Friday, December 31, 2010

BTUs per 1 gallon of Liquid Propane Gas

There are 91,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units) per each gallon of Liquid Propane (LP) gas.

Depending on which model gas tankless water heater you have that is running off LP gas you could get a close estimate on the amount of LP gas that would be consumed on a daily basis.

For example:
If you had a Bosch 1000P LP gas tankless water heater that has a maximum potential to deliver 74,900 BTUs at its highest fire you could calculate the usage of gallons per minute (GPMs) versus the BTU usage at that rate of burn and get the amount of time it would take to use 1 gallon of LP gas.

Say you run the 1000P LP gas tankless water heater 1 time a day just for a shower. The shower flows exactly 2 GPMs so the tankless water heater would be running at about 74,000 BTUs during this time and then figure on an average you stay in the shower for 10 minutes total time so overall you would burn about 1 gallon of LP gas for every 7-8 showers.

These calculations would vary depending on consistent flow and water pressure, length of time the water is running, the temperature outside will have an effect on the tank and gas pressure and also what BTU the heater is running at that time.

Basically this is an estimate for calculating usage of LP gas with a gas tankless water heater. This data is for example only and will hold no bearing on any Bosch tankless water heater as they all vary in BTU usage.

Descaling Powerstar AE-115 & AE-125

The electric tankless water heaters, Powerstar models AE115 and AE125 are high kilowatt electric tankless heaters that heat water on demand as the water passes through them. The modules inside consist of coiled elements that heat the water. The heating elements produce extreme heat inside the modules to heat the water on demand.

The heat that is produced by the heating elements in the modules sometimes counteracts with the mineral deposits in the water. If there is a high mineral content due to a hard water area then these mineral deposits known as "scale deposits" will over time attach themselves to the heating coils inside the modules.

All Bosch Powerstar electric tankless water heaters should never be descaled with any type of solution such as vinegar, muriatic acid, etc. The use of descalants flushed through the heater does not have much effect on the mineral deposits attached to the elements. Another point of trying to flush descalant through an electric tankless heater is that it will loosen some of the mineral deposits in the heater and will have a damaging effect on the flow transducer and other parts inside the tankless heater that detects the flow of water and will interrupt the signal to the circuit board itself.

The best protection against mineral deposits (scale) forming on the coils in the electric tankless heater is to check the quality of the water in your area before installing and if the water has a high mineral content then it is recommended to install a water softener or scale stopper system. The water softener or scale stopper will filter out almost all of the minerals and treat the water so the electric tankless water heater will have a longer life with less minerals building up inside.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Promotion on Tankless Water Heaters

GlobalTowne.com is offering a 10% promotion on Christmas Day on everything we sell! Plus you can get free ground shipping in the Continental US on all orders over $99.94.

We are open Christmas Day. Call us at 888.726.9752.

Get 10% off all Bosch Tankless Water Heaters, Z-Flex stainless steel vent pipe, Virgo whole-house water filtration and conditioning systems, Sentinel Hydrosolutions leak defense systems and more.

This one day sale ends at midnight ET on December 25, 2010. This is our last big sale of the year and it is your last chance to take advantage of the 30% Federal Tax Credit that expires December 31, 2010. Get 30% off the cost of a new heater and the installation costs if you purchase a Bosch 2700ES or 2400ES tankless water heater.

Steve

Saturday, December 18, 2010

PowerStream and PowerStar Catalog Numbers

Do you have an old PowerStream or PowerStream Pro or PowerStar electric whole-house tankless water heater or electric point-of-use tankless water heater and need to replace it? Only have the Catalog number?

Call us at 888.726.9752 and we can translate this catalog number into the current replacement model number.

Old catalog numbers include:

Powerstar 45550301 or 45-550301
Powerstar 45551301 or 45-551301

Powerstream 45793214 or 45-793214
Powerstream 45793219 or 45-793219
Powerstream 45793217 or 45-793217
Powerstream 45793238 or 45-793238
Powerstream 45793207 or 45-793207
Powerstream 45596702 or 45-596702
Powerstream 45793228 or 45-793228

Powerstream Pro 45550302 or 45-550302
Powerstream Pro 45551702 or 45-551702
Powerstream Pro 45551302 or 45-551302
Powerstream Pro 45557702 or 45-557702
Powerstream Pro 45553701 or 45-553701
Powerstream Pro 45553702 or 45-553702
Powerstream Pro 45553703 or 45-553703
Powerstream Pro 45553704 or 45-553704
Powerstream Pro 45553705 or 45-553705
Powerstream Pro 45553710 or 45-553710

Powerstar 45550301 or 45-550301
Powerstar 45551701 or 45-551701
Powerstar 45551301 or 45-551301
Powerstar 45557701 or 45-557701
Powerstar 45552701 or 45-552701
Powerstar 45552703 or 45-552703
Powerstar 45552704 or 45-552704
Powerstar 45552710 or 45-552710

We stock all of these units.

