Monday, December 21, 2015

The Bathroom Fan: The Forgotten Fixture

If you are like most homeowners, you don't use the exhaust fan in your bathroom; it's too loud and very annoying. Masking unpleasant odors with aerosol sprays and plug-in air fresheners only adds more odors and chemicals to the air. Opening a window is not enough and may not always be practical or safe.

The quietest room in the house just got quieter. Aero Pure ENERGY STAR qualified bathroom fans are among the industry's quietest bathroom ventilation fans and offer homeowners savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance and style.

Why Ventilate?

Today’s homes are designed to be more airtight and energy efficient than they were in the past. These improvements make it difficult for your home to breathe; the amount of air that can “leak” in and out of your home is limited. The EPA estimates that the level of indoor pollutants and containment's inside your home may be two to five times greater than those found in outdoor air. Without proper ventilation, indoor pollutants given off from cleaning chemicals, finishes, furnishings, and daily living activities build up.

Effective ventilation is especially important in bathrooms, which experience high levels of odors and excess moisture. Excessive moisture peels paint and wallpaper, rots windowsills, warps doors, and promotes the growth of mold and mildew. Efficient Aero Pure quiet bathroom ventilation fans clear the air, removing unpleasant odors, chemicals, and moisture before they become a problem.

Proper bathroom ventilation is a must- to help remove unpleasant and inconvenient odors and to reduce the harmful effects of excessive moisture and the growth of mold and mildew.

Learn more about Aero Pure products on our website:

Monday, December 14, 2015

Twin City Hose Fire SafeFlex V and U Connectors

Twin City Hose Fire SafeFlex V and U connectors provide solutions to safeguard fire suppression sprinkler systems against any unpredictable seismic, thermal, or random piping system motions.

Fire SafeFlex connectors are constructed to maintain their flexibility under pressure without compromising strength or movement capabilities.

Fire SafeFlex V and U Flexible Joint Fittings from Twin City Hose are Listed to applicable UL® Standards and requirements. These products have been tested and determined that they meet UL®’s published and nationally recognized Standards for Safety.

These UL® Listed assemblies are in accordance with NFPA 13 and UL’s safety standard for fire suppression systems. This UL® standard covers flexible sprinkler hose with fittings intended for direct connection to fire sprinklers in installations requiring a flexible attachment to sprinkler system piping.

  • 100% Tested
  • Domestically fabricated
  • All documents and certifications
  • These products are Listed to applicable UL® Standards and requirements
  • Alloys covered include, stainless steel hose and braid with components/end fittings in stainless steel, and carbon steel

Learn more about Twin City Hose products on our website:

Monday, December 7, 2015

Operation Green Build, Featuring Aerco

AERCO recently starred on History Channel in a special episode of “Operation Build” that celebrates environmental stewards who incorporate eco-friendly practices into their business. Host Andrew Dan Jumbo (formerly of TLC’s hit show, “While You Were Out”) interviews Bree McQuillan, VP Marketing and Solutions, and Lou Vorsteveld, VP Engineering, as they tour our manufacturing facility. The 11-minute segment highlights how energy efficiency is at the core of everything AERCO does from the high efficiency, low emissions and small footprint of our heat and hot water solutions to our latest energy recovery system, the OriGen, that creates usable power from waste heat.

Watch the featured segment below!

Learn more about AERCO products on our website:

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Taco Hot-LinkPlus | Link Up To Instant Hot Water Comfort!

Taco has another exciting new addition to their growing family of Domestic Hot Water Recirculation comfort products, the Hot-LinkPlus™.

Hot-LinkPlus combines the advanced capabilities of their SmartPlus™ with the convenience and reliability of their Hot-Link™ bypass valve in one convenient product.

Hot-LinkPlus provides a simple, easily-installed, reliable solution to growing water shortage problems. It helps to save the average family of four up to 12,000 gallons of water annually. And it is 94% more energy efficient than standard recirculation circulators.

How It Works
Hot-LinkPlus has two operational modes to fit the needs of any household. In "Smart" mode, it monitors and records the home's hot water usage pattern. In optional Pulse mode, the circulator pulses periodically to maintain hot water at all fixtures. In Vacation mode, which is automatically activated when Hot-LinkPlus detects no water use for 36 hours, the circulator turns off, and activates for ten seconds every seven days to prevent corrosion and scale buildup. The Hot-LinkPlus bypass valve's unique thermal disk technology sends cooled water back to the water heater so hot water lines remain hot.

Easy To Install
First, install the Hot-LinkPlus bypass valve at the faucet furthest away from the water heater. Then install the Hot-LinkPlus circulator at the water heater. Once installed connect the temperature sensor to the hot water supply pipe and plug the 6' power cord into any standard 120V electrical outlet. Everything needed to install and operate the system is in the box.

Learn more about Taco instant hot water products on our website:

Monday, November 23, 2015

High Intensity Ceramic Infrared Heaters

Modine’s high intensity ceramic infrared heater is approved for indoor unvented installation. It does not utilize a fan, thus eliminating noise and draft distractions. Gas and power connections are simple and maintenance is inexpensive, since there are no moving parts to maintain. Available controls include Direct Spark Ignition, Self-Generating Millivolt, and Intermittent Pilot (non-100% shut-off).

