Select Page

Taco Tuesday Training Webinar Series

Join us for Taco Tuesday, Taco’s fun, free, fact-filled one-hour training webinars that will keep you up-to-date on the latest HVAC systems, products, tools, and technologies. The webinars occur on Tuesdays at 12 noon EST and will feature a residentially-focused or a commercially-focused topic.

Attendees may register for each session individually, and each program will be recorded and archived for repeated viewing. Each session qualifies you for one PDH credit. YOU MUST ATTEND THE LIVE WEBINAR SESSION (NOT THE RECORDED SESSION) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR PDH CERTIFICATE. The link to the PDH certificate, along with a link to the recorded webinar session, will be emailed to you approximately 24 hours after the end of each webinar session.

Meet the Trainers

John Barba
Director of Training

Rich Medairos, P.E.
Director of Engineered Products and Systems Training

Brett Zerba
Applications Engineer

Dave Holdorf
Residential Trainer, Eastern Region

Rick Mayo
Western Product and Application Instructor

Upcoming Webinar Schedule:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

April 13: Residential Focus
Flow, Head & Sizing Considerations for ECM Circulators
Presented by John Barba, Dave Holdorf and Rick Mayo

The term “Smart Pump” has, unfortunately, led to considerable confusion over just what residential ECM circulators can and cannot do. Despite variable speed capabilities, you still need to determine flow and head requirements of your system in order to select the right operating mode for each job.

 In this fast-paced, fact-filled hour, we’ll discuss the right way to determine both flow and head loss in a system. We’ll also help you understand the importance of system curves and pump performance curves, and how that understanding can help you optimize your variable speed circulators to get the maximum benefits these amazing little devices provide.

April 20: Commercial Focus
Deep Dive into Taco’s Base Mounted Pumps (FI / CI)
Presented by Rich Medairos, P.E. and Brett Zerba

Topics include:

  • What is a base mounted pump
  • Components of construction
  • Additional options
  • Operating Specifications
  • Dry shaft design
  • Seals and seal options
  • Spare part list
  • eLink® Taco Connectivity
  • And much more

April 27: Residential Focus
ECM, Bluetooth Technology and the Taco 0018e®
Presented by John Barba, Dave Holdorf and Rick Mayo

There are many ways to program a residential ECM circulator, but the display on the pump itself only tells you a small part of the story. In this program, you’ll learn about Constant Pressure, Proportional Pressure, adjustable fixed speed and the mysterious ActiveAdapt functions, and how to decide which one works best for a particular job.

You’ll also learn about the Taco 0018e ECM circulator and how to use its Bluetooth connectivity – and its associated app – to program and fine-tune the circulator and your system for maximum performance and overall system efficiency.

May 4: Commercial Focus
HVAC Components of a Chilled Water System
Presented by Rich Medairos, P.E. and Brett Zerba

Topics include:

  • What is a chilled water system
  • The equipment that goes into a chilled water system design
  • How does everything fit together
  • Where does everything go – Proper location of the equipment
  • Chillers, Towers, Pumps, Tanks and a whole lot more

May 11: Residential Focus
Pumping and Piping Considerations for Large Residential Jobs
Presented by John Barba, Dave Holdorf and Rick Mayo

It’s not commercial, but it sure as heck isn’t a 3-zone ranch, either. Those large residential jobs can feature radiant floor, air handlers, radiators and multiple boilers that present unique challenges when it comes to piping practices and circulator selection. In this program, you’ll learn how to address those piping challenges in a common sense, real world manner.

 You’ll also learn how to make the best use of larger wet rotor circulators, specifically multi-function ECM circulators, to make those systems work at peak comfort levels and optimal efficiency.

May 18: Commercial Focus
Deep Dive into Taco’s Expansion Tanks
Presented by Rich Medairos, P.E. and Brett Zerba

Topics include:

  • What is an expansion tank
  • Different types of expansion tanks
  • Material of construction
  • Proper location
  • Optional Certifications
  • eLink® Taco Connectivity
  • And much more

May 25: Residential Focus
Taco’s Large Residential ECMs: the 0026eTM, 0034eTM and 0034ePlusTM
Presented by John Barba, Dave Holdorf and Rick Mayo

As systems get larger, so do the circulators. In this fast-paced session, you’ll learn the best applications for Taco’s larger, residentially focused ECM circulators. We’ll also give you a deep dive into the specific operating modes of each circulator and how to navigate the control panels, so you’ll be able to program them right the first time.

June 8: Commercial Focus
HVAC Components of a Heat Pump System
Presented by Rich Medairos, P.E. and Brett Zerba

Topics include:

  • What is a heat pump system
  • The equipment that goes into a heat pump system design
  • How does everything fit together
  • Where does everything go – Proper location of the equipment
  • Towers, Boilers, Pumps, Tanks and a whole lot more

June 15: Residential Focus
Air Control and Dirt Separation for Residential Hydronics
Presented by John Barba, Dave Holdorf and Rick Mayo

Even though air, dirt and water do mix, we really don’t want them to in a residential hydronics system. In this program, you’ll learn how air, dirt and other undesirable materials can impact your system, and how to deal with each one.

You’ll learn about the different types of air control devices that are available, and the pros and cons of each. We’ll also discuss the advantages of magnetic dirt separation, and why every system will benefit from air and dirt control.

June 22: Commercial Focus
Deep Dive into Taco Vertical In-Line Pumps (KV / KS)
Presented by Rich Medairos, P.E. and Brett Zerba

Topics include:

  • What is a vertical in-line pump
  • Differences between KV and KS model
  • Components of construction
  • Additional options
  • Operating Specifications
  • Seals and seal options
  • Spare part list
  • eLink® Taco connectivity
  • And much more

June 29: Residential Focus
Taco Air and Dirt Control – Full System Protection
Presented by John Barba, Dave Holdorf and Rick Mayo

Keeping air and dirt under control in any hydronics system is important, but it’s doubly so when you’re talking about modern modulating-condensing boilers. In this program, we’ll get into the details on Taco’s air control products – ranging from the reliable air scoop to the 4900 air eliminator to the simple series 400 air vent.

 We’ll also get into the specifics on the Taco 4900 Series® Magnetic Dirt Separator, its operation and how you can use it to protect your high efficiency boilers.

Webinar Library

Taco Tuesday webinar recordings.

Pin It on Pinterest