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Taco Announces 00e VR ECM Circulator Upgrades

Taco Comfort Solutions added new features and capabilities to its large 00e VR ECM, wet rotor commercial circulator line designed for chilled and hot water applications. Available in four sizes (VR 15-3, 20-3, 25-3 and 30-3), the sensorless 00e VR line provides differential head pressures up to 42 ft. and flows up to 360 GPM. Designed to offer functional simplicity, ...

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ASHRAE Announces New President, Officers and Directors for 2017-2018  

ASHRAE introduced its 2017-2018 president, executive committee officers and directors at its Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., June 24-28. ASHRAE’s new president is Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE. At his inaugural presidential address, Olesen announced his term’s theme will be “Extending Our Community.” Through this theme, Olesen will focus his time as the Society’s leader on extending ASHRAE’s ...

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Survey: Many Homeowners Conserve Energy to Save Money

Nearly one-third of homeowners would rather walk around in their underwear than spend money to cool down their home during the summer months, according to a survey commissioned by HVAC equipment manufacturer Lennox Industries, Richardson, Texas. The Lennox Home Energy Report Card Survey found that saving money is a top incentive to conserve energy. The findings are based on a telephone ...

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HVAC Company Promotes ‘National HVAC Tech Day’

American Residential Services (ARS), Memphis, Tenn., a privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, is promoting National HVAC Tech Day: Thursday, June 22. National HVAC Tech Day was pioneered by ARS as an official declaration to show appreciation to their hardworking HVAC technicians, the company says. The date chosen is significant as it marks the official first ...

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Research: Warm Air Furnace Demand Rose in 2016

Warm air furnaces comprise the vast majority of overall demand, with 64% of total value sales in 2016. Forced air heating is preferred in the U.S., installed in both commercial and residential buildings. These and other trends are presented in “Heating Equipment Market in the U.S.,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Demand for warm air ...

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​Vivint Solar Launches Retail Sales Channel

Vivint Solar, a residential solar provider, is launching a retail sales channel that will include kiosks at retail locations in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Utah. The kiosks will open by the end of June, the company said, and others will open at additional retail locations and states throughout the year, the company said. Based in Lehi, Utah, Vivint Solar designs, installs, monitors and services solar ...

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2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas Breaks Records for Overall Attendance, Size

  The 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), held Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 in Las Vegas, has officially broken three of the show’s all-time records, the International Exposition Company announced. With 68,615 attending the 2017 Show, AHR Expo superseded its former all-time attendance record of 61,674 (set at the 2015 Show in Chicago) by 11.2 percent.  This ...

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Westmor Industries Redesigns Blueline Bobtail Piping

 Westmor Industries redesigned its bobtail piping to create leak-free connections, the company announced. The new design uses flanged connections instead of threaded connections which drastically decreases the chance of a leak and allows for easier repairs than previous designs, the company said. The new design is the new standard for Westmor, the company said. Headquartered in Morris, Minn., with satellite ...

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Oil Heat Cares Foundation Donates New Boiler and Installs It for NYC Family

Pictured on home page, left to right: Ed Puncar of Advanced Hydrolics; Pete Gonzalez and his students: Joshua Diaz, Tyrese Jordan, and Justin Gonzalez. Photo courtesy of Oil Heat Cares Foundation   The Oil Heat Cares Foundation, an initiative of the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP), brought much more than New Year’s well-wishes to an appreciative family ...

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ASHRAE Calls for Presenters for Conference on New Building Performance

ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference, formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference. This year’s conference addresses energy modeling, the core topic of the past four conferences, and expanded subject matter which now encompasses non-energy building performance analysis and simulation and those professionals responsible for that work. The conference program addresses the needs of ...

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