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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 16:51

New heating technology Featured

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HOLDEN - With all the brutal cold weather we've been having everyone is looking for ways to stay warm.

A new technology is providing some companies heat to spare.

 

Chief technical officer Jim LaBrecque said "These compressors are putting out the energy equivalent of 2 gallons of oil an hour."

 

Big businesses are normally hard to heat, but one store owner says that they are able to retain 100% of that heat. New technology is making it possible.

 

Stompers wine and beverage owner David Hawes said "We're not wasting any heat outside so I'm utilizing 100% of the heat that I'm producing with my refrigeration."

 

Hawes says he is seeing a difference in savings.

 

"We've tried to calculate it out its approximately saving me between four and five hundred dollars on heating oil."

 

Hawes says businesses with refrigeration compressors would be able to utilize this system as well.

 

"Homeowners it's no good for but businesses that have refrigeration."

 

This system can also do the opposite in the summer months.

 

"When we don't need the heat we will direct the heat outside which most stores do twelve months a year but for seven or eight months a year we're going to utilize the heat" said Hawes.

 

Shonna Narine

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Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

She graduated from Five Towns College in Dix Hills Long Island where she anchored for their TV Club, and had her own radio show called "All Access Entertainment."

She won an outstanding achievement award and graduated on the dean's list.

Prior to graduation Shonna interned at News12 Long Island.

Shonna comes from a big family. With three older sisters, her parents, and six nieces and nephews there's never a dull moment when she's around them. When she's not working she enjoys working out, dancing, spending time with her fiance, and planning her wedding! Shonna would love to hear if you have any story ideas. You can email her at [email protected].