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Having a Hot Yoga Time in Scranton Pennsylvania

Five years after opening their first hot yoga studio in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown Yoga owners Lara and John Alexiou had grown beyond their original location and were preparing to open a new facility in July 2013.

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Are You This Happy to Get Out of the Bathtub?

Bathroom Comfort with SmartRooms Radiant Heating by Therma-RayBathroom Comfort with SmartRooms Radiant Heating by Therma-RayIf you were staying at Washington D.C.’s Jefferson Hotel, you just may be.

Every bathroom at the Jefferson Hotel is heated with a SmartRooms by Therma-Ray radiant ceiling panel. Each guest steps out of the warm bath into a beautifully radiantly heated room, almost like stepping out into the warm glow of the sun itself.

As part of the renovation of this beautiful hotel, the panels were custom painted to match the decor of the rooms, thus blending right into the room, just like the warmth itself.

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Are You Sick and Tired of Lost Productivity Due to Employee Illnesses?

Woman in Office with Sniffles

How much productive time is your business losing to Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Common Cold, Ear Infections, Headache, Influenza, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Sore Throat. Strep Throat or Viral Infections?

According to a 2011 Canadian Labour Statistics Division study, workers lost over nine (9) days of work annually, with over 80% of those absences related to illness. Lost time has increased by over 9% in the past decade.

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McGill University's Bellini Life Sciences Building

McGill University Goes Green With Therma-RayMcGill University Goes Green with Therma-Ray Radiant Heating SystemsNestled between the wooded slopes of Mont Royal and the cosmopolitan bustle of downtown Montreal, McGill University is a place energized by difference.

You can hear it in the languages spoken in its hallways and classrooms. You can see it in the cutting-edge facilities rubbing shoulders with storied heritage buildings. You can feel it when talent and ambitions come together in a culture that nourishes thinking and informed debate. McGill University with a student population of 36,000 has impressive credentials.

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Hidden Costs of Mechanical Heating Systems

The Problems with Mechanical Heating SystemsThe Hidden Costs of
Mechanical Heating Systems
When evaluating a heating system, you often look at the initial capital costs, and if you can get it – running or operating costs. That’s only natural. You want to know that you can afford the system now and in the future.

You’re trying to estimate the Total Cost of Ownership and that’s good. But did you know that there are other hidden costs? Costs that are very much a part of owning and operating the system but aren’t immediately apparent when assessing them? In this article I will itemize some of these very real costs that aren’t immediately apparent to the casual observer.

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Why Radiant Heat Rocks: Part V of V

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Special Heating Needs
This is the fifth installment of the mini-series Why Radiant Heat Rocks!. In this series I’m highlighting some of the more unusual applications for which radiant heat excels over the more traditional hot-air approach to heating. You can find the first entry Why Radiant Heat Rocks! (Part I) or the previous entry Why Radiant Heat Rocks! (Part 4) by clicking on those links.

Auto Repair Shop

My car had a few small issues with surface rust and the like. So I took it into a body repair shop to see what could be done to fix it up and prevent further spread of the rust. He gave me an estimate of the cost and the time-line involved.

I’m a patient guy, and I know that it takes time to do quality work – which is what I wanted. But it seemed to me that the time it would take him to do it was longer than I thought was warranted. I don’t know much about the auto body business and the processes involved, but I’m a curious guy so I asked.

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Why Radiant Heat Rocks: Part IV of V

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Heats 800 Year Old Church
This is the fourth installment of the mini-series Why Radiant Heat Rocks!. In this series I’m highlighting some of the more unusual applications for which radiant heat excels over the more traditional hot-air approach to heating. You can find the first entry Why Radiant Heat Rocks! (Part I) or the previous entry Why Radiant Heat Rocks! (Part 3) by clicking on those links.

800 Year Old Cathedral


A few years back we were contacted to discuss a rather interesting project – how to heat an 800 year old cathedral. As an historic building there were some serious restraints on what could be done. Obviously they didn’t want to change the architectural qualities of the structure and didn’t want to compromise the character of the space either. They also had a significant constraint with regards to how much power was available to the site. And of course cost was an issue, too.

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