Friday, February 17, 2012

Buffer Tanks

The Boiler Buddy is designed to be used in heating systems with low-mass boilers, geothermal, chilled water applications, or low-mass radiation. Boilers operating at low loads will short cycle which leads to sooting, premature component failure (nuisance lockouts) and inefficiency. The Boiler Buddy tank is a factory insulated and jacketed storage tank, adding mass to the system and providing the necessary buffer to prevent short cycling.

The Boiler Buddy was engineered with your needs in mind:
  • Aquastat Control Well included for precise temperature measurement for heating and geothermal systems.
  • Air Eliminator built into the top of tank provides optimal air elimination for the whole system.
  • Boiler Buddy provides hydro separation, making piping design simple.
  • Full port boiler drain valve allows easy sediment removal and also works exceptionally well for fast filling the system.
  • Designed with large nipples to provide better flow that is easier on equipment, more efficient, and allows for better mixing in tank.

Learn more about Boiler Buddy here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Attend a Free Seminar Presented by John Barba

  Attend a Free Seminar Presented by John Barba:
'Profitable Hydronics in Today's Market,'
February 20 & 21

As a member of the FloPro Team, you are invited to attend John Barba's next free webinar later this month. We can accommodate only a limited number of participants, so please sign up today using the links below.

Profitable Hydronics in Today's Market
Many of the federal tax credits are gone, the economy is what it is and people are—as they always have been—price conscious. What's a heating contractor to do?

Join Taco's John Barba for a clear-eyed look at the challenges we face in 2012 and to learn five simple strategies to help you get the price you want for your jobs in a highly competitive hydronics marketplace.
  • Why "payback" or "ROI" should be part, but ONLY part, of what you present to a customer.
  • Why customers hardly ever buy on price, even though they say they always do.
  • Why builders/remodelers aren't so different from you and me.
  • And the one cardinal sin you should never, ever commit.
Please join us for a fast-paced and informative hour online that will help prepare you for a successful 2012!

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

Once registered you'll receive an email confirming your registration, along with information you need to join the webinar.

System Requirements
  • PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Attendance is free and open to all FloPro Team members who are also registered in the FloPro Neighborhood online community. If not already registered, register now for free. And learn more with John at your own place, at your own pace, any time, at the FloPro University.

IGSHPA Geothermal Installer Certification Training

Many of you have asked about certified geothermal training courses. Emerson Swan is happy to announce that we have teamed up with Heat Spring to offer a course that will earn you IGSHPA accredited and NATE certified geothermal heat pump installer. The class will be presented by Heat Spring and held right here at Emerson Swan.

This course is a three day comprehensive course focused on the installation of geothermal heating and cooling systems. The course includes an open book exam to become an IGSHPA accredited geothermal installer. You’ll dive into the things to watch out for; pros & cons of system types; best practices - all from an instructor with real on the job experience!

Why Attend?
  • Learn to design and install geothermal systems
  • Become an accredited geothermal installer
  • Hands-on pipe fusion certification
  • Includes 7 Manuals and IGSHPA Membership
  • Earn an important industry accreditation and get listed on IGSHPA’s website. This is where most customers look for their installer
  • The instructor for the course wrote the new IGSHSPA manual, “Design and Installation of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems”

Course Dates: April 3-5, 2012 - 3 days (8am - 5pm)

Location: 300 Pond Street, Randolph, MA 02368

Sign-up: Visit and use offer code “Emerson” at online checkout for an additional $250 off the listed website price! Emerson Swan Price: $999

Please note that Heat Spring is a third party, independent of Emerson Swan. To learn more about Heat Spring please visit their website at

Friday, February 10, 2012

MAPHCC - Save The Date: March 10, 2012

Pre-register here.

And stop by the Emerson Swan booth. This year we are featuring a "Home Show" theme including:
  • Taco
  • HTP
  • Watts Radiant
  • Watts Residential Fire Protection (new)
  • Modine
  • Quick-Sling (new)
  • Smith's Heating Edge
  • Neutra-Safe Condensate Neutralizers (new)
  • Caml Tomlin
  • Little Giant
  • And much more...

Monday, February 6, 2012

Constant Pressure - What’s The Big Deal?

For many Americans the water pressure they have in their home is inadequate. They either have low pressure or the pressure fluctuates so badly that their daily schedules in their home have to be arranged around the water usage.

  • Two showers cannot be taken at the same time.
  • If there is any other water usage the washing machine takes forever to fill.
  • Heaven forbid someone flushes the toilet while someone else is trying to take a shower.     

This is now a thing of the past...
Introducing the Little Giant In-Line CP (constant pressure) System.

  • Provides constant pressure (SD pressure switch)
  • Single pump and motor design
  • Quite operation
  • Compact pump/motor/drive design 18” long x 9” tall
  • Operates in a wide range of flows; up to 35 GPM
  • Requires minimum incoming pressure – 3psi
  • Increase of incoming pressure of up to 60psi
  • Stainless Steel Pump and Motor


Homes on city water systems – The In-Line CP System not only boosts the water pressure but maintain consistent pressure no matter what the water demand is.

Multi-Family Dwellings – 2, 3 and 4 family units that share a common water system. Flats or Multiple efficiency apartments in 4 and 5 story buildings. 

Homes with low yielding wells where a cistern is used to store water – When the water is pumped from the cistern to the home, the homeowners can enjoy constant water pressure.

Sprinkler Systems – The In-Line CP System will allow sprinkler systems to be designed with more sprinkler heads per zone with the pressure to provide better coverage of the lawn.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

HTP Factory Training Now Available!

Elite Boiler
MC Series Heater
MC Series Heater
Our new round of HTP factory trainings are now underway. These all day sessions were very popular last year and we've added new courses on the Elite FT boiler and the Versa-Flame & Versa-Hydro. Other classes offered include the Elite and MC boilers, Mod Con commercial boiler, the Pioneer heating appliance and a course on domestic hot water. These classes are for those who are looking for a more technical training. Subjects covered included piping installation, care and maintenance, venting, products that work best with these units, and much more. Trainings are hands on so you can get a feel for working with HTP products. And best of all, courses are FREE OF CHARGE! Courses fill-up quickly so be sure to register early.

For more detailed information about these courses click here.

To download a brochure click here.

To register for a session click here.

All classses are held at HTP's factory at 120 Braley Rd. East Freetown, MA 02717
For more information contact Judi at Emerson Swan: (781) 986 - 2000 ext. 108