The latest news and information about radiant heating & cooling systems.



Weekly Product Gallery: Uponor, Isuzu, Lochinvar, Wright Tool, Carhartt, Cortec

March 15, 2023
This week's gallery spotlights a commercial radiant manifold, a Class 5 EV truck, a residential floor-mounted combi boiler, a drive square tool, a heated vest and a corrosion ...
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Monthly Plumbing Quiz: Radiant Heating & Cooling

March 2, 2023
Radiant heating and cooling systems can deliver high levels of comfort at fantastic levels of efficiency. So how well do YOU know radiant? Take our quiz and find out!
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AHR 2023: Resilient HVAC and Hydronics

Feb. 17, 2023
Hydronic heating and cooling methods are resilient alternatives to traditional HVAC systems using outdoor equipment.
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Weekly Product Gallery: Best of AHR Expo 2023

Feb. 17, 2023
The most exciting new products and innovative technology from the 2023 Air Conditioning-Heating-Refrigeration Expo.
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Weekly Product Gallery: General Pipe Cleaners, REHAU, NIBCO, Tyco, HAP System, QED

Oct. 26, 2022
This week's gallery highlights a drain cleaner that clears tree roots, a compression-sleeve PEX/manifold fitting system, SAE flare adapters, riser manifolds, surface-mounted pipe...
An installer laying out SunTouch radiant mats.

SunTouch Introduces Certified Installer Program

Oct. 13, 2022
Contractors can now become certified experts on a system trusted by a million-plus homeowners.


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eBook: Hydronic Applications

Sept. 9, 2022
The best Hydronics & Radiant case studies from the pages of CONTRACTOR.
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The Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative in Albert Lea, Minn., was the first radiant heating project where Taylor Bestor and his Valor Mechanical crew used rollout PEX mats.

Rolling Out Radiant

Aug. 17, 2022
Minnesota radiant contractor learns a new technique for installing radiant tubing in a commercial warehouse.

Weekly Product Gallery: ThermaSol, Rinnai, Bosch Thermotechnology, Leonard Valve, Mr. Pex, Darn Tough

Aug. 4, 2022
This week's gallery focuses on a thermal/lights/sound shower control, a residential tankless water heater, a residential inverter-driven heat pump, a commercial water management...
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A typical scene in downtown Sturgis, SD, during the first week of August.

Rasmussen Mech. Keeps the Beer Cold in Sturgis

June 15, 2022
Radiant cooling application in the Oasis Bar keeps the customers happy while preventing waste.
Michael Rauterkus, president and CEO, Uponor Group, (center) joins business leaders as he cuts the ceremonial PEX-a pipe to mark the opening of the company’s $5.5 million, 25,000 sq. ft. expansion in Hutchinson, Minn.

Uponor Pipe-cutting Ceremony Celebrates Hutchinson Expansion

May 6, 2022
This new space will increase the company’s PEX-a pipe extrusion production capacity by more than 10 percent.