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A More Accurate Approach to Sizing Heating Equipment

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Sizing Temporary Heaters

Despite “BTU” appearing on residential and commercial heating and cooling equipment, few people understand what it means.

BTU stands for British Thermal Unit and represents the amount of energy required to raise 1 pound of water 1° F at sea level. Common heating and cooling equipment are rated in terms of how many BTUs per hour they can add to or remove from the air. The higher the BTU rating, the more heating or cooling capacity the unit has. The heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry uses BTU to size heaters and air conditioning units for different applications.

Heating Kubricky Construction’s Workspace at Eisenhower Locks in Massena, NY

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For this project, Kubricky Construction was tasked with replacing and fortifying the concrete within the Eisenhower Locks. In order to do this, the canals were closed for a short period of time which required workers to work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Timing was critical for this project as there was a tight 80-day deadline.

Our challenge for this project was to find a way to effectively and safely heat Kubricky’s small outdoor poly-tented work spaces. We understood the need to compensate for the heat loss with poly while at the same time deliver dry hot air with no concern for emitting CO’s and no burning oxygen (like an interior type heat).

Will we be buried in snow again this winter?

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Meteorologist Dr. Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting for Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) in Lexington, predicts an above average snowfall in the Boston area this winter. Are you ready to take on another brutal New England winter?

Click here to view the full article in The Boston Globe.