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Feature Article CoolingHeat PumpsHeatingHydronics

Top ten heat pump start-up tips

September 1, 2017 Ian McTeer

It’s hard to stop a…” Admit it; I know you just filled in the blank. That’s OK, years of persistent marketing works wonders, but it does not mean other top brands aren’t capable of providing reliable service year after year.

Feature Article HPAC GeneralHuman ResourcesManagement

A wide angle view of your business

August 31, 2017 Patti Lowes

Part-time CFOs may be an answer for small- to mid-sized businesses. I had lunch with an old friend recently. Matt has a family owned HVAC business – it is now in its second generation. “You must be feeling good,” I

Feature Article ControlsGreen TechnologyHVAC SystemsManagement

LEAPing ahead in sustainability

August 31, 2017 Michael Power

The Coquitlam Centre’s new heat recovery chiller (HRC) system wins HOOPP’s LEAP award, helps cut GHG emissions by 35 per cent. Sustainability has transformed from a “nice-to-have” aspect for businesses to a core component of operations for many organizations, both

Feature Article ConstructionEngineeringGreen Technology

How to improve commercial building design

August 30, 2017 Judy Peters

Though not a new concept, the intentional practice of calculating in detail how a building will use energy is a critical, yet often overlooked, step in building development. At its core, energy modeling is the practice of using software to

Feature Article Hydronics

Melting snow is a beautiful thing

August 30, 2017 Lance MacNevin

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC AT MODERN HYDRONICS-SUMMIT 2017. LANCE WILL BE DISCUSSING HYDRONIC SNOW AND ICE MELTNG SYSTEMS IN MORE DETAIL AT THE SUMMIT. As I write this it is hard to think about winter, but I am pretty

Feature Article Hydronics

How water behaves in hydronic systems – Part II

August 29, 2017 Mark Olson

Two common problems resulting from poor water quality are excessive corrosion and limescale accumulation. In Part I (HPAC, February 2017) we examined corrosion. The following is a closer look at limescale accumulation. In North America the dissolved mineral content from

Feature Article Hydronics

Calling all wetheads: Take advantage of special contractor pricing

August 28, 2017 by Kerry Turner

Click here for sneak peek into Robert Bean’s presentation and the opening Siggy & the Bean session. Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 will be held September 14, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. From the trade show floor where more

Feature Article Green TechnologyHydronics

Distribution efficiency: An often overlooked benefit of hydronics

August 24, 2017 by Kerry Turner

During the 35+ years that I have been involved in the North American hydronics industry there have been significant improvements in the thermal efficiency of hydronic heat sources. The 1960s vintage ranch house that I grew up in is a

Feature Article HVAC SystemsRefrigeration

How to properly apply a TEV for a given application

August 23, 2017 Dave Demma

In my travels I have many opportunities to visit and interact with HVAC/R contractors. In the course of these visits, a frequent topic of discussion is refrigerant conversions. After the typical “what’s the best replacement for R-22”, and “do we

Feature Article Hydronics

Register now for the hydronics event of the year!

August 21, 2017 by HPAC Magazine

Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 will be held September 14, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. From the trade show floor where more than 50 exhibitors will be available to talk to you, one-on-one, about the latest hydronic product offerings,