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HEAT SIPHON News - June 2016

Consumer Spending Climbs Fastest in Seven Years

Inventor holds up Two Patents Awarded Last Month
For Heat Siphon Innovations

Latrobe, Pa - June 6, 2016

Bill Bernardi - Founder and President of Heat Siphon's mfr., United States ThermoAmp Inc., shown here proudly holding up his two actual US Patents -

the "Cool-Lag-Algorithm" & "Iso-Cap-Fitting " inventions.

"For over 33 years designing and manufacturing Heat Siphon right here in Latrobe, PA., we have always been at the forefront of swimming pool heat pump R&D.

Our engineering and the Heat Siphon's features we adopted were almost always eventually copied by the competition, but now we have decided to aggressively protect our intellectual property and these two patents are just the start. "

"It feels real good to receive them and I am very proud of and thankful for all the efforts everyone involved has put into getting them."

"This is what two real patent documents looks like in 2016. There is a gold seal and a bright red embossed ribbon on the cover and a book of all the pages and drawings we submitted. "

"We will definitely be getting several more with three other patents submitted & pending like our new temperature sensor and our improved coil key and several other inventions in the works, so stay tuned", says Bill.

NEW PATENT PENDING Water Temperature Probe on all Heat Siphons since 2015

The Heat Siphon ® water temper-ature sensor is now accurate to within 0.01°F - the Player Control displays it to a tenth °F

Consumer Spending Climb Fastest Pace in nearly Seven Years

By Jeffrey Sparshott - Wall Street Journal

May 31, 2016

April consumer spending advanced the biggest one-month jump since August 2009. This is the latest sign of stronger economic growth following a sluggish start to the year.

Personal spending, which measures how much Americans paid for everything from raincoats to restaurants, increased 1.0% in April from a month earlier, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday.

Household spending accounts for more than two-thirds of economic output in the U.S. and has been a driving force for the expansion for more than five years.

Now it looks like the economy is picking up again, following a familiar pattern of a gloomy winter leading into a brighter spring.

“After a six-month lull, consumers emerged able and willing to spend more freely in early spring,” said Gregory Daco, head of U.S. macroeconomics at Oxford Economics. “This is good news for the economy as solid employment, firming wage growth and upbeat confidence should support the upbeat momentum in the second half of the year.”

Tuesday’s report also showed steady gains in income, suggesting the labor market remains robust and signs of firming inflation.

Consumer spending on durable goods was particularly robust in April likely reflecting healthy auto sales during the month.

Consumer Sentiment Index hits 11 Month High

By JOSH MITCHELL - Wall Street Journal

May 27, 2016

Americans are more confident than at any time in almost a year, as cheap gasoline, low interest rates and a rebound in stocks boost the economy’s prospects.

A measure of consumer sentiment rose to a reading of 94.7 in May, up 5.7 points from April’s reading of 89, the University of Michigan said Friday. That marked the biggest jump in a single month since 2013 and the highest the index has been since last June’s 96.1 reading.

Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expected sentiment to hit 95 in May.

Friday’s figure is below a preliminary estimate of 95.8 that the University of Michigan released earlier this month. Still, the revised figure suggests confidence has risen sharply, boosting hopes the economy will rebound this spring from a sluggish winter.

Consumer spending reflects more than two-thirds of economic demand in the U.S. Economists believe when consumers are feeling confident, they are more likely to spend on everything from cars to restaurant meals, helping businesses, and the economy, grow.

April Home Sales Blows the Roof Off

By Ross Finley - Rueters

May 27, 2016

It’s fair to say U.S. pending home sales in April blew the roof off. Even the most optimistic forecast was more than a country mile short of the 5.1% rise in a key index measuring the number of contracts for houses soon to be sold.

US pending Home Sales

This sudden spike in the index to its highest in more than a decade is significant for several reasons.

First, throughout this entire recovery, a breakout of this magnitude in any set of data has been extremely rare.

Crucially, this is a major improvement in a measure of actual turnover in the housing market rather than an average asset price, which of course can fluctuate wildly based on very few transactions whether that be a house, a share, a bond, an exchange rate.

An increase in the number of homes changing hands is critical for economic growth because with each sale to a new buyer, large purchases necessarily follow: refrigerators, furniture, all sorts of other household goods and services.

It’s not only pending home sales that are looking a lot better. New home sales also jumped in April by their biggest amount in nearly a quarter century to an 8-year high.







(Patents Cont'd.)

Now you'll see:
SPA: 101.4 (°F)

(the competition doesn't even display the decimal point)

We developed our new probe in response to customer questions about what the real water, temperature was as they compared our readout to their floating thermometers and digital temperature probes.

We manufactured a titanium probe tip with just 0.030" wall thickness which houses a tiny .095" diameter bead type thermistor with an accuracy of 1%.

We then calibrated it using software in our Player Controller to achieve a curve fit which is within 0.05°F of actual using a thermometer traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US Department of Commerce.


The result is a very accurate digital water temperature probe which is also very quick to respond to changing temperature.

Overkill . . . maybe, INDUSTRY LEADING & STATE OF THE ART- Definitely !!


COMING this FALL . .

Football Kickoff Kit

Starting in September we will be offering a free wireless Football Controller to the first 250 buyers of any Z375HP or Z575HP Model Heat Siphon.

This will include one Football Console which you plug in anywhere within 1000 feet of the PassPort wireless receiver (also included ) which will plug into the Heat Siphon.

You will be able to then control your Heat Siphon remotely from inside your home.

For a minimal additional amount you will be able to purchase our T-POD pump controller which enable you to use your Football to turn your pool pump on /off or schedule operation including pump override.

Check back with us next month for more details.

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