Hydronics

Register today for the ASSE International 19210 Hydronic Systems Installation Certification Course, instructed by Uponor's Steve Swanson, taking place, July 18-20 at the IAPMO Chicago...more...

In today’s marketplace, manufacturers must constantly look for innovative ways to grow their business.  With buzzwords like “energy efficiency,” “smart” and “connected,” consumers are looking...more...

Doing business here in the rural areas of South Central Pennsylvania, we find ourselves surrounded by agricultural operations. As you drive through the gently rolling...more...

Radiant contractor Dan Foley can pack a lot into a three-ring binder — namely, proof of 25 years of professionalism and expertise in completing some...more...

Carlin Combustion Technology is pleased to announce the official launch of our improved 48245 Oil Primary Control.  The improved 48245 Oil Primary Control now offers...more...

Modine is traveling North America to show off its HVAC solutions along with new and updated CEU/NATE courses.

Modine's Innovation Tour features the latest products in...more...

The TURBOPOWER 96 gas-fired, fire-tube, storage water heater features 96 percent thermal efficiency. The product also comes with a tank and removable heat exchanger fabricated...more...

Schneider Electric announced the debut of Pressure Independent Balancing and Control Valves in North America for improved valve functionality and temperature control in buildings. The...more...

 

U.S. Chemical Safety Board joins OSHA in federal investigation.

A fourth person has died from injuries sustained when a boiler described as weighing a...more...

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

Three people were killed and four others are injured after a boiler exploded in St. Louis on April 3. Fire department officials said the accident...more...

There’s no way around it: choosing and installing a heating system in a facility that doesn’t shut down is a complex project. Safety, efficiency, affordability...more...

Water heating is on average the second largest household energy expense, accounting for nearly 20 percent of a home’s energy costs.  Yet most people don’t...more...

The 2017 AHR Show in Vegas was really great. I don’t know how many people were there, but there sure were a lot. It was...more...

The wireless module quickly connects via a two-wire interface and can be purchased with a new Rinnai tankless water heater or installed on existing Rinnai...more...

Pre-assembled and ready to install, the AHB Series pipe heating system prevents pipes from freezing in homes and businesses by keeping water flowing in temperatures...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...

﷯Another year and another well-attended AHR event. ﷯Perhaps it was ﷯the Vegas location and the mild weather that drew a record crowd. The mood of...more...

When central heating first came about, there was no electricity to be found in a heating system. That’s hard to imagine as we look at...more...

The GeoSync vertical water-to-air heat pump features CF Microchannel Air Coil for increased 2-stage efficiency. The product also features a patent pending overall unit design...more...

Colby and Gale, a heating oil company in Damariscotta, Maine, surprised a dozen specially chosen customers this past Valentine’s Day with chocolates, roses and a free...more...

The Next-Gen II, 3 to 22 HP Air Cooled Condensing Units incorporate design features that improve efficiency, performance and ease of service. Apart of the...more...

The Quantum Air Remote Air Cooled Condenser decreases installation labor and energy costs. The units feature heavy duty lifting eyes and hinged legs. Motors are...more...

ProRadiant Insulated PEX Barrier Piping System snow melting system is ideal for applications including helipads, loading docks, parking garages and stairs. The system’s high-compressive strength...more...

As contractors, we all share some common goals. We try to sell our products and services, and leave behind happy customers while making some profit...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...more...

During the winter months, all variety of tools are used to combat winter across Canada. The goal: to eliminate snow and ice.  Salt, chemicals, shovels...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...

As I sit here on this cold December day, I am reminded of why hydronics remain the premier heating system here in the cold and...more...

The Oil & Energy Service Professionals is calling for nominations for its various awards. Nominations are open until April 10 and will be announced at...more...

Autobalancing in the Climate Control Zoning System II provides 25 percent faster reaction times and 20 percent greater energy savings.

The new Climate Control Zoning...more...

