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At little or no extra cost, cleaner home heating oil awaits
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A lower-sulfur, cleaner-burning home heating oil flows into the New York state market in July amid expectations of minimal, if any, price increases from the heating industry. The oil will have a sulfur content of 15 parts per million, compared to levels between 1,000 and 1,500 parts per million that are common in the Hudson Valley and downstate, said Kevin Rooney, a spokesman for the Oil Heat Institute of Long Island. The level can be as high as 2,000 to 2,500 in some places upstate. More

Homeowners ready to spend on improvement projects
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Homeowners are cautiously optimistic about 2012 and 2013 and plan to boost their spending on home improvement projects to keep their homes comfortable and well-maintained, a new survey shows. This will be good news for contractors who specialize in complex repair and remodeling projects such as HVAC replacement, which requires a contractor 95 percent of the time. More

HVAC improvements provide benefits for customers, utilities
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According to a study by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, U.S. commercial building owners could save between 28 and 67 percent on their heating and cooling bills if they add four efficiency controls to HVAC systems. The range of savings is accounted for by variances in local climate and energy costs. The report, which was completed for the U.S. Department of Energy, examines the options for improving the efficiency of commercial rooftop systems. More

TruTech Expo 2012, July 16-19, Brecksville, OH

Did you register yet? Expect four full days of discussion, lectures, and a "continuous hands on laboratory" covering what we do best, Measurement Science. Training topics include Advanced Diagnostics in HVAC, Applied Building Performance and Level 1 Thermography. Don’t miss it. Click here for more information.

 Updates from OESP

Results of our Train-the-Trainer ongoing program
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Sharing the Knowledge, through OESP's ongoing Train-the-Trainer program, has resulted in several of our members gaining the confidence to teach technical classes. Whether it is for a technical college or their company, they are happy with the results.

By taking a class at our upcoming convention and trade show in Providence R.I., May 20-24, you will see for yourself how ongoing training can help you grow professionally. Presenters include Angel Gonzalez, Petro, New York City Chapter, "Old Fashioned Steam, the New Modern Heat;" Al Breda, Sippin Energy, Fairfield and New Haven Chapters, "Solar;" Ralph Adams, Parker Fuel, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, "How to Grow Your Business by Selling High Efficiency Equipment;" and Matt Spink, L.I. Oilheating & Cooling Professionals, Platinum Energy, "Moving from a Residential to a Commercial Tech."

Take a look at all the other classes we are offering this year in Providence. While there, register you and your company quickly and easily at

We have fun, too
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After a busy day of classes and networking with the many exhibitors, we host evening events. The first is the Opening Reception to be held off-site at the Waterplace Restaurant, overlooking the water where later in the evening we'll see what Providence, R.I., is known for — Waterfire! Food, beverages and entertainment will be provided, all compliments of OESP and TACO.

Tuesday, we host our annual Awards Banquet. Before the banquet, join us in the Rotunda for a cocktail party, sponsored by Grundfos.

Wednesday night, we'll close our 59th annual convention and trade show with a Dine-Around. Providence is known for fabulous small restaurants and attendees will have a change to try some of them. Prior to the dinner, we'll have a cocktail party, sponsored again by Grundfos. After dinner, we will return to the Convention Center Rotunda for dessert, compliments of Honeywell.

After the planned events, join us on the 5th floor of the convention center. The chapters' officers are hosting their annual Hospitality Nights, Sunday through Tuesday.

Both the Awards Banquet and Closing Event are ticketed events. You can pay for them during the registration process. If you wish to book a table for the Awards Banquet, simply call Judy at 888-552-0900.

More facts and tidbits to think about
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This town was originally called Slocum Hollow. What is it called today? The very first commercially operated locomotive in the U.S., the Stourbridge Lion, made its inaugural run in this area and the first underground coal mine was opened in this area as well. And when you come to our Oilheat Retreat, you will be able to take a visit to a coal mine. Save the dates of Sept. 27-30.

Roth Double-wall Oil Storage Tank

Increase your company’s bottom line with a product that’s top-of-the-line. Introducing the Roth Double-wall Oil Storage Tank (DWT). Seamless polyethylene inner tank and leak-proof, corrosion resistant steel outer tank for maximum protection. Roth tanks come with a 30-year product warranty up to $2 million in insurance. Watch our video for more information.

