Troubleshooting hydronic heating and cooling systems, like any professional talent, is developed over time. Competence requires years of experience involving all stages of design, installation and service. The continuous introduction of new hardware, as well as the perseverance of legacy hardware, demands constant honing of troubleshooting skills.
This issue of idronics is not a substitute for such experience, but rather a guide to help novice technicians “zero in” on various generic performance issues based on a systematic approach and knowledge of commonly occurring symptoms.
Technicians are encouraged to learn the intricacies of the specific heat sources and controls they will be working with, to supplement the information presented in this issue.
They are also encouraged to follow the many cited links to previous issues of idronics that provide broader coverage for a wide range of specific topics related to hydronic systems.