Boilers & Hydronics

My Day as a Potted Plant

A Tale of Corporate Misunderstanding and Embarrassing New Suits
February 24, 2014

The year I served as the potted plant, Sheraton was building a hotel out on Lawn Guyland. This is where things got tricky. 


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2014 AHR Expo: HVAC Commercial Equipment

February 17, 2014

The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the HVAC commercial equipment we found on the show floor.


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Bosch Celebrates 20-Million Milestone

Portugal Plant Produces Gas-Fired Water Heaters
February 10, 2014

Bosch Termotecnologia S.A.’s Aveiro plant, 70 kilometers south of Porto in the northwest region of Portugal, passed the 20 million mark in production of gas-fired water heaters this past fall. 


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Bradford White Corp.: Boilers and Volume Water Heaters

February 10, 2014

The Brute™ Series is a line of gas-fired boilers and volume water heaters. 


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Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.: Modulating Gas Condensing Boiler

February 3, 2014

With four models supplying from 84,800-214,800 Btuh, and cascades of up to 16 units for even higher outputs, the Buderus GB142 modulating gas condensing boiler can provide sufficient heating comfort for any type and size of home or small to medium business, said the company.


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Boilers, Water Heaters Efficiently Evolve

Manufacturers Aim For Higher Efficiencies, Smaller Footprints
January 27, 2014

When it comes to boilers and water heaters, manufacturers are sensing an ongoing trend — the move to higher-efficiency models.


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Boilers, Water Heaters’ Efficiencies Rise

Manufacturers Aim for Efficiency, Ease of Use
January 27, 2014

Water heater and boiler manufacturers are diligently introducing high-efficiency systems into the marketplace with the goal of making life easier for both the contractor and the consumer. 


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Contractors Discuss Strategies to Sell Boilers

System Knowledge, Return on Investment Headline the Selling Process
January 27, 2014

These days, it’s not just going into a house and installing a cast-iron boiler. Today’s units offer consumers multiple choices regarding efficiency and performance. 


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Heat Transfer: Nature Versus Math

Formulas and Assumptions Don’t Always Predict what Happens
January 27, 2014

The following formula has been around the North American hydronics industry for a long time: Btuh = 500 x gpm x delta T. It can be used to estimate the rate of heat transfer into or out of a device that has a stream of water flowing through it at a known flow rate, and with a measured temperature change between the inlet and outlet of that water stream.


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Rinnai America Corp.: Residential Combi Boiler

December 30, 2013

Designed for smaller residential applications with up to 1.5 bathrooms, the E50C Condensing Combi Boiler has been added to the E Series. 


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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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Jeff Hutchinson, Energy Solutions Manager for mechanical contractor Bruner Corp., talks about the ductless market and how it can be profitable for a commercial contractor.

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