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Warm Up Your Life with Heated Floors

Gregory

Everyone knows that feeling when you step out of the shower and you immediately get cold. Well, everyone except for those lucky ones with heated floors. Radiant floor heating, or underfloor heating as it’s also called, are the technical terms for floors that have a heating system installed ben…

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Celebrating Those Who Join the Trade

Gregory

A public school district in Henrico County, Virginia, held a ‘Signing Day’ ceremony for its students that plan on entering the workforce immediately after their high school graduation.   In Henrico County alone, more than 5,000 students earned certifications in technical and indus…

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Electric Powered Helicopter Takes Huge Step Forward in Green Energy

Gregory

An all-electric powered helicopter recently completed a record-breaking flight. The aircraft proves that electric powered vehicles aren’t just restricted to the ground; they can soar in the sky.     With the growing need for greener initiatives, one of the hotbeds of green e…

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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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El Paso Drinking Sewage Water: A Drive to Fight Climate Change

Gregory

Do you know what’s really in your tap water? Is it being properly filtered? What kinds of chemicals are added to it before consumption? The people of El Paso, Texas know what’s in theirs…and even though it comes from their raw sewage and waste water supply, it’s perfectly clean and healthy. …

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California Becomes First State to Require Solar Panels

Gregory

It’s a new year, and with that comes new laws. At the end of 2018, California solidified the decision to enact a new law that will take effect in 2020. This will require all new homes to be equipped with solar panels.     California is the first state in the country to call …

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Holiday Fun Around the Office!

Gregory

  There's always something going on at our office, and in December, we like to celebrate the holidays in style! From competing in our ugly sweater contest to exchanging thoughtful gifts in our Secret Swap to constructing our very best gingerbread houses, there is a lot of fun, laughs,…

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Breaking into the Industry: Female Plumbers are on the Rise

Gregory

Plumbing is one of those trades, like construction or even being a CEO, that used to be seen as only a male-oriented job. That’s no longer the case, and female students at Victoria College’s Liberty Street Industrial Training Center in Victoria, Texas, are proving that.   When the…

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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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Baltimore Ravens Donate New HVAC System to School

Gregory

Earlier this month, the Baltimore Ravens donated $200,000 dedicated to fixing Lakewood Elementary School’s air conditioning and heating systems.   Located in east Baltimore, the school and its students have suffered before because of extreme temperatures; on numerous occasions, the scho…

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