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S o u t h C a r o l i n a’ s H e at i n g a n d A i r C o n d i t i o n i n g P r o f e s s i o n a l s

AIR WARENESS Dick Burleson is Vice President of NeelSchaffer, one of the leading Engineering and Aviation firms in the country, Major General in the Army Reserves and SEC football official for 25 years. He is SCAHACC’s Keynote Speaker at this year’s convention. (His last game on the field was as the head referee for the National Championship Rose Bowl game. He is now an SEC staff advisor on officiating and evaluates officials performance each Saturday from the SEC Command Center.)

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Inside This Issue

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SCAHACC President Boylston shares his “column” for something he considers most important.

Annual Trade Show and Convention Details and Registration information listed here.

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Hotel details on cover. 3

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The 2013 implementation of 2009 IECC brings SCDET to life. SCAHACC partners with SC Energy Office and others to create.

SCAHACC has a new Legislative Coach: Meet Philip Willis.

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Cool Aid continues with Midlands project.

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Golf tournament benefits several worthwhile projects including scholarships and Cool Aid.

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New Members: Life Blood of SCAHACC

Board of Directors President Lee8Boylston Vice President Medd Box Secretary Rhett Prosser Imm. Past President Scott Kelly Treasurer Jill Marshall Co-treasurer J.D. Steedly

Gary Andrews

Randy Pardee

Gene Bishop

Richard Powers

Anne Campbell

Henry Powers

Jeff Cothran

Joel Reese

Tommy Edge -- new

Rick Sanders

Mike Geddings

Jeff Singletary

Joey Henderson

Mike Sowder

Jamie Hooten

Matt Thompson -- new

Johnny Johnson

John Tuckwiller

Tony Jones

Kevin Williamson

Brad Myers

Jerry Woodberry, Jr.

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THE

PRESIDENT’S LETTER

Our association’s annual convention and trade show have become such an important part of “who we are” that I am dedicating my president’s letter (page) to something I believe to be more important at this tme -- a message from our Convention Chairman, Joel Reese. I hope you will make every effort to join us this year for the convention and trade show. The goal of the event each year is “to make our members proud to be member.” This is your association, and this is your meeting. Be there! Lee Boylston, SCAHACC President It is a well known fact that the members and supporters of the SCAHACC are the “Best of the Best.” You are the “champions” of the heating and a/c industry in our state! You have worked hard and you did what you had to do to reach the highest level of HVAC industry performance! In honor of this commitment and achievement, we are taking you - our members and supporters - to the place where you belong…the place where only the “champions” play…the place where only the “Best of the Best” meet! We’re taking you to the “Superbowl”!!! That’s right! SCAHACC is going to the Superbowl for our 2014 Convention and Trade Show! Our dedicated committee has been working for months to ensure that you not only have the best time but that your investment in attending provides you with the most opportunity to improve your business! The attached prospectus details our fantastic 2014 convention and trade show, but I just have to share a few things with you. You will start off our Superbowl Weekend on Thursday either playing golf or shooting clays! Then it’s time to party! That evening, we’ll have our first ever “Tailgating Party” to honor our President Lee Boylston! Come wearing your favorite team jersey - high school, college or pro - just like you would to a game and listen to Master DJ Ben Felton spin the tunes! We’ll be outside under a huge tent just having some fun and fellowship and listening to the best tunes from the 60‘s through today. Then, on Friday, we’ll have a day of the best HVAC education, information and revelation that you can find ANYWHERE! From technical info to business info to leadership and management info – from tools to t-stats to just finding ways to “take it to the bank!” We’ve got it all! And then, on Friday night, we open the largest HVAC Trade Show in the South! See all the new stuff! Talk with business professionals that can really answer your questions and help you grow your business and improve your bottom line! Friday night you’ll experience our first ever concert on the trade show floor! It’s our Halftime Show featuring the #1 Zac Brown Tribute

