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In this issue...
  • What customers want from an HVAC company
  • A new era: Contractors hopeful new Congress means their voices will be heard
  • New device said to use magnetism to save home heating fuel
  • Wishing and hoping for a safe warm home for the holidays
  • A community benefits, too
  • Jingle bells, jingle bells from Connecticut to New Jersey
  • US oil supplies unexpectedly fall by 3.7 million barrels
  • Cold weather may mean new HVAC business
  • Reinventing win-win-win business relationships
  • IEA releases new World Energy Outlook
  • Indoor pollution a bigger threat in winter
  • Winter is here; Time for the pellets?
  • DOI schedules wind energy lease sale offshore Massachusetts
  • Learning from startup failures can help your business succeed

  • What customers want from an HVAC company
    Contracting Business
    When it comes to finding out what the customer wants as an HVAC company, not everything may be obvious. Like romance, business owners often keep themselves up at night wondering what they can do to win new customers and keep current ones returning. They know people want a good deal, but what else is there?
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    A new era: Contractors hopeful new Congress means their voices will be heard
    Contractor Magazine
    "It's so difficult to run a business now, and it's just getting worse." That's according to Brian McDonald, General Manager of Outer Banks Heating & Cooling in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, and certainly the sentiment of many other contractors and small business owners. However, some new hope exists for many in the wake of the 2014 mid-term elections. Republicans took control of the Senate and increased their lead in the House of Representatives, leaving contractors hopeful for business-friendly changes to taxes, regulations, immigration and healthcare laws.
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    New device said to use magnetism to save home heating fuel
    ACHR News
    Scientist Peter Kulish claims to have made a major breakthrough in home heating efficiency with his new invention, the Super Saver, which he said uses magnetic fields to reduce oil, natural gas and propane consumption by 20-40 percent while also decreasing emissions. The device is said to easily attach to fuel lines and can be used by virtually any homeowner or small business.
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      Sid Harvey's Introduces Sure-Flo De-Scaler Kit
    Sid Harvey’s new Sure-Flo safely removes lime and scale from tankless heaters. The odorless solution with color change indicators tell you the process is complete. Includes pump, hoses, bucket, descaling chemical and acid neutralizer for safe disposal. Helps restore efficiency and satisfies warranty requirements. Available at all Sid Harvey’s www.sidharvey.com
     


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    Wishing and hoping for a safe warm home for the holidays
    OESP
    Thanks to Oil Heat Cares, wishes have come true for a number of folks this past month. For example, Kathy Evangelista, of Thomaston, Connecticut, found herself in a bad situation. A single mother who supports herself and children by driving a school bus learned that she needed a new furnace. Getting assistance but no child support, resources are short and she knew that a new furnace wasn't something she could pay for.

    Musco Fuel, with the New Haven Chapter, came to the rescue. With the help of Danny Gentile, who helped get the ball rolling, Ms. Evangelista and her children will be safe and warm this holiday season.

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    A community benefits, too
    OESP
    The Mt Holly VFW, Post 2692 needed help with their 50-year-old heating system. Thanks to Scott Vadino, from Harriett's Energy, the South Jersey Chapter got involved with meeting that need. And this project took on a life of its own. Member Jeff King, of the Tom Antonelli Company, committed to a donation of a boiler and, together with Buderus, that all happened. Scott's company also donated a Granby tank. Thanks to the donations, this project cost Oil Heat Cares $193.33.

    These are just two of the latest projects done by our members. To learn more about Oil Heat Cares, visit www.oilheatcares.com.

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    Jingle bells, jingle bells from Connecticut to New Jersey
    OESP
    NAOESP has been around a long time and many friendships have been forged. Throughout the year, our chapters have various social activities, and December is a particularly festive month. Looking at our calendar you will see that many of the chapters have been hosting Christmas parties.

    Last week, members from Connecticut chapters visited with the Garden State Chapter for their annual Christmas Party.

    Any of our 27 chapters invite you to visit a meeting or join them at one of their functions. Our calendar is a great way to see what is happening or, many of our chapters also have websites. Those can be accessed on our website as well.

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    IN THE NEWS


    US oil supplies unexpectedly fall by 3.7 million barrels
    NASDAQ
    U.S. crude stockpiles unexpectedly fell in the week ended Nov. 28, according to data released Dec. 3 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Crude-oil stockpiles fell by 3.7 million barrels to 379.3 million barrels, compared with an average survey estimate for stocks to rise by 600,000 barrels on the week. Distillate stocks, which include heating oil and diesel fuel, rose by three million barrels to 116.2 million barrels. Analysts had expected a 300,000-barrel weekly decrease.
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    Cold weather may mean new HVAC business
    Contracting Business
    The weather is once again getting colder. Some have predicted it will soon be frigid across the country much like last year, when temperatures regularly crept under 0. What does this mean for contracting businesses?
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    Reinventing win-win-win business relationships
    The Huffington Post
    Cultivating and nurturing relationships takes time and requires give and take along with mutual understanding. In order for all relationships to flourish, you need to approach the process of business growth and development by seeking out and maintaining key relationships with individuals you want provide a service to or sell a product to. Here are some tips on creating win-win-win relationships with your prospects and clients.
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    IEA releases new World Energy Outlook
    ACHR News
    Events of the last year have increased many of the long-term uncertainties facing the global energy sector, according to the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2014. It warns against the risk that current events distract decision-makers from recognizing and tackling the longer-term signs of stress that are emerging in the energy system. The report sees a positive outlook for renewables, as they are expected to account for nearly half of the global increase in power generation to 2040
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    Indoor pollution a bigger threat in winter
    Consumer Affairs
    With the onset of winter most of us will be spending more time indoors. In addition to the bouts of cabin fever that can bring on, time indoors can impact your health in very real ways, depending on the quality of your indoor air. It's a key issue for the American Lung Association, which warns that poor indoor air quality can lead to infections, asthma and even lung cancer. Even less-severe effects are irritating — headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue.
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    Winter is here; Time for the pellets?
    The Manchester Journal
    With cold weather having established a firm foothold in the region, thoughts turn to heating homes and the attendant price of oil, propane, and firewood. Yet there is another option, one that is a growing trend in Vermont: wood pellets.
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    DOI schedules wind energy lease sale offshore Massachusetts
    Breaking Energy
    On Nov. 26, the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management published a notice to offer approximately 742,000 acres of the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area for commercial wind energy development in a competitive lease sale scheduled for Jan. 29, 2015. The auction represents the fourth competitive renewable energy lease sale on the Outer Continental Shelf and is expected to be the largest in federal waters; it will almost double the federal offshore acreage available for commercial-scale wind projects.
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    Learning from startup failures can help your business succeed
    Small Business Trends
    You can learn a lot about running a startup by hearing others' success stories. But in some cases, learning from startup failures can be just as valuable. That's why Carolina Garcia, co-founder of Modabound, an online marketplace aimed at college students, recently spoke with a group of future founders. The idea was to share the story of her company's failure in the hopes that it might help other entrepreneurs avoid similar problems.
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