Tag Archives: HVAC

Deferred Maintenance

This is what happens when repair is neglected Awaiting a complete system failure is the nightmare scenario at the Arizona State Museum, where much of the electrical equipment has been in the basement, unchanged since the 1930s. The museum commemorating state history lies on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson. In its […]

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HVACR’s Cutting Edge

AHR Expo invites Innovation Awards entries For a 14th year, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is calling for entries for its annual Innovation Awards Competition. The competition recognizes “advanced solutions to ever-changing need” in the HVACR industry in ten product categories: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; […]

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Real Rehabilitation

Indian inmates repair motors, fans, coolers at rapid rate An Indian training center run by inmates of the country’s largest prison puts faith in the word “rehabilitation” as it relates to correctional systems. There, at Tihar Jail, part of the Tihar Prisons complex in Delhi, fans and coolers are fixed in a matter of hours, motors […]

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The HVAC Repair Market

An industry that’s heating up in a number of ways While certain sectors of the repair, maintenance, and service industries face decline or uncertainty, HVAC is not one of them. A recent Bloomberg report shows job availability in the sector has grown, despite the manufacturing of HVAC products being on the decline. In other words, it’s a […]

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Tell Me Something Good

At least it’s almost the holidays. Florida HVAC centers are presenting a good example of how to brighten up some hardened moods after a strenuous election (and year) for both sides. They’re reminding us the holidays are still on schedule—which means it’s time to give out presents. Both in traditional form, and in the form of […]

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Vent It To The Judge

$267,000 of stolen HVAC inventory sold on eBay It’s only a matter of time before these citizens face the inevitability of getting caught stealing industrial equipment. A Fort Wayne, Ind., couple was arrested May 17 under federal charges, accused of selling approximately $267,000 worth of HVAC parts on eBay after stealing the equipment from a UTEC […]

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Mechanical Insulation

An under-the-radar energy saver Looking for other ways to save energy? The more traditional route might be beneficial. Often overlooked is mechanical insulation, which can increase your facility’s energy efficiency for perhaps a lower cost than some more modern methods. Many use it to keep buildings warm inside or to protect people from hot pipes. Utility bills […]

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Find Your Cloud

HVAC industry offers new technologies Like many other sectors of service, the HVAC industry is adapting to new technologies and integrating cloud-based advancements into its framework. Hesitant though some may be to welcome these at first, touch-screen phobias are often dispelled by the many advantages of digital synchronization. Here are a few examples: Releases of […]

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Brand Together

Newell Rubbermaid to acquire Jarden Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. announced the acquisition of Jarden Corp. this Monday. Between the two companies are over 140 well known brands featuring a number of everyday products. The new combined company will be called Newell Brands. Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid, known to many electric motor repair shops as the maker of […]

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HVAC store weathers fire

Augusta, SC location still in business despite blaze An HVAC store in North Augusta, South Carolina caught fire early Tuesday morning from a possible explosion, according to an Aiken County dispatch and reports by WRDW-Augusta (GA) and WJBF-Augusta-Aiken. The store, B&E Heating and Air, is located on Edgefield Road in North Augusta. It has been […]

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