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5 HVACR Industry Topics to Put on Your Radar
A discussion of industry trends and considerations led by members of the AHR Expo Expert Council.
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ServiceTitan Integrates iManifold®, Advanced Residential HVAC Diagnostic Tool for Techs and Homeowners. No. 1 home service business management software partners with digital manifold technology provider to automate HVAC/R system analysis reports and streamline sales. Read full story >>

LG Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2030
Company Plans Further Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Expansion of Carbon Offset Projects.
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Emerson to Host First ‘We Love STEM Day’ on June 21st at Ridge Tool Headquarters in Elyria.
Local students will participate in day of hands-on learning.
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KBE, Inc. releases the No Freeze Control, the first safety control of its kind for the HVACR industry.
KBE, Inc., announces a brand new product for the HVACR market. The No Freeze Control permanently stops the evaporator coil from freezing, while protecting other vital components from being damaged. 
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Johnson Controls opens Rooftop Center of Excellence facility for HVAC rooftop unit design, manufacturing and testing.  900,000-square-foot facility in Norman, Oklahoma expanded with advanced rooftop unit design, manufacturing and testing capabilities.  Read full story >>

ASHRAE Announces Certified HVAC Designer Launch.
ASHRAE announces that applications for the new Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) certification are now open. World-wide computer-based testing opens June 3. 
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New Echo Dot with every purchase of Johnson Controls GLAS Smart Thermostat.
Order by 5:45pm e.s.t. for same day shipping. 
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Carrier® HVAC North America Field Service Expands Footprint
Footprint grows as part of Service 2.0 Program. 
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RectorSeal Acquires All-Access™ Brand of HVAC Condensate Management Products
Acquisition includes expertise of All-Access developer Stuart Oakner, who will support RectorSeal product development.
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Winsupply to open new regional distribution center in Jacksonville, Fla.
Winsupply Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors of construction and industrial supplies and equipment, will open a new regional distribution center in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2019. 
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Registration Is Open for the ASHRAE 2019 Annual Conference in Kansas City.
ASHRAE is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2019 Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo., June 22-26, at the Kansas City Marriott and Kansas City Convention Center. 
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DiversiTech® Acquires Stride Tool LLC.
Acquisition Strengthens Company’s Expansive Tool Offering for HVAC/R Technicians, 
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Emerson Launches ‘Legends of HVAC’ Podcast Series.
New series part of HVAC on Air podcast. Emerson has launched a new five-part series as part of its HVAC
on Air podcast.
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Bacharach Announces a Fall Combustion Promotion.
Bacharach, Inc., a leading provider of HVAC-R gas instrumentation, combustion analysis and energy management solutions announces its fall promotion campaign. 
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Online Registration Open for 2018 RSES Conference.
RSES launches its online registration for the 2018 RSES Conference & HVACR Technology Expo, which will be co-located with PHCC CONNECT 2018. The two events will take place Oct. 9–12, 2018, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM. 
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Nortek & Facebook Partner on Data Center HVAC.
Facebook Partners with Nortek Air Solutions in Sustainable Data Center Cooling Systems. StatePoint™ Liquid Cooling Technology Eliminates the Need for Mechanical Cooling. 
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Tom Hopkins Sales Academy New Jersey – 2018.
May 18 & 19, 2018 9AM to 4PM each day Marriott Renaissance Newark Airport.  Special Sales Academy Hotel Rate Available. 1-800-528-0446 | salesacademy@tomhopkins.com 
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ASHRAE Webcast: “Making Energy Efficiency a Reality” Registration Now Open for April 19 Broadcast
Registration for the free ASHRAE Webcast, “Making Energy Efficiency a Reality,” is now open at www.ashrae.org/webcast.  
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New Study Dispels Myth That Leaks In Interior Ductwork Do Not Contribute To Home Energy Loss.
Study Shows That Sealing Ducts Located In Conditioned Space Saved Up to 16% of Energy and Reduced Overall Home Envelope Leakage By More Than 11%.   
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HARDI Official Statement on New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs.
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) expresses concern over the new steel and aluminum tariffs announced this week, in that they may have detrimental impact on demand for HVACR products. 
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New Comfortmaker® Two-Stage Heat Pump and Air Conditioner Models are Designed for Superior Comfort Control at an Affordable Price. The Comfortmaker® N4H6 Performance 16 heat pump and N4A7 Performance 17 air conditioner provide superior efficiency, temperature and humidity control. Read full story >>

