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25 Quick Tips for Working in Small Mechanical Spaces

Most of you have been there. Looking up to the heavens with outstretched arms, you exclaim loudly, “Why?!” I’m talking about working in the smallest mechanical rooms known to mankind. How does one navigate them to work efficiently? I asked some contractors and here are some quick tips: Have scene safety. Know your surroundings. Check … Continue reading 25 Quick Tips for Working in Small Mechanical Spaces

Weil-McLain Launches Advanced AquaBalance High Efficiency Combi-Boiler

Energy-efficient, reliable, space-saving unit features leading-edge condensing technology for residential applications Burr Ridge, Ill. – Weil-McLain® introduces the new AquaBalance™ combination boiler featuring leading-edge hydronic technology for smaller space residential applications. The state-of-the-art unit combines the warmth of high-efficiency space heating and the convenience of on-demand domestic hot water in a reliable, space-saving, easy-to-install package. … Continue reading Weil-McLain Launches Advanced AquaBalance High Efficiency Combi-Boiler

30 yrs of Power-Fin by Lochinvar

Lochinvar Celebrates 30yrs of Power-Fin® Commercial Product Line The pioneer product of efficient heating experiences a milestone in July 2016 Tennessee-based Lochinvar, LLC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its industry-changing Power-Fin product line this July. “As a company, we are proud to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Power-Fin product line.  This product line … Continue reading 30 yrs of Power-Fin by Lochinvar

Viessmann celebrates 25 years in the U.S. with VIP/Open House event

Early last month at its U.S. headquarters in Warwick, R.I., Viessmann held a two-day event in which the company celebrated its 25 years of operation in the states. The first day, September 9,  was a special VIP event where more than 150 guests attended the anniversary day of celebration with speeches, gourmet luncheon and a … Continue reading Viessmann celebrates 25 years in the U.S. with VIP/Open House event

Straw bale home meets energy efficiency challenges

A leading solar integrator in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, Solar Gain Services has been offering solar thermal and photovoltaics to commercial and residential clients since 2007. When co-owner Luke Christy—NABCEP certified as both a solar heating installer and as a PV installation professional—received a call from a homeowner in Sagauche, Colo., to … Continue reading Straw bale home meets energy efficiency challenges

Don’t miss the Modern Hydronics — Summit 2015

Check out Modern Hydronics – Summit 2015 for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport, you’ll see demonstrations of the latest technologies and products from industry leading manufacturers, learn from informative speakers, network with colleagues and experts, enjoy lunch, dinner and … Continue reading Don’t miss the Modern Hydronics — Summit 2015

Weil-McLain Evergreen™ High-Efficiency Condensing Boiler

Weil-McLain® now offers its most advanced high-efficiency condensing boiler. The new 95% AFUE Evergreen™ boiler features cutting-edge technology with simple controls, flexible functionality for multiple applications and a durable design, and is easy to install, use and maintain. The unit is adaptable for most heating needs including light commercial or large residential applications and for … Continue reading Weil-McLain Evergreen™ High-Efficiency Condensing Boiler

Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating — Water/Steam Boiler Installation

Long Island’s rich hydronic heritage can be seen in the houses that cover the island, as well as the plumbing and heating shops that serve them. Common is the moderately sized, turn-of-the-century house that’s seen addition after addition, with as many changes to the heating system. The family-owned hydronic shops run by passionate “wet-heads” continue … Continue reading Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating — Water/Steam Boiler Installation

Caleffi Releases the 17th Edition of idronics™: Thermal Storage in Hydronic Systems

Because of the excellent heat storage characteristics of water, adding thermal storage to a hydronic system lends itself well to many benefits including buffering a heat source against short cycling, reducing the heat source size relative to peak load and optimizing the use of surplus heat production. The 17th edition of idronics™ explores these benefits … Continue reading Caleffi Releases the 17th Edition of idronics™: Thermal Storage in Hydronic Systems

