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Winter Webinar:  Designing Roof and Gutter De-Icing System
By Kelly Patterson on November 28, 2018

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...

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Pump Talk:  Shaft Alignment for Base Mounted Flexible Coupled Pumps
By Matt Rogers on November 19, 2018

Pumps are serious business in the world of commercial building.  Engineers spend vast numbers of hours reviewing usage requirements so that the...

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5 of the Scariest Questions for Engineers
By Kelly Patterson on October 31, 2018

Halloween is here, the scariest night of the year!  We all know that HVAC and plumbing engineers are brave, strong, and essentially fearless.  After...

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Prevent Boiler Problems As Winter Approaches
By Kelly Patterson on October 26, 2018

Let’s face it, we live in a world of instantaneous gratification. We want it now. We want it now and we don’t want to wait. We want it now and we...

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Control Valves Can Improve Hospital HVAC Systems
By Kelly Patterson on August 28, 2018

Hospital HVAC systems work overtime. Every day of the year, around the clock, they must be working properly for patient comfort, maintaining air...

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DOE Pump Regulations and Energy Overview
By Kelly Patterson on July 18, 2018

The DOE compliance deadline for pumps is coming up on January 27, 2020.  While it may seem like this date is far into the future, think about this:...

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Manufacturer News: Dependable Mission Critical HVAC Solutions from TACO
By Kelly Patterson on May 16, 2018

"Mission critical" is defined as "an activity, device, service or system whose failure or disruption in normal business hours will result in the...

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HVAC System Contamination: Solutions to a Dirty Problem
By Kelly Patterson on May 8, 2018

Air and dirt are big-time attackers of closed-loop HVAC systems. Heating and cooling your system water can be more difficult with air and dirt...

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Connecting Earth Day and Commercial Building Design
By Kelly Patterson on April 19, 2018

In the U.S. in the 1970s, neighborhoods and highways looked much different than they do today. It wasn’t unusual to see people in the car in front of...

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3 Reasons Why Equipment Life Cycle Costs Matter
By Kelly Patterson on April 3, 2018

Design engineers work hard to design comfort systems that serve the goals of the building and, ultimately, achieve that ever-elusive dream of perfect...

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