January 11, 2010
Carrier Corp. has signed a letter of intent to form a distribution venture that combines its company-operated residential and light commercial distribution in California with Russell Sigler Inc., an independent distributor of Carrier, Bryant, and Payne HVAC products.
December 14, 2009
Carrier Corp. has acquired Metro Mechanical Service Inc., a Las Vegas-based HVAC contractor specializing in the service of commercial applied equipment and energy saving retrofit projects. Metro Mechanical Service will operate under the Carrier Commercial Service organization.
November 23, 2009
California became the first state to establish a smart grid law when Senate Bill (SB) 17, sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), was signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill is intended to improve electric power distribution reliability and efficiency through the deployment of smart grid technology.
November 2, 2009
Representatives from Bryant Heating and Cooling announced that Wright Total Indoor Comfort, the largest residential replacement heating and air conditioning company in southern Colorado, has been selected as the first and only Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer in the entire state of Colorado.
October 26, 2009
Kenneth D. Goodrich, the founder of Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing, has established the J. Duncan Goodrich Air Conditioning Technology Endowment at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN).
October 19, 2009
VRTX Technologies, a water treatment company specializing in chemical-free treatment for cooling towers and evaporative condensers, has been awarded the first-ever Going Green Award in the innovation category from the San Antonio Business Journal.
October 12, 2009
SunEnergy Hawaii has introduced to the Hawaiian market a new solar water heating system that, according to the company, reduces annual water heating costs by 50 to 65 percent. Developed by Harpiris Energy, the SunCache system is said to be the nation’s lowest-cost solar water heating unit.
September 14, 2009
The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) issued a challenge to manufacturers to build more efficient air conditioners for the western United States. Coolerado Corp. was the first certified winner of the UC Davis Western Cooling Challenge, entering the program with its new hybrid commercial rooftop unit.
August 17, 2009
Solar energy has had an image as an impractical high-cost luxury. However, falling costs and time-of-use electricity pricing have now begun to help solar become competitive in select locations. Proximity to “grid parity” varies by location, and is closest for commercial rooftop installations in California, according to a new research report.
July 27, 2009
Nexstar® has announced that the Money Masters® touring seminar will be coming to the Denver area Aug. 21-22. The seminar provides an opportunity for service contractor owners in the plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical trades to learn how to more profitably run the business-side of a company.