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Heat Pumps Get Us to Net Zero

As the price of energy rose and rose the search for alternatives to boilers became more urgent. Heat pumps became more and more appealing; their ability to collect free thermal energy made them much more efficient than an oil boiler. Because the sun would never send us a bill (I think I coined this phrase […]

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Entrepreneurial Farmers Opt for Sustainable Hydronics

Coffee roaster/farm receives upgrade to its radiant-hydronic geothermal system. Source link

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Tricky Hydronic Install? Press Systems Can Make it Possible

A recent boiler retrofit project highlighted the incredible benefits of the press fitting process while illustrating some of the potential concerns that might arise while using this system. We received a last minute request from a homeowner (in the middle of winter!) to replace two existing non-condensing boilers with two new Viessmann condensing boilers. As […]

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From Rust to Robust: Rasmussen Mech Performs Industrial Boiler Refit

Rasmussen Mechanical has been in business since 1970, but after acquiring the C. G. Johnson Boiler Co. in 1986 the company made a name for itself in boiler repair and maintenance. Rasmussen currently features a wide service offering that includes temp controls, reliability solutions, mechanical construction and much more, with ten locations serving Iowa, Nebraska, […]

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Steam in the Bluegrass | Contractor

The Kid came out of his office and over to my cubicle. Yeah, he has an office and I have a cubicle, but that’s the way I like it. Everyone in our commercial equipment department used to have cubicles until we recently moved into a much larger building. Now with so much space, the Kid […]

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Updating a 40-Year-Old Hydronic Heating System

Hover over main image for caption information. A typical oil fired forced hot water heating system, installed in 1980 was ready for replacement. The original boiler room equipment was removed, which consisted of a boiler with tankless DHW coil and oil burner, the oil tank, three zone valves for copper fin tube convectors, a circulator, […]

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Biden Admin. Proposes New Efficiency Standards for Commercial Water Heaters

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today proposed new energy-conservation standards for commercial water heating equipment, including gas storage, instantaneous water heaters, and gas hot water supply boilers. The proposed standards would require commercial water heaters to incorporate condensing technology, which significantly reduces energy consumption by extracting additional heat from the combustion […]