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Tiny valve-clogging bits of debris, meet your match.

July 8, 2020 by American Standard

The Ultima Diaphragm Flush Valve Failed flush valves waste time, money and water. The Ultima Diaphragm Flush Valve features a self-cleaning wiper spring that clears the refill orifice with every flush, preventing clogs and run-on before they start. After 150

News Plumbing

Pipe Freezing Solutions to Avoid System Shutdown

May 26, 2020 by N-Two Cryogenic

If you have to replace a valve, tie in a new line, repair a sprinkler system, pump, or damaged lines, trust the experts to avoid shutting down the system. Liquid nitrogen is fed into a containment unit placed around the

News Health & SafetyPlumbing

Addressing concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other disease transmission through wastewater

April 14, 2020 by General Pipe Cleaners

With the current world health situation, many contractors have asked us if they should be concerned about disease transmission – particularly COVID-19 – through wastewater? People have been increasingly – and understandably – anxious about the transmission of Coronavirus, HIV,

News CoolingHeating

Energy-Efficient HVAC Technologies Help Address Climate Challenge

March 3, 2020 by The Master Group

The Canadian government has committed to decreasing the country’s carbon footprint by reducing dependency on fossil fuels and lowering emissions. The HVAC industry can play an important role in this effort: In Canada, buildings produce 17% of greenhouse gases, in

News Hydronics

Hydronic heating can solve winter season problems by implementing a snow and ice melt system by circulating warm liquid through PEX tubing which is concealed in the concrete.

March 3, 2020 by Amvic

Hydronic heating can solve winter season problems by implementing a snow and ice melt system by circulating warm liquid through PEX tubing which is concealed in the concrete. These systems can be easily installed in residential, commercial or industrial applications

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Clearing the air on ozone [Fresh-Aire UV]

November 21, 2019 by Aaron Engel

Twenty years ago, consumers knew very little about indoor air quality (IAQ) and its effects on their health in the home. Subsequent media attention and contractor awareness, saw a flurry of manufacturers offering IAQ air treatment equipment for homeowners wishing

News Construction

In the Evolution of Fire Protection… the Next Step is Here

November 21, 2019 by Reliance Worldwide Corporation

They just don’t build things like they used to! Words we have all heard throughout the years. When that comment is made regarding the construction of a building what might come to mind is that today’s buildings often appear to

News Health & SafetyHPAC General

Thermostat Recovery Program

August 15, 2019 by H.R.A.I.

The Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP) is a stewardship program focused on recovering and recycling thermostats that are no longer in use. We accept mercury-containing, electronic and mechanical thermostats and ensure that all the components, especially the mercury, are kept out

News Cooling

Fortress™ The professional grade ducting for mini-splits

July 30, 2019 by RectorSeal

Fortress professional duct/ fitting system hides unsightly AC lineset. 2 duct sizes – 3.5″ and 4.5″, accommodate single or multiple lineset configurations. Longer ducting length – 8ft. Allows for fewer joints. Complete fitting line. 17 fittings assure a complete professional finish for even the

News HPAC General

What’s the real value of construction software?

April 22, 2019 by Procore

We surveyed 967 of our clients ranging from small to medium to enterprise companies, to find out how their projects are running since they started using Procore. Download the full report and see exactly how Procore can save you time

News Heating

Learn the Benefits of Stainless Steel Commercial Boilers

December 19, 2018 by Patterson Kelley

Stainless steel has increased in popularity over time due to its success in a number of different environments and applications. Stainless steel commercial boilers have proven to be reliable and efficient in both retrofit projects and new installations. LEARN MORE

News Heating

Best Boiler Maintenance Practices

October 18, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

Like changing the oil of your Ferrari F60 every 3,000 miles, all heating equipment, both boilers and water heaters, require annual maintenance. Our team has listed 8 boiler annual maintenance steps that can help maintain energy efficiency and potentially extend

News HPAC General

5 Ways Service Management Software Helps Contractors Grow

October 1, 2018 by Viewpoint

For many specialty contractors that specialize in electrical, plumbing or HVAC work, new construction and renovations—while lucrative—are just part of their business. Maintaining regular service contracts to provide maintenance, repairs or replacement of installed systems is how these contractors maintain

News Heating

Why Choose Indirect Domestic Water Heating?

September 26, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

It comes as no surprise that technological advances in the water heating industry have allowed manufacturers to develop highly efficient commercial boilers that provide well rounded heating comfort. Utilizing commercial boiler platforms to produce both building heat and domestic hot

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Direct Fired Water Heating Solutions

August 30, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

Whether you take long, hot showers in the morning or use large amounts of hot water at your workplace, the need for a water heating system that is consistent and reliable is crucial. Water heating technology has made amazing breakthroughs,

News Heating

Water Quality – Essential for Optimal Performance

August 1, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

Water treatment is essential to ensure peak boiler performance and operational efficiency.  Up to 15% of thermal loss occurring within the first two years of boiler operation can be attributed to poor water quality. Untreated water inside a boiler can