Boilers & Hydronics

A Grand Punch in the Mouth

Lessons Learned from the Great Recession and Hurricane Sandy
By Dan Holohan
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As the noted philosopher Mr. Michael “Iron Mike” Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan, ’til they get punched in the mouth.”


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RPA Seeks to Expand Radiant Market

New Executive Director Pushes for Awareness, Broader Perspective
By Kimberly Schwartz
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There’s a strong push to grow the hydronic and radiant market, and one of the forces behind that push is Mark Eatherton, the Radiant Professionals Alliance's new executive director.


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Commercial Products Feature Comfort, Efficiency

New Heating Equipment Sure to Please Building Owners, Occupants
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In addition to the 2013 Commercial Heating Showcase product grid, The NEWS spotlights the HVAC industry’s latest commercial heating products in this photo feature.


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New Boilers Heat Up Market

Manufacturers Include Technologies that Increase Efficiency and Ease of Use
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Technologies used in commercial hot water boilers are evolving rapidly, resulting in new equipment that is more efficient and easier to operate than ever before. Modulating burners, variable-speed drives, and advanced controls can now be found on many newer boilers.


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Homeowners Warm Up to New Equipment

2013 Residential Heating Showcase Features Newest Products
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It’s time again for the annual Residential Heating Showcase. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them distinguish between brands.


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Avoiding Thermal Depression

A New Way to Protect a Heating System
By John Siegenthaler, PE
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A cool concrete slab is like a black hole for Btus. It gobbles up any heat that dares to get close. The solution is to install a mixing assembly operated by a controller that measures the boiler’s inlet temperature, as well as the water temperature supplied to the distribution system.


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Bosch Thermotechnology: Tankless Water Heaters

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For commercial applications, the Therm C 1210 ESC tankless water heater provides up to 98 percent thermal efficiency. 


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Eclipse Magnetics: Commercial Heating System Filter

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Potentially damaging ferrous oxide from heating systems is removed by the BoilerMag XL, a high-performance, easy-clean filter for commercial premises. 


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A History of Steam Pressure Relief Valves

Who Truly Gets Credit for the Invention of the Steam Pressure Relief Valve?
By Dan Holohan
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In 1905, a boiler in a Boston shoe factory blew up, traveled a great distance through the air, and landed, with delightful justice, in the front yard of the operating engineer’s house. Think it got his attention?


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Energy and Power Are not the Same Thing

True Professionals Use Clear Definitions and the Proper Terminology
By John Siegenthaler, PE
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When it comes to the difference between energy and power, our industry tends to get sloppy with its terminology. 


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