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Fuel assistance agencies get boost from petroleum distributor
WWLP-TV
Two Massachusetts agencies have received additional money to help low income families buy home heating oil right now. Wholesale petroleum distributor L.E. Belcher gave $5,000 each to the fuel assistance directors of the New England Farm Workers Council in Springfield and the Valley Opportunity Council in Holyoke. Between them, the two agencies provide federal fuel aid assistance to 30,000 families in western Massachusetts.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Spin-On Oil Filters
Sid Harvey’s Spin-On filters offer exclusive features to improve burner performance and ease installation and service. The extended spud simplifies alignment when replacing the cartridge. This design provides 10 micron filtration, a 40 GPH flow rate and it’s rated for a maximum working pressure of 60 PSI. The higher flow rate is suitable for both residential and many commercial installations. The Model 264-90GB includes the complete filter, mounting bracket, and vacuum gauge; and it’s now priced to compete with older filter technology. Contact your local Sid Harvey Store for more information on this great product. www.sidharvey.com
 


EPA approves use of camelina oil as biodiesel feedstock under RFS
Platts
Biodiesel producer sources applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after the EPA finalized its rule to approve camelina oil as a low-carbon feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The rule addition adds camelina oil as a new feedstock for biodiesel and renewable diesel blending, which includes jet fuel and heating oil.
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Overcoming wiring problems in boiler controls
By Dan Auciello
With all of the new energy-saving boiler controls on the market — most coming packaged on the boiler — there comes another challenge. The typical control wiring to the thermostat on Long Island is 120 volts. It seems to be unique to our service area. Running new wires is not usually practical. But there are solutions you will not find in any instruction manual.
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  Carlin Upgrades Primary Controls

Following the launch of the Universal Replacement ProMaxx 70200 Primary in 2012, Carlin is pleased to introduce the Series E line of primaries. With an improved look, retrofit terminals, LED lights, pump prime and better protection against water, these revised models are direct replacements for Carlin’s 40230, 48245, 50200, and 60200.
 


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Air conditioning for oilheat techs
Oil Heat Comfort Corp.
Prof. Eugene Silberstein will be teaching the AC course at SCCC in Brentwood, N.Y. The course includes Basic Refrigeration Cycle, AC Controls and Wiring, Refrigerant Recovery, Start-up Procedures, Troubleshooting and EPA Certification testing.

This course runs Feb. 27-May 11. Classes are 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. The cost to OHI Members is $1,595. Nonmembers are welcome at the tuition cost of $1,895.

To register call 631-360-0200 or www.oilheatcomfortcorp.com.

For those attending our convention, Silberstein will be teaching two classes for us as well: Reading Schematics and AC Check-up and Troubleshooting. He is a very talented instructor and has plenty to share.

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Classic Hydronics presented by Dan Holohan: April 16
OESP
The Lehigh Valley Chapter and OESP are jointly hosting this class at the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute at 4500 Education Park Drive, in Schnecksville, Pa. Dinner is at 5 p.m. promptly, and Dan will begin speaking at 5:30. The cost is $129 per person. You can register at www.thinkoesp.org.
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60th Annual Convention and Trade Show registration opens
OESP
Registration for our annual event has recently opened. Click here or go to our homepage and click on the link to the convention page. Please carefully review all of our educational offerings prior to selecting which classes you wish to attend. There is an education registration fee this year with a member and nonmember price. Those attending the classes will receive their Certificate of Completion noting the appropriate NORA/NATE CEU's.
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Tip to share
OESP
Local newspapers often include weekly inserts that include ads by local companies. Lancaster (Pa.) Newspaper's latest issue included one by Neffsville Plumbing and Heating Services. They don't sell fuel of any kind but they do deliver service. Their ad began, "If you heat with FUEL OIL and want to Save Money READ THIS. You can keep your oil system and get it on a program to sip fuel instead of guzzle it and send less wasted heat up your chimney." The ad then identified a list of items that will save the customer money: outdoor resets, energy efficient options to heat domestic water, tune-ups, zone control options, heat pumps with dual fuel options.

This is an example of an HVAC company offering solutions for high energy costs!

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The art of selling HVAC . . . simply
Contracting Business
Jeff Scherr, owner, Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC, Billings, Mont., believes one of the most difficult challenges an HVAC business owner must confront is making the transition from "good craftsman" to "good businessman." But once you "get out of the truck" and focus more on managing the business, be careful that you don't ignore your approach to the HVAC sales process, where it all starts.

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Train-the-Trainer
OESP
This year's topic will be venting and the title will be "Venting for the Future." Remember, the Train-the-Trainer program is designed to help those of you who work with your technicians, conduct training for schools, for wholesalers and more. Those that attend this class on Monday, May 20, will learn about chimney venting, power venting and direct venting. For a more detailed outline of this session, as well as others, visit our convention page.

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Thousands of Ohio businesses to reap free energy audits
Earthtechling
Small to mid-sized businesses can benefit from energy efficiency solutions that are as comprehensive as those for large commercial businesses, but the sheer volume and fragmented needs of SMBs make it difficult for utilities to engage and evaluate them at the scale necessary to be effective. Ohio's Council of Smaller Enterprises announced a multi-year agreement with Boston-based Retroficiency to deliver more than 1,000 comprehensive small-to-medium business energy audits at no cost to the business owners.

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    Update on the status of the 90 percent furnace standards (Air Conditioning Contractors of America)
Vermont lawmakers fuel controversy with proposed tax on heat (WCAX-TV)
Midnight Energy Co. finds alternatives for customers (The Portland Press Herald)
Connecticut heating oil dealers challenged by snowfall (The Register Citizen)
HVAC business reaches out with social media, email, Web (The Daily Herald)

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Pennsylvania could double renewable energy requirement
FierceEnergy
Legislation is on the table in Pennsylvania that could nearly double renewable energy generation requirements for state utilities. The state's existing Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard requires utilities to produce 8 percent renewable energy by 2021. House Bill 100 would mandate 15 percent renewable generation by 2023.
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International HVAC/Plumbing Contractor Roundtable focuses on overcoming adversity
Contracting Business
Life in the HVAC and plumbing contracting business isn't a bed of roses. There are many challenges — personal, business and marketplace — that can be overwhelming at times. The focus of this years International Roundtable was to help contractors overcome these obstacles, learn from them and become even more successful as a result.
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Survey: Majority support focus on alternative energy
Fuel Fix
A wide-ranging survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and USA Today found that a majority of Americans say the priority for addressing the nation's energy supply should be developing alternative energy sources, including wind, solar and hydrogen, rather than increased production of oil, natural gas and coal. In the survey, 54 percent of people favored focusing on alternative sources of energy, while 34 percent favored expanded exploration and production of hydrocarbons.
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Contractors can double website leads by using a simple trick
Business 2 Community
Do you want to learn a simple technique to get more online leads for your contracting business? It comes down to understanding human behavior.
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DEP's advice on how to avoid heating fuel spills
The Free Press
Emergency responders from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection are reminding homeowners to secure their tanks to both protect their fuel investment and avoid spills. In addition to a costly cleanup and fuel replacement, releases from home heating oil tanks can contaminate drinking water, degrade air quality, lead to lower property values and harm the environment. Fortunately, the leading causes of leaks are preventable.
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