April 2012

Federal and State HVAC Rebate Resource Now Available

Ingram's Water & Air Equipment

Paducah, KY (PRWEB) April 01, 2012 -- Ingram’s Water and Air announces a new online resource that allows customers to quickly find useful HVAC rebates and incentives.

Every year, the US government, various state agencies and local utility providers create incentive programs to promote adoption of renewable energy systems and resource conservation technologies. Some programs offer low-interest loans or grants while others pay rebates directly to consumers who invest in approved systems.

Unfortunately, a lot of consumers do not realize how many programs they are eligible for. Too many, as the old saying goes, “leave money on the table.”

To help customers take advantage of renewable energy and conservation promotion programs, Ingram’s Water & Air compiled the State Incentives Resource. Using this utility, consumers can review the most popular programs in their state and find out quickly which initiatives they qualify for.

GF Piping Systems Presents Non-Corroding and Environmentally Friendly Solutions at Seatrade Cruise Shipping Exhibition

GF Piping Systems

TUSTIN, Calif., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GF Piping Systems presented its line of non-corroding plastic piping at the recent Seatrade Cruise Shipping Exhibition held in Miami, Florida March 12-15. 

GF Piping Systems' plastic piping provides better efficiency and lower weight compared to traditional piping materials. Thermoplastic plastic piping represents an environmental friendly solution thanks to a carbon footprint that is 5 times lower than metal.  Applications such as Inert Gas Cleaning (Scrubbing), Advanced Water Treatment, Ballast Water Management, Laundries supply and drainage, and Air Conditioning can all benefit from plastic piping. 

GF Piping Systems solutions are ideal for retrofit projects on existing vessels, either in dry dock or in service and reduce maintenance costs thanks to Swiss quality, chemical resistance and plastic pipe characteristics:

  • Highest chemical resistance - no rust, no incrustation and long-lasting system solutions without leaks
  • Minimum pressure loss  due to smooth surface without incrustation
  • No increase of energy for pump to maintain flow rates
  • No painting required
  • No smell 
  • No downtime
  • Lower weight

Global Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures Market to Reach $54.5 Billion by 2017, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts

San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 03, 2012 -- Follow us on LinkedIn – With long-term fundamentals for new home construction in developed markets still remaining weak, global plumbing fitting and fixtures market is expected to take time to post the much awaited robust growth. Currently the market is challenged by flat housing conditions in North America and difficult economic environment in Europe. As the economy is not expected to be robust in the near term, major share of the market revenues, particularly in North America would continue to be generated from repair and remodeling activity. Investment on high value items would remain deferred till the industry witnesses a marked improvement in employment levels, consumer confidence, and housing prices. Majority of home upgrade projects center upon kitchens and bathrooms, driving the demand for fittings and fixtures of a wide array. In Europe, the economic slowdown amidst the sovereign debt crisis continues to take its toll on the construction market. As the region would take time to emerge from its vicious cycle of debt and precipitating business confidence, near-to-medium term growth in the construction industry is expected to remain modest.

As stated by the new market research report on Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures, Asia-Pacific represents the largest regional market. The region is forecast to advance at the fastest pace driven by increased non-residential and residential construction activity in the major economies of China and India. Growth in the Chinese construction industry is expected to gain further momentum with local government announcing subsidies to invigorate home sales. Other regions that are expected to post large gains include Latin America and the Middle East.

Currently companies are gearing up to face the headwinds of economic uncertainty with rationalization moves such as business consolidation, plant closures, renewed focus on strengthening brand positions, introduction of new products at affordable costs, e-business, improvement in cost structure and productivity. Another strategy is the geographic expansion of product lines in emerging markets by setting up of branch offices in these regions. Environmental awareness is further pepping up the demand for water and energy efficient products. For instance, certain regions have witnessed higher demand for dual flush toilets as well as high efficiency showers on account of the requirement to comply with water conservation rules. Fashion and styling aspects continue to remain the prominent market propellants, particularly in the aftermarket segment.

By product group, Plumbing Fixtures accounts major share of the global market. Particularly, sophisticated fixtures would become increasingly popular with urban population as their disposable incomes rise and their desire for luxurious bathrooms becomes stronger. In the long term, demand for Plumbing Fittings is expected to be relatively stronger led by product segments including sink fittings and single lever fittings. Expansion of sanitation networks and water supply to rural areas will throw new market opportunities from the emerging markets.

Cincinnati Air Conditioning Company Offers April Rebates

Rick’s Heating & Cooling Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 03, 2012 -- Rick’s Heating & Cooling, a Cincinnati air conditioning company, is offering a new monthly special just in time for the warm weather – a $200 discount on all new air conditioner installations. The guarantee applies to complete system packages only and is good through the end of the month.

Based in Morrow, OH, Rick’s Heating & Cooling has been providing heating and air conditioning service throughout Warren, Butler, Hamilton, Clermont and Clinton Counties and extended areas since 1986. The company prides itself on its commitment to its customers, and their April specials are a testament to this.

