Alpha Energy Offering New Honeywell Wireless Controls

Alpha Energy Offering New Honeywell Wireless Controls

Alpha Energy Solutions is marketing a revolutionary new product from Honeywell. The Prestige 2.0 Comfort System is a wireless thermostat that’s perfect for companies with multiple locations, such as retail chains and restaurants. Among its features is a wireless outdoor air sensor, which displays the outdoor temperature and humidity. The Portable Comfort Control allows users to control multiple areas from the convenience on one location. The big advantage for commercial users is 365-day scheduling and settings for times when buildings…

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PRSM Report on HVAC Reveals New Info

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) has just published its 2012 Benchmarking Report for HVAC. It revealed some interesting facts about the industry, compiled by the organization’s Benchmarking Task Force. It identified a single trade, HVAC, as the focus of this program’s efforts.  It shows the key HVAC metrics which are retail specific. Alpha Energy Solutions was a prime exhiibitor, for the first time, at this spring’s national PRSM conference in Anaheim, discussing its self-performing service with many national retail store…

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When the Storm Ends, Let Alpha Mechanical Check Rooftop Units for Hail Damage

Hail Guards can prevent damage to rooftop units It’s storm season in our part of the country, with tornadoes, rain and hail showing up in weather forecasts on a regular basis. For facilities with rooftop units, it’s imperative to have those units checked out once a major storm passes. Did you know that hail guards, which can be attached during installation or at any time in the units’ life, can provide extra protection from hail damage and prolong the life…

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Alpha Mechanical Welcomes CafePress

The big economic news in Louisville this week, other than the running of the Kentucky Derby, is the announcement that CafePress, Alpha Mechanical’s neighbor in Riverport, is moving its headquarters here. According to the announcement, CafePress will move its headquarters from San Mateo, Calif. and expand its operations in Riverport. It was announced April 30 by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Congressman John Yarmuth, Eileen Pickett, Executive Vice President Greater Louisville, Inc., and CafePress CEO Bob Marino.…

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40-ton Unit Replacements All in a Day’s Work for Alpha Mechanical

A simple enough assignment. Alpha Mechanical Service, as part of its ongoing work for a local real estate management company, replaced two 40-ton Trane units from the top of a medical building on Gray Street in downtown Louisville. Given that the location was in a high-traffic area in the middle of the city’s medical complex, the work was scheduled on a Saturday. The units were atop an 11-story building, requiring a crane and precision engineering to replace the units. Eight Alpha technicians…

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Alpha Mechanical Makes Big Splash at PRSM

Alpha Mechanical Service’s first experience as an exhibitor at the Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM) conference in Anaheim was a smashing success. Alpha Mechanical had exhibited at the organization’s mid-year event in Nashville last year. At that event, business was so good that the company stepped up to the national stage, exhibiting as the largest self-performing mechanical services provider in our region. Alpha covers Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Tennessee. “After two events, I can’t say enough about…

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Self-Performing Key For Alpha Mechanical at PRSM Show

Alpha Mechanical will be exhibiting at the PRSM2012 National Conference  in Anaheim, Calif. April 18-20. Alpha is a self-performing services provider and will be marketing services to potential clients from across the country. The show (Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association) is THE show for retail facilities professionals, and more than 1,600 are expected to spend a few days at the Anaheim Convention Center learning about their craft. There are education sessions on everything from HVAC management to the latest in green…

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First in Kentucky: MagLev Chiller Installed at Centre College

For Centre College students walking by the Alpha Mechanical Service installation on campus, the engineering feat taking place was worth stopping for a look. An 8,600-pound MagLev water-cooled chiller was being lowered by crane into a hole — one that didn’t seem, at first glance, large enough to accommodate it.  But the Alpha crew — Justin Butler, Scott Crosby, Joe Gross and Nathan Kintner — put the 140-ton chiller in place in three hours. Centre’s maintenance supervisor, Mark Anderson, said…

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Davenport Talks Teamwork at Riverport Meeting

Bellarmine’s basketball coach, Scott Davenport, wasn’t focused too much on hoops in his speech at the Riverport Business Association meeting at the Holiday Inn on Dixie. In fact, Davenport’s message to business owners was this — “Be a commercial for your life.” Davenport, whose Knights won the NCAA Division II title a year ago and lost in the national semifinals last month, said that his team members were the best recruiters for his program, because they were a model for…

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Speedway Gets New 12.5-Ton HVAC Unit

Alpha Mechanical Service recently replaced a 12.5-ton rooftop HVAC unit at Kentucky Speedway, where officials are gearing up for the big Sprint Cup Weekend June 28-30. This Ruud gas unit will keep 3,500 square feet cool and comfortable, and is placed atop the Administration offices building on the Speedway site. Alpha Mechanical Service will continue to service the facility, and will have personnel on hand all weekend during the big June event. Alpha Mechanical Service’s HVAC Commercial and Industrial Service…

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