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Feature Story REHAU radiant heating and cooling system facilitates energy efficiency at Earth Rangers Centre A REHAU radiant heating and cooling system was recently installed in one of Canada’s most innovative and energy-efficient buildings, the Earth Rangers Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada. The 60,000-square-foot facility, which officially opened in October 2004, functions as a wildlife refuge and hospital and as ...

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Tender loving care

Feature Story Radiant heat’s the natural choice for a home installing a daycare center By Chris Kastner A Weil-McLain Ultra oil boiler was selected to provide the power for the daycare center’s radiant-heating system. If you’re planning to open a daycare center in the basement of your new home, it makes perfect sense to provide in-floor heating, especially if it’s ...

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Boiler & Hydronic Equipment Roundup

Cover StoryBoiler & Hydronic Equipment RoundupA selection of ‘wet heat” products for indoor comfort Here’s a selection of products chosen to provide an overview of the technologies available in ‘wet heat.” It is by no means a complete list of equipment currently on the market, just a sampling. Amtrol’s BoilerMate line of indirectsBoilerMate from Amtrol, Inc. offers the industry’s most ...

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Steam dreams

Feature Story Used properly, steam heating can still be a valid way to provide indoor comfort By Frank ‘Steamhead” Wilsey So, you get a call where someone wants you to fix a steam-heating system. What comes to mind? Antiquated?Noisy?Uneven?Inefficient?Why doesn’t this stuff just go away, like they said it would back in the 1950s and 1960s?Why, indeed? Let’s take a ...

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Smart heat: HeatManager can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 20 percent

Cover Story Too much money and fuel are wasted every year because of the difficulty in choosing the right capacity boiler. When a residential or commercial boiler is specified, it must be sized to provide enough heat to overcome the coldest anticipated outdoor temperatures. However, because these extreme temperatures occur very rarely, the boiler chosen is usually forced to produce ...

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Adapt and flourish

Feature Story By Chris Traczek Like Fuel Oil News, many companies in the fuel-oil industry have been in business for 70-plus years. Two, Taco, Inc. and ECR International, chose to share with us how they have been able to stay ahead of the curve over the past seven decades. Taco innovates for the “good of the industry”Taco, Inc., Cranston, R.I., ...

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Volkswagen dealership flaunts waste-oil-fired radiant heating system

Features Remember Volkswagen’s ‘Fahrvergnügen” ad campaign? Translated, it means ‘driving with zeal.” Today, the automaker insists that the same sense of excitement happen in the showroom, and has invested with zeal to make it happen.‘We want our new showrooms to be gems, a thrill for buyers and places of exquisite comfort,” said Frank Maguire, vice president of sales and marketing ...

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