Colder days are right around the corner, so building pros and heating contractors are making sure they’re up to date with the latest heating technology. In PHCPPros, contractor Harvey Ramer, owner of Ramer Mechanical LLC and a specialist in radiant heating and hydronic heating systems, highlights this season’s heating trends, including an uptick in consumer interest in gas combi boilers. “Many American manufacturers, such as Lochinvar, also seem to be responding with price point combi boilers to compete against some of the offshore brands,” he writes. “Combi boilers have provided a more budget-friendly solution for many homeowners and minimized the space required for central heating and hot water production.” Heating and HVAC contractors will also be increasingly involved in setting up home comfort systems that can be controlled remotely, through the cloud, he predicts.

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