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Armstrong’s Variable Speed Retrofit Solution.

Building Owners Can Save Up To 70% on Energy Costs

The Design Envelope Vertical-In-Line Retrofit allows building owners to replace the moving parts of an installed Armstrong constant speed pump while retaining the existing pump casing, insulation and piping. This innovative solution reduces the costs for equipment, shipping and scrap as well as installation labor. 

The Design Envelope Vertical-In-Line Retrofit provides owners of existing constant speed pumps with an opportunity to save up to 70% on energy costs by upgrading to variable speed. Design Envelope technology accommodates future changes in flow requirements and its variable speed operation means longer equipment life (20%-30%), and greater reliability.

For more information about Armstrong Fluid Technology visit www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com.


TCS releases UbiquiSTAT™ simple-to-use BACnet and standalone commercial thermostat line.

TCS, an innovative leader in enterprise energy management solutions, announced today the release of the UbiquiSTAT line of BACnet-certified commercial thermostats, the next generation of easy-to-use, application-specific touchscreen controls for contractors and commercial facilities managers.

The UbiquiSTAT line from TCS features a range of models that cover virtually any commercial application – from the all-purpose, low-cost Model 4020, to the advanced application Model 4050 that handles modulating applications with up to six stages of heat or cool.   

▪ Onboard BACnet Object Explorer to make programming in the field simple and convenient
▪ All BACnet points are completely open and unlocked for unmatched flexibility
▪ BTL-certified, Title 24 compliant and designed and manufactured in the United States

With the release of the new product line, TCS is offering savings of over 40% off the sell price. For a limited time, the advanced UbiquiSTAT Model 4050 is available direct from TCS at an introductory price of $225.00 if purchased by 11/15/2016. After 11/15/2016, the model US4050 will sell for $395.

For more information on the UbiquiSTAT family of products, please visit www.ubiquistat.com.


RGF INTRODUCES THE UPCO QR™.
THE ULTIMATE PHOTOCATALYTIC OXIDATION IN-DUCT AIR PURIFYING SYSTEM

The leading innovator of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products, RGF Environmental Group, Inc., has introduced their latest product for the HVAC/IAQ industry. The patent-pending UPCO QR™ photocatalytic oxidation in-duct air purifying system has the lowest pressure loss, highest surface area and the most competitive price compared to similar PCO products in the HVAC/IAQ marketplace.

The unique combination of technologies incorporated into the UPCO QR™ work to create RGF’s exclusive low pressure loss, pure carbon infused bed. Combining titanium dioxide, silver, copper and zinc metal into this proprietary dual catalyst bed traps and then reduces common indoor air pollutants. VOC’s, bacteria, viruses, mold spores and odors are effectively diminished as air cycles repeatedly through the HVAC system, resulting in improved indoor air quality for both residential and commercial applications.” 

For additional information visit our website: http://www.rgf.com/air-purification.


Vibration & Seismic Technologies Introduces the Faster, Easier
Quick Clip™ for Stiffening Hanger Rods in Seismic Zones.

Vibration & Seismic Technologies (VST), a leading manufacturer of seismic-related construction products, introduces the new patent pending Quick Clip™ hanger rod stiffening device, which significantly reduces time and effort for mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors.

Used with strut to vertically stiffen hanger rod, the Quick Clip™ installs in seconds with no tools required.
“Stiffening of hanger rods is required by Code in the vast majority of construction projects located in seismic zones, as well as most projects throughout the U.S. that are federally owned, regulated or funded,” says Dan Duggan, Sr., Vice President of Product Development at VST.

“The Quick Clip™ installs faster and easier than any other rod stiffener in use today, resulting in drastically reduced total installed costs.”

The single-component, stainless steel Quick Clip™ snaps into the strut and secures it to the rod with no bolts or tools needed. It can be installed in less than 5 seconds. The Quick Clip™ is currently available in two sizes, for use with 3/8” and 1/2” hanger rod. Additional sizes will be available soon. For more information and to see a video demonstration, visit vstseismic.com.


Belimo Now Offers HVAC Zone Solutions for Residential Applications.

