Trane Holds Grand Opening At Chattanooga “One-Stop-Shop” For HVAC Professionals

(November 30, 2016)
Chattanooga, TN–Trane, a global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is holding a grand opening on Friday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 4157 South Creek Road in Chattanooga to welcome existing and new customers to its newly formed Chattanooga “one-stop-shop,” for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning professionals. Trane Supply – Chattanooga, which has… FULL ARTICLE >>

HVAC’s Growing Role in the Marijuana Industry

Marijuana grow facilities are providing a new market for contractors and manufacturers
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By Nick Kostora, theachrNEWS– Medicinal and recreational marijuana laws are loosening across the U.S. as more and more communities and states consider legalization. Twenty-nine states currently have laws legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes with an additional eight permitting recreational use of cannabis, including the District of Columbia. Grow facilities for marijuana plants are relatively unique, and most are a far cry… FULL ARTICLE >>

Rollie Technology’s Tank Monitoring Improves Oil and Propane Delivery Efficiency

(November 28, 2016)
William Pierce of Rollie Systems and Charles Brand of Hart & Iliff Fuel and Energy Systems announced the formation of Rollie Technology LLC to bring Rollie’s Intelligent Tank Monitoring technology to the fuel oil and propane delivery markets nationwide. The solution makes use of ultrasonic sound waves and WiFi to precisely measure and report the amount of fuel in a… FULL ARTICLE >>

NORA Chairman elect addressed industry conference

(November 22, 2016)
The incoming Chairman of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), Tom Santa, Santa Energy, Bridgeport, CT, spoke to the Metropolitan Energy Conference about “Heating Oil-The Renewable Industry” at the group’s luncheon on November 1 in Bridgeport, CT. Santa began by stating the oilheating industry, responsible for keeping millions of Americans warm and safe each year, is entering a renaissance with… FULL ARTICLE >>

General Filters, Inc. Gives to Families in Need This Thanksgiving

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General Filters, Inc. decided to make a difference in the lives of others this Thanksgiving by collecting items that would provide a complete Thanksgiving meal for three local families in need.  The photo on the left shows just a few of the items collected.  In the end, each family had a turkey, the roaster in which to cook the turkey,… FULL ARTICLE >>

Fujitsu opens Air Stage showroom and education center in NYC

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The “Air Stage,” Fujitsu General’s Solution Center was officially opened on 1450 Broadway Avenue, 42nd floor.  The facility is located in Times Square, just a short walk from the Empire State Building. Fujitsu General North America President and COO, Matt Peterson, hosted the event and led with a presentation followed by several other Fujitsu executives. Fujitsu’s Air Stage was conceived… FULL ARTICLE >>

USGS Estimates 20 Billion Barrels of Oil in Texas’ Wolfcamp Shale Formation

(November 21, 2016)
This is the largest estimate of continuous oil that USGS has ever assessed in the United States. The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to an assessment… FULL ARTICLE >>

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. honored with Innovation Award from Consumer Technology Association

(November 18, 2016)
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. announced that the Consumer Technology Association has honored Bosch with one of its 2017 Innovation Awards for the Bosch Greentherm 9900i SER, the premium model in a new line of tankless condensing water heaters: The Bosch Greentherm 9000 Series. Products entered in this program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of… FULL ARTICLE >>

Cold, hard facts about heating oil: The industry, plagued with corruption, needs a watchdog

(November 17, 2016)
BY DANIEL R. ALONSO,  New York Daily News– Lost in the government bashing of the political season is the notion that government at its best can be a strong force for honesty and integrity, curbing the waste, fraud and abuse that plague many of our industries. We’ve seen this in past years with state and city crackdowns on, to cite two… FULL ARTICLE >>

AHRI Appoints new Chairman

(November 16, 2016)
During its 2016 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) appointed Christopher Drew, Executive VP of Burnham Holdings, Inc., as its 2017 Chairman of the Board. AHRI’s 315 member companies represent more than 90 percent of the industry’s manufacturers in North America and employ over 1.2 million people across the US. Drew has served on… FULL ARTICLE >>
Ben Gutkin

Not doing the Right thing: What Google’s changes mean for your business

Google. God bless ‘em. In February, Google once again shook…
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George Carey

Adapting to the Changes in the Heating Industry…

The landscape in the heating industry, with regard to…
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Phillip J. Baratz

The Fortune Teller

At this years’ Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) at Foxwoods…
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