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RectorSeal Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Hot Block, the Reusable Heat Absorption Putty

RectorSeal® LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of quality HVAC/R and plumbing products, is now the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of Hot Block®*, the reusable heat absorption putty for the HVAC/R, plumbing and welding markets. Hot Block the reusable heat absorption putty from RectorSeal. Hot Block is a pliable, formable putty-textured packing for protecting nearby HVAC/R and plumbing pipe, valves, components and surfaces from damaging heat conduction, transfer and sparks during jobsite brazing, soldering and… Read More

Emerson Highlights ASCO™ Lead-Free Solenoid Valves at AHR Expo

Emerson, a global leader in fluid control and pneumatic technology, highlighted its ASCO™ lead-free solenoid valves at the recent AHR Expo in Atlanta, GA. These valves feature stainless steel, lead-free brass or composite constructions— meeting U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and NSF International requirements for potable water devices in commercial and industrial applications. Featured products included the ASCO™ Series 212 Composite Valve, as well as the 8210 and 8262 General Service Solenoid Valves—all of… Read More

Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $65,000 to Aid Aspiring HVACR Technicians

The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced on January 10, 2019, scholarship awards totaling $65,000 to 39 students, including five military veteran program recipients, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry. Stephen Yurek “We are pleased to award scholarships to these qualified and dedicated students and veterans, and we… Read More

Beer Can Cold (It’s Time to Retire You Already)

By Chris Walters If you are doing A/C repair and you hear someone referring to “beer can cold” you should run the other way. Beer can cold is an old term that describes a 40-year-old charging technique. It wasn’t proper then and its completely unusable now. Unbelievably some companies still use this technique today. Chris Walters You should know that air conditioning has evolved a lot over the past 40 years. Remember that in the… Read More