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Friedrich Makes Massive Donation to Help Homeless in Central Texas Community

When you’re homeless, getting off the streets is hard enough and dreams of living in comfort and dignity can seem far out of reach. But working together with Austin-based nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. is turning that dream into a reality for more people lifted off the streets in the Central Texas region. Friedrich has made a massive donation of 30 ductless heating and cooling systems to support the second development… Read More

Milwaukee Tool Acquires US Manufacturer, Imperial Blades

Milwaukee Tool, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries (TTI), recently announced the acquisition of the Imperial Blades business based in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The original inventor of the universal shank for use on oscillating multi-tools, Imperial Blades is known for high quality products and a broad range of accessory solutions. Founded in 2008, the company has grown at an impressive rate with new product technology such as Storm Titanium coating and the Carbide Extreme Blade. “Imperial… Read More

American Standard Announces 2018 Building a Higher Standard Dealer and Distributor Award Winners

American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning, a leading provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced today the 2018 winners of the Building a Higher Standard awards for commitment to customers, employees and their communities. American Standard launched the awards program this year to recognize independent HVAC dealers across the country for exemplifying the brand’s core values, including integrity, community involvement, teamwork, and a focus on continuous improvement in… Read More

YORK Support of Military Veterans Featured on TV Series

The YORK® brand of Johnson Controls in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes (BHH) was featured on an episode of the TV series, Live Life Forward, which features organizations and individuals who the program recognizes as changing the world one step at a time. Gold Star Wife, Natasha De Alencar and her children tour the amenities of their new home including the YORK Affinity Series heating and air conditioning system. The episode, titled “A Home… Read More

Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation Guide for HVAC

Since SMACNA published the first edition of the “Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation for HVAC Systems” many changes have occurred in concepts of fire protection. Emphasis on use of duct systems in engineered smoke control modes as outlined in ASHRAE and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publications is now a key consideration for HVAC system engineers. Such concepts depart from the traditional practice of automatic shutdown of duct systems and create new perspectives on… Read More

Venstar’s Explorer Mini Thermostat Named One of “The Best Smart Home Products of 2018” by Electronic House Magazine

Venstar®, a leading thermostat and energy management systems (EMS) manufacturer, today announced that its Explorer® Mini residential programmable Wi-Fi® thermostat has been named one of “The Best Smart Home Products of 2018” by Electronic House Magazine. The most affordable programmable Wi-Fi thermostat on the market, Venstar’s Explorer Mini is available throughout North America from Venstar’s exclusive network of Wholesale HVAC Distributors. “We are very honored to win an Electronic House ‘Best Smart Home Products’ award… Read More