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London Underground: Re-harnessing Waste Energy

Gregory

London’s public transportation system, along with the systems that power their industrial factories and air conditioning, for example, produce massive amounts of excessive energy and heat. We all know that feeling when a train or a subway whooshes by us and we’re hit with that warm gust of air. …

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RESPECT at a Women’s Refugee Center

Sasha

To celebrate our core value of Respect, the Data Team visited a Women’s Refugee Center, where asylum seekers from African countries turn to receive practical and emotional support as they attempt to build a life in Israel. The center is open three days a week, during which all asylum-seeking women…

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Tennessee has the First Solar Powered Airport in the U.S.

Gregory

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Tennessee is now the first airport in the United States to be entirely run on solar energy.   The project, started back in 2010, was a massive $10 million undertaking. The crown jewel of the project is the 2.74 megawatt solar farm, which is about th…

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Outer Space: The Air Conditioning of the Future

Gregory

A new company called SkyCool Systems is looking to bring back a cooling method that was used hundreds of years ago. And it all begins by looking up at the stars.   Although in the early stages of production, this California-based company is designing a cooling system that they claim will …

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A Portable Air Conditioner for your Shirt

Gregory

Thanks to Sony, now you’ll have portable air conditioning with you wherever you go! Their device, called the Reon Pocket is a wallet-sized device that is Bluetooth enabled and utilizes thermoelectric cooling as its main operating system.   Requiring the need of a special undershirt, you…

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SharkBite Bits: All You Need to Know about SharkBite

Michelle P

Most of us in the industry have heard of SharkBite as the creators of the famous push-to-connect plumbing fittings, but did you know that in addition to their push-to-connects, SharkBite also produces their own PEX tubing and valves that can be purchased in a variety of lengths and sizes?   …

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Tankless Water Heaters Made Easy, Thanks to Rheem

Shyene

Tankless water heaters are all the rage, as they allow you to have more space in your garage, utility closet, or even on your back patio. These units are able to be mounted to the wall and have no large, cylindrical tanks. If you are looking for a replacement unit or need a water heater for your new…

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SharkBite Swings for the Fences with their Home Run Manifold

Gregory

When SharkBite comes to bat, they never fail! They’ve made manifolds even easier with what’s called a home run manifold!   So what is a home run manifold, you ask? Well, it’s a system that you run your water on a large—typically ¾”—supply line that feeds into a central manifo…

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Push-Fit Mixing Valves? Never Heard of Them…Now You Have

Shyene

Tired of using Teflon tape for pipe threads when connecting a new mixing valve in your client’s recently renovated shower? Wanting to try something other than your typical soldering? SharkBite has come out with their own line of push-connect thermostatic mixing valves. This could be a good alterna…

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Meet the First Female African American Master Plumber in the U.S.

Gregory

Adrienne Bennett is the first African American female to become a master plumber in the U.S. Her whole life--and whole career--she has faced adversity as she's tried to rise through the ranks of her trade.   But, with much resilience, passion, strength, and dedication, she never gave up.…

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Your Home’s Second Wind with Air Purifiers

Shyene

You may have seen our blog post about air filters and MERV ratings – but what we have in store for you is on another level! One of our newest products here at SupplyHouse.com is General Filters’s line of air purifiers, under the collection name Second Wind.   The Environmental Protect…

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Weird History: Fourth of July Plumbing and Heating Facts

Gregory

Happy Independence Day! To celebrate the holiday today, here are four weird history facts about our nation's history with heating, plumbing, and HVAC that you may not have known!   Benjamin Franklin invented the Franklin stove in 1741. It was a metal-lined fireplace with a hollow baffle n…

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