Tag: Variable Speed Pumps

Taco Now Offering a $20 Rebate With Purchase of the “Bumble Bee”

Taco’s Bumble Bee is a variable speed circulator with an electronically communicated motor (ECM).  Made specifically for North American residential hydronic systems, it is one of the most efficient wet rotor circulators available today.  The display shows real-time watt usage and GPM flow.  To redeem the rebate, just purchase a Bumble Bee before 4/30/15, fill…




How Variable Speed, Sensorless Pumping Works

It’s time to get rid of external sensors for commercial variable speed pumping applications.  New technology from two leading pump manufacturers, Taco and Armstrong,  allows for the pump to speed up and slow down all based on pre-programmed logic within a motor-mounted control.  Before “SelfSensing” or “Sensorless” technology, an external sensor was required at the furthest terminal…




A New Kind of Water Pressure Booster System

In high rise buildings,  fixtures such as shower heads, faucets, and toilets require a certain amount of water pressure to operate correctly.  Ever take a shower in an apartment, say on the 10th floor, and notice that hardly any water is coming out of the shower head?  This is likely due to the building’s water…




Variable Speed Pumping With Automatic Water Balancing Valves

Following up with yesterday’s post about balancing, I thought it would be beneficial to go over a popular device that goes hand-in-hand with automatic valves: Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). The purpose of utilizing this device is to save energy dollars. VFDs have the ability to modulate the speed of a motor on a pump, fan…