Taco Completes Upgrade to its Cranston Facility HVAC System
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Taco, Inc. has completed a major upgrade to its indoor comfort system at its main facility in Cranston, RI — a $3.5 million co-generation heat/air conditioning system that represents the biggest investment the ISO 9001 manufacturer has made in revamping its facility since 1950. New Burnham boilers in a new mechanical room in what had previously been a receiving area provided efficient cold weather heating comfort this winter. A new air conditioning system, which is being managed by Carrier Corporation, has also been installed.
With another summer season arriving soon, the new A/C system will be most welcome. Minus air conditioning, the building interior built up negative air pressure during the summer months and this created condensation that occasionally affected castings and paint operations during heat spells.
The new comfort system is a Taco LoadMatch® single pipe system. LoadMatch systems, which have been installed in a wide variety of industrial, commercial and institutional buildings nationwide and in Canada, provide better comfort and enhanced energy savings and efficiency over both conventional two-pipe hydronic systems and all-air systems.
Local electric utility National Grid is providing Taco with a $200,000 electrical rebate for one year based on the new co-generation system and its anticipated energy consumption savings.
Taco, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of circulators, pumps, valves, expansion tanks and heat exchangers, electronic controls and accessories for use in hydronic systems worldwide.