Condensing boilers provide hydronic comfort for sporting goods superstore

  Scheels All Sports is the newest addition to the Apache Mall in Rochester, Minn. The North Dakota-based, employee-owned retailer was founded in 1902 as a hardware & general merchandise store in Sabin, Minn. by German immigrant Frederick Scheel using earnings from his first potato harvest. Transitioning into a sporting goods retailer in 1954, Scheel’s … Continue reading Condensing boilers provide hydronic comfort for sporting goods superstore

Cooling alternatives to conventional air conditioning systems

Radiant cooling has been utilized in commercial cooling settings for more than 20 years. A very active, very large airport — Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Thailand — has been successfully using radiant cooling for two decades. Radiant cooling works in much the same way that radiant heating works. Most people who have basements have experienced … Continue reading Cooling alternatives to conventional air conditioning systems

Taco introduces Viridian 3452, ECM circulator for commercial systems

Taco’s now-expanded ECM, wet rotor Viridian line includes the VR3452 high efficiency wet rotor variable speed circulator for chilled and hot water applications, offering up to 34 feet of shut-off head and 52 gpm flow. All settings are accomplished with the user-friendly interface. The permanent magnet ECM motor saves up to 85% of the electrical … Continue reading Taco introduces Viridian 3452, ECM circulator for commercial systems

Grundfos Heat Exchangers

Grundfos provides a full range of gasketed and brazed plate heat exchangers designed for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and cooling applications. Versatile and reliable gasketed plate heat exchangers feature wavelike corrugation for optimal fluid distribution, leading to the highest heat transfer rates at the lowest pressure drops. A compact and economic option, brazed heat exchangers are … Continue reading Grundfos Heat Exchangers

ECR’s CEO to lead Hydronics Institute through 2017

Utica, N.Y. — ECR International, Inc. announced that president & CEO, Ron Passafaro, has been re-elected as Chairman of the Hydronics Institute through 2017. Re-election to the Chairmanship in consecutive terms is rare and likely due to the three significant issues which began during Passafaro’s first term: US DOE 2020 Minimum Efficiency regulations, US DOE … Continue reading ECR’s CEO to lead Hydronics Institute through 2017

Success through teamwork for landmark California project

Centrally located in Orange County, California, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) provides transportation service for three million local residents as well as 40 million annual visitors. A LEED Platinum-certified building, the structure is 67,000 square feet with three levels. ARTIC’s unique architecture includes a large number of windows and a dome-shaped structure, which … Continue reading Success through teamwork for landmark California project

Lochinvar expands CON•X•US remote connectivity platform

Lebanon, Tenn. — Since introducing the CON·X·US remote connectivity platform on the FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler in 2014, Lochinvar, LLC has received significant industry support for the new capabilities offered by CON·X·US advanced technology. In response to this positive feedback from the field, Lochinvar is extending its exclusive remote connectivity option to the KNIGHT® Boiler … Continue reading Lochinvar expands CON•X•US remote connectivity platform

Radiant slab heating and cooling system assists in Ontario high school’s LEED Certification

  REHAU was awarded with the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) Building & Construction Division’s Project of the Year earlier this month at the organization’s annual meeting. The award recognizes the company’s role in the École Secondaire Jeunes sans Frontiers (Secondary School for Youth Without Frontiers) project in Brampton, Ontario. The school, which has earned the … Continue reading Radiant slab heating and cooling system assists in Ontario high school’s LEED Certification

Back to the Basics: Addressing the fundamentals of fuel gases

I am going to address the fundamentals of some of the different fuel gases and also a little bit of the history of the gas industry which as you know is very closely tied to the oil industry. Addressed here are the advantages, safety requirements, applications, characteristics, combustion, codes and standards. I will in addition … Continue reading Back to the Basics: Addressing the fundamentals of fuel gases

Senator Sheehan visits Bosch Thermotechnology

Londonderry, NH – One day after attending a bill-signing ceremony at the White House with President Obama, the Granite State’s senior Senator paid a visit to Bosch Thermotechnology on Friday, May 1st in recognition of the company’s commitment to producing energy efficient heating and cooling systems.   Her bipartisan, co-sponsored bill, the Energy Efficiency Improvement … Continue reading Senator Sheehan visits Bosch Thermotechnology

