Energy Expo Spring 2024

This event is intended for designers, developers, and facilities managers.

Energy Expo – Spring 2024

with Expert Instructors John Siegenthaler and Cody Mack

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This event is intended for designers, developers, and facilities managers.

Course Detail

8 PDH Credits

Dive into the latest industry advancements focusing on air-to-water heat pumps, keeping your hydronic systems clean and how to properly balance them to make the most comfort with the most efficiency.


Adding An Air-to-Water Heat Pump To A Legacy Hydronic Heating System

The rapid pace of electrification, along with price escalation or moratoriums on fossil fuels, is creating challenges for older existing hydronic heating systems. Uncertainty regarding cost, availability, or even the legality of fossil fuels is reshaping the hydronic industry.  One of the solutions is the use of air-to-water heat pumps as the primary heat source for these systems.  In many cases the best option is to add such a heat pump while also retaining the existing boiler as a supplemental or backup heat source.  This presentation describes the benefits as well as the “how to” of this approach.

Heat Emitter Options For Hydronic Heat Pumps

Hydronic heat pumps, be they air-to-water or water-to-water geothermal units, provide their best performance when coupled to lower temperature loads.  This presentation describes the performance characteristic of both types of hydronic heat pumps, and presents several options for heat emitters that allow them to function to their full potential.  It also covers methods for lowering water temperatures in existing distribution systems.

Parsonage Case Study (Heat Pumps + Hydronics)

The session pulls together many of the topics to be discussed in the above presentations.  It shows and describes a complete system that uses an air-to-water heat pump to provide heating, cooling, domestic hot water, and heat recovery ventilation in a 2600 square foot home constructed in upstate NY during 2022.

Keeping Hydronic Systems Clean and Efficient

As an industry, we’ve always been very concerned about the fire or refrigerant side of heat exchangers.  While important, it often leads to the water side being neglected.  In this session we’ll go over best practices to ensure that your customers are getting the most out of their hydronic systems.  Who doesn’t want higher efficiencies and longer life?

Knowing Your Options for Balancing

When it comes to hydronics and DHW recirculation, an unbalanced system is like a sports car with no steering wheel.  Inefficient flow can lead to frustrated building occupants impatiently waiting for heat delivery and lots of wasted energy.  It’s said that efficiency follows closely behind comfort. Proper balancing will help to achieve both.  In this session we’ll cover the different types of balancing valves, pros and cons, how to set them up and more!

Additional Information:

  • Course Timing: Starts at 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
  • Breakfast & Lunch Will Be Served.
  • Attendees will receive a PDH Certifcate of Completion for all courses

Limited Seating:

Please note that this is one of the most popular events offered by Rathe Associations, and spots tend to fill up quickly. Please Enroll ASAP to secure your place.

This event is intended for Engineers, Designers, Developers, and Facilities managers.

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