Nest thermostats offer energy savings from 10-15 percent
June 2, 2017
American Residential Services (ARS) has partnered with Nest Labs Inc. to include the Nest Learning Thermostat as a standard component of most of its middle and upper tier residential HVAC system installations. ARS will also offer professional installation of Nest Thermostats as an optional upgrade when performing service and preventative maintenance in previously installed systems.
Site of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” uses Genetron Performax LT
June 2, 2017
Honeywell announced that the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), which manages the world-renowned Herb Brooks Ice Arena in Lake Placid, New York, is adopting its Genetron Performax® LT (R-407F) to maintain perfect ice rink temperatures. Honeywell’s refrigerant will replace the currently used R-22 refrigerant as a more cost-effective alternative that provides better performance and long-term savings without requiring significant equipment retrofits.
For the second year in a row, the commercial parts department at Hunton Distribution received the “Top Independent Performance” award for Parts and Supply. This award recognizes increased sales year over year and outstanding customer service.
It is essential to create caring cultures within the industry
May 31, 2017
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) is committed to helping create a movement to build a zero-suicide industry. The association recently joined the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention to help provide information and resources for its prevention and for mental health promotion in construction.
Federal law concerning CTEs has not been updated in more than a decade
May 31, 2017
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) applauds the House Education and the Workforce Committee on approving the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act(H.R. 2353).
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its April jobs report, revealing that employment in the construction industry increased by 5,000 jobs (seasonally adjusted). While the economy added 211,000 jobs, total specialty trade employment contracted nominally, shedding 1,500 positions in April.
LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies has expanded its north Texas training facility to provide enhanced after-market support, including training and call support for contractors and customers alike.