The LX205T Wi-Fi Touch Thermostat is designed for electric under floor heating applications, and can control LX Floor Warming Mats, LX Floor Warming Cables or...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...

Water heaters are pretty simple appliances, especially electric ones. Just start with an insulated tank that has a typical capacity between 30 and 80 gallons....more...

Tankless water heaters have become very popular in U.S. households, and for good reason: they offer an increased service life, a reduction in heating expenses...more...

When I hear the words “banging pipes,” my mind immediately goes to those old steam systems that have been around for the last century. In...more...

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to try various manufactures' products. Some I have liked, and some I have not liked. Many of...more...

Officials working through New York City’s Retrofit Accelerator program believe one of the biggest opportunities to cut down NYC’s green house gas emissions is to...more...

This water heater line features high output coils in both the HF-85-XHO, with an 87-gallon tank, and the HF-115-XHO, with a 115-gallon tank. The counter...more...

The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) and ASSE International have announced the certification of the first 11 hydronics and radiant industry professionals to pass the ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Standard...more...

Utica Boilers has launched its online dealer portal. The company has established this online resource to connect with its dealer members and offer exclusive content...more...

R.W. Beckett will mark its 80th year in the heating industry as the first announced expo sponsor for the 2017 Eastern Energy Expo, taking place...more...

Water heaters are pretty simple appliances, especially electric ones. Just start with an insulated tank that has a typical capacity between 30 and 80 gallons....more...

The Alamo Heights Independent School District (AHISD) serves the Texas communities of Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Olmos Park and a portion of north San Antonio. Originally...more...

I have installed countless cast iron boilers over the years, both hot water and steam. While I may have lost count, my back reminds me...more...

My job takes me to many unique and interesting locations across the U.S. and Canada. After many decades of participating in this industry, I continue...more...

Uponor North America is now offering an innovative solution for PEX hydronic heating and cooling applications with back-to-back installation spacing constraints.

The new ProPEX® engineered...more...

Viega Climate Mat system installed to create innovative heated drying slab.

Viega was awarded Plastic Pipe Institute’s 2016 Project of the Year award in the...more...

ECR International and the Utica Boiler brand will be featured on “Designing Spaces,” a Lifetime television show. The award-winning home improvement show is in its...more...

ADEY, a U.K.-based company launched in 2003, is bringing its proven solution to  combat the effects of iron oxide sludge in hydronic systems to North...more...

John’s company, Advanced Comfort Systems is based in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, near Providence. He and his father started the company in 1998 when they...more...

Marketed under the tradename Asahitec™, Asahi/America will offer Bänninger’s Climatec™ system for hydronic heating applications, and the Watertec™ system for potable water.

Massachusetts-based thermoplastic valve...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...

The Radiant Professionals Alliance is pleased to announce a partnership with Taco Inc. to provide the first-ever RPA training and ASSE certification program for hydronic...more...

Webstone product videos featuring the Isolator E-X-P and Pro-Connect ProPush series are now available on YouTube. These short videos highlight the many advantages to...more...

Lochinvar is introducing an addition to its industry-changing Power-Fin line, with the Power-Fin High Efficiency Commercial Boiler. This product expansion of the original line, which...more...

We do over one hundred installation jobs annually. These range from simple change-outs to 30,000-square foot Taj Mahals, and everything in between.  The vast majority...more...

Nearly every facility needs heating and air-conditioning systems. However, not every facility is designed with what is necessary to install these systems. Thus, the fun...more...

Pilot program to address shortage of HVAC techs.

Lennox International has chosen Salina Area Technical College, Salina, Kan., to test a new educational initiative the...more...

When paired with the Greentherm gas condensing tankless water heater, homeowners can benefit from an efficient heating system with a large supply of domestic hot...more...

The Hydro-Core Boiler Compatibility Matrix App is available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Hydro-Core solutions are available to fit...more...

Slant/Fin will help support breast cancer research with a Sentry boiler in pink.

