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Rick Heyden – The Heyden Stanley Group

By Danny Keating, Director of the Louisiana/Mississippi HVAC Insider On Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the age of 71, Rick Heyden transitioned peacefully to his heavenly home. Rick fought a very private battle with cancer and most people had no idea that he was so close to passing or that he was even sick, which was the way he wanted it. Most people know that in addition to my duties with the HVAC Insider… Read More

Daylight Savings Time

By Danny Keating, Director of the Louisiana/Mississippi HVAC Insider DST is a seasonal time change where clocks are set ahead of standard time during part of the year (in the Spring), usually by one hour. As DST starts, the Sun rises and sets later, on the clock, than the day before. I am fairly sure we can all agree that there is some aspect of Daylight Savings Time that we find disagreeable. We probably… Read More

Once in a Blue Moon

By Danny Keating, Director of the Louisiana/Mississippi HVAC Insider Editor’s note: I originally wrote this for the September 2013 editorial. Our Blue Moon on October 31st is both the 2nd full moon in October and the 3rd full moon in the autumn season. A true Blue Moon. I awoke Tuesday, August 20th in the middle of the night–actually it was early Wednesday morning–and I thought I had left on an outside light in the… Read More

Bizarro World

By Danny Keating, Director of the Louisiana/Mississippi HVAC Insider Am I the only person who feels like I have been sent to Bizarro World? The definition of Bizarro World being “A world where everything is the exact opposite. Up is down, first is last, good is bad, wrong is right, white is black, logical is illogical, giving is taking, insanity is sane, liberty is tyranny, and vice versa. It’s a place where literally, the sky… Read More

Something to Ponder on National HVAC Technicians Day

(Editor’s Note – Special thanks to Mr. Rick Kincel for contributing this month’s Editorial) By Rick Kincel I installed my first central system with my father in 1975 and after a stint in the Air Force, I have been working in the industry since 1978. The one thing that has always been in the back of my mind is our job titles. We did not get a cool name like Electrician, or Hydronic specialist. We… Read More

A History of Pandemics

By Danny Keating, Director of the Louisiana/Mississippi HVAC Insider Since we all have been “hunkering down” in one way or the other for the past couple of months, I decided to see how the Wuhan Flu, Covid-19, Coronavirus or whatever you want to call it stacks up against the great pandemics in history. Of course, all tragedies are very personal especially if you have lost a loved one. So, when I say that this pandemic… Read More