All posts by David Ponschok

Electric Boilers vs. Gas Boilers

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In the fight of electric boilers vs. gas boilers, there’s a definite winner in most cases. You may be surprised to know that electric boilers are ideal for certain applications regardless of operational costs. It’s widely known throughout the US that gas boilers cost less to operate than electric boilers. However, there are applications where […]

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News Alert! AquaMotion introduces the NEW AWARD WINNING Aqua-Flash™

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The NEW Aqua-Flash™ Recirculation System is the winner of the AHR Expo 2018 Innovation Award for the most innovative plumbing product. AquaMotion introduces the NEW Aqua-Flash™ (Patent pending) Recirculation product group. This all bronze recirculation By-pass valve installs under the sink in minutes. It does not require electricity or batteries. The pump with built-in timer installs […]

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What Are the Benefits of Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating?

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See why the benefits of radiant floor heating make it the right choice for your next home’s heating system. From increased efficiency and comfort (no drafts like from forced-air heating systems) to keeping allergies at bay, the compelling benefits of hydronic radiant floor heating have become increasingly popular with homeowners everywhere. Hydronic radiant floor heating […]

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Radon Mitigation Systems: Is Your Home Safe?

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What every homeowner needs to know about radon mitigation systems. If you’re asking yourself, “Why do I care about radon mitigation systems?” don’t worry: you’re not alone. A lot of homeowners focus on things like electrical safety and protection from fires and carbon monoxide. Few give a second thought to radon, and they pay dearly […]

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Using Glycol in Hydronic Heating Systems

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Glycol, also called antifreeze, is an important compound that HVAC manufacturers use to protect hydronic heating systems in cold climates. When added to water, glycol lowers the freezing temperature of the resulting mixture, ensuring that it remains liquid even during harsh winter weather. Without glycol, simply leaving the heat source off for more than a […]

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Gas Monitoring Systems for Vehicle Emissions

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As the growth of multi-family residential housing units has increased in recent years, so has the number of enclosed parking garages. Builders and planners recognize that tenants prefer enclosed parking garages for convenience and comfort. Such garages are a definite selling point in northern states where snow clearing is a major issue. However, with such […]

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Heat Recovery Ventilator(HRV) vs Energy Recovery Ventilator(ERV): What’s the Right Unit for Your Home?

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If you’re in the process of building a home and want to keep it filled with fresh, healthy air year-round, then you have an important decision to make – which ventilation system to add to your HVAC package. The most effective ventilation options available for residential homes are HRVs and ERVs.  In order to choose […]

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Stabilize Fresh Air Temperatures with Electric Duct Heaters

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Electric duct heaters are a convenient, affordable and effective way to provide heat to a room or ventilation duct system. Professional HVAC contractors have used these devices in residential, commercial and industrial HVAC systems for many years. Common Applications for Electric Duct Heaters The main idea behind heating with an electric duct heater is adding […]

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The Homeowner’s Guide to Inspecting and Maintaining Makeup Air Units

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If you have a high-powered, commercial-quality cooktop installed in your kitchen, chances are you also have a makeup air unit installed in your home. This device compensates for the amount of air being pushed out of your kitchen’s extractor and breathes fresh, room-temperature air in from outside. Makeup air units are typically automatic—unless you had […]

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The Advantages of a Steam Humidifier

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Use a Steam Humidifier to Help Your Heat Pump Fight Dry Winter Air Heating your home with a heat pump is energy efficient and cost-effective. When dry indoor air becomes a problem in winter, however, you’re likely to find that the central humidifiers that work just fine with fossil-fuel-fired furnaces aren’t as effective when used […]

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