Free Online Customer Referral Network Reimagines the Consumer-Direct HVAC/R Equipment Supply Chain. Online Platform Designed to Make the Consumer-Direct HVAC Sales Channel. More Profitable For HVAC/R Contractors.  Read full story >>

Metropac "Lunch on Us" Promotion.
National HVAC/R Master Distributor Metropac continues for 2018 their "Lunch on Us" promotions. Wholesalers can receive 5 FREE large pizzas and two 2 liter bottles of soda from Domino’s.
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Daikin announces Creard as the brand name for its low Global Warming Potential (GWP) products.
Daikin’s R-407H will be the first product to use the Creard brand. Creard R-407H is Daikin’s new cost-effective, high-efficiency, low GWP refrigerant for use in new and retrofit refrigeration systems.
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Cielo’s Smart Controls - Pioneering the Voice Controlled Device Market in Ductless Air Conditioning.
Talk directly to your Air Conditioners through Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant in combo with Cielo Breez.
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Women In Energy Launches New Website.
The Women in Energy Association launched a new website: wewomeninenergy.com. The website supports the group’s mission to connect and empower women working in the energy industry.
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ASHRAE New Standard 90.1 Portal Offers Centralized Resources to Users
A new online portal makes it easier than ever for building professionals to access the suite of resources related to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.
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Bard Manufacturing Introduces FUSION-TEC™ WALL-MOUNT:  The Next Generation of Innovation in Free Cooling. “The FUSION-TEC innovation is a peak-efficiency economizer with an ultra-high efficiency air conditioning system wrapped around it, thereby maximizing free cooling opportunities.” Read full story >>

Registration Opens for the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference.
ASHRAE is pleased to announce registration is now open for its 2018 Winter Conference, to be held in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 20-24, at the Palmer House Hilton. Registration is also open for the AHR Expo, Jan. 22-24 at McCormick Place, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
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Digital Customer Notification: A simple way for HVAC & other service contractors to make more money. Digital Customer Notification by Solutioneering, LLC provides service-based businesses the opportunity to generate more revenue from current customers with effective, low cost direct digital marketing ads and the power of cross-selling. Read full story >>

QuietCool and A/C: A Perfect Union
QuietCool makes the bold claim that whole house fans can save up to 50-90% on A/C related costs. But factually, this is actually not a claim made by QuietCool. This claim comes directly from the Department of Energy and PG&E (Pacific Gas & and Electric Company). 
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Ingersoll Rand to Host Thousands of Future Skilled Workers at its Facilities around the World to Celebrate Manufacturing Day.  Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will participate in Manufacturing Day at its facilities around the world. Read full story >>

Belimo Offers New Online Sensor Training
Belimo University is excited to announce a new online HVAC sensor training. Belimo University known for its comprehensive training programs has just released an online module on Belimo Sensors.  
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Kele, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Control Consultants, Inc.
MEMPHIS, TN and BOSTON, MA – Kele, Inc. (Kele) announced today the acquisition of Control Consultants, Inc. (CCI). This strategic combination highlights each company’s long-term commitment to providing industry leading products and solutions to its customers. 
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Testo Announces Fall Combustion Promotion
Testo's fall promotional campaign, "60 Years of Excellence," celebrates the company's 60th anniversary.
This promotional campaign offers customers the opportunity to receive a free testo 770-3 hook clamp meter with the purchase of any 320 or 330 combustion analyzer kit as well as an extra year of sensor warranty.
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Tamarack Technologies, Inc. Products Added to BPI Product List
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has recognized two new products in its Product Listing Program that meet, or exceed, industry standards. 
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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: TRC Changes Eligibility for 2017 BMOP Competition and Announces Two New Contest Categories.  Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) is switching things up with its 2017 Big Man On Planet (BMOP) competition.  “Now in our sixth year, we’re creating greater excitement by expanding the BMOP playing field,” said Ryan Kiscaden, TRC’s Executive Director.  Read full story >>

