Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wire Diagram for Taco Zone Valves

Taco Zone Sentry Zone Valves provide on-off, normally open or normally closed control in both open and closed hydronic systems. The valves can be used in a wide variety of heating and non-condensing cooling applications, primarily designed for use with baseboard, fan coils, radiators, convectors, air handlers, heat pumps and radiant applications. Refer to the Product Specifications section for choosing the correct style valve for your application.
NOTE: Some power robbing thermostats require the use of a resistor (always use the resistor provided by the thermostat manufacturer with the Zone Sentry). Consult the thermostat instructions for the resistor installation.
 
Hydronic Heating Taco Zone Sentry Zone Valves Wiring Example
Hydronic Heating Taco Zone Sentry Zone Valves Wiring Example coverting from a Honeywell Zone  Valve or Erie Zone Valve
Taco Zone Valves for Hydronic Heating Systems and Geothermal Heating Systems. Used for PEX Radiant Heat Systems, Hydronic Baseboards or Radiators. Zone Valves are used to control the flow of heated or cooled water to a specific zone.
 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Low-E Reflective Foil Insulation

Low-E for several applications - such as House Wrap, Slab Barrier, Under Floor With Staple Tabs, and Roofing Underlayment to meet your needs.

Low E Insulation is extremely easy to install and has numerous residential, commercial and recreational applications.
Low E Insulation's thermal resistance, water vapor retarding, wind infiltration barrier, pipe and duct wrap properties mean that Low E insulation can be used in various applications where traditional insulation is not practical. 

Slab Shield- Radiant Under Slab Barrier Insulation - 4FSFB/SE400-T 
Slab Shield Under Concrete Radiant Slab Barrier Insulation is made to withstand harsh job site conditions  easy to use and works for many different applications.  While the Slab Shield "Under Concrete Insulation" has the foil insulation in between two bubble foam layers. This protects the foil from the concrete or water - which in both cases - will eat away the foil if not protected.   Foil Insulation for Floor Radiant Heat is the best way to provide a Radiant Barrier for all types of heating applications.  Foil Insulation for radiant heat is a great way to keep the heat where you want it - in your floor.

Foil Poly Foam Foil Insulation with staple tabs - 1 roll - 16LFLC
The easiest and best way to stop heat transfer for Interior Walls, Attic Ceilings, Basement Remodels and More.  Low-E Tab Material makes installing ESP Low-E Insulation in residential stud cavities as easy as can be. Low-E Tab is cut to 16" on center so it can benefit commercial buildings, structures with PEX radiant heating as well as residential applications.

Aluminum Foil Poly Foam Foil Insulation - 4LFLS/L400S
The easiest and best way to stop heat transfer for Interior Walls, Attic Ceilings, Basement Remodels and more is with Foil Aluminum Insulation.  Low-E Insulation Foil Aluminum Insulation in residential applications where you want to cover larger areas such as wall, multiple joist bays and more. Low-E Foil Insulation is 48 Inch wide and comes in 1/4 Inch thickness so it can benefit commercial buildings, structures with PEX radiant heating as well as residential applications

Aluminum Foil Poly Foam Foil Perforated Insulation Housewrap - 4PFNS
Better than ordinary housewraps, ESP LOW-E Aluminum Foil Insulation Housewrap provides the additional benefit of R-value to a wall system. It is flexible and seals tight around fasteners.  ESP Low-E Housewrap. This revolutionary Aluminum Foil Insulation Housewrapt is just what builders have been looking for. A house wrap that does more than simply stop drafts. A pure aluminum facing is heat bonded to one or both sides of closed cell polyethylene, then the product is pin perforated. This results in a housewrap that acts not only as a superior air infiltration barrier, effectively sealing up cracks or gaps in the external sheathing, but it also adds an insulation to the wall system while blocking up to 97% of radiant heat. This results in better year round efficiency and comfort levels. Also, unlike some other housewraps or insulating products that are traditionally used, ESP LOW-E® Housewrap is totally non-toxic, and its performance is not affected by initial exposure to the elements. This product is available in 3/16 Inch Thickness and 4 feet x 125 feet rolls that weigh only about 20 pounds. Installation is a breeze, using only a staple gun and razor knife.

