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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  • 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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  • Avoiding the Top 7 Plumbing Stereotypes
    Avoiding the Top 7 Plumbing Stereotypes

    Avoiding the Top 7 Plumbing Stereotypes

    What do people think of when they think of plumbers? If you asked 100 people this question, you’d likely get a full range of answers.

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  • DIY Mistakes That Plumbers Have to Fix
    DIY Mistakes That Plumbers Have to Fix

    DIY Mistakes That Plumbers Have to Fix

    The internet features a lot of construction and repair information aimed at do-it-yourselfers. YouTube tutorials are perfect for straightforward jobs like replacing a garbage disposal. However, things can go wrong quickly…

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  • Water Main Joint Restraints
    Water Main Joint Restraints

    Water Main Joint Restraints

    Water main joints are susceptible to movement, and ultimately failure, when impacted by a sudden thrust of water pressure.

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  • 5 Keys to a Healthy Septic System
    5 Keys to a Healthy Septic System

    5 Keys to a Healthy Septic System

    As a professional working in the well and septic industry, you’ve probably seen more than your fair share of septic tank backups. While these situations aren’t fun for anyone involved, they can be especially hard on a homeowner.

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  • 5 Types of Septic Tanks
    5 Types of Septic Tanks

    5 Types of Septic Tanks

    Modern plumbing plays a huge part in making our lives more comfortable and preventing the spread of disease. Plumbing systems deliver a reliable source of clean drinking water and remove sewage and wastewater.

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