Thursday, February 19, 2015

Supplement your heating system with a space heater

The Northwest certainly has had a  colder-than-average-winter and the weather in the Midwest and East  as well and it’s still winter in many of these areas. If you heat your home with a gas product your going to be using more fuel to keep up with the colder weather.

You may be able to save some money by supplementing heat with a space heater in the room you use most and turning down the heat in the rest of the house. (Of course you’ll want to turn off or turn down the space heater then when you’re not in the space it’s heating.)

Houseneeds sells a variety of heaters...

Gas Space Heaters - Wall Furnaces and Floor Mounted

Rinnai Direct Vent Gas Furnaces. 5 Btu Sizes in Propane Gas or Natural Gas

Eskabe Direct Vent Gas Wall Heaters - in Propane or Natural Gas. These units do not require electricity which makes them a great little unit if you have frequent power outages.
Rinnai Vent Free Gas Space Heaters with up to 99.9% Efficiency. Used for Supplemental Heating. Check your local codes before installing a vent-less heater.
Compact, attractive and economical, Direct-Vent furnaces are a popular choice for heating the home 14,000 – 30,000 Btu/hr
Empire Console Room Gas Heaters - RH Series Gravity Vented Furnaces in Natural Gas or Propane Gas
Please call 802-583-2726 to order or if you have any further questions.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Westinghouse Combination Boiler WBRCNG140W

    The Westinghouse Combination Boiler WBRCNG140W is a very high efficiency dual purpose Wall Hung Boiler with an AFUE rating of 94%. The  Westinghouse Combination Boiler  provides 140k BTUs for space heating and comes with an optional Domestic Hot Water Capability that can provide 3.2 gal/minute at a 77 degrees or 5.5 Gallons at a 45 degree temperature rise. This Westinghouse Residential Combi Boiler provides home owners with one appliance that saves money on operating expenses, reduces overall installation costs and takes up less space than traditional space heating and water heating appliances.
     The Westinghouse Combi Boiler also reduces greenhouse gas emissions by utilizing a mesh burner that reduces nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide production and meets all nationally recognized low NOx emission standards.

  • With On-Demand Hot Water - Combi - Wall Mounted
  • Patented ASME "H" heat exchanger
  • 316L stainless steel - Heat Exchanger
  • 316L stainless steel - Storage Tank
  • Premix burner
  • 28,000 to 140,000 btuh
  • Certified DOE efficiency of 95% and up to 98% Efficency
  • Continuous 5 to 1 modulation
  • Reverse Coil potable domestic hot water supply
  • Intergal system circulator
  • Expansion tank and air vent
  • Natural Gas
  • Can be vented with PVC or CPVC

  • Gas:  Natural Gas or Liquid Propane
  • Nominal heat input: 140,000 Btu/hr
  • Minimum heat input: 28,000 Btu/hr
  • Efficiency: 94%
  • D.H.W. heat output: 140,000 Btu/hr
  • D.H.W. Minimum Flow Rate: 0.5 GPM
  • Maximum heating pressure: 30 Psi
  • Maximum pressure of domestic water circuit: 150 Psi
  • Nominal power supply voltage: 120/60 V/Hz
  • Electric power: 160 W
  • Weight: 110 Pounds
  • Internal Storage Tank Water Capacity (DHW): 1 Gallon
  • Boiler Heat Exchanger Capacity: 4 Gallons
  • Dimensions:17.5" L x 34" H x 15.5" D
  • * DOE Heating capacity is based on standard test specified by the United States

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WestingHouse Condensing Tankless Water Heater

The Westinghouse Residential Tankless Water Heater with a 199,000 Btu and up to 98% Effieciency, The Westinghouse Water Heater has a durable high grade stainless steel heat exchanger. The Westinghouse Residential Tankless produces continuous hot water and has a 10 to 1 turndown ratio (modulation). Eco-friendly and low NOx combustion system.  Vents with 3 inch Schedule 40 PVC, CPVC up to 100 feet.  It is also equipped with a highly innovative gas leak detector.

