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Jeremy Beagle
Beaches, palm trees and sunshine, things synonymous when one thinks of Florida. Sweaters, wool hats and snow, not so much, but they do exist there. An average temperature of 75°F is what South Floridians experience…
Phillip J. Baratz
I will admit that I sometimes smirk when recalling my youth, given how silly people sounded when they said things like “information is power” and “information will be the greatest currency.” It’s not often that…
George Carey
With focus on high efficiency and “greening” the heating industry, low temperature system designs and applying outdoor reset controls to every hydronic system, steam systems are being viewed as highly inefficient. The current approaches described…
Roger Daviston
Do you employ technicians who complain? Dissatisfaction is an unpleasant part of our week, but most of us experience it frequently. In psychology, there is a principle that, on some level, your diagnosis of others…
Timmie McElwain
There are only a few differences between gas and oil hydronics. An obvious one is that the burners and fuels involved are different. Controls on older equipment are, however, the same with some exceptions. In…
Timmie McElwain
There are not a lot of differences between gas and oil hydronics. The obvious one is the burners and fuels are different. The controls, however, are typically the same with some exceptions. I want to,…
Phillip J. Baratz
People sometimes get bothered when shown a better way to do things. What those people often infer from the suggestion of improvement is that it is also a condemnation of how they currently do things.…
Roger Daviston
The more you talk the more likely you are to get yourself into trouble. If you are wise you will keep quiet and measure your words very carefully. This is a life principle that applies…
George Carey
During the past few months, we have been presenting quite a few seminars on various heating subjects. One of the subjects was Troubleshooting Steam Systems, which concentrates on understanding and troubleshooting the different types of…
Roger Daviston
Doug is a service technician in Atlanta. He is a single parent with three children. Doug would get all his calls in the morning and rush through them in order to be with his children…
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