Supply House Times' Top Products of 2015
The staff at Supply House Times compiled a list of the top products of 2015.
By The Supply House Times staff
Each year, the editors of Supply House Times receive thousands of product releases from industry manufacturers. The following products have earned the distinction of Supply House Times’ Top Products of 2015, based on the most page views at www.supplyht.com.
California Faucets two-outlet diverter
California Facuets’ Cal-Green-compliant Style Therm adds water efficiency at affordable luxury. A two-outlet diverter allows it to stay within a 2.0-gpm water efficiency and operate up to two applications independently.
Rinnai condensing tankless water heater
Rinnai introduces a new line of condensing tankless water heaters, featuring a breakthrough in recirculation technology to help users save time, money and natural resources. Along with the recently introduced dual-venting options on interior units (RUC98i and RUC80i ), the RUD98i and RUR98e, the newest additions to the Ultra series condensing tankless water heater family, come equipped with an integrated pump, internal bypass line and thermal bypass valve, and will work with either a dedicated return line or a crossover valve.
Duravit flushometer toilet collection
With the Starck 3 flushometer toilet collection, Duravit brings the luxury and modernity of Philippe Starck’s signature Starck 3 collection into the commercial environment. The toilet has an elegant, elongated front and syphonic flushing technology ideal for heavily trafficked commercial settings. The Starck 3 flushometer toilet uses 1.28 gpf and is available in three models: ADA-compliant floor-standing with visible inlet and open front, wall-mounted with visible inlet and wall-mounted with concealed inlet.
Caleffi’s 16th edition of idronics explains how circulators operate, as well as how they are sized and selected, which is crucial to good hydronic system design.
TOTO’s UltraMax II 1G with its Double Cyclone technology delivers unparalleled, ultra-high-efficiency flushing using only 1 gal. of water.
tekmar Control Systems snow-melting control
The tekmar Snow Melting Control 680 operates electric or hydronic equipment to melt snow or ice from any road surface and communicates with building automation systems.
Fernox water filter
Fernox’s TF1 Delta Filter has been specifically designed to protect vital components from magnetic and nonmagnetic debris, as well as remove any trapped air in the system water. Suitable for large-volume, low-temperature heating and cooling commercial systems, the filter utilizes hydrocyclonic action to deliver contaminants to the unit’s specially designed magnet assembly.
Bosch Power Tools drill-driver
The Bosch HDH181X is a heavy-duty 18V Brute Tough 1/2” drill/driver designed to answer plumber demands for greater control, maximum power and best-built durability. The drill/driver is equipped with exclusive Bosch Active Response Technology, which reduces the risk of harmful torque reaction in bind-up situations. An integrated acceleration sensor limits the tool’s rotation by detecting sudden movements and cuts off motor current, stopping the tool and making handling easier.
Lenova faucet and sink designs
Lenova’s Ozone collection faucets feature exclusive water-air patented technology that infuses ozone directly into the water through a chamber inside the spout. This process creates ozonized water that is completely safe to drink and makes an effective disinfectant with many applications. The collection includes six styles of bath or kitchen faucets to choose from including a single lever, twin lever, pullout, filtered water and ozone sensor. All are available in brushed-nickel or polished-chrome finishes.
Kohler touchless toilet
Kohler’s San Souci touchless flush toilet uses a sensor mounted on the inside of the tank that sets off the flush when a hand is waved over it. Available in 10 colors.
ASA domestic water heaters course
ASA University’s update to its product knowledge course Domestic Water Heaters is available in both book and online formats.
InSinkErator hot water dispenser
The InSinkErator HOT100 water dispensing system delivers 60 cups of near-boiling water (up to 210° F) every hour and installs into a standard 1 1/2” hole on the sink or countertop.