This best-selling smart thermostat works with Alexa and costs half as much as a Nest.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is and always has been the gold standard when it comes to smart thermostats, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. From design to features to the accompanying app, Nest is the best. 
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Carol Fey Launches Online Electricity Training
Carol Fey has recently launched Quick & Basic Online Electricity Training. Her famous electricity pig is back in full force bringing us hands-on training with a computer mouse or touch screen.  
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Cool Air Products Introduces AC/SMARTSEAL Quick Shot for Fast, Easy Repairs of Refrigerant Leaks.
The AC SMARTSEAL Quickshot Easy Inject Kit helps HVAC technicians to quickly locate and repair refrigerant leaks of all types and sizes without the need to pump down the system. 
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Free Johnson Controls Training at Gillette Stadium July 20th.
Training will be followed by a private stadium tour.
National HVAC/R master distributor, Metropac Industries will be hosting a Johnson Controls Refrigeration Training & New Product Introduction in a luxury suite at Gillette Stadium.
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Tecumseh Continues Legal Action to Protect Valuable Brand Names.
Tecumseh Products Company LLC announced today that the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has denied Kulthorn Kirby Public Company Ltd. and Elco Refrigeration Solutions.
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Rheem's first-ever Pro Partner Conferences bring thousands of top HVAC contractors and distributors together.  Committing to bigger, stronger, and faster partnerships with distributors, contractors and key business partners, Rheem hosted more than twenty five hundred people at the company’s first-ever national Rheem and Ruud Pro Partner Conferences in Las Vegas May 1-4, 2017.  Read full story >>

Titus HVAC Innovative Uses of 3D & VR Technology.
The Future is Here with Titus VR. Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for years in the video game industry creating new worlds for gamers to explore. The technology’s potential for training has never truly been tested before until now.
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ARS Honors Men and Women of the Armed Forces by Implementing Veteran Initiatives
American Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis, Tenn. based, privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, is honoring those who served in the armed forces by executing community outreach initiatives geared towards veterans. 
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Research aims to measure benefits of using radiation as an HVAC coil cleaner.
Researchers at Penn State are investigating the use of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) as a long-term maintenance solution for cooling coils in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings.
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HARDI Distributors Report 5.6 Percent Revenue Increase in April
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 5.6 percent in April 2017.
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Bacharach, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Parasense, Inc.
Bacharach, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of refrigerant gas leak detection and monitoring instruments, and combustion and emissions analyzers, serving the HVAC-R industry announced today the completion of the acquisition of Parasense, Inc. 
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ASHRAE and IOR Sign Agreement of Understanding.
ASHRAE and IOR Strengthen Partnership with Signing of New MoU Agreement.
ASHRAE and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship, which dates back more than a century. 
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Bacharach Announces Updated Brand Identity, Logo and Website
Bacharach Inc., a leading manufacturer of refrigerant gas leak detection and monitoring instruments, and combustion and emission analyzers, is proud to announce the launch of an updated website and brand identity, revitalizing its logo, company colors and redesigning its collateral materials to provide a clearer and stronger presence within their focus markets. 
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TRC Announces 2017 Big Man on Planet Competition.
Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) announced that its sixth annual Big Man On Planet (BMOP) competition begins May 1, in partnership with Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI). BMOP will run through Oct. 31 and all HARDI wholesaler members are eligible to participate. 
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Shurtape Kicks Off Third Year of Mission: HVAC Technical Education Program.
Shurtape Technologies launched its Mission: HVAC Educating for Success program for the third year with three new students, selected among applicants from technical schools nationwide. 
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Weil-McLain Launches ‘School of Better Heating’ Personalized Training for HVAC Pros.
Weil-McLain®, a leading North American designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings, announces its 2017 School of Better Heating training program. 
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Grainger Brings Industry Expertise to its Online Knowledge Center
New Site Shares Insights and Trends to Help Businesses Improve Operations. 
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Solar-powered Commercial Air Conditioning Systems bringing Winds of Change in Global Market.
U.S. commercial air conditioning systems market was valued at USD 7,251.7 million in 2012 and is expected to see growth at 5.2% CAGR during 2013 to 2019 period.
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New Online Nate Prep Course Available Now!
Eric Shidell, founder and lead trainer for HVAC Service Mentor, LLC, has announced an all - new online training program designed to help HVAC technicians prepare for and pass the NATE exam. 
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United Technologies Announces Secondary Offering of its Position in Watsco, Inc. Common Stock.
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced today the commencement of an underwritten secondary offering of 4,235,685 shares of common stock of Watsco, Inc. (NYSE: WSO). Watsco is not offering any shares of common stock and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares offered. 
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Motor and Drive Troubleshooting online course.
Constantly troubleshooting the same or similar motor and drive problems can not only be a headache, it can severely impact uptime and the cost of doing business. 
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Sixty Service Leaders Talk People, Processes, and Technologies. Synergy Solution Group hosts HVAC Service Operations Forum. The three-and-a-half-day session focused on the people, processes, and technologies Synergy members utilize within their organizations. Read full story >>

