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Contractor Magazine
February 11, 2014
Most influential people in the plumbing, hydronics industry

Our very own Dave Yates is featured as one of the most influential people in our industry!


Mechanical Renaissance Saves Heidelberg Church
April 1, 2011

Heidelberg United Church of Christ in York, PA, needed a mechanical fix in a bad way. According to one church member, heating equipment at the church needed "salvation" and, more importantly, summer services were hotter than Hades. Click here to read more...



Yates helps turn log home green - Part 1
November 2009

WASHINGTON — Maybe the Solar Decathlon scoring should have a multiplier that takes into account how much money was spent on a house. Click here to read more...





Yates helps turn log home green - Part 2
November 2009

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, PA. — In the fall of 2007, Travis and Rachel Wenger bought a 2,400-sq.ft., three bedroom log home on mountainside property here. Click here to read more...





Yates helps turn log home green - Part 3
November 2009

Fortunately, the Wengers and Yates had early conversations about the possibility of tying-in solar heat at a time when Yates was designing the best mechanical solution for the Wengers. Click here to read more...





GEO-to-Radiant Retrofit
December 2009/January 2010

Yates visited the Wengers’ retreat that fall to calculate the home’s heating load and to take notes about the upcoming job, which included a geothermal-to-radiant space-heating system. "For the homeowners, improving energy efficiency was just as important as having year-round comfort," adds Yates. Click here to read more...





SHF Retrofit
February-March 2010

The first of this two-part series focused on the Wenger home,s "regreening," including insulation upgrades and a geothermal-toradiant heating system. In this part, the Wengers are still on the efficiency path—this time integrating solarthermal equipment for additional space and water heating. Click here to read more...



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