Siegenthaler presents course on hydronic-based biomass heating systems

For Residential & Light Commercial Buildings Heatspring Learning Institute, in partnership with the Biomass Thermal Energy Council and John Siegenthaler, will soon launch a new “lite” version of their 10-week online course: Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems. The new course will focus specifically on residential and light commercial building systems that use high efficiency / low … Continue reading Siegenthaler presents course on hydronic-based biomass heating systems

From the field: Hanse Hotel — Attendorn, Germany

While visiting the ISH Show in Frankfurt, Germany, I was fortunate enough to take some extra time to visit the Aquatherm manufacturing facility in Attendorn, Germany. And, one of the many highlights of the trip included visiting the mechanical room at the Hanse Hotel, which incorporated many of the Aquatherm products on the market today. … Continue reading From the field: Hanse Hotel — Attendorn, Germany

Get Ready to Geo

Geothermal heating and cooling is the most efficient, earth-friendly and economical comfort technology in the world. Watch this video to see how it works! Learn more at www.GeothermalDay.com

Bosch Thermotechnology Introduces Intelligent Control Modules for Bosch & Buderus Boilers

Bosch Thermotechnology has introduced a New System Control (NSC) package of intelligent modules designed to control single or multiple zone systems for increased indoor comfort and greater energy savings. The NSC tightly controls energy use through two-way communications with a range of high efficiency (95% AFUE) Bosch and Buderus condensing boiler offerings: Greenstar wall-mounted and … Continue reading Bosch Thermotechnology Introduces Intelligent Control Modules for Bosch & Buderus Boilers

REHAU launches app for radiant heating material estimates

LEESBURG, Va. —REHAU announces the launch of its new web application, REHAU Radiant Calculator, designed to provide contractors and wholesalers with a quick material estimate for different types of radiant heating installation methods.   Intended for use by hydronics experts already familiar with sizing pumps, boilers, controls and manifolds, the calculator estimates the requirements for … Continue reading REHAU launches app for radiant heating material estimates

National Geothermal Day Kickoff; Big Help for Explaining Geothermal

2015 is a big year for the geothermal industry, and what better time to officially kick off “National Geothermal Day” than April (Earth-Month)? The geothermal HVAC industry has come together in a big way to put together a brand neutral website to which we all can go to learn more about this amazing technology. What’s … Continue reading National Geothermal Day Kickoff; Big Help for Explaining Geothermal

Steve Carr of SPC Plumbing & Heating wins Lochinvar March VIP

Lochinvar has announced the most recent winners in its VIP Contractor Program for the 2014-2015 heating season. Steve Carr of SPC Plumbing & Heating in Methuen, Massachusetts was named the March winner of the VIP Installation Showcase, and Rob Dahl of Total Mechanical in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin was selected in the monthly VIP drawing. Both winners … Continue reading Steve Carr of SPC Plumbing & Heating wins Lochinvar March VIP

Webinar: Exploring Lochinvar’s New CON·X·US™ Remote Connectivity Platform

Lochinvar is hosting a free webinar to introduce the new CON·X·US™ remote connect capability. Presently available as an option on the FTXL Fire Tube Boiler, CON·X·US will become available on even more high-efficiency Lochinvar products in 2015. CON·X·US technology lets you use any smart device to link up with SMART SYSTEM™ boiler controls from around … Continue reading Webinar: Exploring Lochinvar’s New CON·X·US™ Remote Connectivity Platform

George’s Plumbing and Heating Inc. — Controlling Comfort

While real estate sales have improved across the country, growth has chiefly been seen in the mid-range market. Homes in the 1,200 to 2,500-square-foot range are spending less time with a realtor’s sign in the front yard.   But new home construction has lagged, especially in the custom home business. Few people know this better … Continue reading George’s Plumbing and Heating Inc. — Controlling Comfort

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett releases Q2 Little Red Schoolhouse schedule

