Kevin Kilbride has a question he likes to ask developers, builders and regular folks alike: Does heat rise?
Most people say yes. But as Kilbride explains, it’s the hot air that rises—not the heat.
With forced air, anyone seated near a large window, whether in an office, restaurant, home or hotel, feels the chill, even though the heat is on. No matter how high the thermostat is turned up, the window will remain cold, Kilbride says.Read More
Listen to Developer Michael Faber
Our brokers found Design Ready Controls, they are our client for this building.
They wanted to own their own building, so we sold them the land and we’re constructing the building for them. They are familiar with heating and cooling systems and they wanted to explore what we have to offer.
Do You Really Love Grandma?
About five years ago, my Dad passed away. His health had been deteriorating for years and he passed quickly after breaking a hip. He never made it home after the surgery, but the drugs made him quite entertaining for the nurses those last couple of weeks.
Mom has always been independent, but my wife and I didn’t think she should be living alone in her late 70’s. The three of us set out to merge two households of furniture into one and find a rhythm that wouldn’t disrupt any of the life patterns each of us had developed over the decades.
Vince Cormier of Globex Development and ThermaRay’s Greg Whittier brought the HEAT to Engineers, Architects, Contractors and Developers at the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) show in Moncton, New Brunswick, May 18-19, 2016.
Five years after opening their first hot yoga studio in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown Yoga owners Lara and John Alexiou had grown beyond their original location and were preparing to open a new facility in July 2013.
“Our old location used a gas forced air system,” said John. “We operated in that space for over 5 years and experienced many costly equipment issues every year. After we picked out our new home, we began researching the different heating options available to us.”
Let’s start by defining several criteria for evaluation of heating systems
Efficiency: producing the maximum output with the minimum input
Environment: impact on the internal and external environment in terms of noise pollution, air pollution and health risk
Aesthetics: appearance in terms of equipment space requirements and visibility and opportunities to minimize adverse design impacts
Cost: product, installation, operating and maintenance costs
Effectiveness: overall evaluation of efficiency, environment, aesthetics and cost factors
Our electric radiant heating systems are 15% less expensive than Hot Water Baseboard, 43% less expensive than Oil Hot Air, 52% less expensive than Heat Pump and 56% less expensive than Hydronic Oil.
The savings continue due to the ease of installation. You will also save time and money utilizing lower cost laborers compared to HVAC and Electrical professionals with our easy installation process.
Heat Loss According To The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Let’s start with the fundamentals and review a few laws of physics:
- Heat goes to cold
- High pressure moves low pressure
- Hot air rises and cold air falls
- Air that does not have a temperature differential hardly moves
How does your heating system impact the on-time completion of your construction project?
Every Project Manager understands there are three key variables in any project:
- Scope: what work needs done?
- Time: how much time does it take to complete each task and when must it be completed?
- Resources: what materials, equipment, people and money are required to complete the project?