Belimo Americas, the trusted leader for 40 years in commercial HVAC is now available for residential applications. Whether you’re a home owner, contractor, equipment manufacturer or home automation provider, Belimo Residential offers the right solutions for you. From innovative dynamic air balancing solutions that provide maximum occupant comfort to smart design actuators with durable dampers providing top quality performance you can rely on.

  • Factory installed round damper assemblies from 4” to 20”

  • Standard, premium, in-duct or pressure bypass assemblies to meet your client’s needs

  • Fast, easy, and error proof installation for pressure bypass control dampers

  • One button setup on pressure bypass damper assemblies for time saving installations

  • High quality products with trouble free operation for reliable performance

  • 5-year limited warranty.

For 40 years, Belimo has provided innovations in Comfort, Energy Efficiency and Safety Solutions to customers throughout the world, all of which are backed by Belimo’s unsurpassed 5-year warranty. For more information, on Belimo Residential visit www.belimoresidential.com or call 1-844-541-7467.


Comfort and energy savings headline features of new Champion LX Series residential gas furnaces.

Two new residential gas furnaces in the Champion LX Series from Johnson Controls deliver comfort and energy savings of 20 and 37 percent when compared to older 60 percent AFUE models. The all-new TM8Y and TM9Y combine the comfort of two-stage heating with the efficiency of a standard ECM motor to earn AFUE ratings of 80 and 96 percent.

Manufactured using state-of-the-art quality control and assembly processes, including more than 125,000 hours of testing, the furnaces feature Champion’s industry-leading five-year Complete Assurance Limited Warranty, which provides optional furnace replacement in the event the heat exchanger fails within five years of installation. In addition, the TM9Y model is ENERGY STAR®-rated.    

Both furnaces are factory-shipped for upflow or horizontal applications and can be converted for downflow applications. Easily accessible controls and no knockouts further enhance the installation process. Other features of the furnaces include:
• Compact 33-inch height for installation in tight spaces
• Built-in, high-level self-diagnostics with fault code display for simplified servicing
• Electric hot surface ignition that conserves fuel
• 100 percent shut-off main gas valve
• High heat transfer aluminized steel tubular heat exchanger with lifetime limited warranty.
For more information, visit www.championhomecomfort.com.


Johnson Controls introduces York LX Series packaged units, new standard in residential and commercial heating and cooling.

14 SEER units feature higher efficiency, weather and corrosion resistance, and contractor-friendly design.  

York LX Series packaged units by Johnson Controls set a higher standard to heat and cool residential and light commercial buildings, featuring a contractor-friendly design, easy installation and service, reliable technology and an advanced manufacturing process. The units are 29 percent more efficient, earning a 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating and exceeding U.S. Department of Energy efficiency standards.  

Extensive laboratory testing simulates more than 20 years of operational performance to verify component performance during weather events, humidity levels, under/over voltage and temperatures down to -10 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, the cabinet’s 1,000-hour salt spray rating ensures an exterior finish with a superior appearance and outstanding corrosion protection.

To learn more about York LX Series packaged units, visit york.com/lxpack-unit or talk to your local York distributor. To locate a distributor near you, visit http://www.yorkhvacdealer.com/



Introducing the WFDN Series Waterflow Detector from System Sensor.

The WFDN Series Waterflow Detector is fully redesigned to meet the needs of today’s fire sprinkler professional. The new features, including the timer dial, cover, and terminal block, add convenience and save on installation time.  

The new timer dial is a first for waterflow detectors with a built-in time delay. Not only is it large and easy to turn, but its high-contrast, pad-printed markings and tactile features make it easy to set by feel in dimly lit or hard-to-reach locations. The detector’s built-in time delay mechanism is still immune to dust and other contaminants, but now it’s also designed for improved timer accuracy and repeatability.

To find out how to convert to the fully redesigned WFDN Series Waterflow Detector offering or for more information about sprinkler products, please
visit: systemsensor.com/sprinkler.


Bonomi Introduces New Direct Mount Grooved-End Butterfly Valve That Simplifies Actuation.

