Product Spotlight

Navien, Inc. introduces a new 120,000 BTU/h model to the NPN non-condensing tankless water heater lineup. The NPN-120E is the fourth model introduction to the NPN-E (exterior) series, and just like the other three models in the series (NPN-160E, NPN-180E and NPN-199E), the new size is offered in separate natural gas and liquid propane configurations Read more

Navien, Navien NPN non-condensing tankless water heater, Navien NPN-120E, Navien NPN-120E non-condensing tankless water heater, tankless water heater, plumbing Navien, Inc. introduces a new 120,000 BTU/h model to the NPN non-condensing tankless water heater lineup. The NPN-120E is the fourth model introduction to the NPN-E (exterior) series, and just like the other three models in the series (NPN-160E, NPN-180E and NPN-199E), the new size is offered in separate natural gas and liquid propane configurations for outdoor-only operation. NPN-120E provides 4.2 GPM at 45° F temperature rise and stays in-line with the rest of the NPN series at 0.81 UEF.

The NPN series is the first and only non-condensing tankless series to offer NaviTech™ technology that includes a stainless-steel heat exchanger and an advanced stainless-steel burner with the same very low NOx level as the NPE condensing tankless water heaters. NPN-E units have recirculation control built into their circuit boards and are designed with a pin-to-pin matching configuration for easy retrofit installations.

Additional features of the NPN series include: wi-fi remote control capability with NaviLink™, low noise levels for quiet operation, and a sleek, space-saving and lightweight design.

To learn more about NPN series non-condensing tankless water heaters, visit Navieninc.com.

RIDGID offers full line of standard and compact press tool options RIDGID®, the leader in pressing tool technology, is bringing game-changing innovation to the skilled trades with the RP 351, its first in-line standard press tool. Engineered from the ground up to deliver reliability and efficiency, this tool operates with an advanced brushless motor requiring Read more

RIDGID offers full line of standard and compact press tool options

RIDGID®, the leader in pressing tool technology, is bringing game-changing innovation to the skilled trades with the RP 351, its first in-line standard press tool. Engineered from the ground up to deliver reliability and efficiency, this tool operates with an advanced brushless motor requiring no scheduled maintenance.

The RP 351 with SlimGrip handle for enhanced balance and control weighs only about eight pounds with battery. It joins the RIDGID RP 350 Press Tool, a drill grip standard press tool introduced to help professionals get more done on every job with less fatigue and no timeouts. Together, the advanced, long-running press tools are built for the most demanding situations and give professionals maximum standard press tool versatility on the job site. Both tools are ideal for making connections on carbon steel, copper, PEX and stainless-steel pipe on residential, commercial and industrial jobs.

The RP 350 and RP 351 feature an advanced brushless motor, known for maximizing tool longevity, efficiency and durability. Their 360-degree swivel is an industry-first and comes paired with brightest-in-class LED lights to let users not only access tight spaces but see them more clearly in low and no-light applications. And no scheduled maintenance means less downtime.

Both tools are also compatible with the full line of RIDGID standard series jaws and rings, including: ½ – 4-inch ProPress® for copper and stainless steel, ½ – 2-inch PureFlow® for PEX, and ½ – 2-inch MegaPress® for carbon steel. They also offer maximum versatility, pairing with the RIDGID Press Booster for 2 ½ -inch, 3-inch, and 4-inch carbon steel, StrutSlayr Strut Shear Head and the Press Snap Soil Pipe Cutter. Each tool’s 18V battery platform includes chargers for on-the-go battery charging including a 12V car charger cord that is compatible with vehicles; the unit also pairs with the RIDGID Link app to track tool usage, service needs, battery life and last known location.

All RIDGID press tools come with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

Carrier has introduced its new air monitor, a simple, cost-effective way to monitor the quality of indoor air in almost any room of a house, apartment or office space, and the most recent addition to Carrier’s growing suite of Healthy Homes solutions. As people are more focused on the health of their indoor environments than Read more

Carrier has introduced its new air monitor, a simple, cost-effective way to monitor the quality of indoor air in almost any room of a house, apartment or office space, and the most recent addition to Carrier’s growing suite of Healthy Homes solutions. As people are more focused on the health of their indoor environments than ever before, it is imperative that they take steps to improve their living and working spaces, including the air they breathe. With a Carrier air monitor, they are one step closer to being more informed about their indoor air quality and determining solutions for creating a healthier environment. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.

Users can simply place the Carrier air monitor in their room of choice, plug it in and connect the device to the Carrier Home app.1 The air monitor continuously samples the air in the room, measures levels of particulates and features sensors that detect the level of fine particles (2.5 microns or smaller) that may be associated with health effects such as potential lung damage, asthma development and increased allergy symptoms. The monitor features an LED ring light that provides instant, constant air quality status.

