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.  

 

Combination Boiler

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.

 

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Condensing Boiler and Indirect Water Heater featured on Hometime

Triangle Tube's Prestige Condensing Boiler and Smart Indirect Water Heater were selected for Hometime's recent home remodel.  The Prestige was chosen for the project for its energy efficiency, reliable performance, and ease of installation.  The videos illustrate the energy efficient Prestige TriMax Boiler control, which can operate with two different temperatures.  This allows the boiler to operate at a lower temperature for radiant floor heating and a higher temperature for domestic water heating with the Smart Indirect Water Heater.  

Operating at the lower temperature for space heating allows the boiler to operate at peak efficiency while operating at higher temperature allows for rapid domestic water heating.  This is just one example of the energy efficient operation of Triangle Tube boilers and water Heaters.

 

 

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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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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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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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Indirect Water Heaters prevent hot spots to extend their life

You don't need to give up performance and comfort to reduce your hot water heating costs.  Indirect water heaters can provide the performance of traditional storage type water heaters with the energy efficiency of instantaneous models.  In addition to the savings on your utility bills every month, the replacement costs can be eliminated.  

Smart Series Water HeatersThe Smart Series Indirect Water Heaters feature a stainless steel inner tank for superior corrosion resistance.  But superior materials are only half of the story.  In addition to resisting corrosion, the Smart Indirect Water Heaters feature a unique tank-in-tank design that is self cleaning and eliminate hot spots within the tank.  The stainless steel inner tank is surrounded by boiler system water in the outer tank.  This hot boiler system water is able to transfer it's heat over the entire surface of the inner tank.  This prevents the formation of hot spots within the tank.

In traditional water heaters hot spots form at the bottom of the tank in gas fired models.  In electric models the heating elements are hot spots.  And in most other indirect water heaters, the heating coil within the tank is a hot spot.  Why are hot spots a failure method?  Hot spots encourage scale formation.  The suspended minerals in water are attracted to heat, and will gather on the hottest areas in the tank.  As this scale builds up, it acts as insulation on the heating element.  This makes the hot spot hotter, encouraging more scale formation, and then insulating the hot spot further.

Eventually this area becomes so hot, that the area fails.  Tanks will fail due to the stress caused by the extreme heat.  

Triangle Tube's Smart Series Indirect Water Heaters virtually eliminate this problem.  They are backed by a lifetime replacement warranty as prove of their durability.  There are 7 sizes to choose from from 30 gallons to 120 gallons  Contact Triangle Tube or your local Triangle Tube installer for more information.

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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%.

Click here for more information on the Challenger Combination Boiler.

 

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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.

 

Challenger Boiler

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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Indirect Water Heaters Minimize Standby Heat Losses

Energy conscious homeowners know that 15 to 20% of their energy bills go to heating hot water.  Much of this energy is consumed to simply maintain the water in the water heater at the desired temperature.  Traditional gas water heaters have a flue in the center of the tank that is uninsulated, and allows the heat from the water in the tank to easily transfer to the air in the flue, which then goes outside.

Many homeowners have installed instantaneous water heaters to eliminate this heat loss.  Instantaneous Smart Indirect Water Heaterwater heaters do not have a storage tank, so they have virtually no standby heat loss.  Of course, by eliminating the storage tank, the water heater does not have the same response as a traditional water heater.  There is a longer wait time for the hot water to arrive at the faucet, along with other issues at low flow rates and the so called "hot water sandwich" effect.  

A simpler solution is available to homeowners with hydronic radiant heating.  Indirect water heaters can nearly eliminate standby heat loss.  Indirect water heaters use the heat from the boiler system water to heat the domestic hot water.  This eliminates the need for a burner system for the water heater, simplifying the unit and allowing it to be well insulated.

