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Oil boom likely to lower heating bills in coming years — but not quite yet
Chelsea Record
Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need to achieve energy independence. Now, just a few years removed from that election, the United States has flipped the script and become the top producer of oil in the world.
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HVAC accidents: Boiler explosions
Contracting Business
Pressure vessels, or boilers, are all aound us. They are used in our homes, schools, businesses, industrial, medical and maufacturing facilities. They require service and maintenance to keep them safe. Mechanical systems contractors are the key to that safety. The important point here for both commercial and residential HVAC contractors, is to be properly trained in how to maintain pressure vessels, know the codes and know what to do in case of emergencies.
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Energy Saver 101 inforgraphic: Home heating
Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's new Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out everything you need to know about home heating — from how heating systems work and the different types on the market to what to look for when replacing your system and proper maintenance.
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It's that time of year again
Oil Heat Cares
It's cold outdoors but there is a spirit in the air that warms the heart. Last week the association received  notice that a recent Oil Heat Cares project spearheaded by the New York City Chapter made the news. Amparo Amovar and her family received the gift of a new heating system. This project had a unique twist — it involved students from the Bronx Construction Academy in New York. Their teacher, Pete Gonzalez, who also owns a heating company, gave five of his students a chance to get experience installing a boiler while at the same time helping a neighbor in need.

It all began with the students creating a load calculation for the project. You can read the actual article here. To learn more about other projects, click the "Read More" link.

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Remember 2014 membership dues
OESP
Membership dues are payable by Jan. 1, 2014. Join us in 2014 for a new and exciting year. Our Roadshows will give attendees time to earn upwards of 10-12 NORA–NATE CEUs. Our reintroduction of the Professional Service Managers Academy will give our members an opportunity to upgrade their management skills, our next Train-the-Trainer topic will be announced shortly and more. It is a great time to be a member of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals!

Look for our January Advantage newsletter that will be mailed to you.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers!


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Rats and dirty evaps
Contracting Business
These photos serve to illustrate the importance of hiring professional, licensed and certified HVAC contractors. There are some that show deplorable damage caused by rodents in an outdoor unit, a rooftop junkyard and what one contractor describes as "the worst ever" example of a neglected rooftop unit that he's ever seen. They show work by disreputable HVAC contractors that the good guys have to come in and fix.
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Solar power installation costs fall through the floor
Computerworld
The cost of installing photovoltaic solar arrays has dropped to $3 per watt of electricity they produce — about the same as coal-powered plants cost to build — creating a watershed moment in the development of clean energy, experts say. The average price of a solar panel has declined by 60 percent since the beginning of 2011, according to GTM Research. And, according to CleanTechnica, the price of solar power has fallen rom $76.67 per watt in 1977 to 74 cents today.
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You mean an HVAC contractor can make money from solar energy?
Contracting Business
After over 25 years in the HVAC business, Las Vegas native, Tim Fromhart, never suspected he would be operating one of the most successful solar energy companies in Las Vegas. In 2010, he opened the doors of Service 1st Energy Solutions, providing home energy audits, HVAC sales and repair, and weatherization options.
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The 2014 HVAC forecast: Warmth and growth
Plant Engineering
A poll of HVAC industry leaders shows not just a growing optimism for the coming year, but a decided lack of pessimism. The survey of the 1,000 industry leaders found 79 percent expected a good or excellent business climate in the coming year. The remaining 21 percent rated the prospects fair. A year ago, only 70 percent were optimistic about the coming year, and 3 percent expected a decline in the economy.

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Mercury-bulb thermostat myths
Contractor Magazine
The world of thermostats for hydronics is full of myths and misunderstandings. Some of these are due to misinformation about thermostats in general. Some are specific to mercury-bulb thermostats. And some thermostat myths apply just to hydronics.

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HVAC installations gone bad
Contracting Business
This photo gallery shows work by disreputable HVAC contractors that the good guys have to come in and fix. Some show the result of long neglect. These photos serve to illustrate the importance of hiring professional, licensed, and certified HVAC contractors. Click on the links displayed with each photo caption to see the entire story and read comments from other contractors.

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3 tips from successful entrepreneurs
Business 2 Community
As an entrepreneur, December is probably among the most stressful times of the year. There are end-of-the-year reports, goal-setting meetings for the next year, and, of course, the holidays ... it's exhausting! Luckily, these entrepreneurs understand where you're coming from. Check out some of the advice they live by and try to apply it to your business.
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5 tax tips for small business owners to make before 2014
CPA Practice Advisor
With January only a few weeks away, business owners should already be thinking about year-end tax planning, and there are five significant tax regulations and credits they should evaluate before the New Year, according to Paychex.
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