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How Insulating Your Hot Water Lines Can Save You Money

on April 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized

(Source: energy.gov) You should insulate your hot water pipes running through your home as a cost-saving task. The process is quite simple in theory but is an art in practice. Thus, we recommend you hire a certified heating company for the task.   Read on for the benefits you will gain after insulating your hot […]

Red Flags When Choosing HVAC Contractor

on April 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized

(Source: Witty Badger) An HVAC company is the equivalent of a surgeon for your home, and like in hiring a surgeon, you should filter out the bad from good. You need an HVAC company you can trust, but with all the HVAC companies out there, running ads and placing their company information online, how do […]

Why You Should Clean Your Boiler System Before a Boiler Install

on March 30th, 2016 in Uncategorized

(Source: Which.co.uk) Your New Boiler: Not a Standalone Appliance When you install a boiler, you’re not adding a standalone appliance to your home. Instead, you’re hooking a new appliance onto the existing heating system. Because the heating system is one you’ve used before, a sparkling new boiler is essentially being paired with a used device, […]

A Single Boiler Test That Can Save Your Life

on February 10th, 2016 in Water Heaters

  A family left their three-year-old daughter at home with their nanny. The house was quiet, and nothing seemed amiss. As the three-year-old girl slept soundly above the boiler room, a sudden explosion rocked the house. The boiler, located in the basement, exploded, blasting all the flooring on the first floor and cracking several walls. […]

Why conventional water heaters are a bad Idea

on January 6th, 2016 in Water Heaters

In this article, you will learn why a conventional water heater is the inferior choice when it comes to choosing a water heater for your home. Before we dig into the weaknesses of the conventional water heater, let us define the term. A conventional water heater is tank that heats the water stored in it, using a burner located at the bottom; […]

Legionnaires’ disease

on January 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized

What is Legionnaires’ disease?   Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia with all the related symptoms: fever, muscle pains, and constant shaking. A fatal disease, Legionnaires’ disease can be contracted directly from your water system if not properly maintained.   How? Legionnaires’ disease spreads through a form of bacteria known as legionella, which love […]

Advantages of a two stage gas valve

on December 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized

Introduction Few homeowners know the importance of a furnace’s gas valve. But the gas valve actually has implications on both the comfort of the furnace and energy savings. We advocate a two stage gas valve over a single stage gas valve for a handful of reasons. The gas valve is responsible for regulating gas flow into […]

Why tank heaters are ticking time bombs

on December 18th, 2015 in Water Heaters

Conventional vs. Condensing Boilers

on December 2nd, 2015 in Boiler Install

  Introduction   Though on the market for over three decades, condensing boilers have only now began to gain the popularity they deserve, slowly replacing the “conventional” boiler. If you’ve been researching boilers, you’ve likely come across this term and wondered about the differences between conventional and condensing boilers. In short, the condensing boiler works […]

Heat Exchangers: Copper vs. Stainless Steel

on November 29th, 2015 in Boiler System Tips

  Introduction Many HVAC devices use what is known as a “heat exchanger” to transfer heat from one fluid (e.g., hot water in your water heater) to another (e.g., domestic water running to your tap). The heat exchanger – in the most basic terms – is a piece of metal that allows the heat from […]

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