NAOHSM’s 2011 Convention focuses on education

HERSHEY, PA. – The National Association of Oil Heat Service Manager’s Annual Convention here from May 22-26, 2011 will focus on education. There will be a host of both technical and managerial classes from Monday to Wednesday, as well as an interactive trade show.

The sessions begin with a full day Monday dedicated to managers and owners. This is a one-day class for those moving through the chain from technician to manager to owner. The seminar will include a series of tracks that include succession issues in a family business, moving from technician into management, TAG, and Energi Insurance on controlling losses and premiums. There will also be a class on Manual J.

The next two days will feature a broad range of technical classes focusing on condensing appliances (both gas and oil), hybrid heat pumps, two panel discussions on new and emerging equipment, controls, resets, ECM technology, and air flow. Coinciding with the oil heat industry’s move to a “renewable fuel,” fuel quality updates will also be available.

CEU’s will be tied with each class and attendees can earn both NATE and NORA CEU’s. On Wednesday, there will be early-morning sessions that include, “If You Aren’t Testing You Are Guessing,” and, “Sell to the Needs of Your Customer, Don’t Just Replace the Unit.” And a broad range of sessions will follow the show, which is a new addition to NAOHSM’s education schedule.

Speakers include Dan Holohan with his popular class Holohan’s Hydronic Tips, John Levey, Chris Mohalley delivering classes on both ECM technology and air flow, Jody Samuell, a respected trainer on condensing boiler technology, and George Carey speaking about controls.

Many of the products used for heating and cooling will be on display at the trade show on Tuesday (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and Wednesday (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.). There will also be a large, outdoor area for equipment demonstrations. The show is a perfect place for contractors to examine new, energy-saving products and talk with manufacturers of the equipment they install and service.

Additional information about the convention and show are available from or by calling 888/552-0900.

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