Bonomi North America has introduced a new series of grooved-end butterfly valves for use in commercial and light industrial applications. The new valves are built with an ISO mounting pad and stem for simple automation with electric or pneumatic actuators.

Standard features of the new Bonomi Series L700E Series include an epoxy-coated ductile iron body, EDPM-coated ductile iron disc, and a 410 stainless steel ISO square stem. An ISO 5211 mounting pad is integral, making it easy to add any ISO 5211 standard actuator or manual operator. A BUNA-N coated disc is optional. 

Available in sizes 2” to 12”, the L700E is designed to meet ANSI/AWWA C606 and MSS SP-67. Typical applications include hot and cold water, HVAC, chilled water, and fire protection systems.

Maximum working pressure is 200 PSI. All Bonomi butterfly valves are tested to 100 percent of their rated pressure before shipping.
Bonomi is one of the very few fully integrated manufacturers of both electric and pneumatic actuators and direct mount valves. The L700E can be easily performance-matched to the company’s Valbia-brand actuators for optimal performance, long life and quiet operation.

For more information on the Bonomi L700E series or other Bonomi products, contact Bonomi North America at (704) 412-9031 or visit www.bonominorthamerica.com


Noritz Expands Tankless Residential Offering by Three Units, For Small to Midsized, Whole-House Applications.

NR501, NR662, and NRC711 offer compact design with a heat exchanger that is three times as durable, all-new scale-detection software for more proactive leak prevention, and a built-in digital display to aid servicing.

•a new, 12-year heat exchanger three times more durable in its ability to resist scale buildup;

•new scale-detection software that minimizes leaks by indicating when it’s time to de-scale (flush) the system;

•a compact design with an integral readout window, permitting basic servicing without the need for a remote device. Located at the lower right of the front panel, the small display indicates flow rates, temperature and common error codes.

“The scale detection software and the integral display window are designed to alert homeowners and service contractors of scale buildup within the unit,” explains Noritz marketing manager Jason Fleming. “The main benefit of this early alert system is proactive leak prevention, of course. But thanks to the more durable heat exchanger, these units won’t need to be flushed as often to assure a ready and abundant supply of hot water for the household.”

Noritz began shipping the new models – the NR501, NR662 and NRC711 – nationwide in early January.

NR501: A hot water solution for one-bath homes in warmer climates, this strictly outdoor unit (photo above, left) has an Energy Factor of 0.86 for natural gas (NG) and 0.85 for liquid propane (LP). Part of the ValueSolutions series of gas-fired residential tankless water heaters, the Noritz NR501 carries the following specifications.

For more information on the NR501-OD, NR662-OD, NRC711-DV and NRC711-OD tankless water heaters, visit Noritz Technical Support at support.noritz.com.


Introducing the HE-Z Series Fan Coil.

Energy Saving Products Ltd. HE-Z Series of fan coils.

This innovative product will feature our newly developed PSB (Pressure Sensing Board) motor controller, which is a combination of our standard board (in use for 8 years) and our PWM controller (5 years), which will utilize many of our past features while adding some new.

Packaging the new PSB together with a Variable
Frequency Drive manufactured by the WEG Electric Corporation, the HE-Z series will become your ultimate choice in a multi-functional fan coil. This move will take the former EPC control board and EPC circuit board out of the product line.  

The introduction of the new Variable Frequency Drive by WEG is a culmination of two years of testing in the harshest environments we could find in North America and internationally. The new WEG drive features internal diagnostics not available on previous models. It has proven to be extremely reliable and robust in all applications. Our very solid 3 phase motor continues to be standard in the HE-Z series.

Energy Saving Products is proud to continue to bring you industry-leading product advances, which would not be possible without your input, thank you.

For more information visit www.hi-velocity.com or call 1-888-652-2219


Emerson Climate Technologies Launches New Service Contactor to Increase Air Conditioning System Reliability.

New contactor reliable to a million cycles, sealed to keep out bugs.

CoreSense™ Protection modules for Copeland Scroll™ compressors feature advanced electronic switching technology that has been qualified up to one million cycles; four to five times a standard contactor.

