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Market Trends Converge to Drive Sales of Affordable Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostats

By Del Williams Demand for Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats is skyrocketing as consumers seek out the convenience of controlling home or office temperatures through their smart phones or tablets. This trend is being further fueled by the heavy marketing of sleek new models like the Nest thermostat that are now offered through electronics retailers. However, HVAC contractors […]

Stanley Door Locksets Recalled Due to Risk of Entrapment

Door Locksets Recalled Due to Risk of Entrapment in an Emergency; Manufactured by Stanley Security Solutions Taiwan A recall (Recall No. 17-038) was initiated late last year for Stanley door locksets. The latches can fail, causing doors to remain locked from the inside, posing an entrapment risk in case of an emergency.  This recall involves […]

Rep. Rita: Energy Legislation Creates Brighter Future for Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — New legislation approved in Springfield last month will make important investments in Illinois’ economy and the future of how energy reaches its consumers, state Rep. Bob Rita said. Rita, D-Blue Island, is the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 2814, also known as the Future Energy Jobs Bill. The bill was recently approved […]

Midwest Fuel Injection Completes ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certification

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Midwest Fuel Injection of Bolingbrook, Ill., a supplier and remanufacturer of diesel fuel injection components, announced today they have successfully completed both the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification and upgrade audits, becoming among the first businesses in the country to successfully implement the rigorous standards of the latest versions. […]

Powering Lights With Used EV Batteries

You may have heard something about how Chevrolet repurposes scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers to benefit wildlife. But what about the actual batteries? What happens to the batteries that power Chevy Volt extended-range electric cars when their useful life is done? According to Chevrolet, the batteries still maintain 80 percent storage capacity once they’ve been effectively used […]