Articles by Herb Woerpel

Manufacturers Go Green at Greenbuild

A number of manufacturers are greening their product offerings. Several of these manufacturers will be attending Greenbuild 2012. What will they bring to the show?


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Leonard Named Best Instructor

2012 Best Instructor Winner: Michael Leonard, Interactive College of Technology
People tend to gravitate toward Michael Leonard. It’s this approachability, combined with unmatched industry knowledge, endless hours of dedicated service, and a burning desire to bolster the industry’s next generation that has earned Leonard the distinction of The NEWS’ Best Instructor.


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Mohalley Wins Inaugural Trainer Award

2012 Best Trainer Winner: Chris Mohalley, Genteq
Over the last decade, the landscape of HVAC motors has changed exponentially. In many cases, ECM motors are leaving technicians scrambling for help. When problems arise, many HVACR professionals are turning to one man for help: Chris Mohalley, recipient of The NEWS’ inaugural Best Trainer award.


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Crawshaw Leads by Example

2012 Best Instructor Runner-Up: Don Crawshaw, Pikes Peak Community College
Don Crawshaw, HVAC department chair, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, Colo., is the runner-up in The NEWS’ 2012 Best Instructor contest.


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Nelson’s Experience Shines Through

2012 Best Trainer Runner-Up: Harold Nelson, Mingledorff’s Inc.
Harold Nelson’s four decades of experience and knowledge make him one of the most well-respected trainers nationwide, and the runner-up in The NEWS’ inaugural Best Trainer contest.


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Greenbuild Invades San Francisco

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 11th annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will take place Nov. 14-16 in San Francisco. What can be expected?


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Contractor Translates Golden Rule into Golden Treasure

The keys to success: loyalty, honesty, and an endearing spirit. Those are the attributes Jerry Hurwitz and his crew at J&J Air Conditioning have used to build a multimillion-dollar HVAC enterprise — one job at a time.


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Winter Energy Prices to Rise

Most HVAC contractors selling, installing, and maintaining furnaces are hopeful that this winter will be a lot cooler than last year’s. However, as meteorologists forecast dipping seasonal temperatures, energy experts are projecting rising costs.


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Senate Approves Portions of Energy Savings Bills

Energy-efficiency aficionados are heralding the Senate’s approval of a bill that includes measures they have been touting for years. On Sept. 22 — at 3 a.m. — the U.S. Senate unanimously approved H.R. 4850, the Enabling Energy Savings Innovations Act.


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What You Should Know About Humidity

When humidity and moisture are not effectively controlled, persistent dampness can lead to material damage, corrosion, structural decay, and microbial growth. HVAC contractors can play an integral part in slowing the development of such problems, but how?


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