Friday, August 23, 2019

Heating, Cooling & HVAC


New Heating System Could Save Local YMCA Up to $10K Per Year

Posted on July 19, 2019

Energy Kinetics heat and hot water system is a win-win for local fuel deale…


Filling the Vacuum

Posted on June 20, 2019

In November 2018, Stepwise Data Research released its report on “The Econom…


A Follow-Up Examination

Posted on May 9, 2019

Flaws in the U.S. Department of Energy’s standard annual fuel utilization e…


R.W. Beckett Corp. Introduces New Residential Oilheat Engineering Lab

Posted on May 9, 2019

On March 19, combustion product manufacturer R.W. Beckett Corp. officially …


It’s What’s Inside that Counts

Posted on May 9, 2019

When it comes to today’s boilers, it’s a whole new world out there. Between…


More Than Just Burners

Posted on March 14, 2019

The burner is more than just a burner. A typical oil burner might be com…


Over-Pressure, Under-Pressure: Utilities Under Deliver

Posted on March 14, 2019

One of the many marketing points used by the natural gas industry to promot…


Merrimack Valley Disaster Death Toll Rises

Posted on February 15, 2019

After a chimney fell on 18-year-old Leonel Rondon during the September 13 n…


The Power of Disruption

Posted on December 18, 2018

“Over the next 25 years, disruption is inevitable,” said April M. Salas, Ex…


Natural Gas Disaster Racks Massachusetts

Posted on October 24, 2018

“This is like Armageddon,” said a resident of North Andover. “It was lik…


Dead River Company Purchases Heating Business from Cheshire Oil

Posted on August 21, 2018

On July 6, Cheshire Oil, of Keene, NH, transferred ownership of its heating…


Propane Gallon Growth with Temporary Construction Heat

Posted on August 21, 2018

One of the most productive ways for your propane business to generate reven…


Branching Out

Posted on July 19, 2018

Diversification is a familiar point of interest for heating oil and propane…


High-Tech Heating Made Simple

Posted on May 16, 2018

Some of today’s heating systems are very similar to those installed generat…


Top Tips for Today’s Techs

Posted on May 16, 2018

This spring, like every year, HVAC technicians have a range of training opp…


Rinnai to Bring Two New Facilities to the Eastern U.S.

Posted on December 11, 2017

As reported in the September issue of Oil & Energy, the Rinnai America Corp…


Taking Energy Efficiency Higher

Posted on December 11, 2017

Trade organizations often develop performance test methods, metrics and lab…


Are Smart Thermostats Making a Connection?

Posted on September 12, 2017

Just one in eight: of 118.2 million U.S. households surveyed, that’s how ma…


Bringing Air Conditioning to Developing Countries

Posted on August 15, 2017

In the U.S., nearly nine out of 10 homes are air-conditioned. Air condition…


Giving New Meaning to the Phrase “Oil Pump”

Posted on June 7, 2017

Dr. Tom Butcher provides Oil & Energy readers a first look at the oil-fired…


Oilheat Industry Stands Up for LIHEAP

Posted on May 9, 2017

On March 16, 2017, President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget releas…


New England Electric Demand Will Be Flat

Posted on October 17, 2016

A recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AC…


In Equipment Sales, It’s All About the Customer

Posted on October 6, 2016

Energy Kinetics’ Jay McCay discusses the sales process When a salesperson…


NORA Delivers FSA Calculator 2.0

Posted on September 20, 2016

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has released the new version …


Should We Promote Heat Pumps?