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Band in the USA - “20 Ride”! What a night! HVAC stuff everywhere! HVAC people everywhere! And a special concert right on the Trade Show floor. For HVAC folks – it just doesn’t get any better than this! On Superbowl Saturday, we’ll have our usual great breakfast/business session complete with our own champion keynote speaker – Retired General and SEC Chief Referee Dick Burleson. Gen. Burleson is the vice president of Neel Schaffer, one of the leading engineering and aviation firms in the United States. Burleson graduated from Georgia Tech with a Civil Engineering degree. He also rose to the rank of Major General in the Army Reserves, graduated from the Army War College and was Commanding General of the largest Army Reserve Command in the World. Burleson was also a football official in the Southeastern Conference for 25 years. He served as Chief Referee and President of the SEC and wrote a book about his experience as a referee called “You Better Be Right!” We can’t wait to hear him tell us about his experiences – both on and off the field - and share his thoughts on business, leadership, patriotism and winning with us. The Trade Show will open again for some more opportunity to see more and continue to learn with our vendors. From there, we will all go the SCAHACC “RED ZONE”! This is where the best technicians in the state compete to see who is the “Best of the Best! Who will be the 2014 Champion? Could it be one of your techs? And, for those attendees that are a little more interested in cuisine than load calculation, we have Master Chef’s own Jessie Lysiak coming in to show us how she prepares food for well to do yachting crowd! Jessie is a Southern girl from Georgia that comes from a family that loved to cook and travel. After graduating from North Georgia College and State University she moved to south Florida to pursue a job on a yacht. After 5 years of island hopping with the rich and famous, she got a phone call from Fox Network saying they heard about her cooking and yachting lifestyle and would like for her to audition to be on the # 1 cooking show...MasterChef. She was chosen to compete along with over 30,000 others. She made it all the way to the top 3 and was on all 23 episodes of Gordon Ramsay’s famed TV show. We’ve got her and what a special event this will be! And for our Superbowl Grand Finale Saturday night, we’re bringing in the Best of the Best! We’ll have our own Awards and Recognitions and then our favorites straight from the Legends Tour! Cher and Shania Twain and Billy Joel and Elton John - will take the stage for a two hour live performance that will be one of the best shows we’ve ever done! Wow! What a great time and what a Convention! Be a part of it and support your SCAHACC and your industry! We will do everything we can to make this the best investment you make all year and the best time you’ve ever had! Join all of us and over than 500 other HVAC professionals for the 2014 SCAHACC Convention and Trade Show! We ’ r e l o o k i n g f o r w a r d t o s e e i n g y o u i n F e b r u a r y ! SCAHACC Convention Committee Joel Reese – Chairman Leigh Faircloth, CAE Jay Matkovich Christine Steagall Matt Thompson


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Convention & Trade Show Schedule Time

Events Golf Tournament

Thurs

12:00 pm -5:00 pm

Burning Ridge Golf Club: 500 Burning Ridge Rd. Conway, SC 29526 12:00 pm shot gun start Box lunch included $65 per golfer

Clay Shoot Tournament 20 Feb

Fri 21 Feb

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Early Bird Registration

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Chapter Represent Dinner/Training

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tailgate Party - DJ Ben Felton

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Past Presidents Meeting

7:30 am

Back Wood Quail Club Georgetown, SC 12:00 pm start time includes cart and lunch $70.00 per shooter

Registration Opens/Vendor Check In

Location Burning Ridge Golf Club

Backwoods Quail Club

Local Restaurant The Courtyard or Oleander Heron

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Set up for Trade Show

Atlantic

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Marketing your Business - Matt Thompson, Splash Omnimedia

Tides 1

Creating a strategy that is guaranteed to work! Stop throwing money out the window!

9:00 am - 10:30 am

HVAC from a National Perspective and the Road Ahead - Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA

Tides 2

The President and CEO of ACCA will provide an update on issues of importance to HVACR contractors in Washington, DC and trends in the contracting industry that lie ahead.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

DET Verifier - (Online & Field Testing)

Heron

Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification, according to the 2009 or 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), is rapidly becoming accepted practice for HVAC technicians and installers nationwide. This session will explain the new South Carolina DET program.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Manufacturer Spotlight

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am - 12:30 pm

Grow to Lead - Steve Woods, Steven D. Wood Leadership

Heron Tides 1

Your current results are not an accurate picture of your potential. Leadership opportunities are ready for you, are you ready for the opportunities? When you grow your leadership you will increase the value you bring and unlock your potential. Invest in yourself, grow your leadership and other people will buy into you. By mastering three leadership growth laws you can increase your opportunities and your business. Learn how to grow yourself, grow your leadership and grow your opportunities.