Steve

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tankless Water Heater Federal Tax Credit Ends Dec 31st

The 30% Federal Tax Credit for Tankless Water Heaters Ends December 31, 2010. Our government is offering you 30% off the parts AND installation costs for putting in a new high efficiency tankless water heater by the end of this year.

The Bosch AquaStar 2700ES and 2400ES tankless water heaters qualify for this Federal Tax Credit.

Act now before it's too late! http://conta.cc/gx25cK

Steve

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Tankless Water Heater Sale Coupon Code

Today is Cyber Monday and GlobalTowne.com is offering a very special one-day savings coupon.

Use Promotional Code CYBERMONDAY for a 10% savings off of our regular low prices. Please note that some of our products have already been reduced by the 10% to illustrate the savings!

This 10% off promotion is good on all of our products including, Bosch tankless water heaters, Z-Flex stainless steel vent pipe, Humphrey gas light accessories, Chilipepper CP6000 recirculating pumps, Sentinal Hydrosolution leak defense systems, Virgo whole house water conditioning and filtration systems and Danfoss electric floor heating. Also included in this promotional sale our the Stiebel Eltron electric tankless water heaters and Precision Temp RV500 and Showermate tankless water heaters.

Today is the day to get great savings! Sale ends Midnight ET on 11/29/2010. Sorry, but today's promotional pricing is not available for purchases made either prior to the 29th or after the 29th.

Just enter the CYBERMONDAY Promotional Code at checkout or mention the code when you call us at 888.726.9752.

Steve

Friday, November 26, 2010

PCB Control Boards for Powerstar AE-115 & AE-125

The PCB control board (Printed Circuit Board) is a thermostatically controlled circuit board that allows the electric tankless water heater, model AE115 & AE125 to be manually controlled by a temperature dial that would range in temperature from 86-131 degrees. The PCB in conjunction with a flow transducer enables the PCB to turn on additional elements in the heater as necessary depending on the amount of gallons per minute (gpm) flowing through the heater.

The PCB would recognize many factors in the function of the heater to maintain a steady temperature and all of this is determined on where the temperature knob is set too, the gpm flowing through the heater and the temperature of the incoming ground water.

To obtain the maximum heating potential of the Powerstar electric tankless water heater, it must be wired correctly and have the full required voltage to the unit. The Powerstar AE115 would require 2 independent double pole 40 amp breakers wired with 8 gauge wire and could draw a maximum of 80 amps at full flow through the heater. The Powerstar AE115 would require the home to be supplied with a minimum of a 150 amp service. The Powerstar AE125 would require 3 independent double pole 40 amp breakers wired with 8 gauge wire and could draw a maximum of 120 amps at full flow through the heater. The Powerstar AE125 would require the home to be supplied with a minimum of a 200 amp service.

The maximum inlet water temperature allowed into the heater is 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Powerstar AE-115 & AE-125 have had many upgrades and engineering improvements over the years. In January 2007 the AE-115 & AE-125 went from having copper canisters that contain the heating elements to an upgraded Polymer module. The PCB control board was also upgraded to maintain a more steady temperature that works with the heating elements in the polymer modules.

Below are the designated PCB control board part numbers for the units before and after 2007.

Before 2007 with serial #60A 00000 or lower:
Powerstar AE-115 PCB with copper can units, part #93-793777
Powerstar AE-125 PCB with copper can units, part #93-793778

After 2007 with serial #60A 80000 or higher:
Powerstar AE-115 PCB with polymer units, part #93-793843
Powerstar AE-125 PCB with polymer units, part #93-793844

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Tankless Water Heater Coupon and Promotional Code

GlobalTowne.com is running a one-day Thanksgiving Day Sale on all Tankless Water Heaters and Accessories.

In fact, our Thanksgiving Day Coupon is good for 8% Off Everything We Carry! Just visit our web site at www.globaltowne.com and enter THANKSGIVING as the Promotional Code at the end of the check out process.

