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Sergio Villegas, General Manager, Leads US Air Conditioning Distributors in Van Nuys, CA.  US Air Conditioning Distributors, an HVAC wholesaler and distributor, is gearing up for a big Grand Opening and Open House celebration at their newest branch in Van Nuys, California.

California Faucets adds third facility to accommodate continuing growth.
Award-winning innovation and stellar customer service drive rapid expansion.
The new building that opened on December 1, 2016 is located near the company’s current headquarters in Huntington Beach.

Cyndi Marshall, California Chapter Executive, Receives SMACNA’s Special Legislative Service Award.  Cyndi A. Marshall, executive vice president of the California SMACNA state association chapter (CAL SMACNA) in Sacramento, was recognized with the Special Legislative Service Award at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) 73rd Annual Convention.

Emerson Thermostats Help Contractors Fill Home Technology Gap.
New Emerson 80 Series thermostats offer high-end standard features and easy installation.

California Orders Changes to Thermostat Collection Program.
Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin which, like lead, interferes with normal childhood development. The health concern it poses is well-known and severe.

72 Evaluators Needed at the Utah Career Center.
As part of its mission “to providing the best building construction tradesmen and women, and the best HVAC&R technicians in Utah,” the Utah Career Center, in partnership with UMCA members, continually strives to improve its classroom experience for its apprentices and instructors.

Southern California Manual J load calculations – Residential Manual J HVAC Design around the United States. A Manual J for Southern California can be tough if you do not perform Manual J HVAC designs on a regular basis. Most Residential HVAC designers have only worked within one climate zone - experience limited to one area.

Plumbing supply company selling Hawaii operations.
Seattle-based Pacific Plumbing Supply Co. LLC announced Wednesday it is selling its Hawaii operation to another plumbing supply wholesaler.

Controlco President Listed as Finalist for 2016 Digital Impact Award.
Pleasant Hill, Calif., June 21, 2016, – Controlco is pleased to announce that its President Brian Turner has been selected as a finalist in this year’s IBcon Julie Devine Digital Impact Award.

Northwest Sees Strong Energy Efficiency Performance in 2015
NEEA’s Annual Report highlights role of collaboration, innovation in accelerating energy efficiency.

Noritz Revamps PROCard Incentive Program with New App To Drive Homeowner Sales Leads to Contractors.
The goal: Help contractors raise their marketing profiles among local homeowners, while providing faster installations and service to these customers.

Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning Receives The 2016 Carrier President’s Award.
Portland-based heating and air conditioning company recognized by Carrier for outstanding performance as a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer.

Utah 2016 Legislative Session: What You Need to Know.
The 2016 Utah Legislative session adjourned late on the final day, Thursday, March 10th, after lawmakers considered 488 House Bills and 259 Senate Bills, together with various resolutions.

America’s Leading Service Contractor Sales Coaching Website ContractorSelling.com & Conference Celebrates 10 Years Helping Contractors Grow Their Businesses.
One of America’s leading service industry sales coaching member sites and conferences celebrates 10 years of helping almost 4,000 service contractors grow their businesses and generate millions more in revenue.

Williams Comfort Products Leaders to Visit Capitol Hill, HVACR Summit.
Colton, CA business leaders, Ruth Ann Davis and Monte Kartchner will head to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16, to attend the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) 2016 Public Policy Symposium.

26th Annual SMACNA’s Southern CA Technical Seminar.
SMACNA is proud to announce this year’s guest speaker Eli P. Howard, III, Executive Director Technical Services for SMACNA National. As SMACNA’s Executive Director, Technical Services, Eli has the overall responsibilities of more than 30+ SMACNA Technical and ANSI Standards related to the HVAC and Sheet Metal Industry.

Simplify rooftop unit troubleshooting with Fault Detection and Diagnostics from Champion® HVAC.
With Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) from the Champion® brand of Johnson Controls, contractors can configure, commission and troubleshoot packaged units faster; engineers can confidently confirm specifications; and building owners can cut energy and service costs.

