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Bradford White introduces a new residential gas water heater with a .70 Energy Factor, which meets the DOE’s energy conservation standards set to go into effect April 16, 2015.
July 18, 2013

Bradford White introduces a new residential gas water heater with a .70 Energy Factor, which meets the DOE’s energy conservation standards set to go into effect April 16, 2015.


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A grand punch in the mouth

Lessons learned from the Great Recession and Hurricane Sandy.
July 18, 2013

 I’d like to begin with a big shout-out to that noted philosopher, Mr. Michael Tyson, who once said, “Everyone has a plan, ’til they get punched in the mouth.”


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Two-pipe system

How to control such a system during the shoulder seasons.
July 18, 2013

A complaint building maintenance departments frequently hear is that the occupants are either too hot or too cold. In some instances, both complaints may come from the same room. 


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Trade-offs in boilers

Two boiler characteristics that need to make a comeback.
July 18, 2013

 North American hydronic professionals can now choose from dozens of modulating/condensing (mod/con) boilers. Many are designed for wall-mounting. Those who design these boilers strive for small enclosures and low weight.  


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Guest Editorial: Hydronics offers a cool, comfort advantage

New technology lowers system costs.
July 17, 2013

The world we live in would not be the same if air conditioning weren’t available. Entire regions of the world would have remained undeveloped, sustaining minimal populations, if air conditioning hadn’t become a part of our lives.


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Geothermal heat pump

Bosch Thermotechnology introduces a new compact water-source heat pump designed for use in retrofit or replacement applications.
July 1, 2013

Bosch Thermotechnology introduces a new compact water-source heat pump designed for use in retrofit or replacement applications.


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Temperature gauge

Legend Valve continues to expand its existing offering of gauges.
July 1, 2013

Legend Valve continues to expand its existing offering of gauges.


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Water heater app

Bradford White’s eF Series efficiency calculator app enables plumbing contractors and engineers to quickly and easily show customers the energy and cost-saving benefits of installing Bradford White eF Series ultra-high-efficiency commercial water heaters.
July 1, 2013

Bradford White’s eF Series efficiency calculator app enables plumbing contractors and engineers to quickly and easily show customers the energy and cost-saving benefits of installing Bradford White eF Series ultra-high-efficiency commercial water heaters.


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Chimney stack assist kit

Tjernlund Products’ new chimney stack assist kit (Model CSA1) allows water heaters to be vented through existing connectors and oversized chimneys.
July 1, 2013

Tjernlund Products’ new chimney stack assist kit (Model CSA1) allows water heaters to be vented through existing connectors and oversized chimneys.


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Understanding pump pressure that’s available vs. the required pressure

Not pumping so hot
June 25, 2013

I was lucky to have had as one of my teachers the late, great Gil Carlson.  


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