Articles by Herb Woerpel

What Does HVAC Mean to You?

HVAC Contractors Express Gratitude to the Industry They Support
December 30, 2013

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
December 23, 2013

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!

December 23, 2013
Happy Holidays, from The NEWS!
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Pacifying our Employees on Payroll

Perhaps We Should Consider Disciplining Employees like Children
November 18, 2013

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

November 18, 2013
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

November 4, 2013
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
October 14, 2013
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
September 9, 2013

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
August 5, 2013

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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Danfoss Symposium Examines Whole-Systems Approach to Efficiency

EnVisioneering Symposium’s 19th Meeting Considers Buildings and Energy Infrastructure
August 5, 2013

The roundtable discussion joined HVAC OEMs, consultants, and contractors with advocacy and utility groups, and authorities in research and policy to examine the opportunity of investment in next-generation energy infrastructure for commercial buildings.


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