HARDI Announces Speakers, Content for New Supply Chain Excellence Conference.
This week, HARDI announced the lineup for its Supply Chain Excellence Focus Conference March 26-28 in Tempe, Arizona.
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Tecumseh Confirms Position on Refrigerant Transition.
Tecumseh Position Includes Approvals for HC and HFO Refrigerants. 
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TSI Introduces Revolutionary Wireless AirPro™ Instruments Platform.
TSI is proud to introduce a new platform: AirPro™ Instruments---revolutionary wireless velocity and pressure measurement solutions---to maximize productivity. 
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Unico Joins Campaign to Promote Skilled Trades to Young People. Generation Next program supports scholarships through mikeroweWORKS Foundation and This Old House Ventures. Read full story >>

Johnson Controls to Display BlueStream™ Hybrid Cooling System.
The company worked with the Electric Power Research Institute to evaluate BlueStream in a wide range of cooling conditions in thermoelectric power plants. 
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New Uponor wireless control offers efficiencies for radiant systems.
Autobalancing in the Climate Control Zoning System II provides 25% faster reaction times and 20% greater energy savings. 
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New Duct Sizing Calculator Available
A new duct sizing calculator from ASHRAE and the Air Distribution Institute (ADI) allows HVAC air distribution system designers to more accurately size ducts, especially flex ducts under varying amounts of compression, based on research results. 
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BAS or EMS: Which Is Right for Your Facility?A flexible, powerful Network Thermostat energy management system provides similar features of a BAS/BMS and is typically installed at less than 50 percent of the cost.
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The Blue Collar Success Group Announces ServiceTitan as the Headline Sponsor of Their Third Annual SAMI (Sales and Marketing Intensive) Event For Home Service Companies. ServiceTitan will join Fellow Industry Experts January 19-20, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ to Discuss the Impact of Technology on Sales and Marketing.  Read full story >>

Share Your Expertise at Eastern Energy Expo ‘17.
Conference Seeking Best Industry Experts to Serve as Speakers; Deadline for Applications is December 1.
 
