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Upcoming Webinars: Taco Tuesday Training Series

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on May 18, 2020 9:27:41 AM


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Topics: Pumps, Webinars, Hydronic, Taco

MetraVent Air Release Valve Product Overview

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on May 6, 2020 9:08:48 AM

Metraflex has done it again! In their mini-series,” Essential Product Knowledge… From a Distance, “ you can learn all about different Metraflex products, quickly, but still in depth. If you’ve missed it, you can view previous episodes here. They are worth the watch!

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Topics: Pumps, HVAC, Metraflex, Air Release Valve

6 Benefits of the TACO KV Series Vertical Inline Pump

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Apr 29, 2020 8:29:38 AM

With nearly 100 years of experience in the industry, Taco Comfort Solutions® has become incredibly educated and efficient in hydronic technology for heating and cooling. This is highlighted in their KV Vertical Inline Pumps Series. This vertical inline close-coupled pump is a centrifugal pump that commonly operates for the circulation of water in commercial buildings. They are commonly compared to end suction pumps; the big difference is that physically, the suction includes a longer path to the eye of the impeller, allowing both the suction and discharge connection to be inline with the piping. Learn more about the differences between the two here.  

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Topics: Pumps, HVAC, Closed-Coupled Design, Vertical Inline

Upcoming Webinar: Pump Selection/Taco Project Builder

Posted by Kaitlyn Sheaves on Mar 3, 2020 12:16:33 PM

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." 

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Topics: Pumps, Efficiency, Pump Selection

Pump Talk:  Shaft Alignment for Base Mounted Flexible Coupled Pumps

Posted by Matt Rogers on Nov 19, 2018 10:34:00 AM

Pumps are serious business in the world of commercial building.  Engineers spend vast numbers of hours reviewing usage requirements so that the correct pumps are specified, purchased and installed for building and system needs.  However, you may hear months, or even years, later that the building owner is experiencing problems with that same pump you painstakingly selected. 

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Topics: Pumps, General Knowledge, Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips, Efficiency

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

DOE Pump Regulations and Energy Overview

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jul 18, 2018 4:38:23 PM

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: New Year's Day 2019 is only 166 days away.  Time does fly, doesn't it?

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Topics: Pumps, General Knowledge, Design Engineer Tips, Efficiency

Manufacturer News: TACO's Optimized Efficiency Package

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Jul 12, 2018 9:13:25 AM


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Topics: Pumps, Efficiency

3 Reasons Why Equipment Life Cycle Costs Matter

Posted by Kelly Patterson on Apr 3, 2018 9:35:35 AM

Design engineers work hard to design comfort systems that serve the goals of the building and, ultimately, achieve that ever-elusive dream of perfect comfort for building occupants. But after all the meetings are over and the bids are submitted, design is sometimes sacrificed for initial equipment costs. Or, a design is scrapped altogether because the building owner is frightened of initial costs. However, according to a recent article written by AEGIS, the lifetime cost breakdown of ownership of something as simple as an electric motor is boiled down to this:

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Topics: Pumps, General Knowledge, Building Owner Tips, Design Engineer Tips

Best Installation Practices for All HVAC Pump Styles

Posted by Joe Britt, PE on Mar 20, 2018 8:03:00 AM

You can purchase the best pump in all the world for your commercial HVAC system but, if it is installed improperly, it will mean additional costs in replacement parts, labor expenses and equipment down time. If you want to keep commercial pumps running for the long haul, you need to insure that best practices are followed, starting with the initial installation.

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Topics: Pumps, General Knowledge, Design Engineer Tips

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