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Betts Industries to be Featured on Fox Business Network

Betts Industries announced that the family-owned company will be showcased on Manufacturing Marvels on the Fox Business Network. The segment is expected to air on May 12 at approximately 10:30 pm EST. Betts Industries manufactures fluid control components and lighting systems for the tank truck industry worldwide. Headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Betts is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. Manufacturing ...

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HVAC Parts Shortages Discussed by IDEAL Co-Op

Factors behind delayed shipping and shortages for various HVAC parts, components, and units, including steel-based products, were discussed at IDEAL Energy Cooperative’s second annual meeting via Zoom. Some of the reasons the cooperative cited for delays included: Manufacturing impacted by COVID in 2020, now inventory is finally being impacted. Increased demand for home improvements. More city dwellers moving into rural ...

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Schwartzfisher Promoted to Telemetry Manager for Bergquist

Wholesale propane equipment supplier Bergquist Inc., Toledo, Ohio, appointed Jim Schwartzfisher to the new role of telemetry unit manager. The telemetry unit uses analytics to improve marketer operation efficiency and profitability. Schwartzfisher began his career at Berqguist with a goal to reduce marketers’ operating costs through efficient technology practice. He was hired in 2019 as technical support specialist. As manager, ...

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Texas

On the evening of Sunday, Feb. 14, as the sun went down over the great state of Texas, so did outside temperatures. As the temperatures continued to fall that evening and on into the early morning hours of Monday, Feb. 15, at around 2 a.m., electric generators in Texas began to fall victim to the low temperatures, and lights began ...

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Hedging and History

We often will use technical analysis in our discussions with clients to help them make decisions on both short-window hedging and long-term hedging as they look toward the next heating season, writes Richard Larkin, founder of Hedge Solutions. Then he asks, What is technical analysis, exactly? And he explains: In short, it is a discipline that traders employ to help ...

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Weil-McLain Hosting Online Sessions for Contractors

Residential and commercial heating contractors can hone their boiler technology skills and training this spring by participating in Weil-McLain’s Knowledge Builder Sessions taking place twice a week in March, April and May. The weekly educational sessions are hosted by the technical training team from the designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems. The sessions on high- efficiency residential boilers are held ...

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GAO: 36,000 Public Schools Need HVAC Upgrades

About half (an estimated 54%) of public school districts need to update or replace multiple building systems or features in their schools, according to the General Accounting Office’s national survey of school districts. For example, an estimated 41% of districts need to update or replace heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in at least half of their schools, representing about ...

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What’s Triggering Smart Thermostat Purchases?

New research from Parks Associates finds 23% of U.S. broadband households that recently bought a smart thermostat report that an incentive, discount, or rebate from their energy provider triggered that purchase. The firm’s Smart Product Market Assessment: Smart Thermostats, which identifies key market drivers and barriers and assesses market growth via topline market forecasts, reports that 61% of smart thermostat owners acquired ...

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Letter from NYSEC: Bioheat Is New York’s Real, Readily Available Carbon Solution

A North Babylon homeowner wanted a green heating solution. What he did not realize was that he already was using green energy with his existing heating equipment. Unfortunately for this consumer, the promise of “low-cost” electric heating went unfulfilled, writes Rocco J. Lacertosa, CEO, New York State Energy Coalition. Across downstate New York — from Westchester County, through New York ...

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R.W. Beckett Extends B20-Approval to Commercial Burners

R.W. Beckett, North Ridgeville, Ohio, announced March 8 that it approved its commercial burners CF375, CF500, and CF800 for use with biodiesel blends up to 20% (D396 for B6-B20). In September, Beckett approved the AF and AFG model burners and its entire line of tank accessories for use with B20. The B20-ready liquid fuel burners are designed to meet high-efficiency ...

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