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Irvine, Calif. — Navien, Inc., located in Irvine, California, continues to receive accolades for innovative and industry-leading products by many associations and institutes, with the latest recognition by the AHR Expo for the 2015 Innovation Award in the plumbing sector. Navien’s high-efficiency premium tankless water heating and combi-boiler products have gained a strong following nationwide Read more

Irvine, Calif. — Navien, Inc., located in Irvine, California, continues to receive accolades for innovative and industry-leading products by many associations and institutes, with the latest recognition by the AHR Expo for the 2015 Innovation Award in the plumbing sector.

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 9.12.46 AMNavien’s high-efficiency premium tankless water heating and combi-boiler products have gained a strong following nationwide among homeowners as well as professionals in the energy efficient construction market.

In addition to the newly announced 2015 Innovation Award for the Navien Premium Efficiency – Standard (NPE-S) tankless water heaters, that claim the highest efficiency available, of 0.99EF, Navien won the same award in January, 2013 for the, Navien Premium Efficiency – Advanced (NPE-A) tankless water heaters with its exclusive ComfortFlow® technology, featuring pump and buffer tank included, and an efficiency of 0.97EF. The AHR Expo is the largest show in North America for heating, cooling and plumbing equipment, hosted by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) and AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute).

Navien’s NPE-S series was chosen as one of 2014 Top 50 editors’ picks by Green Builder magazine. The July 2014 issue of Qualified Remodeler magazine ranked Navien’s NPE series as the leading gas condensing tankless water heaters, based on reader interest, in their “Top 100 Products.”

In the commercial market throughout North America, Navien receives credit for its environmentally friendly highly efficient solutions. Navien products are installed in well recognized restaurants, hotels, schools and universities, medical facilities, industrial plants, country clubs and multi-family residences, among others.

Eric Moffroid, Navien’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, explained that “Navien remains committed to developing high-quality, high-efficiency, and high-functioning products and the best customer service support in the industry. It is Navien’s advanced technology and recognized high product quality and customer service that has made the company’s growth possible.”

2015 AHR video recap

http://youtu.be/LGpg9JfyGaQ?list=UUy5qVwECeKwWlUhga7bis1w The 2015 AHR Show in Chicago broke attendance numbers and the exhibitors were on their “A” game. Not able to go? This video recap brings the show to life. Stay tuned for more AHR videos in our AHR video series Read more


The 2015 AHR Show in Chicago broke attendance numbers and the exhibitors were on their “A” game. Not able to go? This video recap brings the show to life. Stay tuned for more AHR videos in our AHR video series.

This past week Chicago hosted the AHR Show, and the show was buzzing — great traffic and happy exhibitors  is usually a great recipe for success. The numbers are still being measured but when it is all said and done, it could be the biggest show ever. This makes sense because the underlying sentiment moving Read more

This past week Chicago hosted the AHR Show, and the show was buzzing — great traffic and happy exhibitors  is usually a great recipe for success. The numbers are still being measured but when it is all said and done, it could be the biggest show ever. This makes sense because the underlying sentiment moving into 2015 is that companies and customers alike are spending a little more money. The economy is growing, and what better stage to see new products and technology, network with industry professionals and get smarter with a multitude of seminars.

Speaking of seminars, the Mechanical Town Hall featuring Mark Eatherton, Bob ‘hot rod’ Rohr, Dave Yates, John Barba, Eric Aune, and moderated by John Mesenbrink, was held to a capacity crowd. The interactive seminar touched upon upselling energy efficiency, pump and water heating efficiency standards, and diversification of one’s business.

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If you weren’t able to make the show this year, don’t worry, we got you covered. Here’s some of the things we took away from the show on Day 1:

• Taco presser — Taco CEO John White Jr. addressed the media and conveyed the fact that the company is looking toward future growth through organic, inorganic and global growth. “With Taco, it’s not just about pumps and valves, it’s about a community. We are in the business of making peoples’ lives better. When a customer buys a Taco product, they are buying into someone’s future, as well,” said White.

