October 2015

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced that John Lanier, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of North American Technician Excellence (NATE), will perform the...more...

Carlin Combustion Technology introduces new product warranty. Carlin’s well known dedication to quality is now backed up by the industry’s best warranty. Effective Nov. 1,...more...

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Watts Radiant

Watts Radiant's R-flex is a pre-insulated, flexible, energy-saving PEX piping system with a durable, waterproof outer cover. It provides cost-effective distribution for heating, cooling, and...more...

Scientists are increasingly looking at air, light and other elements of indoor environmental factors, which they can affect personal health and work performance. The Wall...more...

The International Code Council and ASHRAE have partnered to publish 2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The publication is...more...

In an innovative use of a former rock quarry, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today broke ground on what will be the largest geothermal...more...

Partnership with the GreenSky Program, will enable contractors to offer more payment options to their customers.

A. O. Smith and its family of...more...

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Watts

Watts Series R12 commercial wall-mounted reverse osmosis water purification systems are designed for the reduction of total dissolved solids at flow rates up to 1200...more...

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., a division of Robert Bosch North America, is announcing that Oct. 20 is National Geothermal Day in recognition of the geothermal heating-cooling...more...

Charlie Wallace, chief operating officer and vice president of Quality Service Contractors has formally announced that he will retire in March 2016. QSC, an enhanced...more...

Delta Faucet Company and the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors – National Association presented their highest plumbing honors to Harley Perry and Brandon Pettway as Contractor...more...

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Navien

The NPE-150S has been added to Navien’s condensing tankless NPE water heater series. Heating capacity is 18,000-120,000 BTU/H and will produce 5.3 GPM @ 45...more...

A Minnesota Appeals Court panel on Oct. 13 threw out a state fire sprinkler requirement for larger new homes, saying a state agency failed to...more...

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Flomatic Corporation

Flomatic Corporation introduces a new Model 745ASC Rubber Flapper Swing Check valve with adjustable spring closure. This swing check valve has an epoxy-coated ductile iron...more...

The Indiana and Tennessee state chapters received top legislative awards for their government advocacy efforts at the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) CONNECT 2015 in Hollywood,...more...

The Bill Howe Family of Companies is an award-winning HVAC and plumbing company in San Diego, also offering expert reconstruction and flood remediation services. Family-owned...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has released the hardcopy and digital versions of its 2015 edition of the Uniform Solar Energy and...more...

Hundreds of people were evacuated Saturday afternoon from Terminal 3 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

According to airport spokesperson Greg Meyer, a contractor working...more...

The Portland Press Herald reports on the progress of an $11 million biomass plant at the University of Maine's Farmington campus. When it’s done,...more...

The Tampa Tribune reports on a local program designed to promote construction skills at the Helen Gordan Davis Centre for Women and help the construction...more...

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood is recommending San Antonio high-rise buildings 75 feet or taller – typically 7 stories – be retrofitted with fire...more...

San Francisco became the first in the country to require new developments (more than 250,000 square feet) to use onsite water reuse systems for anything...more...

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Taco

The industry's first self-sensing, variable speed end suction pumps are now available from Taco.

The pumps, with integrated VFDs, permit fast, accurate balancing. They...more...

A long-time supporter of PHCC and educator to those in the plumbing-heating-cooling profession, the Copper Development Association received the PHCC Educational Foundation's prestigious Chairman's...more...

As part of a $250 million investment GE Appliances is making in the three-year period ending in 2016 at its Appliance Park manufacturing location in...more...

Hawthorne is a gentrifying area in southwest Los Angeles County, where there are about 84,000 residents. More residents are arriving every day.

It’s close...more...

NY Thermal Inc. (NTI) was founded in 1965 by Malcom Dennison in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. The company began as a steel and wood oil...more...

When it comes to Facebook, numbers are everything. Currently, the social media platform has 1.5 billion active users. More than 40 million of the users...more...

The mission of the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation (MCERF) is to articulate and fund the mechanical contracting industry’s critical human resource and research...more...

Blueberries are to pie what Helen’s Restaurant is to Machias, Maine. As a matter of fact, Life magazine named Helen’s blueberry pie as the best...more...

