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Pro Plumbing Services acquired by Southern HVAC

June 30, 2022

Southern HVAC Corp. has acquired Pro Plumbing Services, LLC, Lexington, NC. The acquisition of Pro Plumbing by Southern HVAC builds on their already established Plumbing & Air Service Company brand servicing the greater Piedmont Triad area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. For more than 16 years, Pro Plumbing has offered high-quality plumbing, electrical, […]

Otodata expands with acquisition of AIUT’s LPG Branch

June 29, 2022

Montreal-based Otodata Holdings, Inc. has acquired AIUT’s LPG branch, a leading supplier of IoT ecosystems for the global LPG remote monitoring and metering market. Terms of the deal were not revealed. Founded in 2008, Otodata offers leading remote tank monitoring hardware, software and applications for a variety of industries to allow fuel and industrial gas […]

Bluon launches BluonLive, brick-and-mortar stores

June 28, 2022

Bluon, Inc. has announced the launch of BluonLive, a web app and E-commerce platform for HVAC technicians. BluonLive connects technicians in the field with their local distributors to acquire parts and materials, which can be fragmented and carried by multiple brands, in the most efficient way and in a few easy clicks. This saves both […]

Taco & Wales-Darby give to Tunnel to Towers Foundation

June 23, 2022

Taco Comfort Solutions teamed up with its New York manufacturers’ rep, Wales Darby, Islandia, NY, to raise $25,000 for Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which supports families of fallen and severely injured military and first responders by providing mortgage-free homes. A contractor promotion was run in the Long Island area for four months on proceeds from […]

Carrier launches new single-stage splits to meet upcoming regs

June 22, 2022

Carrier has launched a new line of single-stage split system air conditioners that are compliant with the upcoming 2023 Department of Energy (DOE) minimum efficiency requirements and test procedures. The move will help Carrier fully transition inventory in the Southern U.S. to 2023 compliant products prior to the Jan. 1, 2023 date of installation cutoff […]

EVAPCO acquires Select Technologies

June 20, 2022

EVAPCO, Inc. has acquired Belmont, MI-based Select Technologies, an advanced, full-service controls and automation company with expertise and technology development tailored for the food processing and cold storage industries. The new company is now EVAPCO Select Technologies, a food plant systems integrator specializing in design-build-installation of facility systems, production line integration, process automation, ammonia refrigeration, […]

tekmar releases eLearning modules for Smart Boiler Control 294

June 15, 2022

tekmar has released seven new eLearning modules on its Smart Boiler Control 294. These modules are available through Watts Works Online. They include an overview of the 294, typical applications and how to wire the control. Additionally, the training covers the user interface, the sequence of operation, and how the 294 supports Internet connectivity and […]

Michelle Bimson Maggi becomes first woman to chair NPGA

June 14, 2022

Michelle Bimson Maggi, VP of Law at AmeriGas (parent company UGI Corp.), has been appointed the first woman to Chair the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). “I am honored to have been selected as Chair of NPGA,” said Bimson Maggi. “I look forward to working closely with the NPGA leadership team and our 2,400 members […]

EDS launches new HVAC software

June 13, 2022

To address HVAC service provider challenges such as powering HVAC correctly in a home, providing the right-sized HVAC equipment and giving accurate heat or cooling load calculations, Energy Design Systems (EDS) has introduced EDS, a new HVAC software. EDS is a complete suite of connected solutions and services that combine the company’s 20 years of […]

Prices have spiked (again), now what should you do?

On the last day of 2021, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures closed at $75/barrel (bbl). About 10 weeks later, the price had risen to over $90/bbl, and then just 10 days after that, prices traded over $130/bbl. In a 10-day period in February, ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) futures rose from […]