Articles by Herb Woerpel

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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Standards, Innovation Lead Rooftop Efficiency

June 11, 2012
Over the last few decades, rooftop units have moved ahead with numerous technological advances. Both light (3- to 25-ton units) and large commercial packaged rooftop systems (25 tons and up) have matured in style and substance, now offering cleaner air, lower operating costs, more efficient performance, and more.


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Product Snapshots: RTUs and AHUs

June 11, 2012
Boasting better efficiency, cleaner air, stronger structures, and more, the industry’s newest rooftop units (RTUs) and air handling units (AHUs) offer numerous benefits for both commercial and residential facilities.


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Fluke Shares Vision at Summit

June 11, 2012
The Fluke Corp. recently welcomed 80 individuals, including trade press editors from six countries, to its Everett, Wash., headquarters for its 2012 press summit. What did attendees see and learn during their visit?


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Rags-to-Riches Speaker Weldon Long Motivates HVAC Dealers

June 11, 2012
Weldon Long was once a poverty-stricken drug addict caged behind bars with no hope. Today, just seven years removed from his last prison term, Long, 48, is a successful HVAC contractor, motivational speaker, author, and sales trainer. He built his empire on personal responsibility and proven sales tactics.


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Consistent Actions Lead to Grand Results

June 5, 2012

At a recent industry event in Ohio, I heard how consistency changed the life of Weldon Long, former convict and now highly successful HVAC contractor and motivational speaker.


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New Residential Boiler Standards Effective Sept. 1

June 4, 2012
Starting Sept. 1, 2012, all residential boilers must be manufactured to meet new minimum federal efficiency standards. Residential gas hot water boilers must meet 82 percent AFUE; gas steam boilers, 80 percent; oil hot water boilers, 84 percent; and oil steam boilers, 82 percent.


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