The New White Rodgers Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat

Tom

Due to their basic functionality, traditional low-voltage mercury or mechanical thermostats require no outside source of power. Digital thermostats need energy in order to power their displays, but batteries can generally serve as the power source in the absence of a dedicated power line (normally r…

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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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Gruvlok Grooved Fittings

Adam

Gruvlok Grooved Fittings have recently been added to SupplyHouse.com. You can find Grooved Elbows, Couplings, Tees, Flanges, Butterfly Valves, and more here.  Gruvlok Grooved Fittings by Anvil International, sets the industry standard for durability, efficiency and flexibility, and these fittings a…

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Axiom Pressure Pal System Feeders

Tom

Hot water heating systems generally operate on a closed loop (i.e. under pressure with the same fluid continually being reheated). This allows water in such systems to oxidize so that it cannot cause ferrous metal system components to corrode, but systems will gradually lose small amounts of fluid. …

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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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Basic Baseboarders: A New Option for DIY Renovation

Tom

Baseboarders do-it-yourself baseboard heater covers changed the face of baseboard radiation. The original Premium design features covers filled with small perforations. This prevents small children from being able to touch hot elements, while allowing better airflow to and from a heater. The attract…

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UEi Testing Instruments

Adam

New to SupplyHouse.com is a range of testing tools from UEi Test Instruments. Universal Enterprises, Inc (UEi) was founded in Beaverton, OR in 1967. They are a leading manufacturer of portable testing and measuring equipment in the HVAC industry. If you take a look at UEI’s main page here, you …

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How to Connect PEX to Faucets and Toilets

Tom

PEX tubing can simplify potable water plumbing installations, while providing added freeze resistance, hot/cold color coding, and a reduced risk of pinhole leaks. PEX's flexibility reduces the need for fitting connections, which can greatly cut down on installation time. There are several ways to…

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Intelligent Washing Machine Flow from Watts

Tom

Watts IntelliFlow Washing Machine Water Shut-off Valves automatically regulate hot and cold flow to washing machines. The valves sense increases in electrical current draw when a washing machine operates. This signals the valves to open in order to allow water to flow to the washing machine. The val…

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HVAC Replacement Parts

Adam

Here at SupplyHouse.com we have been very busy adding to our HVAC Replacement Parts section and have added a bunch of new brands along with hundreds of replacement parts. The new brands added include Bristol Compressors International, Century and their replacement electric motors, Packard’s range …

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Hydronic Kickspace Heaters

Tom

Kickspace heaters can serve as a space-saving solution in hot water heating systems. They take up a fraction of the space of baseboards or panel radiators, making them ideal for kitchens and bathrooms (or any other area in which baseboard installation is not possible or desirable). Kickspace heaters…

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AirTec Air Diffusers

Adam

New to SupplyHouse.com, AirTec air diffusers. AirTec from Rectorseal is a leading manufacturer of HVAC specialty products for minisplit and central air conditioning systems. AirTec is widely known in the HVAC industry for its line of uniquely designed air diffusers. An air diffuser is an outlet f…

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