For JB Industries, It's Game OnSince 1967, JB Industries has been a market leader in producing HVACR tools and accessories — from fittings to vacuum pumps — at their Aurora, IL, factory. But it wasn't until 2005 that JB was relaunched as a 40-year-old start-up.
YELLOW JACKET® University Having the best-engineered Refrigeration System Analyzer is cool. But knowing how to get the most out of it is even cooler. That’s why Ritchie Engineering is starting YELLOW JACKET® University. From product demos and videos to tips and tricks from the pros, YJU can bring you to a higher degree of success. Click here for more info.
A Whole New World for HydronicsAs hydronic systems become more efficient, consumers are recognizing that they have a growing number of options to heat and cool their homes by pairing hydronics with other emerging technologies.
Are you a Discount Shop?Many years someone made the off-hand comment, “Before we instituted a pricing process, we were just an off-price discount shop.” This thought has rattled around in my mind for a good many years.
Package Gas Electric Units Rheem introduces a new value line of commercial Package Gas Electric and Package Air Conditioning units. Available in sizes ranging from six through 20 tons, the Rheem Package Value Line is designed to serve the price-sensitive commercial package unit replacement market segment. Leading the industry in unit weight, size (l x w x h), capacity, airflow and R410 charge weight, the line features solid performance, reliability, ease-of-installation and service—all for a competitive price. Units are also optimized to meet the federal requirements of EER at or near nominal capacities and airflow. Click here to learn more.
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March Distributor Sales Encouraging Despite Wavering FundamentalsHeating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) announced North American HVACR average distributor sales for March 2011 up more than 11% from the same month last year, extending an upward trend to four consecutive months with at least a 10% annual growth rate.
Emerson® Blue™ Easy Set™ Thermostats White-Rodgers has launched an addition to its Emerson Blue thermostat line, Emerson® Blue™ Easy Set™ Thermostats. The new non-programmable thermostats feature easy-to-use Home, Sleep and Away pre-set buttons, offering consumers the ability to manage their home comfort with one touch. By selecting pre-set buttons, homeowners can find the perfect temperature for spending time with family, staying comfortable overnight, or saving energy while they're out of the home. Click here to watch a video.
Effinity93 with Conservicore™ Technology from Modine Modine continues to raise its customers’ comfort level with the most efficient gas-fired unit heater line in North America…the Effinity93. With six models available from 135,000 to 310,000 BTU/hr, each operating at 93% efficiency, end users can begin saving today. Click here for more information.
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Florida Cooling Supply and Dependable Air Supply were recently honored by International Comfort Products (ICP) as the Comfortmaker distributors of the year. ICP is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
Florida Cooling Supply, headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, was selected as the Comfortmaker multi-branch distributor of the year. Dependable Air Supply, Melbourne, Florida, was named Comfortmaker single- branch distributor of the year....More
International Comfort Products (ICP) honored Lee Supply Corp. of Indianapolis as the Heil Distributor of the Year.
Charlie Piranian, manager of North American sales at ICP, congratulated all of Heil's leading distributors for strong sales growth in recent years.
Left to right: Tony Young, Chip Lee and Jeff Curtis of Lee Supply....More
Scott Marskell, Air Cold Supply (left) and Edward Winston, ICP.
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Is there anything we should be worrying about, and perhaps planning for? Let’s see …
There is global warming, ISIS terrorists, botched immigration reform, Ebola, artificial
intelligence, killer asteroids, nuclear destruction and, possibly the worst, a nationwide
recall of Snickers candy bars....More
If elections have consequences then the November mid-terms will affect Senate Democrats
and the White House the most. The winners are Republicans in both chambers, and
they will find it easier to push their agenda....More
The winning entries were selected in 10 categories as the most innovative new products,
and the products were selected from among numerous entries by a panel of judges consisting
of ASHRAE members who evaluated the products based on innovation, application
and value to the user and market impact....More
There is a new sense of optimism in 2015, and we will take it! According to thought
leaders and industry movers and shakers, some of the drivers for 2015 are standards
and regulations, evolving technology and eCommerce, and continued training. We had
a chance to talk with five top industry executives about the new year – from positive
trends to company direction – and here are their own words....More
This analysis is based on CBO’s economic projections and estimating models, and it incorporates
estimates of the effects of the President’s tax proposals that were prepared by the
staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), plus other macro issues of the economy....More