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Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

May 9 2022
The U.S. has more air conditioners in homes than any other country in the world. We think that's something worth celebrating because it means more families are living comfortably in the summer heat. But if your air conditioner isn't running
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Common Noises Your HVAC Unit Makes That You Should Never Ignore

May 2 2022
America is a land of shining HVAC units. 91% of American households have at least one unit. Yet HVAC problems are just as common as the units themselves. One common problem is HVAC noise. When your HVAC unit makes noise, you need to stop and
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How Smart HVAC Can Save You Money On Your Heating and Cooling Bills

April 11 2022
Did you know that the average homeowner could use anywhere from 20 to 50 percent less energy by updating to a high-efficiency air conditioning system? High-efficiency systems require less energy to keep homes cool, but another way to use
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What To Do if Your Water Heater Is Leaking From the Bottom

April 4 2022
Are you worried that there's a problem with your water heater? Do you fear that the lack of hot water in your house is an indication of a larger issue? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about what to do if your water heater is
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It’s Easy to Upgrade Your Heating Equipment for Winter

March 14 2022
Winters in New Jersey can be brutal. You want to protect your heating equipment, so it doesn't fail on a cold winter's night! With rising inflation, you want to keep your heating bills low, and home heating upgrades will ensure your heating
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How to Start a Generator in Cold Weather: A Guide

March 7 2022
When the mercury dips below freezing, you know that winter is beginning. When it dips into the single digits and below, you've reached the dead of winter and the time of the year when you want to do nothing but curl up next to the fire with a soft
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How to Clean Chrome Bathroom Fixtures

February 14 2022
Beautiful chrome bathroom fixtures can become the crown jewel of a bathroom remodel. They sparkle and shine like the diamonds in a tiara. Unfortunately, without regular maintenance, bathroom chrome fixtures can quickly turn from the accent pieces of
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How to Fix an Air Lock in Pipes and Have Free Flowing Water Again

February 7 2022
Air Lock In Pipes Have you noticed your water running slower than usual? There can be a few reasons for low water pressure, and one that is commonly overlooked is an air lock in pipes. But this annoyance can become a real problem if it isn’t
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What Are Smart HVAC Systems?

January 10 2022
In the United States, 75% of homes use air conditioning at various points throughout the year. Most of us don’t think about it, but much of the United States are equal in latitude to the Sahara Desert. In many states it gets hot, and in
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How to Adjust HVAC Airflow and Why It Is Important

January 4 2022
During the hot and cold seasons, temperatures can reach an extreme point. New Jersey temperatures typically can reach up to 90°F in the summer and 16°F in the winter. Because of how high and low temperatures can be throughout the year, it is vital
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Furnace Maintenance Tips To Ensure a Warm Winter This Year

December 17 2021
With fall almost over, cooler temperatures are here to stay. As the weather cools, it's essential to get your furnace in good shape. Here are some helpful furnace maintenance tips for ensuring your furnace provides you with constant warmth this
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How many HVAC units do I need in a Commercial Building?

December 6 2021
There are many factors to consider when sizing HVAC systems in commercial buildings. The most important rule of thumb is to size the HVAC unit based on the load it needs to cool or heat per hour. For example, if you have a large office building that
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The Most Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 18 2021
Winter is known for beautiful snowy landscapes and less pleasant things like frozen pipes. The plumbing in your house can have particular difficulties throughout the winter. When it's below freezing outside, the water in your pipes might freeze and
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The Best Ways to Improve Your Heating System Efficiency This Winter

November 8 2021
With winter just around the corner, temperatures are dropping and days are getting shorter. As you start planning your holiday celebrations, it's the perfect time to optimize your heating system for the season. Doing so will bring much-needed relief
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How to Fix Toilet Plumbing Problems

October 18 2021
Fixing plumbing issues can be incredibly expensive, and getting a plumber to your house can be rough. That's because it's a very complicated thing to learn to do professionally. But, you don't want to call a plumber every time your toilet breaks,
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How to Prepare a Furnace for Winter

October 14 2021
In this article we will go over how to prepare a furnace for winter. Your furnace is the most important appliance within your house during the winter months. Without a properly functioning furnace, your home will be cold and uncomfortable. Beyond
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How to Prevent Plumbing Problems in Your Home

September 20 2021
When you own a home, the whole way you look at the world changes. All of a sudden "foundation issues" or "roof leak" become some of the scariest and most terrifying phrases you've ever heard. Up there on the same list includes the phrase "plumbing
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How Far Can a Standby Generator Be From the House?

