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Flood Cleanup Safety Tips

The devastation caused by a flood is terrible. The effects last for months, if not years, and the toll on the flooded area is catastrophic. During the cleanup and recover...

Published on 09/06/2017 10:30 AM by Bill Wolfe
Posted in Steam Heating and Hot-Water Heating
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40 Hydronic Boiler Installation Tips

Learn to sell. 90% of all signed contracts are not due to having the lowest price! Homeowners want cleanliness, health and comfort, quiet operation, decorating freedom, a...

Published on 06/19/2017 2:35 PM by Steve “Wheels” Wieland
Posted in Hot-Water Heating
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Watch the Tailpipe

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.

Published on 08/31/2016 12:06 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Hot-Water Heating
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Does My Boiler Need Chemicals?

I was wondering about boiler chemicals and how many contractors (if any) were using them on brand-new systems. Do we need them? Hydronic systems are closed to the atmosph...

Published on 12/07/2015 12:20 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Hot-Water Heating
Fernox Injection for Hot Water Boilers

Gerry Gill is brilliant when it comes to solving steam- and hot-water-heating problems. In this video, he talks about Fernox boiler treatments. Fernox is a chemical that ...

Published on 12/11/2014 2:51 PM by Gerry Gill
Posted in Hot-Water Heating