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Winter Webinar:  Designing Roof and Gutter De-Icing System

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Nov 28, 2018 3:42:34 PM

If you shudder when you think about ice building up on the roof and gutter of a commercial building, you are not alone.  Here in the Carolinas, ice can be a tricky foe in the winter months.

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Topics: Webinars, HVAC Design Tools, Design Engineer Tips, Manufacturer Information, General Knowledge

Manufacturer News: Taco Wins 2019 AHR Expo Innovation Award

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Oct 1, 2018 11:25:05 AM

Innovation doesn't come easy these days. We're all so busy just getting things done day after day that it's tough to spend the extra time and thought energy into creating better technology, business practices and equipment. Innovation, however, is a critical piece in offering solutions that improve the customer experience.

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Topics: Efficiency, Building Owner Tips, General Knowledge, Customer Service, Pumps, Parts, Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer News: Dependable Mission Critical HVAC Solutions from TACO

Posted by Kelly Patterson on May 16, 2018 4:35:32 PM

"Mission critical" is defined as "an activity, device, service or system whose failure or disruption in normal business hours will result in the failure of business operations." When mission critical equipment is down, the bottom line of a business is severely impacted. In some applications, such as hospitals or other critical care facilities, there are even lives at stake.

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Topics: Design Engineer Tips, Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer News: Griswold Controls Application Tips

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Mar 7, 2018 3:14:30 PM

Our manufacturing partners are smart. That is, after all, one of the many reasons why we partner with them! Griswold Controls has compiled a huge list of very readable application tips that we think you might enjoy reading. Granted, they may not be as enjoyable as the latest book club selection, but these tips could be applicable to a current project or two of yours.

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Topics: HVAC Design Tools, Piping, Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips, Training, General Knowledge, Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer News: Inside Griswold Controls' Test Lab

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Feb 12, 2018 10:35:23 AM

Take a sneak peak inside Griswold Controls' test lab! In 2017, Griswold re-engineered their lab space and are offering a sneak peak inside the place where their innovative valves undergo rigorous testing to ensure they'll work in the field.

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Topics: Valves, Manufacturer Information

Options for Continuing Education from Taco Comfort Solutions

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jan 24, 2018 11:17:08 AM

We talk a lot about continuing education here at Heat Transfer Sales. We want engineers, building owners and contractors to know about the new technology available to them. Saving time, money and energy are easier than ever these days with efficient systems. While traditional equipment may still have its place, these days, commercial building equipment is smarter than ever.

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Topics: Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips, Manufacturer Information, General Knowledge, Training

Why Every Commercial Building Needs a Combustion Analyzer

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jan 18, 2018 8:47:49 AM

Building systems equipment is expensive. And when the temperatures dip below 40 degrees (F) or soar above 80 degrees (F), it’s important that your HVAC systems are running efficiently and safely for the comfort and health of all your building occupants.

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Topics: Building Owner Tips, Manufacturer Information, General Knowledge

Manufacturer News: Q-Link Variable Frequency Drive Now Shipping

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Sep 14, 2017 11:41:38 AM

Franklin Control Systems is now shipping the new Q-Link Variable Frequency Drive (and Heat Transfer Sales will have some in inventory!).  This is big news for HVAC design engineers and building owners who want a game-changing user experience.

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Topics: Variable Frequency Drives, Design Engineer Tips, Building Owner Tips, Manufacturer Information

HVAC Design:  Reinventing the Y-Strainer

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Apr 4, 2017 3:16:59 PM

Most of us don’t even really think much about Y-strainers when it comes to designing our piping systems.  We know where we need them.  We know why we need them.  And we put them in.  It is, after all, just a Y-strainer.

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Topics: Design Engineer Tips, Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer News: TACO Self-Sensing Pumps Overview

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Mar 10, 2017 11:02:11 AM

We sometimes get questions about why our customers should use self-sensing pumps.  There are many reasons, which you can read about in VFD Pumps vs. Self-Sensing Pumps: The Real Story. 

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Topics: Pumps, Design Engineer Tips, Manufacturer Information

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At Heat Transfer Sales of the Carolinas, we are invested in the success of our customers.  And we believe in the products we represent.  We use our blog posts to educate and answer questions about hydronic HVAC and engineered plumbing equipment and the industry in general. 

We are dedicated to:

  • Helping our customers find solutions
  • Innovative thinking
  • Serving as true partners in the HVAC & plumbing industry
  • Representing the latest high-performing equipment

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