• 02.21.24

    Bradford White hvac Energy

    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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  • 02.14.24


    Viega Announces New Manufacturing Facility in Ohio

    The 180,000 sq. ft. plant in Mantua, Ohio, is actively under construction and is expected to be operational in early 2025. BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 25, 2023 – Viega, the industry leader in press technology for metal pipe fittings and valves, announced it will build a new manufacturing facility for its ProPress® and MegaPress® products in Mantua, Ohio, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland. Viega …

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  • 02.12.24

    Economic Outlook

    2024 Economic Outlook

    A look at the latest economic and employment trends … and how you as plumbing and HVACR contractors can use them to identify where growth will occur and possibly shift your strategies. As plumbing and HVACR contractors face a host of both business challenges and opportunities this year, strategic planning and adaptability will be key factors in your company achieving success. With this report, …

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  • 01.29.24

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

    2024 National Standard Plumbing Code — Illustrated Now Available

    Ontario, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2024) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has released the 2024 edition of the National Standard Plumbing Code – Illustrated (NSPC). An updated version of the 2021 NSPC, the book may be purchased from the IAPMO web store. The 2024 NSPC provides the latest information about common materials, fixtures, devices and equipment systems …

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  • 01.24.24

    Bradford White hvac Energy

    U.S. HVAC Regulatory Environment – What to Expect in 2024

    Happy New Year everyone! After what we at Bradford White hope was a relaxing holiday season for you and your family, legislative and regulatory bodies at all levels of government are beginning to go back to work. In this post, we’ll examine what we expect to see from them in 2024 at each level of government, and how it may impact the HVAC industry. Federal The United States Department of Energy  …

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  • 01.19.24

    Southern PHC

    Southern PHC Publishes PHCCCONNECT2023 Video Recap

    Southern PHC presented this video recap of PHCCCONNECT2023, held in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 25-27, 2023.

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  • 01.08.24

    phcp pros

    PHCP Pros Publishes PHCCCONNECT2023 Recap

    Steve Smith of PHCP Pros presented this recap of PHCCCONNECT2023, held in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 25-27, 2023. "‘Best of the Best’ is always on display at PHCC’s annual event."

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  • 12.27.23

    ACHR news

    ACHR News Covers Supplier-Contractor Relationship Panel at PHCCCONNECT2023

    Herb Woerpel of ACHR News covered the session: "Collaborative Connections: Strengthening Supplier-Contractor Relationships for Success" at PHCCCONNECT2023 in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 26, 2023.

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  • 12.12.23

    Cornetta We Are Environmentalists by Trade

    We’re Environmentalists by Trade

    As plumbing and HVAC contractors, we are typically blue collar, self-employed, hard-working, and patriotic tradesmen and tradeswomen carrying the weight of the U.S. economy through essential services that Americans literally cannot live without. Plumbers and HVAC contractors have a constitutional right, like any citizen, to petition their government for a redress of grievances, a right enshrined …

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  • 12.12.23

    CEO Business Message: Cindy Sheridan

    Let’s Skate to Where the Puck Is Going to Be

    It’s a given – societal clout shifts from those who are older to those who are younger. Tomorrow inevitably belongs to the young … in terms of purchase power, cultural change, and business success. Ever since PHCC was founded 140 years ago, we have witnessed the beauty of that shift … the next generation learning from the one before it, business owners getting their children involved in the …

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