Company president Rick Martin says, “Once you become a Rick’s Heating & Cooling customer, you become a member of the Rick’s Heating & Cooling extended family. I tell my staff that our extended family members are the reason why we are in business so their satisfaction is our #1 goal. I understand that your time is very valuable, so we schedule all appointments with a 2-hour window frame with the availability of a call ahead so you are not just sitting around waiting on a service tech.”

Hydro Engineering Inc. Portable Wash Rack and Waste Water Treatment System Helps Outback Mine Site Meet Environmental and Safety Requirements

Hydro Engineering Wash Rack

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) March 29, 2012 -- Hydro Engineering Inc. was presented with a unique challenge to complete the design of a wash rack for equipment cleaning, capable of being installed in a remote mine site location. The new wash rack had to meet all mine site safety requirements and very stringent environmental concerns had to be overcome. The design also had to handle very large equipment with GVW ratings of up to 285 tons.

Hydro Engineering’s breakthrough green technologies are leading the way that equipment washing is completed for maintenance in remote environments.    The Hydropad portable wash pad is perfect for companies, large or small, who are looking to comply with EPA rules and environmental laws.

Water TruckThe Hydropad wash rack and recycling system captures 100% of wash wastewater. Waste water treatment cleans the water for recycling and reuse in the washing process. These above ground, steel equipment wash racks are extremely durable and environmentally friendly. The recycled water is filtered through the Hydrokleen filtration system, which uses stat-of-the-art materials of construction and manufacturing techniques to exceed requirements for performance, durability and corrosion prevention. The recycled water is then reused in the washing of large or small equipment. This technology has proved to be particularly useful in remote locations that don’t have an available sewer connection.

Unlike many permanent equipment washing systems, all that is needed to set up and use the Hydropad wash rack is electric power, water, and a solid, almost level surface to set it on. Hydro Engineering Inc.’s products meet the requirement of secondary water containment, and do not require an architectural design. Hydropad instant wash racks rarely require a permit or construction, and are equipment rather than a capital construction project.

Ansell HyFlex® 11-644 Work Gloves Boost Protection and Performance

New Ansell HyFlex Work Gloves

Red Bank, N.J. (PRWEB) April 03, 2012 -- Ansell launches its new HyFlex® 11-644 gloves with Ansell Cut Protection Technology™ to boost worker comfort and on-the-job confidence. The work gloves combine a proprietary blend of High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) engineered yarn with a gray polyurethane palm coating to provide ANSI Level 2 cut protection and Level 5 abrasion protection. Ansell Cut Protection Technology also ensures a high level of dexterity and flexibility and promotes longer wear.

“HyFlex 11-644 gloves are an effective way for safety professionals to reduce injury expenses without sacrificing quality or productivity,” said Laura Proctor, Senior Marketing Manager, HyFlex/Industrial Gloves, Ansell Protective Products. “We designed the work gloves for tactility, precision and a lightweight ergonomic fit so employees want to wear them – especially when handling small, sharp parts.”

New HyFlex 11-644 gloves are soft and cool to the skin for all day comfort and mold naturally to the hands, preventing fatigue. The product provides a sure grip in light oil and dry applications to increase worker assurance in almost any environment.

Baltimore, MD HVAC Company Launches Mobile Website

All Seasons Heating & Cooling

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 04, 2012 -- All Seasons Heating & Cooling has launched its new mobile website and made it easier than ever to schedule an appointment on the go. This streamlined website, optimized for mobile devices and smart phones, makes finding information about All Seasons’ numerous residential and commercial services easy.

It’s simple to schedule a new furnace installation or air conditioner repair in Baltimore or Annapolis with All Seasons’ new website, which features a “click to call” button. It also includes a button that opens the map application on smart phones for directions to their location outside of Baltimore.

Their new easy-to-navigate mobile website features information about All Seasons’ numerous service areas in Baltimore and Annapolis such as Columbia, Ellicott City, Bowie, Glen Burnie, Owings Mills, Towson and more. Their mobile site also lists the many HVAC services that All Seasons’ offers including repair, replacement and installations for air conditioners, furnaces, humidifiers, commercial HVAC systems, heat pumps, dual fuel systems, air coils handlers, programmable thermostats, and ductless splits. There is a section on the mobile website that lists special deals. Currently, they are offering a 15-point Seasonal HVAC Inspection for only $79.

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Water Heater Maintenance

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE--(Marketwire - April 3, 2012) - When you own a home, your main focus should be enjoying it; not maintaining it. At American Home Shield, we want you to worry less and live more - especially when it comes to your home system components and appliances. That's why we want to share some quick and effective home maintenance tips that can often make a big difference in keeping your systems and appliances running optimally.

Water heaters provide some of the most common problems for homeowners. So, we've compiled a few valuable water heater upkeep tips to help you keep the appliance in good shape, so that you don't have to spend a great deal of time worrying about maintaining it. If you have a traditional tank water heater, having a water heater maintenance plan is the key to preventing and treating any malfunctions that may occur.

