Articles by Herb Woerpel

Industry Requests 18-Month Regional Standards Extension

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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), requesting an 18-month extension for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces from the proposed May 1, 2013 implementation date set for the amended federal minimum efficiency standards.


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Stop Blaming Global Warming on Air Conditioners

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Despite the success of the Montreal Protocol — and increased efficiency standards — a recent New York Times article centered on a group of “leading scientists” who believe that if planetary potential is maxed out, 27 percent of all global warming effects to 2050 can be attributed to the gasses utilized in air conditioners.


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Legislation Could Establish Unique Standards for Deli-Style Refrigerators

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Based on Department of Energy (DOE) standards, the majority of deli-style refrigerated counters being manufactured could be in violation of the law. 


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Has the Ship Truly Sailed on 25C?

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Did you hear the news? Could it possibly be true? The government is reinstating the beloved 25C tax credit? Well, maybe. But don’t hold your breath.


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HVAC Company Questions Obamacare’s Constitutionality

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In a monumental decision, Hercules Industries Inc., a Denver-based HVAC company, gained a preliminary injunction against the recently approved Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care law) on the basis that it violates their first amendment constitutional right to freedom of religion.


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True Success Is Defined Through Profitability

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Most HVAC contractors get into the heating and cooling business because they are highly interested in the process, mechanically gifted, or feel it is a great way to make a buck. But, as many find out after opening their doors, it takes a lot more than technical skills and desire to run a successful business.


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Danfoss Symposium Examines Renewables

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HVACR industry representatives, government officials, and energy aficionados convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss the role renewable energy resources can play in the U.S. building sector during Danfoss’ 17th annual EnVisioneering Symposium. 


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Taking Whole-House Approach to Battle Moisture, Mold

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As more homeowners begin to understand that controlling humidity is crucial to comfort, interest in humidification and dehumidification solutions has continued to grow. Rick Tullis, president, Capstone Mechanical, said contractors should be aware of the factors that limit mold’s ability to multiply throughout an indoor environment.


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Will Religion Exempt HVAC Companies from Obama’s Health Care Plan?

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Should a small business run by devout Catholics be required to offer insurance that includes birth control measures? That is the question recently posed by Hercules Industries Inc.


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‘Today’ Show Investigation Questions Contractor Integrity

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Are HVAC contractors trustworthy? A recent undercover investigation conducted by NBC News’ “Today” show suggests that residential HVACR technicians are after one thing: a homeowner’s money. But some industry individuals who helped participate in the investigation are skeptical about the results.


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