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Taco Comfort Solutions Names 2017 Student Scholarship Winners

Taco Comfort Solutions, Cranston, R.I., announced the winners of its annual Taco Student Scholarship Awards which provide college funding assistance for children of Taco employees. Equal cash scholarships are given to in-college and college-bound students who combine scholastic achievement with volunteerism and community service. Blind entries are judged by a two-person committee with distinguished educational backgrounds. A total of four ...

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OESP Oilheat Retreat at Saratoga Springs: Sept. 14-17

The Oil & Energy Service Professionals will hold its Oilheat Retreat Sept. 14-17 at the Embassy Suites in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Saratoga Springs is in the heart of eclectic and historical downtown Saratoga Springs. The hotel is a short drive from Saratoga City Center and within walking distance of Broadway, Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, Congress Park ...

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Nearly 8 million U.S. Households Have ‘Smart’ Thermostats

The number of North American and European homes with a smart thermostat grew by 67% to 10.1 million in 2016, according to Berg Insight, Gothenburg, Sweden, a market research company. The North American market recorded a 64% growth in the installed base of smart thermostats to 7.8 million. In Europe, the total number of homes with a smart thermostat grew ...

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AHR Expo Calls for Innovation Awards Entries

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) announces its call for entries for the 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition. Exhibitors are encouraged to submit new or upgraded products. The winners in each of the 10 product categories will receive special recognition prior to the Show, and will be given their awards during a ceremony on Tuesday, January 23, ...

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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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