MT. VERNON, NY – 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,” says 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.”

ICE-AIR ThermalGuard technology solved that problem by greatly reducing this heat transfer. “Our technology allows our PTACs and through-wall units to run more efficiently, the way they were intended. This helps the owners achieve the energy efficiency they were striving for when they bought energy-efficient equipment. ICE AIR ThermalGuard equipment makes a strong contribution to the overall building’s efficiency,” Nadel adds.

The ThermalGuard trademark covers the company’s air conditioning chassis as well as accessories for air conditioners (i.e., metal wall sleeves for housing air conditioners). The trademark has been in use in commerce as early as February, 2011 on or in connection with ICE AIR goods or services listed in their application for the mark.

ICE AIR, headquartered in Mount Vernon, New York, develops and manufactures a wide variety of HVAC units to provide superior new construction heating and cooling systems and to replace old installations. ICE AIR offers advanced green technologies, environmentally sound “green” refrigerant, and provides world class comfort at high efficiency levels, meeting environmental standards and promoting a healthy environment that include: Packaged Terminal A/C (PTACs), Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHP), Fan Coil Units (FCUs), Single Package Vertical Air Conditioner and Heat Pumps (SPAC/SPHP), and Hybrid Water Cooled A/C conditioners (HWCAC).

For more information, contact: Tom Glass, Director of National Accounts, Ice Air, LLC, 80 Hartford Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10553 T: 914-668-4700, E: