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

Reducing Water Pressure to Increase Savings

Do you pay a water bill? Sewer too? I can bet it has gone up in the recent years. You may be able to get it under control and save money in the process. Our approach is: “We need to reduce your water pressure.”

Many times, when telling a client that they need to reduce pressure within their home or business we are often met with skepticism. This is understandable because when we think of low pressure, we think of showers being weak or taking forever to wash our hands. Measuring water pressure is easy and its part of every service call we do involving a plumbing or water heating issue.… Read More

Thermal Expansion and Your Plumbing

Thermal expansion takes place every time your water heater heats or reheats water. The dangers of this kind of expansion is when you heat an object in a closed environment/space you must predict and manage that expansion. For example, a helium filled balloon is filled in an air-conditioned store in the summer time. It’s filled and looks great. You take that balloon out to your car place it inside and go into another store. You come back and that balloon has popped. The gas inside the balloon heated, expanded and broke your balloon.… Read More