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Honeywell is Making Radiant Heat More Accurate

Gregory

The Honeywell T6 Pro Hydronic Programmable Thermostat with Slab/Floor Sensor isn’t exactly a new item from Honeywell. But, it is a new combination of items being offered by them. We're excited about this, so I guess the obvious question is why? Well, read on and you'll see!   First off…

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Radiant Heat Without the Concrete: Ultra-Fin Plates

Shyene

Central air heating not doing the trick for your family during those cold East Coast winters? Have a wood-framed home that doesn’t retain heat? One option you have is radiant heat, which consists of a hydronic tubing system underneath your actual flooring. But wait, radiant heat sounds complicated…

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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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What’s Up with Uponor? A Refresher on the Brand

Shyene

What’s up with Uponor – get it? Yes, no, maybe so. In this post, we’re revisiting the leader in PEX supplies, Uponor (formerly known as Wirsbo in case you’re one of those homeowners with the older manifold/actuator set-up). There is a major update with Uponor’s product line as well. Keep r…

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In Hot Water: The Know Before You Buy Guide to Boilers

Nick B

Boilers are the most common heat source for a hydronic heating system.  They use natural gas, propane, oil, wood, or electricity to heat water or produce steam, depending on what is available.  Burning their fuel of choice, the system then circulates the heated water or steam through a network of…

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Pump It Up: Moving Water The Right Way

Nick B

Pumps, or circulators, are used in hydronic systems to move water through the system at a desired rate.  There are many important factors to consider when purchasing a pump, such as GPM, head range, voltage, and horsepower.   Two Quick Terms -GPM - An acronym for “gallons per minute,…

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Bluefin PEX Fittings

Emily

  These lead-free barbed fittings work for PEX connections and may be used with the copper crimp ring system or the stainless steel clamp system.   Bluefin PEX fittings come in poly and brass material.  They come in different styles of fittings such as elbows, tees, couplings, ad…

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Finding the Right Gas Valve for You!

Nick B

Gas valves are a critical component of many heating systems (If you are using a classic fireplace then you don't have to worry about them).  They are used to regulate the natural gas or liquid propane needed in the systems.  With their varied applications it's important to get the right one for yo…

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How To: Enjoy Your Outdoor Space Year-Round

Guest

If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space for entertaining, your patio probably gets a lot of use in the summer and early autumn, but that’s only half the year.  Once the mercury drops and the snowflakes begin to fly, most homeowners quickly cover their outdoor furniture and roll their gr…

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SharkBite Manifolds: Control Heat With Ease

Sasha

SharkBite’s new radiant heating manifolds ensure an optimal distribution of heating fluid throughout closed loop heating systems all while having the additional advantage of being easy to use and install!   Unlike others manifolds on the market, SharkBite’s have push fittings which d…

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PEX-AL-PEX: Tubing with a Little Backbone

Tom

PEX pipe works in a wide variety of heating and plumbing applications, offering major benefits including cost savings.  In the decades following the introduction of PEX, manufacturers developed a variation of PEX that includes a layer of aluminum.  PEX-Aluminum-PEX, generally referred to as PEX-AL…

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4 Reasons Why Modine’s Hot Dawg Heater is Mans Best Friend…

Eli

1. SO MANY BTU'S!!!! //   The Hot Dawg units range in sizes from 30,000 BTU to 125,000 BTU’s. Need more? The PDP heaters range from 150,000 to 400,000 BTU’s!   2. They are certified for residential, commercial, and industrial use!   //   3.…

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