Energy News: EIA predicts increased fuel usage this winter

October 25, 2012

EIA predicts increased fuel usage this winter; ECC says conservation helps Click on charts for larger version The U.S. Energy Information Administration is predicting that U.S. households are expected to use more heating fuel this winter compared …

From the Publisher…How did oil get to be a bad thing?

Was thinking about all the bad press, images, opinions and prejudices associated with oil products. In fact, the word "oil" has become to some, all that is wrong with the world today. Foreign wars, corporate greed, environmental disaster, extremists in the …

HVAC Investigators, Market Leaders in HVAC Damage Assessment for Insurance, Releases Semiannual Claims Report Exposing HVAC Claim Settlement Gaps

October 23, 2012

By HVAC Investigators Published: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 - 5:40 am CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 23, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- HVAC Investigators (HVACi), an established market leader providing insurance carriers across the country with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) damage assessments, recently published its 2012 …

A National Treasure

October 15, 2012

Was recently at a technical conference at Brookhaven Laboratories hosted by Dr. Tom Butcher. Brookhaven is a national treasure of research and the Oilheating/HVAC industries have benefited greatly from the work done there. In case you …

EIA Winter Fuels Outlook…comments from the Energy Communications Council

Washington, D.C., October 12, 2012 – The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its 2012 Winter Fuels Outlook., including heating fuel price projections and how those prices translate into what the average residential household can …

Fuel Merchants of NJ testifies against New Jersey's new HVAC licensing regs.

October 10, 2012

Yesterday FMA testified before The Red Tape Review Commission, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, regarding the proposed HVAC Licensing regulations which would limit a HVAC contractor to working on condensate lines only at 1 …

Bioheat® Mandate Begins in New York City

October 1, 2012

A 2010 air quality bill, signed into law by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, includes a requirement for a 2% blend of biodiesel in the heating oil used to heat the city's homes and buildings beginning this …

NORA-Moving forward

  As we move into the election season, the efforts of the industry are still focused on renewing the National Oilheat Research Alliance. The leadership of the group including Don Allen, Bob Boltz, Doug Woosnam, Jim …

The Gas Side

Editor's IntroductionTimmie McElwain has been working in the gas industry for over half a century and has been training service technicians in the service of gas heating appliances nationwide. In 1994, he founded Gas Appliance …

The itsy bitsy job-security spider

...the itsy bitsy spider hid in the burner rail, got himself real comfy, made the burner fail, along came the technician attempting a relight, but due to lack of training,  received an awful fright.... BOOOOOM!!!! “WHAT THE HELL? …