HVAC

Shaffer Co. Acquires Beacon Mechanical

The Shaffer Company, located in Bristol, Conn., has acquired the assets of Beacon Mechanical Service, LLC, an HVAC, plumbing, and heating oil delivery business in Granby, Conn. The transaction closed on September 29, 2021, Cetane Associates announced. Founded in 2003 by members of the Riggott family–Keith, Patti, and their son Nicholas (Nick)–Beacon Mechanical began as a one-truck mechanical contracting business ...

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General Filters Names C&C Marketing as Sales Agency

General Filters announced the addition of sales agency group C&C Marketing of Apalachin, N.Y., to serve the state of New York; North and West of I-84. “C&C Marketing is very well positioned in the Upstate NY HVAC equipment market to promote GeneralAire and General Oil IAQ products through our wholesaler network.” said Allan Feys, Director of Sales and Business Development.  ...

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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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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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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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Carlin EZ Burners Now UL-Listed for B20

Carlin residential oil burners manufactured after Feb. 16, 2021, are UL-listed for biofuel blends up to 20% (B20), Carlin Combustion Technology announced. “This marks the next step in the industry’s ongoing commitment to a reduced carbon environment, and we are proud to play our part,” the company said in a Feb. 16 announcement. Legislation calling for aggressive reductions in carbon ...

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OESP Names 2020 Manufacturer of the Year

Oil & Energy Service Professionals, a national association with over 20 local chapters, named Field Controls, Kinston, N.C., its 2020 Manufacturer of the Year. George Perrelli, owner of F. Perrelli & Sons Fuel, East Haven, Connecticut, and chairman of the OESP Selection Committee, presented Field Controls with the award. Rick Glownia, sales representative for Field Controls, accepted the award on ...

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America’s Aged Housing Stock: Taking Inventory

A report details cities with the largest share of homes built prior to 1940. The most recent U.S. Census data show that 12.3% of all existing homes in the U.S. were built before 1940, according to a report on the state of the nation’s housing stock commissioned by FilterBuy, a direct-to-consumer replacement air filter brand serving residences and businesses. Almost one-third ...

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John Ray & Sons Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Generation NEXT Energy Pros and John Ray & Sons of Troy, N.Y., took part in an event to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week at Questar III BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) in Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y. Questar III’s new apprenticeship program offers students both job “shadowing” and paid work experiences with energy professionals at participating oil and propane companies in the Capital ...

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