High efficiency boilers help control fuel costs

The polar vortex made the winter of 2014 one of the coldest ever.  Most homeowners were left with higher Triangle Tube Prestige Condensing Boilerheating bills both due to increased energy usage and higher fuel costs.  The high usage of natural gas led to a significant decrease in the natural gas inventories and nearly doubled the fuel price.  Heating oil and propane also increased in price.

While you cannot control the cost of the fuel, you can control the amount of fuel that you use.  One of the best ways to do this is to install a high efficiency boiler.  High efficiency condensing boilers can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 40%.  An internal microprocessor controls the burner, modulating the fuel to the burner to optimize the amount of heat produced.  

Triangle Tube Prestige Condensing boilers feature the exclusive TriMax control.  This advanced control uses a graphical display to clearly display the boiler's operation.  The Prestige boilers have achieved an AFUE rating of 95%, among the most efficient possible.  With a stainless steel heat exchanger and a 10 year record of success, the Prestige Condensing Boilers lead the industry in reliability and performance.

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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.

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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.

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Condensing boilers melt snow at maximum efficiency

The polar vortex has been punishing much of the United States and Canada but many homeowners are fighting back with Triangle Tube Condensing Boilers.  Condensing boilers efficiently heat homes and hot water throughout winter and Keystone Condensing Boilerthe shoulder months.  But when snow falls some homeowners get the added convenience of a clean driveway and walkway with a snowmelt system powered by their condensing boiler.

In snowmelt systems heated boiler water (usually a glycoll mixture) is circulated through tubing under the driveway or walkway, raising the surface temperature to melt the snow as it lands.  These systems are not only convenient but they provide added safety especially on slopes and steps.

Condensing boilers are the perfect choice for snowmelt applications.  The snowmelt loop operates at low temperatures which allows the boiler to operate at maximum efficiency.  In snowmelt applications a condensing boiler can operate at up to 98% efficiency.

Triangle Tube's Prestige, Keystone, and Challenger high efficiency modulating condensing boilers operate on natural gas or propane can all be used in snowmelt applications.  With the broadest selection of condensing boilers, you are certain to find one sized to meet your needs.

For more information, contact Triangle Tube or a factory trained contractor today.

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Oil to Natural Gas Conversions pay immediate dividends !

This winter has been especially cold - giving nearly everyone higher heating bills than ever.  One group of people that could be seeing lower bills this year are natural gas converts.  Homeowners have been switching from heating oil to natural gas over the past decade and this winter is generating more conversions than ever.  Not too many years ago, heating oil was the predominant heat source in the Northeastern US.  Many homes had oil-fired boilers to fight off the winter cold.  That has changed in the last decade as homeowners switch to natural gas boilers.

The US has undergone a transformation in natural gas production, making it more plentiful, reliable, and cost effective than ever.  Boilers have also changed, with natural gas and propane high efficiency condensing boilers becoming a money saving "green" choice for homeowners making the switch from heating oil to natural gas.  For more information on how condensing boilers operate more efficiently, click here.

The conversion from heating oil to natural gas is paying large dividends this winter.  Many homeowners are seeing heating bills 50% or more lower by replacing their old, inefficient oil boiler with a modern high efficiency natural gas model.  Massachusetts homeowner Bruce Balder is more than happy with his selection of a Triangle Tube Prestige Condensing Boiler for his natural gas conversion.  Bruce reports heating bills that are 90% lower than his neighbors.  If you are considering replacing your boiler, contact your local factory-trained contractor for more information.

Click on the image below to see a video showing Bruce Balder's personal account of his natural gas conversion.

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Indirect Water Heaters: The perfect partner to your new boiler

After this winter, many homeowners will consider replacing their boiler.  The boiler that has served them well for decades has worked overtime this year.  Maybe it is time to replace it with a new, more efficient model. The energy savings and confidence in its performance will make it a wise investment.  

There are many things to consider when designing the replacement system.  Should the boiler be high Smart Indirect Water Heaterefficiency or cast iron?  Should the fuel be natural gas, propane, or oil?  How large should the boiler be?  One important consideration is; How should we heat our hot water?   

