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Little Giant turns 75

April 29, 2016

This year marks the 75th anniversary for Little Giant, a Franklin Electric company. It all began in 1941 when a plumber named R.M. “Doc” Wolfe was having challenges with evaporative cooling pumps, and he came up with a solution –

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Wolseley merges Kitchener, Ontario branches

April 18, 2016

Wolseley Canada has merged two of its branches in Kitchener, ON, and relocated to a new facility at 780 Wilson Ave., Kitchener, ON. The branch features the company’s updated branding service model and is open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00

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CIPHEX West and BUILDEX Express to co-locate

April 12, 2016

CIPHEX West and BUILDEX Express are co-locating at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC for their November 2016 shows. CIPHEX West is a two-day trade show and conference that is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating

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Environment Canada opens consultation on proposed HFC regs

April 7, 2016

On March 23, 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) distributed a communication to stakeholders on phase 2 of the consultations concerning proposed HFC regulations. The work on HFC regulations began on December 6, 2014 ECCC published a Notice of

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Contractor and CE numbers up at CMPX

April 5, 2016

Sponsors of the 2016 Canadian Mechanical Exposition & Trade Show and Learning Forum (CMPX) have reported increases in key attendee categories including contractors (+14 per cent ) and consulting engineers (+73 per cent). Official attendance figures were unavailable at press

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Canadian schools receive grants through ASHRAE initiative

March 28, 2016

ASHRAE has awarded grants to 24 colleges and universities to help promote the study and teaching of HVAC/R, with the goal of encouraging undergraduate senior students to pursue careers in a related field. Three Canadian schools are among the grant

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RectorSeal seals the deal

December 22, 2015

RectorSeal Corp., a manufacturer of HVAC/R products, recently acquired the assets of Universal Technologies Inc., Baltimore, MD, and its AC Leak Freeze brands of refrigeration and air conditioning system leak repair sealants. The Universal Technologies transaction is RectorSeal’s fifth acquisition

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The 2016 AHR Expo is right around the corner

December 11, 2015

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration (AHR) Exposition is set to take place January 25 to 27 in Orlando, FL., at the Orange County Convention Center.The event attracts over 60,000 professionals and will have over 2,000 exhibitors. Over 80 per cent

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Kerr Smart Energy recognized for sales growth

December 7, 2015

On November 20, 2015, Kerr Smart Energy congratulated their staff members, through Twitter, for winning the Emerson Climate Technologies Award for Wholesalers Growth. Kerr Smart Energy runs an annual Emerson Copeland points promotion for Emerson dealers each spring which allows

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What is in your toolbox?

December 1, 2015 by Dave Demma

When I worked as a technician I wanted to have every possible tool I would ever need to complete any job I was faced with in my possession (meaning in my service van), including the 2 a.m. emergency calls. While

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Understanding, measuring and interpreting results

December 1, 2015 by FRANK HEALY

From minor control trips to compressor and transformer failures, harmonics can impact every type of HVAC equipment.

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Historic home gets federally-funded HVAC reno

December 1, 2015 by BETH MCKAY

Retrofitting the first prime minister’s 19th century home has its challenges.

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Canadian refrigeration community gathers in Toronto

November 9, 2015

The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Canada held its 2015 Seminar and Annual General Meeting on November 6 to 7 at Humber College, North Campus in Toronto, ON. The event opened with Andre Patenaude director – CO2 business development, Emerson Climate Technologies,

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HRAI provides update on heat pump issue

November 6, 2015

NB Power re-evaluates position on rentals, opts for education and an incentive

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Wolseley wins distributer of the year

November 2, 2015

International Comfort Products (ICP) has named Wolseley Canada distributor of the year for the second consecutive year. The award specifically recognizes Wolseley for its significant growth of ICP’s sales line of Keeprite HVAC products for the 2014 calendar year. Wolseley carries

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White House announces suite of private sector commitments to HFC reductions

October 20, 2015

On October 15, 2015, the White House announced a suite of new private-sector commitments and executive actions that will reduce the use and emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The White House also recognized the progress that has been made against the

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Emerson Climate Technologies merges two businesses

