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3 Reasons To Be An Eco-Friendly Tradesperson

In this day and age it is said to be vitally important to be eco-friendly in business and in life, but if your a tradesperson does it really matter if you are an avid supporter of eco-friendly policies? Nowadays it seems like the public take an great interest in the welfare of the planet, so it fits that tradesmen and small businesses should do also.

Here are three compelling reasons to become an eco-friendly tradesperson:

AcousticEye Introduces DUET Ultra-Fast, Non-Traversing Tube and Pipe Inspection for Global NDT Industry

AcousticEye DUET

Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 -- AcousticEye Inc., a pioneer in non-traversing tube inspection for the global heat exchanger and boiler NDT (non-destructive testing) markets, today announced the introduction of its DUET™ system for ultra-fast, inner and outer diameter inspection of tubes and pipes in any shape or material.

Designed to increase operational efficiency by an order of magnitude compared to conventional inspection techniques, DUET is a highly advanced yet easy-to-use tool that requires only a single operator versus two highly skilled operators typically required. With its simple operation, automated analysis and report generation, there are minimal training requirements and far less dependency on operator expertise.

How to Run Your Air Conditioner Efficiently for Winter Savings

When the weather finally makes the big switch from blazing hot to delightfully cool, you may start to get savings on the mind. After all, the more money you save, the more you’ll have for holiday gifts, a great New Year’s Eve outfit and, of course, those pumpkin spice lattes with extra whipped cream. So when you take a break from clipping coupons and preparing your meals for the week (fast food expenses add up quickly!), take a moment to think about an often overlooked or untapped resource for savings - your air conditioner. When your HVAC unit is maintained and used correctly, you can save up to 30% off your energy bills. A few small changes can put a chunk of the money you normally spend on energy back into your pocket.

Low Flow High Pressure Showerheads Enhanced by Water Select Valves

Water Select® Valve

(PRWEB) August 03, 2013 -- News: This page examines how the Water Select® showerhead valve supports and enhances the performance of low-flow high-pressure showerheads. Water usage adds up quickly when showering. Water consciousness has prompted many to replace their vintage showerheads with low-flow high-pressure showerheads. Low-flow showerheads use less water by restricting the flow of water without restricting the water pressure; hence they are known as, low-flow high-pressure showerheads.

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa Bring the Perfect Temp to New Yorkers and the Nation

Electrolux Perfect Temp Setting

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer temperatures well on the rise, Electrolux and Kelly Ripa will team up to help New Yorkers beat the heat with a unique, one-day experience called the "Electrolux Perfect Temp Setting," located in the city's iconic Columbus Circle. Visitors will have the opportunity to step out of the heat and into a life-size structure that will feel like the inside of an Electrolux French Door Refrigerator and is designed to stay the perfect temperature, no matter what the thermometer says outside.

American Women Voted Trane as Best Air Conditioning and Heating Brand for the Home for the Second Consecutive Year

Women’s Choice Award Trane

(PRWEB) July 25, 2013 -- As the leading advocacy for female consumers, WomenCertified® is delighted to once again honor Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, with the 2013 Women’s Choice Award® for America’s Best for Home in the air conditioning and heating category. This award designation is based on a national survey among 5,000 plus women who were asked to select the brands they would most highly recommend to others.

"We're honored and pleased to be receiving the Women's Choice Award for the second year in a row," said Gary Michel, president, Residential Solutions, Ingersoll Rand. "As a leading manufacturer of indoor comfort solutions, everyone at Trane is committed to innovation, reliability and excellence for all of our customers."

Ultimate Comfort Heating Is Celebrating Its 2nd Anniversary

Ultimate Comfort Heating Flyer

Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 -- The owners of Ultimate Comfort Heating in Portland, OR are proud to announce the celebration of their second birthday since starting the Portland based HVAC company! Teresa and Ralph Shafer have over 17 years invested in the HVAC industry, while Dave Pershing has been in the industry for over 30 years. Dave and Ralph have worked for many HVAC companies in the Portland area including Jacobs Heating, Specialty Heating, AAA Heating & Cooling, Pyramid Heating and Comfort Mechanical. They decided to take their experience and start Ultimate Comfort in order to provide their customers with the best service and options in the area.

Coinciding with their second anniversary are some great developments for them and the industry as whole including financing options and new product releases. Ultimate Comfort has teamed up with some great organizations to offer flexible financing options including Banner Bank, OnPoint Community Credit Union and GE Capital. One of the great options includes 12 months of interest free financing.

McCoy’s Primed to Open New Location in Houston Area

McCoy's Announces New Store Plans in Dayton, TX

(PRWEB) July 14, 2013 -- The company felt it was the perfect time to explore the area northeast of Houston because of recent economic development and the optimistic spirit of the community. The Dayton Community Development Corporation’s website boasts a steady growth rate and many young families eager for economic expansion.

The nearby Baytown and Cleveland McCoy’s stores have experienced the growth in the area firsthand. “Our delivery trucks nearby were making trips to Dayton every day,” explains Real Estate Manager Phil Hutchinson. “Since we’ve already been serving the residents of Dayton, we are excited to officially become part of the community.”

LIXIL to Acquire ASD Americas Holding Corp., Parent of American Standard Brands

American Standard

TOKYO, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/-- LIXIL Corporation (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Yoshiaki Fujimori), today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of ASD Americas Holding Corp., the parent company of American Standard Brands (Headquarters: New Jersey, US; President and CEO: Jay Gould, hereafter called "American Standard") at an enterprise value of $542 million (53.1 billion JPY, $1=98JPY) from an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. ("Sun Capital") (Headquarters: US).

Common Bathroom Renovation and Repair Problems

Bathroom Renovation Problems

It's possible to start a bathroom renovation project or repairs without even considering any underlying plumbing issues, but to take this approach usually ends in disaster. Some plumbing problems are easily fixed and easy plumbing jobs can be safely done by the handy homeowner, but more difficult bathroom renovation issues should only be repaired by a licensed plumber - it's important to know the difference.

Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Before you begin your bathroom renovation job or any major repairs, do an audit of the current plumbing problems there might be with your system and setup. You need to consider the following plumbing issues.

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