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NORA Revises Gold Technicians’ Certification


Oilheat service technicians wishing to upgrade their NORA Silver Certification to the prestigious Gold level now have a revised and updated Gold program to follow. To achieve Gold Certification status, a Silver Certification is a prerequisite and the technician must successfully complete four of eight Gold certification topic modules. Currently, six of the eight modules are available for credit including ...

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Weil-McLain Launches 2016 “School of Better Heating” Training Programs


Weil-McLain®, a leading North American designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings, has launched its 2016 School of Better Heating training program. The School of Better Heating is an annual series of seminars that now includes a new learning model that incorporates feedback from past and prospective attendees of the training events. The ...

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Degree Days


I hope that most of the readers are familiar with the words DEGREE DAY, but if not I will give you a quick overview of the meaning. A heating or cooling degree day is of measurement to determine how hot or cold the temperature has been over a 24-hour cycle. Whenever the temperature is below 65°F, you have what is ...

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Aquamotion, Inc. Announces G3 Energy Marketing, LLC as Representative For Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio & Kentucky

AquaMotion Inc., a Rhode Island manufacturer of patented single, multi speed and variable speed circulators and recirculation systems has appointed G3 Clean Energy Marketing as their representative for Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. G3 Clean Energy will sell the AquaMotion product line through the wholesale distribution channels. Tom Gdaniec, President of G3 Clean Energy Marketing said that this ...

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Bacharach Expedited Repairs with New Service Policy

In order to accelerate the return and repair process, Bacharach has developed a new service policy. This new policy will help to expedite the repair process, ensuring that all instruments are repaired and returned as quickly as possible. The new service policy is available both on the web and in PDF format. This update is meant to ensure that customers obtain the ...

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ENTECH Stamford Branch is Ready for Business


Entech Advanced Energy Training is a state-certified, private, non-profit, technical school affiliated with the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association.  It is an approved post-secondary school by Connecticut Office of Higher Education Enrollment is now open at the Stamford Branch. ENTECH will be offering the full S License Program beginning April 5, 2016. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, ...

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65th Anniversary for H&H Sales Company, Inc.

H&H Sales Company, Inc. celebrates its 65th anniversary in 2016. Lynn Harlan founded H&H Equipment Company in 1951 and Lloyd J. Hawkins joined the company in 1959. H&H Equipment Company reorganized into H&H Sales Company, Inc. in 1991. Today’s company officers are John L. Hawkins, CEO; Phil M. Randall, president; Tom M. Hiser, VP of engineering; and Rex A. Yant, ...

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AHR Expo 2016


By Stephen Bennett Despite travel disruptions caused by Winter Storm Jonas–cancelled flights, travel bans in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic–nearly 61,000 people participated in the 2016 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, Jan. 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. By official count, the Expo drew 60,926 registered attendees, consisting of 18,254 exhibitor personnel and 42,672 visitors, said the ...

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A Well Planned Emergency Boiler Retrofit

(L-R) Matt and Mike Husmann, with Mike Merryman, of McCoy sales.

Submitted By Dan Vastyan The heating system at Sierra Grande K-12 school in Fort Garland, Colo., was struggling. Of the three old, 1.8 million BTU boilers in the mechanical room, one had been down for quite some time. Another caught fire early in the heating season. It was then– when only one unit remained–that school administrators decided it was time ...

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The Oookies!


By George Lanthier* This is from our book, Advanced Residential Oilburners, Figure 1, and addresses a problem that it seems the oil service business will have to learn to live with, like it or not, the oookies. Will they ever end? This article is about the oookies, a subject that has grown near and dear to those you make their ...

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