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North America’s most efficient water heater qualifies for the highest level of energy rebates and can save homeowners hundreds of dollars upon purchase. Rheem recently unveiled the industry’s most efficient hybrid electric water heater. Named ProTerra™ for its unmatched efficiencies, this ENERGY STAR® certified water heater from Rheem is over 400 percent more efficient compared to Read more

North America’s most efficient water heater qualifies for the highest level of energy rebates and can save homeowners hundreds of dollars upon purchase.

Rheem Proterra Hybrid Electric Water Heater, water heating, water heater, electric water heater, plumbing, HVACRheem recently unveiled the industry’s most efficient hybrid electric water heater. Named ProTerra™ for its unmatched efficiencies, this ENERGY STAR® certified water heater from Rheem is over 400 percent more efficient compared to any standard electric tank-type water heater in market and is more eco-friendly than ever at up to 4.0 UEF.

“Rheem is committed to developing cutting-edge products that benefit end-users and our environment,” said Ankur Maheshwari, senior product manager, Rheem. “Our top-of-the-line ProTerra water heater can save homeowners money upon purchase in the form of a $300 federal tax credit, and because the system requires minimal power to operate, its carbon footprint is the lowest in its class.”

The ProTerra’s compact design makes it a perfect tank replacement for even the home’s smallest spaces. The system is available in the widest selection of gallon sizes in its category – 40, 50, 65, 80 – to support various hot water needs, and the ProTerra with LeakGuard™ model is now the industry’s only hybrid water heater with built-in leak detection and auto-shutoff that limits water loss from the tank to no more than 20 ounces. LeakGuard protects the home against water damage, providing peace of mind for end-users.

This all-new hybrid water heater also has Rheem’s exclusive EcoNet® Wifi technology built in. Once connected through the EcoNet mobile app, users can monitor the system from any location, adjust water temperatures for controlled comfort and receive maintenance alerts to ensure the system continues to run smoothly without interruption. Additionally, through the EcoNet mobile app, users can access Rheem’s Hot Water Availability feature which indicates how much hot water is available in the tank, preventing any cold shower surprises. Other advanced features include scheduling around peak electricity rates, an energy usage tracker to manage consumption without sacrificing comfort and five operating modes to balance between energy usage and hot water availability.

Plumbers can access detailed system diagnostics through Rheem’s Contractor App, which shortens service visits and improves credibility in the field. The ProTerra has all serviceable components on the front of the unit, which also saves plumbers valuable time on a jobsite. Another benefit to plumbers is the unit’s zero clearance requirement on the sides. This makes earthquakes straps easy to install, providing an extra benefit in California where earthquake straps are code.

“Our ProTerra hybrid water heater is not only the most efficient water heater available, it is also NEEA Tier 4 certified and comes with CTA 2045 adaptor with full Demand Response capability out of the box,” said Scott Cohen, Senior Manager, Rheem. “This level of product efficiency is Rheem’s ongoing priority when developing new innovations and supports the company’s “Greater Degree of Good” sustainability initiative which includes reducing GHG emissions by 50 percent.”

The ProTerra qualifies for the highest level of energy rebates, will save homeowners up to nearly $500 in annual energy costs[1] and will pay for itself within two years[2]. For more information on utility rebates, ask your local utility provider and visit www.rheem.com/hybrid.

[1]Based on comparison against the estimated annual operating cost of a standard electric water heater of like capacity manufactured prior to 2015 under NAECA II which is likely being replaced.

[2]Based on purchase price and energy cost savings of a 50-gallon Hybrid Electric Water Heater with 3.55 UEF (3.50 EF) over a 50-gallon standard residential electric water heater with a 0.93 UEF (0.95 EF).

Taco Comfort Solutions® has expanded their family of easy to use, high-efficiency ECM circulators with the addition of the 0034e™ and 0034ePlus™ models.  With a maximum of 34 feet of head and 50 gpm, the new circulators offer up to 85% energy savings over a conventional circulator. These circulators are available with cast iron or Read more

Taco ECM High-Efficiency Circulators, Taco Comfort Solutions, plumbing, hydronics, heating, HVAC, ECM pumps Taco Comfort Solutions® has expanded their family of easy to use, high-efficiency ECM circulators with the addition of the 0034e™ and 0034ePlus™ models.  With a maximum of 34 feet of head and 50 gpm, the new circulators offer up to 85% energy savings over a conventional circulator.

These circulators are available with cast iron or NSF/ANSI 61 & 372 certified stainless steel volutes, so they are ideal for closed-loop heating systems as well as domestic hot water recirculation systems. Both circulators also offer a convenient, rotatable control box cover for a professional look, no matter the orientation of the installed circulator.

The 0034e features an easy-to-use dial with five operating modes, including constant pressure, fixed speed, Taco’s exclusive activeADAPT™ self-adjusting proportional pressure, and 0-10V capability. The 0034ePlus adds proportional pressure and more constant pressure settings as well as a digital display with real-time feedback, including watts, GPM, feet of head, and RPM. Both circulators are dual-voltage 115V/230V.

Both new circulators come with exclusive features that make Taco’s ECM high-efficiency circulators so easy to use, including SureStart® automatic unblocking and air purging, BIO Barrier® black iron oxide protection, dual electrical knockouts, six-inch stranded leads, recessed flange nut-grabbers and double insulation so no ground wire is needed.

