Utilizing Duel Fuel In Your Home

Are you looking for the most energy efficient method for maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home year ‘round?

Perhaps you are thinking about installing a heat pump. A heat pump, as part of a central heating and cooling system, uses the outside air to both heat a home in winter and cool it in summer. A heat pump is very energy efficient—to a point. That point is right around 35 degrees. This is because a heat pump uses heat from the outdoors to warm your home. It can do this very effectively even at temperatures in the 40s. But once the outdoor temperature drops below 35 degrees, there’s no longer any heat left to pull. At this point the backup heat source inside the heat pump system takes over. Also known as the Auxiliary Heat or Emergency Heat, this is the most expensive, inefficient way to heat a home.

On the other hand, a natural gas furnace produces wonderful warm heat. It’s reliable and doesn’t care what the outside temperature is. The downside is that it costs a little more to heat with gas, both because a furnace can’t take advantage of the ambient air temperature like a heat Continue reading

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Pfister kitchen collection (KBIS/IBS Preview)

Pfister’s Stellen kitchen collection includes pull-down kitchen and pull-down bar/prep faucets in polished chrome, stainless steel, and matte black. The forward-only pivot handle controls both volume and temperature with one movement. The pull-down spray head can be extended to reach any area of the sink. Users can choose between soft stream, spray, and pause with the push of a button on the spray head. The AccuDock system ensures the spray head stays in place.

Pfister. www.pfisterfaucets.com. Booth #W117

Source: PM Magazine Kitchen and Bath

Culligan Industrial Water Reverse Osmosis System

Culligan’s Industrial Water Reverse Osmosis System benefits include removal of more than 99% of contaminants, including dissolved minerals, bacteria, and other impurities; production of water suitable for high-purity applications, such as for boiler feed and food and beverage production; and a modular design for commercial and industrial customers to select from a wide range of pre-designed and custom options and configure it to their exact requirements. It uses the latest in low-energy, high-efficiency membrane technology to produce reliable high-quality water. It is available for flow requirements from 22 to 200 gpm with salinity levels up to 4,500 ppm.

Culligan International. www.culligan.com

Source: PM Magazine Water Quality