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NORA Project Yields New Boiler Design

It all started with a PON. That is, a “project opportunity notice.” The notice, issued by the National Oilheat Research Alliance, sought a design for a more efficient tankless coil boiler. Energy Kinetics, a manufacturer in Lebanon, N.J., decided to take up the challenge, but first the company had to set aside some reservations among its dealers about the whole ...

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Recycling Mercury Thermostats in Massachusetts

Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC), Fort Washington, Pa., and New Hampshire-based Wheelabrator Technologies are collecting mercury-containing thermostats in Massachusetts. The collection program is part of the “Mass Save” energy efficiency installation and weatherization program, funded by a coalition of utility companies, according to a statement issued by TRC and Wheelabrator. “We are excited to partner with Wheelabrator to encourage and ensure the safe collection ...

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IFS Acquires WorkWave Service Management Software

IFS signed an agreement to purchase WorkWave LLC. WorkWave provides scalable, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for HVAC and other field service, last mile delivery and logistics businesses. WorkWave primarily serves small- and medium-sized businesses. The acquisition is expected to close in 2017, according to a news release issued Sept. 28 by IFS. The financial terms of the acquisition were not ...

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HeatingHelp.com Marks Its 20th Year in Business

HeatingHelp.com is marking its 20th anniversary this year. “HeatingHelp.com,” features a forum called “The Wall,” an online resource for “Heating Answers,” where anyone can ask and answer questions about old and new heating systems, the website says. Founded in 1997 by Dan and Marianne Holohan, HeatingHelp.com has grown into a vibrant online community and resource for industry professionals and homeowners ...

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Testo Promotion Marks 60th Anniversary

Testo, Inc., Sparta, N.J., manufacturer of test and measurement instruments and solutions, announced its Fall promotional campaign, “60 Years of Excellence,” to celebrate Testo’s 60th anniversary. The campaign offers customers the opportunity to receive a free Testo 770-3 hook clamp meter with the purchase of a 320 or 330 combustion analyzer kit as well as an extra year of sensor ...

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ASHRAE Awards Scholarships to College Students

ASHRAE announced the recipients of 33 Society scholarships, totaling $164,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. “The ASHRAE Society scholarship program was launched to both encourage and reward students who pursue STEM education and demonstrate active engagement in innovative research, which may lead us to a better world,” says 2017-2018 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen. “We are eager to support the ...

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Service Experts Recruiting-Training Program

Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning is hosting an intensive, nine-week “Express Tech” program at Roland J. Down Service Experts, Scotia, N.Y., beginning on Sept. 11. All 14 places in the course have been filled, but there are plans to offer the program again in the spring of 2018, says Jim Hughes, manager, technical training for Service Experts. Service Experts ...

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NESCAUM Director Marin to Speak at NORA Technical Workshop

Arthur Marin, executive director of Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), will be presenting at the upcoming NORA Technical Workshop to be held in coordination with the Southern New England Energy Conference (SNEEC) at Gurney’s Newport, Newport, R.I., Sept. 18-19, 2017. Marin represents NESCAUM’s member states in regional, national and international forums and maintains liaisons with federal agencies, other regional ...

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Oil Heat Cares Comes to the Aid of the McBees

Lola McBee of Hagerstown, Maryland, a longtime customer of Griffith Energy Services, based in Columbia, Maryland, received a grant from Oil Heat Cares (OHC) that helped to cover the cost of installing a new boiler that was donated by Columbia Boiler Co. in Pottstown, Pa. McBee lives with her husband, who has been in struggling health. Amid her husband’s hospitalizations ...

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Boots2Roots Connects Veterans and Employers in Maine

After six years in the U.S. Air Force, Shawn Campbell knew that in civilian life he wanted to work with his hands. Doing what, exactly, he wasn’t sure. But he knew it would be in Maine, because his wife’s employer was transferring her to The Pine Tree State. That’s where Boots2Roots helped Campbell on the path to HVAC training and ...

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