Episodes

EP94 Diving for the details in Climate Zone 2 with Bill Robinson (Sept 2022)

Sept. 23, 2022

Previously a commercial diver working offshore on all work below the water line Bill now works a lot around the dew point.   Bill’s roots are in residential construction, yet when he returned to that field he   realized he l…

EP93 Motivated & Tactical with Ben Poole (Aug 2022)

Sept. 16, 2022

In this episode with Ben Poole, a 3rd generation HVAC contractor and founder of HVAC Tactical, we hear a lot about motivation and mindset.   “It’s you who decides who you want to be.”   Ben runs Trusted Heating and Cooling i…

EP92 The Future of Energy Ratings is here with Brett Dillon (Aug 2022)

Sept. 9, 2022

The best way to describe Brett Dillon, it the quote his LinkedIn profile:   “I am an entrepreneur.  Intensely curious, I transform industries because I see connections that others don't, relentlessly pursue better ways of do…

EP91 Using sensors, data and technology for better IAQ with Ray Wu of WYND (Aug 2022)

Sept. 2, 2022

Ray Wu, founder of WYND joins us to stress the importance of an optimal air quality by utilizing modern, innovative technology.   But not just technology alone, Wynd uses the subsequent data to inform IAQ decisions, allowing…

EP90 What is the demand for High Performance Contracting Services with Peter Troast (Aug 2022)

Aug. 26, 2022

Better Marketing for Better Building Companies- Creating Leads, Lifting Conversions Driving Growth.   That’s the motto of the Energy Circle, the brainchild of our guest today, Peter Troast, a rare marketer who’s taken techni…

EP89 How a Kid with a backpack set himself up for success with Keith Keller (July 2022)

Aug. 19, 2022

“Who is that guy and what did he just do?”   My first formal introduction to Keith was shortly after he crashed his drone into a tree at the HVAC Symposium in Florida a couple years ago.   While we did not discuss the drone …

EP88 Everything you want to know about the Building Performance Association with Steve Skodak (July 2022)

Aug. 12, 2022

If you weren’t aware up to now, I am very passionate about Home Performance.    So passionate, that I volunteer my time as a board member of, and now, Treasurer of the Building Performance Association or BPA.   Among many ot…

EP87 The Energy Conservatory - Focused on Product Development With Steve Rogers and Bill Graber (July 2022)

Aug. 5, 2022

Today we chat with Bill Graber and Steve Rogers of the Energy Conservatory, also known as TEC, a 40-year-old company that is on a mission to unite the tools and test instruments used in the HVAC and Weatherization markets…an…

EP86 The essentials required to build a comfortable, healthy, efficient home with Casey Grey, The Conscious Builder (May 2022)

July 29, 2022

In March 2022, I was invited to be a guest on the Conscious Builder Show with Casey Grey.    I guess all the conversations I have been having about my modular NetZero house had reached north of the border to Ottawa, the capi…

EP85 The Heat Exchanger Experts Story with Chris & Russell Prach (May 2022)

July 22, 2022

I came to know of Ellis Prach back in the late 1990’s through his traveling classes when I was design engineering manager at Bacharach.   Later in 2000, when I was with Testo, I contacted him as we had just started to market…

EP84 Leveraging your technician experience to springboard in the industry with Andrew Greaves (May 2022)

July 15, 2022

Learn about Andrew Greaves non-traditional career journey that took him from building maintenance to Director of Education and Customer Experience for NAVAC Global:   He received his HVAC training via Community College Nigh…

EP83 Mindset makes a difference with Chris Hughes (May 2022)

July 8, 2022

“Don’t let fear hold you back.”   “If you want something in life, go ask for it.”   These are just two of the many takeaways you will get when you listen to this Episode.   Chris Hughes, now the HVAC Business Development...

EP82 Avoiding mold with Cheryl Ciecko (Dec 2020)

July 1, 2022

Listen in as we chat with Cheryl Cieko, a professional with a mission to dispel myths, create awareness, and empower both professionals and building owners, Cheryl is a one-stop source of knowledge, education, and support ha…

EP81 HVAC Chemistry with Rachel & Eric Kaiser (April 2022)

June 24, 2022

SCIENCE - In pursuit of understanding in the moment.   Join us as Rachel and Eric Kaiser, a wife and husband team from Indianapolis, share with us their perspectives on HVAC Chemistry.   If you’ve attended or watched Bryan O…

EP80 What is PACE with Scott Ringlein (March 2020)

June 17, 2022

We’re joined on today’s podcast by Scott Ringlein, a Clean Energy & Sustainability Specialist & Consultant.   Scott was raised as a farmer and educated as an engineer with a first career path in the auto industry.   He ventu…

EP79 Two Peas in a Podcast? HVAC Know It All & Building HVAC Science Swap Stories with Gary MacCreadie & Bill Spohn (May 2022)

June 10, 2022

If you’re in the HVAC field and you listen to podcasts, it’s likely you’ve heard of Gary MacCreadie.    If not, here’s your chance to get an inside perspective on how and why Gary got into the HVAC Field and later started a …

EP78 Propane HVAC systems with Bryan Cordill of PERC (June 2020)

June 3, 2022

On today’s podcast we are joined by Bryan Cordill, the Director of Residential and Commercial Business Development at the Propane Education and Research Council.   Bryan has decades of experience in the world of propane and …

EP77 Energy Demand as Resource with Matt Golden of Recurve (Oct. 2019)

May 27, 2022

Matt Golden is Founder and CEO of Recurve a company that connects the dots between efficiency, electrification, renewable energy, and DERS (distributed energy resources).   Recurve’s mission is to accelerate the transition t…

EP76 How to market invisible performance with Max Rohr (Feb. 2020)

May 20, 2022

Max Rohr (formerly with Rehau as the Marketing and Academy Manager for Building Solutions) spends some time explaining for us the process of creating and marketing products to move energy in water, that is radiant heating an…

EP75 What it’s like working at Kalos with Austin Klokus (Nov. 2019)

May 13, 2022

I was impressed with Austin Klokus when I first met him on a trip to Kalos Services (The Orr Family HVAC/Mechanical business in Clermont FL) a few years ago.   He was working as a senior videographer at the time where he had…

EP74 Where you can go with passion and persistence with Craig Migliaccio (April 2022)

May 6, 2022

I can easily summarize this episode with a single quote from Craig’s LinkedIn bio:   “Remember that we are all teachers and need to invest in others to succeed.”   You may have heard of Craig; as his HVAC Training books and …

EP73 Creating superb customer service with Steve Coscia (Sep 2021)

April 22, 2022

I’m so pleased to welcome my friend Steve Coscia to the podcast!   You may have heard of him; he focuses on training customer service skills especially in the world of HVAC.   As a master communications trainer, he gets his …

EP72 Energy Efficiency, decarbonization and sustainability with John Sheff from Danfoss (Aug. 2021)

April 15, 2022

In today’s podcast we hear from John Sheff who was the director of Public and Industry Affairs for Danfoss at the time of this recording.   We learn how John’s passion about energy efficiency, decarbonization and sustainabil…

EP71 Helping contractors, technically and through marketing services- a conversation with Tom Jackson (Sept. 2019)

April 8, 2022

Tom Jackson has a passion for the HVAC Trades and it shows through in what he does as leader of Jackson Systems and Supply.   Tom is a true entrepreneur following where his customers lead him.   His company focuses on produc…