How to: Choose a Programmable Thermostat

Kristine

Looking for a small home improvement that yields big results? A programmable thermostat, properly installed and configured, helps maintain a comfortable indoor temperate while reducing your home’s overall energy usage. Several factors come into play when choosing a thermostat: how much flex…

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PexTV Episode 3

Mark

Hey everyone, here is episode 3 of "PexTV"...Hey, that rhymes! Feel free to email us at pextv@supplyhouse.com with any thoughts or suggestions for future episodes. In this episode, you'll see... Featured Product: Well-X-Trol tanks from Amtrol Tip of the Week: Using Diversitech anti-vibration …

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Anode Rod Replacement

Tom

Most tank-style water heaters contain a sacrificial anode rod to extend the lifespan of the tank. Water gradually eats away at the magnesium or aluminum rod, rather than the tank lining. Anode rods should never be permanently removed from water heaters, even to eliminate rotten eggs smells. The usab…

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Save 5% on Well-X-Trol Tanks – Use Code: WELL5 (Exp. 6/5/13)

Kristine

Well-X-Trol redefined the industry in 1963 as the first pre-pressurized well tank. Since then, Well-X-Trol professional series tanks continue to deliver supreme performance and longevity, making them the most recognized brand on the market and the preferred choice by professionals! Well-X-Trol Ta…

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Venting Options for Boilers and Water Heaters

Mark

For gas and oil-powered boilers and water heaters, you need to select a venting system that will work in your home.  Chimney vented units vent exhaust naturally through a chimney.  Power vent and direct vent use fans to push exhaust through vent pipes and can usually be vented either vertically th…

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Radiant Heat Retrofits

Tom

In-floor radiant heating systems increase comfort and efficiency. Rather than heating air, these systems heat objects. You will enjoy the comfort of a warm floor in your house, and experience the same comfort levels at lower room air temperatures. In-floor hydronic systems generally operate at lower…

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Which PEX Is Best? The Right Tubing for Any Job

Kristine

Polyethylene cross-linked tubing, better known as PEX, is a fine addition to the industrious do-it-yourself plumber's arsenal. Inexpensive to buy and surprisingly versatile, PEX is also relatively easy to install. No complex soldering or messy gluing is required, and the tubing can be easily "fi…

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SALE: 5% Off All Grease Traps – Use Code: TRAPS (Exp. 5/29/13)

Kristine

SALE: 5% Off All Grease Traps – Use Code: TRAPS (Exp. 5/29/13) Grease traps are frequently found in restaurants, and it’s often required that a grease trap be installed in any location where food is being prepared. Small amounts of grease and oil are normal in wastewater and are broken down b…

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PexTV Episode 2

Mark

Hey everyone, here is episode 2 of “PexTV.” Feel free to email us at pextv@supplyhouse.com with any thoughts or suggestions for future episodes. In this episode, you’ll see Featured Product: LG Art Cool mini-split mirror units Tip of the Week: Using sharkbite disconnect tongs Sasquatch…

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Line Sets Pre-Season Sale!

Kristine

Pre-Season Sale: 5% Off Line Sets - Use Code: LSET (Exp. 5/22/13) We’re running a pre-season sale on all line sets! If you’re shopping for a mini-split AC system, you will definitely need a line set! A line set is used to connect an indoor evaporator unit to the outdoor condenser in a ductles…

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Is it Time to Change Your Air Filter?

Kristine

Start the AC season off with a clean air filter! Replacing your air filters ensures cleaner air circulating throughout your home as well as a more effective AC unit. Clean air filters remove air pollutants and protect the HVAC unit by keeping it clean and unclogged. The rate at which an air filter s…

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How to Change the Day for Honeywell VisionPro Thermostats

Mark

If you currently have a Honeywell Vision Pro thermostat, you know how important programming the correct day can be. One of the main features of this line is the ability to select multiple days to allow you to easily customize the thermostat for your unique schedule. In some cases, the leap …

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