Therma-Sheet Roofing Underlayment with 4 inch Roofing Flange - 4LMLX
Therma Sheet reflects up to 97% of the radiant heat that is normally transferred into the attic by super heated roofing materials. Therma Sheet used under your roofing system will help cut your summer air conditioning bills. It greatly reduces attic heat gain making this space more usable and the rest of the house cooler.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Joape Evaporative Cooling Fans - Inside / Outside

In cooling, there are three essential technologies `wind and air movement, gas cycling (air conditioners), and evaporative cooling. Heat and cooling pumps are an exciting new application, but this technology is still being developed, is very expensive and is available in limited geographic areas.

This modern misting fan system reduces outside or room temperature; Joape products cool, purifies, hydrates, and humidifies (if used indoors) the air. Joape cooling systems are available in many different sizes, styles, and colors for use in small, medium and large areas; indoor or outdoor.

The cooling systems have been designed to optimize and reduce heating and air conditioning costs.  Unlike  the traditional box or ceiling fans, which only are capable of moving the air, and the air conditioners with a high operating and maintenance cost.

                                           BENEFITS
·     Reduces and cools room or outside temperatures.
·     Cleans, purifies, humidifies and hydrates the air.
·     Reduces Electrical bills, improving AC performance when used indoors.
·     Use indoors or on an outdoor patio.
·     Reduces allergens.
·     Eliminates odors.
·     No spray nozzles to clog.
·     Can aromatize if scents are added to the water
 
Below are the Joape products that we sell. For more information about each product click on the product line.
 
Joape Misting Fan - 353 CFM - 110/220V - Color Black - TWISTER
• white • 353 CFM • 110/220V • 1 gallon water
Joape Misting Fan - Tabe Top - 353 CFM - 110/220V - Color Black - BOB TABLETOP
v11567
  • • white • 353 CFM • 110/220V • 2 gallons water
  • Joape Misting Fan - Wall Mount - 21188 CFM - 110/220V - Color Grey - HURRICANE WALL MOUNT
    v11568
    • Grey • 6000 CFM • 110/220V
    Joape Misting Fan - With 22 Gallon Reservoir - 21188 CFM - 110/220V - Color Grey - HURRICANE RESERVOIR
    v11572
    • Grey • 6000 CFM • 110/220V • Floor Mounted
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Duravent Vent Pipe CLEARANCE

    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
    Houseneeds currently has a good supply of Duravent venting with down to earth pricing. Check it out...
    The M&G Dura-Vent Venting is used with Category I natural gas and propane fueled appliances like furnaces, water heaters and boilers, and fireplaces.
     
    The M&G Dura-Vent Venting is used with Category I natural gas and propane fueled appliances like furnaces, water heaters and boilers, and fireplaces.
     
    M&G Dura-Vent DuraBlack DVL's double-wall, air-insulated interior stovepipe for connecting woodstoves to a manufactured chimney, reduces clearances to combustibles from 18 to 6 inches, the closest clearance to a wall of any connector pipe.
     
    Duravent pipe's inner walls are 25% thicker than competitive chimneys for an extra margin of safety. The DuraTech pipe keeps the outer wall of the chimney cool, while ensuring high flue gas temperatures for optimum draft performance.
     
    With a Thermal Tech blanket insulation encased between dual walls, Duravent DuraTech offers the optimum in safety and performance and keeps the outer wall of the chimney cool, while ensuring high flue gas temperatures for optimum draft performance.
     