Modine’s MHR series heaters include the following features:

  1. Rugged aluminized steel frame 
  2. High temperature diamond-faced ceramic tiles provide maximum heat transfer 
  3. Polished aluminum reflector efficiently directs infrared rays to desired area 
  4. Corrosion resistant type 330 stainless steel screen re-radiates infrared rays back to ceramic tile for increased heat transfer, and protects ceramic tile from foreign objects 

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

Monday, November 16, 2015

The New Face Of Powers Showers

Powers has put a new face on its two most popular HydroGuard® bath and shower valves. The new e420 combination T/P and PB410 pressure balancing series valves now feature contemporary trim with stylized metal face plates and ADA-compliant metal handles. More importantly, each series now incorporates integrated checkstops to prevent the occurrence of cross flow in the event of unequal water pressures. Trim design is further enhanced by the absence of exposed screws making the new series better suited for hotels, multi-family dwellings, hospitals and assisted living facilities. Both series are ASSE 1016 listed and CSA certified and will be incorporated into HydroPanels as well.

T/P Total Protection: Temperature and Pressure
  • Rugged brass construction suited for the most demanding installation 
  • Provides true protection against pressure and temperature changes 
  • Eliminates time and cost for seasonal limit stop adjustments 
  • Won’t stick or seize due to harsh water conditions 
  • Self-contained cartridge installs in minutes to simplify repairs 
  • ASSE 1016 Type T/P listed and CSA B125 certified
Heavy Duty Pressure Balancing Protection
  • Proven reliable diaphragm-and-poppet cartridge design won’t stick, seize or corrode due to harsh water conditions 
  • Rugged commercial grade four-port bronze casting with brass bonnet and metal-to-metal, temperature limit stop 
  • Integral check stops for easy access and maintenance 
  • Compact design fits into as little as 2" wall depth 
  • Back-to-back installation without costly cross-over piping 
  • ASSE 1016 listed and CSA B125 certified 
  • Won’t stick or seize due to harsh water conditions Self-contained cartridge installs in minutes to simplify maintenance

Learn more about Powers on our website:

Monday, November 9, 2015

A Great Way To Clean Up Your Crawl Space

Viper CS, from Insulation Solutions, is a great way to clean up your crawl space!

Traditional dirt crawl spaces are full of moisture that enters via evaporation and diffusion through the floor and sidewalls. An important part of a crawl space moisture control strategy is the installation of a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier provides the crawl space with a moisture and soil gas protection layer that decreases the amount of moisture and radon present in the crawl space.

This greatly reduces the risk for:
  1. Mold/Mildew
  2. Wood Rot
  3. Floor Failure
  4. Decreased R-Value
  5. Increased Heating Bills
  6. Odor
  7. Poor Air Quality
Viper CS is a "Class A" vapor barrier with excellent physical characteristics, including high puncture resistance, high tensile strength and low water vapor permeance. It will prevent ground moisture from entering the crawl space when installed on the walls and floor, greatly reducing the negative effects of a moisture laden crawl space.

To learn more about Insulation Solutions products, please visit our website:

Monday, November 2, 2015

Training For The Engineering Community

We're excited to announce our annual Engineering summit will take place at Taco, Inc. this year. We're offering a three day event that covers a wide variety of topics. We're also offering an ASHRAE sponsored training event that qualifies for 35 PDH's and 3.5 CEU's. Below are details of each event. Be sure to register early as spaces are limited.

2015 Engineering Summit

Date: 12/01/15 - 12/03/15
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Taco, Inc.

Download The Flyer>>>

You are invited to our 4th annual Engineering Summit at Taco in Cranston, RI. Our Engineering Summit features dozens of classes over a 3-day period. This year we are offering courses on:

  • Advanced Hydronics 
  • Pump Selection 
  • Heat Recovery Ventilation 
  • Heat Pumps 
  • Humidification 
  • Designing Cooling Towers 
  • Chilled Beams 
  • Building Controls And much, much more!

You will earn certification for each class completed! Learn more and register for our 2015 Engineering Summit on our website

2015 ASHRAE Continuing Education: Fundementals of Water System Design

Date: 11/30/15 - 12/03/15
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Taco, Inc.

Download The Flyer>>>

You will develop an understanding of the basic concepts of hydronic system operation and design including piping systems, pipe materials an fittings, centrifugal pumps, terminal units, expansion tanks and water chillers. After completeting this course, you should know:

  • Closed And Open Hydronic Systems 
  • Piping Design 
  • Different Types Of Pipe Used In Systems 
  • How Centrifugal Pumps Operate 
  • How To Match Pumps With Systems 
  • Designing Cooling Towers 
  • Terminal Unit Control 
  • Optimize Water Chiller Operation 

This class qualifies for 3.5 CEU's and 35 PDH's! Learn more and register for the Fundementals of Water System Design on our website

Monday, October 26, 2015

The New Little Giant Pit+Plus Basin

The new Little Giant Pit+Plus® Basin is an advanced, installation and service-friendly sewage basin option for plumbing contractors. The Little Giant Pit+Plus features a monolithic top to separate and promote the three key areas of a sewage package – the pump, switch and plumbing connections which can be accessed independently. Still offered with the common float switch, the system was recently redesigned to incorporate the extremely reliable and new ECM™ (External Control Module) switch option. It contains a ‘bell’ inside the basin to monitor liquid level for switch operation outside the basin, isolated from the liquid. This reduces any chance of water intrusion, which can result in switch failure. No moving switch parts inside the basin eliminates failure from ‘hang-ups’.


