HVACR organizations work towards relief efforts.
Finding topics for these monthly editorials is not always easy, which is why I often write about trade shows or lately, the upcoming change in the federal seasonal energy-efficiency rating.
Newspapers or general-interest magazines can always find something to write about, from world events to politics. And while some trade-magazine editors use their columns to write about such topics, I've always avoided it. In this era of 24-hour TV and Internet news, there are plenty of other sources for that type of information. Of course, if it's directly relevant to HVAC and sheet metal contractors, such as gasoline and steel prices, then we'll cover it.