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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

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

Pressure Independent Valves in Greenhouses

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Feb 6, 2019 8:42:25 AM

Flower and vegetable greenhouses are not uncommon in NC and SC.  While growers in western climates are starting to focus on cannabis, here in the southeastern part of the country, we grow potted plants. 

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Topics: General Knowledge, Manufacturer Information, Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips, Valves

AHR Expo 2019 Wrap-Up

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jan 23, 2019 8:32:39 AM

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.

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Topics: General Knowledge, Manufacturer Information, Products, Design Engineer Tips, Energy Savings, Variable Frequency Drives, Efficiency

Winter Webinar:  Designing Roof and Gutter De-Icing System

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Nov 28, 2018 3:42:34 PM

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 can be a tricky foe in the winter months.

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Topics: General Knowledge, Manufacturer Information, Design Engineer Tips, HVAC Design Tools, Webinars

Manufacturer News: Taco Wins 2019 AHR Expo Innovation Award

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Oct 1, 2018 11:25:05 AM

Innovation doesn't come easy these days. We're all so busy just getting things done day after day that it's tough to spend the extra time and thought energy into creating better technology, business practices and equipment. Innovation, however, is a critical piece in offering solutions that improve the customer experience.

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Topics: Pumps, Parts, General Knowledge, Customer Service, Manufacturer Information, Building Owner Tips, Efficiency

Manufacturer News: Dependable Mission Critical HVAC Solutions from TACO

Posted by Kelly Patterson on May 16, 2018 4:35:32 PM

"Mission critical" is defined as "an activity, device, service or system whose failure or disruption in normal business hours will result in the failure of business operations." When mission critical equipment is down, the bottom line of a business is severely impacted. In some applications, such as hospitals or other critical care facilities, there are even lives at stake.

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Topics: Manufacturer Information, Design Engineer Tips

Manufacturer News: Griswold Controls Application Tips

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Mar 7, 2018 3:14:30 PM

Our manufacturing partners are smart. That is, after all, one of the many reasons why we partner with them! Griswold Controls has compiled a huge list of very readable application tips that we think you might enjoy reading. Granted, they may not be as enjoyable as the latest book club selection, but these tips could be applicable to a current project or two of yours.

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Topics: General Knowledge, Manufacturer Information, Training, Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips, Piping, HVAC Design Tools

Manufacturer News: Inside Griswold Controls' Test Lab

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Feb 12, 2018 10:35:23 AM

Take a sneak peak inside Griswold Controls' test lab! In 2017, Griswold re-engineered their lab space and are offering a sneak peak inside the place where their innovative valves undergo rigorous testing to ensure they'll work in the field.

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Topics: Manufacturer Information, Valves

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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. 

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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