Plumbing News Roundup: February 2024

Plumbing News Roundup: February 2024

A lot is happening in the plumbing industry in the month of February. Continue reading our news roundup to learn more about what’s happening in the industry this month.

The Surge Of Heat Pump Water Heaters

Amid an ecological awakening, the global heat pump water heater market is making great strides towards a greener future. By 2030, this emerging sector is expected to reach $10.7 billion, driven by a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.2%. At the forefront are innovations such as the Therma V R290 Monobloc from LG Electronics Inc. and the Ecodan R290 heat pump from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, which are ushering in a paradigm shift in heating solutions for residential and commercial buildings.

Infrastructure development and government incentives play a crucial role in this change. Across the world, nations are laying the foundation for a future based on clean energy. The synergy between technological innovation and supportive policy frameworks is accelerating the adoption of heat pump water heaters, making them a cornerstone in the fight against climate change.

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A. O. Smith Unveils Emerge X Air Source Heat Pump 

With its patented technology, the Emerge X HPWH optimizes heat transfer and minimizes emissions, making it both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. To make installation easier for contractors, no special equipment is required. The control box can be installed separately from the tanks and heat pump units, providing additional flexibility. Additionally, the user-friendly control panel makes it easy for the user to adjust settings and monitor performance. Additionally, it improves connectivity for facility managers, allowing them to integrate up to 64 heat pumps.

The Emerge unit is also one of the few commercial heat pumps on the market that operates efficiently even in subfreezing temperatures thanks to its reversible defrost cycle that minimizes defrost time and maximizes efficiency.

For the full specs on this new product click here.

Ohio Announces Upgrades For Clean Water

Ohio is receiving another major investment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to modernize aging water infrastructure, replace lead pipes and address emerging pollutants.The investments will help ensure safe drinking water for Ohioans and create jobs for construction workers across the state. The investment was awarded through EPA’s Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds and will support state low-interest loan programs to address key challenges in drinking water, storm and wastewater infrastructure projects.

For more information on where these funds will be used check out

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