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Aquatherm President Steve Clark dies

Steve and Susan Clark were killed in a motor vehicle accident near St. George, Utah, on May 24.
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Steve and Susan Clark were killed in a motor vehicle accident near St. George, Utah, on May 24.


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Mestek CEO John E. Reed dies

Reed passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 9, 2013 at his home.
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Mestek Inc. announced the passing of John E. Reed, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, on May 9, 2013 at his home. 


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New AHRI vision highlights how heating, cooling products improve lives

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute recently debuted a new logo and vision for the association: 'We Make Life Better.'
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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute recently debuted a new logo and vision for the association: “We Make Life Better.”


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Eatherton named RPA executive director

Mark Eatherton has assumed the position of executive director of the Radiant Professionals Alliance
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Mark Eatherton has assumed the position of executive director of the Radiant Professionals Alliance taking over for Kathleen Mihelich, who will remain with the organization in an advisory capacity part time through at least October.


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Navien celebrates 35th anniversary

April 30, 2013 marked Navien’s 35 years in providing the ultimate comfortable living environment to its customers.
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April 30, 2013 marked Navien’s 35 years in providing the ultimate comfortable living environment to its customers.
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Smoke Gets in your Eyes

It’s time to do wood-fired heating right.
By John Siegenthaler, P.E.
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Every August, I make a short trip to a local event call the Woodsmen’s Field Days. This gathering is all about cutting down trees and then slicing them up into either firewood or lumber.
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Radiator Cover-Up

A simple way of killing convection and radiation.
By Dan Holohan
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One of my yellowed heating textbooks has a wonderful drawing of a Victorian radiator that has what looks like a teapot cozy over it.
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Steam, the Original ‘Bad Boy’

Don’t approach steam like a hot water system.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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Steam systems have the reputation of being the “bad boy” of the industry and I believe it may be unfounded. Many contractors will suggest replacing the steam system with a new system but it may be fiscally unrealistic to do so.
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Hydronic Automatic Fill Valve

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Caleffi’s 5350 Series AutoFill fast-fill/pressure-reducing valve maintains system pressure at a set value, automatically feeding water as required when installed on the water inlet piping in closed hydronic systems.
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Boiler Control

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The tekmar Boiler Control 284 offers the ultimate level of flexibility in mixed boiler plant operation.
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