Articles by Herb Woerpel

‘Today’ Show Investigation Questions Contractor Integrity

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Are HVAC contractors trustworthy? A recent undercover investigation conducted by NBC News’ “Today” show suggests that residential HVACR technicians are after one thing: a homeowner’s money. But some industry individuals who helped participate in the investigation are skeptical about the results.


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Continuing Education Key to Contractor’s Success

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Whether its students attending the vocational classes he teaches, or the customers he serves through Air Comfort Mechanical Inc., John Kuefler, 53, has made a golden career out of treating others the way he wants to be treated. But how does he make time for all of it?


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Contractor Excels in the Family Trade

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While the acclaim of an accounting degree sounded great in his early 20s, Kenneth Buggay’s desire to get his hands dirty led him away from the office and into the service truck as an HVAC contractor.


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Could HVACR Contractors Actually Benefit from Obamacare?

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Welcome to the era of federally mandated health care. While some people believe Obamacare will hurt small businesses, research shows, in the HVAC industry, it may be more of a help than a hindrance.


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Which GOP VP Candidate Would Most Benefit the HVACR Industry?

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If members of the HVACR industry had the chance to select Mitt Romney’s running mate, who would they choose?


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Contractors Provide Indoor Solutions

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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.

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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

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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

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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?

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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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