September 16 2021
How far can a standby generator be from the house? This is generally simple, but there are a few things to keep in mind while doing so. First, good placement enables the generator to function effectively and safely. It will then not put the lives of
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How to Fix a Plumbing Venting Problem

August 23 2021
Modern-day plumbing separates first-world countries from third-world countries. It keeps people from contracting avoidable diseases caused by poor sewage and drainage issues in a home. While plumbing may look fairly simple, like a single pipe
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Can Too Much Rain Cause Plumbing Problems?

August 17 2021
There's nothing as peaceful as the gentle sound of rain falling with a slight rumble of thunder in the background. You can sip on a cup of hot tea and watch gently fall from the sky. But a peaceful moment such as this can quickly turn into a panic
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Do Garbage Disposals Cause Plumbing Problems? How to Avoid Issues

July 26 2021
While garbage disposals are rare in other parts of the world, in the US, we love them. Yet using a garbage disposal isn't without its risks, and you need to follow certain procedures to get the most out of yours. Do garbage disposals cause plumbing
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Round vs Elongated Toilet Seats: Which Should You Choose?

July 20 2021
Ever feel like your toilet seat is too small for you? Choosing the right toilet seat to fit your toilet bowl is important not only for looks but for comfort too.  Let's take a look at round vs. elongated toilet seats and discover what is right for
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How Far Can a Generator be from the Transfer Switch?

June 29 2021
Working with electricity is dangerous, especially if you're not experienced enough to DIY. In the following sections, we'll cover the basics of how a generator works, and why a properly installed transfer switch is so important. Efficiency, and
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5 Common Plumbing Problems Caused by Hard Water

June 23 2021
Is your home plagued by hard water? Unfortunately, chances are you have hard water running through your pipes and don't even know it. A staggering 8 out of every 10 homes in America has hard water flowing through their plumbing. While hard water
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Gurgling Toilet? Toilet Bubbles When Flushed? Here’s What to Do Next

June 3 2021
It catches you off-guard at the worst of times: a gurgling toilet. You know that your commode isn't supposed to blow bubbles, but does it mean your system is broken? What could it mean when your toilet starts to gurgle and bubble? If your
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5 Reasons Why Your Toilet Has a Weak Flush — and How to Fix It

May 27 2021
Toilets suffer from a lack of flushing power because your rim jets, waste pipe, or siphon jet could be clogged. The water levels in your tank or bowl could also be too low. If your toilet has a weak flush, you may need to adjust the system and clear
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10 Plumbing Tips And Tricks That Experts And Beginners Alike Should Know

May 5 2021
Being a homeowner comes with lots of responsibility. Aside from paying the bills and being busy with its upkeep, a home can often present you with unexpected problems. Painting or carpet issues can have easy fixes. Plumbing problems can often be
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10 Surprising Advantages Of Using Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures In 2021

March 24 2021
Guess what? The market for the plumbing industry has already hit a whopping $110 billion. With so much money flooding the plumbing sector nowadays, you might be wondering: what's the real deal about low-flow plumbing fixtures? To tell you the
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Recessed Bathroom Shelves | A Guide

March 16 2021
Have you ever struggled with storage space in your bathroom? If you stress over space to stash your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and your other bathroom essentials, then you might want to think about installing recessed bathroom shelves. These
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PEX Repipe Vs. Copper Repipe – How To Decide What’s Best For Your Project

February 19 2021
On average, residential and commercial piping can last between 25 and 100 years. As a result, many owners never have to replace the piping during their tenure at a property. When a piping refit is necessary, however, it can be a huge
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Is Your Old Heating System Still Adequate?

February 10 2021
Is Your Old Heating System Still Adequate? You stare at your boiler, contemplating whether or not it's seen better days. Don't be too hasty, it might still have a little life left in it. But how long should you use your old heating system? How do
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7 Things To Know About Plumbing

January 28 2021
Everyone knows that for the most part, owning your own property is much better than renting. Not only do you get more stability, but you also get some equity and even tax deductions. But not everything is all rainbows and sunshine when it comes to
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10 Common Plumbing Issues You Should Be Aware Of & The Average Lifespan Of Your Plumbing Components

January 14 2021
Every year, plumbing issues cost households hundreds of dollars and no shortage of unnecessary stress. With a long winter ahead, the last thing you want is for your plumbing to break down. That's why it is important to know how to identify common
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Top Reasons Why You Need to get a Plumbing Upgrade for Your Home

December 14 2020
As a homeowner, it's your responsibility to take care of your plumbing. Periodically checking for leaks, clogs and minor plumbing issues is a start. Scheduling regular maintenance with a licensed plumber is incredibly helpful too. A professional

Commercial vs. Residential Plumbing: Differences in Standards to Know

December 4 2020
The plumbing industry has experienced moderate year-over-year growth in the last decade. As a whole, the industry is now worth more than $107 billion in the United States. This continual rise should come as no surprise. Most buildings across
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What is the Best Way to Clear Your AC Condensate Drain Line?