  • Molded inlet hub 
  • Molded anti-torque stops 
  • 360° molded handle 
  • Integrated anti-flotation collar 
  • Stainless steel fasteners 
  • Optional alarm versions

Learn more about Little Giant products on our website:

Monday, October 19, 2015

Watts WaterPEX Fast Packs

Watts Fast Packs are uniquely designed with the repair plumber and retrofit contractor in mind. Each fast pack is pre-cut to 10' lengths and packaged in a convenient, easy to carry, heavy-duty 8 mil plastic sheathe. The Fast Pack is made to fit easily into the bed of a pick-up truck or service van and does not require two people to load or unload.

  • Available in 1⁄2" and 3⁄4", Red, Blue and White
  • Pre-cut to 10' lengths and wrapped in a heavy-duty plastic sheathe
  • Easy to load and unload into pick-up truck or service van
  • Requires only one person to handle
Maximum Working Pressure
  • 160psi (11 bar) @ 73.4ºF (11 bar @ 23ºC)
  • 100psi (6.9 bar) @ 180ºF (6.9 bar @ 80ºC)
  • 80psi (5.5 bar) @ 200ºF (5.5 bar @ 93ºC)

For more information about Watts Water Pex, please visit our website:

Monday, October 12, 2015

Medium Mass High Efficiency Universal Fire Tube Boiler

Introducing the brand new medium mass high efficiency Universal Fire Tube Boiler (UFT) from HTP. This advanced modulating gas condensing boiler has a 316L stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger and a 95% AFUE rating. This high quality heat exchanger provides high efficiency, low pressure drop, and a compact storage size. With a 10 to 1 turndown ratio, this design will eliminate the need of a primary loop and primary pump for certain installations. There will be three pump outputs: CH pump, System pump, and Indirect pump.This industry leading wall-hung unit features supply and return connections on both the top and bottom for ease of installation and vents in 2” or 3” PVC, CPVC, or Polypropylene. The UFT is equipped with a state of the art gas leak detector and is ASME certified with ultra-low NOx emissions, making the UFT eco-friendly.The UFT will initially be available in 80, 100, 120 and 140,000 btu/hr models.


  • 316L Stainless Steel, Fire Tube Heat Exchanger 
  • 10 to 1 Turndown Ratio
  • Advanced Modulating Gas Condensing Boiler; up to 95.6% AFUE
  • Equipped with Highly Innovative Gas Leak Detector 
  • Venting: 2” or 3” PVC, CPVC or Polypropylene 
  • No Primary / Secondary Piping Needed 
  • Supply and Return Connections on Both the Top and Bottom

Learn more about the new UFT boiler and other HTP products on our website:

Monday, September 14, 2015

High Output Panel Radiators Designed For Comfort

Smith’s Environmental Decoro Design Panel Radiators combine the comfort of radiant heat with an elegant contemporary design. These attractive radiators have been providing unsurpassed comfort and e fficiency in European homes for more than 40 years. Because they are extremely versatile they can be used as a primary heating system, a supplement to a radiant floor system, or in conjunction with traditional heating sources.


  • Space Saving Design 
  • Quiet, Comfortable Heating 
  • Efficient Heat Transfer 
  • Scratch, Dent And Corrosion Resistant 
  • Individual Room Temperature Control 
  • Available In A Variety Of Heights And Lengths 
  • 10 Year Warranty

Learn more about Smith's Environmental Products on our website:

Monday, September 7, 2015

Taco $25 Circulator Rebate


Get a $25 rebate on the following Taco hot water solutions. Buy as many as you want. You get a $25 rebate on each item, your customers get instant hot water and savings.

Qualifying Products
  • Taco Hot-Link
  • Taco SmartPlus
  • Taco Genie

Purchase any number of Taco Hot-Link, SmartPlus or TacoGenie between September 1, 2015 and November 30, 2015 from a participating Taco distributor and receive up to a $25 rebate for each product purchased via mail-in fulfillment. Click here for the rebate form.

Learn more about Taco products on our website:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

HTP Introduces the Enduro Ti

HTP has announced a major new addition to their industry leading boiler line -- the Enduro Ti commercial condensing boiler. The new Enduro Ti is a large mass condensing boiler manufactured out of stainless steel AISI 316Ti. It is equipped with an extremely efficient hyper-jet combustion system with a patented modulating inward firing burner. This high mass fire tube design promotes improved heat transfer when used with its stainless steel and titanium based three-pass heat exchanger. This durable unit is built to last a lifetime. The unit is up to 93% thermal efficient, with up to a 10:1 turndown ratio. It is available in two BTU sizes: 750,000 and 1,000,000.

Learn more about HTP products on our website:

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Comfort Of Radiant Without The Mechanical Room

Enjoy the simplicity of electric indoor floor heating and turn cold concrete floors into a welcoming comfort. SlabHeat, by Watts Radiant, is ideal for basements, garages, sunrooms, offices, warehouses, and countless other interior slab projects.

Operating a SlabHeat system couldn't be easier. Simply connect a SunStat Control or Relay directly to the SlabHeat cable with either 120 or 240 VAC line power. Each SunStat automatically turns the system on and off when needed.