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Rheem and Fujitsu General Limited Announce Strategic Collaboration.
Companies will collaborate to expand their U.S.-focused HVAC businesses.
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Emerson Announces National Distribution Agreement.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced today that it has finalized a national distribution agreement with United Refrigeration Inc.
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Comfort Institute Partners With Service Roundtable To Offer One-Stop Training And Support For HVAC Businesses.  Comfort Institute Now Offers Members Complimentary Membership To Service Roundtable. 
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Control Your Commercial Building from Anywhere with the New Carrier Connect™ Wi-Fi Thermostat.
Commercial building operators are busy and managing a number of competing priorities. To make their lives easier and increase their building's energy-efficiency, Carrier is pleased to announce the release of the Carrier® Connect™ Wi-Fi thermostat for commercial buildings.
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HARDI Aims To Become Largest Supporter of Homes for Our Troops .
In a signing ceremony completed on July 30, Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) entered into an agreement creating what is likely to be both organizations’ largest philanthropic partnership to date.
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Grundfos to Host Free Continuing Education Week for Engineering Professionals.
Grundfos Technical Institute (GTI), the official training academy of Grundfos, will host a week-long series of free online trainings for engineering professionals to earn CEUs during Sept. 12-16, 2016.
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Midwest to help injured veterans to rebuild their lives.
Midwest Tool and Cutlery (www.midwestsnips.com) is well on the way to a significant charitable contribution. The company was inspired by HARDI (www.hardinet.org) to engage in activities that could support U.S. military troops.  
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Trane Announces Significant Centrifugal Chiller Line Expansion and Services for the United States and Canada
Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is expanding its CenTraVac™ centrifugal chiller portfolio for large buildings and industrial applications in the United States and Canada.
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Ferguson gives away grills in O Say Can You Sear contest.
What would you do for a chance to win a new grill? Would you take a photo of your best grilled, seared or barbecue dish and allow the world to vote on it?
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Big Chill 2016 Condensing Unit Promotion is Bigger and Better.
Tecumseh Products Company is pleased to announce the Big Chill 2016 Condensing Unit Promotion, which includes a chance for commercial refrigeration contractors/installers to win any one (1) of three (3) prizes.

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TRC Announces 2016 Big Man On Planet Competition.
Thermostat Recycling Corporation announces the fifth annual competition among HARDI wholesaler members to recycle the most mercury thermostats.
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The Smart Home Revolution under the Leadership of HVAC Contractors.
Smart homes will soon become a common part of almost all households. This revolution has already started under the leadership of HVAC contractors, thanks to the consumer demand that has accelerated the growth of smart homes rapidly.
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Ferguson announces favorable settlement agreement with Lockwood International, Inc. (Lockwood) and several former employees.
Ferguson, the nation’s largest plumbing wholesale distributor, announced it has reached a settlement agreement with Lockwood International, Inc. (“Lockwood”) and several former Ferguson employees.
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$10,000 Winner Mestek Man Cave Promotion.
Mestek’s Residential Comfort Group, North America’s #1 manufacturer of hydronic baseboard and kickspace heaters, recently announced the winners in their “Ultimate Man Cave” Prize Promotion.
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Ferguson supports the trades.
According to Manpower Group’s recent survey, for the sixth-straight year skilled trade jobs are the most difficult to fill in the U.S. and nearly half of the employers in our country are feeling the impact. As the shortage of skilled labor increases and the current labor force ages, Ferguson is actively pursuing solutions and working with its trade partners to address the growing crisis. 
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Noritz Revamps PROCard Incentive Program with New App To Drive Homeowner Sales Leads to Contractors. The goal: Help contractors raise their marketing profiles among local homeowners, while providing faster installations and service to these customers.  Read full story >>

Selecting HVAC systems using OEM data – Not AHRI: ACCA Manual S equipment sizing.  At Savoy Engineering Group we perform hundreds of residential ACCA Manual J, S & D HVAC designs each year throughout the United States. We also review HVAC designs performed by others. Often it is either the homeowner/contractor/builder/architect that does not trust the results they received or a lawsuit may be involved.  Read full story >>

