Change Order Basics

March 15th, 2012 → 7:01 pm @

A common belief among owners is that contractors love changes, so they can mark up costs to whatever the market will bear to make up for low initial bids. Contractors, on the other hand, often believe that owners use the change directive process to get a lot of  extra work without having to pay for it […]


Murphy’s Law: The Changing American Dream

March 8th, 2012 → 6:32 pm @

… HVACR Optimism Most companies have voiced cautious optimism for the 2012 business year. Thermal Air Conditioning, has most certainly done so. Some may boom, some may bust – it depends upon where you live. After all, all business is local, especially HVAC in the Los Angeles County . HVACR firms have a business option available to them […]


Electricity Demand likely to Drop by 15 percent

March 6th, 2012 → 6:58 pm @

Attention all Los Angeles air conditioning companies. Thermal Air Conditioning Inc. will like to share with you a recent energy survey conducted at The Brattle Group. A survey of 50 energy experts released by economists at The Brattle Group reported that energgy efficiency is likely to cause a drop of 5- 15% in U.S. electricity […]


Make it Flat, a Turkish company flattens steel using a coil slitting line combined with a leveler

March 6th, 2012 → 5:59 pm @

The automotive and home-appliance industries partly are fueling manufacturing growth in Turkey, which has gained industrial strength in the past decade, says Erkan Kafadar, general manager of Borcelik, Gemlik, Turkey. In the coming years, Turkey will grow to be among the larger producers of manufactured goods, especially in appliances, he predicts. “Turkey is taking big […]


Cooperation in California

February 28th, 2012 → 5:38 pm @

Business is booming as service center expands operations out West In the heart of Southern California, industry is booming, and metals manufacturers are working harder than ever. Los Angeles Air Conditioning companies, like Thermal Air Conditioning have been able to tell. With each year, the metals industry discovers new innovations to better construct the mechanical carbon and alloy tubing […]


Five Common Lean Maintenance Missteps

February 2nd, 2012 → 7:20 pm @

How to avoid the five most common mistakes made by manufacturers on their journey to lean maintenance. By Mike Fitzgerald A chain is only as strong as its weakest link-but first you have to find the link. For manufacturers embracing lean manufacturing concepts, it often takes months if not years of effort before they realize […]


Fabric Duct More Efficient than Metal, Study Says

February 1st, 2012 → 11:37 pm @

Information all Los Angeles County Air Conditioning companies should know. Mechanical engineers always suspected that fabric HVAC dutwork is more energy efficient than its meal duct counterpart, but now three members of the Iowa State University’s Mechanical Engineering Department have proven an overwhelming 24.5-percent efficiency differential. The 10-month-long study, “Thermal Comparison Between Ceiling Diffusers and […]


Manage Energy Use For a High-Performing Bottom Line

January 31st, 2012 → 7:32 pm @

Attention all Los Angeles County Air Conditioning Companies… Metalworking is a complex, energy-intensive process. The National Energy Education Development Project reports the cost of energy in steel and aluminum manufacturing is approximately 25 percent of production cost. With the summer months upon us and market prices expected to increase, according to the Average Hour Whole […]


Overcoming Copper Thieves, Mold and Deadly Bacteria

January 26th, 2012 → 7:35 pm @

Plagued with Legionella bacteria infestation, copper looting and unabated mold growth, the 97-room Cortina Inn here was in need of an overhaul.  Among the needs: an entire heating and domestic water supply makeover. Originally constructed in 1968 with additions in the following decades, the Cortina Inn tested positive for Legionella bacteria in 2008. The hotel […]


Honeywell Voluntary Recall of Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats

January 19th, 2012 → 11:48 pm @

Attention all Los Angeles County Air Conditioning companies! In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) in Canada, Thermal Air Conditioning Inc, will like to inform you that  Honeywell has announced the voluntary recall of certain electric baseboard and fan heater thermostats (model numbers T4700, CT 1950 and CT1957) sold from 2000 […]