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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,

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Canada’s marijuana industry won’t leave HVAC contractors in the smoke

May 28, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

As cultivators and consumers await the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada late summer 2018, opportunities grow for HVAC contractors. In March 2018, there were 97 licensed medical cannabis facilities nationally, more than double the number in March 2017. As

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Ductless heat pumps: A better split decision?

May 15, 2018 by Ian McTeer

After learning about the latest computer technology during a school visit to the Ontario Science Centre in the 1980s my youngest son asked me if we were getting a fax machine. Hardly computer literate myself in those days, I told

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Smart Frog hybrid air conditioning units to be sold through Ecco Supply

May 8, 2018

Smart Frog air conditioning units are now available to the Canadian market, sold exclusively through Ecco Supply. The unit, from Texas-based Perfectly Green Corporation, is a hybrid system designed for residential and light commercial applications with HVAC, standby generator and

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NRCan clarifies testing requirements for outdoor air systems

March 28, 2018

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has issued a clarification concerning the requirements for make-up air large air conditioners and direct expansion outdoor dedicated air systems under Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations. NRCan defines a large air conditioner as a commercial or industrial

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Multi-Family Thru-The-Wall Self Contained Heating & Cooling Units

March 9, 2018

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Event to host largest ever education program

December 20, 2017 by Kerry Turner

The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place January 20-24 at the Palmer House Chicago with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held January 22-24 at McCormick Place. The AHR Expo seminar program features over 120 sessions, including over 70 free one-

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Trane acquires leading energy storage company

November 29, 2017

Trane, a global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has acquired CALMAC Corporation, a privately held company specializing in cool energy technologies including IceBank storage tanks. CALMAC ice storage tanks are integrated with

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HFC phase down schedule revised in ODS and Halocarbon Alternatives regulations

November 24, 2017

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published the final revisions to the federal ODS and Halocarbon Alternatives regulations concerning control of HFCs in Canada Gazette II on October 18, 2017. These revisions come into force 180 days after the date

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ASHRAE offers residential and refrigerants “Mini-Tracks” at AHR Expo

November 23, 2017

ASHRAE will present a series of refrigerant and residential building “mini-track” seminars at the 2018 AHR Expo. The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place January 20-24 at the Palmer House Chicago with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held January 22-24

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Albertan takes home medallion of excellence from WorldSkills Competition

November 5, 2017

By Michael Power “In the blink of an eye it’s all over.” That’s how Ryan Matsuba describes the experience of competing with Team Canada in the WorldSkills International Competition. Matsuba won a Medallion of Excellence at the competition, which requires

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Packaged indoor air quality systems work for contractors

October 23, 2017 by Aaron Engel

Cold winter months keep Canadians indoors a great deal more than their southern climate counterparts. Staying indoors longer can be detrimental to health, particularly when you consider the trend toward tighter and more energy efficient home construction mandated by recent

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Contemplating a chiller replacement?

October 18, 2017 by Dave Demma

When I was in high school, the cost of gasoline was seldom of concern. I drove a 1957 Chevy Bel Air, with a modified 409 engine in it, and I do not think I ever thought to check what the

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Emerson provides apprentices with hands-on training opportunity

October 12, 2017

Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions Canada hosted a complimentary training event exclusively offered to apprentices. Over 65 HVAC/R apprentices arrived at the Emerson Canada Integrated Learning Centre in Brantford ON to take part in the first ever Emerson Apprentice Day.

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Danfoss joins UN initiative to help solve the world’s cooling challenges

October 6, 2017

Danfoss has been appointed a member of a new global Cooling for All panel which will work to increase access to affordable and sustainable cooling solutions throughout the world. The announcement was made during the UN General Assembly and Climate