Articles by Herb Woerpel

HVAC Company Questions Obamacare’s Constitutionality

August 20, 2012
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

August 20, 2012
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

August 13, 2012
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

August 6, 2012
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?

August 3, 2012
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

July 30, 2012
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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Continuing Education Key to Contractor’s Success

July 30, 2012
Whether its students attending the vocational classes he teaches, or the customers he serves through Air Comfort Mechanical Inc., John Kuefler, 53, has made a golden career out of treating others the way he wants to be treated. But how does he make time for all of it?

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Contractor Excels in the Family Trade

July 30, 2012
While the acclaim of an accounting degree sounded great in his early 20s, Kenneth Buggay’s desire to get his hands dirty led him away from the office and into the service truck as an HVAC contractor.

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Could HVACR Contractors Actually Benefit from Obamacare?

July 23, 2012
Welcome to the era of federally mandated health care. While some people believe Obamacare will hurt small businesses, research shows, in the HVAC industry, it may be more of a help than a hindrance.

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Which GOP VP Candidate Would Most Benefit the HVACR Industry?

July 17, 2012
If members of the HVACR industry had the chance to select Mitt Romney’s running mate, who would they choose?

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