Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Introducing the Taco 0026e ECM High Efficiency Circulator

The Taco 0026e™ is a high-performance, variable speed, wet-rotor circulator with high-efficiency ECM permanent magnet technology. With 5 easy settings, its variable speed performance curves are equivalent to the Taco 0010, 0011, 0012, 0012 3-Speed & 0014. Ideal for large residential and light commercial hydronic heating, chilled water cooling and domestic hot water systems.

The 0026e reduces power consumption by up to 85% compared to equivalent AC permanent split capacitor circulators. With a maximum of 26 feet of head and 44 gpm, it is available in either Cast Iron or NSF certified Stainless Steel.


  • 5 easy dial settings to match system requirements - activeADAPT®, LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH or 0-10V DC analog or PWM digital signal external input
  • BIO Barrier® protects the pump from system contaminants
  • SureStart® automatic unblocking and air purging mode
  • Replaces all single speed and 3-speed circulators in its class
  • Multi-color LED: power on, mode setting and error code diagnostics
  • Use with a Taco ZVC Zone Valve Control or SR Switching Relay for ON/OFF operation
  • Nut-grabber feature on flanges for easier fit up
  • Dual electrical knockouts and removable quick-connect terminal strip for easy wiring
  • Whisper quiet operation
  • Rotatable control cover to simplify installation
  • Download the catalog here

To learn more about Taco products please visit our website: https://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers/taco/

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Modine Lodronic™ Low-Temperature Hydronic Heater

Unlike other hydronic unit heaters on the market the Modine Lodronic™ low-temperature hot water unit heater was designed and engineered specifically for use with high-efficiency boilers. 

The typical oversized hydronic unit heater overworks the high-efficiency boiler system resulting in poor system performance and lower temperature output. 

By using the Lodronic™ hydronic unit heater with the high-efficiency boiler system, there will be a significant performance improvement when compared to standard hydronic unit heaters.


  • 50% less electric use 
  • 35% higher discharge temperature 
  • 30% smaller footprint 
  • 2.5x quieter operation
  • High efficiency 4-row coil with low water pressure drop
  • Smaller fan and motor for a lower system amp draw
  • Designed for lower entering hot water temperatures
  • High temperature output versus old traditional systems
  • UL certified

To learn more about Modine please visit our website: https://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers/modine/ 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Duravit Sensowash Starck F

Introducing the Duravit SensoWash® Starck f shower-toilet, designed by Philippe Starck. The striking minimalist design of this new shower-toilet expands Duravit's industry-leading SensoWash® offerings, allowing for greater design flexibility. Available in two versions: SensoWash® Starck f Plus and SensoWash® Starck f Lite for wall-mounted or one-piece floorstanding toilets, this new design offers integrated technology for maximum comfort, hygiene and ease of use.

Starck first introduced Sensowash® over 10 years ago, it was revolutionary; unifying high quality design and shower-toilet technology for the first time. Today, the collection features a myriad of models that combine innovative technology with comfort, including Sensowash® Starck, SensoWash® Slim, Sensowash® i, and now SensoWash® Starck f. The latest iteration, SensoWash® Starck f, continues to set industry standards.

SensoWash® Starck f ushers in a new feel for hygiene and wellness in its debut. Leading with minimal design and powerful technology, SensoWash® Starck f adds luxury and maximum comfort to the bath in a wall-mounted or one-piece Lite or Plus model.

To learn more about Duravit, please visit our website: https://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers/duravit/

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Importance of Humidity for Healthy and Safe Indoor Air Quality

While hand washing, social distancing, and disinfecting are effective ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19, each of these measures take a concerted focus on the part of the building occupants. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a smart idea to look for hands-off approaches to mitigate the transmission of viruses. The addition of humidification to keep the indoor relative humidity within a healthy range is not only safe, but easy and efficient because it requires no extra thought or effort.

