Gust bio Jae Chon, Director of Strategic Markets for Chesapeake Systems, has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial HVAC industry. Starting in building automation systems, he transitioned into mechanical system designs, planning commercial office spaces, laboratories and clean rooms, and specialized industrial processing facilities. For the past 15 years, Chon has worked
John speaks with Jae Chon about hydronic systems. They discuss the basics of hydronics and the importance of proper maintenance and system balancing. Jae makes particular note of how vital balancing is for system performance and longevity. They also touch briefly on industry regulations regarding emissions.
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