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NEW MENU PRICING IS HVAC, PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY GAME-CHANGER.  It’s been the bane of HVAC, plumbing and electrical work for at least two decades: Technicians pressured into being salespeople, acting outside their comfort zone and contrary to their core values. Read full story >> 

Johnstone Supply Launches National Mercury Thermostat Recycling Campaign.  The leading cooperative HVACR wholesale distributor with more than 375 independently owned store locations partners with Thermostat Recycling Corporation.  Read full story >> 

Johnson Controls donates heating and cooling systems to 12 military families.  York® distributors and contractors support Building Homes for Heroes. Johnson Controls and its York brand of heating and cooling contractors and distributors, are launching sponsorship of the Building Homes for Heroes program.  Read full story >> 

ASHRAE Installs New Officers, Directors
ASHRAE has installed new officers and directors for 2014-15 at its Annual Meeting held here June 28-July 2. 
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Bryant, Carrier & Payne Replacement Parts Now Available at Metropac.
National HVAC/R Master Distributor Metropac is now stocking Bryant, Carrier & Payne OEM Replacement parts. Metropac is happy to announce the addition to their line of OEM replacement parts to their inventory.
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DEMAND ESCALATING FOR SILENT KNIGHT COMBO FIRE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR.  Installers Cite Code Compliance, 2-in-1 Device As Key Drivers For Upgrades and New Installations for System-Connected Carbon Monoxide Detectors Across the U.S.   Read full story >> 

New Standard for HVAC Fans Finalized by DOE.
A new energy efficiency standard for furnace fans was announced by the U.S. Department of Energy this week. The standard is the latest of eight finalized standards and nine proposed standards issued since President Obama’s Climate Action Plan was announced in 2013. 
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Extending Job Placement Locally and Nationally.
HVACR educational programs are always looking for additional opportunities to extend their job placement and provide their graduates the best possible career opportunities. 
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TRC Announces 2014 Big Man On Planet Competition. Thermostat Recycling Corporation announces 2014 Big Man On Planet competition for all HARDI wholesaler members to compete in nationwide.  Read full story >>

Field Controls Expands Offerings with Ultra-Sun Acquisition.
Ultra-Sun Technologies has been acquired by Field Controls, LLC, further expanding the company’s IAQ capabilities. Ultra-Sun is a leading developer of high tech IAQ products that clean and purify the air in homes, offices, clean rooms and commercial buildings.  
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Johnson Controls recognized for marketing, sales and customer support excellence.
Johnstone Supply presents company with two awards at its 2014 Spring Sales Planning Meeting in Nashville.  
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“Why contractors are calling the HVAC Smart Chip an industry game changer"  For years all kinds of products have come through the post or by fax to contractor’s desks, but this year it seems there is something different. Economists and experts have predicted a growth within the industry from 2013 to 2020 from $17.2bn to $33.2bn.  Read full story >>

Emerson Launches First Connected-Home HVAC Service. ComfortGuard™ Monitoring Service Improves HVAC Efficiency, While Predicting and Preventing Costly and Inconvenient Breakdowns.  Read full story >>

An affordable, cloud-based construction management system is developed for small to mid-sized contractors. New York, NY - The developers of BuildingBlok™ announced the latest release of the affordable, cloud-based construction management platform that has experienced rapid adoption by small to mid-sized contractors.  Read full story >>

Uniweld Products Was Pleased to Attend the 2014 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference in Las Vegas From March 31- April 2.  Uniweld’s exhibition at this conference pushed to put Uniweld tools and safety information in the classroom.  Read full story >>

ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference Announced for Seattle.
While abundant rain and thriving evergreens keep the city of Seattle green and lush, the city has taken the concept of “green” to a whole different level. Sustainability is promoted in all aspects of life, which makes Seattle the perfect location for ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference.
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Lennox Expands Raider® Light Commercial Rooftop Unit Offering More Options To the Emergency Replacement Market.  Lennox has expanded its light commercial Raider® rooftop unit line to include new 7.5- to 12.5-ton models, adding to its existing offering of 3- to 5-ton units. Read full story >>

EPA RECOGNIZES AIR KING WITH 2014 ENERGY STAR® PARTNER OF THE YEAR -SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD. Air King earns award for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Read full story >>

Emerson Climate Technologies Announces Educational Services. Training Course Schedule for 2014.  Educational Services, a business unit of Emerson Climate Services LLC, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced the schedule for the remaining 2014 Educational Services course offerings. Read full story >>

Small Businesses Receive $2 Million to Advance HVAC Technologies.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced March 20, 2014, approximately $2 million to advance next generation water heating technologies developed by America’s small businesses. 
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Goodman Global Group, Inc., Names Chief Executive Officer.
Goodman Global Group, Inc. (Goodman), a leading manufacturer and distributor of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) products, announced that, effective April 17, 2014, it has named Takeshi Ebisu the President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodman and a member of its Board of Directors.
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ASHRAE Proposes to Move All Residential IAQ Requirements to Standard 62.2.   Dwelling units of multifamily buildings of any height would fall under ASHRAE’s residential ventilation standard, 62.2, under a proposed change designed to provide consistency of ventilation requirements.
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Bosch Thermotechnology Teams Up With Orca Energy to Reduce Cost of Geothermal Heating and Cooling for New Home Developers, Builders and Homebuyers. Bosch Thermotechnology, a leading heating-cooling equipment manufacturer, has signed an agreement with US-based Orca Energy, a leading geothermal utility provider, to jointly market a geothermal infrastructure-equipment solution to developers, homebuilders and prospective new homeowners in the U.S.   Read full story >>

Wintac by Intac International Recognized as Top Field Service Software. Online software review service Capterra ranks Wintac #1 Field Service Management software for the second consecutive year. Read full story >>

BELIMO Sponsors Two Day Seminar Learning to Sell Efficiency Effectively.   Belimo Americas in Danbury, Connecticut, the leading producer of actuators and valves in the HVAC industry, sponsors two day seminars – Learning to S.E.E. (Selling Efficiency Effectively™) offered by eefg.
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Cambridge Engineering’s Direct Gas-Fired Heaters Qualify for Purchase Rebates From Utility Companies.  For New Purchases of Blow-Thru® Space Heaters and some Makeup Air Handling Units. Cambridge Engineering, the leading manufacturer of ultra-high efficiency direct gas-fired heaters for commercial and industrial spaces, encourages purchasers of their products to take full advantage of purchase rebates offered by leading natural gas utility providers.  Read full story >>