Please note that many of our products show crossed-out prices that are already at 8% or even lower than our everyday low prices.

We are open all day to help you with your purchase. Just call us at 888.726.9752.

Steve

Saturday, November 20, 2010

POWERSTAR AE-115 AND AE-125

The Powerstar Electric Tankless Water heaters model Powerstar AE-115 and Powerstar AE-125 are designed for whole house use and would replace a traditional 40 gallon electric tank heater that will provide endless hot water throughout the home. With two powerful and compact models to choose from, AE-115 or AE-125 it will fit just about anywhere and is built to last.


These 2 Powerstar units have specific power requirements as the AE-115 would require the home to have a minimum of a 150 amp service to the home and would require 2 double pole 40 amp breakers wired with #8 gauge wire as the unit can draw up to 80 amps when at full usage. The AE-125 would require the home to have a minimum of a 200 amp service to the home and would require 3 double pole 40 amp breakers wired with #8 gauge wire as the unit can draw up to 120 amps when at full usage. Please view this link for the AE115 and AE125 power requirements:

The Powerstar AE-115 & AE-125 models have had many new upgrades over the years. The biggest upgrade was that the canisters inside the tankless heater used to have copper canisters and then in 2007 they were upgraded to poly tanks that are more durable and would handle expansion and contraction of the heat better and would be less susceptible to mineral buildup.

The Powerstar AE-115 is designed for 1 major application at a time and is recommended for installation in homes that are in the southern regions of the United States as the incoming ground water is warmer giving the heater a higher temperature degree rise.

The Powerstar AE-125 is designed for 1 major application and 1 sink at a time and is recommended for installation in homes that are in the northern region of the United States where the incoming ground water is cooler and this heater will be able to give a higher degree temperature rise.

The Manufacturer of the Powerstar AE-115 & AE-125 require that there must be at least 3-4 feet of copper water piping coming from the units on the hot and cold water side before attaching to any pex piping as this is due to thermal expansion.

The Powerstar AE-115 & AE-125 are both UL & CSA approved.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sine Wave Inverters for Off-Grid Tankless Installations

For Bosch tankless water heater customers who are off-grid and whose water heaters require a 120VAC connection for the electronic ignition or the power vent, we sometimes get questions about Sine Wave Inverters.

As long as the sine wave is an Uninterupted Power Supply (UPS) at 120VAC constant then the heater should be fine. All of the heaters that require 120VAC should work fine.

If a battery back up system is to provide power to a Bosch tankless water heater in case of a power outage, the back up battery system must be able to produce a pure sine-wave voltage output to the heater. APC (American Power Conversion Corporation) is one of the companies that offer a line of battery back up systems that produce a pure sine-wave voltage called Smart UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply).


The APC Smart UPS 750VA or above (SUA750) will produce a pure sine-wave voltage output that is compatible with the Bosch tankless water heaters.


Here are a few other manufacturers and the model numbers of UPS battery back up systems that produce a pure sine wave voltage output:


  • Powerware 5115 (500VA or above)
  • Tripp Lite SU1000XL
  • Cyberpower PR1500
  • Belkin F6C100
  • MGE Pulsar EX700RT

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bosch AquaStar 125BO-LP Outdoor Tankless Heaters

The Bosch 125BO-LP Outdoor Tankless Water Heater is hard to get and we have gone several months with none in stock.

This is a heads up that we now have a limited supply of these heaters in stock! Place your orders now for these 117 BTU outdoor single shower tankless water heaters. These Propane and Natural Gas Outdoor tankless water heaters are moving fast!

If you are looking for the Bosch Pro 425HNO-L Outdoor Tankless Water Heater you might want to consider purchasing the 125BO-LP heater as the only difference is that the 425HNO has the hydro ignition system while the 125BO has a pilot light. Otherwise, both units are the same.

Steve

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Danfoss Electric LX Floor Heating Mats

Looking for Danfoss Electric LX Floor Heating Mats?

We carry the full line of Danfoss electric floor heating mats. Danfoss LX Electric Floor Heating Mats are safe, reliable and energy efficient. It is a unique system that can save up to 70% on installation time and enhance the comfort of your home or office.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tankless Water Heaters 4th of July Sale

GlobalTowne is having an 8% off July 4th Sale on everything that we sell through midnight ET Monday, July 5, 2010.

Just use Promotional Code JULY4 at checkout to get the 8% savings off of our everyday low pricing!

