Norman S. Wright Company is holding an Open House on Thursday, April 18th from 10:00am till 2:00pm. Join us for food and learn about some new products. Also special pricing for evaporative coolers!
The “fiscal cliff” legislation passed by Congress included an extension of the 25C tax credit. This is applicable to equipment installed from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013. 95% efficient furnaces are eligible for a $150 tax credit and Split Systems with SEER ratings of 16 and higher are eligible for a $300 tax credit.
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Titus has published an article about Bob Langmade, President of Norman S. Wright Co. SW.:
On May 30th 2011, the HVAC industry lost one of the greats, Bob Langmade, the President of the Norman S Wright Co. SW, died at the age of 87 after a ten year battle with cancer. His last day of work was earlier in the month of May.
Bob was born July 4th, 1924 to Pearl Louise and Robert Grover Langmade in Phoenix, Arizona. Robert attended Phoenix Union High School, graduating in 1942. He entered the US Navy in April of 1943 and served as an aerographer in the Aleutian Islands near Alaska. At the end of WWII, he married his high school sweetheart and embarked on an adventure that would last 64 years. He continued his education graduating from Phoenix Community College. Together, they enrolled at the University of Colorado, both graduating in 1949 with degrees in Architectural Engineering. Upon returning to Phoenix, Bob first went to work for Tucson Steel. In 1952, Norman Wright Jr. hired Bob to open an office in Phoenix and Norman S. Wright & Co SW was formed. In order to serve the Southwest, offices and warehouses in Tucson, Albuquerque, and El Paso were formed. In the late 1970’s, Norman Wright Jr. retired and Norman S. Wright & Co. SW became a separate organization from the original company in San Francisco. In the late 1970’s Bob completed the purchase of the Southwest Companies.
The business became a passion for Bob, who poured his heart and soul into the company and the HVAC community. Today, under current principals Dianne Langmade (Daughter), Bob Schmidt, Tom Watters, Tim Murphy and David Gallegos, the four locations now have over 57 employees and over 77,000 square feet of warehouse space.
Bob was also instrumental in starting both Metal Form Manufacturing, a manufacturer of HVAC products with worldwide distribution, and Longmeadow Properties. His children are now managing both of these companies. According to Leon Kloostra, Senior Chief Engineer at Titus, who knew Bob for over 40 years, “Bob behaved with honor and integrity throughout his life and never lost his sense of curiosity”.
Norman S. Wright Co.-Manufactures Representatives and Titus have been partners since the early 1960’s, making Bob Langmade one of the longest Titus Representatives in the Company’s history.
Throughout his life Bob, was an active part of the community, a member of ASHRAE, the Optimist Club, and a Leader of Boy Scout Troop 22. He was also an avid tennis player, an outdoorsman, and a dedicated father. His wife of 64 years, Beatrice, three children Dale, Dan, and Dianne all residing in Phoenix, and five grandchildren survive Bob.
Free ASHRAE Webcast Highlights Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems: Registration Opens March 19
ATLANTA – While conventional HVAC systems mix fresh outdoor air with the return air in one unit, dedicated outdoor air systems use standard equipment to condition fresh air separately before it enters the building. This break from tradition is quickly becoming a proven tool for utilizing energy more efficiently, and can provide a cost savings to the consumer.
Registration for ASHRAE´s upcoming webcast, “Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems – A Path to Balancing Energy and IEQ,” opens today, March 19. The webcast focuses on the departure from conventional HVAC systems and takes place April 19, 2012, from 1- 4 p.m. EDT.
“Based on growing popularity the chosen topic for the 2012 webcast is Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS),” Andy Cochrane, chair of the ASHRAE committee overseeing the Webcast, said. “This webcast will describe the role of DOAS in the overall HVAC system, and discuss various DOAS equipment configurations and applications. From understanding DOAS system characteristics, to avoiding pitfalls and challenges unique to DOAS applications, the webcast is a must see for discerning owners and designers alike.”
The webcast presenters are Tim McGinn, P.E., principal, DIALOG; Stanley Mumma, Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University; and John Murphy, applications engineer, Trane.
Three Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or three AIA Learning Units (LUs) are available.
The live program will be archived online until May 3, 2012, for viewers who are unable to participate on April 19. Registration is required to view the archived program. A DVD of the webcast will also be available for purchase.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow´s built environment today.
Norman S. Wright Company has released a quick reference guide to speed your selection of mini splits.
The guide is available for download on our Engineering page.
Here is a short video which explains Mitsubishi Heat Recovery VRF.