Product Spotlight

New compatibility allows customers to control home comfort with their voice Côr 5C and 7C thermostats now work with Google Assistant, allowing customers to more easily manage their smart home. Côr is a brand under UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Google Assistant smart speakers, like Google Home, have integrated support Read More

New compatibility allows customers to control home comfort with their voice

Côr 5C and 7C thermostats now work with Google Assistant, allowing customers to more easily manage their smart home. Côr is a brand under UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Google Assistant smart speakers, like Google Home, have integrated support for home automation, letting users control smart home devices such as the Côr 5C and 7C thermostat with their voice. For example, customers can ask the Google Assistant to control the temperature set point of the thermostat; or get instant feedback about the state of the thermostat temperature and mode.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our customers the ability to control their home comfort with more popular devices from Google,” said Todd Nolte, director, product management, Côr. “This compatibility allows Côr customers the ability to monitor and change their home system settings with just their voice or via an easy-to-use app.”

Côr Series Wi-Fi® thermostats keep homeowners connected and in control. The mobile app lets customers easily create and edit their schedules, review energy usage reports and change home temperature from anywhere. Plus, they can provide instant feedback on estimated energy savings, teaching users how to better balance comfort and savings. 

“With Google Assistant, you can easily control all the connected devices in your home, from lights to thermostats, all in one simple place,” said Michele Turner, director, Smart Home Ecosystem, Google. “Our compatibility with Côr advances that effort to make the home smarter to help people live comfortably.”

The Côr 5C and 7C thermostats can save homeowners an average of 20 percent on their heating and cooling costs and are available through Carrier’s nationwide dealer network. The Côr thermostat is already compatible with Amazon Echo and will work with the vast majority of 24 volt communicating heating and cooling systems.

For more information on Côr products and services, please contact your local Côr dealer or visit mycorhome.com.

The popular AquaBalance™ wall mount line of combination and heat only boilers from Weil-McLain now feature an energy saving AFUE rating of 95% on the new Series 2 version. The updated energy efficient units combine the warmth of high-efficiency space heating with the convenience of on-demand domestic hot water (combi version) in a reliable, space-saving, easy-to-install Read More

The popular AquaBalance wall mount line of combination and heat only boilers from Weil-McLain now feature an energy saving AFUE rating of 95% on the new Series 2 version. The updated energy efficient units combine the warmth of high-efficiency space heating with the convenience of on-demand domestic hot water (combi version) in a reliable, space-saving, easy-to-install package. The units feature the industry’s latest stainless steel, titanium-infused heat exchanger technology, and are ideal for retrofits or new construction in single-family homes, apartments or condominiums.

“The AquaBalance combi units feature an advanced condensing technology to deliver efficient, worry-free space heat and domestic hot water in a sleek, compact design that’s small enough to fit in a closet,” said Mike Boyd, product manager with Weil-McLain. “The AquaBalance Series 2 boilers have been awarded the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient designation in 2018 – rated to deliver maximum operational cost savings to homeowners and provide qualification for local utility rebates, if available.”

The AquaBalance is now available in 3 sizes (80, 120 & 155 MBH input), in both combi or heat only versions. The impressive AquaBalance 155 size combi-boiler produces a constant supply of hot water up to four gallons per minute (GPM) at 70 degrees Fahrenheit temperature rise. The unit has the power to supply hydronic heat for up to a 2,500 square-foot home and enough hot water to run two showers and a dishwasher simultaneously.

The boilers also feature an aesthetically pleasing design and simple, user-friendly controls making installation and operation easy for contractors and homeowners.

“When choosing the combi version, the AquaBalance streamlines the installation process by eliminating the need to connect a separate boiler and hot water tank,” said Boyd. “Fewer pipes and less connection points translate into reduced set-up time and a more efficient installation.”

Other features of the AquaBalance include:

  • Low NOx rated – low emissions level achieved South Coast certification
  • Easy to navigate boiler control with digital display
  • Simple electrical connection points and plug in cord
  • Removable sides for easy service
  • Heavy gauge insulated jacket for quiet operation
  • Unique 3-in-1 vent adapter approved to readily accept PVC, CPVC, stainless steel or polypropylene vent materials
  • Able to satisfy various venting challenges and orientations
  • Ships as a natural gas unit, but simply converted to propane (LP) with conversion kit

To learn more about the AquaBalance boilers, visit our website or contact a Weil-McLain regional sales office.

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, introduces the SOLENTA® and SOLENTA® Senso professional faucets. Inspired by professional kitchens, the impeccably crafted SOLENTA Senso features convenient, sensor technology for the ultimate hands free faucet experience. Sensor technology redefined, the BLANCO SOLENTA takes luxury to a higher level featuring sleek design details, a Read More

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, introduces the SOLENTA® and SOLENTA® Senso professional faucets. Inspired by professional kitchens, the impeccably crafted SOLENTA Senso features convenient, sensor technology for the ultimate hands free faucet experience.

