All posts by Robert Eddy

EP Sales Now Stocks Sentinel X500 Glycol

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Sentinel X500 Glycol is available in 100% and 30% pre-mix 5-gallon jugs.

Sentinel X500 protects all system metals against corrosion using the same unique blend of inhibitors as Sentinel X100 with the added benefit of freeze protection.

X500 is a multipurpose inhibited antifreeze for hydronic heating systems.  It is formulated to help control corrosion, scale, boiler noise and hydrogen gassing in all types of indirect heating systems including those containing aluminum components.

The non-toxic formulation is colorless, easy to handle and is suitable for use in all waters, both hard and soft. If minimum levels are maintained, the product ensures a permanent protection and does not need to be replaced.

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Announcing Two New Products from S&P

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S&P-PRF Radon Fan

S&P has announced that their PRF Model Radon Fan and accessories are now available.  The PRF is designed to exhaust air from buildings where high or dangerous levels of radon gas are detected.  Two models are available, the PRF-100 is 4” and rated at 150 cfm @ .2 static, the PRF-150 is 6” and rated at 290 cfm @ .2 static.  Both models are fully sealed plastic with a water tight electrical box, are HVI and cETLus certified and carry a 5 year warranty.  PRF radon fans are in stock at S&P for immediate shipment.

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EP Sales Appointed as Rep for Cambridge Resources

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EP Sales is happy to announce that we have been appointed as the Cambridge Resources Rep for the states of MN, WI, ND, SD and IA.  Cambridge Resources is one of the leading manufacturers of premium HVAC products in the United States. Cambridge has been manufacturing HVAC products for more than 15 years for over 150 distributor partners throughout the US.

Cambridge is the HVAC market leader for Duct Straps. These straps are great for securing ductwork, large wires, and cables. They possess the maximum tensile strength for maximum durability. They feature a bent and rounded tip for smooth insertion in hard-to-reach places. Their rounded tip also protects users from sharp edges. These duct straps are easy to use and lock quickly and securely around wire bundles, cable, ropes, and more.  Cambridge Resources also offers a full line of hose clampsgas connectors, and pipe hanging products specially designed for the plumbing industry.

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EP Sales Appointed as Rep for Opera Gas Detectors

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EP Sales is happy to announce that we have been appointed as the Opera Gas Detector Rep for the states of MN, WI, ND, SD and IA.  Opera is based in Montreal, Canada and has manufactured gas detection products for over 35 years.  Their products are typically used for vehicle emissions monitoring, combustion gasses, refrigerant leak detection and industrial health and safety.  We see Opera as a nice complement to the extensive line of light commercial ventilation products that we offer through wholesale distributors in the upper Midwest.

Please check out Opera in the Vendor section of our website and give us a call or send your next gas detector project quote request to sales@epsalesinc.com.

Residential Mechanical Ventilation – The Minnesota Solution

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The state of MN has been at the forefront of adopting residential building codes that incorporate energy efficiency designs for residential mechanical ventilation. These codes have additional provisions which address some of the serious side effects such designs can have on the home’s inhabitants and structural integrity.

Back in the early 1980’s, these energy efficient building designs introduced highly insulated air tight homes. These designs significantly reduce a home’s energy consumption but created adverse consequences that could not go ignored. Extensive research conducted over the past 30+ years was the driving force behind the current 2015 Minnesota Energy Code. Considered controversial by the builders and realtors, primarily due to the code’s cost impact on a home’s sale price, this code is also viewed as a showcase for all the advocates of the advancement of building science.

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Using Supplemental Electric Duct Heaters in Heat Pump Systems

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Homeowners are increasingly relying on VRF heat pumps and ductless mini-splits to keep their families warm during the heating season. At the same time, commercial property managers are relying more and more on these devices as well, thanks to the ease of installation, simple controls and unparalleled flexibility that they offer.

VRF and ductless mini-splits represent some of the most efficient kinds of heaters on the market. Whereas propane and oil heating systems rely on expensive fuels to operate, these heat pumps produce indoor warmth in a cost-effective, environmentally friendly way.

However, heat pump mini-splits can be overtasked when dealing with subzero temperatures. These conditions cause HP’s to eliminate the efficiency that makes them so desirable and to produce less heat affecting the comfort of the living space.

Installing an electric duct heater for supplemental heating is one of the best ways to address this dilemma. The result is a far more efficiency in terms of the overall system’s Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF).

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How Do Ductless Air Conditioners Stack Up Against Traditional Units?

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When it comes to residential and light commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning, a fast-growing market segment is quickly developing into an industry-leading trend. Ductless air conditioners, also called mini-splits, are increasingly replacing the large, bulky window-mounted systems of yesteryear. Is this a passing fad, or are there real benefits to be enjoyed by installing one of these systems in your home or workplace? Read on to find out.

 Ductless Heating and Cooling: Advantages and Disadvantages

 The main difference between these new systems and traditional window air conditioners is that they are smaller, more efficient and more flexible when it comes to mounting and placement. Mini-splits allow homeowners to selectively heat and cool individual rooms according to their occupants’ desires by connecting a single outdoor unit to multiple indoor air controllers.

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How to Use a Makeup Air Heater to Prevent Residential Backdrafting

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It’s no secret that U.S. homeowners are becoming increasingly attracted to the idea of installing high-powered, commercial-quality kitchen equipment in their homes. The widespread availability and increasing affordability of these devices makes them a common sight in American kitchens.

At the same time, residential building contractors are designing homes that are more airtight than ever before. As a result, house depressurization and its associated risks are on the rise, making reliable makeup air solutions a necessity for many households.

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ECR Announces the MAC/DCB Self-Commissioning Condensing Boiler

We are very excited to announce ECR’s new line of self-commissioning, condensing gas boilers.  The Utica MAC and the Dunkirk DCB are both 95% AFUE and use [AI] Control Technology. The [AI] Control self-commissions and continuously calibrates to ensure maximum efficiency at all times. It measures water temperature, flue gas temperature, flame signal and pressure – conditions that can impact the boiler operation and CO levels. The [AI] control will automatically shut down operation should these values exceed normal operating levels. This provides added protection for you and your customer.

Available in both a heating only model (125mbh input) or a combi (153mbh domestic input, 125mbh heating input), the MAC/DCB offers excellent turndown in both heating (5.7:1) and DHW (7:1).

The MAC/DCB offers an intelligent condensing approach to today’s residential heating and domestic hot water needs.  Give us a call for a live fire demo of this exciting new product from ECR.

EP Sales maintains a large inventory of Thermolec and Summeraire products and parts to service the needs of our customers.