Monday, August 6, 2018

Hurricane Success Story: Little Giant 5-MSP Saves House

Hurricane season has arrived, and early predictions insinuate we should be prepared for potential storms like 2017. Our recommendation: Have a pump or two ready! As you prepare, here’s a success story from our testimonial library about one homeowner who turned to the Little Giant® 5-MSP Sump Pump to save his house from flooding last year:

“Recently, I purchased a house and found a Little Giant 5-MSP sump pump in our garage. I didn't think much about the product until Hurricane Harvey struck our house. Our backyard was taking on water faster than the existing drainage could handle. So, very late in the night, my wife and I set up the sump pump in the large puddle/low spot of our yard and within minutes all the water was displaced to the front yard through our garden hose.

To go into more detail, I had recently been planning to install a dry well and implement a sump pump with some drainage lines to remove collected water, but I was only able to afford (financially and time-wise) to install the dry well. When Harvey was first approaching, it was a Category 1, however it very quickly turned into a Category 4 before the rain reached our neighborhood. My dry well filled up quickly and the existing drainage line, that the previous owner had installed, was overwhelmed and the water had nowhere to go because its exit point was completely flooded. We tried pushing and directing water out to our driveway which slopes toward the street, but the rain was coming down faster and in a greater quantity than our current methods could handle. I rushed into the garage to get an idea of what to do and there sat a box that I had never paid attention to that read “sump pump”. At this point, I was praying that it wasn’t too old (previous owner passed in 2011) and that it would fit our garden hose. To my relief, it turned on and the hose fit perfectly. We sat it in the deepest point of water and the pump started removing the water faster than I thought it would. The water was about to reach our house, but not 10 minutes later all the water had been diverted out to the street via the pump and garden hose. We ran this pump for hours on end for multiple days and it never once had any complications. We thought the rain was coming down faster than the pump could remove it, but after pumping for about 2-3 hours in the low spot and being heavily rained on, the water receded and was diverted out of the low spot.

I truly mean that our house would have flooded from the backyard if it weren’t for this sump pump that we found in the garage. I didn’t want this product to go unnoticed or unrecognized. I was certain that we were going to fry it at some point or it would overheat but it never did. It kept going even through the heaviest rains that Houston has ever had. I am amazed and extremely grateful for such a fantastic product. The Little Giant sump pump truly saved our house from taking on water. Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating such high-quality pumps.”

--- Logan Knowles, Houston Homeowner
Source: http://littlegiant.com/more/news-events/news-enough-said/

For more information about Little Giant pumps, please visit our website: http://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers-products/little-giant.html

Monday, July 23, 2018

Taco 5123 Series WH-N Lead-Free Mixing Valve


This versatile NSF 61, ASSE 1017, ASSE 1070 mixing valve, with recirculation port right on the valve, is specifically designed for fast, simple installation directly on the water heater and provide the ultimate performance for domestic hot water applications. The ASSE1017 certification allows for domestic hot water storage at temperatures high enough to increase the effective storage capacity of a water heater, kill harmful bacteria and still be delivered at a safe 120°F or less. Suitable for potable water use.

Features

  • <.25% lead
  • Dual Listed for ASSE 1017 and 1070
  • UPC Certified
  • Suitable for use in Potable Water
  • Check Valves Included
  • Port for recirculation return line
  • No Routine Maintenance Required
  • Lockable Max. Temperature Setting
  • Outlet Temperature Strip

For more information about Taco products please visit our website: http://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers-products/taco-dp.html

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Pioneer High Efficiency Boiler From HTP

The Pioneer is a trailblazing appliance that installs like a mid-efficiency boiler with the performance of a high efficiency product. Its modulation provides a five to one turndown ratio. With its sleek profile and appliance finish, this modulating condensing heater combines the advantages of thermal mass with the simple installation and maintenance of a cast iron boiler.

Super Efficient heating

The Pioneer is a 55 gallon high mass unit, available in 4 BTU ranges - 100, 130, 160, and 199K. It has up to a 95% thermal efficiency rating and has a five to one turndown ratio.

Heating is the largest energy expense in most homes, accounting for 35-50% of annual energy bills in colder parts of the world. Heater owners with mild to low efficiency heating products such as old gas furnaces, may only be utilizing as little as 50-60% of energy consumed, sending tons of cash straight through the chimney. With a HTP’s Pioneer, 95% of the dollar spent on heating is properly used to heat the home. That is real savings!