October 16, 2015

Emerson Climate Technologies has integrated White-Rodgers, its St. Louis-based company, and Flow Controls businesses into a single organization, effective October 1, 2015.Jack Huether assumes responsibility over the consolidated business, which is operating as White-Rodgers. Huether, now president of White-Rodgers, has

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One-stop plumbing and HVAC/R shop opens in Hamilton

October 9, 2015

Wolseley Canada’s plumbing branch in Hamilton, ON has been renovated and now offers a full line of HVAC/R products. The branch, located at 123 Dartnell Rd. has combined its plumbing and HVAC/R inventory. It also includes a kitchen and bath

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Refrigerant Management Canada to celebrate 15 years of operation

October 7, 2015

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has invited its members to join Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) on November 12, 2015 at the Four Points by Sheraton – Toronto Airport, 6257 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON for its annual

Tom Breen, Noble HVAC Sales Manager - Toronto Region prepares to announce the winners of the prize draw while Ulyana Fedyna, Noble marketing manager, HVAC & Hydronics, spins the drum.
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Noble’s fall kick-off event hits the mark

October 2, 2015

On October 1, the 2015 Noble Red Hot heating show drew contractors from across the GTA to Vaughan, ON for a lively, shoulder-to-shoulder evening with nearly 850 guests in total. The show featured over 45 exhibitors and offered five interactive

During outdoor inspection, check the gas pressure regulator vent. It should be behind the meter and clear of obstructions.
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Déjà vu, all over again

October 1, 2015 by Ian McTeer

HVAC contractors in Canada know very well that the bulk of their time is spent preparing for, or dealing with winter. One of the most important requirements for any heating system is maintenance. Every device, and the distribution system it

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What Is going on in the world of Supermarket Refrigeration?

October 1, 2015 by Dave Demma

It comes as no surprise to anyone that supermarkets are under pressure to embrace green. As applied to the refrigeration portion of a supermarket this translates into: reduce carbon footprint, lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), reduce refrigerant charge, reduce electrical

Heating system design should take into account the replacement of the energy leaking through walls, ceilings, floors and openings in the building envelop.
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Understanding and measuring energy transfer

October 1, 2015 by Gilles Legault

It is crucial to calculate the load when designing a heating system.

Damian Warner, Canadian decathlete and Pan Am games gold medalist, speaks at Enercare's grand rebrand event.
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Enercare enters second phase of its grand rebrand

September 17, 2015

On September 16, 2015, Enercare held a grand rebrand event at Exhibition Place in Toronto, ON. The company announced that it is unveiling the second phase of its rebranding efforts with the launch of its first-ever fully integrated mass media

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Outbreak prompts New York to follow ASHRAE’s Legionella standard

September 7, 2015

New York city council has adopted legislation that requires adherence to part of ASHRAE’s newly published Legionella standard. This change in legislation follows 120 cases of infection due to Legionellosis and 12 confirmed deaths from the infection. New York has

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Emerson consolidates businesses

August 12, 2015

Emerson Climate Technologies has announced the integration of its St. Louis-based White-Rodgers and Flow Controls businesses into a single organization as of October 1, 2015. Jack Huether, president of White-Rodgers, an Emerson executive with over 30 years of experience in

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HRAI AGM and Conference just weeks away

August 4, 2015

Room block deadline at Caesars Windsor extended to August 11.

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Wholesale, manufacturing & distribution clips

August 3, 2015

Ontor Limited has been named distributor for AquaMotion Inc., a manufacturer of patented single, multi speed and variable speed circulators and recirculation systems. Incorporated in 2002, AquaMotion developed the Green ECO-Cartridge Design, which is a field replaceable and field serviceable

CIPHEX is back on the road with its 2015 travelling expo.
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Schedule set for CIPHEX travelling road show

July 29, 2015

CIPHEX is back on the road with the 2015 travelling expo for plumbing, HVAC/R, hydronics, water treatment, tools, equipment, software and services. Dates are as follows: ·  Oct. 15, Burnaby, BC, ·  October 20, Edmonton, AB ·  October 22, Regina, SK ·  October 28, Brandon, MB

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Underwood becomes third Canadian to lead ASHRAE

July 28, 2015

T. David Underwood, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, CPMP of Oakville, ON is the new president of ASHRAE. New officers and directors for 2015-16 were installed at ASHRAE’s annual meeting, which was held June 27 to July 1 in Atlanta,