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With Winter Fast Approaching, You Can Count On Bosch Thermotechnology to Heat Things Up

Sept. 1, 2021
With high efficiency products like the Singular Combi Boiler, the Greenstar Boilers, and the Ductless Climate 5000, contractors can choose the perfect heating and cooling solutions for their customers.

Weather forecasts suggest that the upcoming winter season will bring some notable hot and cold flip-flop conditions, creating extreme temperature swings. This follows on the heels of the February 2021 North American cold wave in Oklahoma, Texas, and down the Gulf Coast that strained the power grid and froze pipelines, leaving millions of people without power.

“Boilers, such as Bosch’s Singular Combi Boiler and the Bosch Greenstar, could have made a difference in places like Dallas this past February,” says Sal Brunetto, National Sales Manager for boilers and hydronic equipment at Bosch Thermotechnology. “In fact, just 50 feet of baseboard heating in common areas could have kept many of the houses from freezing after those incredible power outages. We are starting to see architects and engineers make efficient modifications to their recommendations, such as adding baseboard heating or supplementary radiant heat to housing projects. These efficient heating modifications add supplemental heat during the ever-increasing climate changes and unpredictable weather. Our Singular Combi Boiler is a smart and effective solution for lots of weather and heating environments, from new construction to additions and expansions.”

Bosch’s Singular Combi Boiler provides efficient and reliable heat and hot water in one cost-effective, wall-mounted setup. This system offers the highest domestic hot water production of any combi boiler currently in the market. It is lightweight, features a small footprint, and has simple, easy-to-learn controls. The Singular has two SKUs, and all parts are interchangeable between the two boilers, except for the control panel. This engineering efficiency provides contractors with simplified installations.

The Bosch Greenstar line of gas condensing boilers comes with an efficiency rating of up to 96.1 percent annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). All models in the Greenstar series are Energy Star rated and feature wall-hung designs. “The Greenstar boilers are available as both a combination boiler and as a heating-only boiler,” Brunetto explains. “So, it gives contractors the flexibility to really have a product that fits any application environment that a contractor may run into. As a result, they have an optimal solution for just about any situation.”

Brunetto spotlights the Greenstar’s versatility: “The Bosch Greenstar line provides optimal versatility beyond serving as the primary heating source. These boilers can also be used for supplemental heating, such as in home additions where maybe the homeowners are adding radiant heat, a large new master bath, or even towel warmers,” he says. “There are a lot of uses for hydronic boilers. In Southern states we are starting to see upgrades of garage spaces with radiant flooring or fan-coil heat to keep those garages warm during colder seasons.”

The Greenstar features an Al-Si heat exchanger made of Aluminum-Silicon alloy, and combi units are equipped with a stainless-steel heat exchanger. “Nobody else is doing aluminum alloy cast heat exchangers quite like Bosch is,” says Brunetto. “The result is a solid cast aluminum block, very similar to what you would find in the automotive industry. As a result of superior engineering, the products are very durable and long-lasting.” A fully modulating fan assembly helps to increase the Greenstar’s efficiency. All models are available for use with LP or natural gas, with a conversion kit included.

Extreme temperature events this coming winter could help explain why homeowners are considering the installation of ductless products like the air-to-air Bosch Climate 5000 Ductless mini-split heat pump system. “Ductless products in general are one of the fastest growing segments in the HVAC industry in the U.S.” says Dustin Gregoire, National Sales Manager at Bosch Thermotechnology. “There are many regions of the U.S. where homes never had, or didn’t need AC, that are now experiencing much warmer temperatures. People are looking to add this comfort advantage, without having to completely tear their homes apart. The Bosch Climate 5000 provides contractors with good opportunities to offer supplemental air conditioning. It is also ideal for introducing a supplemental type of heat, with the Climate 5000 serving as the heat pump.”

Home additions or remodels where there’s no ductwork are sweet spots for the Climate 5000, Gregoire says. “Perhaps the homeowner has added a mother-in-law suite, a larger family room or even a man cave. Introducing a ductless mini-split system into all these scenarios provides a way to condition that new space without having to run ductwork in an attic or in a wall. Ductless is much more convenient for some of those supplemental cooling and heating applications.”

Ductless mini-splits provide ample comfort and efficiency and have a very high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating). This ratio measures the cooling output of an air conditioner over a typical cooling season divided by the energy it uses in watt hours. The Climate 5000 system features inverter-drive components which means, just like your car accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour, the air conditioner or the heat pump ramps up and down according to what the need is in the space. This ensures optimal efficiency.

Bosch is one of the only manufacturers that provides such a comprehensive line of efficient and progressive heating and air solutions—from unitary air conditioning, tankless water heating, boilers, to ductless mini-splits. Importantly, Bosch also provides comprehensive back-end support. Under the Bosch umbrella contractors get everything they need from one source, which goes a long way in helping them keep happy customers.

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