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Webstone Products Featured on PBS’s HOMETIME

Webstone's Hydro-Core Hydronic Manifold System and Isolator Uni-Flange Ball Valves have been featured on Hometime - one of PBS’s longest-running home improvement programs.  Episode 2801 - Creekside Home Heat highlights different ways to run radiant floor heat and streamline heating during a boiler installation.  Learn more about the benefits of Webstone and view the episode at www.webstonevalves.com/news.  Founded in 1954, Webstone is recognized as an industry leader for innovative design of residential and commercial valves used in plumbing, hydronic, radiant, solar and geothermal applications. These designs focus on time and space saving concepts that simplify future maintenance and upkeep of all piping systems. Some of Webstone's trademarked and patented items include; Hydro-Core™, The Isolator®, Isolator EXP™, Pro-Connect™, and Pro-Pal® step saving valves. Read More

Uponor Named a Progress Minnesota 2014 Honoree

Uponor North America (Uponor) was recently named a Progress Minnesota 2014 honoree by Finance & Commerce magazine. The award recognizes individuals and companies driving business growth, jobs and economic development in the Twin Cities and across the state of Minnesota.“It is an honor to be chosen as one of the companies helping to drive greater economic growth in the Twin Cities area,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “We have a strong entrepreneurial spirit here at Uponor that is a core part of our culture. Being recognized for our efforts is humbling as well as motivating to ensure we continue our drive toward further innovation and success.” Uponor is one of 33 companies and individuals being recognized for their outstanding contribution to the Twin Cities business market. Other company honorees include 3M, Mayo Clinic, Shutterfly and St. Jude Medical. “This year’s award recipients illustrate the creativity, drive and ... Read More

McDonnell & Miller celebrates 50 years with HARDI

McDonnell & Miller®, an exclusive product line of Bell & Gossett®, a brand of Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, was recently recognized by the Heating Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) for its dedicated involvement as a manufacturer.McDonnell & Miller celebrated a 50-year milestone in its relationship with the leading HVACR trade association. Glenn Huse, global product line manager, engineered specialties, HVAC marketing, Xylem Applied Water Systems, accepted the company’s award at the 2013 HARDI Annual Conference held December 7 to 10 in Phoenix, Ariz.“We are honored to receive this recognition for our many years of collaboration with HARDI,” said Mark Handzel, vice president, Product Regulatory Affairs, and director, HVAC Commercial Buildings Business Unit, Xylem. “Xylem and its brands value strong relationships with industry professionals, including distributors and trade associations. Staying involved in our industries positions the company ... Read More

Bosch Thermotechnology Teams Up With Orca Energy to Reduce Cost of Geothermal Heating and Cooling for New Home Developers, Builders and Homebuyers

Bosch Thermotechnology, a leading heating-cooling equipment manufacturer, has signed an agreement with US-based Orca Energy, a leading geothermal utility provider, to jointly market a geothermal infrastructure-equipment solution to developers, homebuilders and prospective new homeowners in the U.S.   The agreement between Bosch Thermotechnology and Orca Energy was signed in October at the annual International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Technical Conference and Expo held in Las Vegas, NV.   The agreement to collaborate in the U.S. marketplace solves one of the most persistent challenges facing the geothermal industry: how to overcome builder and homeowner resistance to the initial capital cost barrier of installing the ground heat exchanger. Geothermal heat pump systems can save between 30%-50% in heating and cooling costs compared to a conventional furnace or air conditioner. First costs for installing the heat exchanger loop element, however, have been a stumbling block the industry has struggled with ... Read More

Armstrong Fluid Technology Introduces ADEPT – A Highly Advanced, Intuitive Software Selection Program for Commercial and Residential Pumps

Armstrong Fluid Technology has unveiled an innovative pump selection software program that is  completely intuitive, easy-to-use, highly visual, and provides an excellent user experience on multiple devices and platforms. Based on extensive Voice-of-the-Customer research, ADEPT makes it easy for users to select a wide range of equipment as well as organize schedules, source submittals and specifications. Intuitive screen designs allow users to view line drawings, multi-curves, photos, voltage, motor size, inlets, outlets, accessories, seal operating limits, seal options, construction options and more than a dozen motor options.  ADEPT then lists the pumps that meet users’ specific criteria, as well as the key characteristics of each selection - such as ‘efficiency at average load’, ‘operating costs’ and ‘motor size’. Offering advanced features not available on other pump selection programs, ADEPT complements Armstrong’s Design Envelope products, including commercial and residential pumps, Suction guides and Flo-Trex valves. Some of the key features include: ... Read More

