• 05.13.24

    PHCC Connect

    PHCC CONNECT 2024 Conference: A Stage for Forming Authentic Connections

    Plumbing and HVAC contractors are encouraged to register for event held on Oct. 7-10, 2024. FALLS CHURCH, Va. (May 13, 2024) — Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), invites plumbing and HVAC contractors to make plans now to be part of PHCC CONNECT 2024.

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  • 04.24.24

    Bradford White Water Heaters

    CARB Proposes a Statewide Zero Emission Space and Water Standard

    On February 28, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) put forth a landmark proposal to require all space and water heater equipment sold in the state of California to meet zero-emissions by a set date. The proposal comes on the heels of the Zero-NOx space and water heating standards adopted by Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) in March 2023, and recent Zero-NOx water heating …

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  • 04.17.24

    federated insurance - Safety and risk management

    Federated Insurance® Chairman Jeffrey E. Fetters Announces Retirement; Nicholas R. Lower to be Appointed Company’s Next Chairman

    Long-time Chairman of the Federated Insurance Companies, Jeffrey E. Fetters, announced his planned...

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  • 03.26.24

    Bradford White Water Heaters

    Proposed HFC Refrigerant Regulations Threaten Regulatory Stability

    At the beginning of this year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposed amendments to how the state regulates HFC refrigerant gasses that are contained within appliances. While other states have been content to largely follow the lead established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on regulating these substances, DEC’s proposal represents an …

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  • 03.18.24

    Solutions - Header - Recruitment

    Solutions You Can Use: Effectively Leveraging Social Media for Recruitment

    The following is an excerpt from a PHCC Solutions magazine article written by Sheryl S. Jackson for the upcoming Spring 2024 edition of the magazine. The article focuses on how businesses can leverage social media platforms to better recruit new employees. Below is a bulleted list featured at the end of the article, summarizing different ways…

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  • 03.15.24

    Cornetta plumber

    I Was Born to Be a Plumber

    I’ve mentioned before how my grandfather began this journey back in 1946. The country was still recovering from the war, and thousands of veterans were returning home. Housing and building demands put the trades on warp speed. My grandfather stood 5’ 6” tall, established a business, and had the work ethic of 10 men. It’s hard to imagine starting a business in today’s web of regulations and; …

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  • 03.13.24


    PHCC’s Chuck White Interviewed on Plumbing and Mechanical’s “And So It Flows” Podcast

    Chuck White, PHCC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, appeared recently on Plumbing & Mechanical's "And So it Flows" podcast. The episode, titled "Legislative and regulatory issues affecting PHVAC contractors in 2024" featured a discussion of legislative and regulatory actions that contractors should be aware of in the coming year. Legislative and regulatory issues affecting PHVAC …

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  • 03.11.24

    Plumbing & Mechanical Women in Plumbing

    Four PHCC Members Featured in P&M’s 10 Influential Women in the Plumbing Industry

    Nicole Krawcke of Plumbing & Mechanical recently published a piece titled "Celebrating 10 Influential Women in the Plumbing Industry - Ten leading women share the value of a career in the trades, and how to attract more women into the field." We were so pleased to see that FOUR of the 10 women featured are proud PHCC contractors! Congratulations to Katie Byrd of Clarksburg Plumbing, Amy Hart …

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  • 03.01.24

    federated insurance - Safety and risk management

    Federated Insurance Launches 2½-Day Risk Management Academy Offering for All Industries in June

    Federated Insurance® is excited to formally invite business owners in all industries to attend one of our complimentary 2½-Day Risk Management Academy (RMA) offerings from June 4-6, 2024. Led by risk management professionals, this session will be held at Federated’s Home Office in Owatonna, Minnesota. Often, business owners may find themselves so busy in the… more

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  • 02.21.24

    Bradford White Water Heaters

    By What Authority? A Brief Overview of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)

    In 2023, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) was very active in regulating residential water heater and boiler product efficiencies, as has been addressed in this column previously. But what gives DOE the authority to take such actions, and what exactly are they allowed and not allowed to do? The answer to these questions come from EPCA. It is a federal law that was passed in 1975 and …

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