EPA Announces New Energy Star Requirements for Furnaces

January 19th, 2012 → 11:17 pm @

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating Energy Star requirements for furnaces. The new requirements are a part of Energy Star’s overall commitment to protect people’s health and the environment by encouraging energy efficiency. Distributors, contractors and consumers will be able to identify and purchase Energy Star qualified furnaces that are appropriate to their […]


DOE Proposes to Redefine Direct Heating Equip.

January 19th, 2012 → 10:34 pm @

The Department of Energy (DOE) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to amend the definition of vented heart heater that was specified in the April 16, 2010, final rule on revised minimum efficiency requirements for Direct Heating Equipment. DOE is proposing to revise the definition of vented hearth heater to replace the exception for heaters with […]


Coleman Echelon 16 Seer Meets 2011 Tax Credit Requirements

January 4th, 2012 → 10:49 pm @

The new Echelon 16 SEER air conditioner from the Coleman brand of HVAC products made by Johnson Controls equips contractors with a premium unit that meets the efficiency requirements for a 2011 tax credit. Attention all Los Angeles County Air Conditioning companies… The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 extends […]


GreenHomes America Partners with Mike Callahan and Callahan/Roach & Associates

January 4th, 2012 → 10:29 pm @

GreenHomes Americ, Inc., a Home Performance Contracting firm, has retained the services of Mike Callaha, President of Callahan/Roach & Associates, to aggresively promote the adoption of Home Performance solutions in the HVAC industry. Home Performance Contracting (HPC) adopts a holistic, whole-home approach to achieving significant energy efficiencies, often in the range of 40-60 percent. Home Performance  […]


How to Manage out of Service Mercury Added Thermostats

December 22nd, 2011 → 8:57 pm @

Attention to all Los Angeles county air conditioning companies. Out-of-service mercury-added thermostats are classified as universal waste in California. Universal wastes are certain commonly-generated hazardous wastes that are managed under special rules that are easy to understand and follow. Any person who is required under this law to handle or transport mercury added thermostat is […]


Contractor and Building Demolition Requirements Under the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act of 2008

December 21st, 2011 → 9:40 pm @

Thermal Air Conditioning Inc, will like to inform you the consumer and Los Angeles Air conditioning companies that a law took effect on July 1, 2009, that requires contractors and persons engaged in building demolition to properly manage out-of-service mercury-added thermostats. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) believes that air conditioning companies in Los Angeles and other companies may be subject […]


Notice of Price Increases from Manufacturers

December 21st, 2011 → 7:35 pm @

Thermal Air Conditioning, Inc. will like to bring to your attention the price increases that we are seeing from manufacturers of insulation products and accesory  items. Thermal Air Conditioning, Inc. wants to keep you informed so that you can bid your jobs accordingly. Below is a partial listing of the increase notices we have received as of this week. We […]


New State Rule for Servicing Large Refrigeration Systems

December 20th, 2011 → 10:24 pm @

Los Angeles County air conditioning companies incluiding all other counties, Effective January 1, 2011 Thermal Air Conditioning Inc., and all other refrigeration service providers should be aware of a new state regulation that applies to facilities using large refrigeration systems such as supermarkets, cold storage warehouses, food processing plants and industrial cooling operations. The new rule is […]


R-22 Refrigerant, What you need to know!!

March 1st, 2011 → 5:38 am @

R22 is Going Away: Even if you have no technical knowledge of HVAC, if you work in facilities, you are aware that Refrigerant 22 is being phased out. As of January 1, 2010, it will be illegal to charge R22 into a system unless that system was built prior to January 1, 2010. The bottom […]


Thermal Air Conditioning Inc. Industry News

January 25th, 2011 → 8:25 am @

Steel Prices. Steel prices continuing to increase through the first quarter rising as high as 30% from 4th quarter 2010 pricing.The reason stated for these increases are global, with lean inventories,improving demand, rising global pricing, higher 1st quarter iron ore contract prices, and surging met coal pricing all contributing to the higher pricing in the […]