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Energy Conservationists
Reduce your energy bills!

Throughout this website, you will find useful information about mechanical systems that will help you decide what "level of energy conservation" is right for you. We offer a host of options from renovating old steam systems to modern hi-efficiency geothermal systems, modulating condensing boilers (water-based heating), furnaces, heat pumps - both conventional and mini-splits, and solar - both for generating hot water and/or electricity. Our designs focus on energy conservation while enhancing healthy indoor environments, increasing comfort, and are whatever shade of green suits our customers' inspirations, needs, and budget.

We treat our customers as friends.

That's how we'd want to be treated. Our employees are polite, clean up after themselves and take the time required to explain what the work performed in your home or business entails. It's our employees' dedication to customer service and outstanding installations that have won a number of international awards in juried competitions.That led to our work being featured in dozens of national publications.

Global Warming

This is an issue that's been exploited much the same way in which the term "hybrid" was misused and abused until its meaning was so watered-down that it no longer held much value. Today's buzz-word is "green". The question becomes: How green is your shade of green? We made a firm commitment to learn about green technology decades ago – long before the term existed. We adopted energy conservation measures that were substantially ahead of the curve and continue learning about emerging energy-conserving technologies through membership in national organizations such as the Green Mechanical Council, Radiant Professionals Alliance, and our ongoing resolve to seek-out continuing education as that relates to all things mechanical.

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Dave Yates has been writing monthly columns for Contractor Magazine for more than a decade (see Articles tab above). Yates also writes for Green Mechanical Contractor, Radiant Living, Contracting Business, Fine Home Building, Smart Homeowner, Journal of Light Construction, and Consumers Digest magazines. Yates was chosen by The World Book Encyclopedia to author four articles.

Dave Yates, President of F. W. Behler, Inc., was the first recipient of the international Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence. The Carlson-Holohan award winner is nominated by his or her peers - their competitors - and then voted on by their peers in the trades industry throughout the US and Canada. But you're not just "given" this award: it carries some serious responsibilities the recipient must perform during the two years they posses Gil Carlson's Wheel. After that, you must pass Gil's Wheel on to the next honoree. Click here for more info:

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