November 20 2020
Is your air conditioning unit cutting in and out prematurely? Do you experience abnormally high humidity or musty odors when you turn on your AC? If it's not the thermostatic shower valve it's something else, are we right? Responsible for keeping
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Central AC Supplies – Why You Should Maintain Your AC

November 11 2020
3 Reasons to Maintain Your Central AC The heat is on. You are sweating, you are uncomfortable, and you need relief. You can run down and get an iced coffee, but that coffee will be gone before you know it. No one wants to add another chore to their
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5 Best Hand Tools for HVAC Technicians

October 30 2020
As an HVAC technician, it's crucial to your career and your safety that you have the right tools on hand anytime you head to a job. If you're just getting started, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which tools you should keep in your bag or
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8 Best Methods to Clear a Clogged Shower Drain

October 13 2020
Few things are worse than enjoying your shower and then realizing that your drain is clogged and you're standing in ankle-deep water. If you've experienced a clogged shower drain, you know what we're talking about. A clogged shower drain can be
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5 Common HVAC Problems (And How To Fix Them!)

September 30 2020
The heating and cooling systems in your house probably don't garner much attention from you. That is, of course, until something is going wrong. We count on them to keep our homes warm or cool depending on the season and assume it will happen. So,
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12 AC Maintenance Tips From Hanover Supply

September 15 2020
AC Maintenance Tips A well-maintained air conditioner can last approximately 12 to 17 years. The actual life of your system will depend on various factors including the weather in your area, how heavily you use the system, and how well you take
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A Proven Leader In Unique Bathroom Vanities in NJ

August 28 2020
The right bathroom vanity enhances your bath interior and keeps the space organized. Hanover Supply Company is a leader in bathroom vanities supply in the New Jersey area. With a comprehensive selection of bath vanities and products to fit all needs
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Hanover Supply | Your One-Stop Shop For Cabinet Hardware In NJ

August 27 2020
A minor kitchen remodel will give you, on average, an 87 percent return on investment. And a middle-of-the-road bathroom update can bring back 70 percent of the cash you put in. One simple way to spruce up these money-making spaces is with
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How Eco-Friendly Toilets Help the Environment and Your Wallet

July 29 2020
Whether you’re remodeling a bathroom or starting a new construction, eco-friendly toilets are a smart option for conserving natural resources and reducing your water bill. Toilets are after all, the main source of water consumption in the
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Commercial Plumbing Supplies In Northern New Jersey

July 27 2020
Plumbers, HVAC specialists, and other expert tradespeople need a range of equipment and supplies to do their jobs. Hanover Supply has been a trusted name in New Jersey commercial plumbing supply since the first location opened in Newark in 1923.
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Why Spring HVAC Maintenance Can Save You Money

June 22 2020
Spring HVAC Maintenance - Avoid Hazards, Lower Bills An air conditioning unit is a substantial investment, and if properly cared for a unit should last for many years. When HVAC units are working well, it's easy to forget that they need
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A Selection of Top-Notch Tools and Equipment at Hanover Supply

June 17 2020
A Local Plumbing Supply Store Near You Good plumbing and HVAC equipment are essential for plumbers and other tradesmen. However, every homeowner and landlord should keep basic repair tools on hand as well. Look to Hanover Supply, a trusted name in
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Reopening Monday June 8th, 2020

June 4 2020
We are pleased to announce that beginning Monday June 8th 2020 we will be reopening our showroom Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5pm for one to one consultation with certain restrictions which we have outlined below.  There will be no evening
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Why A Quiet Gas Generator Is Good for Modern Homes

May 27 2020
No-one likes it when the power goes out. There isn't much you can accomplish in the dark and with the technology that we use these days, everyone wants to know there is power being generated from some source. Now, with the help of quiet gas
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Air Conditioning Components in Popular HVAC Systems – What You Need to Know

May 22 2020
Air Conditioning Components - A Brief Guide Air conditioners have been around for over a century. On hot, humid days, nothing is better than stepping from the outdoors into the cool of your home or business. Modern HVAC systems have evolved and are
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Push-Fit Vs. Copper Plumbing – Pros and Cons of Each

April 23 2020
Push-Fit Vs. Copper Plumbing Having a little knowledge about your home's plumbing can certainly go a long way. It can save you money. Especially when you never know when plumbing issues will pop up. Everyone encounters leaky faucets or clogged
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Top 6 Faucets For Hard Water in 2020

