It’s the latest to make the list of smart home devices that can control its line of tankless water heaters.

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Barry Burnett co-founded BDR, a premier business training and coaching company for home services contractors.

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Company commits $200,000 to Racine-area workforce development initiative to promote high-tech jobs.

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Long recognized in Europe and Asia as a major energy- and space-saving solution, tankless water heaters have begun to make significant inroads in the North American market.

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In 1970, when I started in the heating industry, there was a battle going on between the folks who believed in catching and controlling the air in a hydronic system by holding it inside a plain-steel compression tank, and those who thought it was best to catch the air and just get rid of it using automatic air vents and diaphragm-type compression tanks.

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There will always be fringe markets for products that use renewable energy to provide marginal heating comfort. These markets survive because early adopters willingly sacrifice superior comfort as the perceived price for using renewable energy.

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It’s déjà vu all over again” is a famous quote by the late, great Yogi Berra. I’ve lived this scenario, and I’m betting you have, too. I’m talking about callbacks — the woe of the contracting industry.

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Kogler succeeds Pete Jahrling, who served as board president in 2017 and 2018.

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Judd credits his father for inspiring him to pursue the trades.

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The award salutes the contractor that best demonstrates professionalism, merchandising and management skills, innovative plumbing skills, trade involvement and community service.

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Bring It On: Even The Toughest Of Tasks Are No Match For Moen Garbage Disposals

Don't you wish every product in your kitchen could be as dependable as your Moen faucet? Kitchens everywhere are now one step closer to achieving superior, Moen-quality performance, thanks to the introduction of Moen garbage disposals. This new line of disposals ensures a complete product solution you can trust, above the sink and below.

"Moen is known for its thoughtful design," said Aaron Bores, director, Design Quality, Moen. "We create quality products that provide simple solutions to everyday problems -- from faucets that sense and respond to your every move, to fixtures that resist water spots and fingerprints -- we have a pulse on consumer desires and needs. Moen's line of garbage disposals is no exception."

Moen garbage disposal...

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It was just announced that Jason Hydrotherapy has unveiled the Vivere walk-in tub with MicroSilk.

This will certainly be a game changer in the walk-in tub industry and has been long awaited since the introduction of MicroSilk to the world. This seems to be the perfect combination for those people in need of a walk-in tub and want the heath benefits of MicroSilk. The door has opened (No pun intended) for Jason Hydrotherapy to enter the world of walk-in tubs.

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TANK TYPE WATER HEATER

Depending on the size of your family, you may consider the storage capacity of tank type water heaters. Such devices are provided with insulated tanks in which water is heated and stored for use. It is the commonest kind of heater that is used for commercial as well as residential purposes. Such products are classified as electric, natural gas, liquid propane devices.

When choosing such water heaters, you need to consider the size of the tank because these are categorized by the gallons of water that can be stored within. To know the ideal size of the tank type water heater, you can take guidance from the following chart:

Family size

Electric

Liquid Propane/Natural Gas

Minimum Gallon Recommendation

Over 5 members

80

50

3 – 4 members

50

40

2 – 3 members

40

40

1 – 2 members

30

30

A second factor that needs consideration is the recovery rate, which is defined by the number of gallons ...

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Have you ever experienced a plugged sewer line inside your home?

Did it make a huge mess or were you one of the few lucky ones that caught it just in time to avoid an overflow?

I can tell you now that dealing with a plugged sewer and drain line can be a very dirty and expensive mess to repair.

Here at Johnny's Plumbing & Hydronics in Cañon City, Colorado, we have the right tools and equipment to help you get all your drain problems taken care of and free flowing once again. Our trained professional service technicians will be able to assess the situation an determine the best solution to the problem.

We have invested over $30,000 into our equipment which includes a state of the art sewer and drain video inspection camera that can go inside the pipes and allow us to view exactly what is causing...

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Johnny's Plumbing & Hydronics is currently hiring plumbers to work in Cañon City and Pueblo Colorado.

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How Old Is Your Water Heater?

If your water heater is 10 years old or older, than you may want to read this...

Starting TODAY, April 16, 2015 - Federal mandates will require all water heater manufacturers to increase the energy factors on all water heaters that they produce from this day forward. What exactly is this and what does it mean?

Here is some information as presented on the Bradford White website to clarify a little bit about this new mandate.

On April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor (EF) requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA). These new requirements call for higher energy factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, and oil water heaters, ...

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The Big Boss in action. This guy never stops working. John T. Fontecchio III, owner of Johnny's Plumbing & Hydronics, is shown here working out all the details for the complete remodel of the old Daily Record Building in Cañon City. This building will soon become the new second location for Sol Vista Health. John is famous for his amazing plumbing knowledge and ability to overcome nearly any plumbing challenge that is thrown at him. He is often hired out by architects and engineers to assist with plumbing system designs, layouts, and recommendations. When you are in need of a plumber, call Johnny's Plumbing & Hydronics and allow them to show you why they have been voted "Best Plumber" 10 years in a row by the citizens of Fremont ...

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Are you ready to change out that old water heater and step into the world of endless hot water?

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