Articles Tagged with ''heating''

Energy Shortage Triples Propane Prices

Frigid Weather, Temperatures Cripple Supplies in Midwest, Northeast US
By Matt Bishop
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A gallon of the liquefied, flammable hydrocarbon (HC) gas that sold for $1 last year has risen nearly four-fold in cost.


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Obituary: Edward R. Hardison

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Edward R. Hardison passed away Dec. 15, 2011, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.


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TOPP Portable Air: Indirect-Fired Temporary Heater

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Producing 700,000 Btuh of heat, the Safe-Heat IDF-700 indirect-fired temporary heater can operate on diesel, natural gas, or propane fuel for maximum convenience. According to the manufacturer, the unique recirculation design of the temporary heater offers users the ability to pull return air, increasing its efficiency.


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PexUniverse.com Adds Electric Radiant Heating Products

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PexUniverse.com, an online seller of plumbing and heating supplies, has announced the addition of new electric radiant heating product lines, including electric pipe heating cables, electric radiant floor heating cables, and electric radiant floor heating mats.


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Real-Life Wet Heat Success Stories

By John R. Hall
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This article takes a look at three special projects that involved hydronic heating and how each contractor solved his client’s problem by choosing the proper design and equipment for each job — and how these jobs may give other HVAC contractors some insight into how they can sell wet heat to their own clients.


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Dates Changed for China Trade Show

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ISH China and CIHE, the China International Trade Fair for Sanitation, Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning, announced a change in date for its 2012 show.


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Monday, Jan. 23, 2012: Watts Radiant Shows New Under Floor Heating Plate

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Watts Radiant is showing FlexPlate™, a new type of under floor heating plate. The primary material in the plate is a specially processed natural graphite, giving FlexPlate unique heat conduction properties.


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Project Files: Cargo Control

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For NuStar Energy, the objective was to design a robust heating system for heavy oil storage.


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Solar Cuts Plant's Gas Heating Costs to Near Zero

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Canadian thermoplastic parts manufacturer Plastech Inc. wanted solar technology to eliminate the $6,000 (CAD) annual natural gas energy costs of heating its shipping area, but without the expense of altering its ivory color building’s aesthetic exteriors or painting it a darker, more absorptive color.


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Products That Are Simply Radiant

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There are several types of radiant heating systems available, including hydronic, electric, and infrared. The products described here illustrate all these types of radiant heating, including the components and accessories that are commonly associated with these systems.


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Joseph Groh, an industry veteran boasting 35 years of HVAC experience, discusses the 2008 bicycle accident that cut his career tragically short, and how the Joseph S. Groh Foundation is his way of giving back to the construction trade. Posted on Aug. 22.

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