heating and cooling

I know it’s the start of summer and you’re thinking, “who is thinking snow and cold temps?” But it could be the best time to ramp up your snowmelt game for the upcoming winter season. Once upon a time, commercial snowmelt systems lived independently, with little concern about the larger mechanical environment they were often a Read more

Robert (Bob) O’Brien has been named the Director of Education for the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA). With an extensive background in oilheat and HVAC installations and service, O’Brien will be responsible for NORA’s education and training initiatives, including NORA’s Bronze, Silver and Gold technician certifications and continuing education. O’Brien’s impressive resume includes in-field experience Read more

By Charlie Uglietto, Cubby Oil & Energy By now, there’s no doubt you’re aware that strategic electrification has been eroding the hydronic market for a number of years. Heat pumps of every shape and size are being selected in place of boiler retrofits. That’s a disservice to the customer, due to the longevity, efficiency and Read more

NEW FEDERAL COVID VACCINE RULE WILL LIKELY PROMPT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS TO SHIFT TO SMALLER FIRMS, ADD TO SECTOR’S LABOR CHALLENGES Construction Officials Say Federal Mandates Add to Industry’s Confusion by Creating Different Standards for Firms Based on Size and the Work they Perform and Offering Conflicting Details The chief executive officer of the Associated General Read more

The Northeast U.S. has been the hydronics stronghold in America since boilers were first put to use as a source of heat. To serve the interests of trade professionals, especially those just entering the field (though by no means limited to introductory training), the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) technical education center (PPATEC) has substantially expanded Read more