Dominick Guarino, CEO, National Comfort Institute, Inc.

Dominick Guarino, publisher, High Performance HVAC Today.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the inaugural issue of High Performance HVAC Today. This magazine is the next step in supporting and giving voice to a growing segment of the HVAC industry. This first issue will reach about 13,000 HVAC professionals. Our goal is 30,000 readers by this time next year.

To date, more than 25,000 professionals in 7,000+ residential and commercial companies have embarked on the journey towards providing measured, verified performance on HVAC systems across North America, and worldwide.

Performance-Based Contracting’ is more than just a technical discipline. It’s a culture within organizations that aren’t satisfied with just installing, replacing, or servicing equipment. These contractors understand they can provide customers with the highest level of quality and performance when they test every HVAC system they come in contact with. Performance testing allows them to verify each system is operating at optimum performance. And then they can provide documented proof.

Who Is High Performance HVAC Today?’

So to better explain the genesis of this magazine, let me tell you about our staff and contributing authors. Our amazing team has a combined 200+ years experience in publishing and working within the HVAC industry.

HPHT November 2017

The debut issue of High Performance HVAC Today for November 2017

First, our Editor-in-Chief, Mike Weil, has more than 34 years of experience in magazine publishing, nearly 30 of those in the HVAC industry. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what makes our industry tick.

Next, High Performance HVAC Today‘s art director, Connie Conklin, has more than 30 years experience in graphic design and magazine production. Brian Roseman, our online development director, has 20+ years in graphic design. He’s been designing and maintaining many websites including and National Comfort for the past 10 years.

Our sales manager, Dave Kenney, has worked on several industry publications over the past 10 years, and has been in the print/online publishing business since 1990. Andrea Begany-Garsed is this magazine’s circulation manager with more than 19 years experience in publishing and marketing. Our editorial assistant, Marge Smith, has 25 years experience in magazine publishing and 16 years with National Comfort Institute, Inc. (NCI).

As publisher, I’ve personally had the honor of serving the industry since 1987 as a chief editor and associate publisher of several industry’ publications, HVAC sales and installation manager, and most recently, NCI’s Chairman & CEO.

Our contributing authors include Rob Falke, David Richardson, David Holt, and dozens more NCI staff and members who have hundreds of years of combined experience in Performance-Based training and contracting.

We are very excited about the future of the High Performance HVAC industry, and this magazine that was born from it. Over the next months you will see numerous industry authors in the pages of this publication. We look forward to seeing you at the High Performance HVAC Summit in Austin, Texas on March 4, 2018!