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Continuing Education:  11th Hour Credit Hour Seminars

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Oct 24, 2018 11:18:43 AM

Continuing education is a critical component of our jobs these days.  Technology is changing so rapidly, it's virtually (no pun intended) impossible to keep up with revised best practices, new equipment, and updated regulations. 

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Topics: Training, General Knowledge

5 Reasons to Attend the WEEC in Charlotte

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Oct 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

energy (n):  Power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines.

Our obsession with energy, how to harness it and how to use it efficiently is not a new thing.  After humans first warmed themselves with the sun, they eventually discovered fire.  Early humans used wood fires to cook food and keep warm.  Modern humans still do it in home fireplaces, wood-burning stoves and during camping adventures.

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Topics: Efficiency, Training, General Knowledge

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: Schwank Webinar on Air Curtain Design

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Feb 16, 2018 10:39:45 AM

Schwank is offering a PDH webinar next week for design engineers. The webinar covers how the new Schwank air curtains can save energy by keeping conditioned air in buildings when doors open.

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Topics: Air Curtains, Training

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

Webinar:  DOE Commercial & Industrial Pump Regulations and Labeling

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Sep 27, 2017 10:02:05 AM

25% of currently available pumps will not be saleable as of January 27, 2020 due to new energy efficiency levels being implemented by the Department of Energy (DOE). This is big news for our industry and important for everyone from design engineers to contractors to building owners. TACO Comfort Solutions, PM Engineer and Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine are offering a free webinar in October to help professionals in the industry understand the new regulations.

This webinar will cover the scope of pumps affected by the new Commercial & Industrial Pump rules, the new rating system, test methods and performance requirements. It will also explore the industry’s efforts to implement a new Energy Rating labeling program, which is similar in look-and-feel to the Energy Star appliance labels and can easily be used by utility incentive programs to incentivize the purchase of high-efficiency pumps.
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Topics: Pumps, Training

TACO Webinar: Software Training Webinars with Ra Puriri

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Apr 19, 2017 4:26:10 PM

HVAC engineers and designers can save dozens of design hours on every job and virtually eliminate errors.  You might be asking how?  Use Taco's Hydronic System Solutions (HSS)! 

TACO Comfort Solutions is offering a free webinar in the coming weeks.  Click on the link at the bottom of the blog post to register. If you can't make these dates, you can schedule one-on-one training and support sessions by emailing Ra Puriri of Taco at ra@tacocomfort.com.

  • April 25: 12pm-1pm
  • May 3: 12pm-1pm

Click here to download FREE Taco HSS hydronic design software

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Topics: Pumps, Training, Design Engineer Tips

Engineering Continuing Ed:  Learn More About Hydronics at Taco University

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Mar 30, 2017 8:11:00 AM

It's true that engineers need to supplement their initial collegiate knowledge base with continuing education.  The technology in the hydronics industry is changing rapidliy and savvy engineers don't want to be left behind.

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Topics: Training

TACO Webinar: Introduction to HSS Hydronic Design Software

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Mar 14, 2017 9:00:27 AM

Did you know that you have a free hydronic design software solution right at your fingertips?  Do you know what it can do?  Check out the free one-hour Taco hydronic design software training seminars this March!

TACO Comfort Solutions is offering this webinar several times in March, starting Wednesday, March 15.  Check it out if you're a building owner, engineer or contractor involved in hydronic HVAC system design. 

Click here to download FREE Taco HSS hydronic design software

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Topics: Pumps, Training, Design Engineer Tips

Manufacturer Tips: Benefit of Using Flow Limiting Valves with Modulating Temperature Control Valves

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Feb 9, 2017 9:44:24 AM

Griswold Controls has a series of application tips that can assist HVAC design engineers, building owners and contractors.

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Topics: Training, General Knowledge, Design Engineer Tips

Why we blog

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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