Ryan Valizan

159 Flips | 8 Magazines | 10 Likes | 8 Following | 18 Followers | @rvalizan2013 | Young business professional in the HVAC industry specializing in web dev. and digital marketing solutions. Been connecting internet to sales since '97

8 Things Your Lawn Is Trying to Tell You

Nothing adds more curb appeal to your home than a beautiful, lush, well-manicured lawn. But sometimes droughts, fungi, insects, or other problems can wreak havoc, turning the green sea of grass into a mishmash of ugly brown spots, wilted blades, or matted grass.<p>Nothing adds more curb appeal to your …

Landscaping

40 Cheatsheets & Reference Guides for WordPress

While WordPress is known for making content management rather simple, the depth of this CMS is surprisingly vast. There are multiple facets to …

This Week in Spring: Metrics, Caching, and MVC

Come check out what's happening this week in the world of Spring! This week, see what's new with Spring REST Docs, Spring Boot, and metrics gathering.<p>…

Web MVC With Spring and Business Objects

In my previous posts, we explored the MVC Pattern Language by Trygve Reenskaug and made an attempt to implement MVC in the console, while focusing on …

New Commercial Package Rooftop Unit Regulations, are you ready?

Welp! The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is at it again. But it should come as no surprise, right? Every few years we see higher and higher minimum …

I’m a Doctor. If I Drop Food on the Kitchen Floor, I Still Eat It.

You may have read or heard about the study debunking the five-second rule. It said that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it.<p>Our continued focus on this threat has long baffled me. Why are we so worried about the floor? So many other things …

The truth about Macs in the enterprise

When I said last week that Windows 10 won't save the PC, some Windows-addled IT folks said I was secretly suggesting that enterprises replace their …

Operating Systems

Tube Heaters or Unit Heaters? Let the Debate Begin

This is one of the most common questions we get during the fall and winter seasons. Owners want to know what type of heating equipment they should …

Include Profit, You're Worth It! | HVAC Pricing Series Part 6

Profit is not a four letter word, but loss is, and no one wants to lose money. That is why when you set the right price for almost any job it should …

Can You Change Your Costs | HVAC Pricing Series Part 5

If determining the right price for a specific job you are bidding requires that you know the direct costs and the overhead costs for that job, how do …

Impressive or Not? YORK's Simplicity Smart Controls Get Demoed

Earlier last month, a few cfm Distributors, Inc team members helped a local mechanical contractor put on a 3-day customer appreciation event, and …

Review: Apple Watch Series 2 improves speed and unlocks new workouts, GPS performance mixed

Apple Watch Series 2 hit stores on Friday and I’ve spent the weekend testing its new features. From outdoor cycling and swimming in the ocean to comparing it to the first-generation Apple Watch, I had my own list of questions I wanted answered and I’m mostly happy with my experience.<p>I used the …

cfm eStorefront

The cfm eStorefront is available to our customers 24/7, making it convenient to view promotional items, find product info, or place orders on your …

Many times your customers may not know that routine maintenance is about more...

Many times your customers may not know that routine maintenance is about more than just changing their filter. Maximize your seasonal tune ups with …

The Ultimate Guide to Handling Negative Reviews

Many businesses fear negative reviews, without realizing that they are easy to deal with and can actually have a positive effect on your business.In …

Overhead Costs | HVAC Pricing Series Part 4

There are two kinds of costs in any company: direct costs and overhead costs. In our last article, Direct Costs | HVAC Pricing Series Part 3, we …

Direct Costs | HVAC Pricing Series Part 3

Materials:<p>For a typical HVAC company examples of these items could be furnace, coil, condenser, line set, thermostat, pad, whip, disconnect, wiring …

What Is The Right Price? | HVAC Pricing Series Part 2

In the previous article, “Pricing Awareness,” we discussed how difficult it is to know what price to set for any job you sell. Will you get the job …

Getting Started | A cfm eStorefront User Guide

In today’s world time === money, and if you’re anything like me, you enjoy it when you can save time doing anything – especially when it’s work …

2016 Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday

We are excited to announce Missouri’s 2016 Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday! The Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday runs from April 19-25. People who …

Pricing Awareness | HVAC Pricing Series Part 1

Knowing the Right Price to use when you set a price for a job is difficult to determine. Will you be too high, or too low? Will you make any money? …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

Social Media and Public Relations Etiquette by @Jennita

Oh, behave! Yeah, baby, yeah it’s social media, public relations and reputation management! Brands small and large can run, but they can’t hide from …

18 Tips for Website Performance Optimization

Website performance optimization is always something that should be top priority, especially when there is so much online competition. We have …

Using Categories and Tags Effectively in WordPress

Categories and tags are the two primary taxonomies WordPress makes available for organizing content, but how to use them effectively has long been a …

Toolbox of the Smart WordPress Developer: The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

Did you know that you can actually cause death by writing a WordPress plugin? It's true: If you make a plugin that's poorly-coded enough to cause a …