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August 26, 2013

Insulation Types By Betty Stephens Insulation Overview Insulation forms a thermal blanket around your home, saving money and improving comfort. The maximum thermal performance or R-value of insulation is very dependent on proper installation. Homeowners can install some types of insulation notably blankets and materials that can be poured in place. Other types require professional […]

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April 29, 2013
Lennox Sells Service Experts

Lennox Divests Service Experts BY: Betty Stephens of Quest Media Lennox International, Inc. is known for its design, manufacture and marketing for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) products. Its products and services are sold through multiple distribution channels under brand names, including Lennox, Armstrong Air, Ducane, Bohn, Larkin, Advanced Distributor Products, Service […]

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April 25, 2013
Daikin Buys Goodman

Daikin Industries Bought Goodman Global Written By: Betty Stephens of Quest Media Daikin Industries (Japan) has struck an agreement to buy Goodman Global for about $3.7 billion, completing the Japanese air-conditioner maker’s long quest to buy its American rival. Goodman is currently owned by the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, which bought the company […]

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April 18, 2013
Ingersoll-Rand Buys Trane/American Standard

How Trane and American Standard were bought by Ingersoll-Rand Written by Betty Stephens of Quest Media Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited (Ireland based company) acquired Trane Inc. formerly American Standard Companies Inc., in a transaction valued at approximately $10.1 billion, including transaction fees and the assumption of approximately $150 million of Trane net debt. Trane was a […]

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November 7, 2011
Crooks Beware, Copper Watcher on duty!

  Last month we wrote about the growing epidemic of air conditioning units being stolen for their valuable copper.  We mentioned that there were new products coming to market to counter the thieves in their evil doings.  One such product the Copper Watcher is designed to alert owners if their units  copper lines have been cut loose […]

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October 18, 2011
How to choose a company for a Fall Heating System Tune-up

With summer over and winter just around the corner it is once again time to think about getting your furnace cleaned and tuned before old man winter arrives.  Many homeowners may already have some type of ongoing maintenance agreement that provides them with an air conditioning tune up in the spring and a heating tune […]

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October 11, 2011
Copper / AC Theft Epidemic

  A nationwide crime wave is taking place, and the target is our air conditioning units. It sounds crazy and it is! Criminals are stealing air conditioning units for their copper. The price of scrap metal is at an all time high while the economy is at an all time low.  Put those two together […]

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October 4, 2011
Heat Wave 2011

To most the summer of 2011 heat wave was miserable, intolerable and seemingly never ending.  But to those of us in the air conditioning business it was heaven on earth. The phones never stopped ringing as the service trucks kept on rolling. But as they say all good things must come to an end. As […]

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July 5, 2011
Put your stamp on a greener tomorrow.

 BUY "GO GREEN" STAMPS TODAY! The US Postal Service is Going Green by proving eco-friendly mailing materials and stamps.   As a reminder of some of the things you can do to make a positive impact on the environment- just take a look at these “Go Green” stamps.  They show things we can all do every […]

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May 16, 2011
Multi-Tap Run Capacitors

For the past few years we have been using these fantastic universal multi-tap dual run capacitors from AmRad Engineering , Palm Coast Florida. Simply put,  just one Turbo 200 capacitor replaces more than 200 individual capacitors! Think of the inventory  you can eliminate, it's a no brainer. They also make a smaller verzion the Turbo 200 Mini and the […]

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May 2, 2011
Proper Disposal of Mercury-Containing Thermostat

 So you just went to the big box home improvement store, bought a new programmable thermostat, installed it yourself.  Only had to call the help line once, used less swear words than the kids swing set project and you can’t wait to see your next electric bill.  Good Job!  Helping to save the environment.   […]

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April 8, 2011
White House Getting New Air Conditioning

The White House complex comprises the Executive Residences, the East and West Wings, and the Old Executive Office Building.  The White House was designed in 1792 and was first occupied in 1800.  It serves many functions;  it is a home for the President and his family, an office complex, and a setting for special functions […]

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