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WaterFurnace presents USO of Indiana with check for $25,000

WaterFurnace International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, recently donated $25,000 to the United Service Organization (USO) of Indiana, making the company the largest single contributor to the nonprofit military support organization. Tom Huntington, WaterFurnace president and CEO, presented the check during a Nov. 21 news conference at the company’s corporate headquarters in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he was joined by members of the 122nd Air National Guard and other representatives from WaterFurnace and the USO. “This represents the seventh consecutive year that we’ve been fortunate to be able to present a check to the USO,” said Huntington. “We’re very proud of the men and women who serve in our military and grateful for the work they do every day to defend our country. This check represents just a small token of our appreciation for their service.” WaterFurnace matched proceeds from the WaterFurnace 25th Annual ... Read More

New YouTube Video Series: Ask Caleffi

Our online technical support has expanded into instructive YouTube videos featuring National Training Manager Bob "Hot Rod" Rohr in the new Ask Caleffi Series. The videos, all less than 5 minutes in length, address frequently asked field support questions. Bob explains how to troubleshoot, set-up and service hydronic, plumbing and renewable components. The videos can be found on our website - www.caleffi.us - by pressing the Ask Caleffi logo.Got a question? You can easily submit to ask.us@caleffi.com. Our technical staff is here to help you.Caleffi - Creating innovative, superior performance products that help customers live comfortably and economically, while softening their impact on the environment.For more information, visit Caleffi’s Web site at www.caleffi.us, e-mail at sales@caleffi.com, or call (414) 238-2360. Read More

Armstrong’s Planet Proposition Defines its Environmental Stewardship

Since its founding in 1934, Armstrong Fluid Technology has been a champion of environmental responsibility. Armstrong is committed to lowering its carbon footprint and advancing environmental responsibility and innovation. Proof of that commitment is visible in the wide range of initiatives the company has put in place in recent years, ranging from implementation of industry-leading sustainability practices at its seven manufacturing facilities around the world to the recently announced Sustainability Dashboard.   With that carbon reduction commitment in mind, the company has created a Planet Proposition initiative that describes to its customers and employees how environmental stewardship is ingrained in the Armstrong business. The four main pillars of the Planet Proposition are: Designing, promoting and applying the most energy-efficient fluid flow solutions. Applying stringent environmental and health and safety standards and improvement metrics to Armstrong’s operations. Pursuing projects that integrate renewables and pave the way to net-zero carbon buildings. Educating ... Read More

LOCHINVAR® NAMES FIRST VIP CONTRACTOR PROGRAM WINNERS

Lochinvar has announced the first winners in its VIP Contractor Program for the 2013-2014 heating season.  Jamie Whitehead of Cooper Plumbing & Heating in Calgary, AB, was named the October winner of the VIP Installation Showcase, and Charles Felt of Buddy’s Plumbing Service in Winthrop, MA, was selected in the first monthly VIP drawing.  Both winners will be awarded Lochinvar’s famous Nashville Experience, the ultimate reward for VIP Contractors. An Impressive Installation During the initial month of the annual VIP Installation Showcase, which is housed on Lochinvar’s Facebook page as well as on www.knightheatingboiler.com, Whitehead submitted an entry detailing the installation of a KNIGHT® Wall Mount Heating Boiler and a Squire® Indirect Water Heater at a custom home in Calgary.  The energy-efficient system provides radiant space heating for the entire home and garage as well as domestic hot water for the luxury home, including its six bathrooms with large ... Read More

OESP Launches New Website

OESP, the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals, recently launched a new website at www.thinkoesp.org.  The website is engaging, easy to navigate, and delivers on OESP’s mission of education. Here’s what you’ll find there: Free OESP Membership! – Yes, free. For a limited time only, OESP is offering website visitors a free, six-month trial membership. Visit the site, sign up, and start experiencing the benefits of OESP membership.  Industry News – Stay informed about the latest industry news impacting you and your business. Events – Check out OESP’s interactive calendar of events and sign up for educational and networking opportunities in your area. Access information about seminars, chapter meetings, the OESP Road Show, the Dave Nelsen Scholarship Golf Tournament, the Oil Heat Retreat, and Care to Ride. Education – OESP offers a range of managerial and technical courses throughout the year to match every learning style. Visit their ... Read More

