Training, New Technology Take Center Stage at the Remodeling Show

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New to this year’s Remodeling Show, September 15-17, at the Baltimore Convention Center, is the Propane Innovation Pavilion in booth 2712, where remodelers and construction professionals can learn more about new propane-fueled equipment, appliances, and vehicles and participate in training workshops.

“Propane plays a critical role in efficiently fueling tankless water heaters and provides a reliable backup energy source,” said Tracy Burleson, director of residential programs for PERC.

New to this year’s Remodeling Show, September 15-17, at the Baltimore Convention Center, is the Propane Innovation Pavilion in booth 2712, where remodelers and construction professionals can learn more about new propane-fueled equipment, appliances, and vehicles and participate in training workshops.

“Propane plays a critical role in efficiently fueling tankless water heaters and provides a reliable backup energy source,” said Tracy Burleson, director of residential programs for PERC. “PERC is assisting remodelers and construction professionals with training and information on energy-efficient appliances, so they can provide cost-effective solutions to homeowners.”

Show attendees will have the opportunity to participate in two on-site workshops, which are taking center stage at the Propane Innovation Pavilion — “Water Heaters: Retrofitting from Standard Electric or Oil to Gas Tankless” and “Specifying Propane Standby Generators: Installation and Value Considerations.”

The courses will take place at the following times:

“Water Heaters: Retrofitting from Standard Electric or Oil to Gas Tankless”
Wednesday, September 15: 12 – 12:45 p.m. and 3 – 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 16: 12 – 12:45 p.m.
Friday, September 17: 10 – 10:45 a.m.

“Specifying Propane Standby Generators: Installation and Value Considerations”
Wednesday, September 15: 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 16: 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. and 3 – 3:45 p.m.
Friday, September 17: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

To demonstrate the use of propane-fueled appliances in the home, PERC is partnering with leading manufacturers Rinnai and Kohler to display energy-efficient propane-fueled appliances. Rinnai products on display in the Propane Innovation Pavilion include a tankless water heater with condensing water heating technology, a solar reheat kit that allows hot water to flow even when its cloudy, a direct vent furnace, a condensing wall-mount boiler, and a hydronic furnace. Other featured products include a Kohler 20-kilowatt home generator with a transfer switch that eliminates the need for a second distribution panel and additional wiring for residential standby generators.

About the Propane Education & Research Council

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) was authorized by the U.S. Congress with the passage of Public Law 104-284, the Propane Education and Research Act (PERA), signed into law on October 11, 1996. The mission of the Propane Education & Research Council is to promote the safe, efficient use of odorized propane gas as a preferred energy source. To learn more about the organization, please visit http://www.propanecouncil.org, for information on building with propane, visit http://www.buildwithpropane.com.

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