Indirect Water Heaters combine efficiency with long life

Triangle Tube's Smart Indirect Water Heaters feature a unique tank-in-tank design that not only improves the recovery rate but also ensures that the water heater performs at higher levels of efficiency as the years add up.  The tank-in-tank design surrounds the domestic water with high temperature boiler water, maximizing the surface area that is available to transfer heat the to domestic water.  Other indirect water heaters pass hot boiler water through a coil in the tank, which limits the surface area.Smart Indirect Water Heater

This coil also is a hot spot in the tank, which encourages scale to form.  Over time, the scale collects on the coil, insulating the coil, limiting the heat transfer and increasing the time required to heat the domestic water.  This scale can collect and eventually cause the coil to fail.

The tank-in-tank design eliminates the hot spots since the entire tank is heated at the same rate.  Any scale that may form is freed from the walls of the tank during the normal heating process of the hot water, ensuring that the heat transfer rate stays at the same high level over time.

Contact your local factory trained representative today for more information.


Multiple heating zones call for Condensing Boilers !

When was the last time you thought about the size of the boiler in your house?  If you want to enjoy low heating bills then boiler size matters.  In most cases a boiler will be oversized because the installer does not want homeowners requesting a new system if the house cannot stay warm.  While no one wants to have a cold house all winter, in many cases installers overcompensate and install a boiler 20 to 50% larger than required.

While this prevents a cold house on the coldest days of the year, it also reduces potential efficiency gains.  In most of the year, the full capacity of the boiler is not required, and with low heating loads a boiler will need to cycle on and off to meet the needs.  Modulating boilers reduce this cycling as they can run at a low firing rate.  Traditional boilers operate simply on or off at the highest firing rate.
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Houses with multiple zones compound the boiler sizing issues.  In a home with multiple zones, a single zone may require heat, which is a fraction of the full heating load.  A condensing boiler works better than conventional boilers due to its ability to modulate, or adjust its firing rate from full fire to a rate that is only 1/3rd of its full firing rate.  Therefore, when a single zone in a home requires heat, the boiler is able to handle that requirement at firing rate that is better suited for the job.

Triangle Tube's Prestige and Challenger Condensing boilers are designed  to meet the needs of homes with single or multiple zones.  When combined with a Smart Indirect Water Heater they make an energy efficient solution to most hydronic heating needs.


Combination Boiler variety provides many paths to energy savings

One of the recent innovations in hydronic heating has been the development of compact and efficient combination boilers.  Condensing boilers offer efficiency improvements over traditional boilers, with many condensing boilers offering AFUE efficiency scores of 93% or more.  These boilers provide significant fuel savings and operate on natural gas or propane.

One of the benefits of hydronic heating systems (heating systems with boilers), is the ability for the boiler to provide domestic water heating as well.  Triangle Tube helped establish this capability in North America with the introduction of the Smart Indirect Water Heater in the 1980's.  The Smart product line's unique tank-in-taPrestige Excellencenk design continues to provide the longest lasting, most efficient domestic water heating today.

Combination boilers provide both space heating and domestic water heating in one unit.  Triangle Tube's two combination boiler lines, the Prestige Excellence and the Challenger Combination boilers offer unique advantages for homeowners. 

The Prestige Excellence Boiler combines a tank-in-tank indirect water heater with the 110 MBH Prestige Condensing Boiler and works at 93% AFUE.  The tank-in-tank water heater is unique because it maintains 14 gallons of hot water to provide immediate hot water response. 

The Challenger Combination Boiler features a unique dual purpose heat exchanger that heats both the heating system water and domestic hot water through separate channels.  This simplified design improves efficiency and reliability by eliminating the separate heat exchanger and three-way valve that most combination boilers use.

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Save space, energy, and money with a Combination Boiler!

Imagine one appliance that can produce both hydronic heat and hot water.  This combination provides many benefits.  By combining the functions the heating and hot water systems are more compact, more efficient, and easier to install.  Combination boilers do all this and more.

