The Taco LoadMatch is a hydronic system that is more energy efficient and produces less waste than traditional air-cooled HVAC systems. The LoadMatch is a more energy efficient system because it uses water, which has a higher specific gravity than air. This means the hydronic LoadMatch system only requires about half the energy of a comparable air-cooled system to move the same amount of BTUs around a building. The Taco LoadMatch System also uses a much simpler design than most air systems. Rather than a complicated system of pipe fittings, insulation, control valves, and balancing valves, Taco’s LoadMatch System utilizes a single pipe design to cool even very large, industrial buildings.
The Taco LoadMatch Concept
The LoadMatch hydronic system is a combination of two old concepts merged with a new technology. The two old concepts are single pipe distribution and primary-secondary pumping. A primary distribution system is a single loop, while the secondary distribution system is a decoupled secondary piping loop for each terminal unit in the system. The new technology comes in the form of Taco’s maintenance-free wet rotor circulators which provide a specified flow to each terminal unit in the system loop at all times.
Key Component of the LoadMatch System
The Taco LoadMatch has several unique components that make up this efficient hydronic system:
Taco LoadMatch Circulators
The LoadMatch Series Circulators were designed for quiet and efficient operation. This unit’s patented design is easily serviceable without removing the entire unit from the piping system. In fact, all LoadMatch Circulators use a unique “00” replaceable cartridge which contains all of the moving parts so you can easily repair the unit without losing functionality.
Taco LoadMatch Thermostats
Taco LoadMatch Thermostats give users exceptional control of the heat pump of fan coil of your LoadMatch system. The all-in-one control can be preprogrammed to suit individual LoadMatch applications with little, or, no additional configuration necessary. In addition, there are LoadMatch Thermostats compatible with BACnet, Echelon-Lontalk while non-communicating versions can be used with virtually any system.
Taco LoadMatch Twin-Tee Fittings
Taco’s patented LoadMatch Twin-Tee fitting assures the comfort and performance of its single pipe hydronic system and primary secondary two-pipe hydronic system. The Twin-Tee was designed to replace the two primary circuit tees used to connect a secondary piping circuit to a primary piping circuit in a hydronic system. In addition, the Twin-Tee ensures that the secondary piping circuit is decoupled, so the flow of the secondary circuit, when the secondary pump is off and the primary pump is on, is zero. It also ensures the flow in other circuits is not affected by the operation of the secondary circuit pump.