As a building owner, comfort and quality are always at the forefront of your mind! If you are concerned about using chemically treated boiler steam for direct humidification in your building, or 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.
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!
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.
In 1938, Günther Schwank invented the world’s first gas infrared radiant heater, when many people were heating commercial buildings with boilers and furnaces that put heat into the air.
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.
Join us for Taco Comfort Solutions' Webinar on March 17th, where they will be focusing on a commercially-focused topic: "Pump Selection/Taco Project Builder."
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.
The idea of replacing the boilers in an existing central energy plant can be daunting. This is very high capacity, very large, and very pricey equipment. The renovation can take a long time and require extensive modifications to the existing mechanical room. The logistics of getting the old equipment out and getting the new in is a full project by itself.
Air in a hydronic HVAC system can be a problem, specifically when it comes to the development of corrosive iron oxide. When system components, like pump volutes or expansion tanks, made of cast iron or steel are mixed with oxygen and water, corrosive iron oxide is formed. Commonly known as "black sludge," iron oxide includes magnetite. Magnetite is a naturally occurring brownish-black or black material that is extremely fine and becomes a black, sticky mess inside hydronic systems. Magnetite can get into valves and ECM motors. It can also build up on the surfaces in a boiler or heat exchanger and act as an insulator to reduce heat transfer and system efficiency.
The advent of new products and innovation in the HVAC industry unfailingly starts with the AHR Expo in January. This past week in Atlanta, GA, was no exception. Attendees may have had sore feet, but their enthusiasm didn’t seem to waver on the showroom floor as they engaged manufacturers to show off their latest products.