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Versa Hydro Solar

Versa-Hydro Solar Combination Appliance

The highly efficient Versa-Hydro Solar® is a space heating and domestic hot water appliance. It was the first device in the U.S. that was able to provide both domestic hot water and space heating in one compact, efficient appliance! The Versa-Hydro Solar draws energy first from the solar heat exchanger, saving considerably on energy cost and consumption; resulting in considerable space and cost savings while setting a new standard for environmental responsibility, energy conservation, and consumer convenience.

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A Combination Unit with a High Efficiency

The Versa Hydro combines the equivalent of a 135,000 BTU boiler, an indirect water heater, and a buffer tank into one highly efficient modulating unit. It operates at up to a 96% thermal efficiency rating and up to a 93% combustion efficiency rating.

The modulating domestic hot water (DHW) burner operates at up to a five to one turndown ratio, while the space heating module operates at a ten to one turndown ratio. This allows the Versa Hydro to modulate at lower firing rates which reduces short cycling, conserves energy, and improves component reliability.

Harness the Power of the Sun

The Versa Hydro Solar operates with a high-capacity internal solar heat exchanger for connection to solar panels or other renewable heat sources. The Versa Hydro Solar transfers energy from the sun and continues to produce hot water through the internal gas-fired back up even when there is limited sunlight.

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Solar Sense

Choosing the Versa Hydro Solar options saves you money by cutting your electricity or gas use. Using solar energy can reduce fuel consumption by 15,000 cubic feet of natural gas (based on 40,000 BTU per day for each solar panel). It is also eco-friendly, diminishing CO2 gasses that pollute our air. Each solar panel eliminates a significant amount of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. It would take the planting of more than 40 trees to recoup that much CO2! Not only does the Versa Hydro Solar save energy, money, and the environment, it also adds value to the resale of your home or business!

The Perfect Fit

The Versa Hydro Solar is available in two gallon sizes: 80 gallons and 119 gallons. It has two BTU inputs: 130k and 199k. It is available in natural gas and liquid propane.

Added Savings!

The Versa Hydro unit provides homeowners with one appliance that saves money on operating expenses, reduces overall installation costs and takes up less space than traditional space heating and water heating appliances. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions by utilizing a mesh burner that reduces nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide production and meets all nationally recognized low NOx emission standards. It is highly efficient to save energy, with a gas-fired back-up burner that operates at up to a 96% efficiency rating.

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Condensing Technology

The Versa Hydro is a condensing unit. The major advantage of condensing technology is to extract more heat from the exhaust gas compared to conventional systems. The heat exchanger incorporates a larger surface area constructed of high-quality 90/10 cupronickel, which allows the unit to extract all of the latent energy from the water vapor contained within the exhaust gas. This reclamation of energy allows the appliance to use less fuel to meet desired heating loads.

Quality Construction

Quality Design of the Versa Hydro Solar

The Versa Hydro Solar is manufactured with the highest quality material, including an extremely durable cupronickel and stainless steel heat exchanger that allows for excellent heat transfer and resists corrosion. It is finned, offering more surface area compared to plain tubes, increasing heat exchange capacity. It has a high quality back up heat exchanger that operates when high recovery rates are needed. It is virtually maintenance free, minimizing lime scale build-up and eliminating the blockage risk that occurs with low mass boilers.

This Versa Hydro Solar is made with 2 inch thick environmentally safe foam blown insulation, allowing for only ½ degree F heat loss per hour. This allows the space heating module to utilize water from the DHW system efficiently without repetitive cycling of the burner.

The Versa Hydro Total System Control (TSC) manages pump speeds and temperature settings depending on the required BTU output. Contractors can easily set the domestic tank temperature and the maximum heating temperature. The TSC will then automatically manage the appliance to provide the most efficient output depending on the load and outside temperature. This system gives contractors confidence that they are providing their customers with a product that is continuously maximizing efficiency.

Easy Installation and Virtually Maintenance Free

The Versa-Hydro Solar has built in auxiliary taps that provide connections to air handlers, radiant heating, or supplemental storage tanks. The unit also has five easy piping connections – supply and return for heating and inlet and outlet for DHW and system feed. There is no primary/secondary loop to install, no near boiler piping, and no boiler/indirect electrical connections – making the installation hassle free! The Versa Hydro vents in PVC or CPVC pipe.

Advanced Assurance

The Versa Hydro Solar is backed by a limited 12 year warranty, right out of the box! No registration is required.

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