Articles by Rich Schuster

Welcome to Service Purgatory

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My name is Rich Schuster, and I’ll be your host for this journey into the wide world of service ridiculousness. As you likely already know, if you’ve been in this
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Proud to be of Service

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One thing that I have realized over the years is that the service business can be extremely rewarding and give you that heart-felt feeling of helping humanity. That overwhelming sense
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How Much is a Blah, Blah, Blah?

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“Excuse me, sir? Excuse me, yes, hi. Could you tell me what you would charge to change my blah blah blah? Yes, my blah blah blah is bad, and I
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The Gas Valve and the Blanket

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As I sit here in New England’s version of the frozen tundra, I watch as people everywhere scramble to seal up every tiny draft and pinhole they can find as
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To Believe, or Not

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So, the other day a guy called me up and asked for help sizing a heat pump for an addition on a house. I asked him if he had done
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The Customer is always....

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You know, I don’t think there are too many new stories out there, only different names and stupid jokes by the writers. That being what it is, see if you
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Furnaces and Potholes

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One of the things that I love about working in this industry is that it’s never boring. The next chronicle of jobsite bedlam is likely just moments away. Now, what
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Confidence

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Did you ever stop to think of how your customers look at you? Do they think of you as the hero that knows everything there is to know about heating
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Again with the ‘Sizing'

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Welcome back! Alright, enough small talk already, let’s get down to business. What do you know about tankless water heaters? Just the gas fired units, natural or LP; we’ll leave
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Stuffed Shelves

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Before I start, my Italian wife just walked by and wanted to know if I was writing a cook book. No, but this could actually be a recipe for survival;
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