    DuraBlack is constructed with die-formed end fittings. Adjustable lengths eliminate the need for cutting and crimping. This single wall stove pipe is ideal for connecting interior wood stoves to manufactured chimney pipe.
     
    Duravent PelletVent ProVenting sets the standard in design, performance and ease of installation for today's modern pellet burning stoves or for any wood pellet burning appliance.
     
    Call for stock ask for sales at 866-642-8123.
     
    

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    Toyotomi Toyostove Laser Direct Vented Heaters / Heating Oil, Kerosene or Diesel Fuel

    Toyotomi sealed combustion direct vent heating systems (TOYOSTOVE, Laser, and OIL MISER models) are the most fuel-efficient, energy saving, heating systems available (use up to 50% less fuel for heating the same area) and have substantially lower emissions (up to 50% less CO²) than traditional oil-fired heating systems. That, along with their whisper-quiet comfort, safety and dependability. Toyotomi direct vent heating systems provide all the comfort and convenience of central heating in one small suitcase size unit at a fraction of the cost to purchase and operate.
    They are easy to install and require no chimney, ductwork, plumbing or electrical work. In most cases, these units can heat your entire home. They are also the perfect solution for those hard to heat rooms or areas—all too common in many homes. This is especially true of older homes and those with additions where a central heating system is just not enough. Now, even problem areas can be made comfortable, at an affordable price. In addition, Toyotomi direct vent heating systems are ideal for garages, basements, summer homes, hunting cabins, and are certified for installation in mobile homes and manufactured housing. These units operate on K-1 Kerosene, No. 1 Low Sulfur Fuel Oil, or Ultra Low Sulfur Heating Oil /Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel.


    • 15000 Btu • Oil • Kerosone • Diesel • Direct Vent

    • 22000 Btu • Oil - Kerosone - Diesel • Direct Vent

    • 30000 Btu • Oil - Kerosone - Diesel • Direct Vent • Color Antique Black

    • 40000 Btu • Oil - Kerosone - Diesel • Direct Vent • White Cover

    ToyoStove Laser Direct Vent Kerosene Heater - LASER 73-AT

    • 40000 Btu • Oil - Kerosone - Diesel • Direct Vent • Color Antique Black

    Please call for further information at 866-432-8123 ask for sales.

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Farho Electric Radiators - Oil Filled

    FARHO revolutionary electric radiators consumes up to 50 percent less electricity than traditional heaters. This has placed FARHO as an industry pioneer in the production of low-consumption electrical radiators. Farho Heaters are manufactured in an injected aluminum frame with a white epoxy finish. Products are weatherproof and non-corrosive, and do not require maintenance.
    FARHO electric radiators use FARHOIL that is a high-temperature, thermal fluid with a resistance ranging from -40 Degrees F to 626 Degrees F. Its high heat conducting capacity and low-vapor pressure has been specially developed to obtain maximum performance. It requires no maintenance, and its properties remain unchanged over time. The Metal-clad heating element made of AISI-304 stainless steel tube provides low-energy consumption and maximum heat efficiency and are wall mounted.
    FARHO radiators represent the results of years of research in the field of heating, to the extent that they combine the advantages of all current heating systems.

    Farho Electric Radiator - Elegance TDE - 3 Sections - 110 Volt - I Frame - TDE-3-110V-IFarho Electric Radiator WI-FI Remote Control System - NEXHO NT Picture
     
     
    Elegance   TDE                                                          NEXHO-NT  

    FARHO products are patented and manufactured under a quality standard. Our revolutionary system consumes up to 50 percent less electricity than traditional heaters. This has placed FARHO as an industry pioneer in the production of low-consumption electrical radiators.

    Our heaters are manufactured in an injected aluminum frame with a white epoxy finish. Products are weatherproof and non-corrosive, and do not require maintenance.

