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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

PPA/ESPA Convention: September 24-26, 2014

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) and the Empire State Petroleum Association (ESPA) will hold their Convention, Trade Show, and Annual Meeting from September 24-26, 2014 at the HERSHEY® Lodge. They invite all industry professionals to save the date and join them this fall. Registration will open early this summer.   Here’s how you’ll benefit from attending the PPA/ESPA Convention, Trade Show, and Annual Meeting: Get updates on key industry issues.Hone your skills during a variety of seminars. Learn from your peers and gain a fresh perspective.Share your experience and establish yourself as an industry leader. Build relationships.Connect with customers as an exhibitor.Learn about new products and emerging technology that can benefit your business.Refresh and energize your team.Enjoy the annual golf tournament and various social events.Step back and reflect on your business goals and the industry as a whole.Share the knowledge you’ve gained with your team and customers so they too can ... Read More

OESP Releases Summer Education Schedule

OESP, the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals, recently released their On the Road Summer Education Schedule. The schedule runs from June 18 to August 13 and features a variety of managerial and technical courses, as well as certification opportunities, in various locations on the East Coast. OESP invites all industry professionals to hone their skills through these courses. “OESP is dedicated to the advancement of all service professionals,” says Judy Garber, OESP Executive Director. “We are thrilled to take this extensive education program on the road and look forward to an exciting summer.” Here are just a few highlights from OESP’s On the Road Summer Education Schedule:Earn valuable NATE and NORA CEUsThe Professional Service Managers Academy (PROSMA) with Michelle Wilson and Ted Harris will focus on management, financial analysis, and human resources.Home Comfort Specialist Academy and Healthy Homes seminar with Tim Begoske and Ralph AdamsField Controls sessions ... Read More

ClimateMaster Receives 2013 R&D 100 Award for Trilogy™ Q-Mode Geothermal Heat Pump

ClimateMaster announces its receipt of the 2013 R&D 100 Award for the company’s revolutionary Trilogy™ Q-Mode geothermal heat pump system.  Selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine, the Trilogy Q-Mode was recognized for its exceptional technological significance, including as the first geothermal heat pump to be certified by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to exceed 40 EER at ground-loop (GLHP) conditions.    “ClimateMaster has a solid track record of leadership and innovation since its founding in 1957,” said ClimateMaster president Daniel Ellis.  “We are very proud to continue that legacy with the launch of the new Trilogy Q-Mode, which is 33 percent more efficient than any other geothermal heat pump available, and the only one with Q-Mode technology to provide year-round water heating.”   The ClimateMaster Trilogy Q-Mode, developed collaboratively with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), received the 2013 R&D 100 ... Read More

Breaking Grundfos NEWS – Global Pump Leader Launches Customer Newsletter

Grundfos is now delivering a new and improved newsletter, Grundfos  NEWS, to thousands of subscribers. The global pump manufacturer has rethought and improved the design, usability and content of its external newsletter. Grundfos NEWS offers the pump industry’s latest case stories, technical know-how, market trends and product news. “Grundfos NEWS goes beyond simple product information,” said Sarah Howell, director of Public Affairs for Grundfos North America. “It’s much more about communicating innovative solutions to problems that our customers face. It’s about sharing knowledge and research in their fields of interest and generally ensuring that our customers have the information that is relevant to them.” The company publishes Grundfos NEWS four times a year. A subscriber can sign up for stories from Grundfos Industry, Building Services, Water Utility or Water Treatment OEM. Sign up for Grundfos NEWS at For more information and to download an accompanying image, visit our ... Read More


Lochinvar is pleased to announce the March winners in its VIP Contractor Program. Charlie Sarkis of A. Tech Mechanical in Welland, Ont., has been named the latest winner of the VIP Installation Showcase, and Andrew Vander Zwaag of Macatawa Radiant, Inc. in Zeeland, Mich. was selected in the monthly drawing.  Both winning contractors receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two with tickets to the world’s largest country music festival as part of Lochinvar’s Nashville Experience this June. An Impressive Installation Sarkis’ entry in the VIP Installation Showcase, which is housed on Lochinvar’s Facebook page as well as on, described an installation at a 10,000 square foot home in Saint Catharines, Ont. He and his team selected two KNIGHT® Heating Boilers with inputs of 150,000 Btu/hr for the job, which included five zones of radiant in-floor heating and two high-velocity air handlers. In his entry, Sarkis noted, “We chose the ... Read More

Webstone introduces new size in their thermostatic mixing valve line.

Webstone now offers the popular 3/8 Compression size in its line of Thermostatic Mixing Valves.  These forged lead free brass valves include integral checks on both the hot and cold inlets and provide output ranges from 95Õ-131ÕF, making them ideal for point of use applications.  Compression ends simplify installation and temperature locking handles ensures user safety. Also available in MIP or SWT union connections, sizes ½”-1”. Guaranteed for life.  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
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