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Model NX & NXT Commercial Water Heating Systems

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What do you get, when you combine the proven durability of a cement lined tank, with a heavy duty commercial gas water heater? A reliable, long life, full turn-key water heating system! The Hubbell NX condensing gas fired water heater is engineered to provide long service life for high demand applications.  The Hubbell design achieves…

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Stop Wasting Money, Reduce Boiler Cycling

Does your boiler cycle too often? What is too often?  Is cycling too often a problem?  What issues can this cause?  MOST IMPORTANTLY, how do we correct this? What is cycling?  First off, for on-off boilers, the natural state is to cycle, from off-to-on-to-off-to-on and so on, to attempt to satisfy a load.  Easy enough,…

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Next Generation Watertube Technology

Apex boiler title card

Need a small, space and fuel efficient condensing boiler? Consider the Apex, from Thermal Solutions! Apex uses the latest in compact water-tube boiler technology to create a boiler with lower water-side and gas-side pressure drops. The results are 30-50% smaller boiler pumps and easier venting. Smaller pumps saves up front and reducing operating electrical costs…

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Boiler Maintenance You SHOULD be doing!

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Your boilers have needs too, are you paying them enough attention?  As silly as that sounds, it’s true.  Think about, your operating something that takes gas, adds air, lights in on fire to produce a ~2,000oF flame, fires that flame down a tube surrounded by water (or past tubes filled with water), to take water…

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Superior Boiler Announces New Watertube Representative for the Carolinas

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March 14, 2019 HUTCHINSON, Kan. (March 14, 2019) – Superior Boiler’s Watertube Division, based in Richmond, Virginia, announced today that W.C. Rouse & Son has been named an authorized representative for all products manufactured at Superior’s facility. “We’re extremely pleased and excited to have W.C. Rouse & Son join our growing sales representative network,” said Nick…

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Real, High Turndown Condensing Boilers

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There are many articles written about and we’ve previously covered, the limitations of high turndown, condensing boilers (just Google “turndown & condensing boilers”).  If you haven’t read any of those articles, here is a brief summary: Turndown Ratio is the ratio of the lowest firing rate of a boiler to its high fire rate. i.e….

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Pumps? Yes, We Do Those Too!

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W.C. Rouse & Son is very well know for larger industrial steam boilers and boiler room accessories – we’ve been providing and servicing that type of equipment for more than 70 years!  But, did you know we can also help with Hydronic Accessory needs?  Added to our current boiler and boiler room accessory, water heaters,…

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Payback and LCCA – DON’T BE MISLED

Often, in our industry, we are requested to complete a Life Cycle Cost Analysis sheet or provide a payback estimate for new boiler-room equipment or efficiency boosting upgrades.  We pride ourselves on being as accurate as possible with these estimates – one of our Core Values is Integrity Over Profit.  You’re using these estimates to…

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What is the Best Type of Boiler?

W.C. Rouse & Son represents almost all boiler-types.  We have experience applying and servicing all boiler types, including; steam, hot water, condensing, steam generators and more.  We have more than 300 years of combined experience, in house.  We know boilers and how to apply them.  So, what is the best type of boiler? We cannot…

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Poor Combustion Waste Money

Poor Combustion Waste Money Proper combustion is safer and saves you money.  In this article we will review the basics of combustion, explain the difference between good and poor combustion and share an example of the economic impact for your plant.  Proper boiler service and routine maintenance ensures your boiler is operating at peak efficiency,…

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