ICE AIR, the developer and manufacturer of a wide variety of HVAC units, was awarded a trademark on their patented technology for commercial air conditioners that reduces heat transfer from a building’s exterior through the wall-sleeve casing. Called ThermalGuard, the trademark will be used to identify and distinguish the company’s products from other manufacturers.
“We’re very excited about this development,” said Ric Nadel, chairman/Co-CEO of the company after meeting the requirements of Sections 8 and 15 of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §1058 and 1065. “Typical sheet-metal PTAC air conditioning units and through-wall sleeves transfer heat from the outside air to the building’s interior. This causes cooling/heating units to work over-time during the seasons as they try to overcome this very inefficient thermal transfer. In turn, what gets eliminated are any gains from higher equipment energy efficiencies. The problem defeats the purpose owners had of trying to save energy.”
The ThermalGuard trademark covers the company’s air conditioning chassis as well as accessories for air conditioners.