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Health Issues & Domestic Hot Water

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by George Lanthier*   The production of domestic hot water is an important issue in controlling the spread of disease in humans and animals. DHW is essential today in residential, commercial and industrial applications, not only in the preparation of foodstuffs, but also as a key element of most local, state and national health codes. In this article we will ...

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Warm-start versus cold-start

Feature Story Warm-start versus cold-startBy George Lanthier RECENTLY ON MY WEB SITE DISCUSSION BOARD AT www.FiredragonEnt.com, we started talking about the operating benefits or lack of them regarding a principle called ‘cold-start.’ Now although most of us know that refers to system operating temperatures, I’m going to define the term and its opposites for the sake of the newbies and ...

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Too grand

Feature Story System 2000 boiler makes the difference for Lake Wynonah Municipal Authority The following photos correspond to a February 2007 article of the same title that covered Hlavaty Plum-Heat-Cool, Inc. and Energy Kinetics’ System 2000 Boiler. Staff of Hlavaty Plumb Heat Cool Hlavaty family and owners of Company (left to right starting with back row David, Frank and Tom ...

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Heating Efficiency

Feature Story Earthly pursuits EPA tests verify a geothermal system that provides 400-percent efficiency in commercial water heating To achieve 400-percent efficiency, 75 percent of the energy delivered by the EarthLinked system to the holding tank is renewable energy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released an Environmental Technology Verification report confirming 400-percent efficiency of the EarthLinked Commercial Water Heating ...

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Indirect Water Heaters

Feature Story Indirect water heaters ‘ conventional/new applications By George Celorier Conventional IndirectsFor many years indirect water heaters have been used as an improved DHW (Domestic Hot Water) system when compared to cast iron boilers with tankless coils. The advantages include the abundance of hot water that is available from both the water stored in the tank and the relatively ...

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Too grand

Feature Story System 2000 boiler makes the difference for Lake Wynonah Municipal Authority Hlavaty Plumb-Heat-Cool, Inc., is a 31-year-old, Marine-veteran-owned, second-generation family business. The business started simply with master plumber Frank Hlavaty and one employee, George Leib, who now owns Leib Well Drilling in Ashland, Pa. Hlavaty’s soon took on more help, including Frank’s wife, Cheryl, and son David. The ...

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DHW troubleshooting

Feature Story Know the basic rules when checking a domestic hot water systemBy George Lanthier In this article we are going to take a look at basic rules for troubleshooting domestic hot water heaters. Most of this information is from the book The Hot Water Handbook by Bob Suffredini and myself and many thanks for the orders; that always seems ...

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Two for one

Feature Story Energy efficiency can be improved with combination boiler/hot-water heater The selection of a residential heating system is an investment that the homeowner will have to live with for a very long time. Those who have owned all-electric homes, advertised as an advanced and integrated solution to power and fuel needs, know firsthand how technologies and energy costs can ...

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