April 15 2020
For anyone with hard water, you know the drill. You likely buy a lot of bottled water and are aware of mineral buildup in water pipes. Hard water can make your coffee or tea taste strange. And it can lead to several daily issues, including itchy
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The Difference Between Ceramic And Vitrified Tiles

March 25 2020
Renovations are fun, especially when you get to choose different furniture and wall applications for kitchens and bathrooms. One of the most popular items on anyone's list these days is tile. Walk into any home improvement store, swing on over to
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Stock Vs. Custom Cabinets – How To Choose Between Them

March 19 2020
Everyone loves a kitchen makeover. One of the most important decisions you can make is deciding whether to use stock or custom cabinets. You've been to the stores and perhaps even watched shows or videos on which type is best and you're still
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10 HVAC Tips and Tricks for 2020

February 21 2020
Have you been looking for HVAC tips and tricks and coming up with nothing worthwhile? There's lots of that online these days! You’re now in the right place when it comes to knowing about all things HVAC! There are things you can do at home
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5 Innovative Plumbing Tools for Your Home & Business

January 28 2020
While everyone should have basic plumbing tools in their home toolkit to deal with clogs, drips, and leaks, there’s an exciting world beyond hacksaws, metal files, and pipe wrenches. Innovative plumbing tools are developed based on trends and
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4 Common HVAC Issues & How to Fix Them

January 15 2020
Common HVAC Issues The most common issues that occur with a Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) System are: Restricted or poor quality airflow Water damage and leaking ducts Failure of the system to cool properly A heat
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New Jersey Trade Equipment Supply

December 16 2019
Our Trade Equipment Whether you are in the HVAC business or you are a DIY-er, there is nothing like working with the best equipment in the business to enhance your performance. Here at Hanover Supply Company, we carry every piece of trade equipment
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Is A Remote Power Generator The Right Fit For You?

December 6 2019
Benefits of A Remote Power Generator A remote power generator is useful in a range of different situations, not least of all when other power sources are insufficient or unattainable. Many industries rely on electric remote power generators as part
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Faucet Types For Your Home’s Needs

November 12 2019
Faucet Types If you are thinking of replacing your faucets and have been to the store to check them out, you've seen that they are anything but alike. These days, there are four primary faucet types. You may have noticed that the faucets in your
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Which Kitchen Cabinet Accessories Do You Really Need?

November 8 2019
Kitchen Cabinet Accessories At Hanover Supply Company, we specialize in supplying remodeling products to our residential customers, including kitchen cabinet accessories. We support both homeowners and trade professionals with years of supply
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Generator Tools

September 16 2019
Generator Tools At Hanover Supply For all of your commercial plumbing, heat and cooling supplies, remodeling products, and tools, you can't beat Hanover Supply Co. We have been around since 1923, starting in Newark, NJ and moving to locations in
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Round Vs. Elongated Toilet Seats

September 5 2019
Decisions, Decisions: Round Vs. Elongated Toilet Seats Let's face it: you can't put a round peg in a square hole. Your choice of toilet bowl will determine what type of toilet seat you'll be using. So, which is it for you? Let’s look at round vs.
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HVAC Systems for Mobile Homes

August 22 2019
Choosing the Right HVAC System for Your Mobile Home Mobile homes, also known as manufactured homes, come in single wide and double wide styles in a range of sizes and floor plans. Most of them, but not all, built after 1976 have ductwork that can
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Pex Tubing Problems and Pex Tubing Pros

August 15 2019
Overview Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) supply pipe may be the biggest breakthrough in the world of plumbing since the flush toilet. PEX is a type of flexible plastic that is currently being used to replace traditional copper and galvanized steel
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Sizing a Gas Regulator

July 30 2019
Sizing A Gas Regulator - An Overview A gas regulator controls the overall amount of pressure in a combustible gas line. There are two basic types of gas regulators: one used with natural gas; the other with propane. Safe, efficient operation of
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Choosing Cabinets for Your Mobile Home

July 23 2019
Mobile Home Cabinets You’ve decided to spruce up the kitchen in your mobile home by getting rid of the tired items to create a bright new space that will be a joy to cook in. Good for you! The best place to start your remodel planning is by
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HVAC Supply In New Jersey

June 20 2019
HVAC Supply NJ Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology used for keeping your home comfortable in summer, winter, spring and fall. It is an important part of all residential and business structures including single family
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Hanover Supply’s Kitchen and Bathroom Showroom in Northern New Jersey

May 29 2019
Our NJ Kitchen Showroom Over our years of serving the needs of Northern New Jersey’s tradesman, Hanover Supply has grown in size and we have many new display possibilities. In the 1970s, we launched one of the first full-service showrooms in the
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HVAC Cooling Tools

