The Hydronics Industry Alliance and the Radiant Professionals Alliance have merged.

The merger, which was official in January, is part of an effort by both associations to help it members and users find more information. Details are available by going to http://www.radiantprofessionalsalliance.org/.

According to the associations, consumers, builders, and HVAC contractors can find information on boilers and how to make an educated decision on installation and specific delivery systems by going to the websites. Links will be provided on how to find an installer, participate in an educational session or obtain literature, contact manufacturers with questions, or download a Power Point presentation with photos of installations.

The Hydronics Industry Alliance has been helping the hydronics industry for five years and the Radiant Professionals Alliance, formerly known as the Radiant Panel Association, has been representing the trade for 17 years. These two groups have been working together throughout the past year to form an organization targeted to help all audiences learn more about purchasing and installing a hydronic heating system.

With the advent of green building and energy rebates, the new association’s representatives said that more questions are being asked and there is growing interest in the most efficient systems. The HIA and RPA merger will provide consumers with a comprehensive listing of high-efficiency hydronic information and resources, they said.