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What I Think: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

By Christopher Parrott Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. This is a great season of the year. I would like to thank all of the Alabama HVAC readers for the support you have given me. I also want to thank all of the advertisers. You are the ones who make this newspaper possible for all the HVAC professionals throughout the state. Christopher Parrott, Director of Alabama HVAC Insider Please keep sending me your articles,… Read More

University of Alabama Working on Improved Sensors to Reduce Energy Used for HVAC Systems

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are part of a nationwide project to find ways of reducing energy used to heat, cool and ventilate buildings. From left, researchers Dr. Fei Hu, Dr. Zheng O’Neill andDr. Charles O’Neill stand in front of HVAC controllersconnected to a computer that can simulate conditions in a commercial building. Dr. Zheng O’Neill, UA assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a team developing testing standards and control… Read More

ICP Announces Distributors of the Year for the United States

International Comfort Products (ICP) is proud to announce eight leading distributors have been named the Arcoaire®, Comfortmaker®, Day & Night®, Heil®, and Tempstar® U.S. distributors of the year. The awards were based on achievements in customer support and sales growth. ICP is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Charlie Piranian, director, North American Sales, ICP, praised the winning distributors for their accomplishments. “Over… Read More

HVAC RepCo Appointed as Rep Agency for Auto-Grip Hand Tools

HVAC RepCo has signed an agreement to represent the AUTO-GRIP line of hand tools for the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The AUTO-GRIP line of hand tools features the Patented AUTO-GRIP Automatic, Self-Adjusting Locking Pliers; the Patented AUTOGROOVE V-Jaw Groove Joint Pliers; the AUTOWRENCH Ratcheting Adjustable Wrench; the AUTODRIVER Multi-Bit Driver Set and the AUTOBLADE Double-Ended Utility Knife. All… Read More