The Smart Indirect Water Heater from Triangle Tube is completely encased in 2 inches of foam insulation. This minimizes the heat loss to 1/2 degree F per hour.  This heat loss is so low, that it costs only $0.05 per day to keep 40 gallons of hot water ready to use (with natural gas).  The Smart 40 model is the most popular model, and its unique design gives it the ability to heat water twice as fast as a traditional gas water heater.  With this performance, many homeowners find that a Smart 40 delivers hot water better the traditional 75 gallon water heater it replaced.      

To find out more about how the Smart Indirect Water Heater can minimize your utility bills, contact Triangle Tube or your local factory-trained contractor today.

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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. 

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Indirect Water Heaters Provide Lifetime Warranty

Triangle Tube's Smart Series Indirect Water Heaters feature a unique tank-in-tank design.  This unique, yet logical approach is the key to both efficient performance and long life.    

Smart Indirect Water HeaterThe Smart Indirect Water Heaters have a stainless steel inner tank that contains domestic hot water that can be used in showers, dishwashers, and other common household uses.     The outer tank contains boiler water that completely surrounds the inner tank.  As the domestic hot water is used it is replaced by cold water, which lowers the temperature.  Once the temperature decreases below the minimum setting, the boiler sends hot water to the outer tank to bring the temperature up to the setting.

Because the inner tank is completely surrounded by boiler water, there is no concentrated hot spot in the tank.  This not only heats water four times as fast as an electric water heater, but it extends the life of the water heater.  Water heaters fail due to sediment that forms on the hot spots.  Because the Smart Indirect Water Heaters have no hot spots, sediment does not form.  

Smart Indirect Water Heaters come with a limited lifetime warranty.  The stainless steel inner tank and the unique tank-in-tank design ensure that the water heater provides decades of hot water.  Smart Indirect Water Heaters are available in 7 sizes to fit virtually any application.  Contact your nearby factory trained Triangle Tube contractor for more information.

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Indirect water heater design virtually eliminates scale

The biggest enemy of your hot water heater is scale.  Scale is formed when the minerals that are suspended in the water collect of the hot interior surfaces of the water heater.  This scale gradually builds and can become several inches thick.  

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Scale builds on the hottest surfaces of the water heater, which accelerates the wear on the unit.  The scale acts as an insulator.  As the scale builds, the water heater must work harder to heat the water.  The heat does not transfer well through the scale, which increases the time required the heat the water - which can result in a cold shower !  Since the heat is prevented from transferring to the water, the heating surfaces get extremely hot, which leads to water heater failure.

Triangle Tube's Smart Series Indirect Water Heaters feature a unique design that virtually eliminates scale.  The Smart Indirect Water Heaters feature a tank-in-tank design that maximizes the heat transfer surface area.  The stainless steel interior tank contains the domestic water while the exterior tank contains the boiler system water.  Since the tank is completely surrounded by hot water, the entire interior tank surface is the heat transfer area.  With such a large surface area, the scale does not concentrate on one area.  

In addition, the interior tank is designed to slightly expand and contract as the hot water is drained and cold water is added to the tank.  The temperature change causes the interior tank to contract slightly.  This movement causes any small scale deposits to break free and pass through the system.  The elimination of the scale and superior design of the Smart Indirect Water Heaters allows Triangle Tube to back them with a limited lifetime warranty.

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

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Energy Saving Water Heaters utilizes Home Boiler as the heat source

Heating the water for your shower and sink accounts for 15 to 20% of the average home's utility bills.  An energy efficient water heater is the right choice to help save money and Smart Indirect Water Heatershelp the environment.  For homes with hydronic heating systems, replacing a traditional water heater with an indirect water heater will deliver significant savings.  Triangle Tube's Smart Indirect Water Heaters lead the industry in efficiency, performance, and durability.

An indirect water heater uses the home's boiler as the heat source.  This allows the water heater to be completely sealed.  While a traditional non-electric water heater has a flue in the center, which is a source of constant heat loss, an indirect water eliminates this flue, eliminating the heat loss.  The Smart Indirect Water Heater is wrapped in 2 inches of foam, which reduces the heat loss to 1/2 degree F per hour.  The Smart 40 keeps 40 gallons of hot water ready for use for less than $0.05 per day when heating with natural gas

The unique tank-in-tank design of the Smart Indirect Water Heaters also provides rapid heat transfer, heating water twice as fast as a traditional natural gas, propane, or oil model and 4 times as fast as electric models.  This effectiveness allows a Smart 40 to be used as replacements for traditional 50 gallon models with no loss in performance in most cases.

