Let’s Talk About Piping Size

In life, we look at objects and try and determine what the size can tell us: how big is it or how small. We look through neighborhoods and see the varied sizes of homes and possibly their values. People tend to believe that bigger is better. Being a hydronic contractor, everything is about what size fits the need at hand and the mechanics being used to provide solutions and solve problems. When we deal with boilers, pipes and pumps how big or small really make all the difference. Not remembering that “Size Matters” can severely impact the quality of installations contractors perform.… Read More

Gas Conversion: More Return than the Stock Market

You come home from work and you find in your mailbox, or taped to your door, the bill for the latest oil delivery. With a heavy sigh, you see the price which appears to increase at mind-boggling levels each time you receive an invoice. As you enter your home, you are immediately greeted by the deep, acrid smell of oil in the air. The delivery person has once again overfilled your tank. Not only have they squeezed more money from you, you now must deal with the repercussions. Now may the time to think about a gas conversion… Read More

Heat Pump Water Heaters

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In the past ten years, we experienced a craze over high-efficiency equipment in homes. This is largely due to skyrocketing and unpredictable energy costs.  The most improvements have been in the gas equipment that can be installed and retro fitted into existing structures.  But what about those folks that don’t have natural gas or the ability to install a propane tank?… Read More

What To Do When Your Quietside Boiler Goes Quiet

A decade ago a Pacific Rim manufacturer developed a product called the Quietside Boiler and Quietside Water Heater. The typical scenario unfolds with a well-dressed salesperson entering your home with the goal of selling you a product. They may be entirely polite, dressed in a white shirt, and begins to “listen” to your list of wants and needs for a home heating/hot water solution. After the conversation progresses, the salesperson recommends a seemingly cost effective solution that will give you “endless hot water, at a massively reduced cost”. You feel excited at this prospect and sign on the dotted line.… Read More

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