10:45 am - 12:30 pm

SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Update

Tides 2

Compliance and inspections . . . Someone has to do it. SCAHACC is proud to host Todd Bond, Chief Inspector for LLR, and the Deputy Director of LLR, for a discussion on the latest in efforts to curtain unlicensed work and the processes in place to be used

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Obama Care, Who Cares! - Mark Riley, American Benefit Services

Heron

What’s the latest? We might not WANT to hear it but as astute business owners, we need to know. Come learn from the SC Association of Health Underwriters Legislative Chairman, Mark Riley, who many of you heard at the fall chapter meetings. He’ll have the latest . . . hot of the presses!

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Manufacturer Spotlight

Heron


Convention & Trade Show Schedule Time Fri

Events

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Value Your Business - Diana Miles, VR Mergers & Acquisitions

21 Feb

Location Prefunction Area Tides 1

In reality, most business owners don’t start their business on “Day 1” with a plan of selling it. Become aware of the plays that can reward you and the tricks that can undo you long before you begin the exit process. Put on the lens of an HVAC buyer and see some of their different ideas of what brings value to your business so that if your life circumstances change, you avoid some common shockers. In addition to participating in her own family’s Texas HVAC company, Diana Miles brings her experiences from nearly a decade in public accounting to produce her clients’ success in selling their businesses with VR Mergers and Acquisitions of Charlotte.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

HVAC from a National Perspective and the Road Ahead - Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA

Tides 2

The President and CEO of ACCA will provide an update on issues of importance to HVACR contractors in Washington, DC and trends in the contracting industry that lie ahead.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Manufacturer Spotlight

Heron

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Changes in Load Calculations

Heron

Have you heard? Changes are coming to how load calculations are determined. Come find out what’s changing and what’s staying the same.

1:00 pm - 2:oo pm

New “HazCom” Requirements - Jon Williams, Federated Insuance

Osprey

New OSHA Hazard Communication Standards. This session will cover how OSHA has adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals as the new standard for hazard communication. Effective December 1, 2013 employers must ensure that employees are trained on the new labeling elements and Safety Data Sheet formats. This includes: • What is GHS? •Understanding GHS labels •Safety Data Sheets (formerly MSDS)

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Lead to Grow - Steve Woods, Steven D. Wood Leadership

Tides 1

You can’t change the economy, the weather or print money. How can you realize increased sales, more profits, less turnover, greater customer loyalty and less stress? You can realize all these things by growing your leadership expertise. Leadership can take you from running your business to growing your business. With four leadership principles you can go achieve far more than you may think possible. Everything rises and falls on leadership. Learn how you can rise to new levels by growing your leadership.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

DET Verifier - (Online & Field Testing)

Tides 2

Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification, according to the 2009 or 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), is rapidly becoming accepted practice for HVAC technicians and installers nationwide. This session cover the new South Carolina DET program.

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

New Available Tools - Alston Mullson, hilmer

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Manufacturer Spotlight

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Money, Money, Money, Ruth King

Heron

Back by poplular demand, nationally known educator and author, Ruth King will share 10 ways to Increase net profit per hour and decrease overhead cost per hour. You don’t want to miss this session.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Live Ads & Happy Hour (and free drinks)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Santee Cooper Event (Santee Cooper Guests Only)

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

dinner on your own

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Schedule Continued Fri

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Silent Auction Preview - Special Invitation - Exhibitors Only

21 Feb

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Grand Opening of Trade Show

Atlantic

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Halftime Show (20 Ride Concert)

Atlantic

Sat

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast

Oleander A & B

22 Feb

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Welcome & Awards

Oleander A & B

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Keynote Speaker - Dick Burrelson

Oleander A & B

Retired General Dick Burleson will share his personal list of “12 Mandatory Leadership Traits” that he developed through his military career, 25 years of SEC football officiating and Vice President of one of the largest engineering firms in the US.