We are also offering Free Ground Shipping on orders over $99.94 through midnight ET Monday, July 5, 2010. Free Ground Shipping is only offered to the lower 48 US States.

You can use the JULY4 coupon over the phone -- just remember to mention the coupon code!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Flappers for AQ1 and AQ4 Power Vent Kits

Both the Bosch AQ1 and AQ4 power vent kits now come with the flappers installed from the factory. In the past the flapper came separately and the Installer had to assemble it.

If you need to differentiate between the old and new versions please use the job code on the carton label as follows:



Vent KitOld versionNew version
AQ10511092509140910
AQ40730091211030908


Steve

Monday, June 21, 2010

Danfoss Electric LX Floor Heating Mats

Danfoss LX Electric Floor Heating is an affordable luxury that brings warmth to life. Under floor warming is a proven technology that’s safe, reliable and energy efficient. Our electric floor heating systems were designed with the installer in mind: pre-applied heating cable, single point connection, self-adhesive backing, quick installation, genuine 10-year warranty.

Danfoss LX Electric Floor Heating Mats are safe, reliable and energy efficient. It is a unique system that can save up to 70% on installation time and enhance the comfort of your home or office.

Floor warming system suitable for tile, wood, stone, and concrete surfaces. Ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, living areas, and work spaces. Reduces the transmission of dust, allergens and other airborne particulate matter. Silent, efficient heating, lower in cost than that of a forced air system.

This simple fact explains why Danfoss provides a more comfortable warmth than alternative radiator systems. Danfoss floor warming distributes the heat evenly over the whole floor providing a pleasant warmth for your feet, body and head. The wholesome heat surrounding your feet slowly rises, warming your body without ever becoming oppressive.

Typically, floor heating makes it possible to lower the average room temperature by 2ยบ C without affecting the degree of comfort. This means that temperature can be reduced by around 10% - which is both an economic and an environmental advantage.

For renovation and remodeling, the ultra thin electric heat mat can be laid directly in the tile adhesive, enabling you to make a new floor on top of the old one.

Imagine being able to install a warm floor without going through the expense, clean-up, and fuss of having to break up the old floor. Imagine being able to enjoy a complete heating system which take up less than 1/8" of floor height.

The Danfoss mat also can be installed as a new floor in kitchens, bathrooms and mud rooms. It it is placed directly in the tile mud on the sub floor. It is rated for “wet” indoor installations (showers). Insulation is recommended below the mats for best performance.

This is exactly what Danfoss offers you!

The Danfoss electric floor heating system is a unique Danish produced heating system, comprised of electric Danfoss heating mats controlled by Danfoss thermostats. Supplied in prefabricated kit form and available in a range of sizes. In addition, Danfoss electric floor heating is simple to install.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Tankless Water Heater Memorial Day Sale

GlobalTowne is having a 10% off Memorial Day Sale on everything that we sell through midnight ET Monday, May 31, 2010.

Just use Promotional Code MEMORIALDAY at checkout to get the 10% savings off of our everyday low pricing!

We are also offering Free Ground Shipping on orders over $99.95 through midnight ET Monday, May 31, 2010. Free Ground Shipping is only offered to the lower 48 US States.

You can use the MEMORIALDAY coupon over the phone -- just remember to mention the coupon code!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Chilipepper CP6000 PLUS Wireless Remote Control

The Chilipepper CP6000 is a small, powerful, hot water pump that mounts under your sink. At the touch of a button your hot water is pumped rapidly from your water heater to your sink or shower, without running any water down the drain!

GlobalTowne offers the Chilipepper 6000 bundled with an X10 Wireless Remote Control System!

The Wireless Remote System for the Chilipepper 6000 is a three X10 module system that allows you to turn on your Chilipepper CP6000 remotely. The three X10 modules are a Receiver, a Transceiver and a wireless remote control.

The Chilipepper is the perfect green home automation project; utilizing X-10 home automation products, it is a simple task to automate your homes hot water demand system.

The UM506 X10 Receiver provides a momentary contact (like a doorbell button push) necessary for starting the Chilipepper, and it receives its signals through the house wiring from the TM751 X10 Transceiver.

Our Wireless Remote Control sends the signal to the TM751 Transceiver. With the KR19A wireless remote control you can turn on your Chilipepper from the comfort of your bed. Your hot water will be waiting for you in the bathroom upon your arrival!

Beware: many of our competitors sell the two piece *wired* remote control. We decided to go wireless!

Steve

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Sale for Tankless Water Heaters

GlobalTowne.com is having a special Mother's Day Sale for Tankless Water Heaters today.