For spaces that may have high levels of Total Volatile Organic Compounds
(TVOCs), the Carrier air monitor includes a sensor that detects the concentration of such compounds, which can be emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids and may be linked with potential health concerns.

Consumers can use the Carrier Home app to access their air monitor’s output
from anywhere. The app has the capability to pair with multiple Carrier Healthy Home devices on a single dashboard. The app paired with the Carrier air monitor offers a number of useful features including:

  • Shares a Carrier indoor air health score.
  • Provides indoor air quality concentration for certain pollutants (PM2.5: 2.5 microns or smaller), TVOCs, relative humidity & temperature.
  • Provides personalized notifications of current and trending air quality in the space.
  • Provides educational information about PM2.5, TVOCs and relative humidity.
  • Gives an update on the current outdoor air quality.

“Our new air monitor allows users to learn more about their indoor air quality
within their living spaces,” said Holly Rhodes, Associate Director, Indoor Air Quality Products, Carrier. “Understanding these unique conditions makes the invisible – the quality of the air we breathe – visible and allows consumers to uncover and improve potentially hidden issues in order to help create a healthier indoor environment.”

The Carrier air monitor is the latest device among a number of solutions offered
through Carrier’s Healthy Homes Program that can aid in addressing indoor air quality.

Other offerings include the Infinity® whole-home air purifier; the portable smart air purifier; HVAC system filters with high MERV ratings; UV lights installed inside HVAC equipment; as well as humidifiers and dehumidifiers to help address humidity levels in the home to help increase comfort.

To learn more, please visit: Carrier Indoor Air Quality Monitor | Air Monitors – Carrier @ Home (carrierathome.com)

RLS LLC, manufacturer of the Rapid Locking System line of flame-free press-to-connect fittings for HVAC and refrigeration systems, announces that Milwaukee® Tool, in partnership with RLS, has introduced RLS-compatible jaws for use with its popular M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Press Tools. Available in sizes from 1/4″ – 1-3/8″, these new RLS ACR Press Jaws will allow Read more

RLS LLC, manufacturer of the Rapid Locking System line of flame-free press-to-connect fittings for HVAC and refrigeration systems, announces that Milwaukee® Tool, in partnership with RLS, has introduced RLS-compatible jaws for use with its popular M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Press Tools.

Available in sizes from 1/4″ – 1-3/8″, these new RLS ACR Press Jaws will allow M18 tool users to take advantage of the time-saving and safety benefits of flame-free RLS press connections for HVAC/R, without needing to invest in a new press tool. These are the industry’s first jaws approved to press RLS fittings using 32 kN (kilonewton) tools.

In addition, the new Milwaukee jaws are also compatible with a wide range of other 32 kN tools on the market, including those from manufacturers such as RIDGID, Klauke, Viega, Dewalt, NovoPress and Rothenberger. Contractors who already own any of these tools will only need to purchase the Milwaukee jaws to begin installing RLS fittings.

Milwaukee’s RLS-compatible jaws will be sold exclusively through Milwaukee distributors. Contact Milwaukee or visit milwaukeetool.com for details. For more information on RLS press fittings, and a complete RLS Tool & Jaw Compatibility Matrix, visit rapidlockingsystem.com.

About RLS Fittings

RLS press fittings connect in 10 seconds using a battery-powered tool and jaws, replacing the time-consuming process of manually brazing HVAC/R joints. The fittings result in faster, more consistent connections that reduce total installed costs, while also increasing jobsite safety by eliminating the use of an open flame. More than 10 million RLS fittings have been successfully installed since their introduction in 2015

Test plugs sized up to 48” are now available, featuring the safety and durability of the innovative   I-Series technology Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, today announced the addition of larger test plug sizes within its I-Series line of Test-Ball®, Muni-Ball® and Air-Loc® pipe plugs. I-Series plugs are built using an Read more

Test plugs sized up to 48” are now available, featuring the safety and durability of the innovative   I-Series technology

Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, today announced the addition of larger test plug sizes within its I-Series line of Test-Ball®, Muni-Ball® and Air-Loc® pipe plugs. I-Series plugs are built using an innovative robotic manufacturing system that delivers industry-leading quality, consistency and durability. The new I-Series Test-Ball®, Muni-Ball® and Air-Loc® plugs are available as large as 24-48”.

Cherne’s I-Series Test Plugs provide improved performance and safety through their optimized design. Manufactured robotically, each plug’s natural rubber core is mechanically bonded to its aluminum end plate, ensuring precision and consistency while eliminating failures that can result from chemical-bonding processes.

In addition, I-Series plugs feature corrosion-resistant aluminum base plates with laser-etched identifiers, replacing the use of raised rubber markings that eventually wear away with usage. The plugs are lightweight, short and flexible, while offering superior back pressure to accommodate the range of plug sizes offered. Protective sleeves are also available for the full range of I-Series plugs, helping further preserve the plugs for extended use.

For more information, visit cherneind.com.