Award winning hydronic systems. The highest quality
components. Web-enabled building management.
Total training and support. That’s Taco.
Notes from the field
We’re the one.
We are a third generation, family-owned
American company. We started out in 1920
building Firepot Generators and grew into
the leader in high quality advanced hydronic
systems. Our systems are second to none
because we stay close to our customers, we
listen to them, and we build the sophisticated systems that satisfy the need to save
energy, resources, and the environment.
Just as our customers provide us with
valuable input, we in turn support them with
outstanding system design software, training,
field support, and internet communities to
ensure each project’s success from concept
to commissioning. The opening of our new
Innovation and Development Center marks a
milestone in our commitment to training. It
is the most advanced learning facility in the
industry, and it’s all yours.
People make the difference.
When you choose Taco, you’re partnering with the most dedicated group of great
people you’ll ever meet; people who truly
want to help you do your best work. You
don’t find that everywhere. That’s why we’re
John Hazen White, Jr., Owner, Taco, Inc.
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“The most advanced learning facility in the industry”
American Can Lofts
Bob Stiens of Cincinnati
Air Conditioning with
Ray Fischer, the project’s
“I was very impressed with the HSS tool.
As for LoadMatch®, I’d use it again!” said
design engineer Ray Fischer. The install
also included four KV & KS Vertical
In-line Pumps, a Taco Plate & Frame
Heat Exchanger and a 4900 Series Air
Separator. Despite the space limitations,
Bob Stiens says it was a “turn-key install.”
Glenn Synder, PE, of
Lederach and Associates
“I don’t think you can find a smarter,
more efficient mechanical system
than the one we’ve installed here.”
Full system payback was achieved
within 16 months of commissioning.
Williston Northampton School — UPDATE
Jeff Tannatt, Director of
Physical Plant at Williston
Phase two of the retrofit included iWorx.
“iWorx is attractive due to the ability to
control all the buildings from anywhere
there is an internet connection. No
matter what kind of HVAC equipment
we install in the future, the iWorx
system will easily adapt to it.”
Phase one of the school retrofit featured installation of the Taco LoadMatch® System. Eliminating control valves realized “big savings”
for the school. “Long term, we hope to build additional geothermally heated and cooled dormitories” said Tannatt.
Tanque Verde Apartments
Mo Forrey, owner of Oracle
Control Systems, Inc. (OCSI).
“iWorx controls are easy to install and
require minimal programming. There
was virtually no learning curve when we
started using the product. We’ve been
looking for a controls platform just like it...
Not only is it a great product, but our rep
stands behind it entirely.”
Sierra Grande School
Fort Garland, CO
Steve Shaw with McCoy
Sales in Littleton, CO
“The old pneumatic controls had been
a real problem for the school, so we’re
using Taco’s new iWorx control system to
bring the building into the next century.”
This installation also utilizes six Taco1900
Series pumps that controls six zones, each
pressurized by one of Taco’s new ECM,
variable-speed Viridian® pumps.
Project Manager John W.
“The LoadMatch® system saved us a lot
of labor time and money on materials...
Being a young engineer and evaluating
the system for the first time, I looked at
the design and the data and it all made
sense. It turned out to be a great install.”
Northland Pines High School
Eagle River, WI
Mark Hanson, Director of
Sustainable Services Hoffman LLC
“The client is very happy with the
building and the HVAC performance,
as we are.”
Nathan Bishop Middle School
Wayne Mattson. P.E.
Principal with G&V
“All the hydronic equipment in the
mechanical room – the pumps, valves
and accessories - is by Taco. At Griffith &
Vary we’ve been specifying Taco products
for a good number of years. Taco’s products are very reliable and we’ve never
encountered a problem with them.”
Lois Hole Library
David Folster, C.E.T..
Lead Designer, Williams
Engineering Canada, Inc.
“We first used the LoadMatch® system
in an Islamic center here in Edmonton.
Using the HSS design tool, everything
told us it was going to work, and it has
since day one. The Lois Hole Library is
our second install of the system. I like
LoadMatch. For pipe 2-1/2” and above,
LoadMatch makes perfect sense.”
Waterloo High School
“Taco Hydronic Systems Solutions® (HSS)
software proved to be a great time saver
for us. It helped minimize errors, allowed
us to check and then guarantee our
design with Taco, and to link in associated
disciplines such as electrical, plumbing,
condensate piping and controls into
the system design.”
Detail photo shown
to indicate the size of
this 4900 Series unit.
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Florida State University
FSU Utilities Superintendent
“Taco’s 4900 Series Air-Dirt Separator works
great! Several months after installation the
unit was blown down for the first time and
three barrels of sand were removed. We
perform a weekly blow down of the unit,
and we’re still removing sand and dirt each
time we do. We’ve been very impressed
with the performance of the 4900 Series unit.”
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, Missouri
“What we appreciated from an installation
standpoint, especially on a fast-track
project like this one, is the support we
received from Taco. All the equipment
arrived on site as needed, submittals
were received in a timely manner and
that permitted us to stay on schedule.”
Maxim Medical Center
MJ Mechanical, Buffalo, NY
“LoadMatch® works. Why not use it?
The Taco Hydronic System Solutions®
software makes designing, making
changes, and recalculating quick
Joe Millikan, P.E.
Randleman, North Carolina
“Taco brought a lot to the table in terms
of systems and design. Our partnership
with Taco on this project gave us a
Midland Insurance Company
“With Taco you’re buying not just
the dependable products but the
excellent service we receive from their
representatives here in Ohio, Weber-Huff.”
Point Pleasant Middle School
Anne Arundel County, MD
“Taco equipment was key to this steam
to hot water conversion. As big as these
Taco KV pumps are and the amount of
space we had to work with, it’s a real
nice compact job.”
The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge™ Condos
“Taco provides good equipment,
excellent engineering, and great
backup and support”
Director of Engineering,
“Troubleshooting the HVAC closed loop
system, Taco determined that corrosive
iron oxide gunk was fouling the system’s
components. The clear solution: install
two 4900 Series Air and Dirt Separators
to eliminate microbubbles, sand, dirt and
rust in the system. “As the quality of the
system water improved”, says Steve,
“the air conditioning improved.”
Taco Canada, Ltd.
Taco (Canada) Ltd.
“The advantage of our new LOFlo®
radiant cooling system is that it
operates with a single pipe at a
much higher efficiency level. Our
new Radiant Cooling Block makes
LOFlo Cooling technology perfect
for new installations and retrofits.”
Taco (HQ) Warehouse/Distribution
Executive Vice President,
“The LEED scorecard for the warehousedistribution facility project, mapped out
by the project architectural firm AECOM,
called for achieving 29 points to qualify
for LEED certification. Taco received
LEED NC notification in January of 2009,
and held a certification ceremony on
April 22nd, Earth Day 2009.”