EMERSON’S SENSI™ WI-FI PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT NOW WORKS DIRECTLY WITH AMAZON ECHO.  Customers can now ask Alexa, the Amazon cloud-based voice service, to control their Sensi thermostat for complete home comfort control.

City of Santa Rosa, California, and Trane to Increase Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Energy Independence.
The City of Santa Rosa, California, is collaborating with Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions, and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, to execute an innovative project that will increase energy independence at the city’s Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Emergent Coils Offers Tools to Make Ordering Coils Easy for HVAC Professionals.
To make selecting and ordering new HVAC coils easier, Emergent Coils provides interactive stock coil selection tools, videos demonstrating how to measure coils and blank coil drawings that can be used to record coil measurements.

ASHRAE Announces Fall Online Courses.
Participants can access these instructor-led courses from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Utah Mechanical Contractors Association Trap Shoot Registration Now Open.
Registration is now open for the UMCA 2015 Annual Trap Shoot! Join us at the Great Salt Lake Gun Club on October 1, 2015 at 4:00PM.

Jonas Construction Software Releases Version 12.5 of their Enterprise Software Solution. Jonas Construction Software, a leader in construction management and accounting software, providing software solutions to the construction industry for over 25 years, has officially released Enterprise Version 12.5 with a variety of new software enhancements.

Geary Pacific Acquires HVAC Supply of Denver. Long-term relationship inspires joining of forces. California-based Geary Pacific Supply announces the acquisition of Denver’s HVAC Supply following a long-term business relationship that paved the way to their joining forces.

Moffitt Corporation Welcomes Gabe Cansler, New West Region Sales Manager.
Moffitt Corporation, Inc. (Moffitt), the nation's leading provider of industrial ventilation solutions welcomes new West Region Sales Manager Gabe Cansler to the team.

THERMAL SUPPLY RECEIVES 2014 HAROLD V. GOODMAN AWARD
Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P. is proud to announce that Thermal Supply is the recipient of the 2014 Harold V. Goodman Award. Thermal Supply is an independent distributor of Goodman, Amana® brand and Daikin HVAC products and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Western Air Supply to service west coast HVAC market
RUUD distributor opens three locations in Arizona and California, with more planned.
Ferguson, one of the largest companies in the HVAC/R industry in the U.S., announces the opening of Western Air Supply to serve HVAC professionals in select west coast markets.

E Instruments Announces New Commercial and Residential Combustion Analyzers Available.  HVAC businesses or professionals that need a new combustion analyzer and/or emissions analyzer can turn to E Instruments this spring. The company is pleased to announce that they have new residential and commercial combustion analyzers available.

Viega 2015 Radiant Training Seminars Scheduled for Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
Viega, in collaboration with the Center for the Built Environment (CBE), at University of California, Berkeley, is holding the one-day training courses, titled, “Energy and Comfort Performance of Radiant Slab Systems.”

Johnson Controls introduces York LX Series packaged units, new standard in residential and commercial heating and cooling. 14 SEER units feature higher efficiency, weather and corrosion resistance, and contractor-friendly design

Emerson Climate Technologies Approves Refrigerants R-449A and R-513A.
Emerson Climate Technologies has approved DuPont Opteon XP40 (R-449A) and XP10 (R-513A) for use in a wide range of their scroll and semi-hermetic compressors.

Johnson Controls renews its commitment to veterans in 2015 for the second year.  York distributors and contractors donate heating and cooling systems as part of Building Homes for Heroes® sponsorship.

FieldConnect Announces Remote Quoting Software for Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate; Facilitates Instant, Accurate Quoting for Field Service Organizations.
FieldQuotes is a mobile quoting solution fully integrated with Sage CRE.

