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Boilers, Hot Water Equipment

Breaking Down the Boiler Room Part 1: Boiler Basics

Based on the name alone, the term boiler should naturally make people think of hot water.

Yet people are often surprised to learn we work with boilers too. Maybe it’s because boiler technology has been around for so long and used for many different things in various ways over time (like powering locomotive steam engines!), that it’s hard to believe a boiler can still be a relevant piece of equipment in modern boiler rooms. But it’s true, boilers can still be quite useful today, especially when placed in the right circumstances.

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Boilers, Hot Water, Water Heater Sizing, Water Heaters

Indirect Water Heaters: A Boiler Briefing

Wondering about the difference between indirect water heaters and standard tank-type water heaters? It’s all about the boiler!

Your business needs hot water, and both a tank-type heater and an indirect water heating setup will have benefits and drawbacks. Adding an indirect tank to a heating boiler to create a “combination system” can provide extra power and save space, but a traditional water heater setup may create fewer headaches in the long run. We’ll run through some key factors to consider, including the main differences between the two systems to help you decide if your boiler should also work as part of your commercial water heating system.

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Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living

Sanitation in Nursing Facilities: What You Need to Know to Protect Residents

Sanitation is a big concern when it comes to elder care.

Surface sanitation and keeping the environment clean can go a long way toward patient health. Assisted living and nursing home communities provide long-term care for seniors with a variety of needs. Your nursing facility’s success comes from the lives you impact and care for, all while creating an atmosphere that is home to a community of people living out the late stages of their lives. Here are the guidelines you should follow to maintain proper cleanliness standards in your care facility.

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Breweries & Craft Brewing

How to Brew the Best IPA In Town

If you’re going to brew the best IPA in town, then you’d better be ready for some steep competition.

There’s a good chance that you want to brew the best IPA in town, but you also realize how challenging it’s going to be. IPAs—or India pale ales—hold a special place in both the hearts of the brewers who craft them and the legions of drinkers who love them. Sure, the competition is steep if you’re going to brew the best IPA in town, but luckily, there’s always room for another great IPA craft beer! With these tips in mind as you’re brewing that liquid gold, you’re certain to make a splash that has your town coming back for more and more.

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Hotels & Hospitality

Hotel Digital Marketing Ideas to Keep Your Vacancies Low

The best hotel marketing involves a wide variety of digital strategies that engage your potential guests wherever they are, while providing exactly what they’re looking for—before they know they need it.

Competition is steep among hotels in today’s digital landscape, especially with disruptive outliers like Airbnb gobbling up travelers and their patronage. These digital marketing ideas will help you better understand the strategies and tools commonly used in hotel digital marketing. Learn how to build a better hotel marketing strategy that not only promotes your hotel online but will attract more guests and keep your vacancies down.

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Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing, Restaurants

How to Start A Restaurant: Avoid These 4 Most Common Mistakes

Common, avoidable mistakes sink even the best intentions, but being aware of them can help you take them head-on.

There are a lot of good reasons for starting a restaurant. You have a deep passion for food, you’re in love with a clever and unique restaurant concept, or maybe you have a family recipe that’s sure to reel in customer after customer. Do you want to know how to start a restaurant and avoid the common mistakes often responsible for a venue’s failure?

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Best flooring for apartments? Vinyl plank flooring is an alternative to hardwood or laminate, offering many benefits to renters & landlords. Low maintenance, looks great - perfect fit!
Apartments & Property Management

Best Flooring for Apartments: The Benefits of Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring in Rentals

What’s the best flooring for apartments? It’s time we talk about an apartment flooring alternative that looks great and will save money. What’s not to love?

Landlords often use the time between renters to spruce up the space. Apartment walls get painted, bathrooms get new fixtures and nearly everything else gets cleaned up. Apartment flooring is often overlooked in these refreshes because of the idea that it’s a project that will take far too much time and money. As it turns out, the best flooring for apartments is also one of the least expensive, even though many landlords usually only consider two options when thinking flooring.

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Music therapy is a powerful tool to help seniors with dementia and memory loss. Music programs also boost the mood of seniors, build connections and help them connect with the world around them.
Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living

The Power of Music for Seniors in Nursing Homes

At any age, music can evoke powerful reactions in people.

Memory loss due to aging is a normal part of life, but for seniors in nursing homes, music can play an altogether different but very important role, especially for those suffering from dementia. Even if we don’t realize it, we’re often surrounded by some form of music. There are many reasons why music is used in advertisements, grocery stores, and elevators, but simply stated, it’s because music impacts mood. For seniors living with dementia and other memory-related challenges, research has shown that the impact of music upon memory can be incredibly significant.

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Thinking of starting a trivia night at your brewery? Bring the community together with a fun event every week. Here's how to host a brewery trivia night!
Breweries & Craft Brewing

How to Host an Awesome Brewery Trivia Night

So, you want to get more people into your taproom, drinking your beer. But how?

Hosting a brewery trivia night (or nights) is an easy and fun way to get your patrons involved and spending more time at your brewery. From date night to game night, people enjoy getting out and socializing. Playing games is a popular social activity, and casual semi-competitive events always draw a crowd. Ultimately, people want to socialize with both old and new friends alike in a fun environment, and ideally, drink good beer!

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Hotels & Hospitality

4 Vital Hotel Housekeeping Duties to Keep Guests Happy

Want to make sure your hotel stands out to guests? Keep your guests happy by focusing on these four vital hotel housekeeping duties.

Keeping track of hotel housekeeping duties may seem like an afterthought to busy hotel owners, but offering subpar housekeeping is terrible for the hospitality business. Guests notice cleanliness above fancy amenities and luxuries. A clean, well run hotel is the key to keeping guests satisfied. In the long run, making hotel housekeeping duties a top priority saves you time, stress, and bad reviews.

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