Sensor technology redefined, the BLANCO SOLENTA takes luxury to a higher level featuring sleek design details, a powerful dual spray and an easy to clean closed coil. Available in sensor or non-sensor models, the SOLENTA faucet is crafted of high-quality, long lasting materials.

“The new SOLENTA SENSO faucet takes sensor technology a step further with the ability to control the flow of water without touching the faucet – simply by waving it on or off,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “In addition to being innovative and forward thinking, the SOLENTA embodies beautiful design, drawing inspiration from the chef-inspired look of professional faucets. With BLANCO SOLENTA designers have it all ­­– a trending look with innovative hands free convenience, performance and easy care features.”

The BLANCO SOLENTA and SOLENTA Senso Semi-Professional faucets feature a quick release magnetic hand spray and a flexible steel closed coil spout for easy usage and cleanability. Offered in Stainless Finish and Polished Chrome.

For more information, visit www.blancoamerica.com.

Chicago Faucets, the leading manufacturer of commercial faucets, introduces its new 404 and 405 Series faucets with improved underbodies and new modern-look spouts that meet the rigorous demands of today’s commercial restrooms. The 404 and 405 Series underbody has been improved to accommodate a newly designed spout connection for easy and fast one-person installation. These Read More

Chicago Faucets, the leading manufacturer of commercial faucets, introduces its new 404 and 405 Series faucets with improved underbodies and new modern-look spouts that meet the rigorous demands of today’s commercial restrooms.

The 404 and 405 Series underbody has been improved to accommodate a newly designed spout connection for easy and fast one-person installation. These spouts also offer attention to detail: a new knob rest covers the unsightly pop-up rod hole, and the spout shanks are keyed to prevent rotation.

All current trim accessories such as outlets integrate seamlessly with the new designs, continuing the Chicago Faucets tradition of interchangeability and backward compatibility.

“Our new 404 and 405 Series faucets display fresh, modern aesthetics with two new cast spout choices offering design flexibility for commercial restrooms,” says Patrick Tanzillo, Chicago Faucets product manager. “The new spouts reinvigorate one of our most popular faucet series and demonstrate our commitment to offer designers and architects faucets they will be proud to include in their restroom designs.

Chicago Faucets is a proud partner of WaterSense®, a program sponsored by the EPA, designed to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water efficient products, programs and practices.

Chicago Faucets is a charter sponsor of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a broad-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. It brings together a diverse range of stakeholders to advocate water-use efficiency and conservation.

Chicago Faucets is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. USGBC has developed The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System, to measure the efficiency and sustainability of buildings constructed in the U.S. and Canada, and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The Chicago Faucet Company is part of the Geberit Group, a European market leader and global provider of sanitary technology. Since 1901, The Chicago Faucet Company, located in Des Plaines, Illinois, has offered commercial and residential products built to stand the test of time. A combination of the best engineering, finest materials and quality workmanship has made Chicago Faucets the specified choice in many of the finest building projects throughout North America.

As European market leader, the Geberit Group is a global provider in the area of plumbing technology with sales of CHF 2.9 billion and more than 12,000 employees in 49 countries worldwide.

For additional information, contact The Chicago Faucet Company at 2100 South Clearwater Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60018, or call 800-566-2100. You can also visit Chicago Faucets at chicagofaucets.com.

Remember how cold it was last winter? Be ready this winter with General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot 320® and Hot-Shot 400® pipe thawing machines. They thaw pipes in minutes – without tearing up floors, breaking through walls, or digging around pipes in frozen ground.  The Hot-Shot 320 generates 320 amps of thawing power to thaw up to 100 Read More

Remember how cold it was last winter? Be ready this winter with General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot 320® and Hot-Shot 400® pipe thawing machines. They thaw pipes in minutes – without tearing up floors, breaking through walls, or digging around pipes in frozen ground. 

The Hot-Shot 320 generates 320 amps of thawing power to thaw up to 100 ft. of 1-1/2″ pipe – yet weighs just 30 lbs. The powerful Hot-Shot 400 generates 400 amps of thawing power to thaw frozen lines up to 175 ft. long and 1-1/2″ in diameter. Stuck on a job with only a 15 amp breaker? The Hot-Shot 400 sports a dual level output so you can switch to the 320 amp output – and pull just 14 amps. 

They’re easy to use too. Just attach the clamps to the frozen pipe section – and plug the unit into any convenient 115 volt outlet. In a few minutes, the frozen pipe is thawed out. Both machines are compact, feature a heavy gauge steel case, and carry a two year warranty. 

See the Hot-Shot in action at www.drainbrain.com/hotshot. Or for more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300.