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What is the NURO® Touchscreen Controller?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Patterson-Kelley posted in Condensing Boilers, Non-Condensing Boilers, Water Heaters, Condensing Water Heaters, commercial boilers, controls, smart controls

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nuro-800x800-9886d7d739-1With today’s technological landscape evolving and adapting to increasingly rapid expansion, Patterson-Kelley (PK) wants to dive deep into our standard touch-screen boiler interface; the NURO®. Considering building integration, IoT Protocols, and increased competition within the user platform market, this three-part blog will demonstrate the advanced abilities of our revolutionary controller in its current state and what it has in store for the future.

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What is Short-Cycling and How Can You Prevent it?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2020 2:30:00 PM / by Patterson-Kelley posted in Insider, Boiler, Condensing Boilers, Hydronic Boilers, Non-Condensing Boilers, Condensing Water Heaters, Condensing, aluminum boilers, commercial boilers, stainless steel boilers, 10:1 turndown

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nuro-800x800-9886d7d739What is Short-Cycling?

Short cycling occurs when a boiler powers down before being able to complete a typical boiler cycle and is called upon to satisfy a second call for heat, in quick succession. A typical boiler cycle consists of firing, post purge, idle period, pre-purge and then back to firing. Boiler short cycling can be seen in two critical areas; mechanical and economic. In this blog, we discuss how this affects the boiler and how we can mitigate short cycling and losses incurred from it.

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Commercial Hybrid Heating Systems, Explained in Less Than 700 Words!

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2019 8:31:08 AM / by Patterson-Kelley posted in Boiler, Condensing Boilers, Hydronic Boilers, Non-Condensing Boilers, Condensing, commercial boilers

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P-K SONIC and P-K THERMIFIC VELOX - Hybrid System Eventually, all commercial heating systems need to be replaced – and whether you replace one unit, or five, it will require a significant investment in time and money.  In upgrading your system with the latest technology can offer in condensing equipment, high system efficiency, building management and connectivity, the cost to retrofit your boiler room can escalate quickly.

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Variable Primary OR Primary-Secondary Piping

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 1:53:10 PM / by Patterson-Kelley posted in Boiler, Condensing Boilers, Hydronic Boilers, Non-Condensing Boilers, Variable Primary Piping, Primary-Secondary Piping

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Hydronic Boilers Piping Arrangements

Just like we would debate over sports, music, or politics, engineers have long held strong opinions about piping arrangements for hydronic heating systems.  Which is better:  Primary-Secondary or Variable Primary?  They each have their benefits, but most boiler manufacturers tend to side with Primary-Secondary.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a different choice?

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Best Boiler Maintenance Practices

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 23, 2018 1:55:21 PM / by Patterson-Kelley posted in Boiler, Condensing Boilers, Water Quality, Hydronic Boilers, Non-Condensing Boilers

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Why Annual Maintenance?inspection

Like changing the oil of your Ferrari F60 every 3,000 miles, all heating equipment, both boilers and water heaters, require annual maintenance. No matter the life expectancy of a heating system, ‘WEAR & TEAR’ will interfere with the performance of your heating equipment.

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The Evolution of Boiler Controls

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2018 12:10:05 PM / by Patterson-Kelley posted in Boiler, Condensing Boilers, Hydronic Boilers, Non-Condensing Boilers

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Boiler Control Innovation

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The technological innovation of boiler systems has drastically enhanced how users interact with their boilers. The industry continues to improve safety and efficiency standards to fit the game changing environment. Today, users seek features that influence the return on their investment. These notable features include increased energy efficiency, great zone controls and low operational costs; all of which can be achieved by selecting the right boiler control technology.

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Water Quality - Essential for Optimal Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2018 12:03:21 PM / by Patterson-Kelley posted in Condensing Boilers, Water Quality, Hydronic Boilers, Non-Condensing Boilers

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Why is Water Quality Important?

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Importance of Water Treatment

 Water treatment is essential to ensure peak boiler performance and operational efficiency.  Up to 15% of thermal loss occurring within the first two years of boiler operation can be attributed to poor water quality. Untreated water inside a boiler can cause the following:  overheating, failure to produce hot water, and shortened life expectancy of the system.

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