The Plumbing Connection

Volume 2 | Issue 1

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Tech Talk

The Benefits of Chronomite Tankless Water Heaters

Chronomite tankless water heaters represent a cost-effective pathway to energy efficiency, delivering substantial returns in utility, maintenance, and material expenditures. Their streamlined design requires merely a cold water line and electrical hookup, eliminating the need for the intricate and expensive piping/valving associated with traditional tank heaters. The ingenuity lies in the element assembly, housing coils designed for instantaneous water heating. Triggered by a unique power switch, electrical current is applied exclusively when hot water is requested, avoiding unnecessary energy consumption during periods of inactivity. The microprocessor, factory-preset for a constant output temperature, adapts seamlessly to varying flow rates.

Moreover, the flow-through abrasive action within the element assembly creates a self-cleaning feature, preventing alkali and calcification buildup. This not only reduces the risks of corrosion and flooding but also trims maintenance and operational costs, ensuring an extended system life. Remarkably, all that Chronomite needs for activation is an electrical connection and a cold water line.

The compact and easily installable unit opens up a myriad of solutions for projects constrained by limited space and access. Sized akin to a standard dictionary, Chronomite tankless water heaters effortlessly integrate into hidden compartments beneath wash systems and hand basins for heightened aesthetic appeal. With minimal installation costs and no need for costly piping/valving, they emerge as an economical and space-efficient alternative to conventional water heaters.

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What's Happening at HSA?

AHR 2024

Our HSA Team had a blast at this year's AHR Expo! We got to catch up with some of our amazing manufacturers and check out their awesome booths. Plus, we couldn't resist checking out all the other cool things AHR had to offer. From cutting-edge innovations in HVAC to top-notch networking, it was an event not to be missed. Check out our YouTube video below!

AHR Video


Attention Contractors! We have exciting news! Our Wisconsin branch currently offers three CEU courses approved in Wisconsin. Earn 2-3 credit hours by participating in our seminars on …


  • Trench Drain Application & Best Practices
  • Healthy Hydration
  • Solvent Welding


Contact your HSA Business Development Professional to arrange your Continuing Education Course today!

2024 Illinois Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Training Conference

Derek Vaughn (on the right in the photo below) and Phil Traynor participated in the 2024 Illinois Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Training Conference in late January. A big thank you to Plumbers Local 130 for the invitation, Local 597 for hosting us, and gratitude to everyone who visited our booth to discover more about our Illinois Manufacture's commercial products!

Camp Feel Good

This month,Tara Jensema represented HSA as we co-hosted Camp Feel Good, a Mr. Steam Training event! Participants not only gained valuable insights into our products but also indulged in the MAC Steam and Spa experience at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. It was a fantastic turnout and a truly rejuvenating training session. We're immensely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it all!

Manufacturer Highlights

Introducing Northerly™! With options for both the bathroom and the kitchen, the Northerly Collection™ delivers a breathtaking, traditional design with a modern twist that is right at home in many décor styles.

The Northerly™ Collection

The LT Series tankless gas water heaters have proven to be reliable and durable products in residential and commercial applications. Laars Heating Systems remains focused on offering high-quality products and services to support the needs of our customers. With this in mind, Bradford White is pleased to announce the new commercial features 

and accessories for these products.

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Price Increases

Bradford White will be implementing the following price increases effective with orders received on or after March 11, 2024: 

  • Residential Products (Gas and Electric Tank Type) 4-5%

  • Commercial Products (Gas and Electric Tank Type) 3-4%

  • Heat Pump Products 8% 

To qualify for current pricing, all orders must be received at Bradford White by March 8, 2024, and must be for immediate shipment, at their discretion. 

Bradley implemented list price increases effective February 1, 2024. See the affected products below:

All WashBar Models: 5%

Express® Lavatory Systems: 3%

Verge® Lavatory System: 5%

OmniDecks™ Terreon: 5%

Washfountains (Terreon, Bradstone): 3%

Washfountains (Stainless Steel, Sentry): 3% Faucets including Verge Soap: 5%,

TMV: 5%

Emergency Fixtures: 3%

Showers: 5%

Keltech: 3%

Parts: 5%

Lenox Lockers: 3%

Mr. Steam's new pricing goes into effect March 1, 2024. Download the new 2024 Price Book below!

2024 Mr. Steam Price Book

Upcoming Events

2024 Illinois PHCC EXPO and Education Day

Visit HSA at the 2024 Illinois PHCC EXPO North on Friday, March 22 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

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