The Homeowner’s Guide to Inspecting and Maintaining Makeup Air Units

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If you have a high-powered, commercial-quality cooktop installed in your kitchen, chances are you also have a makeup air unit installed in your home. This device compensates for the amount of air being pushed out of your kitchen’s extractor and breathes fresh, room-temperature air in from outside. Makeup air units are typically automatic—unless you had […]

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How to Use a Makeup Air Heater to Prevent Residential Backdrafting

Makeup Air Heater for Residential range hoods

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 […]

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The Advantages of a Steam Humidifier

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Use a Steam Humidifier to Help Your Heat Pump Fight Dry Winter Air Heating your home with a heat pump is energy efficient and cost-effective. When dry indoor air becomes a problem in winter, however, you’re likely to find that the central humidifiers that work just fine with fossil-fuel-fired furnaces aren’t as effective when used […]

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ECR Announces the MAC/DCB Self-Commissioning Condensing Boiler

Dunkirk VLT 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 […]

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Residential Makeup Air Now Required by Code

Did you know that most states require makeup air be provided when a home has a large range hood exhaust system?  Minnesota Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code Chapter 1346 bases it’s requirement on the cfm of the range hood exhaust and the type of combustion appliances in the home.  In other states the International Residential […]

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