J. Paige Freeland

PPA launches new Robert V. Boltz scholarship foundation for technical students

November 24, 2021

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) has launched the Robert V. Boltz Scholarship Foundation, a newly established 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that was created to offer tuition assistance to individuals set to enroll in PPA Technical Center’s (PPATEC) 10-week HVAC & Energy Professional Program. PPATEC will offer this gateway training program starting in July 2022. Visit: https://boltzscholarship.org/the-scholarship-fund/. […]

EIA to expand data coverage of biofuels in Monthly Energy Review

In October 2021, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) began publishing expanded data on biofuels other than ethanol in its Monthly Energy Review (MER), including production, imports, feedstocks and consumption. The expanded biofuels data provide a more detailed look at fuels previously grouped under renewable fuels except ethanol, which is now split into biodiesel, renewable […]

Ferrellgas announces nationwide partnership with Operation Warm

Propane company Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is partnering with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit organization that offers warmth, confidence and hope to underserved children through the gift of winter coats. “At Ferrellgas, we strive to make propane easy for our customers,” Ferrellgas CEO Tamria Zertuche said. “But life isn’t always easy, especially on a cold winter […]

Reading HVAC business raises $2,560 to celebrate office opening

November 23, 2021

Advanced Comfort Specialists (ACS), a Pennsylvania HVAC business, has opened its newest office at 217 Montrose Blvd. in Reading, PA. The 6,000 sq ft location was purchased in mid-May and took 5 months to renovate, which now includes a fully-stocked warehouse, loading dock and metal shop to boost operating efficiency. For the office grand opening, […]

Our Disrupted Future, More to Come

If survival is not enough reason to offer clean liquid heat, then what will it take? No one enjoys or embraces change. It would be great if we could continue to buy and sell carbon-based fuel for the next few decades and not have to learn a new pitch to share with our customers, but […]

Circulator Troubleshooting

Do it Once. Do it Right! “Do it Once. Do it Right.” is one of my favorite sayings from our friends at Taco Comfort Solutions. It’s something all technicians and installers try to live up to when servicing customers. I’d like to share some information on how troubleshooting and installing Taco’s 007e and 0018e has […]

How Do I Get More Humidity Out of My Humidifier?

November 22, 2021

As a manufacturer of whole-house humidifiers, we often get calls from home owners asking: How do I get more humidity out of my humidifier or Which setting offers more humidity? Numerous factors contribute to humidity levels in a home. First, it’s important to know that every humidifier manufactured is designed for a finite, maximum humidity […]

How Does a Heat Pump Pump Heat?

Mother Nature has a collection of “rules” that govern how things work in this world—“High pressure goes to low pressure,” “Whatever goes up must come down,” “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” and probably her most famous if you are in the heating industry, “Heat goes to cold!” If you were to […]

OESP announces events and call for presentations

November 18, 2021

Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) is seeking presentations for the 2022 Eastern Energy Expo (EEE), set for May 22-25, 2022 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. The deadline is Jan. 14, 2022. For more info, click here. EEE is also seeking sponsorships. OESP also announced the “2022 Care to Ride for Ralph” event […]

American Residential Services surprises veterans with home services makeovers

American Residential Services (ARS), a provider of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services, is honoring active and former Military across the country with its ARS Cares Saluting Our Veterans program. More than 25 veterans and their families will be the recipients of a new HVAC system or water heater in advance of the winter months. […]