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thumb Rheem expands product offering with recent acquisition
Rheem has acquired Eemax Inc., of Waterbury, CT, from The Riverside Company, a private equity firm. Eemax is a manufacturer of electric tankless water heating solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications in the U.S. In...
Feb 11, 2016 10:41AM

thumb It is official: CMPX 2016 is sold out
The CMPX 2016 organizing committee has announced that the show floor is “sold out” to the maximum occupancy allowed by the Fire Marshall’s office. The show opens Wednesday March 16 and runs through March 17 and 18, totally...
Feb 9, 2016 1:28PM

thumb Speaker offers pointers on protecting professional performance
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) held its second Ontario Region Business Meeting on January 28, 2016 in Mississauga, ON. Dane Jensen, CEO of Performance Coaching was the featured speaker at the event, which attracted 121...
Feb 9, 2016 11:23AM

thumb Ontario government partners with Enbridge and Union Gas to offer audit/retrofit money
Ontario is investing $100 million from the Ontario Green Investment Fund in a program to help homeowners identify ways to reduce their energy bills and cut greenhouse gas emissions through the installation of more efficient technologies. In...
Feb 5, 2016 8:15AM

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thumb What's new in air handlers
If you could be an HVAC system component for a day, which one would you be? Maybe an electronically controlled fan motor, since they are all the rage these days; or, I know: a thermostat! When a start-up thermostat company sells for $3.2...

thumb Getting it right
Troubleshooting makes up a large part of my job. When things do not seem to be working quite like they should be in a hydronic system, I am often the guy who gets the call. No heat calls, not enough hot water calls, too much noise calls;...

thumb Keeping up the dialogue
Refrigeration is a constant moving industry with its changing regulations, “green” requirements and higher system performance targets. In order to keep people informed about technology trends and the latest breakthroughs, Emerson...

thumb Mixing hydronic heating water with potable water
We know that hydronic radiant heating is a comfortable technology, so efficient that a heated floor can often satisfy a building’s heat loss with low-temperature fluid, even below 115F (46C).  This gives radiant heating systems the...

thumb The logic of moisture management
There is no shortage of articles describing the risks and jeopardies of using chilled water and radiant cooling systems, and how these systems cause condensation. It seems that mysterious aliens with a hidden agenda handed out scripts to...

thumb Excellent showing for mechanical industry at construction awards
Alpha Mechanical Contracting Ltd. and Dual Mechanical were honoured for their work on the Vancouver Aquarium and at Seabreeze Farm, respectively, in the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s 27th annual Awards of Excellence last...

thumb Replacing boilers in existing buildings
There is an opportunity to provide some additional value for the customer when it comes to boiler replacement. Doing it right will also set you apart from the competition. Think about the factors that will impact the overall investment for the...

thumb Chasing leaks
As plumbing contractors, you are probably familiar with how difficult it can be to track down the source of leaks that cause moisture to accumulate in walls, ceilings and floors. The obvious first step to figuring out whether a leak is caused...

thumb Yellowknife takes steps to reduce its environmental footprint
In the summer of 2015, the City of Yellowknife installed a vortex degasser at its Multiplex facility to reduce energy consumption. The multi-purpose recreation facility houses an Olympic-size ice surface and an NHL-size ice surface. Ammonia is...