Back in July 2000 the W.T. Heaney Co. of Southfield, Mich., had an interesting challenge - install a 90-ton Trane chiller into a nationally registered historic site, where exterior and interior aesthetics were almost as important as technical considerations.
After spending thousands of dollars annually maintaining its leaky and antiquated boiler and radiant heat piping system, Karges Furniture decided replacement would be more cost efficient. The company eventually settled on a $344,000 state-of-the-art system consisting of high tech fabric ductwork, make-up air units, and a commercial humidifier.
When a building owner suffers the catastrophic loss of the single chiller serving a building, decisions have to be made quickly and correctly. This was the situation facing Brian Leabo, director of facilities management at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
Ever wonder how those giant, cocoon-shaped indoor golf domes defy gravity and temperature extremes to remain safe and comfortable? It's probably no surprise that a mechanical "blower" keeps the dome inflated - but that same blower also helps to heat and condition the air, too.
Bradford White Corp. recently announced the recipients of its 2003 scholarship award funds during the "Celebration of Youth" opening session of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association's (PHCC's) annual convention.
For the 17th consecutive year, heating and cooling contractors - members of the Northwest Heating & Cooling Dealers Association, a chapter of the Michigan Air Conditioning Contractors of America (MIACCA) - offered free furnace inspections, tuneups, and repairs for senior citizens.
A new study titled NAW Economic Forecast 2004, written by Pembroke Consulting and Economy.com for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), predicts a favorable outlook ahead for wholesale distribution companies in the Midwest.