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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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Energy-Efficient HVAC Technologies Help Address Climate Challenge

March 3, 2020 by The Master Group

The Canadian government has committed to decreasing the country’s carbon footprint by reducing dependency on fossil fuels and lowering emissions. The HVAC industry can play an important role in this effort: In Canada, buildings produce 17% of greenhouse gases, in

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Cold Water Piping

February 28, 2020

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Aquatherm Pipe for Large Commercial Heating & Cooling

February 28, 2020

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Biocomposite commercial ventilation units made using recycled plastic

February 26, 2020

Annexair plans to phase out its steel HVAC units next year.

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Thermostatic expansion valve troubleshooting

December 23, 2019 by 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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AHR Expo announces 2020 Innovation Award winners

November 26, 2019

AHR Expo show management has announced the winners of the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. The winners will be formally recognized for their contributions to the HVAC industry at this year’s 2020 AHR Expo, happening February 3 to 5 at

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Johnson Controls acquires Synchrony from Siemens

November 4, 2019

Johnson Controls plans to use Synchrony’s technology to improve the performance and efficiency of its centrifugal chiller products.

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Hydro-Québec and Stelpro partner up to develop connected smart devices

October 31, 2019

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC— Hydro-Québec’s new subsidiary, Hilo, and Stelpro have announced a joint venture to develop connected devices for smart homes that will contribute to efficient energy use. The joint venture will develop innovative energy management products and will provide them to

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Electro-Breeze Manufacturing headed south of the border

September 30, 2019

The Saint-Sauveur, Quebec-based manufacturer of commercial and residential HVAC air filtration systems will be re-branded under the newly created ‘Electro-Breeze by Fresh-Aire UV’ brand.

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RectorSeal’s New Tool Blows Out A/C Blockages

September 26, 2019

RectorSeal’s LineShot™ is a handheld tool that clears blocked HVAC/R condensate lines using pressurized CO². It is designed specifically for Safe-T-Switch®, All-Access™ and other brands of access cleanout fittings on air conditioning systems. The LineShot is a reusable tool that

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Central Air Equipment named Atlas Copco Compressors’ newest distributor

September 13, 2019

Central Air Equipment (CAE) in Calgary, AB will focus on promoting and selling Atlas Copco’s Industrial Air range of products and servicing this equipment with OEM spare parts. In addition to its existing installed base for over 24 years, CAE

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Canadian manufacturer Arctic Chiller Group sold to Trane

September 13, 2019

Trane has announced that it has acquired Arctic Chiller Group, a Canadian-based HVAC manufacturer, specializing in high efficiency air- and water-cooled, modular and process chillers for commercial HVAC and process cooling applications. “We are pleased to incorporate Arctic Chiller Group

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Trane celebrates investments in newly-expanded plant, business sustainability

September 11, 2019

  Trane, a provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, recently held a celebration marking significant expansion to its Columbia, South Carolina facility, and ongoing efforts in environmental, social and business sustainability. Local and

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Tempers and temperatures rise, BC report exposes implications of air conditioning

July 31, 2019

The use of air conditioning in offices across British Columbia has increased by almost a third in recent years, and temperature tensions among employees and those in control of their office temperature are rising according to Cold War, a report

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Fortress™ The professional grade ducting for mini-splits

July 30, 2019 by RectorSeal

Fortress professional duct/ fitting system hides unsightly AC lineset. 2 duct sizes – 3.5″ and 4.5″, accommodate single or multiple lineset configurations. Longer ducting length – 8ft. Allows for fewer joints. Complete fitting line. 17 fittings assure a complete professional finish for even the

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Feds award $2.6 billion contract to upgrade heating, cooling plants in Ottawa

June 10, 2019

A consortium has been selected to modernize the aging district energy system used to heat and cool more than 80 structures in the city

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Cooling systems meet the challenge of power-dense data centres

May 28, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

It is no easy task to cool power-hungry data centres. Operators rely on efficient and cost-effective cooling systems to combat climbing power densities, which can reach upwards of 50 kilowatts per rack – the physical structure used to house the

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Ontario homeowners neglect testing, servicing of air conditioners: poll

May 28, 2019

Ontario homeowners rely on air conditioners to keep cool during hot weather, but many fail to have the systems serviced or tested before summer, according to an Ipsos poll, conducted on behalf of Enercare Inc. The survey of more than

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Is your client’s compressor ready for the summer heat?

May 28, 2019 by Dave Demma

Other than the cost there are no serious arguments against performing preventive maintenance on air-conditioning and/or refrigeration equipment. And to the customers who would balk at paying a qualified technician to merely “maintain” their equipment, the only response to them

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The overlooked technology

May 27, 2019 by Lance MacNevin

By its very nature, the engineering profession is based on the constant search for new and better ways of accomplishing a task. However, there is also a well-known human tendency to do things the way we have always done them.

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Air conditioning system procedures

May 23, 2019 by Ian McTeer

Evaluating the performance of a cooling system requires the use of accurate tools and techniques. Many of you will be familiar with the proverb “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” meaning something can only be a success

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Small scale hydronic cooling

February 15, 2019 by John Siegenthaler

Hydronic heating has long been known for providing superior cold weather comfort. Even so, the question that often comes from potential clients who are already convinced about of the benefits of hydronic heating, is: “What do I do about cooling?”

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New heat pump technology remedies past issues

February 15, 2019 by Ian McTeer

Certainly all of us have been truly disappointed by something or other at least once in our lives. Perhaps your new service vehicle spends more time in the shop than on the road or you are working for a seemingly

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Whole house ducted HVAC: The end is near?

December 12, 2018 by Ian McTeer

Automotive analogies can be useful in explaining otherwise obscure HVAC concepts because many consumers of heating and air conditioning systems also have cars and understand the joys and sorrows associated with four-wheeled ownership. For example, suppose some car enthusiast purchased

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Innovative Solutions for Heating and Cooling

December 5, 2018

Consider the benefits of Viega ProRadiant – it’s energy efficient, easy to install, can be used for new or retrofit construction and it’s vertically integrated with other Viega products. Design support is available for both residential and commercial projects. LEARN

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Daikin launches smart HVAC unit in Las Vegas

September 26, 2018

A new smart HVAC system from Daikin North America LLC aims to “revolutionize the future of condensing units.” The company unveiled Daikin Fit September 25, 2018 to employees, distribution management, Daikin Comfort Pro contractors and news media in Las Vegas,

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Nortek Air Solutions unveils a cool solution for Facebook data centre in Singapore

September 25, 2018

StatePoint liquid cooling technology will be used to maintain temperature levels for Facebook’s first data centre engineered in Asia. Since 2015, Nortek has worked with the Facebook engineering team to develop a cooling solution that could handle Singapore’s high humidity

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The challenge of Category IV gas-fired appliance venting

August 24, 2018 by Ian McTeer

Which 90 per cent AFUE furnace brand got into Canadian basements first? Perhaps it was Clare Brothers HEG series MegaSave furnace or maybe the Lennox G14 Pulse shared the limelight with Clare for first high efficiency gas furnace on the

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A look at air-to-water heat pump systems

May 31, 2018 by John Siegenthaler

Heat pumps are destined to carve out an increasing percentage of future residential and light commercial HVAC market. This trend is based on the convergence of market drivers such as increasing electrical generation by utility scale photovoltaics and wind turbines,