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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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How To Win At Winter With Runtal Towel Warmer Radiators

Adam

If you don't look forward to warm showers because you dread the aftermath, you're doing winter all wrong. Yes, "towel warmers" exist, and we promise they are life changing. Runtal Towel Warmer Radiators leave your towels warm and toasty, so you never have to feel chilly at the end of your shower…

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Learn the Little-Known Benefits of Pipe Insulation

Steffy

Pipe insulation wears many hats. Yes,  it keeps the water in your plumbing system from turning to ice and expanding, but pipe insulation also performs several far less dramatic roles in the home. These not only help to save money on utility bills, but also make everyday life a little easier. &nb…

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Azel Technologies: The Secret To Guilt-Free, Energy Effecient, Radiant Heating.

Adam

Imagine a winter where you can leave your heat on, guilt free. Energy savings no longer has to be top of mind, because your heating products have your back. Your thermostat, zone valve controls and switching relays WANT to promote energy efficiency because they care... about both you, and the envir…

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Everything You Need To Know About McDonnell & Miller Products

Steffy

Who is McDonnell & Miller? An industry leader in the engineering and manufacturing of flow switches, low water cut-offs and water feeders for over 80 years, McDonnel & Miller specializes in keeping all kinds of boilers running safely. The boiler is the most important part of a central…

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