Contact your 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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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.

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High Efficiency Boilers and Water Heaters Pay Immediate Dividends

When the time comes to replace your boiler or water heater you are presented with the opportunity to reduce your overall costs. If you replace your system with a traditional boiler or water heater you will be making an

 investment that will simply replace your old system with a new system that is only marginally more efficient.  

Replacing your heating system with a high efficiency condensing boiler or indirect water heater will maximize the return on your investment.  New condensing modulating boilers provide AFUE efficiencies of up to 95%.  Adding an indirect water heater to your system allows you to use your high efficiency boiler to heat your domestic hot water also, providing further savings.  In many cases the energy savings can be 40 to 50% or higher.Smart Water Heaters

Triangle Tube specializes only in high efficiency boilers and water heaters.  The Prestige and Challenger Boilers have efficiencies of 95% AFUE.  Triangle Tube's Smart Indirect Water Heater feature a unique tank-in-tank design surrounded by 2 inches of insulating foam.

Contact your Triangle Tube contractor for more information.

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Combination Boilers expand your Options

When considering a boiler replacement, homeowners have more options than ever.  Condensing boilers offer efficiency improvements over traditional boilers, with many condensing boilers offering AFUE efficiency scores of 95% 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 96% 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.

Contact a Triangle Tube Installer for more information.

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Indirect Water Heaters Minimize Standby Heat Loss

Traditional water heaters typically have efficiencies between 55% and 65%.  This efficiency goes down over the life of the water heater due to scale buildup.  Much of the efficiency loss of traditional water heaters comes from standby losses.  Standby losses are the heat losses that occur while the water in the water heater is waiting to be used.  Traditional water heaters lose heat both through the outer shell and through the chimney that passes through the middle of the unit.  The losses through the chimney are especially high as this chimney is not insulated.  

Smart indirect Water HeaterTriangle Tube's Smart Indirect Water Heaters practically eliminate standby losses.  Smart Indirect Water Heaters do not have a chimney that can lose heat.  The outer jacket of the Smart Indirect Water Heater surrounds the tank with 2 inches of closed cell foam insulation, providing a very effective seal.  In most instances, the water inside the Smart Indirect Water Heaters loses only 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.  When paired with a natural  gas fueled high efficiency boiler the Smart Indirect Water Heater only costs $0.05 per day to keep 40 gallons of hot water ready for use.

Contact your Triangle Tube Contractor to find out how a Smart Indirect Water Heater can supply plentiful hot water for pennies a day.

 

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Condensing Boiler Makes Installation Easy

 

Most boilers are located in basement or utility areas.  This can create a problem for houses and apartments without these areas.  The Challenger Condensing Boiler is designed to fit in compact spaces, while it is quiet enough to run unnoticed.

The Challenger Boilers from Triangle Tube feature high efficiency in a simple, lightweight, and compact design.   The Challenger is available in Solo Condensing Boiler models and Combi Combination Boiler models.  The Solo boilers are heating only designs and can be used with indirect water heaters such as Triangle Tube’s Smart series.

 The Combi boilers are the ultimate in space efficiency by eliminating the need for a separate water heater.  The Combi models feature a unique dual purpose heat exchanger that provides both space heat and domestic hot water from a single heat exchanger.  This provides the most compact, lightweight, efficient, and reliable combination boiler available.

All Challenger boilers are fuel efficient with an AFUE of 95% (or 93% for the 150 MBH model).  Challenger boilers can be vented with concentric venting providing a neat appearance and a single wall penetration to the outside.  The Challenger’s optional Timesaver piping bracket makes connecting the boiler to hydronic system piping simple.  For more information please contact a Triangle Tube contractor.

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