Hydronics

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, and Plumbing Engineer will hold a webinar on Part Load Efficiency Value, from 1-1:45 pm. CDT on March 30....more...

It was a record-setting year for the 2017 AHR Expo, which took place Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In total, 68,000...more...

The new 150- to 2,500-gallon electric water heaters, from 12 to 162 kW feature 150 psi ASME code glass linings, ASME temperature and PRV, internal...more...

The 55S Series Point-of-Use panel provides final line pressure control and individual isolation for up to four streams of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, making it...more...

Taco Comfort Solutions is proud to announce Robert Bean as the 2017 recipient of the Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award. The award was...more...

The Tango line of pumps, that range from 1hp to 10hp, are designed to further reduce the first installed costs. The product includes a Built-in...more...

Tiny homes have become increasingly popular across the U.S. in recent years. As more people make the move to tiny living, contractors and owner-builders alike...more...

To assist with proper sizing of PEX, PE-RT and CPVC plastic pressure pipe and tubing, the BCD Plastic Pressure Pipe Design Calculator is designed for...more...

The high output coils in both the HF-85-XHO, with an 85-gallon tank, and the HF-115-XHO, with a 115-gallon tank, provide abundant hot water at a...more...

The Parallel SelfSensing Pump Controller is designed to easily stage individual pumps in a parallel configuration for optimal pumping efficiency. Parallel pumping enables the use...more...

The 0015e3 is the only three-setting, ECM-powered circulator on the market. With three easy settings, the product’s variable speed, high-efficiency ECM motor uses up to 85...more...

The EZconnex Float Connection System is a way to install float switches in a wet well for level control applications.

The System includes an electrical wiring...more...

The Taco LeakBreaker is a water heater leak protection device that protects against flood damage from the containment failure of a water heater. It consists...more...

The GSP0511 Cast Iron Sump Pump 1/2 Horsepower Model, engineered to provide homes with high quality protection from water damage.

The 1/2 horsepower model is...more...

To assist with proper sizing of PEX, PE-RT and CPVC plastic pressure pipe and tubing, the BCD Plastic Pressure Pipe Design Calculator is designed for...more...

Grundfos is extending its SL and SE range of wastewater pumps to include “medium,” “high” and “super high” hydraulic offerings from 12 to 42 HP....more...

The Sanineutral neutralizer kit from Saniflo incorporates neutralizing granules to increase the pH of acidic condensate water produced in residential or commercial applications before it...more...

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating (AHR) Expo, takes place Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Sponsored by ASHRAE and...more...

The residents of The Ackerly at Timberland have all the comforts of home at the sort of home that’s becoming more popular as aging Americans...more...

Extending the SL and SE range of wastewater pumps to include “medium,” “high” and “super high” hydraulic offerings from 12 to 42 horsepower (HP), this...more...

ASSE International has announced that the Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, N.H., is the first applicant approved for training for the ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Standard 19000 Hydronic...more...

The AquaBalance combination boiler features hydronic technology, and combines the warmth of high-efficiency space heating and the convenience of on-demand domestic hot water.  With a...more...

Hydronic buffer tanks, designed to reduce heat pump, chiller, or boiler short cycling, are used in systems operating below the design load condition or in...more...

The SmartLoop system helps maintain water quality by maintaining temperature and reducing water stagnation. Ideal for use in multi-story commercial applications, the product uses a...more...

NaviLink is designed to report and monitor diagnostic data, through the companion app, along with error code notification for tankless water heaters (NPE series), combi-boilers...more...

The CITY MULTI L- Generation Air-Source outdoor units has improved efficiency ratings due to HexiCoil technology, a zinc-aluminum flat tube heat exchanger that maximizes heat...more...

HeatMatrixInstallers can have the versatility to vary wire spacing, allowing customers a choice of different heat outputs, based on floor and room heating needs. The...more...

Someday, HVAC/R and plumbing engineers will look back at 2016 as the year chilled beam hydronic design was revolutionized by the emergence of the controlled...more...

Cornell University has unveiled plans to heat the university with geothermal energy.

Cornell's project, called Earth Source Heat, will research technologies for employing geothermal heat...more...

Danfoss, has appointed Jeffrey Flannery as business development manager of its heating business in North America. In this role, Flannery will focus specifically on the...more...

The GV90+ cast iron boiler for energy-efficient, comfort heating in residential applications features streamlined controls with simple setup, low maintenance and durable design for the...more...

