San Bruno, Calif.-based O’Dowd Plumbing announced the grand opening of its hands-on Hydronic Heating Showroom during a chamber of commerce mixer March 12 at the facilities. San Bruno MayorLarry Franzellaofficiated the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

According to company presidentJim O’Dowd, the hydronic showroom features working models of hydronic heating systems including various radiant in-floor and under-floor options. Visitors can see how the system works and feel how the heat radiates through various flooring materials including tile, hardwood, concrete and carpet. The Showroom also features other hydronic equipment and applications including panel radiators and a towel warmer.

O’Dowd Plumbing was established in 1973 in Europe, then relocated to the Bay Area in 1986 where it began service locally. “We are a family owned and operated business, with our name on the door,” says O’Dowd. “We take pride in our work, are reliable and efficient, and offer many options that our customers may not have considered. We go the extra mile so that our customers are satisfied with a job well done.”

Over the past several years, all members of the O’Dowd family working in the field have earned the title Accredited Green Plumber. This showroom is unique in that it offers visitors both a visual and hands-on experience to help understand how this increasing popular and green technology works.

Those interested in visiting the showroom should call O’Dowd Plumbing for an appointment at 650/952-6578 or