Follow the Leader

Performance-Based Contractors are setting the pace and affecting evolutionary change in the HVAC Industry. As members of National Comfort Institute (NCI), YOU are the leaders and your competitors are being forced to play catch-up.

High-Performance HVAC Today magazine Call for writersDo you want to keep them following the leader? Then think about this: you have direct access to a great vehicle to help you get your message to the industry: High-Performance HVAC Today magazine.

We’re looking for writers to lend their voices to the movement. No one knows the ins and outs of implementing performance into an HVAC contracting company better than you.

Typical article topics could include:

  • How do you get your technicians on board with measuring and testing airflow on every call?
  • What obstacles do you face selling air upgrades and how do you overcome them?
  • How do you price your duct renovation and air upgrade projects?
  • What advantages do you have using the ComfortMaxx’ software suite?
  • Explain how you market your high-performance services and share some success stories
  • Discuss how you recruit and train new field service and installation people
  • What tools and instruments are important and why?

If you are interested in submitting an article idea, just go to We will contact you to get the ball rolling.

If your article is published, you’ll receive five FREE printed copies of the issue in which it appears.


Have You Scheduled Your Training Yet?

Your membership provides you access to some of the most cutting-edge training programs from both the technical and business, sales and marketing perspectives. Right now, NCI is fully underway with its Fall Training schedule and classes are filling up fast.

As members, you have the opportunity to use NCI Bucks to help offset the costs of training. If you participate in TIPP (Training Incentives Partnership Program), you are earning Bucks based on the purchases you make from NCI Partner Vendors.

Those Bucks are deposited into your training account. They never expire and can be used to pay for any live NCI training class, online training, or conference.

Click to learn more about them.

With that in mind, now is the time to enroll into NCI’s Fall classes. Check out the NCI class schedule by going to

For more details about each class, just point your web browser to Or you can call 1-800-633-7058 and ask to speak to a Customer Care representative.


Kate Kelly joins @Team_NCI

Kate Kelly

NCI Welcomes A New Member of the Team

We’d like you to join us in welcoming a new member to the NCI staff: Kate Kelly. Kate is our new Events Manager and she joined the staff on September 10th.

You might recognize her from several years ago when she was part of the editorial staff at Contracting Business magazine and

Please be sure to say hello to Kate at the High-Performance Summit 2019 in Orlando, FL, April 15-18, 2019.



Member-Only Mobile App is FREE

National Comfort Institute's AirMaxx AppAirMaxx’ is NCI’s member-only free mobile app. It is included in all ComfortMaxx™ subscriptions. It’s available for both Android and iOS phones.

AirMaxx lets you to show homeowners the ‘airflow grade’ for their HVAC systems. All you need is to collect some nameplate information, then do four static pressure measurements, and input the results into the app. The app does all the calculations and produces customer-centric graphs and wording for you to show them.

This helps customers better understand what is happening with their comfort system and can help you close more duct renovation and air upgrade sales.

This app doesn’t require a data plan ‘ it is all resident right on your phone. It has a very simple and clean interface and is easy to use.

For more information click this link: