HVAC

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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Casey Energy Acquires Marandola Fuel Service

Casey Energy of Ridgefield, Conn., acquired the fuel business of Marandola Fuel Service of New Milford, Conn., Cetane Associates announced. Established in 1995, Marandola Fuel sells and delivers heating oil to residential customers in and around Litchfield County, Conn. The company also performs maintenance and installation of oil-fueled heating equipment. Robert “Bob” Marandola said, “When I started the business I ...

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R.W. Beckett Announces B20 Burner Certification

R.W. Beckett Corp., North Ridgeville, Ohio, announced that it certified all AF and AFG burners produced after September 8, 2020, to use biodiesel blends of up to 20% (B20)— aligning with the first step of the Providence Resolution of B20 by 2023. “We are excited to offer dealers and their customers an important step in their carbon reduction efforts while ...

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A Good Read

The teacher and his student are often at odds—no less so in the oil heat industry. Reluctant to forego the need for theoretical background, the teacher is conscious of the student’s impatience to get to the “heart of the matter.” Oftentimes, the fact that oil burns becomes more important than why it burns. Since the development of oil-burning equipment, many ...

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Palmer Gas & Oil Voted New Hampshire Business of the Decade

Palmer Gas & Oil was named Business of the Decade by Business NH Magazine. The full-service fuel marketer was recognized for its achievements in the Retail/Wholesale category. Business NH Magazine invited winners of its Business of the Year and Business Leader of the Year awards between 2011 and 2019 to apply for Business of the Decade honors. Nearly 50 judges ...

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Is There a Future for Hydronics?

Consolidation, new products, and improved efficiency are reshaping the hydronics segment, says Mike McDonnell. “Is There a Future for Hydronics?” was the title of a talk McDonnell gave to the Heating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration Distributors International, a trade group of wholesaler distributors. And he talked further on the subject in a recent phone call. “Many people in the industry look at ...

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Grundfos’ Swetye Joins Board of Hydraulic Institute

Pump manufacturer Grundfos announced the appointment of Jim Swetye, Technical Training Manager, to serve on the Board of the Hydraulic Institute for 2020-2021 as Vice President of Education. “It is really an honor to be entrusted with this role as an educator,” said Swetye. “For me, the great thing about this organization is that we at the Hydraulic Institute can ...

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