Taco’s new FloPro University began its first-term classes in September with a mulitpronged approach for busy contractors. On the Taco FloPro Web site are recorded e-learning sessions and the opportunity for contractors to quiz themselves at the end. These self-guided classes can be viewed at any time, over any computer and for as long as the participant can devote.  Each class is broken up into many lessons, each lasting just a few minutes so contractors can learn at their own pace.  

The first courses available include “Universal Hydronics Formula,” “Variable-Speed Pumping,” “Hydronics, Step-by-Step” and “Anatomy of a Circulator.” More FloPro University classes will appear throughout the balance of the year.   

The bi-monthly webinars usually last one hour. Up to 100 contractors from across North America can join any of the webinars. Participants, along withJohn Barba, Taco contractor training and trade program manager, put their heads together to find new solutions to a wide variety of challenges. Recent webinar topics have included combustion analysis, pressure drop, expansion and buffer tank sizing, as well as circulator sizing. Webinars are also archived on the Taco FloPro Team Web site for viewing anytime.

Barba also has “office hours” where he can be reached by video conference call in his office. This allows FloPro U members to reach him with any questions that might arise at a jobsite or during one of the FloPro U classes.

More information can be found on the Taco Web site,www.taco-hvac-com.