The January 2022 issue of Plumbing & Mechanical marks the live return of the AHR Expo in Las Vegas. Features include Code change prompts parking garage pipe replacement, The push for greater sustainability, and others.
When I first began covering the HVAC industry almost eight years ago now, I was one of few women — if there were any others — in the room. Since that time, I have started seeing more and more women at the various industry events I attend, and I am overjoyed.
From a very young age, we are taught the importance of having a successful career. Whether it’s our parents or a teacher, we know that by the time we reach adulthood, we will have a job. But not every job is created equal.
The home service industry is constantly evolving. Although they’re based on traditional trades like HVAC, plumbing, electrical and piping, home services are also expanding into less charted territory. Today’s homeowners are modernizing and aspiring to more eco-friendly living situations supported by radiant heating, geothermal and solar thermal energy.
As business leaders, we often make assumptions about what our field service personnel know. In addition, they make their own assumptions about us. The result is they know less than we think, and think they know more than they do. Here are seven things your service plumbers should know about their profession.
Whether you’ve been in business for a week, a year or a decade, you have undoubtedly experienced more than just a few setbacks. We’ve all had major setbacks in our lives and businesses, and we generally respond to setbacks with our world-conditioned responses involving pain. We have pain, we have trauma, and we have turmoil, challenges, etc.
In March 2010, a nine-month-old boy rolled off his sister’s bed in Jersey City, New Jersey, and got stuck between the bed and a cast-iron, steam radiator that was as hot as it’s supposed to be. The radiator delivered third-degree burns to the infant and left him with permanent scars.
If your office routine is anything like mine, you’re probably typing cryptic passwords into your desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet throughout the day to access websites or cloud-based software that’s essential to your business.
After taking a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 AHR Expo will return in person Jan. 31 — Feb. 2 in Las Vegas. AHR Expo Show Manager Mark Stevens notes that this year’s event, in many ways, is more significant partly because of last year’s cancellation.
Located at Creekside Commerce Center on John Price Road in southwest Charlotte, at over 200,000 square feet, the new facility nearly doubles the company’s warehouse space in the region. The DC will serve IPEX’s customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.
In October, Hiller launched the newest of its 14 locations in Chattanooga. With this expansion, Hiller’s coverage area includes the entire state of Tennessee and operations in its fourth state, Georgia.
Hot water has been around since man first harnessed the power of fire, but when at elevated temperatures, it is dangerous and even deadly. Today’s hot water heaters offer a diverse range of technologies that perform leaps and bounds ahead of their predecessors, but what temperature should they deliver?
It’s no secret that MEP contractors deliver massive value on every project out there. In 2019 alone, MEP contractors generated 46.3% ($70 billion) of total revenue delivered by the ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors.
Navien NPE-A2 is the next generation of advanced tankless water heater offering high efficiency condensing technology with Navien’s exclusive built-in recirculation system, an industry first multi-line text control panel with startup wizard and ability of 2" venting for up to 75', making this the obvious choice for water heating needs, the company says
Now available for the U.S. market, Neoperl offers a range of hoses for high-pressure and hot water applications, including its super flexible PLATINOX SLP, meeting the requirements of various certification systems that cover the spectrum to DN 52.
SCALA1 is a compact, fully integrated, all-in-one, self-priming, pressure boosting unit with a high-efficiency motor and hydraulics with low noise operation for domestic water supply and light commercial applications.
The Instinct Floor Boiler comes loaded with features such as: a low loss header with dirt & air separator, Tsnyc Wi-Fi connectivity (for easy trouble shooting), an all stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger, industry leading 5+ GPM DHW and peace-of-mind 10 year warranty.
The Spirovent Quad Magnet is a hydraulic separator that incorporates effective air elimination of a Spirovent plus adds powerful magnets surrounding the flow path to increase the efficiency of separating ferrous material from the circulating system.
Rinnai’s new line of infrared heaters, including SE and SE+ Infrared Patio Heaters, HE Series Compact and HE+ Series Infrared Radiant Tube Heaters, are great go-to options to heat any indoor or outdoor space.
Rapid Water Technologies Nanobubble Generators remove and prevent biofilm and scale in cooling towers, heat exchangers and other mechanical equipment, saving thousands of dollars in wasted energy, maintenance and chemical costs.
The new COOL-FIT PE Plus pre-insulated polyethylene piping system includes a complete range of pre-insulated pipes, fittings and valves that efficiently convey brine, glycol, ethanol and chilled water in temperatures from minus 58° F to 140° F.