SpacePak, manufacturer of small duct heating and cooling systems, is kicking off its 2016 training offerings on March 21-22, 2016, at the Reed Institute in Westfield, Mass. This class offers a full day of training on hydronic systems from industry icon John Siegenthaler, followed by a second day of Spacepak product-specific application training. While the class is free, registration is required. Visit for more details.

Siegenthaler’s presentation, titled “Have Your Considered This? New Concepts for North American Hydronics,” covers such topics as:

• Dynamic Duo system: air-to-water heat pump plus boiler.
• 12 common errors in hydronic systems.
• Comparison between valve-based zoning and circulator-based zoning.
• Thermal storage in hydronic systems.
• Demineralized water for hydronic systems.
• Home run distribution systems for baseboard.

The second day covers everything needed for the proper design, installation and service of SpacePak’s total comfort systems. This dynamic class is designed to give attendees complete exposure to SpacePak’s high-efficiency product offerings, including its flagship SDHV systems as well as its line of air-to-water Solstice heat pumps, buffer tanks and fan-coil units. This class will provide hands-on tutorials as well as tips and tricks by the experts at SpacePak.