Morton Grove, Ill. — The second-quarter 2015 seminar schedule is now available for Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse in Morton Grove. The training center’s seminars provide systems design training to engineers, wholesalers and contractors in the plumbing and hydronic heating and cooling industries.   “Xylem is at the forefront of providing education to current … Continue reading Xylem’s Bell & Gossett releases Q2 Little Red Schoolhouse schedule

Idaho architect office showcases ProRadiant solution

CSHQA, an award-winning design firm in Boise, Idaho, leads by example and adapts to changing practices and technologies in business, architecture and engineering. When renovating its new office, the firm decided to install radiant heating and cooling. After completing energy modeling and cost comparisons for six different systems, the team decided on the Viega ProRadiant … Continue reading Idaho architect office showcases ProRadiant solution

REHAU launches weather-sensing control option for hydronic snowmelting systems

LEESBURG, Va. — REHAU announces the launch of an advanced new weather-sensing control module developed for use with REHAU hydronic snow and ice melting (SIM) systems. The REHAU Smart Controls SIM Module also features an automated option that allows the system to operate with optimum efficiency.   REHAU’s innovative hydronic SIM system is designed to … Continue reading REHAU launches weather-sensing control option for hydronic snowmelting systems

Oil to gas at Loudon Elementary: Shrinking the boilers

School budgets are a hot topic nationwide. So is school energy consumption. Loudon, New Hampshire is no exception. As the town grows, the realization that more teachers will soon be required is coupled with the need to maintain existing programs that benefit students and families.   Short of raising property taxes, there’s no simple way … Continue reading Oil to gas at Loudon Elementary: Shrinking the boilers

Community college replaces old boilers with hybrid system

Washington State Community College (WSCC) is a comprehensive two-year accredited community college located in Washington County, Ohio. Established in 1971 as Washington Technical College. WSCC offers its 2,300 students more than 50 programs of study in Arts & Sciences, Health Sciences, Business, Engineering and Industrial. The building had two large, very old atmospheric water tube … Continue reading Community college replaces old boilers with hybrid system

Bosch announces 2014 Green Living Awards winners

Londonderry, N.H. — Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has announced the winning entries in its 2nd annual Green Living Awards contest. For 2014 Bosch considered entries for commercial and residential projects using Bosch products and awarded prizes for what was judged to be the top three projects in each category. The First Place Award winners are: For Commercial … Continue reading Bosch announces 2014 Green Living Awards winners

Foley Mechanical — historic home enjoys mechanical upgrade

Located in Bethesda, Md., the Seymour Krieger House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was designed in the 1950s by internationally renowned modernist architect Marcel Breuer. The house currently is owned by an architect, and he wanted to restore the mechanical system while keeping the architectural integrity of the structure intact. … Continue reading Foley Mechanical — historic home enjoys mechanical upgrade

Navien wins AHR Innovation Award

Irvine, Calif. — Navien, Inc., located in Irvine, California, continues to receive accolades for innovative and industry-leading products by many associations and institutes, with the latest recognition by the AHR Expo for the 2015 Innovation Award in the plumbing sector. Navien’s high-efficiency premium tankless water heating and combi-boiler products have gained a strong following nationwide … Continue reading Navien wins AHR Innovation Award

Integrated intelligence, communicative devices trending

This is what we know from last month’s AHR Show: according to the numbers, attendance was shattered — more than 61,000 total attendees, including 42,400 visitors, participated in the Expo. What was trending at this year’s show? Themes from the show included continued product efficiency and systems that now have intuitive communications—which were once considered … Continue reading Integrated intelligence, communicative devices trending

2015 AHR video recap

The 2015 AHR Show in Chicago broke attendance numbers and the exhibitors were on their “A” game. Not able to go? This video recap brings the show to life. Stay tuned for more AHR videos in our AHR video series.

