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What Is ASME-Code Welding?

When you need a boiler pipe or other pipe welded, you may see potential welders claim that their services are up to ASME code standards. What is ASME and why is code-compliant welding important? Here are some answers.

ASME Is a Premier Membership Organization

Leaders of industry, construction, and fabrication have founded well-regarded non-profit societies to promote their trades and share knowledge. Skilled-trade-related societies establish standards of best practices within their spheres of influence.

5 Clues That Your Heating System Needs Maintenance

You rely heavily on your heating system to keep your home comfortable throughout the winter. Regularly scheduled maintenance plays a crucial role in keeping your heating system in great shape. Without it, staving off bone-chilling temperatures becomes increasingly harder.

Heating system failures don't just bring discomfort but can also prove time-consuming and expensive to fix. Fortunately, most heating systems will provide several hard-to-miss clues that professional repairs are necessary. If you want to avoid the hassle of an unplanned heating system replacement this winter, then know how to identify these clues before your heating system breaks down.

 

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Your Residential Boiler: 4 Issues You Might Encounter

The idea behind a residential boiler is simple. Water flows into the system and is heated by natural gas, electricity, or oil. Next, the heated water produces steam. This steam is directed throughout your home to warm the air. The idea may be simple, but your boiler doesn’t always work that way, and potential problems can arise.

Watch for these common boiler problems and learn why each occurs and how to fix it.

5 Things to Know About Plumbing in an Older Home

Older homes, though beautiful and romantic, can also have a variety of maintenance problems. Plumbing leaks and other plumbing-related problems are common in older homes.

If you’ve just bought an older home, you should be aware of the type of plumbing problems you’re likely to face in your new house. Knowing which plumbing problems are the most common and how to identify those problems can help you take care of your property and also your family.

5 Signs Your Boiler Needs to Be Replaced

The fall season is in full swing, which means that winter is on the way. For Iowa residents, that means cooler temperatures are just around the corner. Because of this, it is a good time to inspect boilers and maintain or replace them as needed.

A household boiler is used to heat water and is also vitally important for heating your entire home. To make sure that you’re not left in the cold when winter hits, inspect your boiler to ensure that it is functioning properly. If you notice any of the following five signs during the inspection, call a professional to advise you on which direction you should go. Whether it be a minor repair or total replacement, our professionals will discern what needs to be done.

5 Energy-Saving Fall-Time Preparations for Homes and Heaters

Autumn is a transitional period when you could easily use the fireplace and the air conditioning on the same day. However, by the time October rolls around in Davenport, Iowa, the average low temperature drops to 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Soon, heaters will be churning, burning, and boiling to life across the Midwest.

You can keep energy costs down from the start of the heating season when you prepare for the cold months ahead. Take advantage of the moderate weather in autumn and follow the five tips below to be energy-wise this fall.

 

6 Tips to Save Energy While Using Your AC

You may be tempted to keep the air conditioning (AC) turned down as low as possible on the hottest summer days. You can stay indoors where it’s cold and refreshing while the outside world keeps its heat to itself.



The power bills are the painful part of the low-AC strategy. Comfort comes in many forms, and lower bills are one of the nicest comforts out there. Learn six ways to lower your energy bills this summer while you stay cool.

Tank or Tankless: Which Water Heater Is Right for Your Home?

If you need to choose a water heater for your home, you might go with what you’ve always had: a simple storage tank that heats a reserve of water waiting for your use. However, the needs of different households are variable, so there might be a better fit for your lifestyle and your budget.

There are a few different types of water heaters, and they all have their pros and cons. Learn more about the different types of heaters available and their advantages.

Tank Storage Heaters

There is a range of models and sizes, and some can be more efficient than others. They also use a variety of fuel sources, which can affect how costly the water heater is to run. Electric water heaters, for example, may cost more to heat water than a water heater fueled with natural gas or propane.

3 Reasons to Replace Your Business’s Plumbing

Water and buildings have a great relationship as long as pipes are intact and water pressure is regulated. When a building’s plumbing is out-of-date or neglected, water can become both an enemy of the structure and a missing necessity for your tenants or workers.

Most plumbing problems in commercial buildings are solved with simple, low-cost adjustments. These issues are often found during routine plumbing inspections. Other issues require upgrades or replacement of your commercial facility’s plumbing. Here are three reasons to hire professionals to replace your building’s plumbing.