March 21st, 2013
This week a motion was filed with U.S. Court of Appeals to request a stay or delay from the May 1 effective date for the Regional Efficiency Standards in the Northern Region. The motion, which was filed by the Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) echoes comments presented to the court by HARDI (Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International) regarding the uncertainty that this looming deadline has brought upon the entire HVACR industry. HARDI will be filing a response in support of the motion to stay or delay the deadline. This motion is necessary, because as of the publication of this email, the court has not yet agreed to accept the proposed settlement agreement between the American Public Gas Association (APGA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Until the court officially accepts this settlement, the May 1 compliance date still stands and it will be illegal to install a non-compliant residential gas furnace in the Northern Region. To date, the DOE has yet to respond to two requests for a delay in the effective date, thus forcing stakeholders to ask the court to intervene.To reiterate, a settlement has been proposed regarding regional efficiency standards for residential gas furnaces in the Northern Region, but as of today the court has yet to accept this settlement. There is no timetable for when the court may rule on both the APGA/DOE settlement. Because of uncertainty regarding the proximity of the May 1 compliance date, AHRI has filed a motion to stay or delay the effective date and HARDI will be filing a supportive response.
In summary, the court has been dragging their feet in approving the settlement between the American Public Gas Association and the Department of Energy, filed on January 11, 2013, which would vacate the current May 1, 2013 deadline. The court still has until April 30th to either accept the settlement, or issue a stay or delay on the May 1st effective date. If the court does neither, the April 30, 2013, deadline for the installation of 80+ furnaces in our market area will go into effect as original mandated. Then, the ban on the installation of 80+ furnaces will continue from May 1st until the court rules.
January 29th, 2013
With the recent thaw and rains in Central Indiana your sump pump is probably working overtime. Is it keeping up with the amount or water that is coming? Every time a storm knocks the power out to you home are you hoping it will come on as quick as possible so your basement doesn’t flood? Have B&W Plumbing and Heating install piece of mind with a Combonation Sump Pump system.
The new PHCC Pro Series, “Pair of Pumps” combination systems, couples an energy efficient primary sump pump and battery backup sump pump into one compact system. The primary pump operates off AC power. If the power is interrupted, or more water is coming into the sump than the AC pump can handle, the backup sump pump will begin pumping automatically.
The combination systems also contain unique monitoring features that warns the homeowner if the power goes out, battery fluid is low, backup pump was activated, or if the battery is discharged, defective, or battery terminals need cleaning. In addition the PS-C33 pump controller can send an alarm signal to a home security system or auto dialer.
- Energy efficient permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor
- Continuous duty rated
- Dual float switches on primary and backup pumps
- Automatically switches to battery power when AC fails
- Backup pump will assist primary pump if excessive amounts of water are entering the sump
- Detects irregularities, sounds an alarm, and pinpoints problems and solutions on control panel
- Maintains and recharges battery automatically
- Alarm can be silenced during a power outage
- Output terminals for connection to a security system or auto-dialer (PS-C33 only)
- Can accommodate two (2) B2200 batteries for 16 hours of continuous pumping (PS-C33 only)
- 3-year warranty
- Water cooled (no oil to leak)
Call 317-243-3581 and have your Combination Sump Pump System installed today.
March 20th, 2012
With the early warm weather, now is the time to have your air conditioning system tuned up. Call 317-243-3581 or click the ”Need Service?” link above and schedule your tune up!
November 28th, 2011
Remember to remove your garden hose or hose reel from your outside spigot before it freezes outside. Leaving the hose attached during freezing and thawing conditions will damage the faucet.