Mark Eatherton joins RPA as Technical Director

This is good news not only for the RPA, but for the entire industry. Mark is a 36-year veteran of the radiant/hydronic industry and an RPA member since 1995. He recently served the industry as an expert witness and consultant, but said the opportunity to help develop the first radiant code convinced him to accept […]

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How Hydronic Heating Works

A quiet revolution in home heating is sweeping America. More and more, homeowners are turning to what many consider the most comfortable heating solution, hydronic heating, which utilizes water instead of or in addition to air as the heat transfer medium. Homeowners are learning from their co-workers, friends, neighbors, and relatives that today’s hydronic heat […]

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Creatherm: A Simple, Flexible Radiant Slab

Author: Philip Radiant flooring is a popular method for heating a space. Typicaly, installing a radiant slab on grade has required the time- and labor-intensive process of laying down wire mesh and then tying the tubing to the grid of the mesh to provide an even layout. But using the Creatherm radiant floor panel makes […]

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Production Begins On New Creatherm S20 Contractor Radiant Floor Panel

Brownsburg, IN – The fourth panel from Creatherm TM is ready for market and combines benefits of its first three radiant floor panels into one economical product. The S20 Contractor panel is two-inches in overall thickness. The lower height profile makes the snap-tight grid ideal for over-pour or retro-fit applications where a thicker panel cannot […]

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Creatherm Launches New Contractor Radiant Floor Panel

Creatherm is proud to announce the introduction of the newly redesigned contractor Radiant Floor Panel. The finished floor panel is 2′ x 4′ x 2″ and features 8 radial snap grids for optimal spacing of PEX tubing. The snap-tight grid holds the radiant tubing in place. On-center points exist every 6 inches, and allow the […]

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Housing Market Bouncing Back

INDIANAPOLIS – Home prices and market activity held strong during June according to the monthly report jointly released today by the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS (MIBOR) and the Indiana Association of REALTORS (IAR). Today’s report closes the door on the first half of 2012, which saw an increase in closed and pending home sales, […]

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Home Energy Initiative Working With Thousands

July 23, 2010 News Release INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After only six months, Energizing Indiana, the statewide energy efficiency initiative, has given more than 6,663 homeowners the tools they need to start saving by decreasing energy usage and raising their home’s performance. Energizing Indiana Home Energy Assessments are available to electric customers of Duke Energy, Indiana […]

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RPA Calls for System Design Showcase Competition Entries

The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) is now accepting entries for its System Design Showcase 2012 competition, an exceptional way for designers and contractors to demonstrate their creativity and finesse in design and competence in installation before their peers in the radiant and hydronic industry. The deadline to submit a completed application, including typewritten description, photos […]

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IAPMO Appoints RPA Board of Directors

The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) board of directors has new officers as appointed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) board of directors. These new officers, along with seven directors at large, will ensure that the purpose of the RPA continually remains current, relevant and on-course to meet the ongoing goals and […]

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Heating Techs Needed for Future Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that, by the year 2020: • all occupations in the United States will grow by 14.3%; • the HVACR industry will grow by 33.7%; and • 34.4% of the current HVACR workforce is expected to retire. In eight years, 65.6% of service persons in the HVACR industry will be […]

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