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• Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse goes online — Bell & Gossett (B&G), a Xylem brand,  introduces its Online Little Red Schoolhouse — an interactive, self-paced series of free educational courses — debuting at the 2015 AHR Expo. The launch of Bell & Gossett’s Online Little Red Schoolhouse marks the first time the brand’s pump systems training and educational programming will be available to a global audience via the internet. “Part of B&G’s legacy is to deliver the best hydronic system design training in the industry, regardless of product loyalty,” said Mark Handzel, Vice President of Product Regulatory Affairs and Director, HVAC & Commercial Buildings Business Unit Americas. “By adapting our proprietary Little Red Schoolhouse training and deep applications expertise to an online format, we are ensuring our systems solutions approach for HVAC and plumbing applications is accessible to all.”

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• ROSCOPE® i2000 inspection cameras — ROTHENBERGER USA now offers the ROSCAN 150 Infrared camera with touchscreen WIFI capability that enables the thermal imager to make easy work of analysis of warm and cold sources. This new camera is the latest addition to the ROSCOPE® line of cameras offered by the world’s leading manufacturer of innovative, technologically advanced pipe tools and pipe machining machines used in the sanitary, heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, gas and environmental technology sectors.

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33 SEER Mini Splits with Low Temp Heating — Fujitsu has introduced ductless split systems, offering up to 33 SEER, now the world’s most efficient mini-splits to operate with optimal efficiency at ambient temperatures of -15°F. The new 9,000 (9RLS3H), 12,000 (12RLS3H) and 15,000 BTU (15RLS3H) inverter systems are available with these capabilities right off the shelf with no modifications needed for low ambient operation.

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hilmor launches 90 new hand tools — hilmor® announced the introduction of 90 new hand tools at AHR. The additions build on the already robust collection of more than 170 HVAC/R products, and span five core technical categories including Pliers, Wrenches and Wire Strippers, Snips and Sheet Metal and Duct Tools, Screwdriving and Tool Storage and Transport.

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“We added 20 products to our line of hand tools in 2014 to strong reviews, creating
even more efficient and effective tools for HVAC/R technicians,” said Rich Mathews,
Senior Vice President, Marketing, hilmor. “Now we are bringing 90 new hand tools to
our customers, underscoring our commitment to becoming the most complete tool
provider to the professional endeavors of the men and women of the HVAC/R industry.”

Lebanon, Tenn. — Lochinvar, LLC announced that its FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler is among the products recognized in the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition. The awards give special recognition to exhibiting companies that have developed the most creative and useful products on the market. The FTXL Boiler was awarded Honorable Mention in the heating Read more

Lebanon, Tenn. — Lochinvar, LLC announced that its FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler is among the products recognized in the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition. The awards give special recognition to exhibiting companies that have developed the most creative and useful products on the market. The FTXL Boiler was awarded Honorable Mention in the heating category, one of 10 categories of competition.

FTXL_boiler_HeroThe new FTXL Fire Tube Boiler represents a new generation of fire-tube technology, delivering up to 10:1 turndown and models ranging from 97 to 98% Thermal Efficiency – higher than any other boiler in its class. With five models ranging from 399,999 to 850,000 Btu/hr, the FTXL Boiler is an ideal solution for light commercial applications.

Enabled for CON-X-US™ remote connect capability as part of the advanced SMART SYSTEM™ operating system, the FTXL Boiler offers complete control from across town or across the country. This remote connectivity option redefines monitoring by simplifying data acquisition and providing remote diagnostics. Status alerts can be sent to a smart device, and the user can monitor and re-program control parameters from almost anywhere.

The FTXL Boiler is designed for maximum space efficiency and flexible placement in the mechanical room. Each model in the line features zero clearance on both sides and the same installed footprint of 6.2 square feet, which is 20-30% smaller than competitive boilers.

“With the introduction of the FTXL Boiler, we continue to redefine the fire tube boiler category,” said Jeff Vallett II, segment market manager for Lochinvar. “We designed the new FTXL line to deliver best-in class AHRI thermal efficiency and footprints, more sophisticated SMART SYSTEM functionality than ever before, plus the convenience of remote connectivity to simplify and streamline operations for our customers. We’re honored that our latest innovation has been recognized in the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards.”