10:30 am

Registration Open for Day Pass Attendees

11:00 am - 12:00 pm HVAC Instructors Meeting

Osprey

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting

Heron

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Trade Show

Atlantic

12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Trade Show Floor

Atlantic

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Two Spouse Programs (2 hours each with 30 minute break) Must have a ticket.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Technician Red Zone

2:00 pm

Heron Courtyard

Tradeshow Breakdown

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Silent Auction Reception Hour

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Super Bowl Grand Finale

Group Registration Atlantic

Back Again A Spouse Program Featuring:

Celebrity Chef Jessie Lysiak

Jessie Lysiak is a good ole Southern girl from Georgia who comes from a family that loves to cook. After graduating from North Georgia College and State University with a marketing degree Jessie decided she wasn’t ready for the 9-5 life just yet. Jessie heard about an amazing industry called “yachting,” packed up her apartment and moved to south Florida to pursue a job on a yacht. She landed her first interview and has been yachting ever since. She has done everything from drive the boat, to take people on fishing tours, and even dive for lobster to cook for dinner. She taught herself how to cook while working on yachts. She tried to learn as much as possible from the chefs who would come on board. After 5 years of island hoping in different countries, she got a phone call from Fox Network saying they heard about her cooking and yachting lifestyle and wanted her to audition to be on the # 1 cooking show in the world...MasterChef. Jessie was chosen to compete along with 30,000 others. She made it all the way to the top 3 and was on all 23 episodes of Gordon Ramsay’s famed tv show. She currently works on luxury yachts as a freelance chef and also does private dinners, tv shows, and web based cookalongs. She says she “absolutely couldn’t be happier in life right now and feel so blessed with the opportunities that have come my way.” We will have 2 sessions limited to 20 people in each session so be sure to reserve your spots today!

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2014 ATTENDEE REGISTRATION PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

If you are a sponsor, check here:

If you are a exhibitor, check here:

Company Name Additional Attendee Information 1.

Attendee Name

(Name(s) & Email(s) 3.

2. 4.

5.

6.

Spouse Name(s) Address City/St/Zip Phone Email Write names of attendees participating in golf/clay and circle G(golf) or C(clay): Player 1 (G/C) Player 2 (G/C) Player 3 (G/C) Player 1 (G/C)

PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Attendee Registration

$250/$350 for Non-member

each x

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Additional Attendees

$200/$300 for Non-member

each x

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Social/Spouse Registration

$175/$225 for Non-member

each x

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Educational Friday Day-Pass

$50 (Good for 9am - 6pm only)

each x

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Trade Show/Technician Red Zone $50 (Good for 11am - 5pm only) each x Saturday Day-Pass Saturday Day-Pass

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Technician Red Zone Participant Day-Pass

$50 (Good for 11am - 5pm only) each x

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Golf Tournament Individual

$65 individual

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Clay Tournament Individual

$70 individual

each x

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3:00-5:00 each x

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(Includes education & general sessions, president’s party access, trade show & technician red zone access, entertainment and grand opening party, Saturday breakfast & lunch, closing event that includes dinner and entertainment.) (Same as attendee registration)

(Includes president’s party, entertainment and grand opening party for trade show, Saturday breakfast & lunch, trade show & technician red zone acccess, closing event that includes dinner and entertainment.) (Good for 9am - 6pm only - includes access to all educational sessions on Friday and lunch.)

(Good for 11am - 5pm only - includes access to the trade show & technician red zone access of Saturday, lunch on the trade show floor and general session.)

(Access to the trade show & technician red zone on Saturday and lunch included.) (One player in tournament paired with other individuals includes lunch, green and cart fees.) (One player in tournament includes cart, beverages and lunch)

Spouse Program (Sat)

$50 individual

12:30-2:30

(Limited to 20 people per session. Must be a registered convention attendee to attend.)

PAYMENT:

Check (please send invoice) Credit Card Name of Card Card # Security Code Expiration Date Billing Address Email to send receipt (if different from above)

Total

(Visa/Mastercard/American Express)

Please send form back to SCAHACC by email to christine@associationsplus.com OR by mail to PO Box 11035, Columbia, SC 29211. Questions? Call SCAAHACC at 800.395.9276. Also, you may register online at www.schvac.net.

HOTEL INFO

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, 8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Phone - 843.449.8880. Rate is $124 a night. www.marriott.com. January 20, 2014 is the deadline.

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ANNUAL CONVENTION ENTERTAINMENT Ben Felton

Featured at President’s Party on Thursday Night Ben has been a DJ since he was a teen and he continues today with a career that spans more than 20 years. Ben has always had a passion for entertaining and that’s why his shows are always energetic. Ben has performed at events in cities throughout the Southeast, including Miami, Nashville, Atlanta, Charleston, and Charlotte, just to name a few. He has also performed for many celebrity and corporate clients, including Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, Kim Kardashian, DJ Kool, Time Warner Cable, Wachovia Bank, Bayer Science Corporation, Glaxo Smith Kline, Science Applications International, and Markel Services.

