Articles by Herb Woerpel

Contractors Provide Indoor Solutions

July 16, 2012
Some experts believe that more people may suffer from the effects of indoor air pollution than outdoor air pollution. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the majority of Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors. What can contractors do to help?


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HARDI Members Lobby in D.C.

July 16, 2012
More than 80 members of Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) recently visited Washington, D.C., to share issues and concerns pertinent to HVACR distribution with House and Senate representatives.


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Industry Battles Indoor Air Pollution

July 16, 2012
IAQ has been identified by the EPA as one of the five most urgent environmental risks to public health. Many factors affect IAQ. These factors include poor ventilation, problems controlling temperature, high or low humidity, remodeling, and other activities in or near a building that can affect the fresh air coming into the building.


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Cleaner Air for a Healthier Environment

July 16, 2012
Here are some useful products contractors are using to improve indoor environmental quality.


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What Does the Industry Need From a Technician?

June 25, 2012
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 86,600 HVAC technician jobs will become available through 2018. The industry is projected to grow at a rate of 34 percent over the next 10 years. But, the question remains, what are employers looking for and do the applicants have it?


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Subdue Negative Online Reviews

June 21, 2012

Are you clued in to the thoughts and remarks your customers may be sharing about your company online?


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ACI National Conference Promotes Whole-Home Performance

June 18, 2012
HVAC contractors and manufacturers recently gathered with builders, remodelers, public utility representatives, government officials, and more to discuss home performance at Affordable Comfort Inc.’s (ACI) National Home Performance Conference.


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Clockwork Home Services Secures Advertising ‘Help’

June 18, 2012
Clockwork Home Services, a Sarasota, Fla.-based franchising company, recently secured an advertising campaign through the AMC television network’s reality series, “The Pitch.” According to AMC, this series offers viewers a glimpse inside America’s top ad agencies as two agencies compete to win a new client’s contract.


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Maintenance Ensures Lasting Performance

June 11, 2012
While it may cost a few more pennies initially, properly maintaining a rooftop unit will help ensure the device continues to provide peak performance, saving a consumer a collection of pennies in the long run. What could you be doing for your customer?


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Maryland Legislature Passes Geothermal Heat Pump Bill

June 11, 2012
Maryland recently became the first state to recognize geothermal heating and cooling as a renewable energy source. This has many leaders in the geothermal industry hoping this helps serve as a motivator to the other 49 states.


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