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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2014’

  • Allie Hard Hat

    Falling/rising temps concern for pipes

    Pipes burst when water expands inside the pipe due to freezing temperatures. This usually occurs in less than 20 degrees, but it can happen above that mark as well. In the south, pipes are generally exposed to the outdoor elements, unlike the north where they …

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    Super Bowl solar: PV in NFL stadiums

    On February 2, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will host Super Bowl XLVIII. During the game, aerial footage will likely show 916 external LED fixtures powered by 1,350 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels with a total generating capacity of 276 kilowatts (kW). MetLife Stadium, …

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    Energy Dept. tabs $3M to identify geo sources

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced $3 million to spur geothermal energy development using play fairway analysis. This technique identifies prospective geothermal resources in areas with no obvious surface expression by mapping the most favorable intersections of heat, permeability, and fluid. While commonly used in …

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  • John Mesenbrink

    5 things I learned at AHR NYC

    Getting some time to decompress and recap an event-filled week at AHR, here are some things that I came away with from the show and its surroundings: 1. People who attended that show in particular are a tough bunch of SOBs. When I landed on …

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    PHCC assesses refrigerants

    Given the worldwide commitment to reducing greenhouse gasses, the phase out of more refrigerants is expected. Newer products will pose challenges with either new hazard levels or flammability. While introduction of these new refrigerants may be 10 to 15 years off in the United States, …

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    Niagara invests in, expands toilet line

    Fort Worth, Tex. — In an effort to more wholly focus and invest in its fastest growing areas, Niagara Conservation recently divested a portion of its business to AM Conservation Group, Inc., a Charleston-based supplier of weatherization, energy and water conservation products. Among the acquired …

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  • Gatewaya

    Metropolitan Ion® Gateway

    Metropolitan Industries released a new product to its Ion® Products line, the Ion® Gateway, Monitoring and Alarm System for use with wireless sensors. The Ion® Gateway gives customers the ability to monitor incidents such as power loss, temperature, high water and more. Using both the …

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    AHR NYC breaks records: What snowstorm?

    Westport, Conn. — Despite a storm that dropped 10 inches of snow on New York City and created a State-of-Emergency in parts of New York, the severe weather couldn’t stop thousands of determined attendees and exhibitors from filling the aisles and booths at the 2014 …

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    Home warranties: Be aware

    In today’s real estate business climate, home warranties are commonplace. The way it works is when the home owner has an HVAC/R problem (or any other problem with the property for matter), the homeowner contacts their Home Warranty Company to file a claim. The Home …

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    PHCC Scholarships Available

    Falls Church, Va. — Applications are now being accepted for scholarships awarded through the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation Scholarship Program.  In 2014, up to 25 scholarships totaling $61,500 are available. The scholarship awards are sponsored by A. O. Smith, Bradford White Corporation, Delta …

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