The contactor’s internal microprocessor control nearly eliminates contact welding and pitting. In addition, the circuit board-mounted relay is completely sealed and enclosed, which prevents common problems with pests and debris.

CoreSense Protection modules give technicians insight into the system through the compressor, providing valuable information to help diagnose problems quickly and accurately, reducing costly callbacks. The module monitors both the compressor and system for damaging conditions such as short cycling, pressure trips, and locked rotor.

For more information visit www.emersonclimate.com/coresense.


PORTER-CABLE® Expands 20 Volt MAX* Linked System™ with Six New Cordless Tools.

New tools, combination kits, and lithium ion batteries added to expand the breadth of the High Performance Cordless Line.

PORTER-CABLE announced today the expansion of its 20V MAX* Linked System™ for tradesman.
PORTER-CABLE is adding six new cordless power tools, new combination kit solutions, and a new MaxPack extended runtime 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Battery to the popular 20V MAX* Linked System. The new cordless tools include the Reciprocating Tiger Saw®, 6-1/2 inch Circular Saw, Oscillating Tool, Cut-off Tool/Grinder, Jigsaw, and Pivoting Flashlight.
The PORTER-CABLE MAX* Linked System maximizes a

The PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX* Linked System expansion line will be available at Lowe’s and independent distributors in November 2013. The 20V MAX* Linked SystemTM power tools are backed with a three-year limited warranty, one-year service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee. The 20V MAX* Linked SystemTM batteries come with a two-year limited warranty.  For more information about PORTER-CABLE professional-grade power tools, visit www.portercable.com.


Johnson Controls Introduces Variable-Speed Screw Chiller.
Johnson Controls introduces the YORK® YVWA water-cooled screw chiller. The innovative design of this new chiller, with energy-saving variable-speed technology, helps cut energy costs and carbon emissions by as much as 30 percent. Johnson Controls supplies more variable speed chillers than any other manufacturer.

The YVWA increases sustainability by using HFC-134a refrigerant, which has zero ozone-depletion potential and no phase-out date. Its innovative design reduces the number of potential leak points by 35 percent. In addition, Johnson Controls proprietary falling-fi lm evaporator reduces the chiller’s refrigerant charge by as much as 30 percent compared to conventional designs.

Because the YVWA screw chiller is capable of handling a higher pressure lift than a centrifugal chiller, it can be used in both thermal-storage and heat-pump applications, while delivering the highest efficiencies available. This remarkable flexibility also allows the chiller to utilize a wide range of heat-rejection methods, including an open cooling tower, dry cooler, adiabatic cooler, heat recovery, or heat pump. To learn more about the YORK YVWA chiller, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/yvwa.


Noritz Condensing Tankless Water Heater Offers Higher Efficiencies, Longer Vent Runs.
Noritz has expanded its ecoTOUGH™ Series of gas-fired residential condensing tankless water heaters with the new NRC83, an ENERGY STAR®-rated unit designed for smaller homes and multi-family dwellings.

Available throughout North America in both indoor (the two-pipe, direct vent NRC83-DV) and outdoor (NRC83-OD) models, the new wall-mounted units have an energy factor (EF) of 0.92 for natural gas and 0.94 with liquid propane – approximately 30 points higher than a standard, storage tank-type, gas-fired water heater. For more information on the new NRC83, visit www.noritz.com.


New Mitsubishi Electric meView App Helps Homeowners Visualize System.
The new meView™ app, the latest in a series of mobile applications from Mitsubishi Electric, provides homeowners and professionals with a customized virtual view of how a Mitsubishi Electric split-ductless product would look in the home. This tool is designed to make it easier than ever to select and install America’s number one selling ductless cooling and heating system. 

To learn more about products from Mitsubishi Electric, visit www.mehvac.com.


New Luxaire Acclimate Central Dehumidifiers Help Reduce
Moisture and Improve Comfort Levels in Homes.
65-, 90- and 135-pint models join line of Luxaire indoor air quality products

Luxaire Acclimate Central DehumidifiersThree new Luxaire Acclimate central dehumidifiers join the line of indoor air quality (IAQ) products from the Luxaire brand of Johnson Controls, the global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings. The new 65-, 90- and 135-pint models are designed to remove excess moisture from the air and improve comfort levels in homes, allowing homeowners to raise their thermostat by several degrees and reduce annual cooling costs by as much as 18 percent.

