Guest Blog

Guest Blog
Here's the place for you to provide your commentary. Our Guest Blog invites all those in the HVACR industry to participate and converse with readers of The NEWS.

The Customer is always....

You know, I don’t think there are too many new stories out there, only different names and stupid jokes by the writers. That being what it is, see if you
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Furnaces and Potholes

One of the things that I love about working in this industry is that it’s never boring. The next chronicle of jobsite bedlam is likely just moments away. Now, what
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Confidence

Did you ever stop to think of how your customers look at you? Do they think of you as the hero that knows everything there is to know about heating
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Are Your Service Agreement Customers Staying Loyal?

I learned early in my heating and air-conditioning career that service agreements were a key component to building a successful residential HVAC business. In this industry, service agreements are suppose to help protect your business from a recession and from mild summer or winter seasons.
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Again with the ‘Sizing'

Welcome back! Alright, enough small talk already, let’s get down to business. What do you know about tankless water heaters? Just the gas fired units, natural or LP; we’ll leave
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Stuffed Shelves

Before I start, my Italian wife just walked by and wanted to know if I was writing a cook book. No, but this could actually be a recipe for survival;
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What's in Your Wallet? Err, I Mean, Attic

Do you know what nasty stuff lurks in your attic or down in that dungeon you call a basement?  Of course you do, you probably installed it, or at least
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O.K., who's ‘fessin' up to this one?

The other day a friend called me to help him with a problem on a job. His customer had an oil tank in their basement that began to leak, and obviously needed it replaced. Now, I know that a lot of you don’t see oil systems too often, if ever, but for those of us who live in the northeastern part of the country, it’s pretty common.
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Explaining a Blackout

You know, a lot of what I talk about these days is the need for training that exists in the HVAC world.  So, without going into another rant on the subject, let me ask you this. 
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Welcome to Your World

“Hey there, do I know you? No, not you; you, the one trying to solder those two pieces of ¾ PVC together. No, I must have you confused with someone else, but while I’m here, I think we should talk. Did you ever work with PVC before? No, that’s what that white pipe in your hand is called. Here, look, do you see the way that the torch is melting that pipe all over your shoe? Yeah, that white, smokin’ plastic running across your Timberlands? And you’re having a problem with that SilverBrite taking, aren’t you? Well, they have words for that technique and techs with skills like yours, but I don’t think I am allowed to use them here. No, hey, STOP THAT, you don’t need a bigger tip, just sit down and listen, but put out the fire first. And you better put the dog out, too. Yeah, in the back around his tail…”
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