The S-90 and S-120 models are now available in “Heating for a...more...

New manufacturing facility in McPherson, Kan. has capacity to produce millions of Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG fittings.

Viega announced that production of Viega MegaPress and...more...

Viega, in collaboration with the Center for the Built Environment, at the University of California, Berkeley, is holding the one-day training courses, titled, "Energy and...more...

The all-new Webstone Hydro-Core Boiler Compatibility Matrix App is now available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Hydro-Core solutions are...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...more...

The majority of the hydronic boilers we install today are low-mass, modulating condensing boilers. Sure, we still install a few atmospheric cast iron boilers on...more...

For as long as I can remember, domestic hot water (DHW) production in the U.S. has mainly been handled by a tank-style device. Commonly, the...more...

This water heater line features high output coils in both the HF-85-XHO, with an 87-gallon tank, and the HF-115-XHO, with a 115-gallon tank. The counter...more...

Mascot ST, natural gas or LP-fired unit, offers a 0.96 energy factor efficient stainless steel heat exchanger, full 10:1 modulation, is available in a 199...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...

Enertech’s all-new two-stage Compact Horizontal Packaged unit is built for drop-in installation. Its small footprint allows easy installation in conventional 24” O.C. truss framed buildings....more...

July 10 marked the 39th running of the Boilermaker Road Race in Utica, N.Y.,

The 15K race starts at ECR International’s Utica manufacturing facility where...more...

AERCO: The Innovation water heating system is easy to install, delivers energy savings and lowers operating costs. It delivers instantaneous hot water, and the stainless steel...more...

It started about this time two years ago. It was early June, and the first real heat wave just hit the D.C. area. The Monday...more...

Dan Holohan’s popular seminars are now available for online viewing. You can download and watch Dead Men’s Steam School and Classic Hydronics from the comfort...more...

Research Corridor has published a new research study titled “Hydronic Underfloor Heating Market: Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Forecast, 2015-2022.”

The market report studies...more...

Ralph Adams has been elected president of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals.

Adams is a service manager at Parker Fuel Co....more...

IBC announces the S and T Series high quality stainless steel and titanium pool and spa heat exchangers. When combined with any boiler, the IBC...more...

Four years ago, the team at Rheem embarked on a journey that has now taken its brand on the road with training. Due to expanding,...more...

One of the emerging trends in the water heating industry is the growing demand for products that are easier and more cost-efficient to install. The...more...

I installed my first radiant heating project over 25 years ago. Since then, I have designed and installed several hundred radiant projects. We have done...more...

This product includes: Inverter technology that enables the unit to operate efficiently to any output level between 25-110 percent, matching compressor speed with cooling/heating load;...more...

Uponor North America is launching its first-ever touchscreen radiant thermostat. The new Heat-only Thermostat with Touchscreen (A3100101) is designed for precise temperature control of residential...more...

Neutrasafe Corp., now offers an automatic hydronic and thermal solar system feeder, in addition to its newly-expanded line of condensate neutralizers. 

The system feeder introduces...more...

Uponor North America held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 16 to celebrate the official opening of the company’s ninth expansion to its Apple Valley, Minn., facility...more...

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The Mascot FT combination boiler and water heater offers an Energy Star “Most Efficient” qualified rating of 95 percent AFUE. The system features a...more...

My company does not do a lot of commercial work but one specialty niche we have is servicing the boilers and mechanical systems in the...more...

A new edition of the Hydro-Core Boiler Compatibility Matrix is now available at www.webstonevalves.com/boilercompatibility. Hydro-Core solutions are now available to fit around 300 boilers...more...

The new K2 Firetube boiler is the newest addition to U.S. Boiler Co.’s K2 high-efficiency series. Joining the K2 Watertube boiler, the 95 percent AFUE...more...

The newly released BPX 2-inch Double-Wall brazed plate heat exchanger is the latest addition to B&G’s comprehensive portfolio of highly efficient products. The patented double...more...