The Challenger Combination Boilers are the  most compact and lightweight combination boilers in North America.  The unique Dual-Purpose heat exchanger features two copper waterways, one for hydronic heating, and one for domestic hot water.  Heating both systems in a single heat exchanger simplifies the design and saves space.  The heat exchanger is a condensing design, resulting in high efficiency with an AFUE of up to 93%.

The unique Challenger heat exchanger contains fewer parts, reducing maintenance costs and keeping the function as simple as possible.  This simplicity helps ensure the longevity of the Challenger, ensuring the energy savings you see today last well into the future.

Challenger Combination Boilers are easy to install, reducing labor costs.  The lightweight design is able to be installed by a single person on most framed, cinder block, or concrete walls.  Contact a Triangle Tube Contractor for more information.  Triangle Tube is the leading designer, manufacturer, and provider of high efficiency residential boilers in North America.


What is the best time to replace your boiler and hot water heater?

Installing a new boiler and / or water heater is a big decision that many homeowners face at least once.  It is important to select the right system, and have it installed at the time that is most convenient for you.  In addition, by timing your installation correctly you can ensure that you can have the system installed at the best possible cost.  

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The early fall is one of the best times for a new boiler installation.  Most installers are less busy at this time because there is a lull between the air conditioning and heating seasons.  If you wait until late November or December many installers will be very busy and it will be more difficult to find a time that works for you.  In addition,  the system should be installed when heat is not required. Obviously during installation the heat will be off for a period of time.  


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Select a contractor that has the products and service that you require and fits your budget.  You may want to contact 2 or 3 contractors to get their opinions on the best system for you.  Click here to find Triangle Tube factory trained contractors in your area.  

To reduce your energy bills now and minimize the impact of future fuel price volatility, select high efficiency products like Triangle Tube's Condensing Boilers and Smart Indirect Water Heaters.  For smaller spaces a Combination Boiler may be the best product for you.  Combination boilers produce both heat and hot water from the same appliance.



Combination Boilers meet every hot water need

Challenger Combination BoilerCombination boilers are growing in popularity as a compact, cost efficient, and energy source for heat and hot water.  Combination boilers provide the efficiencies of a condensing boiler and a tankless water heater in one appliance.  This combination is more cost effective than separate boilers and water heaters and much more space efficient.

Most combination boilers follow a similar design where hot water heating is simply accomplished with a dedicated hot water heat exchanger built into the boiler cabinet.  Triangle Tube’s Challenger Combination Boiler and Prestige Excellence models have innovative designs that differentiate them from their competition making them more efficient with a better hot water response.

The Challenger Combination Boiler features a unique two-in-one heat exchanger that provides both space heat and hot water.  Prestige Excellence Combination BoilerThis innovative design makes the Challenger more compact and easier to install.  Because the hot water is heated in the primary heat exchanger, there are fewer components, making it more reliable but more importantly it is much more efficient.  With cold supply water flowing into the heat exchanger, the Challenger operates fully in the condensing mode, extracting the most heat possible from the natural gas or propane fuel.

The Prestige Excellence Combination Boiler combines Triangle Tube’s high efficiency stainless steel fire-tube heat exchanger  with  Triangle Tube’s tank-in-tank water heater.  The unique tank-in-tank design stores 14 gallons of hot water and can provide 3 gpm of hot water on an ongoing basis.  The stored supply provides the hot water response of a traditional water heater. 

Contact Triangle Tube or a factory trained installer today for more information.


High Efficiency Boilers: How modulation improves efficiency

During the dead of winter many boilers work overtime.  The cold weather requires boilers to operate at full  throttle to keep up with the heat lost from the house.  During the spring and fall the heat loss decreases dramatically, reducing the load on the boiler. 

Traditional boilers are not capable at running at lower outputs so they turn on and off more frequently.  Keystone Condensing Modulating High Efficiency BoilerWhile this uses less fuel than running continuously at high output, it is less efficient in terms of heat per unit of natural gas, propane, or oil.

High efficiency boilers are able to throttle back their output.  This is known as modulation.  Modulating boilers determine the amount of heat required (by using outdoor reset) and adjust their firing rate as low as possible to meet the heating needs.  Boilers are more efficient when they operate at lower temperatures.  Operating at lower temperatures also reduces the cycling of the boiler which further improves the efficiency.  

