New High Efficiency Baxi Luna Duo-Tec named Product of The Month

Gas-Adaptive, Continuously Self-Calibrating Sets New Standard

Plumbing Engineer featured the new Baxi Luna Duo-Tec as the Product of The Month in the magazine's September 2013 edition.

With the introduction of the fully loaded and self-calibrating Baxi Luna Duo-Tec high efficiency wallhung boiler, Baxi has taken its commitment to safety, quality and environmental protection to an even higher level.

Baxi has been a leading European heating products manufacturer since 1866, and has lead the development of wallhung boilers technology for four decades. The Baxi Luna series of combi and heating-only boilers was introduced in 1978; today, Baxi is producing up to 4,000 boilers a day at its state-of-the-art, 1-million sq. ft. plant in Bassano, Italy for export to more than 70 countries.

Together with Marathon International, the exclusive distributor of Baxi heating and renewable energy solutions in North America, Baxi introduced the first combination heating and domestic hot water boiler (Baxi Luna combi model) in North America 15 years ago.

Proven reliable and high efficiency performance through North America

Like any new Baxi product introduced in North America, Baxi Luna Duo-Tec has passed rigid, winter field testing over the last six months, from New York to Alaska.

This Spring, Baxi engineers inspected a dozen of 18 field test installations installed by Baxi certified contractors throughout the United States and Canada. Baxi Luna Duo-Tec is clearly ready for the North American market, after two years of success in the UK. Field tests further show that Luna Duo-Tec sets a “new standard” for proven and reliable high efficiency gas-fired heating appliances.

Baxi Duo-Tec

With a 7:1 turndown ratio and thermal efficiency in the high 90s , Baxi Luna Duo-Tec is ideal for a wide range of affordable, green building applications -- from 5,000 square foot luxury homes and office spaces to small apartment suites. The trademark fully packaged Baxi boiler, loaded with safety and high performance quality, continues to be in a league of its own for value for price, according to leading Baxi trained and certified contractors and exclusive regional distributors.

Whisper-quiet and compact (30.04”Hx17.71”Wx13.58”D), Baxi Luna Duo-Tec is fully serviceable from the front, where a digital control panel with large back-lit lighting display simplifies set-up procedures and trouble shooting. The boiler also features a modulating pump and attractive venting options. With coaxial vent pipe, it is rated zero-clearance to combustibles and is approved for closet installations -- saving valuable living space.

Duo-Tec means double the assurance of lifestyle comfort and reliable performance

Baxi Luna Duo-Tec raises the bar for proper set-up and reliable performance for modulating, condensing heating appliances. Specifically, Baxi engineers have successfully built self-calibrating technologies into the new model.

At setup and commissioning of a Luna Duo-Tc Baxi trained and certified heating and plumbing contractor can rely on the boiler to intelligently determine whether the source of gas is natural gas or propane. This automatic safety measure requires verification by the installing contractor on the interactive control panel on the front of the boiler.

A Baxi-certified installer then instructs the boiler to pinpoint optimal operating parameters, including proper adjustment of a pneumatic gas valve and the fan speed to match Baxi-specified vent length for the application. This self-calibrating feature is repeated regularly throughout the life of the boiler, ensuring the best and most consistent high efficiency performance.

As outlined in the 24/7 contractor accessible Baxi Certified section of www.wallhungboilers.com, the manufacturer and the North American distributor of Baxi products have worked closely together to ensure product training, technical and after-sales support. A Baxi Luna Duo-Tec interactive training and certification CD ROM can help a qualified heating and plumbing contractor anywhere begin to master this equipment.