The smallest model, with a capacity of 65 pints of moisture per day, is specifically designed for condominium complexes and applications where space is limited. However, the versatile unit can also be used in homes as large as 3,600 square feet, depending on the geographic location and energy-efficient construction of the home.

As the new Luxaire Acclimate central dehumidifiers improve humidity and comfort levels, they also reduce the risk for mold and other allergens. In addition, lower humidity levels help to preserve furnishings. All three of the new central dehumidifiers integrate with Luxaire’s Total Comfort System approach to IAQ. To learn more, visit the Luxaire website at www.joinluxaire.com. For additional information about Johnson Controls, please visit /www.johnsoncontrols.com.


Rheem Debuts The XR-90 – 29-Gallon Residential Water Heater
The ENERGY STAR®-qualified Rheem XR90 heats water 42 percent faster than a typical 50-gallon gas water heater and costs less to operate annually

Rheem has unveiled the new XR90 Extreme Recovery Gas Water Heater. Needing only 29 gallons of storage, the Rheem XR90 is unique to the marketplace because it can heat water faster than any standard 50-gallon gas water heater. Plus, the XR90 costs less annually to operate than any standard 30-, 40- or 50- gallon gas model. 

The XR90 meets, and in most cases, exceeds the available hot water provided by a standard 50-gallon gas water heater. It has a first hour rating (FHR) of 90 gallons—meaning homeowners get three times the amount of hot water in an hour than what the tank actually holds.

The XR90 includes a patented magnesium anode rod with a special resistor to protect the tank from rust. The warranty can be extended to 10 years with the Rheem ProtectionPlus™ Kit, containing a second anode rod for inclusion at the time of the initial installation. For more information on the new Rheem XR90 (Rheem Model No. 43V30-60), visit www.rheem.com.


GeoStar Introduces Aston Series Water-to-Water Units
New Series Can Reduce Annual Water Heating
Costs by 60 Percent

The GeoStar Aston Single Hydronic units, available in 1.5- to 6-ton capacities, combine the comfort and versatility of hydronic heating and cooling with the technology and efficiency associated with the GeoStar Aston Series. 

Designed to efficiently provide hot water for radiant floor heating, domestic hot water, pool heating and snow and ice melt, Aston Single Hydronic units can reduce hot water costs by as much as 60 percent per year. In addition, the units are capable of providing chilled water for cooling applications. 

Larger units can include a Hot Water Generator to provide supplemental heating of potable water while simultaneously providing space heating. In addition, a tank controller accessory can be used in conjunction with a GeoStore Geothermal Storage Tank to add advanced features like outdoor reset and unit staging that save energy and money. For additional information about the GeoStar Aston Single Hydronic Series, visit www.geostar-geo.com or contact your local GeoStar distributor.


Cliplight’s New Flash Leak Detection Kits: A New Class of ‘No Mess’ Dye Tools for HVACRCliplight’s New Flash Leak Detection Kits

Cliplight Mfg., Toronto has introduced three Flash™ professional refrigeration system leak detection kits that include three cans of Flash “no mess” dye, a reusable charging hose, an ultraviolet (UV) detector light and a carrying case.

All kits include Flash, Cliplight’s patented new class of UV leak detection dye packaged in “no mess” vacuum-packed, one-time use cans that each treat up to one five-ton unit or 64-ounces (1.8-liter) of system oil.  

Unlike all other dyes on the market, Flash does not use an injector or polyolester (POE) oil as a carrier. Instead, it uses Cliplight’s own Dry R™ drying agent combined with the charging hose’s 29/1,000ths orifice to instantaneously mist the “industry’s fastest dye” into the system, keep it stable and prevent crystallization.  For more information, visit www.cliplight.com.

 


 

Lead Free Brass Fittings Now Available from Matco-Norca
Lead Free Brass Fittings are part of Matco-Norca’s new Lead Free product offering, which in addition to these fittings include valves, faucets and plumbing specialty items.

