In 1948, engineer Avy Miller founded Laars Engineering, a company dedicated to the idea of quickly heating water by passing it through finned copper tube heat exchangers. Miller realized that moving water at high velocity through “low-mass” heat exchangers, as in the case of finned copper tubing could heat water up to nine times faster than through cast iron vessels.
Laars’ cutting edge designs continued over the years and the company grew. Today, Laars is a member of the Bradford White family of companies and is headquartered in Rochester NH, USA where all design, testing and manufacturing of Laars products takes place.
Laars products are widely used in space heating, radiant floor heating, volume water heating and industrial process markets covering a range of 50,000 to 5,000,000 BTU’s, utilizing either natural gas or liquid propane fuels.