The Inflation Reduction Act, Bioheat® Fuel & the Buy-Sell Agreement

December 12, 2022

How the new law affects decarbonization efforts & securing Bioheat® Mark Twain famously said, If you don’t like New England weather, wait a few minutes. As we enter yet another heating season, the weather is indeed …

Venting Condensing Appliances with Polypropylene Pipe: Part 2

Part 2, from the Nov/Dec Indoor Comfort. Part 1, from the Sep/Oct Indoor Comfort, can be found here. Why Polypropylene? Polypropylene is environmentally-friendly, designed for sustained flue gases up to 230°F (110°C) and provides performance properties better suited …

Prefabrication Raises the Bar

I’ve been in the home comfort trade for 20 years. Much has changed in that time, but two things in particular are very different from when I first lit a standing pilot. First, equipment has gone …

The Gas Side— Honeywell SmartValves™: Part 9

Part 9, from the Nov/Dec 2022 Indoor Comfort Parts 1 & 2, from the Jul/Aug and Sep/Oct 2021 Indoor Comfort can be found here. Part 3, from the Nov/Dec 2021 Indoor Comfort can be found here. Part 4, from the Jan/Feb 2022 Indoor Comfort can be …

Eastern Energy Expo announces business partner sponsors

December 8, 2022

Eastern Energy Expo has announced the Iowa Soybean Association, in conjunction with Bioheat and Clean Fuels (CFAA), have signed on as a top-level Business Partner to Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) 2023, set for May 21–24 …

OESP announces Care to Ride date

December 7, 2022

Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) issued a save-the-date for the next Care to Ride event. Scheduled for May 22, it will occur during the Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, …

Clean Fuels notes RFS proposal underestimates biomass-based diesel infrastructure

December 6, 2022

Clean Fuels Alliance America criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2023 and beyond for undercutting investments in biodiesel and renewable diesel capacity. The minor increases for biomass-based diesel …

Ferguson acquires Pacific Northwest HVAC distributor Airefco, Inc.

December 5, 2022

UK-based Ferguson plc has acquired Airefco, Inc., a distributor of HVAC equipment, parts and supplies in the Pacific Northwest. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1957 as a Carrier HVAC distributor, Airefco is …

WD-40 teams up to create HVAC technician scholarships

December 1, 2022

WD-40 Brand has partnered with Housecall Pro and Trade Academy to award 20 HVAC students $2,500 each to help kick-start their career and encourage the next generation of tradespeople. Here’s what last year's winners had to …

Service Champions acquires Service Wizard Heating & Air Conditioning

November 29, 2022

Service Champions Group has acquired Service Wizard Heating & Air Conditioning of Austin, TX for an undisclosed sum. Service Wizard is an established provider of air conditioning, heating and air quality services and a second-generation family …