    NEXHO_NT Remote control and wireless features
    Fitted with radio frequency control without any need for either wires or building work. You can simply manage your heating system from any part of your house or property without having to move around it. Change your programs, temperatures, etc. from the comfort of your sofa. Thanks to the Internet Module NEXHO NT, you can even manage the radiators from anywhere through the Internet.
     
       

    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    New Department of Energy Standards for Hot Water Heaters

    Manufacturers have been required to comply with the Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards for residential water heaters since 1990. Residential water heaters are products that utilize oil, gas, or electricity to heat potable water for use upon demand for activities such as washing dishes or clothes, or bathing. Residential water heaters include storage type units that store heated water in an insulated tank and instantaneous type units that heat water on demand.

    The standard mandatory in 1990 will save approximately 3.2 quads of energy and result in approximately $34.8 billion in energy bill savings for products shipped from 1990-2019. The standard will avoid about 180 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of about 35.3 million automobiles.

    The standard mandatory in 2004 will save approximately 6 quads of energy and result in approximately $70.6 billion in energy bill savings for products shipped from 2004-2033. The standard will avoid about 316.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of about 62.1 million automobiles.

    Standards mandatory in 2015 will save approximately 3.3 quads of energy and result in approximately $63 billion in energy bill savings for products shipped from 2015-2044. The standard will avoid about 172.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of about 33.8 million automobiles.



    Table I.2—Amended Federal Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Water Heaters Established by April 2010 Final Rule

    Product class

    Energy factor as of April 16, 2015

    Gas-Fired Storage Water Heater

    For tanks with a Rated Storage Volume at or below 55 gallons: EF = 0.675 − (0.0015 × Rated Storage Volume in gallons).

     

    For tanks with a Rated Storage Volume above 55 gallons: EF = 0.8012 − (0.00078 × Rated Storage Volume in gallons).

    Oil-Fired Storage Water Heater

    EF = 0.68 − (0.0019 × Rated Storage Volume in gallons).

    Electric Storage Water Heater

    For tanks with a Rated Storage Volume at or below 55 gallons: EF = 0.960 − (0.0003 × Rated Storage Volume in gallons).

     

    For tanks with a Rated Storage Volume above 55 gallons: EF = 2.057 − (0.00113 × Rated Storage Volume in gallons).

    Tabletop Water Heater

    EF = 0.93 − (0.00132 × Rated Storage Volume in gallons).

    Gas-Fired Instantaneous Water Heater

    EF = 0.82 − (0.0019 × Rated Storage Volume in gallons).

    Instantaneous Electric Water Heater

    EF = 0.93 − (0.00132 × Rated Storage Volume in gallons).

     What does all this mean...

    If your current water heater is in a small utility closet or crawl space, you may need to find a new home for an updated model that requires more insulation and equipment.
    “It’s going to be bigger. It’s going to be taller. It’s going to take up more room. A lot of water heaters are installed in a very tight quarters. So, all of these things could be a major impact if you are replacing a water heater after April in 2015”.
    “So, if you go and buy a new water heater today, you might save a little bit more on the upfront costs and you’re again, going to get some energy efficiency out of it. But, come April there are going to be new models out and they’re probably going to be a little more costly but again, more energy efficient”.

    If your current water heater is in a small utility closet or crawl space, you may need to find a new home for an updated model that requires more insulation and equipment.
    “It’s going to be bigger. It’s going to be taller. It’s going to take up more room. A lot of water heaters are installed in a very tight quarters. So, all of these things could be a major impact if you are replacing a water heater after April in 2015".
    “So, if you go and buy a new water heater today, you might save a little bit more on the upfront costs and you’re again, going to get some energy efficiency out of it. But, come April there are going to be new models out and they’re probably going to be a little more costly but again, more energy efficient".
     
    It would be beneficial to consider buying an energy efficient on demand water heater. They are already smaller, provides endless hot water, and cost effective. Houseneeds sells electric, oil, propane and natural gas units to meet your needs. The gas units can be either condensing or non-condensing. Click on the link below to view selections...