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MILWAUKEE – In 1974, Penny Yonan Padgett was asked by a friend to fill in for her as a receptionist at an HVAC company. Forty-four years later, she is still in the industry, having worked her way up to territory manager for YORK® and another manufacturing division of U.S. Air Conditioning Distributors. “I was one of the pioneers,” said Yonan Padgett. “HVAC is my life and my passion.”
Posted: April 24, 2018, 3:00 pm
DAVIDSON, North Carolina – Ingersoll Rand engaged with Western Cooling Efficiency Center at University of California, Davis, on research that shows thermal energy storage can provide significantly greater benefits to utilities and electricity grid operators than previously thought. 
Posted: April 24, 2018, 1:20 pm
WEST ORANGE, New Jersey – Lincoln Educational Services Corp. has entered into an agreement with Johnson Controls to provide expanded career opportunities for Lincoln Tech graduates and to help build the Johnson Controls workforce.  This marks the second partnership with a global employer that Lincoln has announced within the last several weeks.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 5:12 pm
SIDNEY, Ohio – A survey of HVAC contractors by Emerson shows that many are entering 2018 focused on growing their businesses as they navigate residential and commercial regulations.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 2:16 pm
Love it or hate it, marijuana is a blooming industry in both the U.S. and Canada. The Canadian Senate is on track to vote on a bill to authorize legal use of recreational marijuana by June 7.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 1:56 pm
Bob and Tim are on their way to a spring start up for a chiller in an office building. It is a 100-ton water cooled reciprocating chiller with the chiller in the basement and the cooling tower on the roof.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:40 am
This tool was designed to make it easy to get quick, repetitive cuts on soil pipe up to 6 inches. The tool’s single stroke operation streamlines the cutting process, and the outward-facing hooks simplify connecting clay and cast-iron pipe.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:40 am
This program now includes dedicated outdoor air products in addition to fans and louvers. A free online product selection program, eCAPS®, allows engineers to compare multiple models simultaneously, automatically optimizing selection based on price and performance.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:39 am
This chassis provides on-demand ventilation or constant outside air conditioning to meet code requirements without additional field installed ductwork or equipment.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:38 am
I live in Central Florida, and while it can get pretty hot in the Summer we also tend to get afternoon thunderstorms that come and go in a flash. I have been connecting gauges, checking charges and even pulling vacuums in the rain as well as under umbrellas or cardboard boxes most of my career and only recently did I stop to think if this was a good idea.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:38 am
This valve provides a gradual, time-controlled opening for a smooth pressure buildup in the evaporator before opening the flow to 100 percent for full defrost.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:37 am
HVAC contractors that strive to improve top-of-mind awareness among local consumers, attract new customers, and get involved in their communities…
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:37 am
In the HVAC industry, the further up the employment chain you look - the less women that occupy key roles. This is something we see industry wide, with some reports stating that just 3 - 4 percent of CEOs worldwide are women.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:37 am
Hot temperatures and humidity issues leave homeowners feeling irritable and searching for comfort.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:36 am
These tools collect network data at the edge and push it to the Visual BACnet cloud, the company’s advanced visualization platform for BAS service providers.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:36 am
Originally built in 1879, The Mackie Building in downtown Milwaukee has a rich history, from serving as the city’s Chamber of Commerce to being The Grain Exchange during the time when Milwaukee was the world’s largest primary wheat market for trading. The large five-story building was designed in an elegant Italianate architectural style, with soaring ceilings, hand-painted frescos and gold leaf adornments throughout the interior spaces.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:36 am
For Alpine Ductless, consistency is key. Unlike traditional HVAC businesses that have to stock all types of systems, Alpine Ductless only has to carry what it needs for that one very consistent and streamlined ductless installation process.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:35 am
Just like customers expect a doctor to be an expert in health care, a lawyer to be an expert in law, and a banker to be an expert in finance, they expect their HVAC technician to be an expert in IAQ.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:35 am
The Renaissance line is a platform of package air conditioners and gas electric units. The product is equipped with technologies that meet the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) IEER requirements and 2023 regulations.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:34 am
Contractors who have worked on indoor pools know the biggest challenge they pose lies in maintaining IAQ.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:34 am
This single-use air analysis kit calculates volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration, odor, CO2, and oxygen levels. Open AirIQ inside the home, and its internal vacuum pulls an air sample into its vessel.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:33 am
This system uses electronic monitoring to evaluate the delivery of cooling tower water treatment and its effectiveness in keeping the control parameters within specified limits.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:31 am
Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) key performance indicators (KPIs) are used to track performance in several areas over time and indicate when an organization is operating inside or outside of acceptable levels.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:30 am
This helmet features a flip-up grind shield to increase the operator’s field of view in both open and closed positions through the integration of a clear face shield and side windows.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:29 am
This modular solution can accommodate places where space is limited. Each micro data center can be configured for low- or mid-density IT loads and scale up to higher density workloads with a combination of integrated precision air cooling and direct contact liquid cooling.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:28 am
When Marc DeLong was promoted to service operations manager at Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Yearout Service LLC at the beginning of this year, he figured he should probably attend the Synergy Solution Group Service Operations Forum
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:27 am
This intelligent touchpad replaces mechanical controls for air curtain operation.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:27 am
I recently heard a story about a lady whose daughter was in a bad accident that left her paralyzed. So for the past 20-plus years, her mother has had to feed her, bathe her, and change her adult diapers.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:26 am
This combination boiler and domestic water heater fully condenses in both space heating and domestic hot water modes. It features tank-in-tank technology, has a fire tube heat exchanger, and satisfies simultaneous heating and hot water demands.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:26 am
Ruskin (Grandview, Missouri) announced a price increase of 4 to 7 percent on all orders, effective April 10.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 11:26 am