Home Heating Boiler Guide

The majority of homes within the United States are heated by either a furnace, a boiler or a heat pump. Furnaces generate hot air to distribute via ductwork throughout the house. Boilers generate steam or hot water to be used in either steam radiators or baseboard and in-floor radiators. Heat pumps work by transferring the

A Quick Guide to Purchasing Water Heaters

In the Market for a New Water Heater? Water heaters have a finite lifespan and will need to be replaced when they have outlived their efficiency and proper functioning. There are some new options you have that might not have been available the last time that you chose a water heater. The new models also

Important Information About Water Heaters

Have you ever tried to imagine living without a water heater? It probably gives you the cold chills just to think about it. But if you’re planning to purchase a new water heater soon, you shouldn’t just buy the cheapest unit you can find. Nor should you automatically purchase a duplicate of your existing water

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Stop Mold Growth in Your Business HVAC System

The family of fungi known as mold can seriously damage the quality of indoor air if they establish a foothold and start multiplying. Regrettably, commercial buildings, with their complex HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems, can easily provide near-ideal conditions for the growth and spread of mold. If you own or manage a business,

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Is Your Home’s Water Safe for Drinking?

Drinking water contamination in the United States is thankfully not that common. But as recent headlines make clear it can and does happen, and that makes it a legitimate cause for concern. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tests all municipal drinking water at its source for a wide range of toxic chemicals and disease-causing microbes.

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HVAC Safety Tips: How to Manage and Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks in the Workplace

In places of business with appliances that burn fossil fuels, carbon monoxide detectors are a must. However, these detectors are not foolproof and may occasionally miss smaller leaks. A low but steady stream of carbon monoxide contamination isn’t deadly, but it can be a cause of “sick building syndrome,” where occupants of an enclosed space


What Should I Do if My Basement Floods?

It all happens like clockwork. When spring arrives the flowers will bloom, the robins will return and basements will flood all across the land. Flooding happens because runoff from snow melt pushes the soil beyond its capacity to absorb moisture. Basements aren’t supposed to flood, of course, but when foundations crack or window sealant fails


The Bryant Housewise Thermostat: A Closer Look

Bryant Housewise thermostats are a triumph of interactivity and diversity. With this innovative control and monitoring device Bryant has moved beyond the cutting edge into a new realm of superior function, and homeowners are the ones benefitting the most from the arrival of this outstanding HVAC product. Interested in the Housewise? Here’s what it could


Is the Lowest Price the Best? Reasons to be Wary of Bargain-Rate HVAC Repairs

We’ve all heard the one about how “if it looks too good to be true it probably is.” Unfortunately bargain-rate HVAC companies prove the truth behind this aphorism time and time again. In life it is always tempting to accept extremely cheap offers when they come our way. But you should never do this when


How is Commercial Plumbing Different from Residential Plumbing?

Suppose you have two plumbers. One works in single-family homes while the other provides services to commercial clients who own or manage office buildings, department stores, schools, airports, sports stadiums or government buildings. Is the work they do the same or different? The best answer to this question is, ‘both.’ It is the same but