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Kaitlyn Sheaves

Kaitlyn Sheaves is the Digital Marketing Specialist for the Hoffman family of companies. She enjoys being creative and finding ways to show that HVAC is FUN!
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Winter Is Coming: Extend Your Restaurant’s Outdoor Season

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Dec 2, 2020 11:24:45 AM

We all love to sit and dine outside, especially this year during the COVID pandemicDining outside means fresh, open air and usually plenty of space to stay socially distanced. But the cold, winter weather is coming up fast, and that means that the outdoor season may be coming to an end. Luckily, one of our manufacturing partnersSchwank, has the perfect solution to extending the outdoor season for you and your restaurant diners 

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Topics: Outdoor Dining, Schwank, Heaters

Manufacturer Webinar Series: Raypak's Live Virtual Product Training

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Nov 10, 2020 3:55:58 PM

Our manufacturing partner, Raypakis providing high-quality learning experiences all from the comfort of your own home: Raypak’s Live Virtual Product Training Courses. These contact-less training courses are designed to provide you with expert knowledge along with  insider tricks and tips. The best part? Raypak is making these training courses FUN and EASY with weekly courses, easy sign-up, interactive sessions, and rewards just for completing the course! You won’t want to miss it!   

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Topics: Webinars, Raypak, Commercial Boiler, Digital Gas Heater

PDH Credits Available: Taco Tuesday

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Oct 29, 2020 8:50:02 AM


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Topics: Webinars, Taco

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

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

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

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

Everything You Need to Know About Delegated Design

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Jun 23, 2020 8:23:40 AM

Metraflex keeps their educational mini-series going with Episode Eleven, hosted by Metraflex’s Engineering Manager, Marty Rogin. Marty takes less than five minutes to explain all the details you need to know about Delegated Design to prepare you for your next commercial HVAC system project.

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Topics: HVAC, Metraflex, Delegated Design

MetraPak Expansion Joint Product Overview

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Jun 17, 2020 11:09:08 AM

Metraflex has quite a long list of commercial HVAC system solutions, recently highlighted in their product knowledge video mini-series. Episode Ten from their mini-series is hosted by Dan Holbach, who talks in detail about the MetraPak expansion joint. Here are a few of our takeaways:

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Topics: HVAC, Metraflex, Expansion Joints, MetraPak

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At Heat Transfer Sales, 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. 

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  • Helping our customers find solutions
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