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HEAT SIPHON News - August 2016

July Jobs beats Estimates at 255,000

Consumer Spending-Solid Increase Continues

Factory Sector Posts 5 Months of Growth

Inventor holds up Two Patents Awarded this Year
For Heat Siphon Innovations

Latrobe, Pa - August 3, 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

Employers add 255,000 Jobs in July

By JEFFREY SPARSHOTT- Wall Street Journal

Aug. 5, 2016

WASHINGTON—The U.S. labor market in July capped off the best two-month stretch of hiring so far this year, a sign of strength for an economy that has been showing mixed growth signals in recent months.

Nonfarm payrolls rose by a seasonally adjusted 255,000 last month, the Labor Department said Friday.

Revisions showed U.S. employers added 292,000 jobs in June, up from the initially estimated 287,000. They added 24,000 in May, up from the prior estimate of 11,000.

Wages for private-sector workers matched their strongest annual pace of growth in seven years, more Americans entered the labor force during the month and the jobless rate held steady 4.9%.

Average hourly earnings for private-sector workers rose by 8 cents, or 0.3%, from June to July to $25.69. From a year earlier, average hourly earnings were up 2.6%, outpacing inflation.

Job gains in July were broad-based. Professional and business services such as computer design and engineering services health care, finance, food services, construction, manufacturing and government all added jobs.

Consumer Spending on Steady Rise

By Eric Morath and Josh Mitchell - Wall Street Journal

Aug. 2, 2016

WASHINGTON—Consumer spending increased steadily for the third straight month in June, suggesting Americans have capacity to remain the primary driver of economic growth this year.

Personal consumption, which measures how much Americans spent on everything from haircuts to cars, increased 0.4% in June from a month earlier, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. Incomes rose more slowly, increasing 0.2% for the month.

Consumer spending also rose 0.4% in May and was up 1% in April. Each of those gains outpaced income growth.

Household spending accounts for more than two-thirds of economic output in the U.S. and has been a mainstay of the expansion. Consumer expenditures were a bright spot for the economy during the second quarter, advancing at the fastest rate in more than a year. The gain offset weaker business and government spending.

US Factory Sector in July Posting Five Month Back-to Back Growth

By Ben Leubsdorf - Wall Street Journal

Aug. 1, 2016

The U.S. factory sector decelerated modestly in July but posted a fifth- straight month of growth.

The Institute for Supply Management on Monday said its index of manufacturing activity declined to 52.6 in July from 53.2 in June, signaling continued overall growth at a somewhat slower pace.

A reading above 50 indicates that factory activity is growing while a reading below 50 signals contraction

Chief U.S. Economist Joshua Shapiro said “We expect manufacturing output to continue to grow slowly in the months immediately ahead.”

A total of 11 industries tracked by ISM reported growth in July, led by textile mills, and seven sectors reported contraction including appliances and transportation equipment.

“We’d characterize the U.S. market as stable,” Rockwell Automation Inc. Chief Executive Blake Moret told analysts last week. “We are seeing some growth in consumer but continued weakness in heavy industry, including oil and gas.”

Total industrial production, including output from mines and power plants, rose 0.6% in June from the prior month but was down 0.7% from a year earlier, according to Federal Reserve data.

The year-over-year decline largely reflected a sharp fall in mining output; mfg production was up 0.4% in June compared with a year earlier.


(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 !!



Football Kickoff Kit

Starting in October 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.