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ClimateMaster Next-Generation Trilogy 45™ Q-Mode™ Geothermal Heat Pump Raises Bar on Efficiency, Comfort; Provides First WiFi-Enabled Control, Troubleshooting

ClimateMaster announces its latest breakthrough innovation in the new Trilogy 45™ Q-Mode™ variable-speed geothermal heat pump system, which provides the industry’s highest efficiencies of 45 EER and further notable savings via on-demand hot water generation capabilities. The system additionally offers convenient programming, monitoring and control for homeowners and dealers over the internet from any WiFi-enabled device. “Providing the lowest operating cost presently on the market, the Trilogy 45 Q-Mode significantly outperforms the closest competitive variable-speed unit available,” said Raj Hiremath, director of marketing at ClimateMaster. “With this latest innovation, ClimateMaster has maintained its position as the industry’s leader, setting a new record by delivering the highest efficiencies recorded by AHRI at more than 45 EER in ground loop applications. Offering the lowest operating costs of any heating, cooling and hot water generation system on the market today, the Trilogy 45 Q-Mode also significantly improves comfort through superior temperature and humidity ... Read More

OESP’s New Show Format Gets Personal

OESP’s first Road Show took place at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut from May 12-13, 2014 and offered attendees and exhibitors a new and more personal take on the traditional conference and trade show format. “This new, condensed two-day format takes into account the value of attendee and exhibitor time and was designed to give them the greatest return on their investment,” said Judy Garber, OESP Executive Director. “For years, we have watched floor traffic of many conventions and trade shows on the decline. What we’ve learned is that our typical attendee does not want to spend more than one night away from home and work for an event. They would prefer to travel no more than 100 miles. And many owners do not want to send their technicians into a city to attend an event.” Garber also noted that technology is changing the way we learn and network. “Attendees are ... Read More

Noritz Now Offering Contractors Online Tankless Water Heating Education for Added Convenience

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. (MAY 12, 2014) — Noritz America today announced the release of its Online Residential Level 1 (R1) tankless water heater training for plumbing and heating contractors. The Noritz University course will supplement personal training by Noritz sales personnel, allowing those tradespeople who are unable to attend in-person sessions the ability to gain and deepen their tankless knowledge quickly and effectively.“The training is useful for contractors of all levels of experience, because we continue to develop and improve our technology,” says Jason Fleming, Marketing Manager for Noritz America. “Now there’s a new way to get the right information quickly and efficiently without always having to travel to a Noritz facility or a distributor location.” The Noritz website will host the training slides, which also furnish information on a shortcut to Training signup, available courses, as well as the benefits of participating in the company’s PROCard rebate program. ... Read More

Uponor Fire Safety Design Services Receives Minnesota License for Standalone Designs

1Uponor North America (Uponor) Fire Safety Design Services recently obtained a Fire Protection Contractor Design License for standalone fire sprinkler systems in the state of Minnesota, allowing the team to design both standalone as well as multipurpose plumbing and fire sprinkler systems for residential structures. This is in response to changes to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13D Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, which now includes provisions for PEX in standalone fire sprinkler system designs. Currently, Uponor’s Fire Safety team offers design services in 48 states and Canada and is licensed or holds certificates in 18 states that require licensing or certification. “We anticipate Minnesota will require licensing for multipurpose systems in the near future as well,” says Dan Hubbard, supervisor, Fire Safety Design Services at Uponor, who took the state exam and is the responsible managing employee ... Read More

Grundfos Showcases Ultra-Efficient Circulators at OESP Road Show 2014

Grundfos will exhibit its high-efficiency, variable-speed circulators MAGNA3™ and ALPHA™ at the Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) 2014 Road Show from May 12 to 13 in Mohegan Sun, Conn. MAGNA3 and ALPHA offer much more than the ability to match pump speed to varying system loads. Both circulators feature a variable-speed electronically commutated motor (ECM) that uses a patented integrated logic algorithm, AUTOADAPT™, to learn the varying energy use patterns of an application over time, enabling the software to automatically determine the lowest possible operating efficiency point to meet ever-changing demand. MAGNA3 Boasting the highest energy-efficiency rating currently available for circulator pumps in North America, the MAGNA3 is at the absolute forefront of pump technology. It is an energy?optimized, variable-speed wet rotor circulator whose adaptive intelligence cuts power consumption by up to 85 percent when compared with conventional circulators. MAGNA3 features extremely low energy consumption, a flexible range of ... Read More


