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Breathe Easy: Explaining Air Filters and MERV Ratings

Shyene

Air filters work with a homeowner’s HVAC system to circulate clean air throughout the home via central ductwork. They oftentimes slide into a specialized compartment on, for instance, a furnace. Once the air is called for, the furnace pushes it through the duct where the filter is located, so any …

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An Inside Look at Plumbing Fittings

Michelle P

Are you having issues filtering through our thousands of plumbing fittings? Trying to fix that leaky faucet, but don’t know what you need?   Then you’ve come to the right place!   We know fittings can be complicated, and our dedicated staff is here to help, so we’ve creat…

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The MOST Accurate Way to Check Your Oil Levels

Rosie

 Well folks, the future is here. Prepare for the lift-off of the new Beckett Rocket 17000 System—a wireless fuel level monitor made with efficiency and comfort in mind. This Rocket is an electronic gauge that will measure the amount of fuel in your oil tank with sharp accuracy. But it doesn’t s…

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Changing Batteries in Your Thermostats Just Got Easier

Gregory

Check out this instructional video to learn how easy it can be to swap out the batteries in your thermostats! We’ll cover different common thermostats, and you’ll see just how simple and hassle-free it can be to change your batteries. From a basic Honeywell thermostat to a more advanced Honeywel…

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Toilet Cleaning Robot Will Make Your Life Easier

Gregory

We now live in a world where robots have an increasing presence in our society; they can vacuum for us, mow the lawn, mop the kitchen floor, there are even ones that self-clean the litter box and dry-clean our clothes at home! But the newest creation is one that should have been invented a long time…

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Studies Show that Your Phone is Dirtier than Your Toilet

Gregory

By a show of hands, how many of us use our phones on the toilet? Now one more time, let’s be honest…haven’t we all done it at one point or another? Well, maybe you’ve heard this before, but your cell phone is actually significantly dirtier than your toilet is; seven times dirtier, to be …

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The CORRECT Way to Put Toilet Paper on a Roll; the Debate is Finally Solved!

Gregory

At one point or another, we’ve all had this discussion: how are we supposed to put toilet paper on a roll? Which way is it supposed to hang, over or under? Well look no further, because we have your answer!     There is actually a technical, documented, correct way that one …

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Siemens SFA71U Electronic Valve Actuator Tutorial

Gregory

Siemens SFA Series 2-Position Normally Closed Electronic Valve Actuator (24 Vac) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJaWAYSSyaM   Used in heating and cooling HVAC systems, the SFA71U works with Siemens 599 Series Zone Valves.   The 24-volt SF series actuator is a 2-position…

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5 Things to Know Before Installing a Shower Drain

Guest

"Be prepared" isn't just a motto for Scouts—plumbers know all too well that it pays to have a plan for every worst-case scenario. Before you begin what may seem like a simple drain replacement, brush up on the possible challenges and equip yourself appropriately so you won't be left without a work…

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Unlocking the Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostat

Raquel

Have you ever accidentally locked your Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostat? Well, you've come to the right place! To help, we've put together a step-by-step video explaining the process of how you can unlock your Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostat!           Steps 1) Fr…

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How to Replace an Anode Rod

Mark

Anode Rods Steel rusts and corrodes when exposed to water for extended periods of time.  This, along with the acidity of water, leaves water heaters vulnerable to a more rapid corrosion process and bad smelling water.   By installing an anode rod you can delay this process and extend …

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3 Useful Sump Pump Maintenance Tips

Guest

The sump pump acts as a protective barrier between the foundation of your house and the water from the municipal sewage system.  The groundwater in the foundation is rerouted into a drain system (which is also located at the foundation), goes through a system of pipes, and finally reaches the s…

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