Arzel® Zoning Names Adam Bush as Inside Sales Support Specialist
Arzel® Zoning is pleased to announce that Adam Bush has joined the Arzel® team as its new Inside Sales Support Specialist. In this position, Adam
will use his diverse background to contribute to sales growth and product engineering. 
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Nuheat Introduces the Nuheat SIGNATURE Themostat at the International Builder’s Show Showcasing North America’s First WiFi Floor Heating Thermostat.  Scheduled to launch in May 2014, the building community can now offer clients the ability to control their thermostats from an app on their iOS or Android smartphones.  Read full story >>

General Tools & Instruments Unveils New Product Catalog.
General Tools & Instruments (General®) announces the publication of its 2014 full-line tools and instruments catalog. Available in traditional print format, digital format and can also be viewed on the General website at http://www.generaltools.com
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AVAI China 2013 totally covered about 30,000 square meters with about 437 exhibitors. It has set up a complete trading platform and communication stage for all the industry professionals. Meanwhile, with the efforts of the Organizing Committee, AVAI China 2013 attracted about 36,000 visitors from over 40 countries and regions. Read full story >>

HVAC Smart Chip Labeled Industry Game Changer by HVAC Contractors.  Guaranteed savings on Cooling of 14.8% and 11.6% on Heating.  Read full story >>

RectorSeal Introduces Time-Saving Paircoil-Pre-insulated, Linesets for A/C Systems. Paircoil features a durable industrial-grade insulation with a UV light and wear-resistant embossed coating and a non-frictional surface for easy pulling. Read full story >>

Addressing the Skills Gap - Solutions for HVACR Recruitment.
There is a skills gap between the workforce and today's HVAC jobs.
The CBS television show 60 Minutes reported last year a story discussing the skills gap and how it was keeping three million jobs in the United States from going unfilled while millions remained unemployed.
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Industry Innovator hilmor Adds More Than 20 New Hand Tools to its Robust Lineup of HVAC/R Products.
hilmor is expanding its hand tool line with the addition of more than 20 new products, which will complement its robust lineup of innovative HVAC/R tools, designed to revolutionize the everyday work of technicians.
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2014 AHR Expo® Already Largest Northeast Show Nearly Sold-out Exhibit Hall Exceeds Last New York Record-breaking Show.
Show Management has announced that the event will be the largest HVACR exposition ever held in the Northeast.
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THE BOSCH EXPERIENCE CENTER AT SERENBE WINS EARTHCRAFT AWARD.   The Bosch Experience Center (BEC) at Serenbe was awarded the EarthCraft Light Commercial Project of the Year by The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, as part of the annual Earthcraft Celebration of Excellence. Read full story >>

Johnson Controls Unitary Products Announces Price Increases
Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the buildings, automotive and energy storage industries, announces price increases of up to 6 percent on residential and light-commercial HVAC equipment, effective April 5, 2014. 
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Start your New Year with Metropac. Receive a Metropac “New Year’s Package” containing all the things you’ll need to keep Metropac in mind when it comes to purchasing HVAC/R products.   Read full story >> 

Mother Nature Can’t Stop High Attendance for ASHRAE Conference, AHR Expo.  Even Winter Storm Janus couldn’t deter the thousands of attendees of the ASHRAE 2014 Winter Conference. In spite of the snow storm, the Conference, held Jan. 18-22, in New York City., saw over 2,800 attendees.  Read full story >>

New U.S. Department of Energy Rules Lauded for Rating Commercial Systems.  United Technologies Corp. (UTC) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) today praised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for finalizing new methods for rating and certifying commercial air conditioning, heating, water heating and refrigeration equipment.
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Google to Acquire Nest.  Nest’s mission is to reinvent unloved but important devices in the home such as thermostats and smoke alarms. Since its launch in 2011, the Nest Learning Thermostat has been a consistent best seller--and the recently launched Protect (Smoke + CO Alarm) has had rave reviews.
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OESP Launches New Website.
OESP, the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals, recently launched a new website at www.thinkoesp.org.  
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Johnson Controls and Hitachi Announce Global Air Conditioning Joint Venture.  Johnson Controls together with new joint venture will create world's largest commercial air conditioning provider.  Read full story >>
 

Take Advantage of Metropac's Multiple Fall Promotions Before Time Runs Out.  Receive great prizes and discounts for you, or pass them on to your customers.   Read full story >>

VRV meets VAV with the New DZK (Daikin Zoning Kit).  
Daikin is pleased to introduce the new DZK, offering multi-zone temperature control similar to VAV (Variable Air Volume), but with the exceptional efficiencies of Daikin VRV or SkyAir. Read full story >>

ASHRAE New York Tech Program Puts Special Focus on Tall Buildings, International Design, Building Performance.  ATLANTA—It’s only appropriate that in a city known for skyscrapers—home to nearly 600—that the 2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference Technical Program puts a special focus on the design, development and operation of tall buildings when it visits New York City, Jan. 18-22.  Read full story >>

ClimateMaster Displays Industry-Leading Range of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems At Greenbuild 2013.
ClimateMaster will showcase the latest in its Tranquility® line of industry-leading geothermal and water-source heat pumps, including the first geothermal heat pump product line integrating digital communicating controls, at Greenbuild 2013.   
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Honeywell Solstice™ ZD Refrigerant Receives VOC-Exempt Status From U.S. EPA.  New environmentally preferable refrigerant can replace high global warmers slated for phaseout.   Read full story >>

Bosch Introduces Two New Greenstar Boiler Models with New Venting Options.  Greenstar wall-mounted boilers feature ultra-efficient condensing technology. With a hydronic manifold and three-speed integral pump, they can be installed more quickly.   Read full story >>

BlackWire Designs Debuts New SafePlug Smart Energy Electrical Load Controller at CEDIA EXPO 2013.
Delivering enhanced electrical monitoring and management capabilities, including 3 x30Amp capacity relays, BlackWire Designs provides dealers with first-hand look at the new ZigBee-Certified SafePlug Model 1313.
 