Early plans are in the works
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Several people have asked about ISH 2013. Yes, we will again be travelling to Germany for this event and there will be a side trip to Normandy, France. A little bit of history and a chance to see what Europe is thinking about in the way of energy. The dates for ISH are March 12-16, 2013.

 In The News

6 signs you need to rebuild your brand
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It's understandable why many HVACR brands need help. Fledgling businesses often exhaust their financial resources paying for fleets, equipment and everything else they need to get up and running. Brand becomes an afterthought — when the budget is stretched thin. Then the design becomes the foundation of your brand. You didn't necessarily plan it that way; it just kind of evolved into what it is today. But as you're trying to grow your business and take it to the next level, your brand could be holding you back. More

Inside the latest green heating craze    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Building on concepts popular in Europe for more than two centuries, Eco Firebox's "masonry heater" uses only a fraction of the wood required by standard woodstoves, producing a clean, radiant heat that provides even temperatures for 12 to 24 hours after the fire itself has died out. Whereas traditional fireplaces and woodstoves merely derive heat from burning the solid wood, which accounts for only 20 percent of the heat potential, the Eco Firebox utilizes the energy from gases emitted from burning wood. The result is a combustion efficiency of 97 percent. More

Vermont Sen. Sanders promotes geothermal heating
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., says geothermal energy is helping heat more Vermont homes, businesses and schools. He said investments in geothermal energy will reduce the $350 billion a year that Americans spend to import oil from foreign countries. Geothermal systems use underground temperatures to heat buildings in the winter and cool them in the summer. It costs one-third as much as oil, and tax credits are available to help defray installation costs. More

Air / Dirt "Combi"
The Spirovent® air eliminator and Spirotrap® dirt separator are now available as one product combining the world class features and benefits of both models. The VDR Series in brass construction for residential and light commercial applications comes in NPT or sweat connections in sizes from
1” to 2”. MORE
New tekmarNet® Touchscreen Thermostat

The extra large touchscreen display allows you to easily adjust 7-day programmable schedules and room temperatures to optimize energy savings. Designed for simplicity and convenience, the tekmarNet® Thermostat 552 has all the sophisticated engineering to enhance comfort but can now be controlled with just
a simple touch.
Try our online simulator.
Sid Harvey's Better Than New Warranty
Sid Harvey’s, the world’s largest heating components remanufacturer, now offers an industry-unprecedented warranty - one year longer than OEM counterparts, up to 5 years total. Our line of over 1,700 Remanufactured components is designed to save you time and money on service calls and will lower your inventory cost.

Maryland school will begin alternative energy program
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Students at Worcester Technical High are poised to become the first in Maryland to focus their high school educations on alternative energy sources thanks to a new grant. Through SPECA (Secondary Education, Two-Year Post Secondary Education and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grant Program), Worcester County received $138,000 to begin an alternative energy program at its technical high school. Students will study photovoltaic solar energy, solar thermal energy, wind energy and biofuels. More

Small business owners more stressed than ever: 3 tech tips that can help
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A new survey shows small businesses owners are stressed, while at the same time eager to take on new challenges. If this seems like a contradiction, it only further highlights small business owners' insistence on pushing themselves, always looking for that extra hour in the day that doesn't exist. With all of this pressure, it's more important than ever for small business owners to use technology to automate processes. Here are three tech-related solutions that can help your day run more smoothly. More

Maryland passes geothermal heat pump bill
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The Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard — Renewable Energy Credits — Geothermal Heating and Cooling bill has passed the state legislature in Maryland. The bill is a long-awaited first step toward winning recognition by governments and utilities for the renewable thermal energy produced by geo-thermal heat pumps. The legislation makes GHPs an accepted technology for utilities to use toward earning Renewable Energy Credits under the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard. More

US House subcommittee passes bill to cut DOE funding
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The U.S. House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee that drafts the Department of Energy's spending legislation passed their version of DOE's fiscal 2013 appropriations bill, which cuts its funding by $365 million compared with fiscal 2012 to $26.3 billion, to the full committee. In a voice vote with no opposition, after only 15 minutes of statements from lawmakers, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development approved the bill. It now must be taken up by the full appropriations committee, but a date has not yet been set. More

Tips reveal path to better entrepreneurship
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If you want to be a better entrepreneur, don't miss these important tips Small Business Trends has collected from far and wide on the Web to help you make your business better today. More
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