Mestek Announces Top Sales Honors
RBI Water Heaters award recipients are Goes Heating Systems of Houston, Texas receiving the leading sales award for the US Market and HPG Sales of Toronto, Ontario for the Canadian Market. 
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Energy Department Announces Largest Energy Efficiency Standard in History.  Developed with industry, utilities, and environmental groups, these standards will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date. Read full story >>

Emerson Sponsors ‘Supermarket of the Future’ Student Challenge.
Events at The Helix Innovation Center part of University of Dayton Engineers Week.  University of Dayton students designed “supermarkets of the future” as part of the E-Week Innovation Challenge sponsored by Emerson (NYSE: EMR) during the university’s Engineers Week.
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Coolfront Announces New Integration With To Your Success
Coolfront Technologies/Profit Strategies Inc., and To Your Success announce integration of the zero-cost Coolfront Mobile App and eTouch platform. Both organizations serve the HVAC, plumbing and electrical industries, and this integration pairs the leader in flat-rate pricing, with the leader in customer experience strategy and solutions. 
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Sanhua International Sales, Marketing Appointments
Sanhua International announces the addition of a sales engineer and two marketing support personnel to its Commercial team. Brandon Stewart, Andy Schoen and Michael Smith have joined Sanhua and will support sales and marketing efforts in North and Central America.
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New ASHRAE Publication Explains the Impact of IT Equipment on Data Center Design. 
The 13th book in ASHRAE’s Datacom Series, “IT Equipment Design Impact on Data Center Solutions,” is now available. The book was developed by ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment. 
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Mestek Acquires Turbonics.
Mestek, Inc. of Westfield, MA is pleased to announce the acquisition of Turbonics, Inc. of Cleveland, OH, effective February 4, 2016.
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HVAC Brain Carries Replacement Parts for Carrier Water Source Heat Pumps.  HVAC Brain, Inc. (www.hvacbrain.com), retailer of HVAC/R equipment and replacement parts, has added Carrier water source heat pump replacement parts to their expansive online selection of HVAC equipment and replacement parts.  Read full story >>

RSES MEMBERS AWARDED CM/CMS STATUS.
RSES is proud to announce the names of members who were awarded RSES Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist status January 2016 through March 2016. 
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Attendance High for ASHRAE Winter Conference, AHR Expo
High attendance was reported for the recent ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo, in Orlando. The 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference, was held Jan. 23-27, with the AHR Expo held Jan. 25-27.  
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Nailor Industries, Inc. launches new corporate website!
Nailor Industries, Inc. officially launched their new corporate website on March 7th, 2016. The new site brings simplicity and elegance to the user experience, presenting Nailor’s product information in an easy to navigate platform, mobile and tablet friendly.  
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Registration Now Open For ACCA 2016 And IE3 Expo.
ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, has opened registration for ACCA 2016, the Business Solutions Conference for Indoor Environment Contractors. 
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Bosch Introduces New Stainless Steel Boiler Line:
Eight New Condensing Buderus SSB Units at 98% Thermal Efficiency.
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New Trane Mobile App Designed to Meet the Needs of Contractors and Service Professionals.  New Trane Mobile App Designed to Meet the Needs of Contractors and Service Professionals Trane 360° app provides contractors and service professionals with instant access to product and sales information in one location.  Read full story >>