All Matco-Norca Lead Free products are compliant with the new California Health and Safety Code 116875-116880 as well as Vermont’s lead free law, both now in effect. Lead Free Brass Fittings from Matco- Norca are certified to contain less than .25% weighted average lead content over wetted surfaces.
   

All Matco-Norca Brass Fittings are UL and ANSI approved. Lead Free Brass Fittings from Matco-Norca include elbows, unions, caps, crosses, couplings, bushings, locknuts, plugs, adapters and fl anges. Matco-Norca also carries a full line of Lead Free Brass Nipples to accompany the fittings. Matco-Norca has a Lead Free Products-dedicated catalog available for download at www.matco-norca.com/lead-free.


Emerson Introduces the Blue Easy Reader Thermostat
The Emerson® BlueTM Easy Reader thermostat is a simple-to-operate thermostat with display characters and numbers twice as large as other Emerson thermostats for enhanced user readability, understanding and functionality. 
 

It includes a six-square inch blue display with large one-inch characters for communicating room temperature, and half-inch characters for other communications, as well as homeowner-friendly language and mode buttons with one-touch functionality for easy operation. Contractors can now give their customers the confidence to operate a simple, easy-to-see thermostat while still saving money on energy bills and maintaining quality, reliability and comfort in the home. For more information, visit www.White-Rodgers.com


AMI300 -Multifunctional IAQ Testing Instrument that does it ALL!!!...Photo: AMI300 Complete Multifunctional Instrument for Indoor Air Quality
The BRAND NEW, user friendly AMI300 is a portable, highly sensitive, and extremely accurate Indoor Air Quality monitor perfect for ALL your IAQ applications. 

The AMI300 can do everything: CO; CO2; Temperature; Humidity; Air Flow (Vane & Hot Wire); Air Velocity (Pitot Tube); Current / Voltage; Differential Pressure Modules; Speed Tachometer; Variety of Temp, RH, Air Flow Probes; Variety of WIRELESS Probes; IP54 Dust Protection; Big ICE BLUE LCD Display; Min/Max/Hold/Unit Selection; ABS Shock-Proof Housing; and Data Storage with Software Capabilities.

For additional information, please contact: E Instruments - Test & Measurement Department,172 Middletown Blvd., Suite B201, Langhorne, PA 19047, Tel: 215-750-1212, Fax: 215-750-1399,
website: www.E-inst.com  Email:bfreed@E-inst.com


Coleman® LX Series Furnaces Deliver Comfort, Efficiency and Tax Credits.New Coleman® LX Series
A compact size and some of the highest efficiency ratings in the industry make the new Coleman® LX Series of multi-position gas furnaces an attractive choice for homeowners in search of an energy-efficient, home heating solution. What’s more, all condensing models qualify for the federal tax credit program.

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings on models in the LX Series are as high as 96 percent (80 percent models are also available). The series includes single-stage models that feature a five speed,
direct-drive, X13-style high-efficiency DC motor that increases SEER ratings in the cooling mode and two stage models that feature a variable-speed electronically commutated motor (ECM) to circulate air for longer periods of time, equating to consistent temperatures and improved air filtering, resulting in cleaner, more comfortable air.
  For more information, visit www.switchtocolemanac.com.


Bradford White Introduces 14 New Solar Water Heaters

Bradford White Water Heaters recently introduced 14 new indirect solar water heating units, increasing the company’s offerings in the solar category to a total of 32 models.
The 14 new water heaters include six EcoStor2 SC double wall, single coil gas backup models, six EcoStor2 SC double wall, single coil TTW gas backup models and two EcoStor2 SC double wall, single-coil Eco-Defender gas backup models. 

“Essentially we believe the water heater market will move from high input like tankless, to low input with high storage such as solar, heat pump and even geothermal,” said Fred Vattimo, Bradford White director of corporate advertising. “We have a large selection of solar tanks available and will provide solar packages in the future. That simple plug-and-play type system makes solar available to a larger contractor base and makes them feel comfortable installing the product.”  For more information visit Bradford White website at http://www.bradfordwhite.com




 



 

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