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58 characteristics of top residential HVAC retail contractors — Part 2
Contracting Business
In Part 1 of this article, Matt Michel described the first 30 attributes that help set top HVAC contractors apart from their competition. In this second and final part, he provides the final 28 charactersistics. While all 58 apply to very few companies, the vast majority apply to nearly all of the top performing residential retail HVAC contractors.
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Industry family needs help
Contractor Magazine
The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals recently announced that Brian Pruiksma, manager at KOSCO, in Saugerties, N.Y., notified them that one of his technicians, James Dempsey and his family, lost their home March 11 due to a fire. The family has lost everything except their car. Dempsey is a 25-year employee of OESP-member firm KOSCO and a dedicated oil heat technician.
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Homeowners frustrated with rising cost of heating oil
WBZ-TV
Boston Inspectional Services recently had crews out doing spot-checks on home heating oil deliveries. "We're out here just inspecting to make sure that they get what they pay for," said inspector Harry Eaton. It's a response to an influx of calls from people complaining about high prices and cold weather.
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US taps oil reserve in first test release since 1990
Reuters
The U.S. Department of Energy announced plans on March 12 to release up to 5 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, its first test sale since September, 1990, when world oil prices spiked after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait sparked fear of possible global supply disruptions.

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Leaking ducts can reduce HVAC system efficiency by 40 percent
Contracting Business
The energy penalty imposed on an HVAC system by a leaking return duct can reduce the efficiency of a system by as much as 40 percent during extreme weather conditions. What is staggering is that unless you measure to discover it, this defect is invisible to you and your customer. Add this quick test to your service and sales offerings and become an HVAC rockstar to your customers.

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6 recruiting initiatives for the HVAC industry: A call for action
Contracting Business
This is the worst U.S. job market in decades, yet every HVAC contractor has trouble finding technicians. The great news is HVAC jobs are lucrative. Good performers can make a six figure income. HVAC jobs are secure. An air conditioning repair cannot be outsourced to India or China. Unfortunately, no one knows about us.

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Donated Venezuelan heating oil shipments to US nonprofit resume after 2-month hiatus
Fox News Latino
The Massachusetts-based nonprofit run by Joseph P. Kennedy II has continued distributing Venezuela-donated home heating oil after the South American country resumed shipments. In recent years, the first shipments from Venezuela would have arrived in late November or early December. But following the death of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the oil did not arrive until February.
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EIA: Heating costs far exceed expectations
Pittsburgh Business Times
The cost of heating a home this winter was significantly higher than expected, the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced on March 12. The price of heating oil in Pennsylvania decreased by 4 cents per gallon, to $3.77 per gallon this year from $3.81 cents per gallon last winter. However, consumption of heating oil in the northeast region increased 8.4 percent, to 585.1 gallons this year from 539.9 gallons last year, according to the EIA's data.
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New Hampshire House approves regulations on prepaid oil contracts
New Hampshire Union Leader
The House on March 12 strongly approved a bill that would tighten the regulations on prepaid contracts for the purchase of home heating oil. The House voted 226-98 to pass House Bill 1170 to the state Senate. The amended version of the bill adds four new provisions to the requirements for guaranteed price plans and prepaid contracts for home heating oil.
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How to serve a wide range of HVAC customers
Contracting Business
To be the only choice for your customers, your business must be at the top of its game and in-tune with a changing customer base. Installers, service techs, salespeople, CSRs and management must be better than the competition in catering to the needs of the consumer. HVAC business employees must appreciate the variety of personality types, lifestyles, gender differences and generational differences. Each requires its own communication style.
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Northeasterners turn to burning wood for power
The Daily Caller
Americans living in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. are increasingly turning to a source of heat favored by humans for thousands of years: wood. More and more people are using wood as their main source of heat as opposed to heating oil and kerosene.
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Used cooking oil is heating NRDC's New York office
Natural Resources Defense Council
With super-storms and snow-pocalypses hitting the region left and right, buildings in New York City have been turning up the heat. The typical building in New York City supplies heat through the use of fossil fuels — and this is responsible for 46 percent of NYC GHG emissions. At the beginning of this winter, however, NRDC's New York office made a switch to using biofuels in an effort to pursue its Sustainable Operations goal: "To continually move our operations along the cutting edge of sustainability management."
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