I am many years removed from running daily service calls. But, I enjoyed the satisfaction of walking into a cold house, diagnosing the problem, fixing...more...

The high-efficiency Luna Duo-Tec boiler with AHRI at 96 percent AFUE is now certified. The continuously self-calibrating, gas-adaptive wall-hung boiler has a 7:1 turndown ratio...more...

Weil-McLain has launched its 2016 School of Better Heating training program. The School of Better Heating is an annual series of seminars that now includes...more...

Radiant Professionals Alliance member John Goshulak, P.Eng. of Weil-McLain Canada has received the Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence.

The award is bestowed upon an individual...more...

St. Elizabeth Villa in Hamilton, Ontario proudly offers “care-free independent and assisted living” for up to 90 retired adults. Overlooking Canada’s Golden Horseshoe region atop...more...

It’s said there’s a universal relationship connecting fathers, kids and cars — one that defies explanation. Passion for the rumble of a muscle car’s engine and...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...

Whenever I quote a replacement steam boiler on a system with wet returns, I always quote a price to replace the wet returns, or at...more...

We picked up a tweet yesterday from Robert Bean, a mechanical engineer and well-known indoor climate and radiant heating consultant, about the Carlson-Holohan Industry...more...

The AHR show, held every spring, is the big show for our industry. It covers the gambit. The HVAC, hydronics, refrigeration, and air handling industries...more...

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has unveiled its newly updated website, www.AmericanEnergyCoalition.com. Now viewable across virtually all computer and smart device platforms, the site...more...

SpacePak is pleased to announce the kick-off of its 2016 training offerings on March 21-22 at the Reed Institute in Westfield, Mass. This class offers...more...

The CB Combination (Combi) Boiler utilizes high-efficiency condensing technology to deliver hot water to both plumbing and hydronic heating applications, meeting two needs with a...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...

And the winner is … Dan Holohan.​

At this year’s AHR Expo, Taco CEO Johnny White Jr. presented the Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort...more...

 

The Providence Business Journal is recognizing John Hazen White Jr., chairman of Taco Comfort Solutions, for leadership and strategy in its third Manufacturing Awards...more...

In the manufacturing world, “quality is over quantity,” isn’t a unicorn phrase. It’s still very much a real thing. According to Consumer Reports, eight out...more...

We had a very mild fall here in the D.C. metro area. As such, we did not run into many service issues until the weather...more...

Lochinvar is introducing a new line of floor-standing KNIGHT® Fire Tube Residential Boilers. The advanced KHN KNIGHT Boiler features a stainless steel fire-tube heat exchanger...more...

The Radiant Professionals Alliance has selected five exceptional young individuals, each under 30 years old, to be honored as recipients of its “Rising Radiant Professionals...more...

One hundred and thirty five years ago, Isadore and Benjamin Weil opened a modest plumbing business located on Randolph Street in Chicago’s Loop – now...more...

NuHeat announced at the International Builders Show, Jan. 19-21, that its electric floor heating system now works with the Nest Learning Thermostat.

The Nuheat SIGNATURE...more...

REHAU is set to introduce the RAUPEX SPEED Radiant Overpour Fastening System and to showcase its high-performance PEXa piping technologies at AHR 2016.

In addition,...more...

Pentair announced Jan. 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show, that its leading brand of electric floor heating systems—Nuheat—now works with the Nest Learning Thermostat.

The...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...

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...

Intended for two-bath residences, the NRC711 gas-fired  condensing tankless water heater stresses high-efficiency and a lower carbon footprint with an Energy Factor of 0.94 for...more...

From the start, when Green Bay Packers' management decided to renovate Lambeau Field in the early 2000s, they called on mechanical contracting businessman, David LeMay....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...

Trade group had recently participated in “Day on Capitol Hill” event to lobby for extension.​

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a $1.1...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...

BDR Thermea will become a top 3 player in the US heating market.

BDR Thermea, a Dutch heating products group with its global headquarters in...more...