Viessmann Manufacturing Company (U.S.) Inc., celebrated 25 years of business in the U.S. at a special invitation-only lunch, September 9, for noted wholesalers, contractors, specifiers...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) continues to position itself as an advocate working to communicate and harmonize regulatory and legislative issues on behalf of plumbing manufacturers....more...

This year, Velocity Boiler Works was formed to serve as the sales and marketing arm for Crown Boiler. Velocity Boiler Works offers a complete line...more...

"Well Sean, it’s either you or me who has to sneak behind that tight boiler and make that repair. Since I’m the one climbing up...more...

You can’t find good techs!” say many a PHC service contractor. If that were true, all PHC service contracting businesses that deliver excellence would be...more...

On August 30, Dr. Wayne Dyer died. During his life, he had a big impact on me. I devoured his books. I watched and re-watched...more...

You know the feeling. You are in a tight crawlspace with a 20-foot crawl to the hatch. Or, you are on a rooftop, and have...more...

To the untrained eye, all solar collectors may look alike. Most are big and flat, covered by glass, with a metal frame enclosing a dark...more...

There’s plenty of good news lately on the California drought. Californians are going above and beyond the state’s water-savings goals. Citizens decreased total water use...more...

The first half of the year did not produce stellar results for the construction industry. Publicly funded construction increased 7.3 percent in March, which marked...more...

Would you like to move to an eco-township? An eco-township is essentially a sustainable planned community where people live and work, much like a college...more...

Alan D. Givens, president and owner of Parrish Services, Manassas, Virginia, recently received the "PHCC HVAC Contractor of the Year Award" given annually by the...more...

Full enforcement of OSHA’s new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard is being delayed again. Before the standard went into effect Aug. 3, OSHA announced it...more...

According to a recent national survey, 85 percent of Canadians reported using some form of water-saving technology while at the same time almost half didn't...more...

Mestek, Inc., announces its annual heating season “Man Cave Promotion.”

The “Man Cave Promotion” is open to all contractors throughout the United States who...more...

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Haws Integrated

Haws Integrated™, a tempered water solutions provider for emergency response equipment, has expanded its product catalog. The new Performance Series is a standardized lineup of...more...

Major League Baseball's postseason is here, and the Chicago Cubs have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. The team, its fans...more...

Three top plumbing apprentices received awards in the annual Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation's National Plumbing Apprentice Contest, held Oct. 1 in Hollywood,...more...

Three top HVAC apprentices received awards in the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association Educational Foundation's third annual National HVAC Apprentice Contest, held on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in...more...

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Grundfos

The Grundfos PACOpaQ® is a fully-integrated and compact HVAC packaged pumping system designed for chilled and hot water distribution, condenser water, geothermal loop, district heating...more...

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Bell & Gossett

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, launched the highly efficient Series e-80 vertical inline centrifugal pump, enhancing its portfolio of system solutions for the commercial...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

The new 10-inch Curved Jaw and 6-inch Long Nose pliers provide faster tool setup and more locking force for the professional tradesman. The patented thumb...more...

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced that the Superior Court of Cobb County has entered a judgment for over $1.3 million and a permanent injunction...more...

On September 21, I attended a Viega seminar in Houston. While I have sat in on educational sessions at conferences and topical discussion at panels,...more...

Riding on the coattails of positive housing market conditions, home improvement spending is expected to pick up heading into 2016, according to a recent report...more...

Stevens Institute of Technology of Hoboken, N.J., took first place in both highly competitive Architecture and Communications Contests at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar...more...

Businessinsider.com reports that Sao Paulo, Brazil and its 20 million inhabitants is facing its biggest water crisis in more than 80 years.

It is...more...

Forbes.com report that companies have raised hundreds of millions of dollars over the last few years to address the so-called “home services” market.

San...more...

That’s the questions answered in the October issue of Fortune , which looks at Emerson as it tries to cross a digital bridge between HVAC...more...

The Houston Chronicle reports on how Comfort Systems is investing in its online education for its employees and recruits, in part by buying a...more...

Irvine, CA — Navien is expanding their line of condensing tankless NPE water heater series by adding the NPE-150S model. This smaller size...more...