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Thursday, February 15 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Optimizing boilers for efficiency and performance

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Modulating boilers throttle back output to gain efficiency by operating at lower temperatures. Though the factory setup will work, the installer should change the data points to meet the heating curve for greater efficiency. Learn how to calculate the heating curve and determine the turn down ratio for sizing by considering the output capacity of the emitters and the outdoor temperature range. We will discuss conditions that compromise system performance, including water quality.

AIA 1.25 LUs, ASHI 1 CE credit, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-HVAC Inspector Certification, GBCI 1 CE hour, IACET 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs, NATE 1.25 CEHs, RESNET 1.25 PD credits

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Paul LeBreck

Northeast Wisconsin Community Action Program
Paul is a plumbing/HVAC superintendent at NEWCAP Inc. in Oconto, Wisconsin. He graduated from NWTC with a degree in HVAC/R and has been in the HVAC/R field since graduating high school in 1998.
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Robert Parkhurst

Robert has been a technical trainer with WECC for over 10 years and in the energy retrofit business for almost 30 years. He has presented on this topic numerous times for the Wisconsin Weatherization Program and at national events. Robert has completed field research on why venting... Read More →

Thursday February 15, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm CST