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Update on prompt payment legislation

February 17, 2017

On February 6, 2017 the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) met in Ottawa with senior representatives from Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC) Prompt Payment Task Force to discuss actions that could be implemented to support Bill S-224:

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Las Vegas proves to be a big winner for ASHRAE, AHR Expo and industry

February 15, 2017

North America’s premier HVAC/R event, the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference at Caesars Palace, as well as the AHR Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, saw record attendance. The two exceeded their record-breaking attendance from the Conference and Expo that

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Kilmer Environmental wins Seresco Rep­ of the Year Canada

February 15, 2017

Seresco Technologies, a manufacturer of indoor pool dehumidification equipment, has named Kilmer Environmental of Mississauga, ON, as its “2016 Rep of Year-Canada.” The announcement was made at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo 2017) on January 30

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Modifications to basic defrost schemes add yet another layer of complexity

February 13, 2017

It is inevitable that refrigeration systems operating with saturated suction temperatures below freezing will eventually experience an accumulation of frost on the evaporator tubes and fins. The frost serves as an insulator between the heat to be transferred from the

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Beckett issues product advisory

February 13, 2017

Beckett Corporation has issued a bulletin regarding its Cleancut pump A2EA-6527. Pumps manufactured in March, April and May 2016 might present a tightness issue on Inlet/Return 1/4-18 NPTF plugs. To identify the pumps check the date stamped on the top

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Make Waves in Vegas winners

February 9, 2017

Twenty contractors from across Canada headed to Vegas last month after winning the Weil-McLain Canada Make Waves in Vegas promotion. Winners, who were drawn from promotion entries for qualifying Weil-McLain boilers purchased between September 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016,

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Taco’s hot water recirculation control is 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award Product of the Year

February 8, 2017

Taco, Inc.’s SmartPlug instant hot water control has won the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award Product of the Year. The product, which also secured a win in the Innovation Awards’ plumbing category, can be installed in existing domestic hot water

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Stelpro develops smart thermostat with IoT leaders

February 7, 2017

Stelpro, a manufacturer of integrated heating solutions, has teamed up with three Internet of Things (IoT) partners to develop and bring to market Maestro – Smart Thermostats, a smart home solution for electric heat that enables users to customize home

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Danfoss inaugurates first test chamber of its new customer Application Development Center

February 6, 2017

Danfoss recently opened a test chamber at its new Engineering Tomorrow Application Development Center in Tallahassee, FL. The first of three psychrometric rooms, it will accommodate air-conditioning systems up to 12.5 tons. Its purpose is to help the industry in

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Pro Kontrol distributes Facility Explorer in Atlantic provinces

February 3, 2017

Pro Kontrol has been appointed by Johnson Controls to distribute the Facility Explorer line of digital controls in the Atlantic provinces (including Newfoundland and Labrador). The wholesaler, which is dedicated to HVAC control parts for commercial buildings, is promoting the