WeatherBug and Emerson Partner to Deliver Home Energy Efficiency and Comfort Using Local Weather and Wi-Fi Thermostat Data.
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Field Controls Welcomes New Engineering Manager.
Field Controls announced the addition of Mark Lundberg as Engineering Manager. Lundberg will be responsible for leading the Field engineering department in the design, development, and production of new products and product lines. 
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U.S. Department of Energy Finalizes Standards for HVAC Commercial Products.  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been successful in negotiating the conservation standards for the Commercial Package Air Conditioners and Commercial Warm Air Furnaces Working Group’s products.
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ChillPro® Contractual Liability Coverage for HVAC contractors.
XL Catlin and Financial Risk Solutions, Inc. have entered an exclusive underwriting agreement to offer Chill-Pro® contractual liability insurance coverage for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) contractors in the US.
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Noritz Accredited as an Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs.
Demonstrating a commitment to high-quality lifelong learning, accreditation spans five years and covers designated Noritz courses offered during that time. 
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Johnson Controls introduces TempMaster, new HVAC products for summer 2015 cooling season. Advanced rooftop units and split systems will meet market’s need for easy specification and configuration flexibility.
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Rotobrush Launches New Air Duct Cleaning System, BrushBeast Boasts Up to 90% Increase in Power.  Rotobrush Launches New Air Duct Cleaning System, BrushBeast Boasts Up to 90% Increase in Power. Read full story >>

Bosch Thermotechnology Announces Launch of National Geothermal Awareness & Educational Campaign.
National Campaign is Designed to Create Broad Consumer Awareness.
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Energy Department Invests $4 Million to Strengthen Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation.
As part of the administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and double energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced $4 million to develop and demonstrate new energy efficiency solutions for the nation's homes. 
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HVAC Brain Inc. Now Carries Siemens Commercial Room Thermostat.  HVAC Brain, Inc., retailer of HVAC/R equipment and replacement parts, has added Siemen's RDY2000 Commercial Room Thermostat to their extensive online selection of commercial thermostats.  Read full story >>

Spirax Sarco introduces the New Spirax EasiHeat™ DHW with S.I.M.S Technology. A complete, compact and energy efficient heat exchange solution. Spirax Sarco is pleased to release the Spirax EasiHeat DHW.
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ACCA Initiates New Standard on HVAC System Design for Energy Efficient Homes. Standard Will Provide Procedures to Design/Select HVAC Systems and Equipment for Low-Load Homes.  Read full story >>

AEROSEAL MAKES DUCT SEALING EVEN MORE PROFITABLE WITH NEW WIRELESS DUCT SEALING SYSTEM. HomeSeal PRO Significantly Increases Productivity, Simplifies Business Promoting And Increase Bottom-Line Profits For HVAC Businesses.  Read full story >>

Roughly Half of Residential Contractors Not Prepared for New 2015 Efficiency Regulations
Emerson survey shows contractors are still unsure how new regulations will affect their businesses. 
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Registration Open for ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference, Atlanta.
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has a warm southern welcome as the 2015 Annual Conference comes to the Society’s hometown of Atlanta, Ga. The Conference takes place June 27-July 1, at the Atlanta Hilton. 
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Maytag Launches 20-SEER Air Conditioner.
Maytag® heating and air conditioning releases an all-new iQ Drive air conditioner – the PSA4BG. This new inverter-driven product reaches 20-SEER cooling efficiency in all matches and is available in 2, 3, 4 and 5 ton capacities. 
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Ferguson Acquires Redlon & Johnson Supply.  Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., the largest plumbing distributor in the U.S., on Tuesday announced the acquisition of of Redlon & Johnson Supply, a division of The Gage Company, in a transaction completed March 16.  Read full story >>

Tecumseh Announces Big Chill4 Contractor Trip Promotion.
Tecumseh Products Company is pleased to announce the 2015 Big Chill4 Condensing Unit Promotion, which includes a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for commercial refrigeration and air conditioning contractors and installers.  
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Daikin Applied's Roadshow Delivers Internet of Things Technology Training to Your Doorstep.  Roadshow offers hands-on demonstrations of Intelligent Equipment™ in rooftop units and discussions about IoT at 18 stops nationwide.  Read full story >>

Utilities Address HVACR Education.
When HVACR instructors gather to learn, they expect to hear about new technologies just around the corner that they need to integrate into their training. However, equally important is to learn about what is not being covered effectively in current HVACR Education and what they can do to change it.
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WinWholesale has selected six of its locations as a Company of the Year in their respective industry segments. Segments include plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), industrial PVF, electrical, turf irrigation and “other” industries. Read full story >>

