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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 business with brothers Charles and John Osgood at the helm. This acquisition marks Service Champions’ first step into the […]

Paschal buys Lyerla Heating & Air in Arkansas

November 25, 2022

Lyerla Heating & Air, a 15-year-old HVAC company based in Joplin, MO, announced it has been acquired by Paschal. Lyerla Heating will be rebranded as Paschal Air, Plumbing & Electric. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Paschal, headquartered in Springdale, AR, began serving the four-states area three years ago when the company expanded operations […]

Ferrellgas continues partnership with Operation Warm

November 24, 2022

Propane logistics company Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is again partnering with Operation Warm to provide winter coats for families in need. The national nonprofit organization has served more than 4.6 million children across the U.S. and Canada since it was founded in 1998. It is part of the Ferrellgas Century Project, through which the company pledges […]

BellSimons opens Mitsubishi Electric Authorized Training Center

November 23, 2022

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS), has announced BellSimons Cos., a wholesaler of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment and METUS distributor, has opened a Mitsubishi Electric Authorized Training Center (MATC) in Waterville, ME. This is the first MATC operated by BellSimons. The 1,400 sq ft facility offers Maine-based contractors the opportunity […]

Women in Energy’s Webinar Wednesday to focus on mini split heat pumps

November 22, 2022

Women in Energy has announced its latest Webinar Wednesdays topic for this week. “Mini Split (Residential Heat Pump) Introduction – 101” will be presented by Matt Kilcoyne of F.W.Webb. It is described as an intro session for those that are unfamiliar with this important and popular form of air conditioning. It will include topics such […]

Rheem expands Arkansas HVAC facility & learning center

November 21, 2022

Rheem is investing more than $20 million in its Fort Smith, AR facility, the headquarters of its U.S. HVAC equipment manufacturing and air conditioning business unit. Rheem said the investment is a key element of its 10-year strategy: “INVEST to grow, INNOVATE to lead and DELIVER on commitments.” “We are excited to expand our operations […]

Trane Technologies to use low-carbon steel

November 18, 2022

Trane Technologies announced it will further reduce the carbon impact of its industry-leading, sustainable HVAC solutions by purchasing low-carbon steel from primary supplier Nucor Corp., Econiq™, with an additional allotment from U. S. Steel, verdeX®. The steel will be used in U.S. manufacturing operations to build Trane® high-efficiency heat pumps and air conditioners for homes, […]

Nortek Global HVAC expands high-efficiency UEZ unit heater line

November 17, 2022

Nortek Global HVAC has released three new capacities for the Reznor® UEZ condensing gas-fired unit heater. This industry-leading model supplies fuel-efficient heating to ensure cost-effective operation while promoting the safety and comfort of building occupants. Features of the launch include: Three new sizes: 55, 85, and 110 MBH. Certifications for industrial/commercial use and residential, non-living […]

Carrier to start field trials of cold climate heat pump for DOE challenge

Carrier said it is ready for phase two of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Cold Climate Heat Pump Challenge, which includes field testing its prototype heat pump in a harsh climate. The DOE’s challenge aims to accelerate commercialization of heat pumps that meet comfort needs in cold climate regions of North America—thereby expanding energy-efficient and […]

Tevis Energy buys Heaps Oil Company

November 16, 2022

Tevis Energy, Inc., a Maryland corporation, has acquired certain assets related to the operations of Heaps Oil Co., Inc. a full-service distillates delivery business located in Whiteford, MD. The transaction closed on Oct. 27. Founded in 1904 by Nelson A. Heaps, Heaps Oil has been passed down for four generations. For more than 20 years, […]