One of the most efficient and long lasting solutions for hot water heating is an indirect water heater.  And one of the most efficient indirect water heaters is the Triangle Tube Smart Series.  Smart Indirect Water Heaters feature a unique tank-in-tank design that provides a rapid recovery rate that heats water twice as fast as traditional gas water heaters and four times as fast as electric models.  For more information on the indirect water heaters click here.

Maximize the return on your boiler investment with an indirect water heater.  If you already have a traditional water heater that relatively new, then simply as your installer to provide connections that will allow an indirect water heater to be easily installed when a water heater replacement is needed.  

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

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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.

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Indirect Water Heaters can replace traditional water heaters

Many homes have separate radiant (hydronic) heating systems and domestic hot water heaters.  There may have been a good reason for this in the past.  Prior to the wide availability of indirect water heaters, homeowners with radiant heat could either use a tankless coil system or they could use a traditional water heater.  Tankless coils heat domestic hot water by passing the water through a coil inside the boiler.  This has been a fairly standard water heating solution which eliminates the need to have a separate water heater.  

Indirect Water HeaterIndirect water heaters were introduced nearly 25 years ago in North America.  They heat domestic hot water with the boiler system water, eliminating the need for a separate heat source.  As boilers have become smaller, tankless coils were not practical for modern boilers and indirect water heaters became more popular.

If your home has radiant heat, and you are looking for a replacement traditional gas, oil, or electric water heater, it may make sense to replace it with an indirect water heater like the Smart Series models from Triangle Tube.  The Smart Indirect Water Heaters use a unique tank-in-tank design that reduces standby heat loss to less than 1 degree F per hour.  The Smart Series stainless steel design is robust enough to last a lifetime.  In fact it is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.  

Smart Indirect Water Heaters are a green alternative to traditional or tankless water heaters.  They can be used with traditional or high efficiency boilers which operate on oil, natural gas, or propane.  In addition there are multi-energy models to work with solar water heater systems.

To see more information about Smart Indirect Water Heaters, check out these posts.  Contact your local factory trained contractor for an in-home analysis.

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Condensing Boilers: Why are they more energy efficient? (Part 2)

Traditional boilers are constructed with cast iron heat exchangers.  These boilers must operate at higher temperatures to prevent condensation from forming on the heat exchanger.  This condensation will cause the heat exchanger to rust and fail.  Condensation will form on the heat exchanger when the water returning to the boiler is less than 140F.  The lower the water temperature, the more condensation will form.

Challenger Condensing BoilerCondensing boilers are designed to accept low return water temperatures.  When a boiler operates at lower temperature cycles the boiler is more energy efficient.  In addition, when the boiler condenses the efficiency gains can be 10% or more.  For more information on what causes these gains, click here.

Triangle Tube's condensing, modulating boilers feature unique stainless steel or aluminum and copper heat exchangers.  The Prestige boilers (AFUE 95%) feature a stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger that is self cleaning to minimize maintenance costs.  In addition there is very little pressure drop through the boiler, resulting in lower pump operating costs. 

The Challenger Solo boilers have a unique aluminum and copper heat exchanger.  The water travels in copper tubes through an aluminum heat exchanger block  This assures rapid and efficient heat transfer with the long life of copper water tubes.  The Challenger Combi boilers feature two water tubes, one for boiler water and one for domestic water.  This allows the Challenger to condense in domestic mode, which many combi boilers do not do, achieving extremely high efficiencies.

Both boilers operate on natural gas and propane.  For more information contact your factory trained installer today.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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. 

 

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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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Condensing Boilers from Triangle Tube deliver efficiency and reliability

Triangle Tube's focus on energy efficiency means that every boiler that they offer is a high efficiency condensing boiler.  This focus builds expertise that leads to industry-leading innovations in efficiency and reliability.  Every boiler from Triangle Tube features:

  • A condensing heat exchanger for maximum efficiency and minimum fuel bills
  • An advanced modulating boiler control for ease of use and control
  • An outdoor sensor and outdoor reset control for maximum efficiency in the warmer "shoulder months"
  • Bracket and hardware for wall mounting, or optional boiler stands when a wall is not available

Triangle Tube offers two high efficiency boiler models.

