Central Vacuum Systems Versus Standard Vacuum Cleaning Units
Most people use a standard unit to vacuum their homes, but this can be cumbersome when moving the unit from room to room. Installing a central vacuum cleaner system has become a very common practice for many people today due to the convenience of the system. According to CentralVacuum.com, having a central vacuum system in the home, is less costly than having an up-scale, portable vacuum cleaning unit.
PANASONIC INTRODUCES NEW FILTERED SUPPLY AIR FANS DESIGNED TO MEET GREEN BUILDING VENTILATION REQUIREMENTS
At the 2012 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo),Panasonic Home & Environment Company debuts its new line of WhisperSupply-Wall™ fans – the only filtered supply solution in the market designed specifically to meet ASHRAE 62.2 requirements for make-up/supply air. Easy to install in both new construction and retrofit applications, the WhisperSupply-Wall FV-01WS1 and FV-04WS1 will be available April 2012.
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Whether used to add warmth to an interior, enhance curb appeal or create a stunning outdoor living space, Western Red Cedar will enhance your customers’ project and improve your bottom line. Assure yourself of quality and reliability, purchase Real Cedar from members of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.
Clients who like an industrial or loft-style look may be interested in Crowder’s Round Track sliding-door hardware. The exposed stainless steel bar and concave wheels are capable of supporting as much as 400 pounds. Thanks to precision-ground ball bearings, the wheels roll smoothly and silently, says the maker. The hardware needed for a 3/0 door costs about $2,000, and for a 4/0 door, about $2,300.
For outlets certain to become dedicated charging stations, consider installing a Combination USB Charger With Tamper-Resistant Receptacle. Its twin USB charging ports add capacity and eliminate the need for a bulky adaptor. According to the manufacturer, using this receptacle rather than a traditional charger to charge a cellphone can save about $30 per year in electricity. It costs about $18.
What is Nuheat Cable?
Nuheat, the premier manufacturer of easy-to-install electric floor warming systems, introduces its latest floor warming solution, the Nuheat Cable System.
Nuheat Cable System offers the ultimate in installation flexibility. Contractors can make on-site adjustments to the floor heating coveragefor any room including those with curves and angles. Available in both 120V and 240V, the Nuheat Cable System is only 3/16″ thick making it ideal for both remodeling and new construction projects.
The Nuheat Cable System can be used in conjunction with the Nuheat Mats. For instance, you may use a standard mat to cover the bulk of the floor space of your project and cover the areas that the mat does not cover with a Nuheat Cable system. As long as the combined amperage of the mat(s) and cable(s) is below 15 amps, you may use a single thermostat. The Nuheat Cable System can of course be used by itself as well.
In addition to offering complete onsite customizing, another great benefit of the Nuheat Cable System is its ability to be used in wet applications which means warm shower floors and shower seats are now possible.
Meet Nest, the world’s first Learning Thermostat.
Nest learns from your temperature adjustments, programs itself to keep you comfortable, and guides you to energy savings. You can control the thermostat from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or laptop, and Nest never stops learning, even as your life and the seasons change.
The 3M company is famous for Scotch Tape, but that’s not where it stops. One of their latest products, 8067 Flashing Tape, designed for air and water sealing at building cracks and junctions, is impressing builders with its flexibility and tenacious grip under all kinds of conditions. Here’s a video of 8067 tape in action on a job site in zero-degree weather in Minnesota
Ipe Clip Extreme for hardwood decking brings an innovation to the deck fastener market: the fiberglass-reinforced plastic clips have a stainless steel reinforcing insert for strength, and attach with stainless steel star-drive screws for a positive connection with no face nailing.