Picture: 1. Polyurethane outer jacket 2. Foil shield 3. Braided copper ground plane 4. High temp ETFE element covering 5. Oxygen-free copper alloy heating elements

What Is Electric Slab Heating?
SlabHeat is an electric heating cable used solely for indoor applications. It is perfect for new construction or remodeling projects.

  • Can be installed in a slab cap, a new slab or over an existing slab. 
  • Cable can be spaced depending on your warming needs. 
  • Single point connection.
  • Available in 120VAC and 240VAC

Learn more about Watts Radiant on our website:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Reducing Boiler Noise

What causes boiler noise?

Boiler noise is usually the result of limescale deposition within the heat exchanger of a boiler. This condition is worsened if magnetite is also present in the system, as this combines with the limescale to form a much harder deposit. Other sediment-forming debris such as sand and brick dust entering the system during installation can also become part of the hardened deposit. Local water conditions also play an important part, particularly the scale-forming solids dissolved in the supply water.

Boiler noise is directly related to the rapid condensation or implosion of steam in water. Localized boiling develops on the surface of the deposit, and small steam bubbles are created that make a rattling noise as they leave the surface and travel around the system.

When installed into existing systems, new boilers can become excessively fouled soon afterwards by oxide sludge present in the system water. Replacing a boiler can disturb soft sludge and loosen sediment in other parts of the system, causing it to be transported by the system water and re-deposited in the new heat exchanger.

The same phenomenon can occur as a result of circulator replacement if flow rates change. The risk of sediment and sludge deposition in new boilers can be avoided by cleaning the system as part of the installation process.

What should be done?

Fernox DS40 System Cleaner selectively dissolves oxide sludge without attacking metals commonly found in central heating systems. However this acid-based cleaner should only be used in new installations.

Older systems that have been untreated for periods of time may have existing leaks that are temporarily plugged with corrosion debris. Installations with a history of radiator corrosion failures should not be acid cleansed, as other radiators are likely to have deep corrosion pits or complete perforations.

Older installations can be substantially improved, however, by dispersing the sludge with Fernox Cleaner F3 or Powerflushing Cleaner F5 , followed by power flushing with plain water.

After removing all soft sludge from older installations separate boiler de-scaling may be helpful. In order to do this, the radiators should be isolated after which the system can be descaled over a period - up to 24 hours.

This should be followed by rinsing with plain water and neutralizing to passivate the surfaces within the system. Fernox DS40 System Cleaner and Neutraliser can be used in this process.

After cleaning, the entire system should be re-treated using Fernox Protector F1 to eliminate the causes of boiler noise.

Learn more about Fernox system treatment on our website:

Monday, August 3, 2015

Premium Reflective Bubble Insulation That Can Be Used Virtually Anywhere!

Space Age insulation, by Insulation Solutions, is rolled, easy-to-use insulation designed to create a more comfortable living/working space and help cut down on energy costs. Adding a radiant barrier to existing insulation can boost the overall R-value of the building by preventing radiant heat gain. Conversely, in the winter, radiant barriers assist with keeping the space warm by reducing heat loss. Unlike mass insulation, Space Age contains no itchy fibers and cuts easily with a knife or scissors. Available in double bubble and single bubble configurations, Space Age is manufactured in convenient sizes so waste is minimized and installation is simplified.

Common applications include attics, walls, HVAC ducts, water heaters, pole barns, metal buildings, marine/RV, radiant heating and crawl spaces. Depending on your given application(s), Space Age is available with single-sided or double-sided reflectivity.

Learn more about Insulation Solutions products on our website:

Monday, July 27, 2015

3/4" Press Connection Added To The Taco Zone Sentry Line-Up

Taco is pleased to announce the addition of a 3/4" press connection to the Zone Sentry line-up.

A press connection has been the most requested addition to the Zone Sentry line up for some time and it has arrived. This connection style is a rapidly growing choice as a method of installation for many of today's contractors. For those contractors preferring press connections, the press Zone Sentry eliminates the added time, cost and potential leak created when installing press adapters to a threaded valve.

In the case of a sweat valve, installation time is also greatly reduced and it does not require the use of a torch. This can be a challenge in some locations or particular installations such as when a permit is required for use of an open flame.

Model Numbers
Z075P2-1: Normally Closed 3/4" Press Connection
V075P2A1ZB024Q4A1: Normally Open 3/4" Press Connections

Learn more about Taco products on our website:

Monday, July 13, 2015

Wall-mounted Toilets Designed By Duravit

Wall-mounted toilets save room in the bath and make the space easier to clean. Perfect for urban dwellers or downsizing baby boomers, a wall-mounted toilet and in-wall tank carrier can save up to two square feet of space in the bathroom.

Duravit’s series of wall-mounted toilets offer the ultimate in design and performance, with the largest selection of styles available on the market today. Each wall-mount is designed to blend harmoniously with Duravit’s washbasin, bathtub and bathroom furniture ranges. The overall effect produced by the interplay of attractive design, stylish materials, light, color and functionality creates a congenial atmosphere. At the same time, though, the central focus is always the user: visual and physical perception stimulates the senses and fosters a feeling of well-being and relaxation – the essence of Duravit’s living bathrooms for living people.

Learn more about Duravit's products on our website:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Early Heating Equipment Replacement Rebates

The Early Heating Equipment Replacement Rebates from Mass Save are back for 2015!