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New Greensource Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps Deliver Cost Savings With High Efficiency Green Technology Now Available With IAQ Accessories.  Read full story >>

Students Showcase Sustainable, Innovative Practices as Part of Design Competition.  This year, in addition to the Student Design Competition, ASHRAE asked students to think outside the box with the new Applied Engineering Challenge, which invited students to design a portable refrigeration unit.  Read full story >>

York® Predator™ Ultra High Efficiency Unit Offers Highest Efficiencies in the Industry.  Johnson Controls, the global leader in building efficiency, recently introduced the York® Predator Ultra High Efficiency Packaged Unit.
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Hydrocarbon Refrigerant Training Program.
While hydrocarbon refrigerants have been in use for decades in Europe and Asia, they are just more recently gaining momentum in the United States.
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RectorSeal® Introduces a Line of Engineered HVAC/R Products to the U.S. Market.  RectorSeal® Corp., Houston, a leading manufacturer and U.S. distributor of quality HVAC/R products, has introduced a line of Engineered HVAC/R Products to design professionals through a nationwide network of bid/spec manufacturer's representatives. Read full story >>

ASHRAE has announced its next High Performance Buildings Conference will take place April 7-8, 2014, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, Calif.  Building upon the 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference and 2009 Net-Zero Energy Conference, the Conference seeks to advance the industry’s efforts to accomplish a true high-performance built environment. Read full story >>

WinWholesale Launches Mobile App.  WinWholesale Inc. has launched its first mobile application for use with smartphones and tablets that gives customers the ability to perform several functions to do business on the go, including finding the closest Win Group location.  Read full story >>

RectorSeal NoKink™ Eliminates Lineset Kinking and Cuts Mini-Split Air-Conditioner Installation Time.  HVAC industry's first flexible, non-kinking refrigerant line connectors make wall-mounted mini-split evaporator installations quick and easy.  Read full story >>

Electricity for HVACR - By Joe Moravek
A book written to help a person with no electrical experience or training to understand the operation of HVACR electrical circuits. 
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Fluke VT02 Visual IR Thermometer Enables Quick Visual Inspection of HVAC/R Systems.  According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 40 percent of electrical use in commercial buildings is consumed by HVAC/R systems. With the summer heat approaching, HVAC/R systems should be tuned-up to run at maximum efficiency to avoid wasting energy, system downtime, and expensive emergency maintenance.   Read full story >>

Mechanical Engineering PE Exam Study Guide.
Author and engineer Jeff Setzer, PE has published a PE Exam Study Guide for the HVAC & Refrigeration portion of the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam for engineers and engineers-in-training planning to take the principles and practices of engineering examination. 
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Shurtape® AF Series Cold Temperature Foil Tapes Designed for Diverse Weather Conditions. -Airtight seals, even when temperatures change-
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Web Comfort™ System from Jackson Systems Expands Product Line to Include Occupancy Sensors, Lighting, Plug Loads, Fans and Metering.
The Web Comfort Wirelessly Communicating Thermostat System has expanded to control occupancy sensors, lighting, fans and plug loads.
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Six Years and Millions of Dollars in Research Led to HVAC/R Product Innovation at hilmor™. Insights from HVAC/R Techs Help Bring 150 New Products to the Industry. More than six years ago, an idea was born to revolutionize the HVAC/R tool industry and help technicians do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.  Read full story >>

LG Electronics Expands HVAC Portfolio With New 17 SEER 'Mega Inverter'.  LG Electronics USA has introduced a new series of heat pump duct-free split HVAC products, the LG Mega Inverter line, combining technological advances with a sleek, modern style to provide an elegant HVAC solution.  Read full story >>

ChillMaster P-T Chart helps technicians troubleshoot more quickly.
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, officially released to its customers the Parker Sporlan ChillMaster P-T Chart, a mobile application to diagnose pressure temperature relationships in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
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Arkema Inc. advises refrigerant users to consider all options when deciding on an R-22 retrofit.  As the largest allowance holder of the companies who produce HCFC-22 refrigerant, Arkema is working with its customers to ensure an orderly and reliable process to gradually phase-out HCFC-22 (R-22) under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) phase-out schedule.  Read full story >>

The Sky’s the Limit at the ASHRAE Annual Conference in Denver.
Join the Society in Denver, Colo., June 22-26, to elevate your career to new heights with its technical program, learning courses, technical tours and opportunities to network. 
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MARS Acquires Heat Controller, Inc.  Two Respected Companies Unite to Become the Most Comprehensive Industry Supplier of HVAC/R Parts and Equipment. Read full story >>

RSES Launches Certified Trainer Program.  RSES’ new certified trainer program is off and running, after being launched in late 2012 during the RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo, in conjunction with the RSES Mid-Southeast Regional Association Conference. Read full story >>

Carrier® WeatherExpert™ Rises to Department of Energy Challenge Reaching 20.8 IEER Rating.  The new Carrier® WeatherExpert™ 10-ton unit exceeds the parameters of the recent Department of Energy (DOE) Rooftop Unit (RTU) Challenge, providing an Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio (IEER) of 20.8 - more than 15 percent more efficient than the required minimum of 18.0 IEER.  Read full story >>

Green Mechanical Council Joins ESCO Group.
The ESCO Group and its affiliates serve the HVACR and skilled trade industries to further enhance and raise the bar of technical education through standards development, professional certification, programmatic accreditation, curriculum development and publishing.
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Source Refrigeration Selects Softechnologies and Kony to Deliver Versatile and Productive Field Service Solution.
With over 1100 employees and service locations nationally, Source designs, installs, services, maintains and optimizes mission-critical refrigeration & HVAC systems.  
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Greenheck Expands Laboratory Exhaust Fan Line with the Vektor®-MH.
Greenheck’s Vektor®-MH mixed flow, high plume laboratory exhaust fan offers yet another performance option within the Vektor lab fan line. Read full story >>

White Rodgers Product Training - and Irish Dinner!
Join us at Metropac for White Rodgers Product Training along with an Irish dinner in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. This training class is free and open to wholesalers and their guests. 
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Rotobrush International®, LLC and Intec Announce Industry Partnership.  Collaboration Provides Contractors with Additional Sales Opportunities.  Rotobrush International®, LLC, a leading HVAC industry manufacturer of air duct cleaning equipment, supplies and video inspection systems, announces its partnership today with Intec, a leading manufacturer of portable insulation machines and accessories.  Read full story >>

