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Another Change

January 9, 2013

If you are used to following the Thermal Services HVAC and Plumbing blog, we have moved, again. In an effort to streamline things, we have moved the blog to the following website: We will continue to provide you with the same useful content on HVAC and Plumbing items. As always, please contact me if […]

Why is there duct tape on my air ducts?

December 28, 2012

Last year, my daughters asked for duct tape for Christmas. This was a highly unusual request, as all I knew about duct tape was that it was silver, and it held pretty much everything together. Besides that, I had never considered it to be a useful toy, or something that an 8-year-old, or 10-year-old girl […]

What Mobile Apps are Available for my HVAC System?

December 19, 2012

Living in the Midwest can be a drag, sometimes. Fortunately, we’ve had some mild winters through the past couple years. However, there are still many people who leave town at the first sign of a frost, and don’t come back until the water is warm enough to swim in. What do these people do, in […]

Why Is My Upstairs Always Uncomfortable?

December 12, 2012

How many of you make the dreaded trek up the stairs every night to go to bed, only to find that it is a much different temperature than the floor that you just departed from? I would venture to say that if I asked everyone that has a two-story home to raise their hands if […]

What Difference Does My Air Filter Make?

December 7, 2012

How many times have you forgotten to change your furnace filter? The following are the suggested life spans of basic filters of varying sizes: 1″ = 1 Month 2″ = 2-3 Months 4″ = 4-6 Months Of course, this is dependent upon how clean your home is, whether you have kids and pets, and how […]

Why Does Having a NATE Certified Technician Matter?

November 16, 2012

Many heating and cooling companies refer to their technicians as having their “NATE Certification,” and they act as if this is a big deal that their customers should pay attention to. However, most people outside of the HVAC-R industry don’t understand the significance of the NATE organization, and what it actually means to them, the […]

New Blog Site

October 26, 2012

Effective immediately, I will be moving the content of this blog to my own personal blog site, found here: The Thermal Services blog that you have been used to reading will now start consisting of information relevant to the HVAC and Plumbing industries, rather than leadership, like you have grown accustomed to. If you […]

How to be “Great”

March 21, 2012

I recently heard a speaker, Pastor Ty Schenzel (Executive Director of The Hope Center for Kids) talk about what it takes to be great. He was speaking to the congregation of my church, as individuals. However, I see no reason that the same principles that Ty spoke about can’t be applied to a business setting. […]

The Thermal Way

March 19, 2012

Many of our customers ask us a variation of the same question, or offer a similar statement: “Why do you cost more than your competitor?” or “I got a cheaper quote from another guy.” Our response is to do one of two things: 1) We can discount more, and give stuff away to “buy” the […]

“Great” or not?

March 13, 2012

I recently read an article by Greg Benua in IE3 Magazine (March, 2012), entitled What Does “Great” Look Like in Your Company?  ( This caused me to take a step back and think about this question. What does “Great” look like at Thermal Services? I think if you ask anyone that works at Thermal Services, they will […]