Triangle Tube designs and manufactures only high efficiency modulating condensing boilers.  Their broad line meets nearly any home size and even includes combination boilers that provide both space heating and hot water.  For more information on Triangle Tube’s Prestige, Challenger, and Keystone boilers contact your Triangle Tube factory trained representative today.


Combination Boilers efficiently produce both heat and hot water

Triangle Tube brings energy efficiency and simplicity together with their line of combination boilers.  Combination boilers provide both heat and hot water from a single appliance.  This simplifies life by eliminating duplicate heat sources and frees up space that would be taken by a separate water heater.  In addition, the investment in an energy efficient boiler will pay off when heating hot water too.  

Triangle Tube offers two high efficiency combination boiler models.

Challenger Solo BoilerChallenger Combi Combination Boiler - The Challenger Combi Condensing Boiler is designed to provide maximum performance and efficiency in a minimum footprint.  The   The Challenger's compact size and quiet operation makes it perfect for installations in closets or in spaces near the living space.  The unique dual function heat exchangercopper water-tube and aluminum heat exchanger provides efficiency and rugged reliability.  In addition, the aluminum design makes the Challenger light enough for single-person installation if needed.

The Challenger Solo features a reliable boiler control and an easy-to-install piping bracket.  The compact Challenger Solo doesn't skimp on performance, though, with 4 models from 85 MBH to 150 MBH, which will be enough for most 4 bedroom homes.  Efficiency is not compromised either, with up to AFUE ratings of up to 93.5%.


Prestige Condensing BoilerPrestige Excellence Combination Boiler - The Prestige Excellence Combination Boiler combines the efficiency of the Prestige Solo Condensing Boiler and the performance of the Smart Indirect Water Heater in one unit.  The Prestige Excellence features a revolutionary stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger for performance, efficiency (AFUE 95%), and reliability in both heating and hot water mode.  For more information on the this heat exchanger click here.   

The Prestige Excellence is a unique combination boiler.  Unlike most models, which do not maintain a stored volume of water, the Prestige Excellence maintains 14 gallons of water for immediate use.  The tank-in-tank water heater within the unit heats water so quickly and efficiently that it can handle most showers with an "unending" supply of hot water.




Outdoor reset: Why your high efficiency boiler needs it.

Outdoor reset is a simple concept that maximizes the efficiency of your hydronic heating system.  Outdoor reset is a key part of all high efficiency boilers.  Today's condensing, modulating boilers use outdoor reset to produce heat at the level needed due to outdoor conditions.

High efficiency natural gas and propane boilers can modulate their heat level to meet the heating needs of the Triangle Tube Challenger Combi Boilerhome.  When it is colder outside, a high efficiency boiler sends water to the radiators at higher temperatures than when it is warmer outside.  This higher temperature water provides more heat to the house to offset the additional heat lost to the outdoors.  

As the temperature rises the boiler sends water to the house at lower temperatures and then lower temperature water returns to the boiler.  When the temperature of the returning water is below 130 F the boiler is able to condense.  This condensing greatly increases the efficiency of the boiler.  

Installing outdoor reset is rather simple.  An outdoor sensor must be installed in a proper location and then wired to the boiler.  Many modern boilers such as Triangle Tube's Prestige Condensing Boiler with TriMax Control recognize that the sensor is connected.

Triangle Tube specializes in high efficiency boilers, such as the Prestige models and the Challenger Solo and Challenger Combination Boilers.  For more information, contact your local factory trained contractor.


Condensing Boilers: Why are they more energy efficient? (part 1)

Boilers have been used to heat homes for many decades in what are known as hydronic heating systems.  In the early days, steam was used to transfer heat from the boiler to the home.  As designs improved water boilers became the norm, providing a more reliable medium to bring the heat to the home.  In the last two decades, condensing boilers have emerged as a more efficient way to transfer heat to the water in the system.

