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January 8, 2016
Atkinson's first introduction to Weil-McLain boilers was when he was 16 years old working alongside his father. They spent most of their time replacing other manufacturers' boilers with Weil-McLain cast-iron sectional boilers. Weil-McLain boilers first grabbed his attention because of the specific design of the grooved...
January 8, 2016
Here's what it all boils down to: At Weil-McLain, we think you should have the straight facts on an often fuzzy issue: boiler efficiency. It's an important factor in selecting a space heating boiler, but what does "efficiency" really mean? For example, commercial boilers may be both very efficient and very inefficient at the same time. How is that possible? The answer is...
January 8, 2016
Many residential homes use boilers to heat water, and provide either hot water or steam for heating. Steam is distributed via pipes to steam radiators, and hot water can be distributed via baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems, or can heat air via a coil. Steam boilers operate at a higher temperature than hot...
January 8, 2016
A lot of schools and universities in the U.S. have older boiler heating systems that are inefficient and could benefit from retrofits targeting energy improvements or boiler replacements. The following are examples of what could be done to improve their energy efficiency, reduce...
January 8, 2016
Since 2001, William Lachance has owned and operated his plumbing, heating, and air conditioning business in Manchester, NH. He previously worked for his father's business D E Lachance for 25 years prior to taking over the business. The company operates with twelve men in the field and specializes in residential and light commercial repairs and installations with 24 hour...
January 8, 2016
Located in Christiana, Pennsylvania, family owned Whitelock & Woerth Inc. has served Southern Lancaster County and Eastern Chester County for 4 generations. Whitelock & Woerth delivers several fuel sources for heating and machinery on a per-order or contractual basis. They offer flexible payment terms and an automatic delivery program so homes and businesses never run...
January 8, 2016
There are many variables in equipment, labor and installation costs with any heating system. Generally speaking, the difference between the cost of warm air systems and hydronic systems is approximately 15%. However, if price were the only important consideration, choosing the right heating system would be a simple exercise in arithmetic. Nevertheless, comfort and...
January 8, 2016
Get unmatched comfort when you combine a Weil-McLain® boiler with your radiant heat system. Weil-McLain boilers can be used for space conditioning, floor warming, snow melting or other radiant heat applications. Radiant systems warm floors and objects around your home, creating a more comfortable balanced climate...
January 8, 2016
With a hydronic system, almost endless hot water can be supplied from the boiler, all year round with an indirect fired water heater or a tankless heater. Indirect-fired water heaters do not have a separate fuel supply, such as a gas pilot light, but rather use the hot water generated by a boiler to heat domestic water. Our tank-within-a-tank design allows hot water produced...