May 24 2019
Cooling Tools Heating and cooling tools are used for temperature and climate control and testing in many environments. Some of these tools are designed for specific purposes (see our hand tools for hvac article). For instance, AC manifold gauges
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Generators from Hanover Supply in Northern New Jersey

March 22 2019
NJ Generators At Hanover Supply, we have generator brands that work for localized emergencies or remote power needs. In fact we have a large selection of generators and generator tools to keep your customers’ generators running smoothly
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Our Bathroom Fixtures In NJ

March 15 2019
Bathroom Fixtures in NJ At Hanover Supply in NJ, we carry a huge inventory of bathroom fixtures and products. Everything from racks to sinks and cabinetry, to bathtubs and toilets. Bathrooms need to accommodate the right mix of fittings and
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How to Find the Best Snips for the Job

February 28 2019
Best Snips - Reviews For our plumbing professionals out there - check out our previous article if you are interested in adding some new plumbing tools to your collection. A snip is a type of hand shear designed to cut thin sheet metal and other
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HVAC Safety

February 15 2019
HVAC Safety – How to Avoid Accidents The technology associated with HVAC systems requires that knowledgeable, experienced personnel well-trained in how to avoid the hazards that accompany working in the HVAC field stay on top of minimizing
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New Plumbing Tools To Add To Your Collection

January 25 2019
New Plumbing Tools At Hanover Supply in New Jersey we like to stay on top of new plumbing tools as they make their way into the marketplace. In this article we are looking at several new plumbing tools on the market for those of you who either work
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Self-Adhesive Cork Tiles – Pros and Cons

January 8 2019
Self-Adhesive Cork Tiles Cork is a natural, renewable, sustainable substance, great for flooring, and a wide variety of projects around the house. Self-adhesive cork tiles can be used anywhere indoors and easily cut with a Stanley knife. It is
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The Best Supplier of Tools in NJ – Hanover Supply Company

December 27 2018
Commercial Tools in NJ When it comes to the best place to get commercial plumbing, heating and cooling supplies, DIY remodeling products, product redistribution or any other tools in NJ, you simply cannot beat Hanover Supply Company. We specialize
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Most Common Plumbing Mistakes

November 15 2018
Common Plumbing Mistakes Who doesn't love being a weekend warrior? Especially when it comes to all those great home projects that you line up for yourself. Every time you walk around in your favorite home improvement store, those videos you pass
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Most Common Kitchen Faucet Problems

November 8 2018
Faucet Problems One of the most common problems you can run into in your kitchen is kitchen faucet problems. How they start is often a mystery, but there are ways to fix what's happening so you can return to what matters most – creating beautiful
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Types of Heating Systems – Explained

October 30 2018
Types of Heating Systems If you are in the market for a new heating system, or know the time is getting close, there are diverse heating technologies that stand ready to replace your old one. All of the types of heating systems listed below can be
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Best Ways to Improve HVAC Efficiency

October 9 2018
Improve HVAC Efficiency HVAC systems are often the biggest users of your energy costs, so using them in the most efficient ways will make a big difference for you. There are definite ways to improve HVAC efficiency and here are 8 of the best.
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Toilet Pipe Clogged – You Don’t Need to Call a Plumber

August 29 2018
Toilet Pipe Clogged Is your toilet pipe clogged? Does your flushing seem slower or weaker than usual? Is there water resurfacing in your sink, shower or elsewhere? Do you have a loose toilet handle? You may feel that you need to call a plumber, but
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How to Choose Wall-Mounted Office Shelves

August 16 2018
Wall-Mounted Office Shelves There are quite a number of important factors to consider when choosing wall-mounted office shelves. It's highly recommended to go for a shelving system that incorporates exceptional flexibility, is easy to use, and at
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Cleaning Natural Wood Cabinets – Restore Shine With These Easy Steps

August 8 2018
Natural Wood Cabinets Reviving a beaten wood cabinet can be hard, but with a thorough cleaning you can restore natural wood cabinets to their former glory. Also have laminate cabinets? See our guide on how to refinish laminate cabinets in 10 easy
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What are the Long Term Effects Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

July 30 2018
Long Term Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning This week we are covering a common safety issue. Click here for last week's article on how to fix a leaky faucet. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when someone
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[DIY] How to Fix a Leaky Faucet in 6 Easy Steps

July 20 2018
How To Fix a Leaky Faucet Are you being kept awake at night by an ominous dripping sound? You may have a leaky sink or bathtub fixture and thus need to learn how to fix a leaky faucet. Having a leaky faucet can be a harrowing experience. Over
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How to Refinish Laminate Cabinets in 10 Easy Steps