Lochinvar is pleased to announce the April winners in its VIP Contractor Program. Kevin Miller of Miller Mechanical in Burlington, Massachusetts, was named the final winner of the VIP Installation Showcase, and Kevin Hart of Hart Plumbing & Heating in Greenland, New Hampshire, was selected in the last monthly drawing.  In addition, both Thomas McGarry of Superior Plumbing in Dedham, Massachusetts, and Keith Riggott of Beacon Mechanical Services in Granby, Connecticut, were recognized as the Top-Performers for this year’s VIP Contractor Program based on their exemplary performance. All of the newly named winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two with tickets to the world’s largest country music festival as part of Lochinvar’s upcoming Nashville Experience in June. An Impressive Installation Miller’s entry in the VIP Installation Showcase, which is housed on Lochinvar’s Facebook page as well as on, described an energy upgrade at a 20-unit senior citizen home ... Read More

Fujitsu Expands the Halcyon multi-zone line

Fujitsu General America now offers 56,259 combinations to achieve greater “mix-and-match” flexibility for its Halcyon light commercial multi-zone heat pump line.   Halcyon multi-zone equipment offers ultra-high efficiency – with ratings of up to 18 SEER and 9.5 HSPF – quiet, reliable operation and sleek design.  Contractors can select either 18,000  24,000, 36,000 or 48,000 BTU outdoor units combined with wall-mounted, floor mounted, slim duct and compact cassette indoor units in 7,000, 9,000, 12,000, 15,000, 18,000, or 24,000 BTUs, depending on indoor style selected. New to the lineup in 2014 is the addition of floor mount units in 9,000, 12,000 and 15,000 BTU/h.  These small (less than 24” high and 30” wide) indoor units were developed specifically for residential and light commercial retrofit applications, ideally to replace standing radiators or any space with limited upper wall space like a kitchen or sunroom. Also new in 2014 is the addition of ... Read More

Navien Combination Boiler (NCB) Series Wins Innovation Award

May 8, 2014  –   Navien is pleased to announce that their NCB Series, condensing combi-boiler was awarded the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating Innovation Award at the MEET trade show of Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic Technologies in Moncton, NB, Canada.  MEET is the second largest event for industry in Canada and the largest trade event east of Montreal.   “This honor further recognizes Navien’s innovative leadership position in the home comfort mechanical systems market segment as it follows the 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Award for the NPE-A Condensing Tankless Water Heater series and the 2014 Hot 50 Product Award by Green Builder Media and the AHR Expo Innovation Honorable Mention Award for the NPE-S Tankless Water Heater series,” said Ann Woodard, Marketing Manager.   “The NCB series is unique in that it is capable of providing a whole home heating system while also providing the domestic hot water output ... Read More

WaterFurnace Renewable Energy, Inc. to Acquire Chillit Chillers

Fort Wayne, IN – WaterFurnace Renewable Energy, Inc. [WFI:TSX] announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets and technology of Chillit Chillers, a growing manufacturer of innovative heating and cooling products located in Goshen, Indiana, USA.  Chillit Chillers manufactures specialty chillers and geothermal heat pumps for large commercial and industrial applications. The company has seen increasing sales since its establishment in 2009 and brings with it an expertise in the development of controls, building automation and remote monitoring software that work together to optimize equipment performance. The acquisition supports WaterFurnace and Chillit’s shared mission to bring energy efficient products and technologies to the commercial market and will provide synergies to both companies. “The acquisition of Chillit fits well into our long term commercial strategy and strengthens our position in that market,” said Herb Batrouny, Sr. Vice President at WaterFurnace. “Chillit not only expands our product line to ... Read More

Grundfos Announces Sales Release of Commercial, Industrial Pumps with Integrated MLE Variable Speed Motor Wide range of models, reduced power consumption provide competitive benefits for high-perform

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Grundfos’ LFE frame-mounted end-suction pump and VLSE vertical in-line split coupled pump are now available for sale in the United States. Ideally suited for new commercial HVAC/R applications and retrofits, the fully integrated, intelligent LFE and VLSE pumping systems feature the MLE variable speed motor in ranges from 3 to 30 horsepower (HP) in 3,600 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 3 to 25 HP in 1,800 RPM. Speed control pumps like the LFE and VLSE offer energy savings of up to 50 percent. Introduced at the 2014 AHR Expo, the LFE and VLSE offer a systems approach, which, through intelligent technology, adapt precisely to current demand to deliver performance, energy efficiency and reliability. The integrated, energy?optimized MLE system consists of a system controller, variable frequency drive (VFD) and standard asynchronous motor all in one, and can be fitted with loose sensors. Both are configured and interfaced ... Read More
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