Do you know what the second largest home energy user is? Most would guess the refrigerator, dishwasher, lighting, or washer/dryer. Or you might even be...more...

Boiler efficiency is an important factor in selecting a space heating boiler. But, what does “boiler efficiency” really mean? In selecting the right boiler for...more...

Most service calls are typical.  You receive a call for “no heat," go to the call, diagnose the problem, fix it, collect a check, and...more...

The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals is again inviting students planning to continue their education in the energy industry to apply for...more...

IBC Technologies is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new Training Center in Cinnaminson, NJ. IBC hosted its first group in October and...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...

Nest Labs, Inc. brings the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat to the UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium and Republic of Ireland.

In addition to its new...more...

Watts Water Technologies, the parent company of Watts Radiant, announced plans to close the Watts Radiant facility in Springfield, Mo., during its quarterly earnings discussion...more...

Several years ago, I received a phone call from my friend and mentor, Dan Holohan. His daughter Erin, and her husband Drew, had purchased a...more...

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett® (B&G) brand today announced that it has expanded the content on its Bell and Gossett Solves It (BGSI) website. BGSI is...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...

The New York Times reports that the Manhattan district attorney’s office unsealed indictments against 44 people and nine companies, which officials said revealed institutional corruption...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 aerosol duo, Hydro-solv QC and Pro-Tek QT, are for hydronic cleaning and protection. This is the same technology as utilized in broadly-used liquids, but...more...

The NPE-A series condensing tankless water heaters feature: 1/2-inch gas pipe capability, 2-inch PVC venting, dual stainless steel heat exchangers, ComfortFlow recirculation including pump and...more...

The Smart Room Thermostat allows for precise temperature control from anywhere and can be used remotely with compatible smartphones or tablets. It also comes with...more...

Carlin Combustion Technology introduces new product warranty. Carlin’s well known dedication to quality is now backed up by the industry’s best warranty. Effective Nov. 1,...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 industry's first self-sensing, variable speed end suction pumps are now available from Taco.

The pumps, with integrated VFDs, permit fast, accurate balancing. They help...more...

NY Thermal Inc. (NTI) was founded in 1965 by Malcom Dennison in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. The company began as a steel and wood oil...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...

You know the feeling. You are in a tight crawlspace with a 20-foot crawl to the hatch. Or, you are on a rooftop, and have...more...

The Oil & Energy Service Professionals Association sent an e-mail this morning with news of the passing of Lewis S. Boyce Sr. Here’s what we...more...

Weil-McLain® now offers its most advanced high-efficiency condensing boiler. The new 95% AFUE Evergreen boiler features cutting-edge technology with simple controls, flexible functionality for multiple applications and...more...

Melvin Dubin, the founder and guiding light of Slant/Fin Corporation, passed away peacefully in his home on September 17, 2015 at the age of 92....more...

On Sept. 9th and 10th, Viessmann celebrated 25 years in the United States at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Warwick, R.I., with a special VIP...more...

An outdated floor standing heating system makes way for Navien’s new high-tech wall-hung condensing modulating boiler, the NHB, in a video shot during a recent...more...

Taco has a solution for every domestic hot water recirculation (DHWR) challenge and homeowner preference.  All systems are designed to conserve water and increase comfort...more...

The list of steam heating contractors who have installed a completely new steam heating system is not long. By complete, I mean boiler, piping, risers,...more...

Whether a boiler is condensing or non-condensing, firing on oil, natural gas or propane, or if the system is operating on outdoor reset, the...more...

The energy saving Tempra Plus tankless electric water heaters, Accelera heat pump water heaters and solar thermal renewable energy systems all make up a composite...more...

New Wi-Fi solution for introduced for the Halcyon line. This Wi-Fi tool allows installers to operate a Fujitsu Halcyon mini split system from anywhere with...more...

Grundfos offers a full range of gasketed and brazed heat exchangers that are ideal for commercial HVAC applications looking to maximize energy efficiency.