Registration for Annual Free ASHRAE Webcast Now Open.
Registration is now open for the 2013 free ASHRAE Webcast, “Assessing Building Energy Performance—From Principles to Practice.” 
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Eric Bratton Joins CosaTron as President
HVAC industry veteran and sales leader will manage global sales for the company.
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hilmor™ Coast to Coast Product Demonstration and Testing Stations.  
In an industry first, a specially trained hilmor RETOOL Team is taking the new brand and pioneering line of tools to the streets – literally. The team will begin making its way from coast to coast in six customized vehicles, complete with product demonstration and testing stations, in February. 
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NADCA Reveals the 2013 ACR Standard for HVAC Systems. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) has unveiled the international standard of excellence—the 2013 ACR, the NADCA Standard for Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration of HVAC systems. Read full story >>

Return to Dallas Sees High Attendance, New Technology at ASHRAE Conference.  ATLANTA –From technology in the palm of your hand to technology from around the world, the ASHRAE Winter Conference brought attendees all the latest updates in the building industry.  Read full story >>

Putting Veterans to Work in Green Jobs.
CleanEdison, a national training provider focused on clean technology education, has partnered with Veterans Green Jobs, a national nonprofit organization that puts veterans to work in the green economic sector.
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Dow Premieres Next-Generation FLUIDFILETM Software.
FLUIDFILE makes choosing the right fluid easier and more convenient for both experienced professionals and first-time system designers. It enables fast, efficient evaluation of the properties and performance of Dow heat transfer fluids under customizable conditions. 
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(40) Refurbished Liebert FH740 Chilled Water Units - Now Available from Global Power Supply.  Global Power Supply, provider of critical power equipment and fully integrated power services for emergency back-up and primary power applications, can reduce your capital expenditures by providing high quality refurbished equipment. This includes HVAC equipment, UPS, and other types of critical facility products.  Read full story >>

Registration Open for the 2013 HVACR & Mechanical Conference for Education Professionals.  Join us for this free educational program aimed at helping instructors, industry trainers, and administrators effectively educate the next generation of skilled workers.   Read full story >>

Uponor’s 2013 Professional Webinar Series Focuses on Commercial Applications.   Uponor is continuing its momentum in the commercial sector with its 2013 Professional Webinar Series, which includes 13 sessions on relevant topics such as Pipe Sizing Commercial PEX-a Plumbing Systems, Hydronic Distribution with PEX-a, and Radiant Cooling in High-humidity Environments.  Read full story >>

EVERGREEN PRODUCTS AND APPLIED COMFORT TEAM UP. 
Evergreen Products And Applied Comfort Team Up To Provide NYC With The Most Dynamic Line of PTAC’s For The NYC market! 
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HVAC Armor Coatings Demonstrates Energy Efficiency Characteristics of Proven HEMPEL Coating at AHR Expo in Dallas on January 28th.   HVAC Armor, an ECM Holding Group portfolio company, that focuses on energy efficiency coatings technologies for HVAC, in partnership with the global chemical coatings giant HEMPEL, will demonstrate findings of their recent innovation in energy efficiency, by quantifying the energy savings benefits of a proven HEMPEL coating at the AHR Expo 2013.  Read full story >>

HVAC Excellence Conference to Cover Emerging Technologies.  
Manufacturers in the HVACR industry are developing new equipment to meet the demands created by legislation and utility rebate programs.
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2013 Smart Fog Inc TS100 Series Induct HVAC Commercial Humidifier Sets a New Standard in Non-condensing and Nonwetting Induct Humidification.   Read full story >>

Grinnell Products to Showcase New Installation-Ready Coupling at AHR Expo.  Figure 740 GRIP Coupling offers increased speed and accuracy for joining grooved pipe.  Read full story >>

Chiller Efficiency Improvements Proposed for Standard 90.1.  Chiller efficiencies for air and water cooled chillers would be boosted to more than 20 percent under a proposed addendum to the ASHRAE/IES energy standard.
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Macroair offers calculator applications on website to help determine high volume, low speed needs. MacroAir has added two free calculator applications to its website that show fan solution options for specific building specifications.  Read full story >>

Linear Announces Copper Cop, Simple Solution to Protect HVAC against Metal Theft.  Easy to install with multiple levels of security, Copper Cop is a powerful deterrent against metal thieves targeting industrial HVAC units.
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WinWholesale building two new distribution centers. 
WinWholesale Inc. will build two new regional distribution centers, one in Middletown, Connecticut ., and another in Aurora, Colorado. 
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Five More Educational Sessions Highlight 2012 Annual RSES Conference Lineup.  Five more educational sessions add to the already power-packed conference lineup during the 75th Annual RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo.  Read full story >>

 
Pipe Prop, the Leading Pipe Support System, Launches New Website. 
Fort Worth-Based JMB Industries Pairs with Dallas Internet Marketing Company to Launch New Website for Pipe Prop. 
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Emerson Climate Technologies / White-Rodgers Launch Training University with BlueVolt.  With an improved online training program, White-Rodgers can help customers stay engaged and learn to apply and retain knowledge to enhance their business processes.  Read full story >>

 
WinWholesale Named To InformationWeek 500 List For Fifth Year.  Company is forty-third overall and third among distributors. Read full story >>

 
Johnson Controls add zoning product to York® Affinity™ Communicating Control offering.  The touch screen zoning Communicating Control can be used as a master and zoning sensor, providing up to six zones of control with a single zone panel.  Read full story >>

 
New OSHA Document Addresses IAQ in Commercial and Institutional Buildings. The document provides practical guidance for IAQ issues meant to assist building owners and operators.  Read full story >>

 
NATE Celebrates 15 Years of Certifying Excellence with Online Store Discount. 15th Anniversary Offer: 15% off all Merchandise in the NATE Store.
Founded in 1997, NATE is the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for HVAC/R technicians. 
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Contractors Still Positive About Growth As Summer Comes To An End.
The Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) for August shows that contractors are remaining positive about short-term growth even as the summer heat is starting to fade.
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U.S. Air Conditioner Manufacturers Respond to Reports of R-22 Smuggling.  AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek today responded to what he termed “several inaccuracies” in a September 8, 2012, article in the New York Times on smuggling, primarily from China, of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant (typically referred to as R-22 or HCFC-22).  Read full story >>