Firstly, you should drain and flush the tank twice a year, or as often as your manufacturer's recommendations suggest. This prevents sediment build up, which can affect the water heater's performance and storage, as well as cause it to overheat. Secondly, you will need to check the water heater's pressure-relief valve once a year to make sure that this crucial safety device isn't clogged. These are two valuable solutions, ensuring optimal water heater upkeep.

MOEN Puts a 'Twist' on an Invigorating Shower Experience With The New Twist™ Handheld Shower

Moen Twist Showerhead

North Olmsted, Ohio... Consumers can now bring a revitalizing 'twist' to their daily showering routine with the new Twist™ Handheld Shower from Moen. Available at The Home Depot and Lowe's, Twist allows users to easily switch between the handheld shower's four spray patterns with one hand. The showerhead simply swivels around the handle with the push of a thumb pad to change modes.

"The Twist handheld shower offers a new way for consumers to add easy-to-use multiple spray options," said Andrea Conroy, director of retail marketing, Moen. "With a flick of their thumb, they'll easily create their ideal shower experience."

Twist offers a transitional style, coordinating with most bathroom décor, and a water flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute. No matter what your shower preference or mood, easily switch between four, high-performance sprays custom designed to fit the everyday needs of the showering consumer:

  • "Immerse" - an invigorating, full coverage spray
  • "Soothe" - a relaxing, heavy mist spray
  • "Drench" - a soft, yet heavy rinse perfect for bathing kids and pets; and
  • "Shine" - a strong, focused spray ideal for cleaning your bathtub and shower

Kohler Co. Hosting Eight Ultimate Brand Experience Trips in 2012

Kohler Brand Experience Trips 2012

KOHLER, Wis. – There’s an undeniable sense of charm that comes with visiting Kohler, a Wisconsin village steeped in American industry that’s home to one of the oldest privately held businesses in the U.S, Kohler Co. This year, nearly 1,000 showroom and distributor associates will witness 139 years of heritage and quality craftsmanship through eight KOHLER Experience Trips.

Over the course of three days, guests are given an outrageously unique experience that strengthens selling skills and spreads brand passion:

KOHLER Factory Tour, named among the best in the country by The Wall Street Journal, gives guests an intimate glimpse of the craftsmanship behind the manufacturing of Kohler’s enameled cast iron, vitreous china and brass products.

Erie’s Admiral Heating and Air Conditioning Knows the Value of Being Involved in the Community

Admiral Heating and Air Conditioning

Erie, PA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 -- With nearly twenty years of experience in the HVAC business, David Fuchs started up his own business with siblings Amy and Jeremy. The family started, Admiral Heating and AC, a local family owned and operated business that proudly serves residential and commercial HVAC needs in the Erie Area.

Admiral recently completed a project where they provided and installed refrigeration equipment to Frankie and May Fresh Grocer, a 3,500 sq. ft. retail space in Erie, providing organic and locally grown produce. "As a family born and raised in Erie, as well as new business owners ourselves, we understand how vital support of local businesses truly is, and try to do everything we can in order to keep these efforts going. That is just one of the reasons we were so proud to be able to work on the Frankie and May Fresh Grocer Project, a business dedicated to patronizing all things local, from the farmers who grow our food, to the distributors that provide other goods and services,” said Amy Fuchs, owner of Admiral Heating and Air Conditioning.

Admiral Heating and AC, is a member of the Manufacturer Business Association, (MBA). They have local offices in Erie, Williamsport and Harrisburg and are dedicated to providing information and services to its members that will assist them in the pursuit of their business and community interests.

Addison® Kitchen Collection Water-saving Kitchen Faucet Available with Touch2O® Technology

Delta Faucet Addison Collection

INDIANAPOLIS - Expanding the availability of the popular Addison® bath collection, Delta Faucet introduces the Addison kitchen collection, an offering of faucets that combines graceful design with smart functionality.  Inspired by the fluted scallops of a seashell, the delicate curves of the faucet add a romantic touch with a subtle hint of Art Deco design. Its innovative technologies help users work smarter and save water.

As consumers increasingly seek to conserve water and energy, the Addison collection meets their needs with a Multi-FlowTM pull-down wand, providing a way to save water without sacrificing performance.  The Multi-Flow wand allows the user to toggle easily between spray and stream functionality.  For ordinary tasks, the standard flow rate is a water-efficient 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm) for both modes, a savings of up to 32 percent above industry standard 2.2 gpm in the kitchen.

"Homeowners are concerned about saving water, especially in areas such as the Southeast and Southwest, where water is increasingly scarce," said Kurt Backlund, Delta brand senior product manager. "Yet some kitchen tasks require a higher flow for speed and convenience, so the Multi-Flow wand gives people the option to increase the flow when needed and save water the rest of the time."