Boilers & Hydronics

Lochinvar Highlights New Boiler Models

Lochinvar LLC introduced three new CREST condensing boiler models with 750,000 to 1 million and 1.25 million Btuh inputs during the AHR Expo on Tuesday. 

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Jan. 20, 2015: Superior Holding Opens Oklahoma Boiler Sales Support Office

Oklahoma Boiler Equipment Will Provide Boiler Sales Support Throughout Oklahoma

Superior Holding Inc. announced that it has opened Oklahoma Boiler Equipment, a sales support company. The new Oklahoma City sales arm joins Superior Boiler Technologies Inc. and Superior Boiler Works Inc. under the Superior Holding company umbrella.

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Jan. 19, 2015: Study Confirms Savings Offered by Advanced Load Monitoring Controller for Boilers

Fuel Savings of Up to 14 Percent Reported

A study released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) confirms the M2G intelligent boiler control from Greffen Systems produces significant savings for heating buildings using hydronic boilers. The DOE’s “Building America Case Study,” which installed and monitored the controllers in Chicago, reported fuel savings up to 14 percent.

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The Imprint of the 2012 Residential Boiler Standards

Automatic Temperature Adjusting Mechanism Among the Biggest Adjustments

The standards, which were set by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in 2007 and implemented Sept. 1, 2012, required residential gas hot water boilers to meet a minimum AFUE of 82 percent; gas steam boilers, 80 percent; oil hot water boilers, 84 percent; and oil steam boilers, 82 percent.

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Radiant Cooling Demonstrates High Efficiency, Greater Comfort

Radiant Gains Popularity in US as Benefits, Comfort Become Known

Immensely popular in Europe, radiant cooling is steadily gaining popularity in the U.S. because of its potential to reduce energy consumption. About half of net-zero energy buildings use radiant cooling to help them achieve the balance between energy consumption and renewable energy creation.

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Wet Heat Performs Well When Put to the Test

Case Studies Show Hydronic Designs in Action

Here's how wet heat technology helped a large college apartment building reach LEED-Silver certification, a Kentucky high school save up to 35 percent in monthly utility costs, and a local pizza restaurant go green.

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Get Real — Get Hydronic Heat

Attention to Engineering and Design May Save Generations of Comfort Grief

My daughter Erin, along with her three sisters, grew up listening to me talk nonstop about hydronic heating. Erin recently bought a house with a furnace.

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Rhode Island Mansion Pumps Up its Efficiency

Updated Circulator Pump Offers Immediate Benefits

Inside the 15,000-square-foot house, the state-of-the-art heating system — complete with Wi-Fi and remote programming capabilities — is powered by a Bell & Gossett (B&G) pump system.

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Innovation Award Winners Take a Bow

AHR Expo Honors New Products

Representing all major segments of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were honored in 10 categories as the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the Jan. 26-28 event in Chicago. 

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Facts + Figures: Air-source Heat Pump Shipments Increase 44 Percent in September

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.

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