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Kelly Tilyard is an avid fan of marketing HVAC and plumbing equipment and does it on a daily basis.
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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

3 Benefits of VRF Heat Recovery Systems

Posted by Kelly Patterson on May 12, 2020 7:19:06 PM

There are a wide range of cooling systems available for different applications.  Some work better than others, depending on a wide variety of factors too lengthy to go into in a short blog post.  One of the biggest complaints in building office spaces is related to HVAC comfort.  How many times have you heard that conference rooms are freezing while office spaces are stifling hot?  One way to combat the complaint is by using a variable refrigerant flow heat recovery system.

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Three Ways the Edge Controller Benefits Condensing Boiler Systems

Posted by Kelly Patterson on May 5, 2020 8:16:21 AM

There is an app for everything.  Apps have even filtered into our HVAC system management.  Even condensing boilers can be managed effectively with an app.  AERCO has introduced the Edge Controller with a mobile app to accompany their Benchmark Platinum condensing boilers.

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Topics: Manufacturer Information, Building Owner Tips, Boilers and Water Heaters, Efficiency, Hydronic

10 Hydronic Equipment Selection Tools and Resources for Engineers

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Apr 30, 2020 4:10:42 PM

HVAC and plumbing design engineers have a tough job.  They’re tasked with creating comfortable building spaces while optimizing energy usage and maximizing space.  Naturally, they need to do ALL of this while minimizing the budget and ensuring that the HVAC system will last until all the people who remember the project have retired.  (Granted, the latter half of that statement was a joke…sort of.) While we always recommend working with our sales engineers for the best system selection for your application, we understand that engineers may want to do some quick calculations prior to enlisting a manufacturer’s rep.

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Topics: General Knowledge, Manufacturer Information, Design Engineer Tips, HVAC Design Tools, Efficiency, Hydronic, Pump Selection

Manufacturer News: Manual Valves vs. Automatic Flow Limiting Valves

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Oct 10, 2019 2:00:29 PM

Griswold Controls has analyzed the cost of manual valves vs. automatic flow limiting valves. At first glance, you might think that manual valves should be significantly less expensive than the more advanced automatic flow limiting valves. You may be surprised.

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Topics: Valves, Hydronic

Upcoming Webinar: Designing Optimal Comfort for Restaurant Patios

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Sep 5, 2019 11:04:57 AM
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Topics: Air Curtains, infrared Heating, Webinars, PDH Credits, Outdoor Dining, Restaurant Patios

Upcoming Webinar: IR Heating & Air Curtain Design for Auto Dealerships and Service Garages

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Aug 12, 2019 10:54:05 AM
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Topics: Air Curtains, infrared Heating, Webinars, PDH Credits

5 Ways Top Employers Award Impacts HTS Customers

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jun 25, 2019 8:33:49 AM

Heat Transfer Sales was selected as one of North Carolina’s 2019 Best Employers by Business North Carolina Magazine.  We’re pretty excited to announce this is the fourth year in a row that our company has received this honor.  

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Topics: General Knowledge, Customer Service, About us

Webinar: Venting Requirements for Infrared Heaters

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Mar 14, 2019 2:01:58 PM

Infrared heating is the go-to choice for many applications, including industrial, commercial, aerospace, military, outdoor and patio, and stadiums and sports venues. One key advantage to infrared heat is the ability to provide comfort without the additional energy requirements of heating all the air. This becomes especially important in spaces that have a high air change rate per hour, like loading docks, maintenance facilities, and even stadiums.

But how important is ventilation for these systems?  This webinar will help you understand ventilation requirements for infrared heaters while offering you the opportunity to earn one PDH credit.

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Topics: infrared Heating, Webinars, Efficiency, PDH Credits

HTS Now a Part of the Hoffman Family of Companies

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Mar 5, 2019 9:16:25 AM

Typically, we try not to write too much about our company in our blog posts.  It's a "me, me, me" world, but we work hard to focus on what specifying engineers, building owners and contractors need from us.  Sometimes, however, we need to pass along information about us that may be important to you.

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Topics: General Knowledge, About us

Why we blog

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. 

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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