Who: John Runke
What: Green Heating Presentation
Where: Room 107C, Fairfield University Library at Fairfield
When: Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 7:00PM
Why: People are wasting money on heating.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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Green Heating Presentation
John Ruhnke will give a presentation on green
the presentation, John talks about the different ways to save money in
fuel on your heating systems. This also will greatly reduce our
footprint on the world. The topics covered in the presentation include:
solar thermal, geothermal, co-generation, hydronics, radiant, and
energy efficiency of installed heating systems. Designing and
installing a system is a step in the right direction for our
environment. John takes things a step further and examines the
efficiency of the different design aspects of the systems. A well
designed system is very comfortable too. By following certain rules,
you can save real money in fuel. John has developed a formula for
measuring the overall efficiency of the heating system and has a patent
on the use of the formula in software. He explains the meaning of
formula, the use of it, and breaks down the different parts of energy
efficiency in a heating system. While some methods may be rather
complicated to design or install, other ideas are super simple.
how turning one screw can save you 2-15% in fuel on your entire
heating/domestic hot water system.
About John Ruhnke:
John Ruhnke is the President of JR's Comfortable Heat LLC. The
company has been in business since 1990. The company started out as a
plumbing and heating contracting firm. After a few years, they
began a specialty in the field of Hydronics. Hydronics is hot water and
steam heating. They specialize in design build projects.
Over the years, John has developed expertise in many green heating
areas (radiant heating, energy efficiency, solar thermal,
co-generation, and geothermal heating systems). John is certified
by the Radiant Panel Association in both design and installation.
He designed three radiant heating projects that took first place in the
RPA’s National System Showcase Awards. One of the projects won
Best in Show with the highest points total in the history of the 12
In 2006, a national distributed trade journal
called PHC News named John Contractor of the Year. John believes
highly in continuing education classes. He has traveled all over
the continent to take the best classes offered. He takes many
different classes every year. John is also licensed by the State
of Connecticut in Plumbing, Heating, and Solar Thermal. He is an
approved Earthlinked Geothermal dealer. John is also an inventor
in the field of heating and holds 3 patents.
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