Traditional boilers have heat exchangers made from cast iron.  Cast iron is an inexpensive material and can last many Presitge Condensing Boilerdecades in the right conditions.  One of the keys to ensuring the long life of a cast iron boiler is to avoid condensation in the heat exchanger.  Condensation will cause cast iron heat exchangers to rust and deteriorate rather quickly.   This rust will cause the heat exchanger to leak, requiring a boiler replacement.

It is relatively easy to avoid condensation in the heat exchanger.  Heating experts simply design the system to return water to the boiler at a temperature greater than 140F.  At this temperature, the heat exchanger will not get cold enough to form condensation.  

Triangle Tube is committed to energy efficiency and only produces high efficiency, condensing boilers.  All Triangle Tube condensing and combination boilers feature corrosion resistant stainless steel or aluminum heat exchangers and have AFUE's over 90%.  In fact most Prestige models are rated at 95% AFUE.

For more information on Triangle Tube's boilers contact a factory trained contractor today.


Wall-Hung Condensing Boilers Fit in Tight Spaces !

One of the advantages of high efficiency condensing boilers is that they have a very small footprint.  Actually most residential models don't really have a footprint at all.   Condensing boilers are designed to be wall mounted.  This provides homeowners and installers with several advantages.  

First and foremost is the floorspace that is freed up for better uses.  This typically frees 30 square feet or more.  Also, placing Challenger Combination Boilerthe boiler on the wall brings the boiler up to a height that is easier to work on.  Piping can be cleanly placed and supported. Finally placing the high efficiency boiler on a wall helps protect it in a flood.  This has helped countless homes through the years.

If you don't have a wall that is convenient for installation Triangle Tube has several floor stand options. Triangle Tube's high efficiency boilers are designed to use natural gas or propane.  Another advantage of wall mounting is that the exhaust vent can be conveniently placed through the wall.  Triangle Tube has many options to for proper venting.

Triangle Tube's combination boilers save even more space by combining the boiler and water heater into one appliance.  Combination boilers are among the most fuel efficient ways to provide hot water.

Triangle Tube's modulating, condensing boilers are designed to be efficient with fuel and space.  Contact Triangle Tube or your factory trained contractor for more information.



High Efficiency Boilers - How Modulation works.

There have been significant gains in the energy efficiency of hydronic heating systems in the last decade.  Many of these gains have been made possible by the use of microprocessors to better control the boiler's function.  Modulation is one of the functions that modern boiler controls have made possible that is driving energy efficiency gains.

Modulation is the term used to describe the ability of a boiler to fire at varying rates.  If you think of a gas stove, modulation is your ability to control the burner's heat output - anywhere from "warm" to "full boil". 

Traditional boilers do not have the ability to modulate.  They are either at "full boil" or they are off.  Now, think how efficient it would be to cook your dinner with this type of control.  You would be constantly turning the stove on and off, trying to maintain the right temperature.  If you consider that boilers are inefficient during the start-up periods and are actually least efficient at "full boil" otherwise known as "high-fire", you will quickly realize that this is not the best way to run a boiler.

Modern controls such as those in Prestige boilers, use a variety of sensors to monitor the boiler system and adjust (modulate) the output of the boiler to meet the heating needs of the home.  This modulation allows the boiler to run longer (fewer on and off cycles) at lower fire rates (for improved efficiency) while still maintaining the desired temperature in the Prestige Excellencehome.  Modulation is effective in residential radiant heating applications.   This is especially true in modern radiant floor heating, where the system temperatures are lower. 

Triangle Tube's Prestige Solo boilers utilize modern features such as modulation, outdoor reset, low NOx burners, and a unique stainless steel heat exchanger to deliver outstanding efficiency with an AFUE rating of 95%.  The Prestige Excellence combination boiler provides both heat and up to 180 gallons per hour of hot water from within the boiler, eliminating the need for a seperate domestic hot water tank.  All Prestige Models are available for natural gas and propane.

Smart Water HeaterIf a seperate hot water heater is desired, Triangle Tube's Smart Indirect Water Heaters are the perfect companion to the Prestige Solo.  With a unique stainless steel tank-in-tank design, the Smart indirect water heaters heat water quickly, with standby heat loss costs as little as $0.05 per day.  With a limited LIFETIME residential warranty, the Smart indirect water heaters are a sound investment.