For a limited time only, the Mass Save sponsoring utilities and energy efficiency service providers are offering generous rebates for replacing inefficient boilers and furnaces with more energy efficient heating equipment.

You may be eligible to receive a rebate up to $4,000 for replacing a 30+ year old boiler or up to $1,000 for replacing a 12+ year old furnace!

In order to take advantage of this LIMITED TIME offer, schedule a no-cost Mass Save site visit by calling 866-527-SAVE (7283) between April 1st and August 31st 2015.

Learn more at:

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Winters DPG Digital Pressure Gauge

Winters introduces a simple to use digital pressure gauge. The DPG Digital Pressure Gauge is designed with stainless steel wetted parts including a 316L welded diaphragm. A simple two button interface controls the gauge power, backlight and allows the user to select one of five units of measurement. A standard rubber boot protects the case from external knocks.

DPG is ideal for commercial and industrial applications in both general purpose and test measurement installations. It comes with Winters' 5 year warranty.


  • Simple 2 button operation
  • Reset to zero feature
  • Backlight turns on when on/off button is pressed and with pressure changes
  • Option for display to remain continuously on
  • Peak pressure indication option
  • 316L welded diaphragm seal
  • Rubber boot is standard
  • ASME B40.100 compliant 
  • ±1% accuracy (±0.5% optional for gauges up to 5,000 psi)

Emerson Swan represents Winters in New York and Pennsylvania. For more information on Winters products please visit our website:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Aero Pure Bath Fans Are Built To Last

Aero Pure quiet bathroom ventilation fans are designed to meet today's demanding building specifications and are easy to install. The rust proof fan housing unit easily detaches for wiring and installation and comes with adjustable mounting brackets. All fan and heat models are designed with a 4-inch diameter duct opening allowing for easy installation between and through both eight- and ten-inch ceiling joists.

The permanently lubricated enclosed condenser motor is engineered for continuous operation and equipped with a thermal shut off. A built in back-draft damper prevents outside air from entering via the fan. All fans are IC rated, designed for 100,000 hours of quiet operation, and backed with a four year warranty.

Aero Pure quiet bathroom ventilation fans are ENERGY STAR qualified, HVI certified, UL/CUL Listed, compliant with California Title 24 Residential Lighting Standards and Washington State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code for Source Specific Ventilation, and meet ASHRAE 62.2 code specifications for local exhaust.

Whether you are looking for a bathroom fan only, a bathroom fan with light/nightlight, or a bathroom heat/fan/light combinaton, Aero Pure has the quiet bathroom ventilation solutions to meet all your budget and performance needs.

Learn more about Aero Pure bath fans on our website:

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Taco Viridian VT2218 Saves Homeowners Money

The Only Temperature Sensing Pump In Its Class!

The Taco Viridian VT2218 circulator is a temperature sensing, self-adjusting, variable speed wet rotor circulator with an ECM permanent magnet motor. Operating modes include Delta-T differential temperature, 4 fixed speeds, set point heat, set point cool and boiler protection.
  • Delta-T operation maximizes system efficiency and comfort
  • High-efficiency ECM motor uses up to 85% less electricity
  • Can save hundreds in fuel costs
  • LCD displays operating mode, temperature or speed setting, watts, supply & return temperatures
  • Easy to program and install

Learn more about Taco products on our website:

Monday, May 25, 2015

Potable Water Expansion Tanks

Flexcon PH Expansion Tanks
These potable water expansion tanks feature a 100% butyl diaphragm and plastic liner to separate the system water from the tanks air precharge. The system has a stainless steel sleeve to prevent corrosion, something no other manufacturer offers. And, the tanks are finished with appliance-quality paint to help prevent external corrosion. On top of all of this, every PH tank is comprehensively tested and backed by Flexcon's one-year limited warranty.

Learn more about Flexcon products on our website:

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Emerson Swan Mobile Website

Mobile website traffic has been on the rise for years. It was only a matter of time before it surpassed desktop traffic and last year was the tipping point. People now use their phones to browse the web more than their computers. This trend will likely continue thanks to improved user experience on mobile apps and the expansion of high-speed 4G and wi-fi access.

We wanted to make sure customers browsing our website on a mobile phone would have a great experience. That's why we're proud to announce our new mobile website, Our new mobile site contains much of what you'll find on our regular website. We just simply reformatted the site to make it easier for you to view and browse on a small smartphone screen.

The mobile website is available on any smartphone. Just type in the web address in your mobile browser and you will be taken to the new website.

Mobile Website Features:

  • Click-to-call
  • Integrated maps for all of our offices and distribution center
  • One click access to our most popular literature and install manuals
  • One click access to rebates and incentives by state
  • A page for every manufacturer we represent with links to even more product information
  • Quick access to our social media pages

You can even save the mobile website to your home screen so you can access it faster! So be sure to check out our new site next time your on your smartphone. We think you're really going to like it. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

SpeediDuct Line Set Accessories By Little Giant

Correctly installing an air conditioner requires the use of dedicated accessories. When the customer invests in an air conditioner, he relies on the professional knowledge and experience of the installer. He trusts that the equipment will provide lifelong enjoyment while integrating into the residential or commercial environment with little visual intrusion. A professional air conditioner installation is one that is nearly "invisible". SpeediDuct™, by Little Giant, and its fittings are the solution to cover, protect, and aesthetically hide the line sets, whether outdoors or in, with a wide selection of connections that cover what is needed in any installation configuration.

