Is ‘Greywater’ The Solution For Water Shortages on Job Sites?

Steffy

New mandates in California to cut water use are being felt at construction sites, but there may be a new budding solution. According to an article in Bizjournals, builders are finding sources of reclaimed water, or 'greywater', to use as a replacement. Water is necessary at construction sit…

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New Honeywell TrueZONE dampers replace Legacy Zone Dampers

Adam

The next generation of dampers are here. Honeywell announced that the TrueZONE Series Zone Dampers are a direct replacement to their Legacy Zone Dampers. This is good news for you, and here is why...   1. Speedier Installation     2. It's Durable    …

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Why Mini-Splits are Saving the World

Steffy

There was once a time when air conditioning options went two ways - an over-complicated elaborate system of ducts or an over-simplified window unit. Option 1 was costly and time consuming, while option 2 was seen as only a short-term solution. Then ductless mini-splits came along. And they sort of …

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Here’s How The Ecobee3 Can Save You 23% Annually..

Adam

  You spend more time with your thermostat than with your significant other, or your best friend. It is always there, every time you are home. Those traits you look for in a partner? Your thermostat should have those too! This is why the Ecobee3 Wi-Fi thermostat should be that go-to HVAC…

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The Top 4 Ways To Make Secure PEX Connections…

Steffy

1. Crimp All you need is a crimp tool, crimp fittings and copper rings to make the connection, and with this tool you can "rough in" the entire system, check it out for fit and appearance, then crimp each connection for performance. The connections form a fast, reliable and permanent seal, an…

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Avoid a Gaping Hole in Your Wall With Karp Access Doors

Steffy

  Need to cut a hole in your wall for duct systems, but don't want to leave a giant ugly hole showing for all of eternity? We don't blame you.     A simple solution to these unattractive areas that will require future entry are Karp Access Doors, otherwise known as…

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4 Reasons Why You Should Invest In A ProPEX Expander Tool

Steffy

1. Quick, Reliable Connections Each ProPEX joint can be cut, fitted and completed in under 30 seconds.  2. Superior Flow Rate  Uponor PEXa pipe and ProPEX fittings have the same inside diameter as eachother. This causes water to flow more consistently out of taps and showers. 3. 25 Yea…

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Your Guide To The 4 Most Common Electrical Switches

Eli

At its core, a switch must have at least two contact terminals with the objective to either close or open the contacts. Switches are defined by the number of poles and the throw count.   Pole references the number of circuits that can be controlled by a switch. For example, a single pole switch c…

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The 5 Benefits of Using PEX Tubing

Steffy

  1. Price - PEX is about a third the price of copper. Even with the additional investment for tools you may need to install fittings, PEX will still end up being the cheaper route.     2. Speed - The connections are generally quicker and easier to make with PEX than solderi…

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Cello’s Copper Press Fittings Are The Key to Efficient Connections

Adam

  Quick and easy--  two words everyone wants to hear, and two words we can promise you perfectly describe press fittings. While conventional soldering gets the job done, there are many advantages associated with using a press fitting. It is much easier and quicker to install, with safet…

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5 Tools Everyone in the Plumbing Industry Should Be Using

Steffy

1. M18 Cordless Sawzall- Having a cordless tool makes all of the difference. This Sawzall offers up to 75 more cuts per charge and is designed to cut up to 30% faster with less vibration. The QUIK-LOK blade clamp provides quick blade changes while the variable speed trigger optimizes speed for d…

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5 Ways To Make Your Life Easier With Honeywell Total Connect

Eli

Honeywell My Total Connect lets you control your Honeywell RedLINK or Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat from virtually anywhere. The best part... these services are absolutely free, and can be accessed from free mobile apps on your smart phone!   Some of the benefits of this free service inc…

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