As HVAC products and home appliances get “smarter,” so too is the boiler — although perhaps with less flash and bang than the smart thermostat, smart doorbell, smartphone, or the new smart furniture that’s hitting the market. (Smart sofa, anyone? It’s a thing.)
Early last year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule amending the minimum efficiency standards for residential boilers, which will go into effect Jan. 15, 2021. In addition, the DOE amended its test procedure for residential boilers.
BSRIA Inc. reports that from 2012 to 2016, sales of condensing boilers grew from 30 percent of the commercial market to over 60 percent, and that number is expected to climb to 80 percent by next year.
When it comes to figuring out what the market demands in a boiler, it usually comes down to the highest efficiencies possible along with advances in control technology. Indeed, efficiency and advanced control technologies were on display for most of the boilers introduced at the AHR Expo.
Contractors, architects, engineers, and others who specify commercial and industrial boilers continually seek systems that are more cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly. The boiler industry has responded by making significant advances in both construction and design.
The site provided opportunities to supply energy savings improvements across multiple systems
September 21, 2015
SmartWatt Energy has completed a major sustainability project for wire rope manufacturer Bridon American at its Hanover, Pennsylvania, facility. UGI presented a $100,000 rebate check to Bridon American during an event at the facility.
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.
The Heatronic 4000 commercial boiler control can activate up to four boilers utilizing outdoor temperature reset, space heating set point, and domestic hot water set point or communication received via BACnet and Modbus.
Local Representative D.J. Conley Assoc. Inc. Helps Upgrade Several Multi-Burner Boilers
January 13, 2014
Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp., with the support of local representative D.J. Conley Assoc. Inc., successfully assisted Ford Motor Co. with the upgrade of its burner management and combustion control systems at its research and engineering powerhouse in Dearborn, Mich.
In this issue of The NEWS, we focus on the Internet of Things and its effect on the HVAC industry, examining its impact on the skilled trades labor shortage, on cybersecurity, and on the popularity of self-healing buildings.