New Technology

Water Main Line Replacement

Is it possible to replace a water main line without damaging the yard above? What does the difference look like? Watch the video below to find out!

Video Transcript:

Hey Everyone!

I’m steve and this is Nick. We’re plumbers over at First Call Jewel! We just replaced a water main over at a customer’s home. Today’s kind of a unique day because the next door neighbor actually is doing the same type of work replacing their water main but they’re doing it with a different company.

What we really wanted to show you today is that we are using a technology that actually pulls the pipe underneath the ground and saves your yard from a lot of damage. So we’re going to show you here real quick is from the curb to where we started and then to the home. Let me just show you here.

The piping, we took from the curb out near the sidewalk and ran it underground all the way up to the side of the home. And, very very minimal damage. Basically what we did is we dug one hole near the home itself and as we look around here, all of this dirt that normally would be involved is just on hole. So I’ll turn this around and you can see the yard. (Notice how the yard has been kept nice despite the project at hand).

I’m going to peek you over the fence here and let you see, I don’t want to show the other contractor here, but you can see their yard right now is getting filled in with that trench that was dug there. And it’s a lot of damage.

So I hope you enjoyed this little video, we try to utilize […]

By |Thursday, September 14th, 2017|New Technology, Plumbing, Video|Comments Off on Water Main Line Replacement

The Future of Air Conditioning

General Manager Bob Bidstrup’s thoughts on the Future of Air Conditioning:

The future of heating and air conditioning is here! New Variable speed heat pumps and air conditioners from Trane are the most comfortable and quiet available. The old way of running an air conditioner was turning the motor all the way on or all the way off. It used a huge amount of electricity to get the motor turning. The new way is it comes on at a slow speed then adjusts to just the right speed to heat or cool your home. Imagine how much less wear and tear there is to the equipment with a soft start, and a longer run cycle. This maintains the temperature in your home perfectly without over heating or over cooling. You enjoy the temperature just the way you want it.
Besides better comfort, you will enjoy the lack of noise! These units are so quiet, that sometimes you have to get right up next to it to even know it is running.

The Trane XL950 comfort control is like having a tablet device on your wall constantly communicating with the heating and cooling equipment making the many tiny adjustments to keep you comfortable. It can also show you the weather forecast, the history of runtime for the equipment, and what percentage of capacity the unit is running at right now. From your smartphone or tablet you can adjust the temperature and see what is happening in your home from anywhere in the world.

I have a Trane XV20i variable volume heat pump with a Trane XM95 modulating natural gas furnace. I am amazed at how quiet and comfortable these units are. No more noisy, power consuming hard starts, just […]

By |Thursday, May 1st, 2014|Air Conditioning, Efficient Devices, Furnace, HVAC, New Technology|Comments Off on The Future of Air Conditioning