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Propane Gallon Growth with Temporary Construction Heat

One of the most productive ways for your propane business to generate revenue and be profitable is through gallon growth. Now that the obvious has been stated, let’s talk about Temporary Construction Heat as a main contribution to propane gallon growth. W…
One of the most productive ways for your propane business to generate revenue and be profitable is through gallon growth. Now that the obvious has been stated, let’s talk about… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-gallon-growth-temporary-construction-heat/

Branching Out

Diversification is a familiar point of interest for heating oil and propane dealers looking to build market share and protect their businesses against competing home service providers. So, it came as no surprise that many seats were filled for the “Extrem…
Diversification is a familiar point of interest for heating oil and propane dealers looking to build market share and protect their businesses against competing home service… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/branching-out/

High-Tech Heating Made Simple

Some advancements in heating equipment represent great strides toward streamlining and supporting the work of technicians in the field.
Some of today’s heating systems are very similar to those installed generations ago. Others show advancements in areas like controls, efficiency, reliability, performance and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/high-tech-heating-made-simple/

Top Tips for Today’s Techs

This spring, like every year, HVAC technicians have a range of training opportunities before them. The Eastern Energy Expo alone offers over 30 sessions in its technical track, and with thousands of professionals in attendance, there’s a decent chance tha…
This spring, like every year, HVAC technicians have a range of training opportunities before them. The Eastern Energy Expo alone offers over 30 sessions in its technical track,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/top-tips-todays-techs/

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

As reported in the September issue of Oil & Energy, the Rinnai America Corporation will invest in two new facilities in the state of Georgia in the years ahead. The first is a two-story, 37,560-square-foot expansion to its headquarters located in Peachtre…
As reported in the September issue of Oil & Energy, the Rinnai America Corporation will invest in two new facilities in the state of Georgia in the years ahead. The first is a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rinnai-bring-two-new-facilities-eastern-us/

Taking Energy Efficiency Higher

Trade organizations often develop performance test methods, metrics and labels to enable customers to differentiate higher-performing products. Energy efficiency incentive programs, such as those operated by electric utilities and trade associations, ofte…
Trade organizations often develop performance test methods, metrics and labels to enable customers to differentiate higher-performing products. Energy efficiency incentive… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/taking-energy-efficiency-higher/

Are Smart Thermostats Making a Connection?

Just one in eight: of 118.2 million U.S. households surveyed, that’s how many actually programmed a thermostat to control their air conditioning, according to the EIA Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) for 2015. That one-eighth, or 12 percent, w…
Just one in eight: of 118.2 million U.S. households surveyed, that’s how many actually programmed a thermostat to control their air conditioning, according to the EIA Residential… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/are-smart-thermostats-making-connection/

Bringing Air Conditioning to Developing Countries

In the U.S., nearly nine out of 10 homes are air-conditioned. Air conditioners are increasingly a must-have item. However, in many other countries, air conditioning is still a relative rarity. As these countries’ populations increase and their economies g…
In the U.S., nearly nine out of 10 homes are air-conditioned. Air conditioners are increasingly a must-have item. However, in many other countries, air conditioning is still a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bringing-air-conditioning-developing-countries/

Giving New Meaning to the Phrase “Oil Pump”

Dr. Tom Butcher provides Oil & Energy readers a first look at the oil-fired heat pump currently in development at NORA’s Long Island laboratory.
Dr. Tom Butcher provides Oil & Energy readers a first look at the oil-fired heat pump currently in development at NORA’s Long Island laboratory. According to a study released… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/giving-new-meaning-phrase-oil-pump/

Oilheat Industry Stands Up for LIHEAP

On March 16, 2017, President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget released “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” Dubbed “the skinny budget,” the budget request comprised just 53 pages and called for the outright elimination o…
Editor’s Note: This article went to print before an omnibus spending bill was approved by Congress, which continued flat funding for LIHEAP through FY 2017. A follow-up story will… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oilheat-industry-stands-liheap/

New England Electric Demand Will Be Flat

A recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) suggests that New England is on track to avoid significant increases in demand for generated electric power at least through 2030. Entitled Electricity Consumption and Peak…
A recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) suggests that New England is on track to avoid significant increases in demand for generated… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-england-electric-demand-will-be-flat/

In Equipment Sales, It’s All About the Customer

Energy Kinetics’ Jay McCay discusses the sales process When a salesperson has an opportunity to sell any heating system, they need to put the focus on the customer and help them reach a decision based on their own wishes or needs. That is the advice of …
Energy Kinetics’ Jay McCay discusses the sales process  When a salesperson has an opportunity to sell any heating system, they need to put the focus on the customer and help them… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/equipment-sales-its-all-about-customer/

NORA Delivers FSA Calculator 2.0

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has released the new version of its Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator, which uses test data on oil-fired boilers to demonstrate the value of equipment upgrades with consumer-friendly metrics.
The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has released the new version of its Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator, which uses test data on oil-fired boilers to demonstrate the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-delivers-fsa-calculator-20/

Should We Promote Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps are going through a period of innovation including more widespread availability of ductless, cold climate and gas-fired heat pumps and higher minimum efficiency standards.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is adapted from a May 4, 2016 blog post by the  American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and is reprinted with permission. Heat pumps are… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/should-we-promote-heat-pumps/

NORA Revises Gold Technician Certification

Oilheat service technicians wishing to upgrade their National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) Silver Certification to the prestigious Gold level now have a revised and updated Gold program to follow.
Oilheat service technicians wishing to upgrade their National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) Silver Certification to the prestigious Gold level now have a revised and updated… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-revises-gold-technician-certification/

OHCC, NYOHA and NORA Open Shared Facility

The heating oil industry has a place to call home in New York. The New York Oil Heating Association, the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the National Oilheat Research Alliance held an open house last month for their new shared facility in Plainview, NY.
The heating oil industry has a place to call home in New York. The New York Oil Heating Association, the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the National Oilheat Research Alliance held… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ohcc-nyoha-and-nora-open-shared-facility/

Feeding the Talent Pipeline

Keeping a service team staffed with skilled technicians is a daunting challenge for some Oilheat companies. Many top technicians are nearing retirement age, and the ambitious, young technical minds that could replace them often gravitate to other industri…
Keeping a service team staffed with skilled technicians is a daunting challenge for some Oilheat companies. Many top technicians are nearing retirement age, and the ambitious,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/feeding-talent-pipeline/

NORA Opens Facility With OHCC and NYOHA

The National Oilheat Research Alliance, in partnership with the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the New York Oil Heating Association, recently opened the new Research and Education Center in Plainview, NY. Dr. Thomas Butcher, who has performed much of the Oilh…
The National Oilheat Research Alliance, in partnership with the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the New York Oil Heating Association, recently opened the new Research and Education… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-opens-facility-ohcc-and-nyoha/

Picking the Brains of Smart Thermostats

Right now, in homes and businesses all across the country, thermostats are thinking for themselves. They’re not merely following pre-set schedules to switch on and off at certain times of the day; they’re constantly sensing conditions inside and outside o…
Right now, in homes and businesses all across the country, thermostats are thinking for themselves. They’re not merely following pre-set schedules to switch on and off at certain… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/picking-brains-smart-thermostats/

Associations Offer NORA-Funded Consumer Rebates

Several state and regional associations have launched NORA-funded consumer rebates using a new rebate management program that streamlines the tasks related to tracking, reviewing and submitting rebates for funding. The National Oilheat Research Alliance r…
Several state and regional associations have launched NORA-funded consumer rebates using a new rebate management program that streamlines the tasks related to tracking, reviewing… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/associations-offer-nora-funded-consumer-rebates/

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