIER Dealer only sends techs to a customer’s home if the tech has passed a background check. The PREMIER dealer may give second chances to installation crew personnel but the tech, who goes into a home alone, must meet a higher standard. This standard gives the PREMIER dealer a fabulous marketing tool, especially to single moms and to those customers who have children home alone. 6. Photo ID. In the same vein of safety and peace of mind, PREMIER dealers provide photo IDs to their service techs. Using dispatch software that sends a picture of the tech coupled with a photo ID worn by the tech, gives the customer peace of mind that the person who knocks on the door is actually your service tech. It says that you, unlike others, care about the customer and their family—that you put them first. Your company is more than a “chuck on a truck”. Your company is a professional organization that can be

trusted. Through InstantCard, the Association can provide you with personalized photo ID’s for about $10.00 each. 7. The most successful companies have adopted flat rate pricing. It allows the company to charge a fair rate and provides the customer with a firm price. You take surprises out of the mixture of diagnosis and repair quotes. This give the customer peace of mind. Collier Flat Rate Pricing offers Association members a one- time competitive fee for set up. You can use it with all your techs and it merges with HouseCall Pro and Intuit QuickBooks. 8. Credit Card Processing is an important part of every business these days. While it can attract business and increase the value of a sale, it is a significant cost to the bottom line. Intuit Credit Card Processing is the best price and simplest of all processors that we have evaluated. Intuit furnishes a swiper to each tech which lowers the card processing cost. 9. Branding is super important to every business. A dealer can position their business to be whatever they want; however, you can’t be all things to all people. If you promote the best service, you must provide after hours and week-ends. If you want to be the cheapest, you can’t provide the best service because service is expensive. The Association can provide branding consulting that can help you find direction and focus on your mission and your goal. This service

is free to Association PREMIER Members. If you are already using other products or services that meet the principles of the PREMIER Dealer program, that is great. It would be good to review the service and price that the Association has negotiated for PREMIER Members. You could save a few dollars or big money. It is worth the look. If you are interested in knowing more about being a PREMIER DEALER MEMBER, just fill out an application and send it in for review. Most of our members already qualify on all but background checks and photo ID. These are so important and the Association will help you get started. It is affordable and will pay for itself many times over. Want to know more about the services offered, click on the following links. You’ll be taken directly to the Association’s product contact. They are busy, so give them a chance to get back to you. Leave a message. You’ll be glad you did.


Eddie Fields 501-352-4747 eddie.w.fields@emcins.com

Flat Rate Pricing

Sharon Collier : Ron Collier Collier Consulting Group, Inc : 800-739-9025 www.collier-consulting.com

Background Checks & Drug Testing

Paul Hickman III : 501-588-3973 t.hickman@courthouseconcepts.com

Accounting & Credit Card Processing

InstantCard & Photo ID

Laurie Gonzales : 214-387-2444 laurie_gonzales@intuit.com

Arkanas HVACR Association 501-487-8655 tomhunt@arhvacr.org

Dispatching & GPS

Mark Hennessy : 858-829-0138 mark@housecallpro.com alyssa@tryhousecall.com

Rebate Programs & Incentives

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help. This is a long term solution to the problem of finding competent help—but it is a solution. To make it work, dealers must commit to the apprenticeship concept and to building their business around it. The program is a three year program but has a degree of flexibility. Apprentices can accelerate if they come with measurable skills from previous education or employment. That makes it possible for a dealer to hire someone with limited field experience or no experience and still put them through the apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship programs create a career path for apprenticeships. They know what is required and how fast they can progress. This knowledge allows them to plan their family budget around their individual progress in both the classroom & lab, and field. The path to their success is mapped out and it is up to them to commit to their family and employer to get the job done. If you are interested in knowing more, click on the link.

Statewide Apprenticeship Approved by DOL Fall 2018 Start The Department of Labor approved a HVACR Apprenticeship program for the Arkansas HVACR Association. The program is voluntary so the benefit of trained loyal employees will accrue only to those that participate. The classroom instruction will be provided by local community colleges The program is voluntary so the benefit of trained loyal employees will accrue only to those that participate. using curriculum required by the Association Apprenticeship Committee. At present, it looks like NCCER is the curriculum of choice by most of the schools. It has built in performance profiles that students must complete. That means demonstrable hands on skills. The Association will be conducting focus groups in all the chapters to determine if there are other skills that a person must know to be The program is skill based and competency assessed. That is the key. What can a person DO? successful in the trade. The Association is focused on a skills based and competency assessed program. For the student and the company to benefit, the apprenticeship must have skills that are needed by their employer. An employer will pay more and benefit more from someone with necessary skills. Virtually every dealer is dying for

Apprenticeship Tell Me More 501-487-8655 : tomhunt@arhvacr.org

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