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One Engineer’s Opinion: Good Indoor Air Quality Is Necessary Even After the Pandemic

By Bruce Longino During this pandemic, IAQ became the topic of many conversations. Hopefully this COVID-19 pandemic will end when the world has enough people that are vaccinated that we achieve “herd immunity.” Bruce Longino, PE, LEED AP Herd immunity (also called herd effect, community immunity, or population immunity) is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that can occur with some diseases when a sufficient percentage of a population has become immune to… Read More

Change in Mingledorff’s Operations for Your Safety and Ours – Curbside Pickup

Valued Customers, We hope you, your families, and co-workers had a safe holiday season. As you know, our team has been continually monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases within our footprint and due to the current steep rise cases we have decided to close our showrooms effective Thursday, January 7th. Doing so will protect our ability to serve you, as well as protect all our customers and employees by limiting exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Read More

NADCA Urges CDC to Prioritize HVACR Technicians for Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) — also known as the HVAC Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Association — has partnered with other industry organizations to implore the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prioritize heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians, plumbing and utility service professionals, and heating fuel delivery drivers for Phase 1B COVID- 19 vaccine distribution. Already deemed essential in the Cybersecurity… Read More

Austin Independent School District Teams Up with Trane to Assess Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Trane® – by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator – and Austin Independent School District (ISD) are teaming up to assess and improve the quality of indoor air in the school district. L. C. Anderson High School, in Austin is part of the Austin Independent School District. Indoor air quality has long been a critical part of healthy, effective learning environments, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) play a critical role… Read More

Green Buildings or Healthy Occupants? You Don’t Have to Choose Anymore!

By Devin Pellicone HVAC systems have never received more widespread attention and media coverage than they have this year. As researchers determined that air transmission was a major factor in the spread of COVID-19, HVAC systems quickly became an area of intense discussion. Much of the news coverage from outlets like the New York Times, NPR, CNBC or USA Today focused on air filtration. HEPA and MERV have become acronyms that people recognize, and UV… Read More

Important Notice Regarding COVID-19 from Baker

Dear Valued Customer, Due to an abundance of caution and direction of local health officials regarding the Coronavirus, all scheduled events at Baker Distributing locations or other venues will be cancelled until further notice but will be rescheduled at a later date. We feel it is our responsibility as your supplier to provide you with training on the latest products and technology. However, our top priorities are to keep our employees and customers healthy and… Read More
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