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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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Old Houses, Old Systems

One of the things I love most about this business is the history of the heating systems in the old homes we work in. I enjoy poking around in the basements of old homes t...

Published on 07/28/2017 3:20 PM by Dan Foley
Posted in Steam Heating and Hot-Water Heating
The Return Pipe That Was a Supply

The heating business has a way of humbling you. After more than 25 years of running service calls on all types of heating and cooling systems, I had managed to tackle the...

Published on 07/27/2017 2:44 PM by Dan Foley
Posted in Hot-Water Heating
The Second Law of Thermodynamics

I fought the law and the law won. That should be the favorite song of any installer who tries to fight this one. Mother Nature is stubborn when it comes to evening out th...

Published on 06/19/2017 5:01 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in 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