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A Warmer Winter With Qmark Portable Electric Hydronic Heaters

Eli

  There's exactly 37 days until Winter is officially here to stay. That means 37 days to check on boilers, stock up on heating supplies and to make sure that your customers are prepared for the unknown months ahead. A quick fix to sleepless cold nights and a perfect recommendation for cu…

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Fireye Flame Monitor: The Spiderman Of The Heating Industry

Adam

Who doesn't want a Spiderman-like figure watching over their commercial space, jumping in to stop problems before they spiral out of control? The Fireye Flame monitor, just added to our site, does just that. It is the silent guardian of boilers, specializing in flame safeguard controls and boile…

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What Happened to PEX and Copper Pipe When Frozen…

Steffy

  We put PEX-a, PEX-b and Copper Pipe filled with water and capped with sharkbite end caps in the freezer during our first episode of SupplyHouse Speculations. Find out the result in our video below... …

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Check Your Boiler Sooner, Not Later

Steffy

The weather these days is unpredictable. This week it may be 50 degrees, but next week could call for three layers of clothing, gloves and radiant heating. That is why it's imperative to be prepared. Check your boiler and heating system now, before the cold weather is here to stay! Maintenanc…

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The Secret To Keeping Your Hydronic Heating System Running Smoothly

Steffy

Colder temperatures mean one thing: Winter looms on the horizon, so the time has come to make sure that heating systems remain in good working order. For a hydronic system, maintenance must include the circulator pump, as it’s essentially the “engine” of it all and arguably the single most…

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Radiant Heat Insulation Saves Money

Steffy

Envious of your neighbor with the tulip-filled lawn in January? Think again.  According to Daniel O'Brian, a technical expert here at SupplyHouse.com, warm soil mid winter comes at a huge cost to the home owner.  Instead of warming the house, the BTU’s are traveling in all directions and are…

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PEX-A, PEX-B, & PEX-C

Tom

All PEX tubing carries one of three grades: PEX-A, PEX-B, or PEX-C. PEX stands for polyethylene (PE) cross-linked (X), and the grades are based on the various methods that manufacturers use to cross-link polyethylene molecules. PEX-A represents the highest grade. Cross-linking occurs while the po…

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Sizing a Gas Regulator

Tom

Gas regulators control the flow of natural gas (NG) and liquid propane (LP) to appliances and equipment that use them as fuel. The pressure of incoming gas is often unstable and excessively high. Regulators ensure that sufficiently-low constant pressure is maintained and sent to appliances. Proper s…

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How to Size a Tankless Water Heater

Tom

Tankless water heaters only heat water on demand, eliminating the standby losses associated with traditional tank-style water heaters. A Tankless water heater can provide hot water indefinitely – as long as demand does not exceed the heater’s flow capacity. There is a limit to the amount of hot …

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Push-Fit Options for DIYers

Tom

Push-fit fittings provide an easy way to make piping connections. No tools are needed, making the fittings ideal for small repairs and do-it-yourself jobs. Due to the relatively high cost of push-fit fittings, investing in proper tools/training generally makes more sense for larger jobs and for cont…

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PEX Crimp vs. PEX Clamp

Tom

PEX crimp and PEX clamp connections use the same fittings, normally referred to as “crimp” or “barbed” PEX fittings. Each method requires a different tool and a different type of ring, but the styles are similar enough that PEX newcomers frequently wonder which method is preferable. Crimping…

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How To: Choose the Right Size Air Conditioner

Kristine

Keeping cool this summer may be easier—and more affordable—than you imagined. The key to comfort is knowing what size air-conditioning unit will do the job effectively and efficiently. Temperatures are climbing. With the dog days of summer just around the corner, the perfect time to shop for …

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