The use of high performance HVAC equipment can result in considerable energy, emissions, and cost savings (10%-40%). Whole building design coupled with an “extended comfort zone” can produce much greater savings (40%-70%). Extended comfort includes employing concepts such as providing warmer, but drier air using desiccant dehumidification in summer, or cooler air with warmer windows and warmer walls in winter. In addition, high-performance HVAC can provide increased user thermal comfort, and contribute to improved indoor environmental quality (IEQ).

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Why Hydronic Distribution Systems Can be Ten Times More Efficient than Forced Air

Policymakers often focus on providing incentives for efficient heat sources, but neglect to do their research on distribution systems.

As a result, they’re missing out on opportunities to boost the efficiency of the overall heating system. They could do this by developing programs that help designers optimize hydronic distribution systems, says John Siegenthaler, instructor of HeatSpring’s […]

June 10th, 2020|Categories: Hydronic Heating||

Best Practices for Hiring, Training and Retaining Installation Crews

A major challenge for renewable energy companies right now is a labor crunch; it’s hard to line up workers and salespeople in the industry, says Ryan Carda, principal engineer, Dandelion Energy, whose company uses HeatSpring for Groups courses to prepare its new workers in the geothermal field.

“Finding people in areas we are most interested in […]

A Shared Training Experience for Groups of Employees in Solar Companies

Ben Ellis, field service manager for Solect Energy, says a major challenge for his company is keeping employees up to date on the rapidly changing solar industry.

The best way to keep his team prepared for change is through education, he adds.  “It’s nearly impossible to pull my team out of the field long enough […]

Hydronic Heating Technology: No Longer Grandma’s Clanky Radiators  

To many people, hydronic heating technology conjures up ideas of Grandma’s hot and clanky steam radiators, says John Siegenthaler, instructor of HeatSpring’s “Mastering Hydronic System Design” and other courses.

However, with recent improvements in technology, state-of-the-art hydronic heating systems boast a number of benefits over many modern technologies. They create comfortable heat efficiently. This is especially […]

January 29th, 2019|Categories: HVAC Design, Hydronic Heating||

Popular in Europe and Asia, Air-To-Water Heat Pumps Poised for Growth in the U.S.

In Europe and Asia, there were over 2 million air-to-water heat pump systems installed in 2016. In the U.S., there were about 1,000 installed, says John Siegenthaler, instructor of HeatSpring’s “Applications of Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for Hydronic Heating and Cooling,” and other courses.

“That market is going to grow,” he says. “Air-to-water heat pump systems are […]

January 28th, 2019|Categories: HVAC Design, Hydronic Heating||