Broan-NuTone ULTRA Green Ventilation Fans Receive the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2015 Designation for the third Consecutive Year.
Continuing in the tradition of best-in-class ventilation products, 36 models in the Broan-NuTone ULTRA Green™ series today were awarded the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2015 designation.

Region funds NEEA’s 2015-2019 Strategic and Business Plans.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), which works on behalf of more than 140 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations and 13 million energy consumers, announced it secured funding at a total of $168.6 million for its next five-year business cycle.

California's Geary Pacific acquires HVAC Supply of Denver.
Wholesaler HVAC Supply of Denver has been acquired by Geary Pacific Supply of Orange, California.

"The Practical Guide to Buying Software for Service Contractors"
Most likely, your business doesn't have a dedicated software purchasing department...so how can you make sense of the 250+ software vendors trying to sell their product to your service contracting business without going crazy?

AC Pro Establishes New Location in Anaheim, CA
AC Pro, a leading wholesale supplier in Southern California and Nevada, has announced it has set up a new location in Anaheim, CA. The company is now positioned to supply heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment to contractors throughout North Orange County and the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles County.

Commercial HVAC manufacturer moving into McClellan, adding jobs.
Unison Comfort Technologies, an HVAC manufacturing company, has moved into a 105,000-square-foot space at McClellan Business Park.

Williams Comfort Products is pleased to introduce James Gill to the position of Vice President of Sales. In this role, Gill will be responsible for Williams’ worldwide sales operations including the company’s newest line of air curtains.

Berner Receives Patent For the HVAC Industry's Most Aerodynamically Efficient Electric Air Curtain Heater.  Strategic positioning of the VTH Venturi-style electric heater offers up to 40-percent more aerodynamic efficiency by not obstructing air curtains' discharge or laminar air pattern.

Promotion Extended: $649 Contractor Special on GE GeoSpring Heat Pump Water Heaters.   Valid On All Orders* Placed Between July 29 and December 15, 2014.

Blue Tube UV Becomes First HVAC Product to Win Packaging Industry's Prestigious Ameristar Award.  New UV light system packaging ranks in stature with other Ameristar Award winners from Fortune 500 consumer product companies.

ABM Expands HVAC and Energy Solutions Presence in Northern California with Acquisition of Airco Commercial Services. ABM a leading provider of facility solutions, announced today that ABM Building & Energy Solutions, a business unit of ABM Facility Solutions Group, has acquired Airco Commercial Services Inc.

Southern California Edison is Offering Great Incentives to Contractors with HVAC Excellence Certification.
Are you HVAC Excellence Certified? If not this is a great opportunity to join the Nearly 200,000 Strong and Growing...

WinWholesale Opens New Regional Distribution Center in Colorado
WinWholesale Inc. has opened a new 256,000 square foot regional distribution center in Denver to serve operating locations mainly in the western United States.

General Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Receives 2014 Carrier Corp. President's Award.  Monrovia, CA HVAC Dealer Honored for Quality and Leadership Excellence.
 

Daikin Applied and Daikin North America LLC Announce Formation of a New Southern California Sales Organization
Primary products include applied systems, VRV and ductless. The new sales organization is a merger of the existing Los Angeles and San Diego offices of Norman S. Wright Mechanical and Climatec.

Ecotone Products Now Stocks and Distributes Advanced Panasonic WhisperGreen Ventilation Fans. Ecotone Products is now distributing green building standards complying Panansonic WhisperGreenTM ventilation fans. These fans are made to be installed in residential bathrooms and are built to continuously operate at a low adjustable cubic foot per minute (CFM) rate 24/7.

SMACNA Member Starts Green Equipment Options, Inc. In Northern California To Help HVAC Contractors With Geothermal.  SMACNA Member with 30 years HVAC experience opens Green Equipment Options, Inc. to fill the product availability and experience gap for ClimateMaster, Agreenability, and Earthlinked products and geothermal installations.

