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East Coast Metals Partners with Owens Corning and Airmaster for ProCat Install

East Coast Metals recently partnered with Owens Corning and Winder based HVAC customer Airmaster Htg & AC to showcase OC’s ProCat product. Pictured with the Owens Corning Pro-Cat Professional Loosefill Insulation System is: Nicole Montoleone, District Sales Manager for Owens Corning; Bill Eaton, Regional Sales Manager for East Coast Metal Distributors, Inc.; and Gary Presti of Air Master Heating & Air Inc. What is ProCat you might ask? ProCat is a great way for AOR… Read More

April is Duct Season in Florida

While every home’s HVAC system presents unique considerations, ducts in Florida homes present some special challenges for contractors and homeowners. Ductwork in most Florida homes built in the last 25 years is located in the attic. Not only is this part of the home typically tight quarters for technicians to work in, but its sweltering temperature presents safety concerns. For this reason, contractors find that April is a good time to leverage the final moments… Read More

HSM’S PTI Launches Next Gen Engineered Foam Pipe Insulation InnoTough

PTI, a division of HSM and major supplier of pipe insulation for the plumbing and HVAC markets, is launching the second generation of its proprietary extruded engineered foam insulation product line. Called InnoToughTM, the new patent pending product integrates the best characteristics of polyethylene (PE) and rubber insulation but is also tear resistant and suitable for cold-weather installations. Geared toward residential and light commercial HVAC and plumbing use, InnoTough is recyclable and can be used… Read More

R-12: The New Duct Insulation Standard

By Kim Melton Contributed by Johns Manville, A Berkshire Hathaway Company As we see a cultural shift toward more energy-efficient and sustainable living, building compliance codes like the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are being adopted by more and more local jurisdictions. The IECC is a prescriptive code that has established regulations for energy efficient buildings. The code is designed to help promote the use of new materials, technology, and energy efficient designs. Interestingly,… Read More