Westinghouse Condensing Wall Hung Tankless Water Heater WGRTNG199 Features:
  • Maximum flow rate of 11.0 GPM at 35°F temperature rise (5.0 GPM at 77°F rise)
  • Energy Factor of 0.98
  • Primary heat exchanger utilizes 316L Stainless Steel
  • Secondary heat exchanger utilizes 316L stainless steel for better corrosion resistance
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified
  • Complies with Ultra-Low NOx regulations of less than 14 ng less than 20ppm
  • Venting with Schedule 40 PVC, CPVC, PP, Category III stainless steel
  • Safety features include freeze, overheat, surge protection, and troubleshooting diagnostic codes
Techs and Specs
  • Gas Type: Available in NG or LP
  • Btu Range Min.: 15,000Btu - Max. 199,000Btu
  • Efficiency: 98%
  • Venting: 3 Inch up to 100ft Schedule 40 PVC, CPVC, PP
  • Minimum Flow Rate: 0.5 GPM
  • Gas Connection: 3/4 inch NPT
  • Water Connection: 3/4 inch NPT
  • Condensate Drain: 1/2 inch NPT
  • Dimensions: 27.6 inch H x 17.3 inch W x 14.8 inch D
  • Ignition: Electronic ignition
  • Electrical Supply: AC 120C (60 Hz)
  • Water Pressure: Min. 15 psi - Max. 150 psi
  • Weight: 88 Pounds
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Monday, December 22, 2014

What PEX is best to use for your application?

The answer will depend on many factors, such as your budget, skill level and whether you have already bought any tools or materials. Wondering what PEX A, B and C letters are? They are used to identify the manufacturing process.
PEX-A is the most expensive of all 3 types and other than slightly greater flexibility than the other (2) types, there are no significant advantages of this type over the other two. Great for all radiant applications easier to install for a person who is a novice due to greater flexibility.

PEX-B Houseneeds elects not to sell PEX-B because we prefer the properties of PEX-A and PEX-C over the PEX-B.

PEX-C is the latest addition to PEX line and price-wise is less expensive than PEX-A. Unfortunately, the cross-linking process for this type creates the least amount of bonds (vs. the PEX-A) therefore, the flexibility of the this product is less than PEX-A. If the PEX tubing becomes kinked during handling, it can be re-formed to its original shape by heating it with an electric heat gun to a temperature of approximately
275F.The tubing will pale slightly when heated and become pliable as the shape restores. Do not overheat, and allow to completely cool undisturbed. Otherwise,  you may have to cut out the kinked section and fix it with a mechincal union. PEX-C can be used with a large variety of installation methods. Our PEX-C is Heat and Domestic Potable Water Approved.

Houseneeds sells the following heating PEX products:

Heatlink PEX-A color is white and is an excellent product for the price. Great for all heating applications. Available in 1/2", 5/8", & 3/4".   Click here for technical information.

HousePEX PEX-A color is red and is priced a little higher than the Heatlink. Great for all heating applications. The tubing coil has an inside diameter exceeding 15 inches, so that memory-effect of its coiling is minimal. The running ft. markings start from 0 at the inside of each coil so that the installer will always know how tubing is left in the coil. It also has a thin coating of PE on top of the barrier in order to reduce noise when installed in joist applications and Aluminum Heat Transfer Plates. Available in 3/8", 1/2", 5/8". 3/4", 1" sizes. Click here for technical information.  

HousePEX PEX-C PEX color is white almost as flexible as our PEX-A PEX-A tubing. Perfect for those underfloor heating applications as well as Domestic Potable Plumbing systems. Heat and Domestic Potable Water Approved.
Manufactured in USA. Available in 3/8", 1/2", & 5/8" sizes.
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Valves for Myson SX & SD Panel and Decor Radiators

The Myson SX, SD and Decor radiators have British Standard straight female pipe threads NOT NPT which means you will need to purchase two conversion valves for each radiator.  the Myson valves are designed to work with the Myson radiators.

The most popular valve is the LKD16AN used mainly for when your pipes are coming out of the wall or floor. This ½ inch Preset Flow Rate Angle Valve Body with no cap is an Adjustable Flow Valve only without thermostatic control and connects to the Myson radiator 1/2 inch British thread with a wrench and 1/2 Inch Copper Pipe with a compression fitting. Please keep in mind the BSP threads are a straight running thread NOT tapered like NPT.

Use the LKD16SN  only if your pipes are going straight into the radiator from side to side.

If you would like to control the temperature room by room than the Myson 2TRV2HD Valve Head has a sensor element which consists of a liquid-filled capsule with an immersed bellows and push rod. As the ambient temperature rises, the liquid in the sensor’s metal capsule expands and compresses the bellows, causing the integral push rod to close the valve. As the room’s ambient temperature drops, the liquid in the capsule contracts, allowing the bellows to retract the push rod to open the valve.  Another special feature of the Myson 2TRV2HD Valve Head is its two integral locking pins, allowing you to lock the temperature at one setting or limit it to a specific range of temperatures. Setting Ambient Range  is 46°F to 83°F.

