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Wendell Bedell

Wendell Bedell is CEO of www.GrowMyHVAC.com, a division of Building Services Institute, Inc., the nation’s premier online HVAC staff training and process implementation support membership organization, focused on helping contractors grow and become more profitable. His email is [email protected] For a FREE no-obligation customized 2014 Strategic Business Plan simply go to http://bit.ly/contractorneedsanalysis or call 800.240.2823.

Blossman Gas buys Wigley Propane

August 11, 2022

Blossman Gas, Inc., Ocean Springs, MS, has acquired the full-service propane delivery business of Wigley Propane, LLC based in Jasper, GA. Terms of the transaction, which closed on Aug. 5, were not revealed. Founded in 2011 by Jeff Wigley and Renay Wigley, Wigley Propane sells and delivers propane to residential and light commercial customers in […]

HomeServe launches Advantage Program for residential HVAC customers

August 10, 2022

Norwalk, CT-based HomeServe has launched a new solution—the HomeServe Advantage Program, an all-inclusive, hassle-free residential HVAC subscription service to help utilities meet energy efficiency targets and enhance customer satisfaction. Replacing an HVAC (heating and air conditioning) system is a costly proposition for homeowners, putting high-efficiency equipment out of reach of many. This presents a challenge […]

WE event in New Hampshire includes terminal tour & dinner

August 9, 2022

Sprague and Lake Region Energy’s Dodge Energy division will host Women in Energy (WE) members and guests on Wednesday, Aug. 17 for a tour of the Sprague’s River Road Terminal in Newington, NH, followed by dinner at the Sprague House. Options are for just dinner, or dinner and the tour.  Spots for the tour are […]

Watts to host backflow prevention webinar, live-stream event

August 8, 2022

Watts has announced it will hold a continuing education unit (CEU) webinar for engineers, architects, designers, specifiers and facility managers. The webinar, “Cross-Connection Control & Backflow Prevention,” will be broadcast live on August 16, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). It will feature an interactive discussion on: The importance of a backflow preventer for the protection and […]

Hurlburt Heating, AC, & Plumbing acquired by Heartland Home Services

August 4, 2022

Grand Rapids, MI-based Heartland Home Services has acquired Hurlburt Heating, AC, & Plumbing, a leading provider of HVAC services in Western Wisconsin. The addition of Hurlburt creates an extension into a core Midwestern market of Wisconsin, allowing Heartland to serve more customers every day, according to the company. Hurlburt has been a family-owned and -operated business […]

NEFI’s take on Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

August 3, 2022

The National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) recently reviewed the U.S. Senate’s proposed bill—Inflation Reduction Act of 2022—which includes $369 billion in energy and climate policies. Here is the organization’s view on the proposed actions: Good A provision that may result in 600 million acres of federal waters for new oil & gas production—more than […]

Chesapeake Energy invests further in natural gas

Citing an increased market focus on natural gas over heating oil, Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, OK has decided to further invest on its Marcellus and Haynesville, Pennsylvania assets for future growth, which are shale deposits where natural gas is sourced. The company said it will also reduce activity in Eagle Ford, an oil deposit […]

SOS Heating & Cooling signs football phenom as spokesperson

August 1, 2022

According to reports, Omaha, NB-based SOS Heating & Cooling has inked a spokesperson deal with young football phenom Decoldest Crawford. The wide receiver is set to start on the University of Nebraska’s Huskers football team this Fall, following a standout career as a wide receiver for Green Oaks High School in Louisiana. An announcement on […]

Carrier buys out Toshiba in residential HVAC joint venture for $900M

Carrier Global Corp. has completed its acquisition of substantially all of Toshiba Corp.’s ownership stake in Toshiba Carrier Corp. (TCC) for $900 million. A long-standing joint venture between Carrier and Toshiba, TCC is a global provider of residential and light commercial HVAC solutions, including VRF and heat pump products. The acquisition is expected to strengthen […]

Carrier celebrates the 120th anniversary of modern air conditioning

July 30, 2022

Where were we 120 years ago? Before we had bubble gum, short-wave radios, Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity or airplanes, Willis Carrier came up with one cool invention: modern air conditioning. Originally developed to solve humidity problems plaguing a printing press in Brooklyn, New York, Carrier’s innovation has gone on to enable entire industries, power […]