 
Daikin acquires Goodman, a major residential HVAC player in U.S., at the total value of $3.7 billion Expands Geographic Reach of Daikin. 
In this acquisition, Daikin will purchase 100% of Goodman's stock and the total acquisition value is 3.7 billion US dollars. The transaction, pending regulatory approval, is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2012.  Read full story >>

 
HVAC Excellence Conference Aims to Reduce the Energy Impact of HVAC Equipment.  HVAC Excellence knows the energy efficiency of heating and cooling equipment can be maximized through proper education. However the quality of education a technician receives is only as good as the teachers leading their programs.  Read full story >>

 
One-Time Only Web Marketing Battle Plan for Contractors.
The NLC event offers powerful lead generation methods designed to help contractors build a Web Marketing Battle Plan.
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New Scholarship Honors ASHRAE’s First Female President.
ATLANTA –A scholarship created in memory of Presidential Member Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, has been announced for the 2013-2014 school year. 
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Incenergy First to Offer Thermostat Based Cost of Cooling Reports for Commercial Building Market.  Wireless Energy Management System Now Enables Facility Managers to Separate HVAC Cost from Other Energy Use on the Same Meter.  Read full story >>

 
Anvil(r) International Launches Cost-Saving, Single-Solution HVAC Hook-up Kits.  Streamlined, Labor-Saving HVAC Connection Solution for Contractors.  Anvil International announced a new offering of an innovative package system for HVAC hook-ups. Read full story >>

 
A 60-Week Customer Care Program will be Unveiled at Nexstar® Network’s 20th Anniversary Super Meeting.  At the event, Nexstar will unveil a 60-Week Customer Care Program, with specific for plumbing, hvac and electrical technicians.  Read full story >>

 
Airgas Introduces Automated Refrigerant Reclamation Technology.  
Airgas Refrigatron™ System makes refrigerant reclamation faster, safer and more cost-effective. 
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ASHRAE Names New Distinguished Lecturers.  
ASHRAE has named 11 new Distinguished Lecturers who provide Society chapters with noted authorities and speak on relevant topics that impact the built environment industry. 
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Emerson Flow Controls (formally Alco) now in stock at Metropac.  Former Alco products are manufactured by Flow Controls under the Emerson brand. Emerson's main emphasis has been on technical advances and new products in the field from which it took its original name: "Automatic Liquid Controls" for the refrigeration and air conditioning industries.   Read full story >>

 
You will gain more at RAVAI China 2012!   2012 Guangzhou International Refrigeration, Air-condition, Ventilation & Air-Improving Fair (RAVAI China 2012) will be held at China Import & Export Fair Complex during August 21-23.  Read full story >>

 
Krueger-HVAC Releases New FAQ Web Portal for Air Distribution Products.  The goal of Krueger’s FAQ Web Portal is to give engineers, architects, building owners, and contractors a location to easily search for air distribution information.  Read full story >>

 
W.W. Grainger, Inc. Donates $3 million to American Red Cross for New Online Volunteer Management System. Next-generation system will better match volunteer interest with needs.  Read full story >>

 
Heat Pipe Technology’s Case Studies Show Rapid ROI for Passive Energy Recovery and Dehumidification Systems. Payback for Heat Pipe Implementation Is Rapid. Then Clients Realize Multi-Year Savings in Ongoing HVAC Operating Costs.   Read full story >>

 
Wal-Mart selects MSP® Dehumidification Technology.  We selected MSP Technology because they offered the only solution with high performance and low energy consumption in a simple 100% refrigerant based unit with minimal maintenance and low supply air dew point temperature."  Read full story >>

 
Watsco Completes Acquisition of Carrier’s Canadian Distribution Business Enters 60-40 Joint Venture.  Read full story >>

 
Westinghouse Solar Launches World's First Fully Integrated Plug-and-Play Solar Panels.  Instant Connect(TM) Eliminates Panel-to-Panel Wiring and Racking, Reduces Installation Costs by 50%. 
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Trends in Cooling Technology and Coil Design. This ground-breaking antimicrobial copper coil air handling unit will harness the antimicrobial properties of copper in hospital applications.
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Johnson Controls Adds 14.5 SEER Air Conditioners to the York® LX and Latitude™ Series.  14.5 SEER units can achieve efficiency levels that qualify for the ENERGY STAR® designation for a federal tax credit. Read full story >>

 
R.E. Michel Company Purchases California Refrigeration Supply.  California Refrigeration Supply serves the commercial, industrial and residential HVAC and refrigeration markets in the San Francisco Bay area.  Read full story >>

 
ASA Introduces Essentials of Profitable Counter Sales for Wholesaler-Distributors.  ASA is pleased to announce that the ASA Education Foundation has completed development of Essentials of Profitable Counter Sales for Wholesaler-Distributors©, and it is now available in book and online format.  Read full story >>

 
Honeywell Files Lawsuit Alleging Patent Infringement By Nest Labs; Follows Similar Litigation Against Other Manufacturers.
The lawsuit alleges infringement of seven Honeywell patents related to its thermostat technology. 
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ACCA Publishes New ComforTool on R-22 Prices
“Why Is The Price Of R-22 Refrigerant So High?” explains the reason for the recent jump in the price of R-22 refrigerant and what may happen in the future.
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ServiceTask has launched! 
We're excited to announce the launch of ServiceTask, simple web-based software for the HVAC Industry.
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Jackson Systems, LLC Celebrates 15th Anniversary, Launches Exciting New Growth Phase. Jackson Systems, LLC, an Indiana-based, award-winning HVAC manufacturer, is celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2012. Read full story >>

New Mitsubishi Electric meView App Helps Homeowners Visualize System.  The new meView™ app provides homeowners
and professionals with a customized virtual view of how a Mitsubishi Electric split-ductless product would look in the home.
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CADavenue Unveils Sheet Metal Design Software for Version 4.
CADavenue recently announce a new version available for Plate 'n' Sheet, a sheet metal design application which allows Steel Fabricators and HVAC designers to create ducting transformations more easily.
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HVAC/R Master Distributor Metropac Celebrates 75 years with a weekly $75.00 Giveaway.  Metropac is celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2012. This is a great milestone for Metropac and they would like to include their customers in this year- long celebration by conducting a weekly drawing 0f a $75.00 SuperCertificate throughout the year.  Read full story >>

