Bradford White Tech Tips

Straight from the manufacturer, Bradford White has compiled the knowledge that your reps may need to complete the job with certainty. If the information you need isn’t here, feel free to reach out to our Hydronics and Water Heating specialists at 330-968-2291.

 

 

For The Pro™ Troubleshooting & Maintenance Videos

We are closing out our year of Bradford White Tech Tips with our November and December editions highlighting Bradford’s “For The Pro” website. If you missed November’s edition on rebates...

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Find Your Local Rebates on BWC For The Pro™

As we are closing out the year of Bradford White Tech Tips, we want to highlight Bradford's For The Pro™ website...

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Preventative Maintenance on Water Heaters

Are you waiting for your customers’ water heaters to fail before you see that home as another source of income? Let us show you how you can...

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Do I Install a Residential or Commercial Water Heater?

Did you know installing a residential water heater in the wrong application can affect the warranty? This is a common occurrence in light commercial applications, such as beauty salons, strip malls, offices, and even duplexes. Basically...

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Condensate & Neutralization

As a high-efficiency gas water heater or heating appliance fires the airborne water will drop below the dew point and the flue gases will begin to condense, the condensate...

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Burned Out or Dry Fired Elements

When troubleshooting a residential electric water heater for incidents of either 'No Hot Water' or 'Insufficient Hot Water,' it is always a good...

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Residential Large Volume Electric Water Heater

The perfect hot water solution for high-demand households. Bradford White has made a few big additions to their residential electric water heater line-up. 79 and 118 gallons to be exact. Featuring their exclusive...

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Sizing Residential Tankless Water Heaters

Sizing Residential Tankless Water Heaters...

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Know Your Tax Credits and Rebates

ENERGY STAR® Products There are significant rebates being given out by local energy providers for ENERGY STAR products...

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Negative Air Pressure

Negative air pressure is the flow or movement of air from the outside to the inside of a building. Devices that pull air out of the building can create negative air pressure. This is especially true in dealing with kitchen or restaurant product applications...

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Who Creates Safety & Performance Standards?

UL (Underwriters Laboratories)Establishes the minimum requirements for electric water heater safety...

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Gas Venting Types

Non-mechanical vents use the density difference between hot exhaust and cooler ambient air and have negative vent pressure...

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Usable Storage

Do you know the difference between tank capacity and usable storage? When a water heater's approximate set point temperature is satisfied and is in "standby" mode, there is...

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Key Takeaways from the Industry’s Governing Bodies (1 of 3)

Who creates Safety & Performance standards? UL (Underwriters Laboratories): Establishes the minimum requirements for Electric water heater safety. UL174: Residential Electric Water Heaters –12kW...

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Key Takeaways from the Industry’s Governing Bodies (2 of 3)

Who tests the products for safety & performance standards? Intertek (ETL) 3rd party agency that can test and certify electric water...

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Key Takeaways from the Industry’s Governing Bodies (3 of 3)

Reference the chart below as a tool to educate your customers about job spec requirements. Remember that CSA Group, AHRI, & ETL all have...

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Know Your Tax Credits and Rebates

ENERGY STAR® Products There are significant rebates being given out by local energy providers, for ENERGY STAR® products. https://www.energystar.gov/rebate-finder Non...

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Buy America(n) Letter Requests

Bradford White Corporation (BWC) often receives requests to confirm compliance with Buy America(n) provisions. There is no single “Buy America(n)”...

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Combustion Air Requirements

Why is it important to understand combustion air requirements? Without the proper amount of combustion air, gas fired water heaters...

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CTRL + F

Looking for a quicker way to search for important information in your Bradford White documents? Use CTRL + F Simply...

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Energy Conversion & Amp Draw

Sometimes buildings or homes switch energy sources and want the same performance out of their water heaters regardless of the...

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Negative Air Pressure

Negative air pressure is the flow or movement of air from the outside to the inside of a building. Devices...

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New ICON Gas Valve

Introducing the New ICON Gas Valve As part of Bradford White's commitment to delivering continuous product improvements, you will soon...

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Recovery Rates

Recovery Rates can be calculated at any Temperature Rise Gas Water Heaters All you need is the spec sheet or ...

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Reducing the Impact of Water Softeners on Heaters

There are other elements in water besides H₂O, such as calcium and magnesium. The concentration of these minerals depends on...

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Flood Damage and Water Heaters

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) recommends that if a water heater is exposed to flood water, the...

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Gas Venting Types

Edition #5 | May 2016 Non-Mechanical Uses the density difference between hot exhaust & cooler ambient air Negative vent pressure...

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Guide to Selecting a Water Heater

Adding or Replacing an existing water heater? Follow our guide to help with the selection process!...

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Is it a boiler or a volume water heater?

Boiler – Used for space heating Considered a “closed loop” Can heat potable water with the use of an indirect...

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SNF Regulations

Are you getting questions about NSF? Is Bradford White compliant with NSF? What is it? NSF was founded in 1944...

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Understanding ASME Requirements

What is ASME? ASME stands for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Its purpose in the plumbing industry is to regulate...

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Usable Storage

Do you know the difference between tank capacity and usable storage? When a water heater’s approximate set point temperature is...

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Water Softeners & Water Heaters

There are other elements in water besides H2O, such as calcium and magnesium. The concentration of these minerals depends on...

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