As school districts scramble to safely reopen buildings this year, one important recommendation for reducing the spread of COVID-19 is to keep the relative humidity in classrooms between 40-60% RH. The humidity level in a school building can vary greatly depending on climate, forced-air heating, mechanical cooling, and many other factors. Indoor environments are usually between 20-30% RH, which is inadequate for protection against viruses like COVID-19.


Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, investigated how indoor humidity levels affect transmission of respiratory viruses in a classroom setting in a recent study. This study showed that rooms with commercial-sized humidifiers had:
  • A significant decrease in the percent of total air samples containing influenza A.
  • A trend toward a decreased percent of surface samples containing influenza A.
  • Samples with influenza A contained fewer “live” viruses and were therefore less infectious.
  • Fewer flu-like illnesses reported.

How do I measure the relative humidity in my building?

Do you know the RH in your building? Click here to order a free hygrometer to measure and monitor the RH levels in your school courtesy of DriSteem.

To learn more about DriSteem please visit our website https://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers/dristeem/.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Flexcon PH1 "Mini" Expansion Tank

Flexcon Industries has introduced its new PH1 mini expansion tank. The PH1 tank is designed for use in tankless, residential on-demand water heaters with a total water content of 2 gallons or less and a maximum set point of 140 F.

This thermal expansion tank is designed to maintain safe water pressure in a domestic water heating system that utilizes a backflow preventer or check valve. It feature a butyl rubber diaphragm to separate the system water from the tank's inner walls and pre-charge. The tank and system connection is stainless steel. And it fits in the palm of your hand!

  • Model: PH1
  • Volume: .04
  • Connection: 1/2" NPTM
  • Diameter: 2.5"
  • Height: 5"
  • Weight: 9oz

For more information about Flexcon products, please visit our website: https://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers/flexcon/

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The SuperStor Ultra Indirect.... Taken to the Max!

The SuperStor® Ultra Max is the Indirect water heater you know and love, with upgraded features and benefits that have been taken to the max. Built with a laser welded stainless steel tank and corrugated stainless steel heat exchanger, the Superstor Ultra Max is built to last by resisting. Average commercial water heater lifetime is about 6 years; the SSU Max will outlast any coated steel tank on the market!

With help from its Stainless Steel Heat Exchanger, the SSU Max Indirect was built for MAX performance. Some of the benefits include higher heat transfer, improved fist hour rating and less pressure drop than the competition. The SSU Max can also generate 50% more hot water than many water heaters of similar size. When used in conjunction with an HTP high efficiency boiler, operating costs decrease even further. HTP’s SSU Max comes with a surface mounted thermostat for highly accurate temperature control as well. Did we mention it’s also virtually maintenance free?

HTP’s SuperStor® Ultra Max is suitable for both residential and commercial applications. It features top connections: T&P Relief Valve and Stainless steel inlet and outlet ports. The SSU Max is available in 5 different gallon capacities.

Available Models


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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Duravit SensoWash Slim Toilet

The most natural form of hygiene possible

SensoWash® offers the most natural form of hygiene possible – cleansing with water. Duravit has now introduced a new addition to its range of shower-toilet seats. SensoWash® Slim offers all of the advantages of a shower-toilet seat and is the perfect entry-level item for those who value purism and simplicity.

Appearance of a traditional, yet elegant toilet

The flat lid/seat combination is an innovation in form, giving the ensemble the appearance of a traditional, yet elegant toilet. The outstanding practicality and simplicity of operation also make SensoWash® Slim the ideal solution for public and semi-public areas. Thanks to its integrated safety system, SensoWash® Slim complies with EN 1717 drinking water requirements.

The SensoWash® Slim toilet seat is as flat is its remote control is slim

This control makes it easy to operate all the functions. After using the toilet, simply select the desired cleaning function: “Rearwash”, “Ladywash” or “Comfortwash”. An integrated flow heater makes it possible to maintain a constant water temperature that can be set as desired.

After use, the remote control is returned to the wall holder. The lid and seat include the soft-close feature.

For more information about Duravit please visit our website: https://www.emersonswan.com/manufacturers/duravit/