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Energy Efficiency Regulations come into effect in June

March 2, 2017

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) recently announced that Amendment 13 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations had been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. This is a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan 2016-18. The amendment

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Manufacturers prohibit the use of furnaces for construction heat

February 27, 2017

On February 1, 2016 the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) released a position paper stating that HRAI’s gas furnace manufacturers adopted a position to prohibit the use of their furnaces by homebuilders for heating during the construction process

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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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How do you say quality is in the air?

February 15, 2017 by Ian McTeer

Contractors and technicians find themselves on the front line trying to help occupants obtain the benefits of cleaner air. The American philosopher, naturalist and historian, Henry David Thoreau, best known for his 1854 book, Walden, wrote, “What is the use

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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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First Daikin VRV unit assembled at Daikin Texas Technology Park

January 24, 2017

Daikin Texas Technology Park, Daikin North America LLC’s new $417 million, four million sq.-ft. campus located outside of Houston, recently welcomed its first VRV unit off the production line during a celebration led by CEO Takeshi Ebisu. Daikin VRV technology

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Multistack expands product line with Desert Aire acquisition

January 19, 2017

Multistack, LLC, a privately held Sparta, WI-based manufacturer of chiller systems and heat pumps, has acquired Desert Aire Corp., a Germantown, WI-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems. Multistack’s acquisition of Desert Aire bolsters the company’s

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Get HVAC systems off to a good start

December 21, 2016 by Ian McTeer

Whether it is a Canadian general election or a U.S. presidential contest, there always seems to be one candidate will promise to stimulate the economy by cutting taxes, relaxing regulations, eliminating red tape, and reducing the size of government. This

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Unico expands headquarters

December 5, 2016

With a $2 million building renovation, Unico, Inc., has added 15,000 square feet of offices and a 4,000-square-foot testing lab to its headquarters in St. Louis, MN. Unico manufactures small-duct and ductless heating and air conditioning systems in the 125,000-square-foot

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Innovative products in the spotlight at CIPHEX West

November 5, 2016

Winners of the New Product Competition at CIPHEX West are: Sunrise Tradex Corporation, The Mini: Movable Split Air Conditioner, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Viessmann Manufacuring Company, Vitosol FM, Alternative Energy (Solar, Geothermal, etc.): tekmar Control Systems (A Watts Brand), WiFi

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RAE Corporation’s Century Refrigeration and RAE Coils expand into Western Canada

October 31, 2016

RAE Corporation (RAE) has announced that its Century Refrigeration and RAE Coils divisions have partnered with KFDS Enterprises, Ltd. to expand into the Western Canadian market. Refrigeration agent Darren Stinson will represent and promote these product lines in Western Canada.

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Show Preview: Construct Canada 2016

October 26, 2016 by Doug Picklyk

The 28th annual Construct Canada show, the country’s largest building, design and construction event, will run Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 2 in downtown Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located at the base of the CN Tower.

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It is time HVAC system design grew up

October 25, 2016 by Robert Bean

Recently Wilma Leung, my new favourite sage, and her progressive team from BC Housing-Homeowner Protection Office hosted 340 builders and affiliated service providers from British Columbia to participate in my class on thermal comfort for vulnerable populations. The program included

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Noble draws a crowd

October 21, 2016

It was standing room only for the basic furnace performance testing seminar, one of five complimentary educational sessions held during Noble’s 2016 BIG Tuesday Heating Show held on October 4 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. just north of Toronto

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On the road again

October 18, 2016

Lennox Commercial took its light commercial products on the road with the new Innovation Trucks, bringing customers the opportunity to view and interact firsthand with the latest in HVAC technology. Among the first to take equipment on the road with the

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Wolseley named distributor of the year for third consecutive year

October 14, 2016

Wolseley Canada has been named ICP (International Comfort Products) Canadian Distributor of the Year for its sales achievements and excellence in customer support for ICP’s KeepRite products during the 2015 calendar year. “Last year they [Wolseley] grew their business in

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Simple solution to leakage in zone valves yields cash prize

September 21, 2016

Belimo Americas’ Innovation Contest aims to find a simple method for detecting and measuring internal leakage in zone valves such as short-stroke or paddle valves. The winning entry will be awarded prize money of CHF 10’000 (approximately US$10,289). Entries in

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The continuum of radiant myths

September 6, 2016 by Robert Bean

Back in 2004 I penned an article called Radiant Mythology: 22 Myths about Radiant Heating. In the years since the first copyright of the article on www.healthyheating.com, that article has brought me the immense pleasure of watching tightly-wound individuals implode

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HRAI signs agreement with GEO

August 31, 2016

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework for cooperation in the development and improvement of the geothermal heating and

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Trends that mean good news for the hydronic industry

August 31, 2016 by Steve Goldie

When I sat down to write this article, my intention was to take a look at some of the most common issues in residential hydronic installations and examine the remedies. In the interest of not being repetitive I did a

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Active floors hit the mark at Winnipeg airport

August 28, 2016 by Russell Lavitt

How to heat and cool a very large, nearly all-glass building, while hiding the sources of warmth and cooling. As a significant public building, the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport has large expanses of heated and cooled floors as

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Chénier steps down from Dettson leadership

August 26, 2016

Marc Chénier is leaving Dettson Industries as of September 2. He joined Dettson in April 2011 as sales and marketing director following the acquisition of the company by the Ouellet Group. He was appointed general manager in January 2013. Effective

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Twelve comparisons between hydronics and VRF/VRV systems

August 23, 2016 by John Siegenthaler

Hydronics technology has long been known for unsurpassed heating comfort. It has also been used for cooling, primarily through chilled water distribution systems in commercial and institutional buildings. This well-established and highly successful track record is, in part, based on

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Current technologies are available to modulate system or compressor capacity

August 19, 2016 by Dave Demma

It is morning again. You get ready for the day and make your way out to the garage where your car is waiting for the morning’s commute to work. You start the engine, make sure your radio is tuned to

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Gobi

August 19, 2016

The Gobi under mount condensate pump from Refco Manufacturing has an electronic energy control system. It features dual voltage and works with 110V or 230V. It can be installed on either the left or right side of a mini split

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Dablrn bar linear, removable core grilles

August 18, 2016

The Dablrn bar linear, removable core grilles from DRG have a no flange frame offering a built-in look. They have a fully extruded aluminum construction and fixed blades designed for long straight airflow. The grilles, which are available in custom

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Carrier honours two Canadian HVAC/R firms

August 16, 2016

In recognition of its commitment to quality, leadership and excellence in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc. recently received the 2016 President’s Award from Carrier at a ceremony in Huntington Beach, CA. This

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Ductless mini split systems

August 9, 2016

Fujitsu has introduced ductless mini split systems that offer up to 33 SEER. The 9000,12THINSPACE000 and 15THINSPACE000 inverter wall mount systems are available as split system heat pumps designed for quiet operation. Features include wireless remote control, ion deodorizing filters,

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Ingersoll Rand refrigeration, chiller products support climate commitment goals

August 8, 2016

Ingersoll Rand (IR) was recently awarded three Product and Project of the Year awards at the fifth Environmental Leader Conference held in Denver, CO. The company accepted the awards for its Thermo King truck and trailer refrigeration units in Europe

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ASHRAE handbook features lots of updates to thermal storage, district heating

August 6, 2016

The ASHRAE 2016 handbook on HVAC systems and equipment features a number of revisions to the majority of its chapters, including major updates to thermal storage and district heating and cooling. “Nearly 90 per cent of the chapters have undergone