Switching from oil to natural gas? A condensing boiler will accelerate the ROI !

Until recently, most homes in the northeastern US were heated with oil-fired boilers and furnaces.  As natural gas became more readily available, many homeowners switched their existing boilers to natural gas.  Natural gas heat, and even propane, have many advantages over oil heat.  

Natural gas is a much cleaner burning fuel, which reduces harmful NOx emissions.  This leads to a greener environment, even before the efficiency gains.  Natural gas is also much less expensive than heating oil, and has been for the last few years.  And finally, natural gas boilers do not require as much maintenance as an oil boiler.  This fact saves you in annual service calls each year.

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Now is the perfect time to make the conversion from oil to natural gas heating.  To accelerate the return on this investment, consider replacing your existing boiler with a high efficiency, condensing and modulating boiler.  Triangle Tube offers models to fit every home size and need.

For homes with a single bath, or where one bath would be used at a time, a combination boiler is a perfect fit.  The combination boiler eliminates the need for a separate water heater, as the hot water is heated within the boiler itself.

For homes with two or more baths, high efficiency condensing boilers like the Prestige or Challenger Solo boilers, are available in sizes from 60 to 399 MBH.  These boilers can be combined with Smart Indirect Water Heaters to meet your heat and hot water needs effectively.

Contact Triangle Tube or your local Triangle Tube installer today for more information. 



Condensing Boilers & Indirect Water Heaters

Triangle Tube has a history of over 60 years producing stainless steel indirect water heaters and condensing boilers.  Triangle Tube draws on this expertise to build energy efficiency and durability into every product.  Today's Triangle Tube product line includes:

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Condensing Boilers - Energy efficiency begins at the boiler.  This is why Triangle Tube makes only condensing, modulating, high efficiency boilers.  Every boiler we build is Energy Star listed, with an AFUE of over 90%.  Triangle Tube boilers operate on either natural gas or propane and are available in sizes to fit single bedroom homes up to multi-unit apartment buildings.  Click here to learn more about Triangle Tube's complete line of Condensing Boilers.


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Combination Boilers - Combination boilers are the ultimate multi-tasker.  They product both heat and hot water in a single unit, simplifying your life, and saving space and installation costs.  Triangle Tube's combination boilers offer two unique products.  The Challenger model features a unique two-in-one heat exchanger for simplicity and ultra-high efficiency in hot water production.  The Prestige Excellence model is also unique.  Unlike all other combination boilers, the Prestige Excellence features an integrated indirect water heater, to provide traditional water heater response with the size and energy savings of a combination boiler.  More information on Triangle Tube's combination boilers is available here.


Smart Indirect Water Heater

Indirect Water Heaters and Pool Heaters - Indirect Water Heaters provide simplicity and efficiency. Triangle Tube's Smart series of Indirect Water Heaters utilize the boiler as the heat source.  This eliminates the need to maintain and vent the heating source on the water heater, simplifying the installation and saving on maintenance costs.  Triangle Tube's Smart series models feature a unique stainless steel tank-in-tank design that is so durable it comes with a lifetime warranty.  Triangle Tube's Maxi-flo models also use the boiler as the heat source, but they are designed to heat pools or spas.  Click here for more information on Smart and Maxi-flo models.


Combination boilers from Triangle Tube

Triangle Tube is the industry leader in high efficiency boilers and indirect water heaters.  Triangle Tube introduced both the stainless steel fire-tube boiler heat exchanger and the stainless steel tank-in-tank indirect water heater to North America, so it is no wonder that they created one of the first combination boilers when they combined these two technologies into one highly efficient appliance, the Prestige Excellence.  Triangle Tube revolutionized the industry again in 2011 when they introduced the unique two-in-one heat exchanger in the Challenger Combination Boiler.  Both the Prestige and Challenger models operate on both natural gas and propane.

When you are looking for energy efficient radiant hydronic heating and water heating in one compact appliance, Triangle Tube has the answer for you.  Actually you can take your pick of two answers with the Prestige Excellence and Challenger Combination Boiler.