The general consensus since our last heating season preview seems to reflect the industry’s continued slow but steady transition to comfort systems. These systems feature designs...more...

A thoughtful examination of complete hydronic distribution systems and the interactions of components within properly designed systems is investigated in the newly released edition of...more...

AERCO International, a Watts company and a leading supplier of boilers and water heating products, is pleased to announce that James F. Dagley has been...more...

The PACOpaQ is designed for chilled and hot water distribution, condenser water, geothermal loop, district heating and cooling, and many other water-based systems. The system...more...

The Digital Mixing Center (DMC80), for digital recirculating hot water system temperature control, is designed with an integral Brain, the world’s only Digital Recirculating Valve....more...

The NC380 ASME Series of tankless water heaters is ideal for commercial and multifamily applications where hot-water demand varies dramatically. NC380 system can deliver more...more...

Armstrong International’s Digital Mixing Center (DMC80) for digital recirculating hot water system temperature control is designed with an integral Brain® the world’s only Digital Recirculating...more...

For over a century, Weil-McLain has delivered high-quality cast iron boilers to the market and helped paved the way in high efficiency hydronics. The company employs...more...

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute is calling on the Department of Energy to follow its own procedures when promulgating rules, and is seeking suspension...more...

The ICON HD is an intelligent Honeywell integrated control with a digital LCD display that combines temperature control, diagnostic codes, system functions and operational status...more...

Modine’s AHRI-certified geothermal family of products now offers standalone A-coils for use with a matching Modine split ground source heat pump systems that can be...more...

The U.S. Department of Energy last week released a notice of proposed rulemaking on energy efficiency for commercial boilers.

The standard being proposed by the...more...

The new NaviLink Wi-Fi control and mobile application is now available for tankless water heaters (NPE series), combi-boilers (NCB-E series) and gas condensing boilers (NHB...more...

Commercial NeoTherm boilers now come with a large color touch screen as standard equipment. The easy-to-navigate, color touch screen allows for quick access to the...more...

Editorial Director Ashlei Cooper interviews key members from Aerco, Armstrong Fluid Technology, hilmor, Navien, Noritz, Rinnai and Uponor at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, FL....more...

Victaulic has developed the world’s first grooved piping system for saturated steam and condensate piping. Designed for use on commercial and industrial steam applications, the...more...

All Laars commercial NeoTherm boilers now come with a large color touch screen as standard equipment. The easy to navigate color touch screen allows for...more...

It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we share news of the passing of Webstone Company, Inc. President Michael Reck.

On Dec. 24,...more...

David S. LeMay is the kind of guy whose business card just can’t easily spell out all of what he does for a living at...more...

The 2016 AHR Expo will soon heat up the floor of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The show takes place on January...more...

No matter what trade show or seminar I attend, I keep hearing that plumbing and heating technicians are in great demand. The HVACR Workforce Development...more...

Assists users in designing their own snow and ice melting solutions. Contractors, engineers and distributors can use the app and online tool to enter their...more...

The next-generation of combi-boiler is the NCB-E. The NCB series is unique in that, as one unit, it is capable of providing a whole house...more...

Danfoss has appointed Miha Kavcic as head of sales and business development in North America. In this role, Kavcic will be responsible for advancing the...more...

ECR International, an HVAC manufacturer with headquarters in Utica, N.Y. and fabrication facilities in Dunkirk, N.Y., announced Dec. 23, 2015, that the company’s shareholders have...more...

IBC opened a new Training Center at its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, BC.  IBC hosted its first group in December and will be conducting in-depth...more...

U.S. Boiler Company, and a subsidiary of Burnham Holdings Inc., announced the formal opening of its new Engineering and Technology Center located at 2930 Old...more...

The CREST condensing boiler offers the CON·X·US remote connectivity platform. All models now feature the next generation of all-in-one SMART TOUCH operating control with the...more...

Quick stand suspended equipment platforms are engineered to support up to 50-gallon water heaters or up to 600 pounds. This cost effective product is available...more...

R-flex is a pre-insulated, flexible, energy-saving PEX piping system with a durable, waterproof outer cover. It provides cost-effective distribution for heating,

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tekmar unveiled its new app and online tool to assist users in designing their own snow and ice melting solutions.

Contractors, engineers, and distributors can...more...

U.S. Boiler Company has announced a strategic partnership with URELL, Inc. of Watertown, Mass. This partnership will couple the nation’s largest manufacturer of hydronic heating...more...