Taco Celebrates Ten Years of Taco 00 Variable Speed Circulators

Taco’s celebrating!  Ten years ago, the company introduced their first variable speed 00 pump – the 00-VS Variable Speed Circulator – a big step toward defining the firm’s role as a leader in variable speed pumping and Delta-T system control. The “OO-VS” circs, still sold today, were the first in Taco’s growing line of energy-efficient variable speed pumps that now includes the Bumble Bee and Viridian. On November 18, wholesalers and manufacturer’s reps across the country marked the 10th birthday of Taco’s Variable Speed 00 Circulators.  Of course, that meant party hats, birthday cakes and a chance to win one of 9 Limited Edition 00-VS Circulators signed by Taco’s owner Johnny White.  Register to win yours today at Taco’s website.  One of the Limited Edition 00-VS Circulators will also be auctioned off in the continuing effort to help those affected by super storm Sandy.  Bid high and often for ... Read More

Bosch Plans to Form Joint Venture with Carrier to Develop and Manufacture Geothermal and Water-Source Heat Pumps

Robert Bosch North America Corporation and Carrier, the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, signed an agreement today to form a joint venture (JV) to develop and manufacture geothermal and water-source heat pumps for the North American residential and commercial markets. The transaction will be completed pending securing all necessary regulatory approvals. The financial terms of the agreement will not be publicly disclosed.(more) Read More

Noritz Sizing Calculator Designed to Support Tankless Water Heater Selection for Both Consumer and Contractor

Looking to smooth and simplify the water heater-selection process for both homeowners and contractors, Noritz America has unveiled a tankless water heater sizing calculator as part of its newly updated website at noritz.com. The “Find the Right Model for Me” calculator is intended as the first critical phase in a three-step, online process designed to identify… 1) the correct Noritz tankless model for a given application; 2) a qualified, Noritz-trained contractor to quote and install the unit; and 3) all available tax credits and utility rebates to lower the installed cost and shorten the payback period.“Consumers, of course, come to our site for basic information on tankless technology, products and—most especially—product costs,” explains Jason Fleming, marketing man-ager for Noritz America. “But they don’t always know where to go next for a solution and a final quote.” The new calculator jump-starts the process of finding an actual solution by offering a ... Read More

Ten Years of Taco 00 Variable Speed Circulators

Taco’s celebrating!  On November 18, many wholesalers and manufacturer’s reps across the country will make it their festive best to mark the 10th birthday of Taco’s Variable Speed 00 Circulators.  Of course, that means party hats, birthday cakes and a chance to win one of 10 Limited Edition 00-VS Circulators signed by Taco’s owner Johnny White.   One of the Limited Edition 00-VS Circulators will also be auctioned off in the continuing effort to help those affected by super storm Sandy.  Bid high and often for this one-of-a-kind pump on the Taco website.  Contractors are encouraged to visit their favorite Taco supplier on November 18 to register to win and enjoy some cake.   Winners will be drawn at random on December 1, 2013 and notified by email. The auction will close at midnight on November 30, 2013.  Visit www.taco-hvac.com/flopro for complete details.   Read More

Bradford White Introduces Boilers and Volume Water Heaters

Bradford White recently introduced its new Brute™ Series, line of gas-fired boilers and volume water heaters. The product line includes both residential and commercial boilers, from 50 to 2,400 MBH, and up to 98% AFUE.  The Brute Series includes the 50 to 225 MBH, chimney-vented Brute Mini; the modulating-condensing 80 to 850 MBH Brute Elite; the 95% AFUE, 125 MBH, wall-mounted Brute Elite with optional DHW Combi models; the 1000 to 1700 MBH, mod-con Brute Elite offering a 10:1 turndown; the 200 to 2,000 MBH Brute Deluxe; the multi-stage 200 to 2,000 MBH Copper Brute II ; and the 1,200 to 2,400 MBH Brute Magnum.  The Brute product line also includes volume water heaters ranging from 150 to 2,400 MBH in standard efficiency and highly efficient condensing models. The new product line is added to Bradford White’s extensive line of residential and commercial water heaters.  Learn more from Bradford ... Read More
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