FOCUS BEGINS ON PAGE 1 ZONING PRODUCTS & SYSTEMS THE H VAC R CONTR ACTOR’S W EEK LY NE WS M AG A ZI NE S I NCE 1926 MAY 16, 2011 ■ $5.00 ■ VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ACHRNEWS.COM ■ fyi Contractors ■ ■ INDUSTRY BRIEFS Congress Approves Repeal of 1099 Reporting Requirement By Kimberly Schwartz Of The NE WS Staff The Dwyer Group Inc. (Waco, Texas) has appointed Mark Dawson to the newly created position of national account liaison across all of The Dwyer Group’s brands. GreenHomes America (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) announced that A. Johnson Heating, Cooling and Plumbing has joined its national member network. Manufacturers ■ ■ Calmac Corp. (Fairawn, N.J.) has joined the California Energy Stor-age Alliance (CESA) to promote a more effi-cient electric grid using renewable energy in tandem with energy storage. ClimateMaster (Okla-homa City) promoted Tony Landers to director of marketing-commer-cial products and Jake Bailey to commercial sales engineer. n April 14, President Obama signed into law House Resolution 4 (H.R. 4), which repealed an unpopular provision of the new health care law that would have created a paperwork burden for many small businesses. The passage of H.R. 4, which repealed the 1099 reporting requirement, was the culmination of many months of effort by small businesses across many industries to convince law-makers to repeal the provision before it became effective in January 2012. This repeal was hailed by many contractors in the HVAC industry as providing needed relief from an onerous IRS regulation. O AN UNPOPULAR PROVISION In March 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Pro-tection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law. Included in the PPACA under Section 9006 ■ See 1099 REPEALED page 35 Distributor ■ Modern Supply (Knoxville, Tenn.) has hired Chris Holbert as an outside sales representative covering Knoxville and the surrounding area. Clearing Up Zoning Misconceptions By B. Checket-Hanks Of The NE WS Staff Organizations ■ RISI announced a collaboration with Pellet Fuels Institute. RISI will conduct the RISI and PFI Pellet Manufacturing Survey, a monthly North American pellet survey of prices, production, fiber sourc-ing, inventories, and end use markets. — compiled by Cherie Preville esidential zoning systems have come a long way in recent years, both in terms of the equipment itself, and in an increased under-standing of how to apply it correctly. Yet there are still many misconceptions about these systems that zoning experts are trying R to dispel. These experts emphasize that zoning systems are increasingly installed in retrofits as well as new construction; that they improve airflow control; and that they are not necessarily for a comfort customer or an energy-saving customer. Don Prather, technical services special-ist for the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), said the top miscon-ceptions about residential zoning are that it always saves energy; that zones can be designed properly without doing a Manual J8 load calculation; that installing a zoning damper and additional thermostat to an existing system always improves opera-tion; and that zoning always solves all of the comfort issues on an existing HVAC system. Dick Foster, president of ZoneFirst Corp., said the misconceptions are that it ■ See ZONING OPINIONS page 21 FREE WEBINAR! Variable Speed — DIGITAL EDITION THIS ISSUE SPONSORED BY: Keeping it Cool, Comfortable, and Cost Efﬁ cient Register for FREE at DATE: MAY 25 • TIME: 2 PM ET webinars.achrnews.com.