HVAC

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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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HVAC Professor Reaching Out to Industry

A source for companies seeking HVAC help is Edward Curran, HVAC professor at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. “Given the current state of affairs I know many of you may be holding off on hiring, however I have fielded quite a few emails from HVAC companies looking to speak with our students about potential job opportunities,” Curran wrote in ...

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General Filters’ 2019 ‘Soaring Eagle’ Awarded to Shupe, Carboni & Associates

General Filters, Novi, Michigan, presented its annual “Soaring Eagle” Award to Shupe, Carboni & Associates, the sales representative company that best met a wide array of business objectives throughout 2019.    President and CEO Bob Abraham; Owner and Vice President John Redner; and Director of Sales and Business Development Allan Feys presented the Soaring Eagle Award Plaque to Joe Carboni ...

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General Filters Rolls Out New Brand Identity

General Filters, Novi, Michigan, announced a new brand identity that includes new logos, colors, and design. The transition has begun, and will continue in months to come. Since its founding in 1937, General Filters has updated its corporate logo just once. “The previous designs were appropriate at the time, but as the face of the industry changes so must we,” ...

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Comfort Is Critical in All Kinds of Settings

A consumer comfort survey by Emerson shows that heating and cooling concerns can contribute to family disagreements, lowered productivity and even lost retail sales. This presents an opportunity for contractors to start a comfort conversation with homeowners and facility managers about technology and solutions that can help drive comfort and livability, according to Emerson, a technology and engineering company based ...

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Survey: Contractors Need to Prepare for 2023 Regulations

A January 2020 survey of contractors and wholesalers by Emerson has found that only about half of HVAC professionals are familiar with upcoming 2023 efficiency and refrigerant regulations. Contractors and wholesalers surveyed said training service people and technicians is both a top concern and a top priority as they think about getting their businesses regulation-ready. “With three years to go ...

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‘Taco Tuesday’ Webinar Training Series

Taco will be hosting a new, bi-weekly webinar training series, “Taco Tuesday,” throughout 2020. These fun, fact-filled, one-hour webinars are designed to keep participants up-to-date with the latest HVAC systems, tools and technologies. The webinars will be held on Tuesdays at 12 noon EST and each month will feature one residential topic and one commercial topic. Taco Comfort Solutions’ Director ...

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