Honeywell Announces Thermostat Recall.
Honeywell announced the voluntary recall of certain electric baseboard and fan heater thermostats (model numbers T4700, CT1950 and CT1957) sold from 2000 to 2007 under the Honeywell and Cadet brand names.  Read full story >>

A.O. Smith Launches New Line of Commercial Boilers. 
New line of XP Boilers and XP Automatic Circulating Water Heaters for large-volume commercial applications.
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HeatingHelp.com Launches "Buy, Sell, Barter". 
HeatingHelp.com recently launched a free service on its website where members can buy, sell, and/or barter items.
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YORK Model YVAA Chiller Now Available With Capacity Up To 350 Tons.  Air-cooled, variable-speed, screw chiller features efficiency, sustainability and reduced sound.   Read full story >>

Iowa State U. Energy Study Proves Fabric HVAC Duct Efficiency over Metal Systems. Mechanical Engineering Department's CFD analysis in 10-month-long study reveals fabric duct is 24.5% more efficient than metal.   Read full story >>

HARDI Foundation Announces Formation of Center for Energy Efficiency Optimization.  The CEEO will be a charitable organization dedicated to researching wholesale distribution’s role, contribution, impact, and opportunities to advance the adoption of energy-saving technologies and practices in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial applications, including renewable energy technologies.  Read full story >>

Carrier Corp. Petitions EPA to Close R-22 Loophole.
The petition called for the reclassification of the condensing unit from a component to a sub system to close the loophole. 
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Service Excellence Training Keeps Things “Real” while Driving Home Service Contractor Revenue.  Contractor training company improves bottom lines at companies throughout the country by focusing on sales training, lead generation, and customer retention.  Read full story >>  

Panasonic Incorporates Sanyo HVAC Unit Into North American Operations First Sanyo Entity To Become Part of Panasonic in U.S. 
Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced that the Kennesaw, GA-based HVAC Products Group of Sanyo North America Corp.'s Commercial Solutions Division will officially be integrated into Panasonic's North American operations on October 1.
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Four additional educational sessions highlight RSES annual conference line up.  Four additional educational sessions highlight the conference program during the 74th RSES Annual Conference and HVACR Technology Expo that will be held in conjunction with the 22nd RSES Annual Mid-Southeast Regional Association Educational Conference on Nov. 2-5, 2011.  Read full story >>

SOLAR THERMAL 11 Heating up Milwaukee this December with Keynote Speaker Mark Thornbloom.  SOLAR THERMAL '11 is a two-day conference and networking event for industry professionals including: installers, manufacturers, distributors, engineers, designers, policy makers, code officials, and trainers. Read full story >>

Unico, Inc Launches Fall Heating Promotion 
Unico, Inc, announced today that it has begun offering a cash back incentive to HVAC contractors who install The Unico System to heat residential homes this fall. 
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Alternative to ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Ventilation Rate Procedure Proposed.  Public comment is being sought on the proposed allowance of an additional default value to the ventilation rate procedure in ASHRAE’s indoor air quality standard.  Read full story >>

Extended winter hours at HVAC/R Master Distributor Metropac.
Extended hours of operation will be from 7:30am e.s.t - 6:00 pm e.s.t. Monday thru Friday until the end of March 2012. All in stock orders placed by 5:45 pm will ship the same day. 
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Air Handling Products Shipped Coast to Coast.  Enviro Air Products, Inc. specializes in the distribution of air handling products to the HVAC trade.  Read full story >>  

 
HVAC Industry Newsletter: Summer 2011.  New products, top hvac stories, job openings and more.  Read full story >>  

Vent Cap Systems Has Developed a New Reusable Register Seal Solution for Energy Auditors and HVAC Service Providers.  
Simple 'hook & pull' system is adhesive-free and attaches quickly, quietly, and without waste or added liability. 
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HVAC Salesmen Take Applications on the Road.
Smartphone and tablet technology helps increase productivity and sales opportunities. 
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HVAC/R Measurement Device Manufacturer Bacharach Acquires Ireland-Based Murco.  Bacharach Inc., a leading USA manufacturer serving the HVAC/R industry has acquired Murco Limited, a privately- held manufacturer of fixed gas detection solutions. Read full story >>  

Venstar Adds New Distributors to Market its Thermostat HVAC Control Systems.   A supplier of energy management and thermostat systems, Venstar, has signed an agreement with Polar Technology of San Juan, to be its distributor for its residential and commercial thermostat HVAC control systems at Puerto Rico. Read full story >>  

RectorSeal Acquires the Assets of a HVAC product line company, Airtec Products Corporation.  The uniquely designed products of Airtec will complement the RectorSeal line of HVAC products. 
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ASHRAE Assists College Students with Tuition through Scholarships.  To help support future generations of engineers, ASHRAE is awarding over $74,000 in scholarship money for the 2011-2012 school year.  Read full story >>  

Five more educational sessions are added to the RSES 2011 Annual Conference schedule.  The 2011 conference will focus on education as well as many industry-related topics and the theme will be, “Making History with RSES in Norfolk, Virginia.” The RSES Tidewater Chapter will host the event.   Read full story >>  

Lochinvar University Course Approved for NATE Training.
Lochinvar’s KNIGHT Service School, which instructs technicians on the installation, operation and service of KNIGHT Wall Mount and Floor Standing Heating Boilers, is now included among the NATE-recognized continuing education programs. 
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Jackson Systems Introduces WEB Comfort™
The WEB Comfort™ system provides an easy-to-use, web-based dashboard for programming, monitoring and control.
 