The versatile...more...

Modine’s geothermal systems now offer an enhanced control platform.  The robust controller has served the manufacturer’s school systems and commercial ventilation product lines for more...more...

All Laars commercial NeoTherm boilers now come with a large color touch screen as standard equipment. The screen allows quick access to the control’s full...more...

After the OESP 61st Annual Trade Show & Convention in May, PHC News stopped by U.S. Boiler Company’s Lancaster, Pa., headquarters and factory for a...more...

From its early, modern-day political association with Earth Day in the 1970s, to its international expansion through the lens of recycling in the early 1990s,...more...

The call came in one morning a few weeks ago.: “My water heater is leaking. Can you come take a look?” the caller asked.

We...more...

The energy-saving Tempra Plus is a tankless electric water heaters and the Accelera 300 is a heat pump water heater. Tempra

...more...

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...

Warwick, R.I.  – Viessmann will host its annual Open House Event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, at its facility in Warwick, Rhode Island.

This year...more...

Uponor North America is now offering a new, more cost-effective ball valve option for radiant heating/cooling and hydronic piping applications.

These code-listed, commercial-grade, PEX-to-PEX, full-port ball...more...

Rinnai has expanded its commercial line with the introduction of the C199 model, a condensing tankless water heater with a heat exchanger designed specifically for...more...

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

I first met Steve “Wheels” Wieland almost 20 years ago. I don’t remember exactly how or where we met but most likely it was at...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...

Westfield, Mass. - Mestek’s Distributor Products Group welcomes Koldwave to our family of HVAC and hydronic heating and cooling companies. Koldwave, manufacturer of high efficiency portable cooling...more...

A compact, gas-condensing boiler in a floor-standing design, the new CU3A is easy and simple to install in both new construction and retrofit applications. Multi-boiler...more...

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...

We service the steam system in an old apartment building in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The Avondale Apartment Building was built in...more...

When a tankless water heater leaks, the water runs out of the bottom of the unit. Much of it follows the piping to the wall...more...

With new minimum standards now in effect for water heaters, plumbers are asking: what does this mean for ENERGY STAR models? While minimum standards apply...more...

Through guided programming options, homeowners can maintain control of their home comfort system, or simply let the Housewise Wi-Fi thermostat do all the work ....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...

Greenvale, N.Y. – Slant/Fin Corp. has taken baseboard heating to the next level.  Slant/Fin Decorator Series premium baseboard is now available in a range of...more...

When I first got into the trade almost 30 years ago, the equipment I installed and serviced was pretty straightforward. Truck stock was minimal and...more...

Leesburg, Va. – REHAU announced the launch of its new web application, REHAU Radiant Calculator, designed to provide contractors and wholesalers with a quick material...more...

Chatsworth, Calif. – Venstar, a leading thermostat and energy management systems (EMS) manufacturer, announced its new ColorTouch programmable touch screen thermostats now with Wi-Fi inside for...more...

Editor Ashlei Williams speaks with Viega's Timothy Allbritten about new offerings stateside and in Europe at ISH 2015! Click here to view the...more...

Wichita, Kan. – Viega announces two radiant training seminars in 2015 for design-build contractors and engineers.
 
Viega, in collaboration with the Center...more...

Belgium – Pentair announced the acquisition of Nuheat, a market-leading manufacturer of electric floor heating systems. By combining Nuheat’s state-of-the-art, customized products and tailored expertise...more...

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,...more...

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) annual conference was held March 16 – 20 in Grapevine, Texas. The event was located at the Gaylord...more...

Every year I make room in my schedule for the annual AHR Expo. This year it was held at McCormick Place in Chicago, January 26-28....more...

The Prestige Series Condensing Tankless Water Heater harnesses condensing technology to achieve a 0.94 EF, and it is ENERGY STAR-qualified. It is installed with intelligent...more...