‘National Geothermal Day’ announced at AHR

The Geothermal HVAC industry is coming together to educate consumers with a pointed campaign that will culminate in a “National Geothermal Day” proclamation on October 20th during National Energy Month. Geothermal HVAC is Solar Energy stored in the ground beneath us, and this educational campaign will enlighten consumers and school-aged youth on this truth.   … Continue reading ‘National Geothermal Day’ announced at AHR

Geothermal at Yellow Iron Academy — Pella, Iowa

Mindi Vanden Bosch is the Human Resources manager, and third generation family member with Vermeer, a manufacturer of agricultural and industrial equipment. Vermeer was established 1948 in Pella, Iowa by Mindi’s grandfather, Gary Vermeer. “Our credo is Build the Best, Built to Last,” noted Mindi. Today, they serve customers in more than 60 nations with … Continue reading Geothermal at Yellow Iron Academy — Pella, Iowa

Time-lapse boiler install

  William Frew and Marcus Hicks of Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air, Denver, share their work in this time-lapse video of a Triangle Tube Excellence combo unit producing 3.5 gpm of domestic hot water and running base boards at 180F

Honig Winery Barrel Room Process Hot Water — J. Peña Plumbing

J. Peña Plumbing, Napa, Calif., recently conducted a process hot water installation—for sanitation and clean-up—by installing six Navien NPE240A tankless water heaters. Owner Jose Peña and two of his techs performed the installation, serving a new building facility — the 10,000-sq.-ft. Honig Winery barrel room in Rutherford, Calif. Navien NPE240A Features: • NPE-240A • ½” … Continue reading Honig Winery Barrel Room Process Hot Water — J. Peña Plumbing

Reissmann Plumbing Snowmelt Driveway Installation

Hub friend Derek Moore, president, Reissmann Plumbing & Heating Inc., gives a glimpse of a recent residential snowmelt installation. This very cool time-lapse video shows the entire project from start to finish. Reissmann Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Chester, N.J., is a full service plumbing and heating company serving Morris County and the surrounding areas of … Continue reading Reissmann Plumbing Snowmelt Driveway Installation

Danfoss introduces OJ ETO2 snowmelt controller

The new Danfoss OJ ETO2 Snow Melt controller offers an intelligent all-in-one control solution for ice and snow melting suitable for any application which uses hydronic or electric heating, including driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, stairs, ramps, bridges, and more. Optimal operation is ensured through output control, making the system both effective and economical. ETO2 offers … Continue reading Danfoss introduces OJ ETO2 snowmelt controller

Lochinvar recognized in AHR Innovation Awards

Lebanon, Tenn. — Lochinvar, LLC announced that its FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler is among the products recognized in the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition. The awards give special recognition to exhibiting companies that have developed the most creative and useful products on the market. The FTXL Boiler was awarded Honorable Mention in the heating … Continue reading Lochinvar recognized in AHR Innovation Awards

Kentucky’s Clark County high school uses hybrid HVAC design

The new $60-million George Rogers Clark High School’s (GRCHS) green design is helping record up to 35% less monthly utility costs while providing better indoor air quality and comfort than the 30-percent smaller conventional building it replaced. One reason for the increased efficiency is a hybrid HVAC design featuring a geothermal well field that supplies … Continue reading Kentucky’s Clark County high school uses hybrid HVAC design

AERCO to be acquired by Watts Water Technologies

Blauvelt, N.Y. — AERCO International, Inc., portfolio entity of The Riverside Company, announced that they are being acquired by Watts Water Technologies, Inc. The acquisition of AERCO is expected to close before the end of this year. The consummation of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. AERCO is a leading manufacturer of a … Continue reading AERCO to be acquired by Watts Water Technologies

EIA predicts oilheat homes to pay less for heat this winter

Prediction backed-up by both US and Global On October 7, the National Association of State Energy Officials, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), convened the 2014-2015 Winter Energy Outlook Conference in Washington, D.C This year’s conference included a presentation … Continue reading EIA predicts oilheat homes to pay less for heat this winter

Godbout Plumbing & Heating transforms YMCA mechanical room

Godbout Plumbing & Heating Inc., Biddeford, Maine, was called to the Biddeford YMCA to swap out five, eight-year-old inefficient boilers. “We pulled the five boilers in an environment they should not have been installed,” says Jim Godbout, owner. The mechanical room before the Viessmann boiler makeover. Godbout and his team installed a couple of Viessmann … Continue reading Godbout Plumbing & Heating transforms YMCA mechanical room

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