Victaulic has developed the world’s first grooved piping system for saturated steam and condensate piping. Designed for use on commercial and industrial steam applications, the...more...

Advancing its strategic partnership with Italian pump manufacturer Askoll®, Taco Comfort Solutions™ announced that it has signed an agreement with Askoll Holding srl to acquire...more...

The patented Isolator E-X-P E2 service valve kits allow for quicker, consistent quality TWH installations, with fewer leak paths; and are now available with Pro-Connect...more...

The Brain was introduced for digital recirculating hot water system temperature control. Actuators bolted onto ancient Thermostatic Mixing Valve designs, ball valves reliant upon RTD's...more...

Watts Radiant's R-flex is a pre-insulated, flexible, energy-saving PEX piping system with a durable, waterproof outer cover. It provides cost-effective distribution for heating, cooling, and...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has released the hardcopy and digital versions of its 2015 edition of the Uniform Solar Energy and...more...

By next July, the Minnesota Vikings will unveil its new stadium with one particular design focused on harsh winter weather.

The club doesn’t want a...more...

This year, Velocity Boiler Works was formed to serve as the sales and marketing arm for Crown Boiler. Velocity Boiler Works offers a complete line...more...

All systems are designed to conserve water and increase comfort by reducing the delivery time of hot water to outlet fixtures. The Plumb n’ Plug...more...

New design solution to its line of Keltech electric tankless water heaters. This new system is useful for any high flow, safety, industrial or custom...more...

CON·X·US remote connectivity allows most smart devices to be linked with compatible SMART SYSTEM boiler controls from around the corner or halfway around the world....more...

The IntelliStation is a digital water mixing and recirculation system.  The smart delivery system allows managers of commercial and institutional facilities such as hospitals, hotels,...more...

The concept of “going green” has morphed in many ways on its way to becoming considered a popular culture phrase. From its early, modern-day political association...more...

Z-VENT Commercial reduces total installed vent system cost. Patented factory-fitted fail-safe sealing gaskets install in half the time of field-sealed systems.

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The Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.’s Green  Living Awards contest is returning for 2015. The contest, now in its third year,  recognizes both residential and commercial projects...more...

Mokena, Ill. – The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) is inviting entries from the entire industry – not just RPA members – for its 2015 System...more...

Taco’s now-expanded ECM, wet rotor Viridian line includes the VR3452 high efficiency wet rotor variable speed circulator for chilled and hot water applications, offering up...more...

The SpecAdvantage with PHD electric tankless water heater can be used for a wide variety of applications. Wastewater treatment plants, commercial

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SpacePak’s Solstice line of air-to-water heat pumps announces their latest offering – the Solstice Extreme. The cutting edge Solstice Extreme is the perfect heat pump...more...

Utica, N.Y. – ECR International, Inc. is pleased to announce that President & CEO Ron Passafaro has been re-elected as chairman of the Hydronics Institute...more...

If you’ve been on a commercial jobsite recently, you may have seen an opaque white pipe being used for the potable plumbing system. This pipe,...more...

Electric Mini Tanks save water by eliminating the wait for hot water at the point of use. With a sleek new exterior and single weld...more...

The wall-mounted Greenstar gas condensing boiler for residential applications is now available in a floor-standing version for all eight regular (heat) and combi (heat+hot water)...more...

Apple Valley, Minn. – On May 21, Uponor North America (Uponor) held an official groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the company’s seventh expansion in the greater Twin...more...

The standardization of galvanized steel across residential hydronic baseboard was announced. A two phase manufacturing process was used to accomplish this. With the standardization of...more...

The Hydro Multi-B is an all variable speed controlled pump system utilizing two to three CME pumps with integrated variable frequency drive. The Hydro Multi-B...more...

Wichita, Kan. – Viega announces two radiant training seminars in 2015 for design-build contractors and engineers.
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Cranston, R.I. – Taco, Inc. announced a major reorganization of the company and its marketing direction in order to facilitate entry into additional industries and markets....more...

Ann Arbor, Mich. —  HeatSpring and Roy Collver, president of OTBC Inc., are teaming up to offer the course, “Condensing Boilers in Hydronic Systems.” The rigorous, six-week...more...

The Mascot LX wall hung condensing combi boiler and tankless water heater features a heat exchanger designed and manufactured in the U.S. The natural gas...more...

