Articles by Herb Woerpel

Is Shaheen-Portman on Life Support?

Congressional shakeup casts doomsday shadow on monumental energy-efficiency bill.
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Google It: Homes are Getting Smarter

Nest Lab Acquisition a Prequel to the Internet of Things

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

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

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!

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

Perhaps We Should Consider Disciplining Employees like Children

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

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

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
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

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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