July 10 2018
Why Refinish Laminate Cabinets? Most people assume that you can't refinish laminate kitchen cabinets, but this isn't true! You can update the look of your outdated old laminate cabinets and make them look new and modern again. Just like recessed
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When To Increase The Shower Pressure Pump

June 21 2018
Shower Pressure Pump An increase in the shower pressure pump is often a necessity for a pleasant showering experience these days. After all, we all enjoy taking a nice hot shower every day, but low water pressure can kill the vibe of bath
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Easy DIY Limescale Removal & Limescale Prevention

June 7 2018
Limescale Removal and Limescale Prevention You may have noticed that white crust or unpleasant light white coating on your windows. That's called limescale, and now that we covered some of the nicer things like travertine countertops, today we can
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Travertine Countertops for Kitchen and Bathroom – The Pros and Cons

May 25 2018
Travertine Countertops Taking a turn from our more practical article on quiet gas generators, we now focus on home remodeling. Travertine countertops continue to soar in popularity thanks to their affordability. Similar to marble, travertine is all
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Buying a Water Fountain Pump – Some Words of Advice

May 9 2018
Choosing A Water Fountain Pump From mini split ceiling cassette air conditioning to water fountain pumps, summer is on the way! If you've just bought a new water fountain, then chances are it already has a water fountain pump. The pump should be
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Mini Split Ceiling Cassette Air Conditioning – How Does it Work?

April 18 2018
Mini Split Ceiling Cassette You might be experiencing a conundrum with heating and air conditioning in your home. You want better air conditioning for your home, but you don't want to install several different units. You've probably heard about
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How To Fix A Loose Toilet Handle With Common Tools

April 10 2018
Loose Toilet Handle You shouldn't be surprised when you eventually have a loose toilet handle, like a flooded toilet, it is only a matter of time before it happens. Toilet handles are used so often, so over time of course they will begin to loosen
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Mixing Metal Finishes – How to Achieve the Wow Factor in Home Decor

April 3 2018
Mixing Metal Finishes Taking a break from hard water stains and our other plumbing blogs, we focus on metals. As a consumer, keeping up with the trends is challenging, and rushing and mixing metal finishes without some basic knowledge can lead to
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What are Hard Water Stains and How do You Remove Them?

March 22 2018
What Are Hard Water Stains? Hard water stains are stains left behind by hard water. But what is hard water? Hard water is water with a high mineral content. 9 out of 10 homes have some hard water content. Hard water is actually quite harmless,
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5 Plumber Tips on How to Deal With a Flooded Toilet

March 19 2018
Flooded Toilet It's important to understand the causes of toilet overflow in order to know how best to deal with the problem. To begin with, common in eco-friendly toilets, a flooded toilet might be due a clogged line that causes blockage thus
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The Benefits of an Evaporative Cooling Tower

March 15 2018
Evaporative Cooling Tower Typical cooling systems use absorption refrigeration to lower temperatures. An evaporative cooling tower on the other hand lowers temperature through evaporation of water vapor into the air. An evaporative cooling tower
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Elderly Bathtub Buying Guide – Part 1: Walk-in Bathtub Pros and Cons

February 27 2018
Elderly Bathtub Guide Are you looking at elderly bathtub options? Has it become too much of a hassle getting in and out of your current bathtub? An elderly bathtub may be just what you need to have a safe and satisfying bathing experience. There
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The HVAC condenser Unit and its Key Role in Energy Efficiency

February 8 2018
HVAC Condenser Unit An HVAC condenser unit is a device that's part of the HVAC unit. Its job is to turn gas into liquid by cooling the gas. It plays a big role in energy efficiency, but there are things you need to know about taking care of your
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Refrigerated Air Units – What They are and How They Work

January 29 2018
Refrigerated Air Units As spring approaches, your Spring HVAC maintenance should be one of the first things on your to-do list.  HVAC systems are important elements meant to cool and heat up both residential and commercial buildings. These systems
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How to Know if You’re Having Toilet Fill Valve Problems

January 16 2018
Toilet Fill Valve Problems Have you ever wondered what brings in water to your untidy and not so well-maintained water tank? The piece involved here is the toilet fill valve. Is your toilet acting up? Read on to find out if you're having toilet
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How to Choose the Best Decorative Accent Tiles for Your Home Improvement Plan

December 20 2017
Decorative Accent Tiles Home improvements are sometimes tedious. It can be hard to choose what you want. Some of the never ending questions are: Which color scheme? Do you get new door handles? Perhaps break the adjoining wall
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What is the Best Method for Brazing Copper Pipe?