The iQ1501 is new to the line of tankless hot water heaters. It delivers 1.5 million BTUs with no storage tanks required. It offers 50...more...

Milwaukee, Wis. –  Marco Caleffi (COB), Mark Olson (GM, North America), Sales Managers Michelle Hulett and Dale Cikaluk were on hand to recognize manufacturers’ representatives at...more...

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...

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Legend held the first of four 2015 Legend University Hydronic Training sessions on February 24 and 25. The session includes hydronic...more...

By Carolyn Greene and Jeff Enloe

In little over a month, on April 16, NAECA 3 will go into effect. This is the next...more...

In the world that pipefitters, technicians, mechanics and journeymen call home, thick calluses and boots worn through to their steel toes are a rite of...more...

How many homes in the U.S. are heated by hydronic heat? It all depends on who you ask. The numbers I hear are between five...more...

The new system combines a variable capacity compressor with a variable speed blower motor and a variable speed loop pump to provide energy-efficient comfort, while...more...

Unique engineering integrates hydronic technology, a new air distribution system and an integrated control platform to produce ultra-high efficiencies. Available with an 800–1,200 MBH heating...more...

SANCO® Heat Pump Water Heater provides efficiency and performance using a natural refrigerant, carbon dioxide. The SANCO® Heat Pump Hot Water

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Fountain Valley, Calif. — Noritz America recently launched a training course for the new EZTR40 tankless water heater on its online resource for plumbing and...more...

Westfield, Mass. – Mestek’s Residential Comfort Group recently announced the winners in their $100,000 Bucket List Prize Promotion.

Customers purchasing minimum of 100' of residential...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...more...

Orlando, Florida – Award-winning pump technology leader, QuantumFlo, is providing a facility upgrade to the water pump system at NASCAR’s Daytona International Speedway. The three...more...

Suwanee, Georgia – Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), North America’s leading marketer of advanced cooling and heating systems for commercial...more...

Cranston, R.I. –  Taco's popular FloPro Factory Training program will resume this year, with the first class on April 30 to May 1 to take place...more...

By Kim Bliss

With the shift to environmental building design, professionals are now tasked with the challenge of creating a structure that

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

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The views represented in the column are the author's and not the publisher's.

I hate vent dampers.

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New condensing tankless water heaters feature recirculation technology save users time, money and natural resources. The RUR98i and RUR98e are newest additions to the Ultra...more...

The Equicalor for radiator systems provides different temperatures for each room, managed by a single, battery-operated controller, which wirelessly communicates with

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IRVINE, Calif. — Navien, Inc. has announced the appointment of Scott Lee as the new CEO of the company. Mr. Lee has been with KD Navien...more...

Despite some reprieve granted by the country’s abundant natural gas sources, energy costs in the United States continue to creep up.

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Many years ago, when I was first learning how to pipe and install boilers, I often enlisted

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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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WESTPORT, Conn. — Reinforcing its ongoing commitment to foster

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PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Japan based Sanden Corporation, a leader

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ATLANTA – New proposed climate data could make the

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GREENVALE, N.Y. — James Thompson, of Slant/Fin, is the

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

Consumer demand for tankless water heaters is rising, and more contractors are learning that they can be a great fit...more...

GREENVALE, N.Y. — Slant/Fin is continuing the successful Hydro-Master contractor program into 2015. A primary benefit of the Hydro-Master program is that only certified Slant/Fin...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...

Last month’s column dealt with issues I was having with small packaged residential air-cooled chillers. I wrote about a project where I replaced a packaged...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...

Last month, I wrote about service issues that occur with running no-cooling service calls. Before I get into this month’s column, I want to share...more...

As proprietor of Holliston Oil Service, a family owned business serving the Metro West Boston area for more than 60 years, Joe Damigella has worked...more...

In previous columns, I have written about the challenges and issues I have run into servicing steam and hot water heating systems. We also service...more...

One of the things I love most about this business is the history of the heating systems in the old homes we work in. I...more...

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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