In this blog post, we are going to talk about hydronic air handlers and Dragon Breath 100, a hydronic water to air heat exchanging unit, with different applications. Find out how you can use it and install it properly.
Hydronic Air Handler Unit Description
Dragon Breath Hydronic Air Handler 100
It is 110 volt. It is a water-based unit, so you're gonna send in boiler water in and out of this unit.
It has a fan mounted in the back, which will blow the air through your heating area that you'd like to heat. The unit heater motor is a totally enclosed air over the motor enclosure, which produces 1,200 CFM, a sleeve bearing system, and a 1,550 RPM motor, a venturi-designed fan as well.
The water to air heat exchanger has aluminum fins, 12 per inch, with a 22 gauge galvanized steel frame, plus a 3/8 seamless tubing system, three core construction, for a better heat exchange.
It has a high flow of 12 gallons per minute in the manifold and can handle pressures up to 175 PSI, and temperatures of 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
It is an L grade copper with 99.9% pure copper with high solder used. All the ports can also handle the SharkBite fittings as well.
The Dragon Breath unit heater has adjustable louvers that can be adjusted to any angle that would best serve your application.
Dragon Breath Unit Heater - Description
We also have the fans that can handle the variable speed controllers, so you can regulate with the turn of a knob the variable speeds, as it is shown in this display above.
Dragon Breath Unit Heater Exchanger Technical Specifications
The unit heater uses an 110-volt fan, which can easily be hooked up to an 110-volt thermostat, which can regulate the temperature of wherever you're setting this up.
It comes in four sizes, 70,000 BTU, 100,000 BTU, which you have seen here, 150,000 BTUs, and a 200,000 BTUs.
Dragons Breath Heaters - Technical Specifications
Where can the Dragon Breath Air Handler 100 be used?
They can be used in applications such as:
- garages and bays
- heating basements
- heat dumps
- breweries distilleries
- corn cribs, and much more
Air Handling Units Installation Examples
Dragon Breath Air Handler 100 Features and Options
Work Bay Case Study
And the first picture here, it is a picture of a work bay. And in this work bay, they are using an L-Bracket system. They basically made it, they got an L-Bracket system, and they screwed it together, made a shelf kind of set up there, as you can see in the Work Bay set up.
Warehouse Case Study
In the second picture, they're showing a unit heater where they had to have a clean environment. So they mounted the Dragon Breath unit heater with the big filter on it. They have a very clean environment. And I don't really remember what the application was, that they had to have such a dust -free environment.
Distillery - Case Study
In the next picture, you'll see a picture of a distillery. And what that is, is the water that cools the mash in the brewing applications. And if I'm pronouncing or calling that wrong, I apologize, I don't know anything about brewing, but I found it very interesting.
Man Cave - Case Study
The picture to the right of that is a man cave. And what this application is, he built a little shelf, and that's where he stores his toys, his quads, his motorcycles, his boat and other things in there.
Garage Case Study
And on the bottom left, it's where he has it just simply mounted in a garage. Again, this is a simple L Bracket design mounting system.
Trophy Room - Case Study
And then on the right, this customer put it in his trophy room. And this customer used a 3/8 rod mount on this application. All very simple.
Dragon Breath Air Handler 100 Features
These units are small and compact. They're adjustable louvers, easy to install, inexpensive, but high quality. Works with any kind of boiler. So you not only need a wood boiler, you can use fossil fuels, propane LP, any other system that you can think of natural gas.
It is quiet, it is high-quality, and we make it here in the USA.
Case Study - Hydronic Air Handler Workshop Installation
Workshop Installation Case Study
And this install, this is a customer that installed it in his workshop.
In the picture here, you can see that the Dragon Breath, which is a Dragon Breath 70, which is 70,000 BTU unit heater, is installed on the backside of a wall finished workshop.
Installation of the Dragon Breath 70
What you need:
- 110-volt power source
- a hydronic supply and return
- a thermostat of 110 volt
- a variable speed controller (optional feature)
Workshop Installation Specs
But in this application, in this install, the did use the variable speed. As you can see in the picture, the boiler return always goes on the top. That is to purge the air out of the heat exchanger so you don't get a bubbling sound. The bottom port is where your supply will go, the boiler supply.
The customer put the 110-volt thermostat, as you can see, then goes to a plug, and then to the variable speed. So when the thermostat calls for heat, it'll simply go to the variable speed, which the variable speed will regulate the speed of the fan, and then blow air through the heat exchanger getting to the temperature that the room is set to thermostatically.
So the installation is very simple. It shouldn't take more than a couple hours from start to finish.