Boilers & Hydronics

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Reaching New Heights with Radiant

Boston churchgoers receive a warm reception following wet heat retrofit

What finally spurred the replacement of the heating system was the need for new floor tiles in the sanctuary. Replacing the floor and the heating elements at the same time made sense, and the decision was made to go with radiant since the pews and flooring would be removed, regardless of the system.

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Finding Value in Cardboard Apps

Calculating Measurements Since 1867 — No Battery or Signal Required

I think about how many hands must have touched these things before they came to me, how many jobs they helped size, and how many problems they helped solve. Think of all the time they saved — and not one of them needed a battery.

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Why You Always Test for Gas Leaks When Touching any Part of a Building

Who would have thought that an unsightly chimney provided clues to the source of a hidden gas leak?

On a recent call to replace an aging gas boiler, the owners reported a persistent gas smell. The gas company had previously inspected the building and couldn’t find a leak. Yet the smell continued. The point is, if you smell gas, however subtle the smell, there is a gas leak. Somewhere. The challenge can indeed be where to find it.

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Pennsylvania Firm Moves Forward

Small Northeastern firm finds success in dedicated, committed contracting

“Avanti.” In Italian, the word means “forward.” And, the term serves as a fitting description for 29-year-old Anthony Tosco’s Collegeville, Pennsylvania-based Avanti Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Inc.

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The Many Challenges of Winter 2015

How One Contractor Overcame One of New England’s Harshest Winters

Maintaining good morale is another winter challenge. Jobs may come to a standstill, or move at a snail’s pace due to weather. Yet, paychecks and business must continue forward. 

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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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