Prestige Condensing BoilerPrestige Solo Condensing Boiler - The Prestige Solo Condensing Boiler has been the industry leading high efficiency boiler since its introduction nearly 10 years ago.  The Prestige features a revolutionary stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger.  This unique heat exchanger is a self cleaning design to minimize service costs.  The low pressure drop through the heat exchanger allows smaller pumps to be used, decreasing your electricity costs.  The Prestige is available in sizes from 60 MBH to 399 MBH for any size home.  The Prestige delivers fuel savings with ultra-high AFUE efficiency of 95%.

The Prestige was updated in 2012 to include the new Trimax boiler control.  The Trimax control gives you, the homeowner more control and information than ever before, and makes installation and service easier, minimizing your service costs.  For more information on the Trimax Boiler control, or the Prestige Trimax click here to view their videos

   Click here for more information on the Prestige Solo Condensing Boiler.

 

Challenger Solo BoilerChallenger Solo Condensing Boiler - The Challenger Solo Condensing Boiler is designed to provide maximum performance and efficiency in a minimum footprint.  The Challenger's compact size and quiet operation makes it perfect for installations in closets or in spaces near the living space.  The unique copper 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%.

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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.

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Heat your Salt Water Pool with a Titanium Pool Heater

Salt Water pools have overtaken traditional chlorinated pools over the past few years.  There is no doubt that salt water pools are here to stay.  If you are considering upgrading your traditional pool to salt water, or if you are installing a new salt water pool, this is the perfect time to think about adding or updating your pool heater as well.  

Maxi-flo pool heat exchangerIf you already have a pool heater, you will want to determine if the change to salt water will require a replacement.  While salt water pools have many benefits, the one area to review is your stainless steel fittings.  Stainless steel pool heaters are generally not compatible with salt water pools, and in most cases should be replaced with titanium models.  Titanium pool heaters have grown in popularity and availability as salt water pools have grown.  

Triangle Tube's Maxi-Flo pool heat exchangers are available in titanium in a wide range of sizes to meet your specific requirements.  The Maxi-Flo is one of the more cost efficient and reliable pool heating systems available.  The Maxi-Flo uses your home's boiler to heat the pool, simplifying the system greatly.  No special gas lines or burner maintenance is required.  The Maxi-Flo easily connects to your existing boiler system and pool piping.  Since there are no moving parts in the Maxi-Flo, there is nothing to wear out.  

If you don't have a boiler, it may be cost effective to install a boiler to work with the Maxi-Flo.  The Maxi-Flo maximizes the efficiency of condensing boilers.  The boiler runs at a lower temperature, with allows the high efficiency boilers to condense the moisture in the flue gas, adding up to 10% to the overall efficiency.  And high efficiency boilers are modulating, which means they can adjust their output to meet the demands of the pool heater.

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

  

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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.

 

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Open your pool earlier by heating it with your boiler

As the spring approaches pool owners thoughts turn towards a critical date.  It becomes one of the most important and anticipated dates on the calendar.  That date is the date of the Challenger Boilerpool opening.  This date is different for different owners.  In order to get the most value from their pool, many owners are installing pool heating systems.  Most of these systems are stand-alone units, dedicated solely to pool heating.  

Homeowners whose homes are heated with hydronic heating systems are able to use their boilers to also heat their pool.  This is often the most cost effective solution for installation Maxi-Flo Pool & Spa Heat Exchangercosts.  And when the hydronic heating system includes a high efficiency boiler, the heating costs are usually the most the lowest.  High efficiency boilers such as Triangle Tube's Challenger models are the optimum heat source for pool heating.  The low operating temperatures allow the boilers to operate at maximum condensing efficiency, often up to 98%.

Utilizing your boiler for pool heating also simplifies the overall heating system.  The boiler is linked to pool system using Triangle Tube's Maxi-Flo Pool and Spa Heat Exchanger.  The Maxi-Flo transfers the heat from the hydronic heating system to the pool water.  The water in the two systems is never mixed, as they are separated by stainless steel or titanium pipes.  Stainless steel can be used in traditional chlorinated pools, while titanium is used with salt water pools.

Contact a factory trained Triangle Tube Contractor for more information. 

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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 ! 

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