Articles by Herb Woerpel

Google It: Homes are Getting Smarter

Nest Lab Acquisition a Prequel to the Internet of Things
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The emerging trend of our devices interacting with our lifestyles without us ever having to touch a button has been termed, “the Internet of Things,” or the “Thingernet.”


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What Does HVAC Mean to You?

HVAC Contractors Express Gratitude to the Industry They Support
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While it may seem like a simple question at first glance, the answers we received were multifaceted. 


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Don’t Just Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk

Continuity Requires the Efforts of All
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I continue to hear, ‘To advance this trade, we all must work together.’ Is this an idea worth embracing? Are we just pacifying our peers with a dose of lip service?


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Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays, from The NEWS!
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Pacifying our Employees on Payroll

Perhaps We Should Consider Disciplining Employees like Children
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Many of you reading this are not only supervisors, but also parents. And, boasting a staff of working professionals, you’d never treat your personnel like children, would you? 


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Online Predators Now Targeting HVAC Contractors

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Email scammers extend beyond Nigerian inheritances. Don't believe me? Go check your inbox.
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Shuffling Roles In Search of Your Foles

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Perhaps it's time to give that prospect an opportunity.
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Waiting is the Hardest Part

Customers Aren’t Willing to Waste Valuable Time on Standby
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If there’s one group that hates waiting more than I, it’s those with faulty comfort systems. When it’s 101°F outside, and the air conditioner isn’t operating as expected, it’s considered a catastrophe. The local HVAC guy must come to the rescue. If you’re lucky enough to net such a call for help, you must react accordingly.


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What Can Technology Do for You?

Apps, Social Interaction, Accessibility are Important Contracting Tools
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Let’s face it, while you may have inherited the business from your grandfather, this isn’t your grandfather’s business anymore.


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The Demise of Detroit

Lack of Leadership Can Destroy Even the Largest Work Environment
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While the well-chronicled collapse of American manufacturing played a prominent part in the city’s demise, many fingers can also be pointed at the city’s leadership, or lack thereof. 


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