Energy and Education Get Top Billing at NAOHSM Convention this May

East Petersburg, Penn. ‘ The National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM) will be hosting its 56th Annual Convention & Trade Show, May 17-21, 2009 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. NAOHSM will delve into two of the hot topics featured in the U.S. economic stimulus package’energy and education.

Monday, May 18, is NAOHSM’s Management Day. There will be an introductory class on using Manual J load calculation software. In the morning a class will be offered for attendees with some knowledge of load calculation where an overview of the software’s capabilities will be covered. The afternoon session is geared more toward those with experience using load calculation software and will focus on the power of integrated design for room-by-room load calculations. There is also a roundtable session on Outdoor Resets with several reset control manufacturers scheduled for the afternoon.

On Tuesday and Wednesday there will be a variety of classes to choose from such as: helping consumers save energy; recent updates on Bioheat®; geothermal; chimneys; new and emerging technologies in Oilheat; solar; ECM motors and more. On Wednesday morning see Dan Holohan present his ‘Travelogue of Heating Around the World.” An overview of the convention program can be viewed at, click on the Conventions/Tradeshows page. Most classes earn NORA and NATE CEUs and all classes are free thanks to the many Sponsors of Education.

Please note that NAOHSM has new hours for its tradeshow this year. The doors open at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. A wide variety of alternative energy products will be displayed on the show floor this year, but oil-fired products are, as always, the focus of the tradeshow.

Hershey, Penn., is a great place for the entire family to enjoy. Free convention registration for members of the trade is available now online at, click on Conventions/Tradeshows. Rooms at the Hershey Lodge can be reserved online via the NAOHSM website or by phoning 866-726-3387; mention the NAOHSM group.

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