SpeediDuct by Little Giant saves time & money!
  • Outstanding UV resistance: protects the line sets and drain hoses against degradation
  • SpinFix™: time saver; contains the line sets and drain hose during installation
  • Paintable: practically blend the duct with the wall
  • Flush-fit features: the outer design of the bottom section of SpeediDuct is flat. This allows better in-corner positioning and avoids any gaps for dust, dirt, and insects to nest
  • Stainless steel screws: fittings are tightly assembled for a rigid installation with no corrosion stains
  • Large size: the largest SpeediDuct is over 5.5" wide with ample space for multi-split installations, the largest of its kind available
  • Flat rosette: connecting an evaporator to SpeediDuct is the easiest and most aesthetic solution available; next to the soffit inlet fitting, the unique flat rosette enables the duct to be mounted flush with the wall while covering the hole for the line sets to pass through the ceiling
  • Adjustable flat bend: uneven wall surfaces or specific installation situations may require SpeediDuct to be connected in various angles other than 45° or 90°; the adjustable flat bend is the flexible solution to this problem 

Learn more about Little Giant products on our website:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Solar Flat Panel Collectors By HTP

Flat Plate Panel Solar Collectors harness the power of the sun to provide energy for hydronic systems while reducing utility costs and pollution. They are coated with a selective material to enhance solar energy absorption, placed on fiberglass insulation, encased in a weather resistant frame, and topped with glass for increased efficiency. Quality construction and smart design ensure that HTP’s Flat Plate Panels meet the highest standards for reliability, heat output, and return on investment.

How Can Solar Thermal Help?
  • Reduce your water heating bills by 50% to 75%
  • Diminish harmful CO2 gasses
  • Increase the resale value of your home or business
Incentives and Rebates Available for Solar Thermal
  • 30% Federal Tax Credit
  • Accelerated Depreciation
  • State Incentives
  • Utility Incentives

Learn more about HTP solar products on our website:

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A New Website For Engineers In The Greater Toronto Area

About two year ago, we announced that we were expanding to the Greater Toronto Area and opening an office in Milton, Ontario. This new business venture, known as Emerson Swan Canada, serves the mechanical engineering community with the same quality products and service that has made us successful in the United States for over 80 years.

We're now excited to launch a brand new website exclusively for the engineers in the Greater Toronto Area. will give engineers access to our manufacturers specs, literature, case studies, videos and more. Our new website will help you find the information you're looking for fast! Currently Emerson Swan represents Canariis, Cemline, Flow Design, Franklin Controls, FTF Group Climate, Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis, Skidmore, Taco, Twin City Hose and Water Control Corp in the GTA.

So, for our friends up in Canada, be sure to check out We hope it will assist you with all of your commercial project needs. And we're always here to help our customers. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at (855) 664-6723.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Instant Hot Water With No Additional Plumbing Or Electrical

According to the Department of Energy, the average household wastes up to 12,000 gallons of water each year waiting for hot water. That's energy, money and resources down the drain! We have the domestic hot water recirculation solutions that are right for the job, including our newest, Taco Hot-Link.

Taco Hot-Link is a quick, easy retrofit using the existing plumbing. Mount the valve under the sink and the pump at the water heater. The valve's unique thermal disk technology sends cooled water back to the water heater so hot water lines remain hot.

How the Taco Hot-Link System works.
A quiet and efficient Hot-Link circulator is installed at the water heater and a Hot-Link bypass valve is easily installed at the faucet furthest away from the hot water heater. The thermal disk technology tells the Hot-Link bypass valve what to do. No under sink electricity is needed.

Taco Hot-Link System is easy to install.
The Taco Hot-Link System circulator is installed at the water heater. Simply plug the 6’ power cord into any standard 120V electrical outlet; no electrician required. Everything needed to install and operate the Hot-Link System is included in the box. Simply set the Hot-Link circulator timer to work during peak hours or to work continuously.

Benefits of the Taco Hot-Link System.
Saves energy, water and time while providing instant hot water comfort. What’s more, it’s made by Taco, known by plumbing professionals as a world leader in high quality hydronic components since 1920.

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

Modine's Geothermal Water-To-Air Series

Modine's geothermal water-to-air series is a high-efficiency, eco-friendly forced-air heating and cooling system designed as the ultimate comfort solution. It is available in vertical and horizontal configurations to meet any space requirements. Water-to-air units are available in 1 to 6 tons and Split Condensing/Air-Handling units are available in 2 to 6 tons.

Engineered exclusively with the environmentally-friendly R410A, the units integrate the most advanced user-friendly controls available on the market today.

Standard Features
  • Orb Controller for fully-integrated intelligence system 
  • PSC blower motor for single-speed applications 
  • MERV 13 2" air filter giving you high performance all season 
  • Scroll compressors providing years of efficient, quiet and reliable performance 
  • Fully insulated steel cabinet construction 
  • Oversized heat exchangers producing increased efficiencies and greater cost savings 
  • Analog temperature sensors to assist the Orb controls for optimal unit operation 
  • 10-year limited warranty for peace of mind

Optional Features
  • Dual speed compressor for greater energy savings 
  • Desuperheater to provide supplemental domestic hot water 
  • Cupronickel heat exchanger for harsh water applications 
  • EC Motor resulting in consistent, gentle air circulation 
  • Electric heater for auxiliary back-up heat

Learn more about Modine geothermal on our website:

Monday, April 6, 2015

ADA Showers Surpassing All Requirements

Emerson Swan is excited to announce that we are now the manufacturer's representative for Acryline. Acryline specializes in ADA showers, bases and accessories.