20 Ride

Featured during the Trade Show Grand Opening Friday Night America’s # 1 Zac Brown Tribute Band, 20 RIDE, is American Country/Folk music at its finest. The first tribute of its kind, they are taking audiences by storm. This is not a wig wearing, lip syncing, pretending to play tribute. These are real players, doing the great music the way Zac does at all his concerts. From traditional country, to Caribbean rhythm, to sultry bedroom ballads, 20 RIDE brings all the best Zac has to offer. Whether you love the mega hits like “Chicken Fried”, “Colder Weather”, ”Free”, “Toes”, “Highway 20 Ride”, or many more, 20 RIDE will play all your favorites and some cool covers too. Comprised of good ol’ boys from upstate Carolina, these guys know how to entertain. Great harmonies and tight musicianship make 20 RIDE perfect for anywhere people love to have fun.

Kelly Smith as “Cher” and “Shania” Featured during the Grand Finale Saturday Night

Back by popular demand, Kelly Smith makes her return engagement to our SCAHACC Convention. A true Lookalike and Sound-a-like artist, Kelly is the premier Cher and Shania Twain impersonator on the music scene today. She was the Voice of Cher in the 1999 ABC movie “And the Beat Goes On”, and has performed at many Celebrities for Charities events, such as the Bob Hope, Wayne Newton, Osmonds, Boxcar Willie, Tony Orlando, and Jim Stafford charities, just to name a few. A great vocalist and musician in her own right, Kelly loves to get involved with her audiences. Be ready to hear your favorites, from “Believe” and “Turn Back Time” to “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Man, I Feel Like a Woman”.

Lee Alverson as “Billy Joel” and “Elton John” Featured during the Grand Finale Saturday Night

Singer/Composer/Performer Lee Alverson has been providing professional entertainment to private clients, corporations, event planners, theaters, and charities around the world since 1990, including regular appearances in the showbiz meccas of Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, and Florida. He is recognized as one of the World’s top Elton John Tribute Artists, and his other Tribute Roles include Jerry Lee Lewis and Billy Joel. He is an artist in his own right, most notably for his 1997 Matter of Time CD. Its national release received airplay as he found himself sharing the stage The Beach Boys, Barry Manilow, John Denver, Andy Williams, The Four Tops, and others. His song “Our Wedding Day” is one of the most popular wedding songs on YouTube, with a combined total of over one million plays.

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SCAHACC has a new legislative coach Meet Philip Willis My name is Philip Willis and I wanted to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself. Having recently been selected to represent SCAHAAC’s governmental interests for the 2014 session, I look forward to assisting the Association with all of it’s legislative concerns. Some of you may recognize my name from my recent work on your behalf as part of the Palmetto Public Affairs (PPA) team. It is my intention to continue the level of responsiveness PPA provided and hopefully improve upon it. Prior to, I held numerous jobs in state government including State Budget Director for the House Ways and Means Committee and working on budget and policy issues in the administration of Governor Carroll Campbell. I first came to South Carolina in 1985 when I was stationed here for my shore duty from the U.S. Navy. Before joining the Navy in 1979, I worked in the heating and air conditioning field. Both my undergraduate and master’s degree are from the University of SC, so you know where my loyalties lie during the Carolina-Clemson game. It is with great pleasure and anticipation of a prosperous relationship that I accepted the opportunity to represent the Association. Happy New Year.

Do you have the Best Technicians? How do your technians “stack up” against other technicians across the state? Do you have the state’s best technician? Test their skills in SCAHACC’s 2nd technician rodeo -this year called the RED ZONE. Contact the staff about signing up your technician(s) to compete at the annual convention.

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Duct Happy New Year! I hope that 2014 will be a banner year for all of us that work in the heating and cooling field. With that in mind, have you had an inspector ask about duct leakage on a system you have recently installed? Did that catch you off guard? Since 2013, with the adoption of the 2009 IECC, it has been required for South Carolina. You must verify your ducts to meet the minimum leakage rates.