Myson 1/2 inch Thermostatic Radiator Valve - Standard Vertical Angle Body Only - 2TRV1/2AN              Myson 1/2 inch Thermostatic Radiator Valve - Inverted Angle Body Only - 2TRV1/2IN           Myson 1/2 Standard Straight Body Only - 2TRV1/2SN

2TRV1/2AN               2TRV1/2IN                 2TRV1/2SN

Myson products are designed to be installed by professional trades people. Myson instructions are meant to be thorough; however it is assumed that the installer has the appropriate technical knowledge related to building codes, standard trade practices, and proper use of the tools of the trade. Should a homeowner without such knowledge or skill take it upon him/herself to attempt the installation, Myson will not be responsible for any damages, injuries or unsatisfactory performance of the Myson product used.  Using other than the Myson specific valves would void the Myson warranty. 

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Toyotomi Hydronic Heat Convectors HC 20

The Toyotomi Hydronic Heat Convector saves space as compared to regular baseboard heaters. With its compact, quiet operation and clean contemporary lines, the Toyotomi Fan Convectors HC 20 Efficiency Lo-Line Convectors makes a welcome addition to any home, office, hospital, retirement home, library and many other locations. 

•Complements the highest efficiency, aquastatic controlled boilers that use low water temperatures.
•Internal thermostat control circuitry allows unit to communicate to zone valve or boiler controller – an exclusive feature that no other convector has!
•Easy to use LED display panel with built in thermostat that includes boiler when zone should come on or off based on homeowner’s desired comfort requirement.
•Variable fan speed maximizes operating efficiency and fuel savings.
•Benefit of both radiant heat and convective heat.
•Whisper quiet fan efficiently distributes heat evenly throughout the home.
•Heats an area of 300 to 1,000 square feet (heat output of 3,000 BTU per hour on low setting to 20,200 BTU per hour on high).
•Saves valuable wall space, replacing up to 37 feet of baseboard. *
•Can be installed in less than half the time of baseboard.
•10-year heat exchanger limited warranty.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014


Until Dec. 31, 2014
Triangle Tube Prestige Excellence Gas Boiler with Combination Domestic Hot Water
With a Stainless Steel Sealed Combustion Wall Mounted Boiler features a uniquely designed stainless steel heat exchanger and offers efficiency in excess of 95%.
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The Prestige Trimax Solo Gas Condensing Boilers

The Triangle Tube Challenger High Efficiency Gas Boiler.
Condensing Wall Mounted Boiler features a uniquely designed  heat exchanger and offers efficiency in excess of 90%. The Challenger Gas Boilers modulate the firing rate down to around 27% of its rated input Btu. This modulation means fewer cycles resulting in lower operating costs
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The Triangle Tube Smart Indirect Storage Tanks is ideal for use with any hydronic or radiant heat hot water boiler system. The high quality of the design and fabrication of these complete stainless steel heaters ensure efficient, maintenance-free operation and continuous supply of hot water.
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Stiebel Eltron CNS-E Electric Wall Heater's

With the Stiebel Eltron CNS-E Electric Wall Heater's built-in thermostat, a single CNS-E is perfect as a stand-alone heating system in bathrooms or small rooms. Multiple CNS-E units can be placed strategically in larger spaces and their temperature settings adjusted individually for maximum comfort control. If used to replace an existing heater with a separate wall-mounted thermostat control, CNS-E heaters may be wired to use that control. Overheat protection is built into the unit.
Steibel-Eltron Electric Convection Heater - 240/208 V - .5 kW - Single Phase - CNS 50 E - 231542

Ideal for: » Bathrooms » Bedrooms » Basements » Offices » Playrooms » 3-Season Porches » Cabins » Mobile Homes » Baseboard Heater Replacement
• 240/208 Volt • .5 kW • Single Phase
• 240/208 Volt • .75 kW • Single Phase
• 240/208 Volt • 1.0 kW • Single Phase
• 240/208 V • 1.5 kW • Single Phase
• 240/208 Volt • 2.0 kW • Single Phase
• 240/208 Volt • 2.4 kW • Single Phase
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