As members of Congress debate the very science behind “climate change,” there are a slew of cities — and now one state — taking matters into their own hands and enacting natural gas bans for new construction buildings.
A little-known fact about solar electric panels is that the hotter the panel itself, the less efficient it becomes. Studies have found a 0.05% efficiency loss for every degree of temperature that is increased. The reverse is true in that efficiency increases by 0.05% for every degree temperature decreases.
We have all heard the axiom — “those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” That is so far from the truth when it comes to the trades. In fact, in order to teach the trades, most instructors need to have at least a few years of actual work experience.
The students in the dormitory started complaining of headaches and nausea. When the number of students with the same symptoms kept rising, the administration knew something was wrong. The maintenance department dispatched a service technician to investigate.
Most plumbers are missing a golden opportunity for add-ons with point-of-use or whole-house water purification systems and/or water softeners. Consumer awareness of the benefit of water purification has been raised by the pandemic and well-publicized municipal failures. Many, if not most consumers are highly sensitive to contamination today, whether air- or water-borne.
Like all of you, we never took on debt when borrowing money without first projecting the financial burden those obligations presented, and we certainly did not borrow beyond our ability to pay back the loan(s).
Many people run a business because they love to create and share with others. Others are driven to earn money. Some are driven by respect from others and ego. But sometimes, all it takes to run a fun and profitable business that people enjoy is to change the way you think about it.
The Eco Plumbers is a standout plumbing contracting company well-known for its top-notch customer service in the Columbus, Ohio area. Its Google reviews speak for themselves — 4.9 stars out of 8,143 reviews as of September 2022. That combined with the all-around best practices and commitment to training the next generation of tradespeople has nabbed The Eco Plumbers honors as Plumbing & Mechanical’s 2022 Residential Contractor of the Year.
Because the price of fuel oil has increased dramatically over the last several months, an installer with lots of experience in installing conventional oil-fired boilers is asked to install a pellet-fired boiler.
Lead plumbing technician, Dierolf Plumbing & Water Treatment
October 25, 2022
While Chris is an excellent technician with a depth of knowledge in the plumbing and water treatment fields, it is his unwavering commitment to providing our customers with an exceptional experience that makes all the difference.
Since 2006, the WaterSense label has made it easy for consumers to find high-performing, water-efficient products.
October 24, 2022
Since 2006, the WaterSense label has made it easy for consumers to find high-performing, water-efficient products. Millions of Americans are saving water, energy and money by installing WaterSense-labeled products in homes and businesses.
Do you work on closed-loop hydronic heating and cooling systems? Does your installation or service include equipment protection? If so, does it include a permanent magnet? If not, it should, and here's why…
This month, PHCC — National Association President Joel Long, owner of Gastonia, North Carolina-based GSM Services, will pass the baton to Dave Frame, fourth-generation owner of Bob Frame Plumbing Services, South Bend, Indiana. Plumbing & Mechanical Chief Editor Nicole Krawcke had a chance to chat with Frame about what he hopes to accomplish during his term and the many opportunities for PHCC members over the next year.
PHCC — National Association’s largest, can’t-miss annual event is right around the corner. PHCCCONNECT2022 will be held Oct. 5-7, in Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as The Queen City. PHCC leaders and staff have been busy working behind the scenes on all the logistics related to the annual event, notes Joel Long, PHCC — National Association president, and co-owner of Gastonia, North Carolina-based GSM Services.
Instinct floor standing boilers include a Caleffi 548 Series separator, left or right-side boiler/gas connections, Wi-Fi connectivity, CTRLMAX 60-second setup, a stainless-steel fire tube heat exchanger, a piece- of-mind warranty, and Combi-units have incredible 5-plus- gpm DHW output, Caleffi explains. Available in Solo 110, 155, 199 and Combi 155, 199.
Navien NFB-H condensing fire tube boilers feature turndown ratios up to 15:1, an advanced user interface with intuitive text display and easy-to-use Setup Wizard, 2" venting up to 65', and built-in hardware to connect a boiler system pump, 3 zone pumps or 3 zone valves.
With the Bosch Singular combi-boiler, one system satisfies two household needs: heating and hot water. Featuring 95% AFUE efficiency, the Singular provides efficient, dependable home heating and up to 7.7 gpm of domestic hot water production.