Posted on August 15, 2016

Heat pumps are going through a period of innovation including more widespre…


NORA Revises Gold Technician Certification

Posted on June 10, 2016

Oilheat service technicians wishing to upgrade their National Oilheat Resea…


OHCC, NYOHA and NORA Open Shared Facility

Posted on May 10, 2016

The heating oil industry has a place to call home in New York. The New Y…


Feeding the Talent Pipeline

Posted on May 10, 2016

Keeping a service team staffed with skilled technicians is a daunting chall…


NORA Opens Facility With OHCC and NYOHA

Posted on April 12, 2016

The National Oilheat Research Alliance, in partnership with the Oil Heat Co…


Picking the Brains of Smart Thermostats

Posted on April 12, 2016

Right now, in homes and businesses all across the country, thermostats are …


Associations Offer NORA-Funded Consumer Rebates

Posted on April 12, 2016

Several state and regional associations have launched NORA-funded consumer …


The Finished Job

Posted on January 4, 2016

The September 2015 issue featured an article on an installation job by TriT…


Interview With John Barba

Posted on September 24, 2015

Taco Training Ace discusses customer service, rock ‘n’ roll, sales and much…


How to Sell Hydronics

Posted on September 14, 2015

Help customers appreciate the comfort advantages that a smart system can de…


Boilers, Furnaces and Chimneys

Posted on September 14, 2015

Heating companies can protect themselves and please demanding customers by …


Combining ICF, Radiant Heat & Hydro Air

Posted on September 14, 2015

Connecticut contractor installs systems in tight new home


OESP Honors Garber at Hershey Convention

Posted on July 6, 2015

Fantacone, Holmes, Pavlik win industry awards


Airflow Management in Tight Homes

Posted on July 6, 2015

Manufacturer develops low-airflow systems that run in long cycles


Hydronics: How to Handle Smart Pumps and Smart Circulators

Posted on July 6, 2015

Mistakes with flow and resistance can always trip you up


Cold Climate Heat Pumps

Posted on June 1, 2015

Marketers can profit from installations and service, provided the utilities…


Tesla Enters Home Energy Storage Market

Posted on June 1, 2015

New battery systems store juice from solar panels for use later Tesla, the…


Choose the Right Heat Pump

Posted on May 18, 2015

Bivalent heat pumps offer advantages in retrofits


Matching Curves and Pumps

Posted on May 18, 2015

With a little math, a contractor can choose the right pump for the job


Entice Customers With Reduced Monthly Payments

Posted on April 17, 2015

Cap budget programs foster stability and take focus off price


Working the Margins

Posted on April 17, 2015

Hedging experts offer advice on managing multiple uncertainties regarding p…


Dr. Philip Verleger Will Deliver NEFI Expo Keynote

Posted on April 17, 2015

Author Dr. Philip K. Verleger Jr., a leading authority on energy economics,…


What’s In Your Toolbox?

Posted on April 17, 2015

Offer clients more ideas, more options, and you’ll earn more


An App to Monitor Your Propane Supply

Posted on February 6, 2015

Propane tank level can be viewed online


Boiler Manual Is More Than a Kneeler

Posted on February 6, 2015

Installers, technicians can find important answers inside


Switching From Oil or Gas to Heat Pumps

Posted on February 6, 2015

New preferences lead to new opportunities


HVAC Contractors Take on Light Commercial Work

Posted on January 30, 2015

Energy Kinetics helps contractors handle big jobs


Buffer Tanks and Modulating Condensing Boilers

Posted on December 31, 2014

Extra component eliminates short cycling and reduces wear and tear


Show Me the Money

Posted on December 12, 2014

NORA aims to help dealers use hard data to demonstrate potential energy sav…


Passive Solar at Home

Posted on October 31, 2014

When you are designing a solar house in a cold climate, you need to address…


Competing in Connectivity

Posted on October 9, 2014

Honeywell’s Lyric thermostat helps contractors meet rising expectations.


Automatic Setback Without the Programming

Posted on October 9, 2014

Honeywell’s new Lyric™ thermostat brings unprecedented comfort, flexibility…


Know Your Flow

Posted on October 8, 2014

Hello, energy service professionals. Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve wri…


Striking the Right Balance

Posted on September 5, 2014

Low-temperature in-floor hydronic systems have gained a higher profile, if …


Zone Valves or Circulators?

Posted on September 5, 2014

In my hydronics classes I always like to ask the attendees which they prefe…


Thermo Pride Introduces 95 Percent Efficient Oil Furnace

Posted on June 19, 2014

Thermo Products LLC, the North Judson, Ind.-based maker of heating and cool…


Today’s Contractors Wear Many Hats

Posted on June 19, 2014

So what are the tools of the heating industry trade? Wrenches? Screwdrivers…


Pressure Grows in the Service Department

Posted on May 30, 2014

Communicating effectively with customers and co-workers is more important t…


The Service Team Essentials

Posted on May 9, 2014

Service managers and trainers discuss skills and knowledge that every compa…


Modern Tools Help Techs Get It Right

Posted on May 9, 2014

As competition increases and customer expectations rise, it is ever more im…


Ductless Mini Splits Are Taking Off

Posted on May 9, 2014

About a year ago I wrote an article about diversification for the oil heat …


To Sell IAQ Effectively, Make a Business Plan

Posted on March 3, 2014

Home comfort contractors who want to succeed at selling indoor air quality …


HRVs: A Fresh New Heating Concept

Posted on March 3, 2014

Despite the relatively lower cost of heating a home today compared to the e…


Furnace Makers Offer New Products, Personal Attention

Posted on March 3, 2014

Thermo Products, LLC, a manufacturer of warm air heating and air conditioni…


Revamp Your Receivables

Posted on December 13, 2013

AROUND FOUR YEARS AGO, SOS XTREME Comfort, of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., decided to…


NTSB Demands Audit of FMCSA

Posted on December 13, 2013

Schadenfruede. That’s not a typo — it’s a (long) German word that means tak…


EPA Reduces RFS Volumes

Posted on December 13, 2013

In November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its propose…


ACEEE Again Names Mass. Most Efficient State

Posted on December 13, 2013

Massachusetts is the most energy efficient state in the nation for the thir…


‘Squeeze the Tube’ for Your Customers

Posted on December 13, 2013

You know how when a tube of toothpaste starts getting low, you squeeze the …


Device Improves Fuel Economy by Changing Fuel’s Structure

Posted on November 1, 2013

A Connecticut company is marketing a fuel modification device that can help…


Industry’s Approach on Tanks Is Much Improved

Posted on November 1, 2013

We’ve come a long way! In 2003 the National Oilheat Research Alliance (N…


EIA Publishes Favorable Price Forecast

Posted on November 1, 2013

Heating oil marketers got some good news last month when the U.S. Energy In…



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