Knowledge Center

Check out the First Supply Knowledge Center for our growing collection of articles to help keep you up-to-date on current topics and trends. Stay ahead of the competition with a selection of topics about the HVAC, Plumbing, PVF, Well & Septic and Waterworks industries.

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  • The Sticky Subject of Duct Tape
    The Sticky Subject of Duct Tape

    The Sticky Subject of Duct Tape

    Duct Tape is well-known as a versatile, somewhat sketchy, repair solution. But those in the HVAC field know that despite the name, Duct Tape isn’t the best choice to seal ducts. Most people go so far as to say the tape shouldn’t be used for sealing ducts.

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  • Retrofitting Commercial Bathrooms with Touchless Technology
    Retrofitting Commercial Bathrooms

    Retrofitting Commercial Bathrooms with Touchless Technology

    Sensing technologies for hands-free activation improves the overall hygine and cleanliness in the restroom, improves user accessibility in compliance with ADA, while also conserving water and energy.

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  • Nu-Calgon iWave Air Purifying Devices
    Nu-Calgon iWave

    Nu-Calgon iWave Air Purifying Devices

    iWave is an air purifying device that installs in any air conditioning or heating system. When air passes over the iWave, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke, and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts.

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  • Touchless Faucet Options
    Touchless Faucet Options

    Touchless Faucet Options

    With the outbreak and spread of Covid-19, commercial and residential customers are looking for ways to decrease the spread of illness. Minimizing contact with faucet handles can further slow the spread of communicable disease.

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  • Leak Beating Products
    Leak Beating Products

    Leak Beating Products

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that over 1 trillion gallons of water a year are wasted because of leaking pipes and plumbing fixtures. Allowing leaks to continue unchecked is like flushing good money down the drain.

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  • 3 Easy Ways to Improve HVAC System Performance
    3 Easy Ways to Improve HVAC System Performance

    3 Ways to Improve HVAC System Performance

    Any HVAC system that is functioning properly will maintain reasonable indoor temperatures. But, if you’re looking to take performance to the next level, there are a few add-ons that can make indoor spaces even more comfortable and efficient.

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  • 6 Winter Tips for HVAC Customers
    6 Winter Tips for HVAC Customers

    6 Winter Tips for HVAC Customers

    A new furnace is a big expense. And like it or not, if a unit you installed doesn’t live up to a homeowner’s expectations, you might not get the call when it comes time for a new water heater or their next HVAC installation.

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  • HVAC Air Filters and Indoor Air Quality
    HVAC Air Filters and Indoor Air Quality

    HVAC Air Filters and Indoor Air Quality

    The main purpose of an HVAC system is to maintain a comfortable environment indoors. Temperature plays a large part of this equation, but air cleanliness, or Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), also plays a part.

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  • Pros and Cons of Hydronic Heating
    Pros and Cons of Hydronic Heating

    Pros and Cons of Hydronic Heating

    Hydronic radiant heating systems use hot water and a heat exchanger to transfer warmth inside homes and commercial spaces. Some people are surprised to hear that hydronic systems heat surfaces in a structure instead of heating the air.

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  • How to Choose a Water Heater
    How to Choose a Water Heater

    How to Choose a Water Heater

    To an outsider, the thought of choosing a water heater might seem overwhelming. There are so many factors to consider and types available that most homeowners will rely on the guidance of a professional.

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