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Canadian Associations Consider Hydronics Standards

All Partner Organizations Will Seek to Train or Support Training to the Agreed Upon Learning Standards
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CIPH together with CMMTQ, HRAI, and TECA began a coordinated review of their respective hydronics training programs with the goal of creating a national learning standard for hydronics certification. 


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Communication is a Contractor’s Best Tool

Don’t Be Afraid to Share the Ins and Outs of a New Wet Heat System
By Tom Tuohy
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The moral of the story is to do the complete job, from the start. This means explaining to the homeowner ahead of time what you are going to do and the potential problems that could arise after the installation is complete. 


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HVAC Training Track: Dec. 9, 2013

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The full-day workshop will feature topics key to the optimal installation of biomass boilers for space and hot water heating in residential and commercial settings. 


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Feb. 19, 2014: New Seminar to Discuss Hydronic Heating Supplied by Renewables

John Siegenthaler to Present Full-Day Seminar
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Mohawk Valley Community College announced that it is offering a professional development seminar for engineers and contractors in the state of New York called “Hydronic Heating Supplied by Renewable Energy Sources,” presented by John Siegenthaler, P.E.


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Boilers, Water Heaters Efficiently Evolve

Manufacturers Aim For Higher Efficiencies, Smaller Footprints
By Matt Bishop
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When it comes to boilers and water heaters, manufacturers are sensing an ongoing trend — the move to higher-efficiency models.


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Heat Transfer: Nature Versus Math

Formulas and Assumptions Don’t Always Predict what Happens
By John Siegenthaler, PE
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The following formula has been around the North American hydronics industry for a long time: Btuh = 500 x gpm x delta T. It can be used to estimate the rate of heat transfer into or out of a device that has a stream of water flowing through it at a known flow rate, and with a measured temperature change between the inlet and outlet of that water stream.


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Busting Customers’ Radiant Heating Myths

Customer Misconceptions Stem from Lack of Awareness, Fear of High Cost
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Some customers consider radiant heating a new and untested technology, while others categorize it as a luxury beyond what they can afford. Either way, industry leaders agree it’s time to bust these myths and introduce radiant heat to the masses

 


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RPA Seeks to Expand Radiant Market

New Executive Director Pushes for Awareness, Broader Perspective
By Kimberly Schwartz
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There’s a strong push to grow the hydronic and radiant market, and one of the forces behind that push is Mark Eatherton, the Radiant Professionals Alliance's new executive director.


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Hydronics Trends: Whole-System Comfort

By Angela D. Harris
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The application of wet heat technology has expanded over the years and new technologies that improve control and efficiencies are pushing this industry sector further ahead. 


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Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013: Taco Completes Acquisition, Opens IDC, Launches New Products

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Taco has had a busy year. John Hazen White Jr., president and CEO, made a series of announcements on new developments at the company at its opening press conference.


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