Prestige ExcellencePrestige Excellence - The Prestige Excellence features the most advanced, easy-to-use, and reliable technology available today, to deliver high performance space and water heating in one package.  In fact, the Prestige offers you something no other combination boiler can - the experience of a tanked water heater.  The Prestige Excellence is a combination boiler that can deliver ultra-high efficient space heating with an AFUE of 95%.  In addition, the Prestige Excellence features a 14 gallon indirect water heater.  This compact, high performance water heater delivers 3 gallons per minute of hot water, enough for a normal shower, without the cold-water-sandwich effect that most on-demand water heaters suffer with.

The Prestige Excellence has a 110 MBH heat exchanger which will meet the needs of most 3 and 4 bedroom homes.  The Prestige Excellence also features the unique, easy-to-use Trimax control.  For more information on the Trimax control, click here.  

Click here for more information on the Prestige Excellence.


Challenger Combination BoilerChallenger Combination Boiler - The Challenger Combination Boiler is a testament to the adage that true genius lies in simplicity. The Challenger's unique two-in-one heat exchanger features dual copper waterways in an aluminum heat exchanger.  The space heating water travels in one waterway while the domestic water travels in a second.  These dual waterways in one heat exchanger simplifies the design, eliminating many components for greater reliability.  In addition when the domestic water is heated in the primary heat exchanger, the Challenger works at an efficiency that most other combination boilers cannot match.

The Challenger Combination Boiler is available in three inputs of 85, 105, or 125 MBH.  These models allow you to match the Challenger to your specific needs.  The Challenger Combination Boilers are highly efficient with AFUE's up to 93.5%.

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Hot Water Response and Efficiency combine with Heating Efficiency

Prestige ExcellenceWith rising energy costs, many homeowners are looking for ways to increase their energy efficiency and minimize their energy bills.  Hot water heating consumes nearly 20% of the average home utility bill, so it is a good place to look for energy savings.  Traditional gas fired water heaters are very inefficient.  They contain an uninsulated flue in the the center of the heater, that loses heat to the outside 24/7.  In addition, as the heater gets older, it fills with scale, further reducing the efficiency and hot water capacity.

Tankless water heaters have become popular, however they lack the instant response of traditional water heaters.  There is a solution in the Prestige Excellence Combination Boiler from Triangle Tube.  The Prestige Excellence contains a 14 gallon indirect water heater within the boiler unit.  This water heater does not contain a flue and instead is wrapped completely in insulation.  The 14 gallons of stored water provides the immediate response that people desire.   This stored capacity also provides a positive response for smaller demands like low kitchen sink usage.  

The water heater is so efficient that it can more than keep up with typical shower needs.  In addition, the Prestige Excellence Combination Boiler provides 110 MBH of space heating capacity, perfect for most 3 and 4 bedroom homes.  The Prestige Excellence features the Prestige fire-tube heat exchanger with an AFUE of 95%, ranking it in the top of the list for energy efficiency.  And the fire-tube design is self-cleaning, minimizing the need for routine service.

To learn more about different types of water heaters click here.  Contact a local factory trained contractor for more information on the Prestige Excellence. 


Combination Boilers provide Year-round Efficiency

During the summer months, some traditional boilers take a long rest waiting for the cold fall days.  Combination boilers don't get a summer vacation.  Combination boilers provide both heat and hot water so they work year round.  This allows the homeowners to take advantage of their Challenger Combination Boilerefficiency over the summer months, which maximizes their energy savings.  

The Triangle Tube Challenger combination boilers operate most efficiently when they are heating domestic hot water.  The low temperature of the water entering the Challenger heat exchanger maximizes its condensing efficiency,   This is what differentiates the Challenger from other combination boilers.  The Challenger heats the hot water in the primary heat exchanger, which means that the supply water enters the primary heat exchanger, maximizing condensation.  Other combination boilers use a secondary heat exchanger, which does not allow the primary heat exchanger to see the low water temperature.

