Got a Stinky House? Give Odor Block a Try!

Nick B

Does your home not smell as good as it should?  It's not always something you can control, all it takes is a little unwanted moisture growing mold or a particularly adventurous animal finding its way into somewhere it shouldn't be.  Once these odors start, regardless if they are in your vents or n…

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Five Ideas to Save Energy On Your Home When Traveling

Guest

  Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there’s one thing you should never forget to do before you go: make your home more energy efficient. Unless you make certain changes, your home can waste a lot of energy while you’re not there, meaning you’ll be greeted with a …

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Your Guide To Apollo Valves…

Adam

We sell a large variety of Apollo Valves, and all have different and unique uses. Here's a breakdown of the most popular, and some information on their uses... Ball valves:- Used for shut-off and/or purposes of control Air Cocks: - Provide an economical way to shut off air lines. &nb…

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What Happened to PEX and Copper Pipe When Frozen…

Steffy

  We put PEX-a, PEX-b and Copper Pipe filled with water and capped with sharkbite end caps in the freezer during our first episode of SupplyHouse Speculations. Find out the result in our video below... …

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Radiant Heat Insulation Saves Money

Steffy

Envious of your neighbor with the tulip-filled lawn in January? Think again.  According to Daniel O'Brian, a technical expert here at SupplyHouse.com, warm soil mid winter comes at a huge cost to the home owner.  Instead of warming the house, the BTU’s are traveling in all directions and are…

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Benefits of Pipe Insulation

Tom

Insulating pipes provides many advantages in a variety of fluid distribution systems. See below for a list of common applications. SupplyHouse.com carries K-Flex Insul-Lock pipe insulation. Insul-Lock comes in 6-foot lengths for pipes with outside diameters ranging from 1/2" to 4-1/8". We offer Insu…

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Control Temperatures and Save Energy with Zoned Heating Systems

Kristine

A zoned heating system allows greater control over heat distribution in the house. You can turn up the heat just where you need it, just when you need it—resulting in significant savings on your utility bills. Need some convincing? Read on to learn more about the benefits of zoned heating. …

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Where there is air

Kristine

Air is the enemy in a hydronic (hot-water) heating system. It blocks their flow to the radiators. It rattles around and annoys customers. It wastes fuel by making our systems less efficient (no heat from an air-bound radiator). It causes callbacks and it makes us look bad. That's why every hydronic …

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Increase Your Comfort Level This Winter With a Humidifier

Kristine

In the winter months, when heating systems are really chugging away, indoor air can become dry and staticky. A whole-house humidifier is a great way to add back a little moisture. Here are the basics. Scratchy throats, frequent nosebleeds, dry skin, and static electricity can be common occurrence…

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Frozen Pipes

Tom

Frozen pipes are a common occurrence during the cold season. To thaw a frozen pipe in your home, try turning on each faucet. If the water is flowing, run warm water through the pipes to help thaw the frozen spot. If no water flows, find the most likely places where pipes may freeze, such as unheated…

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Radiator Colors

Kristine

Ever wonder why so many of the old radiators you see are painted silver? Back in the day, they were mostly plain grey metal, but then the Spanish Influenza arrived during the winter of 1918-19 and that changed everything. So many people died from this airborne virus that the Board of Health came…

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Watch the Tailpipe

Kristine

Start your car on a cold morning and walk around to the tailpipe. See that water dripping? That's the way a high-efficiency, condensing boiler works. It removes so much of the heat from the flue gases that the gases turn to liquid and drip out. That liquid is acidic so we use neutralizers to deal wi…

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