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The Finished Job

The September 2015 issue featured an article on an installation job by TriTech Mechanical LLC, of Stamford, CT. The job was in progress when Oil & Energy visited the site, and now it is complete. These pictures show the finished installation, which was…
The September 2015 issue featured an article on an installation job by TriTech Mechanical LLC, of Stamford, CT. The job was in progress when Oil & Energy visited the site, and now… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/finished-job/

Interview With John Barba

Taco Training Ace discusses customer service, rock ‘n’ roll, sales and much more
Taco Training Ace discusses customer service, rock ‘n’ roll, sales and much more   EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appeared in the May 2015 issue of Oil & Energy Magazine.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/interview-john-barba/

How to Sell Hydronics

Help customers appreciate the comfort advantages that a smart system can deliver
Help customers appreciate the comfort advantages that a smart system can deliver Hydronics is defined as “…a system of heating or cooling that involves transfer of heat by a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-sell-hydronics/

Boilers, Furnaces and Chimneys

Heating companies can protect themselves and please demanding customers by working with CSIA-certified experts
Heating companies can protect themselves and please demanding customers by working with CSIA-certified experts Heating companies that pay close attention to chimney issues and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/boilers-furnaces-and-chimneys/

Combining ICF, Radiant Heat & Hydro Air

Connecticut contractor installs systems in tight new home
Connecticut contractor installs systems in tight new home Every now and then a really interesting installation job comes along that gives a company a chance to do something… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/combining-icf-radiant-heat-hydro-air/

OESP Honors Garber at Hershey Convention

Fantacone, Holmes, Pavlik win industry awards
Fantacone, Holmes, Pavlik win industry awards The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) hosted its 61st Annual Convention & Trade Show in Hershey,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oesp-honors-garber-hershey-convention/

Airflow Management in Tight Homes

Manufacturer develops low-airflow systems that run in long cycles
Manufacturer develops low-airflow systems that run in long cycles By Shawna Henderson, Blue House Energy Here’s one fact that can’t be argued: Continuously improving the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/airflow-management-tight-homes/

Hydronics: How to Handle Smart Pumps and Smart Circulators

Mistakes with flow and resistance can always trip you up
Mistakes with flow and resistance can always trip you up In a time when a modern cell phone has computing power exceeding that of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hydronics-how-handle-smart-pumps-and-smart-circulators/

Cold Climate Heat Pumps

Marketers can profit from installations and service, provided the utilities don’t take over
Marketers can profit from installations and service, provided the utilities don’t take over EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first installment of a two-part series on cold climate heat… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/cold-climate-heat-pumps/

Tesla Enters Home Energy Storage Market

New battery systems store juice from solar panels for use later Tesla, the creator of the luxury electric cars with eye-popping acceleration, is moving into the home energy sector with a line of large, rechargeable batteries that could make residential s…
New battery systems store juice from solar panels for use later Tesla, the creator of the luxury electric cars with eye-popping acceleration, is moving into the home energy… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tesla-enters-home-energy-storage-market/

Choose the Right Heat Pump

Bivalent heat pumps offer advantages in retrofits
Bivalent heat pumps offer advantages in retrofits By Shawna Henderson, Blue House Energy An air-to-air system is what North Americans typically think of when they hear the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/choose-right-heat-pump/

Matching Curves and Pumps

With a little math, a contractor can choose the right pump for the job
With a little math, a contractor can choose the right pump for the job When was the last time someone threw you a curve? When was the last time you hit one? We encounter many… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/matching-curves-and-pumps/

Entice Customers With Reduced Monthly Payments

Cap budget programs foster stability and take focus off price
Cap budget programs foster stability and take focus off price As of this writing, the forward curve for next heating season is trading at $1.90 per gallon. That’s more than a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/entice-customers-reduced-monthly-payments/

Working the Margins

Hedging experts offer advice on managing multiple uncertainties regarding price, weather and a patchwork of sulfur specifications
Hedging experts offer advice on managing multiple uncertainties regarding price, weather and a patchwork of sulfur specifications Each heating season brings its share of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/working-margins/

Dr. Philip Verleger Will Deliver NEFI Expo Keynote

Author Dr. Philip K. Verleger Jr., a leading authority on energy economics, will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 NEFI Energy Expo. Verleger has served in two presidential administrations and operates an independent consulting firm, PKVerleger LLC.
Author Dr. Philip K. Verleger Jr., a leading authority on energy economics, will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 NEFI Energy Expo. Verleger has served in two presidential… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dr-philip-verleger-will-deliver-nefi-expo-keynote/

What’s In Your Toolbox?

Offer clients more ideas, more options, and you’ll earn more
Offer clients more ideas, more options, and you’ll earn more By Shawna Henderson, Blue House Energy Let’s just say it: No one ever complained about being too comfortable in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/whats-your-toolbox/

An App to Monitor Your Propane Supply

Propane tank level can be viewed online
A Boston area startup is developing a propane tank monitoring system that enables customers to check the fill level on their propane tanks remotely via smartphone. Tank Utility… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/app-monitor-your-propane-supply/

Boiler Manual Is More Than a Kneeler

Installers, technicians can find important answers inside
Installers, technicians can find important answers inside I’m a trainer, but I’m no smarter than the next guy. In fact, I’m not afraid to say that I have had the pleasure of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/boiler-manual-more-kneeler/

Switching From Oil or Gas to Heat Pumps

New preferences lead to new opportunities
New preferences lead to new opportunities By Shawna Henderson, Blue House Energy Historically, my home province of Nova Scotia has many connections with New England, starting… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/switching-oil-or-gas-heat-pumps/

HVAC Contractors Take on Light Commercial Work

Energy Kinetics helps contractors handle big jobs
Energy Kinetics helps contractors handle big jobs By John MacKenna Large commercial spaces in cold climates can consume a lot of energy for heating, which makes them excellent… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hvac-contractors-take-light-commercial-work/

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