Designed to replace a conventional 40-gallon tank-type water heater in warm-weather climates, the new EZTR40 streamlines the tank-replacement process with three

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Lebanon, Tenn. – Lochinvar, LLC announced four well-deserved promotions within its executive level management team. 

•Mike Lahti, vice president of sales, marketing, and business development
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Elkhart, Ind. – The new website from NIBCO INC. fully delivers, regardless of digital format. It allows users to view full product content, whether on a...more...

Albany, N.Y. – Centrotherm Eco Systems is pleased to announce its latest approval on Bock's optiTHERM series of condensing water heaters. The optiTHERM  series covers all "OT" models  followed by 200,...more...

This year’s AHR Expo was round two for me. And, it was a knock out. I was able to step away from working social media...more...

The Condensing Gas Heating Boiler (NHB) is now available in four sizes: NHB-55, NHB-80, NHB-110 and NHB-150, with turndown ratios (TDR)

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The ReCon tankless commercial water heating system offers high turndown and efficiency, precise temperature control and long-term reliability in a small footprint. Delivering low cost-...more...

Harnesses condensing technology to achieve a 0.94 EF, and it is ENERGY STAR-qualified. The unit is installed with intelligent electronic controls

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The iQ1501 is new to the line of tankless hot water heaters. It delivers 1.5 million BTUs with no storage tanks

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Pentair announced the acquisition of ice and snow-melt solutions expert, Bylin Engineered Systems. Combined with Pentair’s Thermal Building Solutions broad range of Raychem heat-tracing solutions,...more...

It is a new year and, as is often the case, new years bring new standards, codes and regulations. A big

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The 2015 AHR Expo will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago on January 26-28. The expo

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Unquestionably, the main event for our industry is the AHR Expo. This year’s event will be in

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. —A multi-year effort to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption, conserve water and increase material recycling culminated today

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ATLANTA —Guidance to help ensure that homes are energy efficient and have good indoor environmental quality will be featured in several

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Condensing Gas Heating Boiler is available in four sizes: NHB-55, NHB-80, NHB 110 and NHB-150 with turn-down-ratios respectively of 7:1, 10:1,

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Line of CREST Condensing Boilers includes three new models with 750,000, 1.0 million and 1.25 million Btu/hr inputs. Featuring Wave fire-tube

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There are many options available today for boiler flue venting, but not all solutions are created equal. Each has its advantages and disadvantages in terms...more...

The winter of 2013-2014 left many people traumatized. Nearly every part of the U.S. was impacted in some way. It brought unusual cold weather and...more...

In the past few years, the market for tankless water heaters has grown as more homeowners and businesses have discovered the advantages that tankless can...more...

My first exposure to the word manifold had to do with cars, hot rods really. Names like Edelbrock, Weiand and Offenhauser were stickered across the...more...

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has been working on its new Standard 188 for the prevention of legionellosis (more commonly...more...

Pumping systems are contributing significantly to the success of this trend through the use of alternative applications including variable frequency drives, water heaters with minimal...more...

Economic considerations in the building industry as well as variables related to the characteristics of our water supply have made crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) an increasingly...more...

Modcon boilers are getting mighty efficient these days. Where does the efficiency come from? Boiler manufacturers are gaining this extra efficiency by extracting heat from...more...

Washington, D.C., is not exactly the Arctic Circle, but we have installed a surprising number of snowmelt systems over the years, everything from walkways and...more...

The air and dirt found in today’s piping systems have not changed all that much over the years. What has changed, or evolved, are the...more...

It’s a familiar tale in the boiler industry: something goes wrong with the feedwater supply to a boiler, the boiler runs out of water, and...more...

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Japan based Sanden Corporation, a leader in the global heating, cooling and refrigeration, will be introducing its Heat Pump Water Heaters and...more...

RACINE, Wis. —Modine is offering a full schedule of CEU courses at AHR Expo 2015 in Chicago. Classes presented by Modine provide professional development opportunities...more...

AUBURN Hills, Mich. – Legend has appointed Lance Dyer as Hydronic Sales Manager, Northeast. Dyer will manage and direct Legend Hydronics sales.

Dyer has more...more...

ATLANTA – Students who took part in ASHRAE’s 2014 Student Design Competition were challenged to do research and design for a research and design development...more...

By Dan Foley

My company has installed and serviced residential steam boilers since it started more than ten years ago. We have also developed a...more...

By Dan Foley

Around the turn of the last century, Washington, D.C. was a growing metropolis. In an effort to house the burgeoning population, a...more...