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In Conversation: Helping the homeless and adapting to new realities during the pandemic

May 7, 2020 by Doug Picklyk

We spoke with Michael Storfer and Carolina Lorenz of NEXT Supply, the plumbing and hydronics wholesaler in the Greater Toronto Area, about maintaining its commitments to its customers, co-workers and community in these challenging times.

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In Conversation: Community Outreach During Covid-19

April 30, 2020 by Doug Picklyk

Calgary’s Ace Plumbing and Heating is offering free pick-up and delivery of groceries and complimentary replacement furnace filters and water softener salt to comfort clients during COVID-19. We speak with company owner Jack Devetten.

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In Conversation: Managing the Curveballs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 22, 2020 by Doug Picklyk

In conversation with Justin Boisvert, owner of Bi-Temp Ltd. In Belleville, Ont., a residential and commercial HVAC contractor and service provider.

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April 7, 2020 Ian McTeer

Resources that installers and technicians can turn to for help.

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Understanding Air to Water Heat Pump Systems: Part 2

April 1, 2020 Mike Miller

A high-level overview of setting up an air-to-water heat pump system in a Canadian climate.

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What a Mesh!

March 30, 2020 Curtis Bennett

Wi-Fi networks are getting stronger because the devices are working together to deliver the messages.

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Compressors through the years

March 24, 2020 Dave Demma

An overview of how compressor technology has been making strides in both operational and energy efficiency.

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A Seat at the table

March 24, 2020 Anil Sawhney

Changing the project design lens to focus on whole life-cycle value.

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20th Anniversary for RMC

March 23, 2020 Doug Picklyk

The unique industry-run Refrigerant Management Canada program continues to be the only program of its kind in North America.

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Understanding adjudication

March 17, 2020 Catherine DiMarco

What construction stakeholders need to know to navigate Ontario’s new adjudication system.

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Why FI?

March 16, 2020 Curtis Bennett

With the proliferation of connected devices in our industry, everyone needs to understand the basics of a Wi-Fi set up and the common challenges involved.

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Trends in Water Heating

March 13, 2020 Rob Waters

With 2020 upon us, there are several emerging trends that are affecting the water heater industry. In the past I have written about emerging water heating technologies (HPAC, May 2016) where I focused on the technical details of different water

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Calling In service calls

March 10, 2020 Megan Hoegler

A Calgary-based startup introduces augmented reality platform that changes the way HVAC technicians deliver service.

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Head vs. ∆P

March 9, 2020 John Siegenthaler

Important differences between two commonly used terms.

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UPDATED: CMPX 2020 Product Spotlight

March 9, 2020 by HPAC Magazine

The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) was scheduled to take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 25-27, however due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in North America and around the world, on Friday, March

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Considerations for operating hybrid radiant-DOAS systems

March 3, 2020 Sanjil Karki

Designing for comfort and efficiency in commercial buildings through optimized controls of a hybrid system.

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Integrated Design

March 2, 2020 Robert Bean

A case study in achieving IEQ and efficiency with human factor.

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Understanding air to water heat pump systems : Part 1

February 24, 2020 Mike Miller

The rise of electrification in residential HVAC will lead to greater adoption of heat pump technologies.

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Outdoor reset

February 24, 2020 Robert Waters

The under-utilized king of hydronic controls.

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Products we need

February 18, 2020 John Siegenthaler

Suggestions for five technologies and products that could help move the hydronics industry forward.

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Hot trends, cool features

February 12, 2020 Steve Goldie

Modern commercial washroom designs call for more inclusive spaces with luxurious and
sustainable touches.

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Residential HVAC warranties: Where is the value?

February 11, 2020 Ian McTeer

It’s important to understand manufacturer warranties and be able to identify how you can provide additional value to customers.

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Guide to refrigerant regulation and policy

January 21, 2020 John Sheff and Dean Groff

The HVAC/R industry is working to make sure the transition to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant goes as smoothly as possible.

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Prompt Payment and a proper invoice

January 17, 2020 Catherine DiMarco

What all parties to a construction project need to know going forward in Ontario.

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Going hybrid for heating efficiencies

January 14, 2020 John Miller

Consider the benefits of combining a non-condensing with a high-efficiency condensing boiler to get the best of both technologies in commercial/institutional heating applications.

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Variable speed ‘shuttle’ pumps for boiler protection

January 7, 2020 John Siegenthaler

Introducing a thermal clutch to protect a boiler from sustained flue gas condensation.

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Never take drainage for granted

January 5, 2020 Steve Goldie

Using the right tools will ease the clearing of blocked drains, and you never know what you’ll find.

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Thermostatic expansion valve troubleshooting

December 23, 2019 Jeffery Staub

Often misdiagnosed, take a system-wide approach when searching for root cause problems with AC and heat pump systems.

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HVAC/R system troubleshooting

December 17, 2019 Dave Demma

Take a logical and systematic approach to determining the final cause of equipment failure, and then take it a step further to determine the actual root cause.

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The Agility of IoT

December 17, 2019 Megan Hoegler

Smart technology developed by PCL Construction and Microsoft is simplifying tradespeople and developers’ jobs through crisis prevention and cost savings.