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Top 100 Products for 2017: Mechanical & Electrical

Products from Maytag, Rinnai, O-Vate Technologies, TracPipe, Task Lighting, Electrolux, SharkBite, Panasonic, Air King, Navien, Eaton, and Garaventa Lift

August 08, 2017

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Maytag / Large-Capacity Washer

The MHW4300DC is a 27-inch 4.2-cubic-foot-capacity front-load washer in Maytag’s Maxima product line that’s designed to tackle the toughest loads of laundry. The Steam for Stains option uses additional soak time, optimal water temperature, and a boost of steam to remove stains. Other features include an Allergen Cycle and a 6-hour Fresh Spin option, which tumbles clothes after the cycle ends to limit growth of odor-causing bacteria. 

maytag front-load washer

Rinnai / Tankless Water Heaters

Rinnai’s Super High Efficiency Plus (SE+) featuring ThermaCirc360 (formerly known as the Ultra Series) line of condensing tankless water heaters includes the RUR98i and RUR98e (shown). These models feature recirculation, with or without a dedicated recirculation line, which shortens wait time for hot water, and is provided by thermal bypass technology that includes an integrated pump, internal bypass line, and thermal bypass valve.

rinnai tankless water heater

O-Vate Technologies / Dryer Wall Vent

Manufactured from heavy-gauge galvanized and powder-coated steel, the Dryer Wall Vent from In-O-Vate Technologies is built for durability, with clean lines and a low profile that won’t detract from exterior aesthetics. Engineered for a quick, accurate fit, the vent has large, clear openings and a lighter damper, yielding lab-proven zero back pressure and ensuring that the termin-ation doesn’t hamper exhaust perform-ance. 

TracPipe / Gas Piping

TracPipe CounterStrike flexible gas piping from Omega Flex is a polyethylene-sleeved stainless steel pipe system for natural gas and propane that installs quickly around curves and comes in long segments, reducing the number of required connections. Because it’s non––annealed, the piping is crush-resistant and easier to cut. 

Task Lighting / Angled Power Strip

Task Lighting’s patented Angle Power Strip offers flexibility in power placement. Custom lengths and receptacle placement are available, including custom outlet options, such as HDMI, Cat6, and USB. The power strips are suitable for use in kitchens, under cabinets (shown), in bathrooms, offices, workshops, and other locations, and can be installed horizontally or vertically. Strips come in several finish options.

task lighting angled power strip

Electrolux / Washer-Dryer Pair

Electrolux promises laundry innovation with its Perfect Steam Washer with LuxCare Wash and SmartBoost, and its Perfect Steam Dryer with Instant Refresh. SmartBoost premixes water and detergent before the wash cycle begins; LuxCare boasts better wash actions, temperature control, and smart load sensing. The 8.0-cubic-foot dryer’s Instant Refresh cycle removes wrinkles and revives fabrics; Perfect Steam releases wrinkles and reduces static. Available in Island White or Titanium. 

SharkBite Plumbing Solutions / Plumbing Fittings

SharkBite Plumbing Solutions manufac-tures a broad range of plumbing fittings, water control valves, and PEX pipe for water supply runs from meter to fixture. Designed for production efficiency and reliable performance, SharkBite push-to-connect valves and fittings install quickly and require no gluing or soldering. 

Panasonic / Ventilation Fan

Panasonic’s Energy Star–certified WhisperRecessed LED fan is UL listed for tub/shower enclosures and offers quiet operation. The 80 cfm fan exhausts indoor moisture, pollutants, and allergens while its recessed adjustable LED bulb’s positioning and deeper lamp regression minimize glare. A built-in damper prevents back draft. 

Air King / Home Ventilation

With an extensive line of Energy Star–certified ventilation products, Air King can effectively control a home’s humidity and enhance indoor air quality. (Snap-in BFQ Series, shown, easily installs using the Snap-In Mounting System and is available in contractor packs of four housings and four trim kits.)

Navien / Tankless Water Heater

Navien Premium Efficiency (NPE) tankless water heaters come in four output sizes, with or without built-in recirculation. NPE-A (Advanced) features ComfortFlow recirculation, with a pump and buffer tank and six pump control options. NPE-S (Standard) tops the Energy Star rating list with up to 0.99 EF (energy factor). All sizes have dual stainless steel heat exchangers and come with a 15-year residential warranty. 

Eaton / Electrical Fittings

According to power management company Eaton, the plug-on neutral technology in its CH-series load centers and circuit breakers saves up to 25 percent on installation time per device. Eaton is the only manufacturer to offer arc-fault and ground-fault protection in a single receptacle or breaker. 

eaton electrical fittings

Graventa Lift / Accessibility

Garaventa Lift specializes in compact elevators, home elevators, inclined platform lifts, and other residential accessibility products. Available in standard and custom sizes, the elevators are offered in a wide range of wall panel materials, finishes, and colors, including brushed or oil-rubbed finishes on metal fixtures.

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This was an excellent article, I was looking for an update on electrical equipment for 2021, but did not find it. Thanks, Bryson of

Awesome list of products, but I haven't been able to find anything for 2021, just like Bryson. Thanks a bunch, Jeremy the manager at

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