TRC Names Johnstone Supply 2013 Big Man on Planet.
Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) announced that Johnstone Supply has been named the 2013 Big Man On Planet (BMOP), an annual award given by TRC in partnership with Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI).

Ecotone Products: Rheem Marathon Water Heaters Back In Stock.
Most popular Rheem Marathon water heater models are becoming available again for coop utilities and contractors as supply shortages ease up.

IAPMO Moves 2014 Technical Committee Meetings to Las Vegas.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) has announced that its annual Technical Committee Meetings toward the development of the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®) have been relocated to Las Vegas.

Alerton's new Ascent Building Management System is First to Combine BACtalk and Tridium's Niagara Framework® in a Single Controller. Software, Wall Sensors and Control Module All Designed For Simpler Monitoring and Control of HVAC and Other Building Systems.

ClimateMaster Highlights “Energy Independence” Benefits of Geothermal for Homeowners at IBS 2014.  ClimateMaster will showcase the latest in its Tranquility® line of industry-leading geothermal and water-source heat pumps, providing homeowners with control over their energy bills and ultimate energy independence, at IBS 2014 booth No. C8716, Feb. 4 to 6 in Las Vegas.

WPL Publishing Schedules LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Webinar Series.  The series, which is set to begin Jan. 21, will cover green design, construction, and operations as well as energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, stormwater management, and other topics involving green buildings and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The course has been approved for six American Institute of Architects learning units.

Ecotone Products is making LG mini split systems available to HVAC contractors, builders, and home performance contractors.  Ecotone Products, LLC is proud to announce the latest addition to its line card of energy efficient products – LG Mini Split Heat Pump systems.

PennBarry Selects Pottorff Air Product Sales as Representative in Southern California.  PennBarry, a leading manufacturer of ventilation solutions, today announced Pottorff Air Products Sales, Inc. as their exclusive representative in Southern California.

Uponorpro.com Now Features LiveChat™ Online Technical Support for Professionals.  Uponor North America (Uponor) recently launched LiveChat™ on Uponorpro.com where professionals in the PEX plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling industries can access Uponor Technical and Design Services online for support.

San Francisco Restaurant Solves Cooking Hood Draft Challenges with Fabric HVAC Diffuser Retrofit.  KitchenSox® air diffuser reverses dining area cooking odor infiltration, reduces sanitation costs, improves employee air comfort and reduces energy costs.

California Colleges Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation.
Since 1999 there has been a national movement to improve the quality of HVACR educational programs in the Untied States through programmatic accreditation. The national movement to improve HVACR education has arrived in the west.

ASHRAE Announces 2013-14 Conference Lineup.
ATLANTA— Mark your calendars now because ASHRAE’s conference schedule for 2013-2014 is widespread in both dates and global reach.

WinWholesale opens Winsupply locations in Southern California and New York.  Both companies serve plumbing and mechanical contractors, but with different product mixes.

HVAC Brain, Inc. Now Carries The Complete Line Of Amtrol Tank Products.
HVAC Brain, Inc. is the complete resource for Amtrol tanks and replacement tank products. With competitive pricing and quick shipping, facility managers and HVAC professionals benefit from HVAC Brain’s wide selection of Amtrol products.

New California Regulation Requires a Contractors State Licensing Board ID Upon Recycling Mercury Thermostats.
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has placed additional requirements on C-20 HVAC and C-21 Demolition contractors and business collecting waste mercury thermostats through manufacturer sponsored program(s).

PennBarry Selects Hercules Industries, Inc. as Representative in Colorado and Wyoming.  PennBarry, a leading manufacturer of ventilation solutions, today announced Hercules Industries, Inc. as their new representative in the states of Colorado and Wyoming, effective May 2013.

tekmar Control Systems to Build BACnet Communication Protocol into HVAC Systems.  Values connection with BACnet International to facilitate building managers access and control of their HVAC systems.

