Richard

Richard

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About the Author - Richard Ashworth HVAC Writer

HVAC Writer | Richard Ashworth is a writer, developer, and proprietor of High Performance HVAC. He is also a licensed Master in the following disciplines: HVAC, Electrician and Gas Fitter. He is an apprentice of life and the Jedi Brotherhood (just kidding about the Jedi thing but its great to imagine)! Plying the trades he has worked as an HVAC Technician, a Controls Technician, a Commissioning Engineer, Project Manager, a technical writer, a programmer, and a few other technical jobs related to the mentioned trades.

HVAC WriterHe currently works as a consultant on large construction projects assuring that quality control and technical details are met by contractors on the projects. This includes writing reports, test scripts for HVAC systems, automated controls, electrical systems and training operators who will operate and maintain the equipment for the projects. Mr. Ashworth is available for consultation and writing opportunities concerning the mentioned trades specifically specializing in Automation Controls and HVAC, new or retrofit projects. Additionally, he is also pretty good with websites along with various software platforms. Lastly, when he is not busy, he is working on his new book - photo to the right.

Tell everyone you love HighPerformanceHVAC.com - (The author is attempting to use the age-old Jedi mind trick)

Simply use the contact form here at High Performance HVAC to contact him.

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Finally, we do accept questions from our readers. We do try to answer as many as possible although with limited staff it is difficult to keep up with all the questions we receive. Spam is another issue we deal with here at High Performance HVAC. Sometimes sifting through the spam folder and separating legitimate emails from spam emails is a challenge. We do try. Ask your question using the contact form. Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to share us on Social Media!!

We are slowly but surely building a new structure to the site and will soon add an index or compendium. The goal is to make it easier for people to find exactly what they are looking for in HVAC. Since we have over 700 pages of information here (and adding more every week) we thought it would be a good idea to have it properly organized (neatly). Of course, most of the subject matter is HVAC and more than 90% of the articles are written by Richard and he is a workhorse writing more and more articles. Some of the article ideas come from readers who send us emails or post comments in the comments sections. We do try to maintain a certain level of quality for both the subject matter and grammar/spelling (we use Grammarly but it’s not perfect). We love answering questions for people to help them understand HVAC and all that it encompasses.

Ads - late last year we decided to allow a third-party company to manage our advertising. There are benefits to it but there are also issues sometimes. We work closely with this company to try and fix any problems that occur from their ads. Things such as ads bleeding into the photos and graphics, ads that change the structure of the site by making it awkward looking, and other such problems. If you have an issue that is ad related please contact us as we may not be aware of the problem. The ads are necessary to pay our overhead for running such a large site. We do have policy specific ad guidelines in our terms and conditions if you want to read that (Warning - it’s like reading “fine print” and will possibly cause you to become drowsy). Anyhow, thank you for visiting our site!!!!!


It was my pleasure to be on the panel for a discussion with several STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students interested in HVAC careers. A shout out to my friend Bill for the invitation as one of the panel guests. I truly enjoyed answering questions and talking with the students about a career in HVAC. If you decide on a career in HVAC I wish you luck in all your endeavors and look forward to seeing you on one of my projects one day. There were some international students in attendance but I had no problem speaking Australian. G’day mate!!


A shout out to Deloris in Belleville for pointing out a few typos and grammar errors. Thanks for helping us make the site better!

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