Dan Vastyan

Hydronics is the Lead Story at this PA News Station

December 11, 2023

It’s not often that hydronics is breaking news at a metro TV station. WGAL 8 is an NBC affiliate based in Lancaster, PA. Since its inception in 1949, the station has covered worldwide accomplishments and calamity, several wars and the partial meltdown of the nearby Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, among countless other stories. […]

How to Convert a Steam System to a Hot Water System

As much as technicians may like the challenge of fixing a problem on an old steam system and bringing it back to its once majestic self, there are times when it makes sense to convert the steam system to a hot water system. Reasons could perhaps involve improved comfort and zoning capabilities for the homeowner, […]

Who’s Monitoring Your Monitoring?

Implementing, tracking and optimizing tank monitor solutions is important We all know the basic reasons for getting tank monitors: As a wake-up call after a bunch of run-outs To avoid surprisingly small deliveries Unpredictability of K-factors and baseloads for new customers Customer demand for more information “All the cool kids are doing it.” Regardless of […]

Advanced Controls for Gas Heating: Part 1

As we look at modern systems and what specific problems they present, it’s important to understand the basic fundamentals associated with these systems. Most of our modern heating equipment in some way or another involves electronics; along with the use of electronics is the use of flame rectification as a safety and flame-proving system. It […]

Energy Kinetics announces UL B100 listing on all oil products

December 6, 2023

Energy Kinetics (Lebanon, NJ) has announced the UL B100 up to 100% biodiesel blend listing for their complete line of residential and commercial heat and hot water boilers. Product availability will be coordinated with production and delivery timelines from B100 burner technology manufacturers Carlin Combustion and R.W. Beckett. Years of collaboration with these industry partners […]

Dead River Co. acquires Roby’s Propane Gas

December 4, 2023

Dead River Co. has acquired Roby’s Propane Gas, a propane and distillates delivery business headquartered in West Wareham, MA, reported Cetane Associates. Founded over 60 years ago, Roby’s Propane Gas has a longstanding history of providing residential and commercial customers with quality energy products and prompt, responsive service. As a major supplier to local cranberry growers, […]

WD-40 awarding HVAC scholarships; applications close Dec. 31

November 22, 2023

WD-40 Brand has partnered with Housecall Pro to create the 2024 Next Generation HVAC Scholarships. Applications are now open to award 20 HVAC students $2,500 each, plus product, swag and tools to help kick-start their career in the trades and encourage the next generation of tradespeople. Through Trade Academy, an organization committed to supporting tradespeople […]

EEE seeking speakers for May conference

November 17, 2023

Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) is currently accepting applications for speakers and programs for next year’s event, to be held May 19–22, 2024, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Eastern Energy Expo brings together wholesale and retail heating fuel marketers, motor fuel distributors, diesel and biodiesel distributors, propane marketers and service professionals. The schedule will include […]

Taco introduces Flow-Through Expansion Tank

November 16, 2023

Taco Comfort Solutions now offers the flow-through expansion tank, designed to help reduce the environmental conditions that help Legionella and other bacteria to flourish in domestic hot water systems. With standard tank volumes ranging from 23 to 528 gallons, the flow-through expansion tank provides precise flow channeling through a patent-pending head design, said the company. […]

Register for the 2024 National Propane Education & Training Conference

November 15, 2023

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has opened registration for the 2024 National Propane Education & Training Conference. The meeting will be held on Feb. 21 and 22, 2024, at the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel in Orlando, FL, and will feature two tracks: Education and Safety & Compliance. The Education track will consist of […]