Siemens Partners with Silver Bullet to Offer Water Treatment for Cooling Towers.
The Silver Bullet Technology Helps Kill Harmful Bacteria, Remove Scale, and Control Corrosion.  
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Mitsubishi Electric DC-600E Integration Controller: Empowering Building Managers Through Product-Services Package. These products provide building managers and owners an innovative product-services package that pairs complete building controls with top-notch customer service from Mitsubishi Electric's Professional Solutions Group (PSG). Read full story >>

Krueger-HVAC Releases Blower Coil Product Line and K-Select 13.0 Selection Software.  Krueger-HVAC, a leading manufacturer of air distribution products, today announced the addition of blower coils to their product offering along with K-Select 13.0 selection software. Read full story >>

ASHRAE Publishes Revision of Ground Source Heat Pump Book.
When ASHRAE’s original book on ground source heat pumps was published 17 years ago, such systems were used mainly in residential settings and designers who used them were seen as risk takers. 
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Thermostat Recycling Corporation Reaches New Record in 2014.
Network increased mercury thermostat collections by 12%. 
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HVAC Monitoring System integrates Internet of Things. Daikin Technology Unlocks Data that will Revolutionize Cities Around the World.  Intelligent Equipment(TM) ushers in new era of capabilities for commercial and industrial buildings with integration of Internet of Things.  Read full story >>

Neptronic appoints new VP Sales and Marketing.
Luis I. Melgares has been appointed as Neptronic’s new VP Sales and Marketing. 
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HouseCall Pro, an App for iOS and Android, Integrates New Features to Business Suite.  All-in-one tool for service professionals integrates QuickBooks Online to streamline business process.  Read full story >>

RectorSeal's Mighty Bracket™ is HVAC Industry's First Labor-Cutting Mini-Split Installation Support Tool.
Mighty Bracket™ fits most mini-split sizes; makes evaporator coil installation and connection an easy, single-person job. 
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REHAU Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems Paired With Geothermal Systems Are Key Steps on the Path to Net-zero Building.  Hydronic radiant heating and cooling systems combined with downsized air-handling systems can reduce HVAC energy consumption and initial investment costs while increasing thermal comfort in commercial buildings.  Read full story >>

Award-winning iAQ App Adds Enhanced Quoting Features.
The new app includes enhanced quoting capabilities that assist the contractor when creating custom quotations. 
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Introducing Cor: A Smart Thermostat from the Inventors of Modern Air Conditioning. The smart thermostat fusing the convenience of smart device remote access with improved system efficiency has arrived with the new Cor™ thermostat from Carrier. Read full story >>

NEW ASPIRATING SMOKE DETECTION SETS GAMEWELL-FCI UP TO MEET CHALLENGES.  FAAST XT Detector’s Fast Sensing, Large Coverage and Long Reach Viewed by Fire Alarm Experts as Problem-Solver for Difficult Applications.  Read full story >>

TRC Announces 2014 Big Man On Planet Competition Winners.
Johnstone Supply, Crescent Parts & Equipment, and Corken Steel Products take top awards for mercury thermostat collection efforts. 
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$50 Coupon for Our Quality Residential ACCA Certified Manual J S & D HVAC Design Service. Use our ACCA Manual J& S & D residential HVAC design service and save $50 the first time you use us on any conventional HVAC design project. Read full story >>

Modine to offer a full list of free, accredited HVAC courses at AHR Expo.
Each of the accredited presentations is approved by the Milwaukee School of Engineering and gives participants 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU).
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Emerson Climate Technologies Announces New Copeland™ Technical Specialist Program. Educational Services, a business unit of Emerson Climate Services LLC, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced the  introduction of the Copeland™ Technical Specialist Program, a five-stage program designed to establish Copeland product experts within wholesale branches to better serve contractor customers.  Read full story >>