December 14 2017
Brazing Copper Pipe Brazing copper pipe has been, for many years, one of the most common methods of connecting copper tube and fitting. This method is especially useful when great joint strength is needed. Typically, great joint strength is
water conditioning systems

Water Conditioning Systems Guide, Part 1: A Brief Overview

November 28 2017
Water Conditioning Systems In a previous article we gave as brief an overview as possible on the most popular methods of hard water treatment. Now, we're going to go into more specific detail about water conditioning systems. Terminology Of Water
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What are the Hard Water Treatment Methods Available?

November 24 2017
Hard Water Treatment Last week we covered shaker cabinets hardware placement. This week it's on to another practical topic - hard water treatment! There are many different methods of hard water treatment available. For the most part they can be
shaker cabinets hardware placement

Shaker Cabinets Hardware Placement: The What, How and Why

November 8 2017
Shaker Cabinets Hardware Placement Shaker cabinets are deceptively simple. Their flat panels are a sharp contrast to the complex engraved panels and arched detailing of traditional cabinets. Shaker cabinets hardware contributes to the decor and
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HVAC – Why Mixing Refrigerants is Illegal and Impractical

October 19 2017
Mixing Refrigerants Refrigerants are chemical mixtures of various substances. They normally undergo various states of existence, from liquid to gas and back during the HVAC cycle. Due to the destructive effects of the compositions of
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4 Affordable Ways to Give Your Flat Front Cabinets a Makeover

October 10 2017
Flat Front Cabinets Remember that blog we wrote on bamboo cabinetry? Well we're back with more ideas! Want an easy affordable way to change the look of your kitchen? Give your flat front cabinets a makeover. It's simple to do and gives your kitchen
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Why the Thermostatic Shower Valve is an Important Safety Device

October 4 2017
Thermostatic Shower Valve Scenario: No Valve Have you finally got burned out (pun intended) on getting burned in the shower? Or perhaps it's the other way around and you're tired of experiencing the shock of cold water during your pleasant hot
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Plumbing Tools List for a Beginner Plumber

September 26 2017
Plumbing Tools List Plumbing is one of the most enjoyable and exciting careers. It entails various activities such as installation, repair, maintenance of pipes and other equipment used in the distribution of water and disposal of waste in both
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The Benefits of Having A Mini Duct Air Conditioner

September 12 2017
Mini Duct Air Conditioner A mini duct air conditioning system is a new innovation that uses a rectangular or circular trunk. How does a Mini Duct Air Conditioner work? It's placed outside a home or establishment. It has a high-pressure
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Freestanding Tub Shower Combo: Luxurious Small Bathroom Setup

August 31 2017
What's A Freestanding Tub Shower Combo? A freestanding tub shower combo is defined as a bathtub + built in shower that's completed on all sides and can stand alone. Freestanding tubs are more similar to furniture compared to tubs that are
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Engineered Quartz Tile vs Quartz vs Quartzite: Which one is Better?

August 25 2017
Engineered Quartz Tile | Quartz | Quartzite Last month we covered melanine kitchen cabinets, now it is time for kitchen counter top materials. You might have heard of all these different terms: quartzite, quartz, engineered quartz tile, and
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How to Replace Your Leaking Toilet Tank Bolts

August 8 2017
Leaking Toilet Tank Bolts The time may one day come when you need to replace leaking toilet tank bolts; so, you should bookmark this article and keep it handy. The majority of toilets are made of two parts: the tank and the bowl. Together they
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How to Market Your HVAC Installation Service

July 25 2017
HVAC Installation Service The HVAC market is an ever-growing market and tapping into it with your HVAC installation service is quite a smart move. However, like any business enterprise, proper brand image development through clever marketing should
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Melamine Kitchen Cabinets: The Advantages and Disadvantages

July 17 2017
Melamine Kitchen Cabinets If you're trying to expand your modern kitchen renovation budget, then chances are you've given melamine kitchen cabinets a good look. Melamine cabinets are popular because they're less expensive than solid wood cabinets,
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Sky High Water Bill – Is it Time to Check for Water Leaks?

June 27 2017
Check for Water Leaks Before Problems Arise Water leakage is a problem that always raises anxiety among property owners. Water leaks are associated with high utility bills and other consequences... Water leaks can cause the destruction of
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Caesarstone vs Granite Countertops: What’s The Deciding Factor?

June 14 2017
Caesarstone vs Granite There's plenty of debate online about caesarstone vs granite countertops. The debate revolves around two different considerations: looks and durability. Both are important factors when choosing one over the other. This
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What’s The Best Adjustable Wrench Available Today?

June 6 2017
Best Adjustable Wrench As a plumber, getting the best adjustable wrench is a tiresome exercise, especially if you're based in a heavy-duty environment. As a plumbing supply company, we know this first hand. Wrenches come in various sizes, types,
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Bamboo Cabinetry – Do the Results Measure up to the Hype?

