Articles by Herb Woerpel

Don't Procastinate. Nominate.

The NEWS extends it's Best Instructor/Trainer contest deadline to June 24
June 18, 2013

Are you a procrastinator? Always wish you had an extra day to complete your homework? Well, good news – you’ve been saved by the bell. 


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Plucking Out the Prickly Pears

How to Find Good Employees - And Weed Out the Bad Ones
May 27, 2013

As a business owner, the process of separating this sour grape from the rest of the team may prove to be the difference between a budding workforce and a clan of complainers that’s rotten to the core.


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Centrifugal Chiller Course Highly Regarded by Commercial Contractors

Course Offers In-depth Look at Chillers and Includes Troubleshooting Techniques
May 13, 2013

For more than two decades, Entech Sales & Service in Dallas has offered HVACR professionals an in-depth look at centrifugal chillers, examining assembly, theory, microprocessors, and teardown training through a series of educational sessions heralded as some of the best nationwide.


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All I See are Signs, All I See are Dollar Signs

April 30, 2013
Could Rhianna be the economic prophet this industry needs?
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DOE Will Not Enforce Regional Standards

Enforcement Put on Hold Until Court Rules on Pending Settlement Agreement
April 22, 2013
A rule requiring all nonweatherized gas furnaces in the northern region adhere to a minimum 90 percent AFUE standard beginning May 1 will not be immediately enforced. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) declared that enforcement of the rule will not be pursued until the U.S. Court of Appeals rules on a pending lawsuit settlement agreement.


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HVACR Industry Roars Back in 2013

April 15, 2013

Early 2013 statistics representing equipment sales and shipments are soaring, registering double-digit gains the industry hasn’t seen in years.


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Giving Credit Back to the Teachers

April 8, 2013
We all have at least one teacher who influenced us. What about you? With your support, this instructor — who helped transform you into the HVACR workhorse you are today — can gain the recognition he or she deserves. The NEWS’ Best Instructor and Trainer contests, sponsored by hilmor, are now accepting nominations.


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Crave Success Like Lungs Covet Air

March 11, 2013
I once heard a story about a poor boy in search of success. He approached a wise man, who boasted riches beyond description, in search of assistance. The wise man said, “If you want to know the secret to success, meet me at the beach tomorrow morning at 4 a.m.”


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Opposition Rises Against Regional Standards Request

February 25, 2013

In what has become a bit of a legal ping-pong match, the Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is making sure its voice is heard by the court regarding a future decision on a proposed regional-standards settlement.


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Regional Standards Settled?

Pending Lawsuit Agreement Awaits Final Court Approval
January 28, 2013
A proposed settlement in the regional energy-efficiency standards lawsuit would exempt nonweatherized gas furnaces from the law, thus eliminating a May 1, 2013 requirement that would mandate 90-percent AFUE furnaces in the North, and 80-percent AFUE furnaces in the Southeast and Southwest.


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