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Domestic Hot Water

  • Big Power, Small Package

    According to Rheem, the 29-gallon XR90 Extreme Recovery Gas Water Heater exceeds the performance of most 50-gallon water heaters but costs less to operate than any standard 30-, 40-, or 50-gallon model.

     
  • Carrier. Featuring Greenspeed intelligence, the companys latest Infinity heat pump offers an industry-leading HSPF heating efficiency rating of up to 13 along with cooling efficiency up to 20 SEER. The units variable-speed scroll compressor provides consistent indoor temperatures while conserving energy. The line includes capacities from 2 to 5 tons. 800.227.7437. www.residential.carrier.com.

    High-Efficiency Heat Pump

    Carrier. Featuring Greenspeed intelligence, the company’s latest Infinity heat pump offers an industry-leading HSPF heating efficiency rating of up to 13 along with cooling efficiency up to 20 SEER.

     
  • Noritz. The Energy Star-rated EcoTough Series NRC98 gas-fired residential condensing tankless on-demand water heater has an Energy Factor of 0.93 and operates with a maximum flow rate of 9.8 gpm and temperature settings from 100 degrees F to 140 degrees F. Featuring a commercial-grade heat exchanger, the unit is covered by a 12-year, 6,500-hour warranty. 866.766.7489. www.noritz.com.

    On-Demand Water Heater

    American Standard. The WaterSense-certified, dual-flush Boulevard toilet operates at 1.6 gpf for solids or 1.1 gpf for liquids, offering water savings of up to 20% compared to standard models, according to the company.

     
  • Maine Passive House Starting to Perform

     
  • A.O. Smith. The companys new 180,000-BTU condensing tankless water heaters offer continuous flow rates of up to 8 gallons per minute and use highly efficient condensing technology, which allows the units to operate with an Energy Factor of 0.91. The manufacturer says an easy-to-read built-in display shows temperature, diagnostics, and error messages. The Energy Starrated units are available in natural gas or propane as well as indoor and outdoor configurations. 800.527.1953. www.hotwater.com.

    Tankless Water Heater

     
  • Cree Acquires Ruud Lighting

     
  • Cree Acquires Ruud Lighting

    Cree and Ruud Lighting are the latest lighting companies to join the mergers and acquisitions activities that have characterized the lighting industry over the past several years. The announcement, that Cree was acquiring Ruud Lighting, was made on Aug. 17 and involves a stock-and-cash transfer...

     
  • Hydronic Heating for Low-Load Houses

    With the right hardware and layout, hot-water heating saves energy and makes ideal use of the sun.

     
  • High-Tech Maine Heat Pump Maker Fails, but Questions Remain

     
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    Geothermal Sources: The Blessing and the Curse (Subscriber content)

    Free underground heat

     
 
 
 
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