May 26 2017
Bamboo Cabinetry Bamboo cabinetry is one of the latest trends in home improvement. In fact, bamboo in general has recently become very popular in homes and offices across North America. It's not hard to understand why; bamboo cabinetry looks
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How to Fix a Backflow in Plumbing – The Top 5 Methods

May 18 2017
Have your water outlets been producing odd looking or strange tasting water lately? This is likely due to a backflow in plumbing. This happens when water pressure in the piping is altered. It may result in an increased flow of water further down
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HVAC Tool Kits – An Introductory Guide

May 4 2017
HVAC Tool Kits Are you looking for the best way to carry your tools? Whether you're an HVAC professional in need of trade supply or someone just starting out, it can be confusing trying to select the best HVAC tool kits. As a HVAC professional
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Bathroom Vanity Top Materials: Prices, Pros and Cons

April 17 2017
Bathroom Vanity Top Materials Bathroom vanity top materials refer to the materials used for your bathroom sink/basin, countertop and the surrounding storage area. Bathroom vanity tops come in different shapes, sizes, styles, and designs depending
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Use Oak Furniture to Make Your Bathroom Design Rich

April 6 2017
Oak Bathroom Furniture Oak Wood Furniture: Choices In Abundance Creating a rich design for your bathroom is all about having choices, and nothing gives you more choices than oak bathroom furniture. Depending on your personal tastes, you can
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Why a Sewer Line Inspection is Mandatory for a New Homeowner

March 30 2017
Sewer Line Inspection Many people don't think about inspecting the sewer and septic system before buying a home. After all, living with a properly working septic system conditions us to view it as "out of sight and out of mind." However, getting a
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Why Your Kitchen is Worth Updating

March 17 2017
Modern Kitchen Renovation When homeowners entertained back in the 1950's, most party guests mainly socialized in the living room. Kitchens were not a place for conversation, in fact, they were typically located in the back of the house and had
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Questions to Answer Before an Indoor Hot Tub Installation

March 10 2017
Indoor Hot Tub Installation Today’s homeowners are always looking for ways to improve their home’s resale value – and that is certainly wise. For some who can afford it, adding a luxury upgrade can not only add tremendous value, but can be
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Selecting the Right Bathroom Vanities or Storage Cabinets

February 28 2017
Buy a Vanity Today’s homeowners are looking to update their bathrooms with a new vanity or bathroom cabinets. Before you start the process and buy a vanity, there are three main things to consider: practicality, design and
Mold In Ducts

Mold In Ducts – Homeowners Should Inspect Their Ductwork for Mold Growth on a Regular Basis

February 13 2017
Mold In Ducts You’d think it’d be easy to inspect the duct work for your heating/cooling system for mold growth. Typically, if you don’t see or smell mold you probably don’t have a mold problem. But sometimes it grows in hard to see or
pipe damage

Know the Signs of a Failing Sewer Pipe/Pipe Damage

February 7 2017
Pipe Damage An efficient, well-maintained plumbing system supports many different functions in your home. As your home ages, it’s best to monitor the wear and tear on your entire plumbing system – especially your sewer pipe. These are the

The Advantages of Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures

January 31 2017
Water-Efficient Plumbing The plumbing fixtures that exist today are not only more sophisticated, but they are able to perform at a higher standard of efficiency. As expected, water-saving toilets, faucets and shower heads have now become the
Most Common Plumbing Problems

Top Five Most Common Plumbing Problems

January 24 2017
Most Common Plumbing Problems Almost every homeowner will face a variety of issues with plumbing at one time or another. Handling the smaller plumbing repairs, like changing a toilet handle or changing a washer can be fixed easily. But the more
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Oil to Gas Conversion Can Save Money on Heating Costs

January 10 2017
Oil To Gas Conversion For any homeowner, the choice to convert a heating system from oil-based to gas-based is prudent. There are many important benefits of an oil to gas conversion: such as cost savings, environmental protection and operational
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Become More Energy Efficient and Save With LED Lighting Systems

December 5 2016
Energy Saving Techniques The future brings much economic uncertainty and most businesses are tightening their belts to make sure they are saving as much as possible. Part of that savings strategy includes energy saving techniques like making
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Reasons For Low Water Pressure

November 30 2016
Common Reasons for Low Water Pressure Some people can live without caffeine, but most people can’t do without a good shower in the morning. It is frustrating when you turn on the faucet in the shower and only a little stream of water comes out of
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How to Cut Down on Energy Costs for Your Home or Business

November 22 2016
High Energy Bills Today’s energy prices continue to rise and with a new administration in place, there’s no way to predict how much higher they’ll go. Good news is, there are energy-saving opportunities that currently exist in your home or
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