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Lessons from the Pacific Northwest on Ductless Mini-splits

By Suzi Asmus, NW Ductless Heat Pump Project Across the Pacific Northwest, HVAC installers are equipping more and more homes with ductless mini-splits, also known as ductless heat pumps. The trend makes sense: today’s ductless heat pumps offer comfortable and efficient heating and cooling that works in almost any home with electric resistance heating. Suzi Asmus But not all homeowners embrace ductless heat pumps. Installers have found that, because word-of-mouth is the most common way… Read More

Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems Announces Dealer of the Year

During the recent Bryant Dealer Rally, the company’s annual meeting where its top dealers are honored, Air Tech Heating, Inc. of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin was named Bryant Dealer of the Year, the highest honor a Bryant dealer can receive. Each year, this award recognizes the company whose hard work, expertise and business acumen have helped them to stand out as a leader in the industry. Bryant, a national supplier of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning… Read More

Why HVAC/R is a Great Career

Young students are graduating around the USA right now and making decisions toward their career choices. This was the perfect time for the North Park Innovations team to ask technicians and business owners to tell us why HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) is a great career choice. We heard an overwhelming theme, well stated by William Carman, from Action Electrical & Mechanical Contractors in Carrollton, Georgia: “The HVAC industry is ever changing. Great… Read More

The Arcticom Group Expands into Colorado with Acquisition of Victory Construction and Refrigeration

The Arcticom Group (TAG), a leading provider in the U.S. of commercial refrigeration and HVAC services, today announced it has acquired Victory Construction and Refrigeration, a Denver-based company that offers refrigeration installation and service. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Victory is The Arcticom Group’s first Colorado-based HVACR company, helping TAG grow its presence throughout the Western United States.  TAG now has operations in California, Nevada, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado and Arizona. Read More

RGF Environmental Group Recognizes Rep Firms at AHR Expo

RGF Environmental Group held their annual rep dinner and awards ceremony on January 14th while in Atlanta, Georgia attending the AHR Expo. 2018 Rep Firm of the Year: Build Products NW; Lisa Bailey (RGF), Mike McNulty, Damien Hendricks, Kevin Scofield and Mat Charles (RGF). Build Products based out of the North West was awarded Rep Firm of the Year after an impressively strong 2018. Excellence in Sales was awarded to The Partners Group (Texas/Central), Moore… Read More

2019 Teachers N Trainers Contest Winner

The folks at Macdonald-Miller in Kent, WA have something to cheer about this week, as one of their own, Seth LaRiviere, took home the gold in the fourth annual Teachers and Trainers (TnT) Instructors competition. This competition was part of HVAC Excellence’s 13th annual National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference, which was held March 3-5, 2019 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. Seth LaRiviere is no stranger to the TnT competition, as he… Read More