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Gemaire Celebrates Panama City Sales Center Relocation Grand Opening

Gemaire was joined by over 75 contractors in a relocation Grand Opening celebration of their Panama City Sales Center on June 10, 2021. Located at 3825 West Highway 390, Suite A, Panama City, FL 32405, the store occupies 15,000 square feet of space, is convenient for the market area’s contractors, has ample parking and three docks for efficient loading of equipment. Panama City Sales Center Manager Tony John presents the Rheem-sponsored Honda Ruckus to Grand… Read More
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Tradewinds Climate Systems Announced the Addition of Duane Butler as National Sales Director of GREE VRF Products

Tradewinds Climate Systems, the exclusive distributor of GREE branded mini-splits in the U.S., announced the addition of Duane Butler as National Sales Director of GREE VRF products. Butler will oversee sales and go-to-market strategies for the GREE mini-VRF and VRF business in the U.S. market. Duane Butler “We are extremely excited to have Duane join our team,” said Susanne Sanchez, VP of Sales & Marketing, Tradewinds Climate Systems. “His knowledge of the ductless and VRF… Read More
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Rinnai Products Approved for Use with Hydrogen Gas Utilizing A Greener Energy Source

Creating a healthier way of living® is Rinnai’s brand promise, and there’s no better way to uphold it then to invest in research and improvements resulting in cleaner and more efficient energy sources. Rinnai, whose previous product inventory leveraged industry norms like propane or natural gas, tested the use of Hydrogen-Enriched Natural Gas (HENG) across its tankless water heaters, boilers and direct-vent wall furnaces. This low-carbon energy source – a combination of natural gas with… Read More
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American Standard® Heating and Air Conditioning Partners with Home Builders Institute to Support Career Development for Students within the HVAC Industry

American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning, a leading provider of long-lasting, quality HVAC equipment for more than a century, today announced that it will be the newest sponsor of the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the nation’s leading educational resource for career technical education in the building industry. According to PBS, the shortage of skilled tradespeople in the U.S. is a persistent problem. American Standard is partnering with HBI schools to help address the nationwide demand for skilled contractors by providing HBI students… Read More
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Owens Corning Air Distribution Brings Holistic Approach to the In-Home Environment with Launch of AirCare™ Contractor Program

Owens Corning is launching AirCare™ Contractor Program™, a turn-key offering that helps contractors blend consultative expertise with practical service solutions to support in-home comfort, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Tested in the field by a cohort of leading contractors, AirCare™ Contractor Program brings a whole-house, system approach to help HVAC equipment deliver its full potential to the in-home environment. Ductwork – a hidden opportunity to reduce energy loss and improve performance While high-efficiency HVAC… Read More
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One Engineer’s Opinion: Why You Should Use Product-Integrated Direct Digital Controls

The product integrated controls that I am speaking of are Direct Digital Controls that are factory-installed in HVAC equipment. One of the major benefits of DDC Controls is that they can be monitored from computers or smart phones. Bruce Longino, PE, LEED AP Many years ago, building owners hesitated to specify product integrated controls because they were proprietary. The manufacturer of the HVAC equipment could charge what they wanted and the owner was stuck. However,… Read More
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