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In Memoriam: Nicholas “Nick” Willocks

Contributed by Today’s AC Nicholas “Nick” Johnston Willocks passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 27, 2020, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, from cardiac arrest. He was 78. Nicholas “Nick” Willocks Nick was born in Maryville, Tennessee, to Helen Johnston Willocks and Glenn “Doc” Willocks. The Willocks family moved to south Florida when Nick was a teen. He graduated from Seacrest High School and earned his bachelor’s in fine arts from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. In… Read More

From the Inside

During this past unusual election, I received way too many pieces of beautiful literature from all of the candidates. I would like to have the money everyone spent just for the printing to live out my retirement on. Walter Arnett One of the pieces stood out as the result of an amateur publicist. First, it was addressed to “THE ARNETT HOUSEHOLD OR CURRENT RESIDENT.” Then, it stated “According to public records, you have missed previous… Read More

NFACCA Hosts 2020 “Flannel and Frost” Christmas Social

The North Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (NFACCA) hosted their annual Christmas Social on December 12, 2020 at the Elks Lodge, 1855 W Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216. NFACCA Board members Treasurer Dan Griffin of Weather Engineers, Associate Director Chelsea Karol of Enterprise Fleet Management, President Amy O’Grady of Charlie’s Tropic Heating & Air, Vice President Lek Gjoka of Cool R Us and Associate Director Alex Puente of Johnstone Supply The Ware Group. Themed “Flannel and… Read More

Florida Contractors Join Tropic Supply in the Fight Against Local Hunger

Harris Torch Kit prize winner Steve Teagues of Teagues AC in Cape Coral. Contractors throughout Florida stepped up in support of Tropic Supply’s annual food drive during November, donating over 1,600 items in the fight against local hunger. Each qualifying donation earned one entry into a raffle to win one of 34 prizes ranging from tools, thermostats and gift cards to a marketing mailing. The food items were distributed to local charities throughout the state. Read More

HVAC Tech Tips: Advice for New HVAC Technicians

This content is from HVAC Tech Tips, a CE podcast. The prospect of breaking into the HVAC field can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, with the right level of commitment on your part, the HVAC industry is very accessible—even for novices. Still, it can be helpful to keep some tips in mind as you embark on this new and exciting career. Use Your Resources Perhaps the best piece of advice… Read More

Ocean-Aire Conditioning Inc. Recognized as Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 2021 Medium Business of the Year

Ocean-Aire Conditioning Inc. of Sarasota (Ocean-Aire) was recognized as the 2021 Medium Business of the Year by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce on November 19th, 2020. Bill Long with the 2021 Medium Business of the Year Award. Ocean-Aire owner and president Bill Long grew up working in a sheet metal shop in the Chicago suburbs alongside his father when he was 16. After serving in Vietnam he returned to work as a service… Read More