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Nortek Global HVAC Receives Patent for A/C Hot Gas Reheat Circuit Modulation

Nortek Global HVAC, O’Fallon, Mo., a leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment, was granted a U.S. patent for a method of controlling and stabilizing hot gas reheat circuits in air conditioning systems. Patent number U.S. 10,066,860 B2 lists the inventors as four Nortek employees: James Patrick Downie, controls department manager; Richard Brian Reed, design engineer; Richard Gerard Blasko, director of engineering; John Patrick McKissack, P.E., product manager; and a former Nortek cooling research engineer, Avinash Keshavrao… Read More

HVACR Manufacturers Report Sales Growth, Forecast Indicates Confidence

HVACR manufacturers reported positive 2018 sales growth according to the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal Annual Economic Outlook Survey. Last year’s confidence in the industry’s economic outlook is forecasted to carry into 2019, with 87% of respondents anticipating positive business prospects heading into the new fiscal year. The report indicates that the HVACR market is primed for continued business growth. Reports for 2018 are at an all-time high, with 44% of respondents reporting a… Read More

Lennox Announces Promotion of Kevin Fonville to Commerical Territory Manager

Effective October 1, 2018, Kevin Fonville was be transitioned to the Southeast Commercial District as a Commercial Territory Manager for the metro Atlanta market. Kevin Fonville, Lennox Commercial Territory Manager – Atlanta Metro Kevin has an extensive HVAC background, starting years ago with N.B. Handy Company in Virginia gaining knowledge with Commercial HVAC components and roofing applications. He has also worked for Climatic Comfort Products as both a Sales Representative promoting and implementing equipment and… Read More

Johnstone Supply Attacks Industry Labor Shortage

If finding good technicians is not the #1 challenge for our dealers, it is most certainly in the top 10! Finding good employees is a serious impediment to our industry’s growth. In a recent study performed by the EGIA Foundation (Electric & Gas Industries Association), they found that 10,000 HVAC veteran technicians are expected to retire from the workforce each year as the average age of this worker is 40.2 years. When the need for… Read More