Conventional showers are often ill adapted to the needs of the disabled. With thresholds to step over, and space constraints impeding on the users mobility, these showers prove inadequate and can at times jeopardize the safety of the occupants. Acryline is well aware of the need for functional shower units that can adapt to your custom requirements without sacrificing beauty.

Meeting ADA, ANSI and CSA’s requirements for standards and code compliance, Acryline showers provide comfort and safety to occupants with special needs. Contemporary in style, Acryline showers are available in over 30 different configurations. We have the shower your needs desire.

Learn more about Acryline products on our website:

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Little Giant Inline 400 Booster

The Inline 400 by Little Giant is designed to be compact and an economical way to meet all of your pressure boosting needs. The unit's symmetrical design allows for easy installation (mounting either vertically or horizontally) while also enabling it to work with your existing plumbing configuration.

  • City water pressure boosting
  • Pressurize water from cistern tank 
  • Re-pressurizing after filtration 
  • Irrigation system boosting
  • Utilizes proven Franklin Electric pump and motor to create the most trustworthy product on the market 
  • Simple flow-based controls mean you get the pressure every time you need it
  • ƒWhisper quiet operation
  • Installs vertically or horizontally
  • ƒ1" NPT inlet and outlet ƒ
  • 115 V and 230 V models available ƒ
  • Plug-in electrical cord connected unit ƒ
  • Protective features: Over/Under voltage protection, dry run, and over temperature ƒProduct power rating: 1/3 hp, 0.246 kW ƒ
  • Maximum water temperature: 120 °F / 49 °C

To learn more about Little Giant products please visit our website:

Monday, March 2, 2015

New Taco 0012 & 0013 3-Speed Circulators

We are pleased to announce the availability of new Taco 0012 and 0013 3-Speed circulators. These new models are available in Cast iron and Stainless Steel construction and join the current 0015 and 0010 3-Speeds to form a complete family of multi-speed circulators.

Taco’s Family of 3-Speed pumps is growing, built to the same high quality standards Taco is famous for.

Choose the new 0013-IFC 3-Speed Pump for heavy duty reliability & maximum versatility.

From the powerful high performance motor to the rugged 3-speed switch, everything about the 0013-IFC 3-Speed says “heavy duty”. With the highest starting torque in its class, this circulator delivers the perfect high flw / high head performance and fine tuning capabilitiesto satisfy the most demanding hydronics system installer. Also available in Stainless Steel for potable water systems.

The dependable 0012-IFC 3-Speed is a great choice too.

Like its big brother, the 3-Speed 0012 is specially designed for high flw / low head systems. It’s available in Cast Iron for heating applications or Stainless Steel for open potable water systems.

Performance plus convenience.

Both 3-speed circulators feature a removable, uni-body Integral Flow Check (IFC®) that maximizes flow and preventsgravity flow – even in the tallestbuildings. Wiring is a snap thanks to a new extra roomy, easy access capacitor box.
  • All new plastic junction box cover and switch assembly
  • Large wiring box for easy installation
  • New 2-tone green/black color
  • Standard flange to flange and bolt circle dimensions
  • Replaceable cartridge
  • Powerful 1/6HP motor, 115V only
  • High performance and starting torque
  • Head range up to 30 feet, Max flow of 45 gpm
  • Reverse compatible to 0012/0013 single speed casings
  • Whisper quiet operation
  • Stainless steel models certified to NSF-372 Low Lead
  • Integral Flow Check (IFC®) included

Learn more about Taco products on our website

Monday, February 23, 2015

Electric Baseboard Heaters By Ouellet

Ouellet electric baseboard heaters are more compact than any other heater while offering several standard foot length models. Featuring high quality construction, aesthetic design, fast and easy installation and reliable performance, this new baseboard heater will outperform any other heater on the market.

Color & Finish
  • Standard: Semi-gloss powdered paint finish in white, almond optional.
  • Standard: 4H pencil hardness epoxy/polyester powder coat paint.
  • 120V, 208V, 240/208V, 277V, 347V, 480V, 600V, 1-phase.
  • Robust 22-gauge tight fit body.
  • Sturdy 20-gauge front panel with design embossed lines.
  • Welded 20-gauge junction box to back wrap, easy rear access wiring panel.
  • Rounded upper corners and junction box sides.
  • Linear high-limit temperature control with automatic reset.
  • High altitude version available (-HA) up to 8200 ft.
Heating Element
  • Stainless steel tubular heating element with aluminum fins.
  • Floating stainless steel heating element on high-temperature nylon bushings eliminating expansion noises.
  • Aluminum diamond shape element fins position for maximized heat transfer.
  • Element locked in place by screw on a stainless steel support.
  • A wide selection of built-in controls available.
  • Built-in thermostat kit can be installed at either end.
  • Built-in relay kit fits in the right end box only.
  • A compartment for low voltage connections (located directly under the junction box) facilitates the installation of low voltage relay in electric baseboard.
  • No disassembly installation with single-screw built-in rear entry wire holder.
  • Installation directly on the floor with connection box at both ends of the heater.
  • Two rows of oblong mounting holes with center mark for ease of installation.
  • Raceway and side knock-outs for baseboard interconnections.

