Monday, September 19, 2016

Maximize Your Systems Potential With Silent Fin Heating Edge

Condensing boilers, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Collectors are all great ways to save energy and reduce fossil fuel usage. All three achieve their highest efficiency when delivering low temperature water but generally have higher upfront costs than their less efficient counterparts. While each technology has inherent features and benefits, each is also judged on its ability to provide a return on investment. Whether for commercial or residential use, it is imperative that careful attention be paid to the application of the equipment and the distribution system being utilized by these technologies.

The challenge faced when it comes to heating effectively with traditional baseboard is that supply water temperatures need to be at least 140˚F in order to deliver enough BTUH’s to sufficiently heat a space at design temperature. Not so with the Smith's Silent Fin Heating Edge High Capacity Coil Block. Due to its unique embossed fin design, it is able to deliver comparable BTUH’s using 100˚ - 120˚F supply water, all in an attractive package.

Silent Fin Heating Edge, by Smith's Environmental Products, allows these technologies to perform to their optimum efficiency and provide their respective returns on the initial investment. In other words, Heating Edge helps to make that ROI possible.


  • Quiet delivery of heat 
  • Attractive design 
  • Superior low temperature performance 
  • Perfect for use with solar thermal, geothermal or condensing boilers 
  • Single pipe design 
  • Suitable for residential or commercial applications

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Monday, September 12, 2016

What Is A Heat Recovery Ventilator?

A Heat Recover Ventilator (HRV) is integrated into the duct work in a home, usually located near the furnace. The HRV expels stale indoor air to the outside, and draws in fresh air from outside to be distributed throughout the home.

  1. Warm stale air from your home is drawn into the HRV. 
  2. Heat from the indoor air is transferred via the unit's aluminum core to the fresh air stream. 
  3. Stale air is expelled outside, leaving its warmth behind in the HRV's aluminum core. 
  4. Cool fresh air is drawn into the HRV, and warmed by the heated aluminum core. 
  5. Your entire home is filled with warm, clean, fresh air. 

The air streams pass on either side of Lifebreath’s exclusive and patented aluminum core, never mixing. In the summer, the HRV works in reverse. Warm air is expelled and cool air is delivered throughout the home.

Learn more about Lifebreath products on our website:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Taco Press Connection Air Separators

Taco 4900 Press Air Separator
Taco is now offering press connections for the 4900 Series air separator in 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" connection sizes.

Press connections offer quicker installation and improved job site safety due to flame-free installation. The Taco 4900 Series air separators are designed for the complete elimination of air from closed loop heating and cooling systems, up to a maximum temperature of 240° F and a maximum pressure of 150 psi. The presence of air in these systems can lead to many problems, including irritating noises, reduced efficiency, and internal corrosion of essential parts such as the boiler and radiators.

Model Numbers
  • 49-075P
  • 49-100P
  • 49-125P

To learn more about Taco products, please visit our website:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Flexcon WWT Well Tanks: Quality and Performance Guaranteed

The WWT Series of diaphragm well tanks from Flexcon Industries are designed to give the features you need and the quality you want. Engineered specifically with the contractor in mind, WWT tanks incorporate Flexcon’s famous double diaphragm concept. Two halves of a FDA/NSF approved 100% butyl rubber diaphragm are held together with a steel clench ring. They are affixed to the bottom of the tank with a stainless steel water connection and finished with a steel elbow. This creates a water chamber that is completely isolated from the steel walls of the tank and ensures that the water that goes in is the same as the water that comes out.

The tanks are manufactured with cold rolled steel and finished with primer and high gloss quality paint. Clean air tight welds are achieved using the most modern welding equipment available. A trim strip on the bottom of the skirt helps prevent damage during installation. Each tank undergoes a rigid quality inspection process that includes high pressure testing, seam weld tests and our famous helium test. The final air charge check before packaging ensures that every tank arrives on the job site with the specified aircharge.

