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Trane recalls more than 100,000 air conditioning systems for shock hazard
WCIV-TV
While temperatures climb into the 90s, one company is recalling approximately 100,600 air conditioning systems because they might not be properly grounded. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall on June 24. The recall involves 37 models of Trane XB300 and American Standard Silver SI Air Conditioning Systems. They were sold nationwide between February 2010 and March 2014.
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How to engineer manufacturing, industrial buildings: HVAC
Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Manufacturing and industrial facilities can be particularly complex projects, involving large facilities containing behemoth machinery, hazardous chemicals, and a range of other concerns. HVAC systems and ventilation are complex issues engineers must manage.
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How will Iraq turmoil impact the oil price?
By Stefanie Heerwig
Across the media, commentators seemed to be hit by a surprise when Sunni rebel forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant took over the city of Mossul in Iraq recently. Rebel forces are now trying to capture the capital of Baghdad and have been successful in taking over Iraq's major refinery in Baiji on the border to Iraqi Kurdistan. Speculations have run rampant about the impact of the attacks on international oil prices. Will we face another 2008 oil price shock? By how much will the prices rise?
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Sid Harvey's Introduces Sure-Flo De-Scaler Kit
Sid Harvey’s new Sure-Flo safely removes lime and scale from tankless heaters. The odorless solution with color change indicators tell you the process is complete. Includes pump, hoses, bucket, descaling chemical and acid neutralizer for safe disposal. Helps restore efficiency and satisfies warranty requirements. Available at all Sid Harvey’s www.sidharvey.com
 


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Sharing a call from one of our retired members
OESP
Each of us receives interesting phone calls. Some of them are more challenging than others, but the National office recently received a delightful call. We think you would enjoy the content of that conversation.

H. John Davis owned an Oil Company in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Association for many years and an active member of PPA. John kept a membership card on his desk. He hasn't paid dues for years because he sold his company and "retired." He deserves it — He is 95-years-young and his bride of 68 years will be celebrating her 94th birthday next week. Can you believe it? He goes to a gym a couple of times a week and enjoys getting together with his friends. He and his wife still live in their home and enjoy taking care of each other.

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Latest about Oil Heat Cares
OESP
We don't share all of the stories about Oil Heat Cares. But trust us; jobs are continually happening and some are quite special. One particular project that was done in a snap took place on Monday, June 23. The prior Friday, Judy Garber received a call from Susan F., of Danbury, Connecticut. Susan shared with Judy that her boiler was not working and she had no funds to replace the boiler. She has a 90-year-old mother living with her and had custody of two young grandchildren. Ms. F. works full-time at a hospital and is the sole support of the family.

The Fairfield County Chapter came to the rescue — lead by Dave Westerfield, of Jennings Oil. Dave immediately checked out the situation and got approval from the board. That Monday his crew, along with help from Sippin Energy, got help for Susan. The decision was easy thanks to Plimpton & Hills getting a Weil-McLain boiler donated and a deep discount from Vaughn for a Top Performer.

Susan was overwhelmed with the generosity of OHC. That is what Oil Heat Cares is all about — helping those that fall through the cracks. Click here to view pictures from the installation.

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Increase your company’s bottom line with a product that’s top-of-the-line. Introducing the Roth Double-wall Oil Storage Tank (DWT). Seamless polyethylene inner tank and leak-proof, corrosion resistant steel outer tank for maximum protection. Roth tanks come with a 30-year product warranty up to $2 million in insurance.
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Registration is open for the 2nd Roadshow and Care to Ride
OESP
Care to Ride will take place on Sunday, Sept. 21. The motorcycles depart at 10 a.m. for a nice six- or seven-hour drive through historic areas of Pennsylvania and Maryland. At 2 p.m., the bicycles depart with Don Farrell leading the pack on a historical tour of the area, and the walkers and runners will leave the hotel at 5 p.m.

That evening we'll all get together and celebrate another fine year for Oil Heat Cares as well as recognizing the golfers for their efforts in raising money for our Dave Nelsen Scholarship fund. And we will all enjoy the company of industry friends.

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Speaking of the Roadshow
OESP
Register by Aug. 1 and you'll be in the running for a two-night complimentary suite at the Wyndham Hotel, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Our full education schedule will be available for viewing later this week.
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Help for those in management and sales
OESP
Take time to educate yourself and learn from your peers. OESP is sponsoring classes this month: Financial Analysis will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on July 15 at the ICPA School, in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Next comes the popular workshop, Home Comfort Specialist Academy & Healthy Home Systems. This will be presented July 21, at the R.E. Michel Training Center, in Glen Burnie, Maryland; July 22, at Tom Antonelli's Training Center, in Bristol, Pennsylvania; and July 23, at the Petro Training Facility, in South Plainfield, New Jersey.

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New standard for HVAC fans finalized by DOE
Appliance Magazine
A new energy efficiency standard for furnace fans was recently announced by the U.S. Department of Energy. The standard is the latest of eight finalized standards and nine proposed standards issued since President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan was announced in 2013.

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New whitepaper on sustainable air filters
Filtration + Separation
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, residential and commercial buildings account for nearly 40 percent of all energy use within the United States, with more than a third of that amount directly attributable to the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Camfil has published a new whitepaper detailing how choosing low energy air filters can improve both energy consumption and indoor air quality.

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How to determine HVAC exhaust fan airflow
Contracting Business
While industry standards specifying ventilation rates are coming out of the woodwork, a practical standard describing how to measure ventilation airflows that can be applied in the field is hard to find. Let's take a look how you can determine residential and commercial exhaust fan airflow in the field.

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Latest apps, software for contractors in the field
Contractor Magazine
There is so much technology out there these days that at times it can be challenging for contactors to stay abreast of the newest and latest apps and software that will help them run efficient businesses. Plus, once you think you are up-to-date with the latest and greatest technology, something new comes out on the market. Here is a rundown of the latest apps and software that will enable contractors to run more efficient businesses, save money and have some fun with new technology all at the same time.
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HVAC contractors: It's time to sharpen your saw
Contracting Business
It's summer. Compressors are whining and dying. Demand service is on the rise. Trucks are trucking. Money is flowing. But when the stress, tempers and irritability are all rising faster than a Texas thermometer, it's time to sharpen the saw.
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Why geothermal systems are heating up
The Courant
The potential for savings, along with tax credits and rebates available for the purchase of equipment, is making geothermal an increasingly attractive option for homeowners. While upfront costs are admittedly steeper — about 30 percent to 40 percent more than gas and oil — that expense is recouped within three to seven years because of the lower energy costs associated with running a geothermal system, according to industry and government estimates.
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Mobile workforce: HVAC inspections using iPads and tablets
WhaTech
Paperless and mobile forms are becoming an important aspect of performing HVAC inspections and repairs. Can a tablet or iPad digitalize and use paperless forms to record these services? The short answer is: Yes.
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Your HVACR employees are the future: Do you treat them that way?
Contracting Business
There's a cost to taking the time to hire and train, to retrain, to handle turnover of field and office employees. But there are also future benefits to investing in great, long-term employees.
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Contractor vehicle survey shows fleets are vital, expensive assets
Contractor Magazine
Contracting Business recently sent out a truck survey to its readers. The results of the survey look at HVAC contractors’ truck needs, buying habits, etc. The bottom line here is that HVAC contractor fleets are vital and expensive assets that require attention to get the most value for the dollars invested in them.
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