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Why Gas Fired Humidifiers May Be Right for Your Building

Posted by Rachel Luchs on Oct 22, 2020 3:19:52 PM

As a building owner, comfort and quality are always at the forefront of your mindIf you are concerned about using chemically treated boiler steam for direct humidification in your buildingor the high energy costs associated with electrically generated steam humidifiers is not in your operations budget, then Pure Humidifier “GX” Series Gas Fired Humidifiers may be the right fit. The “GX” Series Humidifiers utilize a stainless-steel heat exchanger, which allows for a gas power burner to be used as the energy source for producing steam from tap water. 

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Topics: Efficiency, pure humidifier, humidification

Introducing superTube SST Series

Posted by Rachel Luchs on Oct 9, 2020 3:20:09 PM

Schwank is passionate about offering their customers cost-effective, efficient, modern and innovative heating solutions, which is why they are introducing the next generation of radiant tube heater technology called the superTube SST Series!

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Topics: infrared Heating, Efficiency, Schwank, superTube, SST Series

Boost Your HVAC System Energy Savings with this Y-Strainer

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Sep 29, 2020 11:41:24 AM

Almost four years ago, Metraflex took the standard Y-strainer and turned it into the new and improved LPD Y-Strainer for the ultimate energy savings, and it rocked the hydronic engineering industryThe LPD Y-Strainer from Metraflex even made it on the short list of finalists for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine Product of the Year! But, what is so special about this Y-Strainer anywayLet’s dive in!  

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Topics: Metraflex, Y-Strainer, LPD Strainer

6 Things You Should Know About These Expansion Tanks

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Sep 17, 2020 10:39:04 AM

Are you up to date on Taco’s newest addition? Taco Comfort Solutions has recently released two new models for their PAX Series Potable Water Expansion Tanks, the PAX25 and the PAX10. The PAX Series Family now has a capacity range of 2.6-132 gallons (10-500 liters), which makes it more flexible than ever for your application requirements.  

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Topics: Taco, Potable Water Systems, Expansion Tanks, PAX Series, New Product

4 Ways HVAC Manufacturer’s Reps Add Value to Commercial Building Projects

Posted by Shane Lafleur on Sep 15, 2020 10:23:56 AM

Design engineers, contractors, and facilities teams have a lot on their plates, juggling projects while attempting to keep pace with rapidly shifting technologies in the commercial HVAC industry. It’s sometimes easier to just “go with what you know” instead of exploring new technologies or solutions that may lengthen equipment life, increase overall system efficiency, or even contribute to greater occupant building comfort. Enlisting a manufacturer’s rep to help sort through available solutions can often ease the burdens of professionals responsible for keeping equipment running and, probably most important, occupants happy.

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Topics: Customer Service, Products, Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips, Commercial HVAC

PDH Credits Available: Taco Tuesday Training Series

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Aug 13, 2020 8:08:07 AM

There is always new information to dive into in any industry. New concepts come to light, technology evolves, new products are developed, and it can be hard to keep up. Taco Comfort Solutions and their webinar training series makes it so much easier! Every Tuesday at 12PM EDT, one of Taco's trainers focuses on a residential-focused or commercial-focused topic to keep you up-to-date in the world of HVAC. Plus, as an additional bonus, for each one you register and attend live, you will receive 1 PDH credit! 

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Topics: Webinars, PDH Credits, Taco

6 Benefits of Air Curtains for your Restaurant

Posted by Rachel Luchs on Aug 4, 2020 11:11:43 AM

As a restaurant owner, we understand your customers are your priority! That is why we want to help keep your customers comfortable and have the best experience when dining with you. Installing a commercial air curtain in your restaurant can support a comfortable environment, keep debris and pests out, save money and overall provide a better experience for your customers. Air curtains are placed over the door to create a powerful air seal to keep conditioned air in the building while keeping dirt and debris out!

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How Smart is Your VFD?

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Jul 22, 2020 1:02:48 PM

The world is getting smarter and smarter every year, and the HVAC industry isn’t blind to that. Mechanical rooms are starting to become more modern with large touchscreens. Facilities managers and building owners are carrying around tablets to check on their commercial HVAC equipment. Service technicians are troubleshooting problems with HVAC systems through an app on their smartphone. This is why the HVAC industry began to innovate a new user experience when it came to variable frequency drives (VFDs).

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

Six On-Demand Webinars from Schwank

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jul 10, 2020 2:00:20 PM

In-person PDH credits are hard to come by these days.  That's why our manufacturing partner, Schwank is offering convenient, on-demand webinars you can attend when your schedule allows.  These webinars will be available all through July and will allow you to earn PDH credits at your convenience.  Complete the registration forms ahead of watching each on-demand webinar and complete the post-webinar survey to receive your PDH certificates from our friends at Schwank.

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Topics: Manufacturer Information, Air Curtains, infrared Heating, PDH Credits, Schwank

MetraSeal Pipe Penetration Seal Product Overview

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Jul 8, 2020 2:28:42 PM

Metraflex has created a great gold mine of resources in their YouTube mini-series, “Essential Product Knowledge…From a Distance.” Episode Twelve from their mini-series is hosted by Dan Kish, who discusses how the MetraSeal creates a water-tight seal around any pipe. Here are a few of our takeaways:


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Topics: Piping, HVAC, Metraflex, Pipe Penetration Seal

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