REGEN Energy Inc. Announces Strategic Agreement with Carrier.
REGEN Energy Inc.™, developer of the patented wireless Swarm Energy Management™ electrical demand management and dynamic load control technology, announces a new agreement with Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions.

Smith Heating and Air Conditioning Stays in the Zone With Sage 100 Contractor.
Over the years, the company has benefited from the product’s evolution. The solution has become its complete business management system, helping with contracts, project management, engineering, estimating, service management and day-to-day operations.

Tjernlund Ventilation Products Join Lineup of HVAC Supplies at PexUniverse.com.
Among the products now offered are basement ventilation fans, draft inducers (including wood stove draft inducer), crawl space fans, duct booster fans, and radon mitigation fans.

Linear Announces Copper Cop, Simple Solution to Protect HVAC against Metal Theft.  Easy to install with multiple levels of security, Copper Cop is a powerful deterrent against metal thieves targeting industrial HVAC units.

Web-enabled Thermostat Systems Can Save Churches Substantial Money on Energy Costs.  According to Energy Star®, the two systems that account for the largest portion of energy usage in churches are the lighting and heating and cooling equipment.

DealNet stock gains as the company builds its HVAC financing services business.
Shares of DealNet Capital Corp. (CNSX:DLS) rose more than 11% Wednesday following on the heels of its One Dealer subsidiary signing a preliminary deal for a joint marketing program with an undisclosed "large" North American heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) distributor last week.

Coleman’s New Echelon™ zoning Communicating Control achieves temperature and humidity setpoints. A new zoning Echelon™ Communicating Control from the Coleman® brand of Johnson Controls, the global leader in building efficiency, provides up to six zones of temperature and humidity control from a single zone panel.

Scott Harrison Poised to Set High Bar in Plumbing, Heating and Cooling as New President of PHCC-ORSB.  Scott Harrison, the owner of Orange County plumbing company Scott Harrison Plumbing is the newly appointed president of PHCC (Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors) Association of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

A 60-Week Customer Care Program will be Unveiled at Nexstar® Network’s 20th Anniversary Super Meeting.  At the event, Nexstar will unveil a 60-Week Customer Care Program, with specific for plumbing, hvac and electrical technicians.

Honeywell Eliminating Inventory Of Certain Ozone-depleting Materials, Selling Resulting Emission Reduction Credits.  Partnering with MGM Innova to sell resulting greenhouse gas credits for California’s cap-and-trade program; sale of credits to offset costs of destroying refrigerants.

Tecogen Inc. and Ilios Dynamics Sign Distribution Agreement with Air Treatment Corporation for Southern California.  Air Treatment is committed to offering technology solutions that enhance both energy and water efficiency in both the HVAC and refrigeration markets.

Daikin McQuay Rebel is the First to Meet DOE Rooftop Unit Challenge. 
Rooftop Unit Delivers 60-70 Percent Energy Savings for Commercial Buildings.

NexTraq Fleet Tracking Increases Productivity for the HVAC and Plumbing Industry.   NexTraq™ Fleet Tracking platform and its reporting functionality has proven to help improve all areas of its HVAC and plumbing customers’ fleet operations while reducing overhead costs such as fuel, maintenance, payroll and insurance.

Gustave A. Larson Company Signs EcoSmart Energy Management Technology Distribution Agreement with Telkonet, Inc.  The distribution agreement provides the Gustave A. Larson Company with access to the complete EcoSmart energy management solution; a suite of products that has already been deployed in well over 200,000 rooms.

Reduce Inrush & Light Flicker caused by Compressor Cycling!
Superior Technology & Supplies Corp. introduces the new 1P100-ST soft start. IntegraPower is the only specially engineered SCR Soft Start that will meet mandatory Rule 2 compliance for Maui County or other Municipalities that require limiting Inrush below 100 AMPS.

Centrotherm Eco Systems InnoFlue 
Now the 1st UL-1738 Listed Polymeric Vent System in North America

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