The Pioneer also complies with the SCAQMD Rule 1146.2 and has ultra-low NOx emissions.

How It Works

The Pioneer features a single loop installation – the heat exchanger is immersed in water and protected against flashing due to low flow conditions. The Pioneer is retrofit – a direct replacement for low to mid efficiency cast iron boilers. Unlike other modulating condensing appliances, the Pioneer features a built in buffer tank, eliminating the need for primary/secondary piping design due to thermal mass.

Advanced Assurance

The Pioneer is backed by a limited 12 year warranty, right out of the box! No registration is required.

For more information about HTP products, please visit our webiste: http://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers-products/heat-transfer-products.html

Monday, June 18, 2018

Fernox TF1 Filter Service & Maintenance

The award-winning TF1 Total Filter combines hydrocyclonic action with powerful Neodymium magnetic assemblies, to remove magnetic and non-magnetic contaminants from system water and contain them safely within the filter. It fits onto vertical and horizontal pipework, can be cleaned in minutes, does not restrict flow in any way.


Features

  • Hydrocyclonic and magnetic in-line filter
  • Unique action, removes magnetic and non-magnetic contaminants
  • Fits vertical and horizontal pipe work
  • Dosing point for Fernox ‘F’ range products
  • Cleaned in minutes without removal or disassembly
  • Will not block or restrict flow
  • All valves and fittings included
  • Award winning product
  • As with all magnetic products, if you have an implanted cardiac device extra caution should be taken at all times when handling any Fernox TF1 Filter


To learn more about Fernox products, please visit our website: http://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers-products/fernox.html


Monday, June 4, 2018

Lifebreath Digital Controls


Lifebreath Digital Wall control features an LCD screen, stylish slim design and five selection modes of operation, simple to program with a touch of a button. Features also include 10 min. ON/ 50 min. standby, for when the home is unoccupied or activity is low, high speed fan override in 20, 40 or 60 min. intervals for high activity levels, maintenance reminder and a reset button. All the features required for on demand control strategies to maximize comfort and energy savings.

Features

  • 5 speed fan setting
  • Stand by setting (Fan speed 0)
  • Electronic Dehumidistat
  • 20/40/60 HIGH speed override button
  • Compatible with 99-DET02 Wireless Timer
  • Easy to read backlit LCD screen
  • Slim-line design
  • Connect to 3 wire 20 gauge low voltage wire
  • Service indicator and reset button
  • Five selectable modes of operation
  • Continuous Ventilation
  • 20 min. Ventilation/40 min. Recirculation
  • 20 min. Ventilation/40 min. OFF
  • 10 min. Ventilation/50 min. OFF
  • Continuous Recirculation

For more information about Lifebreath products, please visit our website: http://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers-products/lifebreath.html

Monday, May 21, 2018

Haier WiFi Control


Introducing Haier's new WiFi adapter. Plug the USB WiFi module into the indoor unit and download the app from your smartphone (Android or Apple). Follow the simple step-by-step instructions and start enjoying the convenience of controlling your comfort whenever and wherever you want!

Control Features
~ Cool
~ Heat
~ Fan
~ Dry
~ Auto
~ On/Off
~ Temperature Adjustments
~ Weekly Schedule
~ Louver Swings
~ And More!

To learn more about Haier ductless systems, please visit our website: http://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers-products/haier.html

Monday, May 7, 2018

HTP Grid-Enabled Stainless Steel Electric Water Heater

The Everlast Grid-Enabled Water Heater is ideal for use in an electric thermal storage or demand response program. The units feature a disconnect and ship with the lower heating element disabled as required by the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. The disconnect is housed in a locked box, utilizing locks commonly used by utilities. The element can only be enabled by a utility company or program operator.

The Lockout Box is completely covering the bottom element enclosure which ensures there will be no tampering with the lower element, thermostat or wiring. It leaves the factory with the lower element assembly locked, and can be unlocked in less than 30 seconds. The unit installs like a traditional electric water heater and can be configured for different operating voltages/inputs.

The Everlast Grid-Enabled Electric Water Heater combines high quality stainless steel construction and energy efficient operation, providing long draws of hot water without consuming large amounts of energy. Durable components, low standby heat losses, high recovery rates, and the industry’s strongest warranty make the Everlast Grid-Enabled Electric Water Heater an ideal choice for electric water heating needs.

To learn more about HTP products, please visit our website: http://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers-products/heat-transfer-products.html