WWT tanks are available from 14 gallons to 119 gallons and are backed up with a five-year warranty. We have the tank you need for every job and the name to stand behind it

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Modine Innovation Tour 2016

Modine has converted a semi-trailer into a mobile showcase for some of the most exciting products in the HVAC industry. Now they’re traveling North America so you can see the latest solutions in residential geothermal and rooftop HVAC, plus ultra-efficient unit heaters, and the quietest classroom HVAC products on the market. You can also earn CEU or NATE credits right at the tour, with accredited continuing education course offerings.

8/31/16 Red Hook Brewery: Portsmouth, NH

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - OPEN HOUSE! Stop by see the trailer and take a CEU class, or just come by and see the latest HVAC innovations from Modine. All that register and attend will receive a Modine Innovation Tour t-shirt. *Coffee and snacks will be provided in the AM*

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems Basics (CEU)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. - Venting of Unit Heaters (NATE/CEU)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Buffet lunch for those who RSVP
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Introduction to Geothermal Heat Pumps (Non-CEU)

9/1/16 Emerson Swan Office: Randolph, MA

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - OPEN HOUSE! Stop by see the trailer and take a CEU class, or just come by and see the latest HVAC innovations from Modine. All that register and attend will receive a Modine Innovation Tour t-shirt. *Coffee and snacks will be provided in the AM*

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Dedicated Outdoor Air System Basics (CEU)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Venting of Unit Heaters (NATE/CEU)
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Buffet lunch for those who RSVP
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Gas Fired Heating for Commercial Equipment (CEU)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Reception

9/2/16 Emerson Swan Office: Randolph, MA

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - OPEN HOUSE! Stop by see the trailer and take a CEU class, or just come by and see the latest HVAC innovations from Modine. All that register and attend will receive a Modine Innovation Tour t-shirt. *Coffee and snacks will be provided in the AM*

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Venting of Unit Heaters (NATE/CEU)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems Basics (CEU)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Buffet lunch for those who RSVP

Monday, August 15, 2016

New & Improved Smith's Quick Fit Hose Kit

The Quick Fit Hose Kit from Smith’s is an accessory for the Quite-One kickspace heater that reduces the time and effort required for installation. Whether adapting to finished cabinets or other hard to reach places, the hose kit and fittings provide the installer with flexibility that simplifies the installation and reduces the potential of damage to surrounding surfaces. The Quiet-One kickspace unit installs easier as all tube connections can be made before the installer slides the Quiet-One into its final resting place under the cabinet.

In the unlikely event that the unit needs to be serviced or checked, the installer can now pull the kickspace out into the middle of the floor rather than climb into the cabinet. For the contractor it saves time and money. For the homeowner, it eliminates the removal of cabinets or sawing the cabinet base.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Emerson Swan Now Offers Exclusive Online Training

Training is core to what we do. We've hosted thousands of contractors, engineers and wholesalers over the years on seminars that feature the latest technologies and products in our industry. But what happens when the training day is over? Attendees are often left with printed materials that they can review, but some prefer a more visual approach to learning.

That's why we've launched a new series of online training modules that will serve as a refresher to our popular seminars, starting with Basic Hydronics and Basic Electric. These new online training modules are exclusive to our attendees only. We've broken down our full and half day seminars into eight 10-15 minute sections. Below is a preview of our Basic Hydronics course.

How can I access the full seminars?
Easy, just attend one of our seminars in person! All attendees will be given access to the online modules for review anytime they want. If you've attended our Basic Hydronics and/or Basic Electric courses in the past, you're already registered! Just visit and enter the email used to register for the class. Then type the password: Hydronics.

More online training modules for other subjects are coming soon! All former and future attendees for each subject will have access to the online versions. We know you're going to find these tools beneficial. But remember, these are exclusive for our attendees only. So don't miss out. Come see us live to get special access to these online training courses. Visit our website at to register for a future class!