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SDHV Manual D Duct Design – The New Wave of HVAC System Design. In the world of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), the latest development to fall into this category is the development of small duct, high velocity (SDHV) systems. 
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SunPower Builders, Riley Sales Create Solar Sales Company For Contractors.  SunPower Builders has teamed with Riley Sales, an HVAC multi-store distributor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, to create Riley and Sun.  Read full story >>  

Rheem Debuts New Value Line of Commercial Package Gas, Electric and Package Air Conditioning Units. Designed to meet the increasingly competitive package unit market, the line features solid performance and reliability, as well as features that lead to smooth installations and serviceability—all for a fair price.   Read full story >>  

A. O. Smith Offers More Solar Options in Residential Water Heating.  
More and more, homeowners are looking for "greener" options in all aspects of their lives, including residential water heating. 
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2011 China International Air-condition, Ventilation & Air-improving Fair.  AVAI China Expo 2011 will be held from August 11-13th,2011,which will be covering Air-condition Equipment and Ventilation Equipment and Air-condition& Ventilation Design and Engineering, Air-condition and Refrigeration Series, Air Processing and Distribution.  Read full story >>  

Tasseron Sensors and Controls Inc. enters into the Building Automation and HVAC market with their new Qwik Series™ product line of temperature sensors.  Tasseron Sensors has been providing temperature sensors to the OEM market for over 20 years.  Read full story >>  

Arzel Zoning Offers Comfort College Plus: 
Zoning Education with Genteq ECM Motor Training.
Arzel Zoning Technology announced it has partnered with Genteq Motors for Comfort College Plus, a zoning education and ECM motor training session.
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Johnson Controls awards Metropac “Outstanding Sales Growth Achievement Award”.  
Nationwide HVAC/R master distributor, Metropac Industries was recently presented with the “Outstanding Sales Growth Achievement Award” by Johnson Controls.
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Win the $10,000 Total Immersion Essay Contest. 
Contractorselling.com, the largest online contractor membership site on the Internet, announced details of a $10,000 essay contest.
The contest is free. Any contractor in the United States is eligible and it is open to technicians, salespeople, office personnel and owners.
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Don't Fear the ACCA Certified Manual J Load Calculation Process.  - Manual J is Your Friend!
Manual J Residential Load Calculation, written by Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA,) is the recommended method to accurately calculate the required size of a HVAC system for a residential house. Read full story >>

Intac International Announces WINTAC 2011 Software Release.
However you choose to schedule your service, dispatch your jobs, bill your customers, pay your employees, or analyze your business data, Wintac 2011 will likely accommodate it.  
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QA Graphics’ Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard Named Top Energy Conservation Product of 2010.  The Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) is an educational tool used to display real-time building performance data. By integrating the EEED with the building’s control system, real-time resource is shown in an easy to understand format, letting facility managers quickly review consumption patterns.  Read full story >>

HDPE plastic cooling tower incorporates green features.
Delta Cooling Towers has developed a plastic cooling tower that features a seamless, molded high density polyethylene (HDPE) shell.
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Changing Technologies You Need To Know.  The HVACR industry is rapidly changing from the electro mechanical age into the digital age of sealed systems. Read full story >>

Texas HVAC Manufacturer Custom Air Products & Services Introduces 30 Ton CAPS Package Commercial and/or Rental Unit. Read full story >>

EPA Testing Gets Easier. There are now dozens different exams administered through ESCO On-line including exams for: United Association, Sears, Goodman, HVAC Excellence, AC&R Safety Coalition, Green Mechanical Council, Journeyman exams and many others.  Read full story >>

RSES launches contractor development education.
The program features a combination of customized classes that will help contractors grow their business and improve profitability.
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New nonfiction book reveals 101 comical stories in HVAC field.
101 Ways to Suck as an HVAC Technician by R.J. Schuster points out laughs and lessons learned from mistakes and mishaps on the job. 
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Getting to Know ISCEON M099.   DuPont™ has developed ISCEON™ MO99™ refrigerant which is "one gas" that can be used in both Air conditioning and Refrigeration DX systems to replace R-22. 
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Amprobe Electrical Test and Measurement Products Now Available at Lowe’s.  Set Includes 11 Tools Pros Rely on for Commercial and Residential Jobs.  Read full story >>

EPA Regulatory Changes.  EPA regulations have dramatically changed the way we prepare technicians for the HVACR industry, the way refrigerants are sold, and the way they are handled.
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Metropac expands product offering with the addition of Factory Authorized HVAC Replacement Parts.   Product lines including Goodman, Lochinvar, Reznor, Teledyne Laars and York. Rheem and others will be available soon. Read full story >>

New Catalog from Jackson Systems Now Available.  The latest catalog showcases the innovative product line by Jackson Systems; complete with product features, individual specification sheets and wiring diagrams.   Read full story >>

Oilheat Industry Groups Endorse Proposed Federal Efficiency Rebate Program.  To Protect Small Contractors An alliance of oilheat industry groups has announced general support for the bipartisan Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010.  Read full story >>

Five educational sessions are added to the educational program during the RSES 73rd Annual Conference. Five educational sessions are added to the educational program during the RSES 73rd Annual Conference at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Ariz., on Nov. 9-13, 2010. Read full story >>

HVAC jobs and air conditioning jobs available now on HVACWebConnection.com.  Browse through our current jobs available with HVAC Contractors, HVAC Service Companies, Building Owners, Property Management Companies, HVAC Manufacturers, HVAC Wholesale Suppliers, Mechanical Engineering Firms or HVAC Manufacturers Representatives. Read full story >>

New Plumbing Category added to the AHR EXPO Innovation Awards. Reflecting its growing presence at the industry's leading HVACR event, Plumbing has been added as a new category to the 2011 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. Read full story >>

Johnson Controls Products and Equipment Available on Autodesk® Seek. Files now available for Water Source Heat Pumps, single packaged units, York air-cooled chillers, VAV boxes and fan-coil units.  Read full story >>

QA Graphics Expands 3D Design Capabilities for Equipment Manufacturers.  QA Graphics, an industry leader in the design of graphic outsourcing solutions for the building industry, has expanded their creative team to provide additional 3D design support for building equipment manufacturers.  Read full story >>

2010 China Air-conditioning, Ventilation, Heating & Refrigeration Fair.  In 2010 China Air-conditioning, Ventilation, Heating & Refrigeration Fair will be held from August 26-28th 2010. Read full story >>

RSES Offers Wage-Level Guide for HVAC/R Technicians.
This 80-page manual provides heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians insight on how they can increase their value and maximize their wages. Read full story >>

ASHRAE Introduces Its First iPhone App for Calculating ventilation rates.  Calculating ventilation rates just became a little easier with a new iPhone application designed specifically for an interactive calculation spreadsheet related to ASHRAE’s ventilation standard.  Read full story >>

High-Performance Building Week  June 13-19, 2010 - Congressional leaders that represent the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition meet with industry leaders for High-Performance Building Week. Read full story >>

