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DOE Finalizes New Energy Conservation Standards for
Residential HVAC Appliances

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially made October 27, 2011 the effective date of the recently proposed energy conservation rules imposing elevated minimum standards and regional standards for residential HVAC appliances in a variety of product classes. The new standards for residential non-weatherized furnaces will take effect on May 1, 2013; and the new standards for residential weatherized furnaces and residential central air conditioners and heat pumps will take effect on
January 1, 2015. For additional information, click here.
AHRI Launches 37th Certification Program: Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) launched a new certification program for Variable Refrigerant Flow Multi-Split Air-Conditioners and Heat Pumps (VRF). To view the various certification program topics, click here.
Tech Tip
When replacing a silicone carbide hot surface igniter in a furnace, be sure to avoid touching the carbide element of the igniter with your bare hands. The natural oils on your fingertips will cause the igniter to become hotter in spots upon ignition, causing the igniter to prematurely fail.


Prestige 2.0


Universal Electronic Fan Timers

The Universal Electronic Fan Timers integrate control of all combustion, blower and circulating fan operations in a gas warm air appliance. This control is the central wiring point for most of the electrical components in the furnace.  The timer monitors the thermostat for heat, cool, and fan demands, runs the induced draft blower motor and runs a circulating fan as needed. 


Direct Replacement Draft Inducers

For nearly a century, Fasco has designed and manufactured what has become the industry's most respected line of AC motors and blowers. Fasco has added 14 new direct replacement draft inducers to their product line. To review technical specifications, please click here for chart.



Maxitrol's Company headquarters is currently located in Southfield, Michigan with production facilities in Blissfield and Colon, Michigan. Throughout the years, Maxitrol Company has develop innovative technology for the natural gas industry including the 325 series regulators for use with 2 psi and 5 psi piping systems, the Selectra electronic gas flame modulation systems for direct and indirect fired heaters, and the DFM series temperature controls for use with direct gas-fired modulating air heaters.


Fresh Clean Pure - Field Controls

Field Controls is an industry leader in draft, venting, and combustion air technology. In 2005, they were recognized as "Manufacturer of the Year" by the National Association of Oil Heat Service Managers.
The company was founded by Ted Field in 1927 in Evanston, Illinois and moved to Kinston, North Carolina in 1977. Field Controls first specialized in large, custom-built draft controls. Field expanded its product line to include venting, combustion and air purification products. The company remains the worldwide leader in the manufacture of draft controls for oil, gas and solid fuel applications.
Thanksgiving Fun Facts

Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate Thanksgiving in Massachusetts in 1621. The feast lasted for three days. In present day, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations in the U.S.

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