You have some options. You can get a verifier to check behind you. Typically this is a HERS rater or BPI certified building auditor. Or why not get your own duct blaster? Here you need a new tool. A duck blaster you say? For some, the thoughts of a 12 gauge shotgun may come to mind. Living in South Carolina using a shotgun may come more natural than a duct blaster. This new tool can be a money maker for some however. It will definitely “up” your end game as far as the quality of your duct work.

If you decide to let someone else do the verifying, please consider this, they only verify! Pass or fail. If the duct system fails, you have to find and fix the leaks. Then you have to pay them again to re-verify or recheck your ducts. This can be very frustration. The learning curve will definitely be more costly than if you have a duct blaster on hand and you are trained on how to use it. Better yet, test old duct systems prior to replacing them. This way the customer knows how much their old duct system was costing them. Think of the ways you could offer this to your customers. If you are doing new homes, the builder expects you to install ducts that are code compliant, right? Add some money to your quote as many new construction contractors don’t have the skill to do this verifying. Show the builder you can save him money. To meet this new challenge SCAHACC has partnered with the South Carolina Energy Office. We received a grant to put together a program, to train and certify individuals on the use of a duct blaster and blower door. The course will give you the knowledge on how to

calculate the duct leakage and how to measure (verify) the leakage. It also goes over envelope leakage for residential homes. More on this later! This new certification is called SCDET (South Carolina Duct Envelope Tightness) verifier. Go to www. dettraining.com to register. There are two modules; Module One is the academic side which you must pass to continue to Module Two. Module Two consists of the hands on training and field testing. In two days or less you will be given the knowledge and experience to test your work. All this for only $310!

More on the IECC code. Builders don’t like to spend any more than that have to spend. IECC is adding to their building cost. Just having a HERS rater test the duct system is $150 or more. Builders are as required to build a tighter house. THE IECC 2009, which is what South Carolina adopted in 2012, went into effect 01/01/13. A builder has the option of building a home using prescripted measure that exempts the home from having a blower door test conducted. When IECC 2012 is adopted, then the home will have to be tested with a blower door. This could be future work for the HVAC contractor. Ready or not duct testing is here. I believe we should be the one testing our work. Just like we test our gas lines and plumbers test their water lines. Knowledge is power. So empower your company to do more. Sign up for this class today.

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Cool Aid Warms Hearts in the Midlands “We jumped out of the helicopter as it landed on the ground. One of our guys got picked off by a bullet. I was behind him and was able to pull him out of a creek and get him to a medic.” Over a dozen licensed volunteers participating in The South Carolina Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors Cool Aid Warms Hearts program leaned in to hear more of Sgt. James White’s experiences in Vietnam.

The men formed a semi circle around the purple heart recipient. Old duct work littered the ground where they stood.
“Words can’t express how much I appreciate this,” White said earnestly. A jagged scar on White’s right arm, a reminder of where a bullet ripped through his body during the war. The scar visible as White reached out to shake the hands of all the men who volunteered to help him. “You all are a blessing. Really,” White’s sincerity impossible to ignore.

“I could see some of our guys tearing up as they listed to him,” Cool Aid Warms Hearts President Medd Box told a television reporter who was on site to cover the event.
“This is exactly the kind of person you want to help,” Box said. The 69 year old veteran retired from the post office. His wife of 45 years has breathing problems. Ventilation is poor in the White’s small Columbia (SC) home. The couple’s electric bills are anything but small. White says he pays about $440 per

month. The Cool Aid Team changed that.

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SCAHAAC teams up with the Sustainability Institute to help South Carolinians in need state wide. The Institute identifies recipients who are in need and helps weatherize their homes. “The Institute’s involvement is critical. Without adequate insulation and other weatherization elements, a new HVAC unit could simply be blowing cool or warm air into the attic or under the house or even out the window,” Box says.

The licensed HVAC professionals with SCAHAAC are determined to make sure when they install a new system into a Cool Aid home that it is not a one time gift. In the case of Sgt. White’s house, “We feel like we’ll be able to cut his monthly bill by 20 percent,” Box said. “That’s the difference between being able to buy groceries, or paying a medial bill,” Mr. White said shaking his head. Sgt. White is the second home a Cool Aid Warms Hearts team has revamped last year. In February, professionals from Airmax, Custom Climate LLC, Air Concept Solutions, LLC, General Wholesale Distributors, and Yandle Witherspoon Supply met in Charleston, SC to help Janice King. King is the widow of a veteran. Her grown children serve in the military and in law enforcement.

