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Worcester, Mass. — Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, announces Hydro-Core Complete Near Boiler Piping Kit designed in partnership with Lochinvar for their Noble NKB080, NBK110, and NBK150 boilers. Saves time, space and labor with expert-looking results. Fully-fabricated solution includes everything necessary for a successful installation, including insulated manifold with integrated purge and fill valves, copper Read more

Hydro-Core NBP Kit for Lochinvar Noble BoilerWorcester, Mass. — Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, announces Hydro-Core Complete Near Boiler Piping Kit designed in partnership with Lochinvar for their Noble NKB080, NBK110, and NBK150 boilers. Saves time, space and labor with expert-looking results. Fully-fabricated solution includes everything necessary for a successful installation, including insulated manifold with integrated purge and fill valves, copper supply and return lines, boiler connections, and mesh “y” strainer. Choice of Press, FIP, or SWT manifold.

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Bosch Thermotechnology introduces the next generation of its premium air-source heat pump system – the Inverter Ducted Split (IDS) 2.0 system, offering a 20-plus seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) inverter drive that precisely matches the heating/cooling load for greater efficiency The full IDS 2.0 product range is ENERGY STAR compliant and provides whisper-quiet operation – Read more

Bosch Thermotechnology introduces the next generation of its premium air-source heat pump system – the Inverter Ducted Split (IDS) 2.0 system, offering a 20-plus seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) inverter drive that precisely matches the heating/cooling load for greater efficiency

The full IDS 2.0 product range is ENERGY STAR compliant and provides whisper-quiet operation – as low as 56 decibels. The accompanying air handler includes a two-stage x13 electronically commutated motor (ECM) blower for enhanced humidity control and an all-aluminum coil for superior corrosion resistance.

With a heating seasonal performance rating (HSPF) of 10.5 and heating operation down to temperatures of four degrees below zero, this heat pump yields highly efficient operation, even in cold-climate applications.

“As we continue to expand our air-conditioning portfolio, we’re thinking about what’s important for both our customers and contractors,” said Katie Woodling, product manager at Bosch Thermotechnology. “The IDS 2.0 is a next-level product that has it all: greater efficiency and better performance for customers, and easier serviceability and simplified control board maintenance for contractors.’”

Highlighted features include:

  • Premium Efficiency: Up to 20.5 SEER, 10.5 HSPF
  • Consistent Comfort: Inverter-driven pumps self-adjust, rather than cycling on and off
  • Exceptionally Quiet: Integrated sound dampening, sound levels as low as 56dBA
  • Energy Efficient: Full ENERGY STAR compliant product range

The inverter compressor offers 25% to 110% capacity with modulation in 1% increments. The unit’s compact footprint allows for easy installation and is compatible with most standard 24 VAC heat pump thermostats.

The Bosch IDS 2.0 outdoor unit can integrate with Bosch’s 96% AFUE gas furnace and cased coils for an exceptionally efficient dual heating and cooling system.

ALPHA 15-55 HWR-D reduces energy usage by 50% Grundfos Pumps Corporation, a world leader in innovative pump systems, is excited to introduce the ALPHA 15-55 HWR-D on-command pump, the most energy-efficient residential hot water recirculation system available in the United States. The system reduces homeowners’ energy consumption by up to 50%, saves thousands of gallons Read more

ALPHA 15-55 HWR-D reduces energy usage by 50%

Grundfos Pumps Corporation, a world leader in innovative pump systems, is excited to introduce the ALPHA 15-55 HWR-D on-command pump, the most energy-efficient residential hot water recirculation system available in the United States. The system reduces homeowners’ energy consumption by up to 50%, saves thousands of gallons of water per year per household, and meets regulations such as California Energy Commission Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

“Reducing water and energy usage has always been a core value and ambition at Grundfos,” said Kirk Vigil, vice president of sales. “We are passionate about helping people live more sustainably and meet stricter standards with the latest innovation in our ALPHA line.”

Key Features and Benefits

  • Plug and play design (115V)
  • Designed with trusted ECM technology which has been used by Grundfos for more than 17 years
  • LED light indicators for pump settings and alarms
  • Easy to use push button control settings
  • Accessories available for installation flexibility
  • All components built by Grundfos
  • Bluetooth signal range of up to 300ft (free air)
  • Wireless communication, no wiring required
  • Suitable for tankless water heater systems

The ALPHA 15-55 HWR-D system’s circulator includes plug-and-pump technology and the trusted Grundfos permanent magnet motor. When hot water is needed, a simple push-button control activates the pump via a Bluetooth signal. The pump then runs for five minutes or until the water entering the piping reaches 102°F, as indicated by an external temperature sensor.

To learn more about the ALPHA 15-55 HWR-D, visit Grundfos.us/hwrd.

Neutra-Safe introduces its new NSP-50 condensate neutralizing pump for improved reliability, ease of installation and service, and space savings in the mechanical room. The NSP-50 combines the functions of two accessories into one; high-efficiency gas appliance condensate neutralization and condensate pumping in one easily-maintained accessory. It is sufficient for appliances with input capacities up to Read more

Neutra-Safe introduces its new NSP-50 condensate neutralizing pump for improved reliability, ease of installation and service, and space savings in the mechanical room.

The NSP-50 combines the functions of two accessories into one; high-efficiency gas appliance condensate neutralization and condensate pumping in one easily-maintained accessory. It is sufficient for appliances with input capacities up to 500,000 BTU/h.

A transparent chamber top is provided for effortless visual inspection of the neutralizing chamber. The cover snaps on and off for easy replacement of neutralization media, which is contained in a disposable fabric sack for quick, simple recharging.

To save labor and material costs where both acidic and non-acidic condensate needs to be disposed of, the unit can accommodate more than one appliance. The NSP-50 features separate inlets for acidic condensate and non-acidic condensate. This allows the installer to use one device in place of two or more where both a gas-fired appliance and air conditioning unit may need to be drained.

The built-in pump is the popular and robust Little Giant VCMA series. This pump is known within the industry for its reliability.

Reducing the number of accessories needed in the mechanical room not only saves space, but also mitigates the risks of product failure, improper installation and negligent service.

Taco Comfort Solutions has released the QuickTop Zone Valve, an affordable replacement for normally-closed, synchronous motor zone valves. Ideal for closed-loop hydronic heating and cooling systems, fan coil units and baseboard systems, the QuickTop Zone Valve features an easily removable actuator and simple installation and wiring. The new zone valve comes in ½”, ¾”, and Read more

Taco Zone Valves, QuickTop Zone Valves, hydronics, HVACTaco Comfort Solutions has released the QuickTop Zone Valve, an affordable replacement for normally-closed, synchronous motor zone valves.

Ideal for closed-loop hydronic heating and cooling systems, fan coil units and baseboard systems, the QuickTop Zone Valve features an easily removable actuator and simple installation and wiring.

The new zone valve comes in ½”, ¾”, and 1” sizes.

For more information, visit www.TacoComfort.com