The Challenger Combination Boiler is energy efficient when heating your home also.  With an AFUE of 93%, the Challenger keeps heating costs at a minimum.  The rugged copper water channels resist wear and corrosion while the aluminum block transfers heat quickly and efficiently.  The Challenger Combination Boilers work with propane or natural gas and are available in sizes from 85 MBH to 125 MBH to fit most homes. 

Contact Triangle Tube or your local factory-trained contractor for more information.


Combination Boilers provide Energy Efficient Hot Water Year-Round

It is now possible to have efficient and comfortable heating and highly efficient hot water production in a single appliance.  Combination boilers such as Triangle Tube's ChallengerChallenger Combination Boiler series simplify your utility room by combining your hot water heater and boiler into one unit.  The savings in space are joined by energy savings, with the Challenger providing hot water with extremely high efficiency.  

The Efficiency Factor, a common method of measuring water heater efficiency, of the Challenger Combination Boilers is 0.85 or higher.  This is 40% more efficient than many traditional gas or oil fired water heaters which have Energy Factors of 0.60 or less.  The Challenger Combination Boiler's feature a unique dual function heat exchanger which provides both space heating and domestic hot water heating from a single heat exchanger.  This allows the Challenger to produce hot water with condensing efficiency, which increases efficiency by up to 10%.

The Challenger Combination Boilers are available in two sizes with heating input of 105MBH and 125MBH and hydronic heating efficiencies of over 93% AFUE.  The Challenger models are designed for propane or natural gas.  For more information please view literature here and contact your local factory trained contractor.



Combine a High Efficiency Boiler with an Indirect Water Heater for maximum efficiency

When looking for ways to reduce heating costs a high efficiency boiler is an obvious place to start.  Advances in heat exchanger design and burner control technology allows high Prestige Modulating Boilerefficiency boilers to use up to 30% less fuel than their traditional counterparts.  Triangle Tube specializes in high efficiency boilers and produces three models.  Challenger models feature a unique copper water tube design in an aluminum heat exchanger.  Keystone models feature a stainless steel water tube design for larger residences and light commercial applications.  Prestige models feature a stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger with the unique TriMax control.  All Triangle Tube boilers are designed to run on either Natural Gas or Propane.  They feature efficiencies of between 90% and 95% AFUE.  

Smart Indirect Water HeatersWhen looking for maximum efficiency, there is no need to stop with the boiler.  It is important to look at all of the parts of the system.  For example installing radiant floor heating instead of traditional radiators can deliver both energy savings and a more comfortable home.  Significant energy savings can also be achieved by installing an indirect water heater.  Water heating accounts for 14% of the typical home's energy use so savings in water heating can add up quickly.  Triangle Tube's Smart Indirect Water Heaters feature a unique stainless steel tank-in-tank design that provides maximum efficiency throughout it's long life.  And the Smart Indirect Water Heaters are designed to have a long life, backed by their lifetime replacement warranty.  The energy savings combined with the lifetime guarantee make the Smart Indirect Water Heaters a Smart Choice ! 


Sleep in longer with an Indirect Water Heater !

Do you dread being the last one in the shower in the morning?  If the fear of running out of hot water has you getting up extra early - you should consider upgrading to a Triangle Smart Water HeaterTube Smart Indirect Water Heater.  The unique tank-in-tank design of the Smart Indirect Water Heater features a large heat transfer surface that maximizes the heat transfer rate and minimizes the recovery time for your water heater.

 Smart Indirect Water Heater produces nearly twice the amount of hot water of similarly sized traditional gas water heaters.   When compared to electric water heaters the recovery rate is nearly 4 times faster!  Smart Indirect Water Heaters are available in 7 sizes for installations from one bath condos and apartments to commercial apartments.  In addition, improved insulation of the Smart Indirect Water Heater reduces standby heat loss making them more cost effective than traditional water heaters.  And by combining the Smart with a high efficiency boiler like Triangle Tube's Prestige or Challenger models, you are able to fully utilize the condensing efficiency of these boilers for further energy savings.

To learn more about Smart Indirect Water Heaters, read more blog posts here,  visit our website or contact a Triangle Tube Contractor today.