Just The Beginning “Our goal is to take this program to all ten chapters of the association that cover the state, ” said SCAHAAC spokeswoman Leigh Faircloth. “We’re proud to able to give back to these Americans who’ve given up so much for us and we are extremely proud of our association members who jump at the chance to give back.” Broom Heating & Air Conditioning, Stoudenmire Heating & AC, Johnstone Supply, Epting Distributors, Palmetto Air Conditioning & Electric and Pardee’s Refrigeration & A/C provided their time, labor and supplies to help the White family. In addition, several of SCAHAAC’s industry suppliers provided thousands of dollars of equipment and supplies to assist these contractors in their efforts. The result, priceless.

“Seeing these guys out here, makes me realize that everything I’ve done was worth it,” White told a reporter. These guys, strangers to me until today, came out and really helped us. Wow! Just Incredible!”

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New Contractor Members for 2013 A Greener Air & Geothermal LLC Brandon Harter Beaufort Action Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Danny Tuten Summerville ARS Jason Poucher Myrtle Beach At Your Service, Inc. Michael Atkins Spartanburg Brothers Air & Heat, Inc. Donald Costner Rock Hill Carolina Comfort Systems Andy Johnson Conway ClimateMakers John Sison N. Charleston Coastal Heating and Cooling LLC John Casselman Pawley’s Island Complete Air, LLC Rudy Cleland Varnville Corley Plumbing Air Electric Chris Corley Greenville Ductworks Heating and Cooling, Inc. Cameron Hinson N. Myrtle Beach East Coast Air LLC Mike Scirocco Surfside Beach Eastergard HVAC Joel Eastergard Greenville Hubbard Heating and Cooling Joel Hubbard Lancaster JB Services David Jones Aiken Jeff Jones Heating & Air Jeff Jones Summerville Jones Electric Alphonso Jones Darlington King Mechanical Heating & Cooling Danny King Conway Myers Heating & Air Conditioning LLC Jim Clark Mt Pleasant PECO Heating and Cooling Mark Pfeiffer Central Quality Air, LLC Jack Cleaver Greenville Rush Heating and Cooling, Inc Chip Rush Greenwood Secession Golf Club, Inc. Harvey Rutland Beaufort Service Experts of Charleston Mike Piercy Charleston Shannon Heating & Air Cathy Shannon W. Columbia Smith's Heating & Air Conditioning Ed Young Charleston Southern Plumbing, Htg. Harry Nix Aiken Sundial Services Inc Mike Cashwell Ladson Swift Services Heating & Cooling Joseph Mascetti Myrtle Beach Thomas Services LLC Don Thomas Anderson Tri Ventures, LLC Heating & Cooling Johnny Simpson Anderson Tri-City Fuel & Heating Co. Rick Shull W. Columbia Youmas Heating & AC Willie Youmas N. Charleston

Congratulations to Jeff Jones with Jeff Jones Heating & Air in Summerville. He is one of newest members and the WINNER of a pair of Executive Director Leigh Faircloth’s USC tickets for the USC vs Clemson football game tickets. Jeff took his grandson to the game and as you can tell by their sweatshirts; they enjoyed the game.

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Another satisfied customer, Cheryl Geddings from Panther Heating & Cooling, Inc., takes her keys (and ownership of her new car) from Brian Risner, SCAHACC’s representative at Jim Hudson Automotive Group.

SCAHACC The app will be perfect tool to enhance the member's experience. Members participating in using the app will have access to all of the associations materials such as contact information, events and schedules, membership directory as well as links to social media and other pertinent information are provided within the app. The app will also showcase SCAHACC's level of creativity in using technology and mobile devices for meetings.

SCAHACC Headquarters and Staff Mailing Address: PO Box 11035, Columbia, SC 29211 Street Address: 1898 Calhoun Street, Building 4, Columbia, SC 29201 Katie English, CAE katie@associationsplus.com Leigh M. Faircloth, CAE Executive Director leigh@associationsplus.com Hannah Griffin hannah@associationsplus.com Nicole Ham nicole@associationsplus.com Christine Steagall christine@associationsplus.com 1-800-395-WARM(9276) • fax 803-252-7799 • www.schvac.net

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