McQuay International Acquires HydroKool
McQuay International today announces the acquisition of HydroKool, LLC, a custom HVAC solutions manufacturer, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. 
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LG Electronics Debuts Energy Efficient HVAC Solutions to Architects at AIA 2010.   LG Electronics is showcasing advancements in energy-saving technologies, design flexibility and temperature controls  at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2010 Convention.  Read full story >>

Company Offers Immediate Savings and Increased Comfort With Selective Zone Balancing.   "Home owners and builders are looking to cost effectively increase comfort and HVAC control, decrease energy related costs, and utilize products that positively affect the environment. Read full story >>

The T-32-P™ Thermostat: a Contractor’s Friend
Welcome to the newest version of the Comfort System™ T-32-P™ universal thermostat – designed with the HVAC contractor in mind. It is faster to configure than any touch screen thermostat on the market and easier to install, too. 
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Daikin and McQuay Opens State-of-the-Art Solutions Plaza in New York City Area. The 32,000 square foot facility was designed as a center for HVAC customers and specifying engineers with a state-of-the-art, interactive showroom, sales and training facility designed to far surpass any within the industry.  Read full story >>

Optimum Energy’s OptimumMVM™ Service Advances Commercial HVAC Management; Enables Persistent Energy Reductions.  Web-based measurement, verification and management service provides real-time operating information and analysis tools for fast detection, diagnosis and repair of HVAC system faults.  Read full story >>

Public On-line Auction: Lockformer Plasma Table, Cincinnati shear, Mechanical Press Brake, forklifts and more! 
This is a sale of assets surplus to Systems By Lebron's ongoing operations.  Auction Ends May 25, 2010 beginning at 10 am CST.
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Control Products, Inc., combines wireless water detection technology with remote monitoring capabilities.
Control Products, Inc., is responding to the demands of the residential and commercial marketplaces to combine wireless water detection technology with remote monitoring capabilities.
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ServiceCEO Enhances Inventory Management Features in Field Service Management Software.   The upgraded software features more intuitive and enhanced controls for inventory planning and management helping HVAC/plumbing, pool and spa, electrical and other service businesses improve productivity. Read full story >>

RSES Announces Fall Seminar Schedule. 
The seminars will cover the topics of residential system design, electrical troubleshooting, heat pumps, building automation systems, and high pressure centrifugal fits and clearance.
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HVAC Excellence Expands Executive Team.
HVAC Excellence is proud to announce the addition of Tom Meyer to their executive team as the Director of Corporate and Professional Development. 
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Brian Lane Appointed President of Comfort Systems USA.
Comfort Systems USA, Inc. a leading provider of commercial, industrial and institutional heating, ventilation and air conditioning ("HVAC") services, today announced that it has appointed Brian Lane as its President and Chief Operating Officer. 
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HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop a Great Success.
The 2010 HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop focused on “Advancing Green Mechanical Concepts,” and featured numerous HVACR and plumbing-specific technical sessions. 
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Diversitech Introduces It’s New ClearVueTM Condensate Pump Featuring iQ TechnologyTM
ClearVue™ features iQ Technology™ which makes ClearVue™ the smartest condensate pump on the market.
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Rheem Offers Full Suite of Innovative Whole-Home Products to Increase Contractor Business and Meet Consumer Needs.
Creating a comfortable home environment involves more than installing a properly-sized water heating or HVAC system.
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New Green Tech Saves 30% on Industrial and Commercial Air Conditioning Costs.  Single Season Payback Possible.  New technology promises to dramatically lower industrial and commercial cooling costs while quickly paying for itself.  Read full story >>

Jonas Mobile - Now Available for Laptops and Tablet PCs
Jonas Software offers service contractors across North America their Jonas Mobile solution - a tool that dramatically increases dispatcher and technician productivity.
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Jackson Systems, LLC Promotes Mike Holscher and Kurt Wessling.  Jackson Systems, LLC, an award-winning HVAC manufacturer and wholesaler, announces the promotion of Mike Holscher and Kurt Wessling. Read full story >>

R-410A Opens Up Liability to Industry
The HVACR industry has been using HCFC’s since the 1940’s. Due to environmental and competitive pressure, HCFCs including R-22 are being phased-out. In response, many of the manufacturers began selling equipment that uses HCFC-410A. 
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Ascente and TRAVERSE: the Right Combination for Renowned Plumbing & HVAC Company Company owner and Registered Master Plumber Bruce Solomon consulted with Compusource Corporation, a leading developer of business software solutions for the HVAC, plumbing and electrical industries.  Read full story >>

HVAC Excellence Unveils New Website  
The new website is easier to navigate, simplifies the task of learning about: student outcome assessments, technician certifications, educator credentialing, programmatic accreditation, and professional development. 
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Lighting the Path to Energy Efficiency: Changes Proposed for Standard 90.1  From green roofs to glazing products, measures to increase energy stringencies are being proposed for major sections of Standard 90.1.  Read full story >>

RSES Announces Upcoming Seminar Schedule 
RSES has released the titles of six RSES Training Authority Seminars that are scheduled to take place covering the heating and cooling topics of efficiency, air flow, packaged systems, servicing and troubleshooting over the next three months. 
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Ready Solar Commits to Use Enphase Microinverters Exclusively for Pre-Assembled Solar in a BoxTM
Partnership Creates New Opportunities for Electrical Contractors to Enter Solar Industry.  Read full story >>

New Rheem Crossover Products Merge Air and Water Technologies.  Innovation comes in many forms and one of the hottest trends is in creating unique products by merging seemingly disparate technologies, such as air conditioning and water heating. Read full story >>

Eugene Silberstein Certified Master HVACR Educator
Professor Eugene Silberstein of Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York has had the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator “CMHE” conferred upon him. 
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Bradford White ICON System™ Accessory Packages
Leak Protection, Better Performance, and up to 36% Energy Savings
Bradford White Water Heaters recently introduced their new Bradford White ICON System™ Accessory Packages. 
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Comfort Systems USA Announces Acquisitions
The Company also announced that it has recently added smaller operations to existing Comfort Systems USA operations in Kentucky, Montana and upstate New York. 
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Federal Energy Auditor Training Program Underway.
The Federal Government utilizing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) authorized the creation of a new energy auditor training program. 
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