Years ago, steam heating was a business of installing complete systems and not just a business of replacing boilers and fixing problems as it is today. So, how do you get the most out of a modern steam boiler?
Redesigned, the Benchmark 3000 boiler features high turndown for energy efficiency, lower operating costs, and high reliability in a compact footprint. Incorporating the company’s stainless steel, fire-tube design, the boiler can satisfy environmental requirements, and provides flexibility to fit in both retrofit and new construction.
The newly redesigned hydronic air handler, which is an element of the company’s Integrated Heating & Water Heating System, incorporates a new, high-efficiency permanent magnet motor, which helps upgrade the electrical efficiency of the air handler.
The AFL Automatic Flow Limiter is a unique, patented design that provides test and balance engineers, commissioning agents, installing contractors, and building owners the ability to measure flow while automatically limiting the flow rate to the system requirements.
The XFyre™ and XTherm™ are commercial modulating, condensing boilers. The boilers are now CSA-Certified for polypropylene venting, when used with Centrotherm Innoflue venting components. Innoflue polypropylene venting is ULC-S636- and UL-1738-approved.
Featuring low-H2O technology that enables the unit to heat quickly, the Linea Plus radiator can be used with low-temperature hydronic systems and renewable energy sources such as solar or geothermal. The discreet design allows for pipes and vents to be completely hidden behind the front panel and cabinet.
Radiant Heating Pipe X-Pert S5® is made with Dowlex™ 2344 polyethylene copolymer resin, which offers the traditional benefits of polyethylene resin along with excellent high-temperature resistance. The result is the next generation of radiant heating pipe, the company said.
NeoTherm® LC condensing boiler is a fully packaged, 1 million Btu, space-saving hydronic unit that offers 94 percent thermal efficiency. It is a direct vent, sealed combustion boiler that modulates with a 10 to 1 turndown. Zero clearance to combustibles with all piping and wiring from the back makes it a good choice for tight installations.
You probably realize some of your customers are just plain nuts, and others will take a chance on dying if it means they can save a few bucks on a repair or installation. Then there are customers who somehow turn nuts after you’ve done the work for them.
In this issue, we cover ductless products for the commercial market. We also look at alternative refrigerants and trends in R-22 reclamation. Other topics include a summer forecast, business franchises, and more.
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