For more information, visit www.TacoComfort.com

Previously only available as the IDP 5 Ton, the new IDP 3 Ton system option offers Bosch’s superior efficiency drive technology in a versatile, more compact single unit. Bosch Thermotechnology announced the addition of its Inverter Ducted Package (IDP) 3 Ton, which offers the peak efficiency and compressor technology of its IDP 5 Ton air-source Read more

Previously only available as the IDP 5 Ton, the new IDP 3 Ton system option offers Bosch’s superior efficiency drive technology in a versatile, more compact single unit.

Bosch Thermotechnology announced the addition of its Inverter Ducted Package (IDP) 3 Ton, which offers the peak efficiency and compressor technology of its IDP 5 Ton air-source heat pump system in a smaller, even more versatile package.

The IDP 3 Ton comprises all of the benefits of the Inverter Split systems in a single cabinet, including best-in-class efficiency and precise modulation to minimize energy usage while simultaneously maximizing comfort in residential and light commercial spaces. While the 5 Ton model provides up to two-stage indoor fan control, the IDP 3 Ton features up to four-stage indoor fan control and is UL certified for high static.

Bosch’s Inverter Ducted Split air-source heat pump system serves as the foundation for both models’ redesigned one-cabinet package – one that is ideal for easy residential and light commercial installations. The IDP 3 Ton and IDP 5 Ton offer the following efficiencies, respectfully: Seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) ratings of 18.5 and of 19; energy efficiency ratios (EER) of 12 and 12.5; and a heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) of 9 and 10. The IDP’s convenient two-way design simplifies installation by allowing for both horizontal and down flow installations. The systems are also compatible with most standard 24 VAC heat pump thermostats.

“The new IDP 3 Ton opens up our already versatile Inverter Ducted Packaged system installation options to fit even more applications,” Bosch Thermotechnology product manager Katie Woodling said. “We’re excited to expand this popular air-conditioning product lineup and continue delivering best-in-market efficiency to more customers.”

The IDP’s two-stage constant torque electronically commutated motor (ECM) x13 blower provides enhanced dehumidification and quiet operation, and the fully modulating inverter drive precisely matches the heating or cooling load for maximum efficiency. The IDP platform’s inverter compressor offers speeds ranging from 36 to 118 percent, with modulation in 1 percent increments.

The IDP meets the requirements for ENERGY STAR® and will comply with the Department of Energy consumer central air conditioner and heat pump direct final rule that will become effective Jan. 1, 2023.

For more information, visit www.boschheatingandcooling.com

e-HME and e-SVE Smart Pumps deliver greater efficiency and optimal performance Goulds Water Technology, a Xylem brand, recently launched the e-HME and e-SVE pumps with integrated and Variable Speed Control and intelligence. These are easy-to-install variable speed systems that combine a state-of-the-art hydraulic pump with permanent magnet motor technology and a variable speed drive to Read more

e-HME and e-SVE Smart Pumps deliver greater efficiency and optimal performance

Goulds Water Technology, a Xylem brand, recently launched the e-HME and e-SVE pumps with integrated and Variable Speed Control and intelligence. These are easy-to-install variable speed systems that combine a state-of-the-art hydraulic pump with permanent magnet motor technology and a variable speed drive to provide up to 70 percent energy savings in residential and agricultural applications.

“Installers need the right combination of motor, drive and hydraulic pump in a turnkey package for applications such as pressure boosting and irrigation, said Stephen Clark, Xylem product line manager, monitoring and controls, applied water systems. “Our e-HME and e-SVE ranges are truly smart pumps that deliver high performance and optimize energy use right out of the box.”

Goulds Water Technology, Xylem, e-HME and e-SVE pumps with integrated and Variable Speed Control, plumbing, pumping

Xylem 102 Smart range, e-SM drive

Goulds Water Technology e-HME and e-SVE pumps are pre-programmed for quick installation, and have stainless steel casing and inner components for minimal noise levels and long service life. The products are certified to the NSF/ANSI 61 Drinking Water System Components standard to deliver safe, quality potable water, and are rated NEMA 3R for outdoor installation.

The IE5 ultra-premium permanent magnet motor operates single or multi-pump systems of up to three pumps without an external control panel or programmable logic controller. Quickly install a system by adding power and plumbing, press start and the system is ready to perform– No external drive or controller is required.

The e-HME is available in five models and delivers up to 130 GPM and 540 feet TDH. The e-SVE is available in six models with multiple construction design, and delivers up to 85 GPM and 710 feet TDH. Both product lines are available in 0.5 – 2 HP.

For more information about the e-HME and/or e-SVE Smart Pump ranges, visit the product page on the Goulds Water Technology website.

Bradford White’s Power Vent (TTW®) water heaters have always provided high efficiency, superior performance, and advanced FVIR technology in one great package. Now they’re even better with a powerful new blower – the quietest power vent in the industry! The Power Vent (TTW®) water heater is now 2” shorter from the floor to the top Read more

Bradford White’s Power Vent (TTW®) water heaters have always provided high efficiency, superior performance, and advanced FVIR technology in one great package. Now they’re even better with a powerful new blower – the quietest power vent in the industry! The Power Vent (TTW®) water heater is now 2” shorter from the floor to the top of the blower so it fits nicely in tight spaces for easier installation and service. It is ENERGY STAR® rated for outstanding efficiency and energy savings, qualifies for many rebates, and fits in a small footprint. 3” flue products are available now!

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