Learn more about Ouellet electric heating products on our website:

Monday, February 16, 2015

Water Stops - The Name You Can Trust

As the leading manufacturer of water stops for over 65 years, BrassCraft Manufacturing is the brand plumbers have trusted to provide high quality, reliable and innovative products. With a broad selection of connection types and added features, BrassCraft Manufacturing has a stop to meet your every need.

For those who only want the best, the 1/4 turn KT™ Series stops provide uncompromising quality, dependability and innovation. With premium features, a sleek appearance and ease of use, the KT™ Series 1/4 Turn ball stop is nothing short of brilliant. That is why plumbers have trusted BrassCraft products for more than 65 years.

  • 1/4 Turn Flow Control for easy, smooth operation. 
  • High Performance Seats uniquely designed PTFE seats provide corrosion resistance and watertight seal while assuring ease of use, even after long periods of time. 
  • Precision - Machined Brass Ball mated with PTFE seats is engineered to provide corrosion resistance, long life and ensure ease of operation. 
  • Chrome Plated Brass Body is extruded for strength and durability. Chrome finish provides corrosion resistance and refined appearance. 
  • Blow-out Proof, Plated Stem is assembled from the inside with double o-rings to help; ensure safe, reliable performance. Resists corrosion and provides easy, on-off operation even after long periods of time. Chrome Plated, Metal Handle is manufactured from durable, zinc die cast and provides a sleek appearance and corrosion resistance. Screw attachment provides for easy removal if necessary.
  • 100% Leak Tested to ensure reliability. 

Learn more about BrassCraft products on our website:

Monday, February 2, 2015

2015 Gas Networks Heating Equipment Rebates

Our goal at Emerson Swan is to help our customers take advantage of the numerous federal, state and utility energy efficiency incentives that currently exist in our trading area. We have many energy efficient products that will not only save you money on a day to day basis, but many of those same products also qualify for rebates or other incentives.

Currently Massachusetts and New Hampshire customers can take advantage of the special rebates available from Gas Networks for high efficiency heating equipment. These rebates are provided to help reduce the cost difference between standard efficiency and high efficiency heating equipment. This provides a great opportunity to not only lower your utility bills, but save some money upfront as well.

Below are links to download the rebate forms.

Residential Rebates

Commercial Rebates

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (800) 346-9215. We'd be happy to assist you. Also be sure to visit our website to find even more rebates and to see exactly which products qualify for the rebates mentioned above.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Water Disinfection Systems For Businesses

The board of health mandates water disinfection systems for businesses supplying potable well water to public systems greater than 25 people per day. Chemical disinfection using chlorine is generally considered the method of choice because it is reliable and practical. Flexcon's new Mix Master baffle tank is one of the most effective High Mixing Disinfection Systems currently available. Like the water that comes out of it, the choice is clear when it comes to Mix Master.

The Mix Master ensures uniform mixing and sufficient residence time to meet the CT (contact time) standard set by most health agencies in the United States. This remains true even when water is flowing continuously. With a 0.7 baffle factor, as tested by the Water Quality Association test labs, it also takes up less space because one tank does the work of 4 normal tanks.

Materials of Construction

  • Top and bottom domes: Injection molded copolymer polypropylene
  • Shell: Extruded copolymer polypropylene
  • Outer shell: Fiberglass-wound, coated with epoxy resin
  • Base: Injection molded high-impact ABS 
  • Connection: Rigid Schedule 80 PVC
  • Top port fitting: Stainless steel reinforced glass filled polyproylene insert molded into the top dome 
  • Inner baffle: Copolymer polypropylene 
  • Inner standpipe: Schedule 40 PVC with diffuser cap

Learn more about Flexcon Industries on our website:

Monday, January 19, 2015

HTP Introduces The Phoenix Multi-Fit

HTP is excited to announce a new Phoenix model – Phoenix Mutli-Fit.

This new unit will accommodate even the most difficult installations with lower clearance and multiple inlet and outlet connections, making it easier for replacement jobs.

The Phoenix Multi-Fit is a stainless steel high efficiency gas fired commercial water heater. It has up to a 96% thermal efficiency rating and comes in 199k and 130k BTUs. The Multi-Fit has a faux stainless steel exterior, making it aesthetically pleasing.

For more information on this product, please visit HTP's website

Monday, January 12, 2015

Energy Savings For Fans And Pumps

The P-series by Franklin Controls is a variable frequency drive that is optimized for fans and pumps. It features an automatic energy saving mode that minimizes losses by optimizing flux control. Everyone knows variable frequency drives save you money by varying motor speed to match demand. Our automatic energy savings mode minimizes losses by optimizing the output power for higher efficiency. Under low load conditions, Sleep Mode deactivates the drive and its output – then awakens and reactivates output when demand rises to unlock additional savings. It also extends the life of the equipment

  • Space Vector control for efficiency and long motor life 
  • Advanced PID control (Pre-PID and Dual PID) to maintain a constant control of pressure, flow or water level 
  • Multi-motor control function 
  • Automatic energy savings mode 
  • Flying start protection prevents trips 
  • Pre-heater function protects motor and inverter from damage when installed in damp location

Learn more about Franklin Controls on our website: