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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 […]