Just visit our globaltowne.com web site and use Promotional Code MOTHERSDAY for 10% off all purchases. This sale expires at midnight ET on May 9, 2010!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chilipepper CP6000 Units Are In Stock Now!

GlobalTowne.com is pleased to report that as of April 9, 2010 we now have the Chilipepper CP600 in stock!

We thank all of our existing Chillipepper CP6000 customers for their patience as we waited for the manufacturer to fulfill our stock orders.

Steve

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Selkirk 5 Inch Type B Venting Double-Walled Galvanized

GlobalTowne stocks 5" Selkirk Metalbest Type B Double-walled Galvanized vent pipe for the Bosch AquaStar 1600H and 1600P tankless water heaters.

The Selkirk Metalbestos 5" Type B vent pipe will connect up directly with the 1600H and 1600P tankless hot water heaters and will also connect up directly with the Bosch H/P VVT vertical vent kit.

The Bosch H/P VVT vertical vent kit contains all of the venting parts needed to vent the Bosch 1600H and 1600P heaters through the roof except for the straight pipe.

Our customers have found that ONLY the Selkirk Metalbest vent pipe will mate up with the H/P VVT vent kit piping, so this is the 5" Type B venting that we stock.

Steve

Monday, February 8, 2010

Z-Vent Installation Tips and Hints

GlobalTowne is one of Z-Flex's largest distributors in the US. We carry all of the Z-Flex Z-Vent stainless steel vent pipe that is needed to exhaust tankless water heaters and boilers.

Here are some generic Z-Vent Installation Tips and Hints directly from the vendor:
  1. A venting system that exits the structure through a sidewall or the like, shall terminate not less than 12 inches (254 mm) above the ground.
  2. The termination of a system shall be located above the snow line in geographical areas where snow accumulates. The termination area should be kept clear of snow and ice at all times.
  3. The vent shall not terminate less than 7 ft. (2.13 m) above a paved sidewalk or driveway.
  4. The termination shall be 6 ft. (1.8m) or more from the combustion air intake of any appliance.
  5. The system shall terminate more than 3 ft. (.91 m) from any other building opening, gas utility meter, service regulator or the like.
  6. Exterior mounted venting systems should be enclosed below the roof line with a chase to limit condensation and protect against mechanical failure.
Always refer to your tankless water heater or boiler's Installation Manual as their requirement may differ from these Z-Vent Tips.
Steve

Saturday, February 6, 2010

AE 115 and AE 125 Heaters and control

Many times we have been asked if the Bosch AE115 and Bosch AE125 can accept pre heated water. The answer is no.

The reason lies in how the unit controls the temperature. These large KW whole house tankless water heaters are designed to take cool water and heat the water to shower temperature as the water passes through the heater. The heater turns on as flow is detected and turns off when the water flow ceases.

There is a temperature sensor on the inlet water pipe (cold) and a sensor on the outlet pipe (hot). The switch that turns the heater on is a solid state style switch or SCR switch. This type of switch has no moving parts and is very reliable. However, SCR or solid state switches generate heat as they switch electrical current. To cool these switches, they have been located on the inlet (cold) water inlet. So the copper pipes act as a heat sink for the SCR switches. If hot water is passed through the pipes and the heater turns on the SCR switches could over heat and FAIL.

Call us for any applications involving the need to have pre-heated water through a tankless heater. We can provided gas and electric heaters for floor heating or other applications needing to circulate warm or hot water.

Visit Globaltowne.com

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pipe Cover Kit (AQPCES) for AquaStar 2700ES / 2400ES

The Pipe Cover Kit (AQPCES) for the Bosch AquaStar 2700ES / 2400ES tankless water heaters is a cosmetic case that is installed directly below the tankless water heater. It covers the water and gas pipes from view.

This pipe cover kit will also work with the Bosch ProTankless Models: GWH 715 ES, GWH C 800 ES, GWH C 920 ES, GWH C 920 ESC.

Please review the AQPCES Installation Manual for more details.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bosch Tankless Water Heater Parts

GlobalTowne sells replacement parts for current and discontinued Bosch Tankless Water Heaters.

We do not list these parts on our web site, but we can get them for you.

We need you to provide us with the part number that you need and we will get you pricing and availability.

All Bosch tankless water heater replacement parts are non-refundable.

All Bosch replacement parts can be shipped via Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air or Ground service.

Just give us a call at 888.726.9752.

Steve