Stay Cool With Art Cool

Mark

A little while back, Tim from receiving and I put together a video on LG's "Art Cool" mini-split air conditioning systems.  These units can help you stay cool in this current heat, and they also look awesome. With LG's Art Cool systems, you can transform your air conditioner into a piece of art.…

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NOFP’s Solex

Adam

NOFP’s Solex is a cost effective, high-performance reflective foil radiant barrier and vapor retarder, designed to reflect radiant energy and retard moisture migration in a building.  The core of Solex LT is 1/8" thick while Solex comes standard at 1/4" providing additional insulation value and d…

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Dual-Approved hePEX from Uponor

Tom

Most oxygen-barrier PEX does not have the appropriate approval codes for use with potable water and should not be installed in domestic plumbing applications. Uponor’s hePEX recently received NSF approval, making it one of the few types of oxygen-barrier PEX on the market that can also handle …

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“Which Line Set Do I Need?”

Mark

I recently spoke with Nicole from customer service and she told me that a number of people call and ask about Line Set sizing. A line set is used to connect an indoor evaporator unit to the outdoor condenser in a ductless mini-split air conditioning system.  A line set includes a supply and ret…

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QuikSEER+ WattSaver

Adam

With summer upon us, the QuikSEER+ Wattsaver from Mainstream Engineering is an innovative and cost-saving electronic control that operates in the cooling mode of an existing air conditioner or heat pump.  By varying the airflow of the blower motor, this technology optimizes the airflow of the air c…

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PexTV Episode 6

Mark

Take...me out to the Ball-Valve gaaammmeee! This weeks episode of PexTV is a baseball themed episode and it's all about "Home Run Plumbing Systems" Also, check out the features and benefits of the MANABLOC by Viega, and get live coverage from Coach Joe's post installation press conference.  S…

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The wave isn’t only for sport stadiums anymore!

Liz

Did I just see 'the wave' being done in the programming section of SupplyHouse.com?  I think I did!  It must be videographer Mark getting ready for this weeks installment of PexTV.  To find out what it's all about check back tomorrow.  You can find this weeks Episode 6 as well as all the others …

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PEX Fittings for Large Tubing

Tom

Six options for fittings exist for PEX tubing 1” and smaller: crimp, clamp, ProPEX, PEX press, push-fit, and compression (watch our video below to learn more). The choices decrease for larger PEX sizes. 1-1/4”, 1-1/2”, and 2” PEX requires ProPEX, PEX press, or SharkBite 2XL fittings. New Sha…

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The Mini-Split Air Conditioner: Today’s Smart Cooling Option

Kristine

If you live in an older home without ductwork, or if you've added a new room to your house, consider the benefits and convenience of a mini-split air conditioner. Now that summer has arrived, it’s definitely time to focus on home cooling. If your house does not have central air conditioning—a…

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Fantech Dehumidifiers

Adam

Dehumidifiers are primarily used to remove excess moisture from the air.  Some homes or residences can have moisture problems only at specific times of the year, such as in spring, whilst others may have problems all year round.  There can be certain areas or rooms that need specific attention.  …

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Tie Dye Friday, the official start to the summer!

Liz

With the summer solstice arriving, SupplyHouse.com employees wanted to ring in the sunny days with something fun and colorful. Inspired by the beautiful weather to come, we created Tie Dye Friday Funday in which all participants got to make up their very own tie dye shirts. Once we picked up a few n…

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Connecting PEX to PVC

Tom

There is no single fitting currently available that can connect PEX directly to PVC. Push-fit fittings such as SharkBites work with PEX, copper, and CPVC -- but not with PVC pipe (Schedule 40, Schedule 80, DWV, etc.). The best way to make a PEX to PVC connection is with a pair of threaded adapters. …

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