LOCHINVAR® NAMES DECEMBER VIP CONTRACTOR PROGRAM WINNERS

Lochinvar is pleased to announce the December winners in its VIP Contractor Program. Ron Forman of JP Heating of Northern Michigan was named the latest winner of the VIP Installation Showcase, and Rich Duran of Rich Duran Plumbing & Heating in Santa Fe was selected in the monthly drawing.  Both winners receive a spot on Lochinvar’s Nashville Experience trip this June, which includes an all-expenses-paid trip for two and tickets to the world’s largest country music festival. An Impressive Installation Forman’s entry in the VIP Installation Showcase, which is housed on Lochinvar’s Facebook page as well as on www.knightheatingboiler.com, highlighted an installation of an 85,000 Btu/hr KNIGHT® Wall Mount Heating Boiler as part of a replacement job. Despite less than ideal conditions in the mechanical room, Forman and his team delivered a very clean retrofit. His entry earned the highest number of votes for the month, along with the ... Read More

WaterFurnace introduces CLW chiller

WaterFurnace International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, introduces the CLW chiller, the latest addition to its growing portfolio of commercial and industrial HVAC solutions. This large capacity chiller features the unique ability to continuously monitor and optimize system performance using a combination of hardware and software options. The product will be unveiled at the 2014 AHR Expo in New York, N.Y., Jan. 21-23 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Available in 60- to 140-ton capacities, the new chiller uses advanced adaptive direct digital controls that modulate equipment based on ever-changing conditions to constantly maintain the highest efficiencies possible, while remote monitoring can relay this information to facility managers anywhere in the world. The advanced adaptive unit controls allow models with optional energy monitoring and electronic expansion valves to continuously self-optimize for improved energy efficiency and system performance. In addition, the commercial chiller is ... Read More

Dan Holohan to Present Classic Hydronics

 Dan Holohan will present his popular seminar, Classic Hydronics, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA. All proceeds from this seminar will benefit OESP’s Dave Nelsen Scholarship program for students interested in pursuing their careers in the energy-service industry.The seminar will begin at 5 pm. with a buffet dinner. Holohan will begin speaking at 5:30 pm. and he’ll finish up at 8:45 pm.“This all-technical seminar will give you a Liberal Arts education in Classic Hydronic systems,” says Holohan. “You will see inside the pipes and get a better understanding of how things work, what goes wrong, and why. I’ll share with you the secrets I’ve picked up from the Old Timers, making you a better troubleshooter.” This class explores one-pipe loops, the critical importance of pressure differential, gravity hot-water heating, pumping, radiation, one- and two-pipe primary-secondary systems, two-pipe direct and reverse return, classic radiant, multiple boiler systems, diverter tees, two-temperature systems, ... Read More

CIPHEX West adds Hydronics Conference Featuring North America's Leading Hydronics Educators, Robert Bean, Dan Holohan and John Siegenthaler

CIPHEX West will take place November 5 & 6, 2014 in Calgary. More than 200 exhibitors will participate in the two-day trade show – Western Canada’s largest plumbing and HVACR event in Western Canada produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH). In addition to the exhibits, the 2014 show will feature a Hydronics Conference. Internationally recognized hydronics experts Robert Bean, Dan Holohan and John Siegenthaler are confirmed speakers. Sessions will provide the technical information contractors, wholesalers and engineers need to specify, install and maintain hydronic systems, give expert insights into future trends in modern hot water heating and practical solutions to increase hydronic sales. With a focus on what’s new in 2014 and what industry can expect to see in the future, CIPHEX West will also feature seminars focusing on new plumbing codes and standards, new trends in plumbing and HVACR and emerging technologies.  The CIPHEX West exhibit ... Read More

Noritz Expands Tankless Residential Offering by Three Units, For Small to Midsized, Whole-House Applications

NR501, NR662, and NRC711 offer compact design with a heat exchanger that is three times as durable, all-new scale-detection software for more proactive leak prevention, and a built-in digital display to aid servicing.FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. (JANUARY 14, 2014) — Noritz America has expanded its ecoTOUGH andValueSolutions tankless water heater series with three new models offering several performance-enhancing advantages:a new, 12-year heat exchanger three times more durable in its ability to resist scale buildup;new scale-detection software that minimizes leaks by indicating when it’s time to de-scale (flush) the system;a compact design with an integral readout window, permitting basic servicing without the need for a remote device. Located at the lower right of the front panel, the small display indicates flow rates, temperature and common error codes.“The scale detection software and the integral display window are designed to alert homeowners and service contractors of scale buildup within the unit,” explains Noritz marketing manager Jason Fleming. “The main benefit of this early ... Read More
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