BURR RIDGE, Ill. — Weil-McLain, a manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, launched its 2016 School of Better Heating training program. The School of Better Heating is an annual series of seminars that includes a new learning model that incorporates feedback from past and prospective attendees of the training events.

The one- to two-day sessions feature classes on Hydronics 101, a circulator course, gas control troubleshooting, information on managing multiple boilers, efficiency operation training, and more.

The School of Better Heating reflects Weil-McLain’s leadership in hydronic system training, which also includes extensive in-field experience with hands-on and application training in addition to class instruction and special certified courses for continuing education.

“By securing ongoing feedback, we can better understand our end-users’ needs,” said Greg Pickens, director of learning and development at Weil-McLain. “It’s about becoming the thought leader in training, which means understanding our training event attendees and being diligent in our course adaptation.”

According to Pickens, these programs will standardize the training process through smart application, feedback, and investment in partnerships with other HVAC industry brands like Taco and Sentinel.

“Partnering with other companies allows us to incorporate a more thorough learning program into our School of Better Heating events,” said Pickens. “A contractor will be able to gain valuable information on hydronic heating techniques and Weil-McLain products while learning about other systems, such as inline circulators from Taco representatives.”

The 2016 School of Better Heating training schedule kicked off in Philadelphia on March 15 and will continue through September at various locations in the Eastern and Midwest regions, including Michigan City, Indiana on June 12-16; Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 19-20; Boston, Aug. 16-17; and Westchester County, New York, Sept. 20-21. For more information, visit www.weil-mclain.com/school-better-heating.

Publication date: 5/30/2016 

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