This episode of the BS* + Beer show features engineer John Siegenthaler and special guest host, Kyle Macht. John shares a presentation looking at different aspects of and considerations with hydronic systems. He provides an overview of and points to advancements in air-to-water heat pumps (AWHPs) for heating and cooling, including different monobloc system types. Other topics of discussion include heating capacity of AWHPs; distribution systems and piping configurations; dovetailing older boilers with new heat pumps; ducting to integrate space and water heating; possibilities unique to AWHPs; and cost comparisons between new and retrofit system installs, among other wormholes.
The BS* + Beer Show schedule
Episodes air the first Thursday of the month. The next episode, “Grow Your Own Discussion Group” is on December 15, 2022, from 6-7:30 p.m. ET. It’s been exciting to see local BS* + Beer groups popping up around the U.S., as well as Canada and Australia. It’s a great way to share and learn about building science topics, build a local network and have some old-fashioned, in-person fun. If there isn’t a group near you already, you should start your own! It’s easy to do, with a few different models of how to do it. Join us for a discussion on starting your own local group. Guests will include some of the folks who started and have been running local groups successfully, including, Dan Kolbert, founding moderator of the original Building Science Discussion Group at Performance Building Supply in Portland, Maine.
Kiley Jacques is senior editor at Green Building Advisor. Photo by Anna Robinson, courtesy of Fine Homebuilding magazine.
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