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Roto-Twist® Remotely Operated Balancing Dampers Saves You Time and Money

September 18, 2018

MAT offers a complete line of remotely operated balancing dampers that are a simple, affordable solution for balancing branch ducts and takeoffs located behind hard ceilings. Installed in buildings throughout the world, these dampers are in stock, fully assembled and

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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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Stop by HPAC’s booth at CMPX for a chance to win testo’s 317-3 CO detector

February 21, 2018

Fill out a ballot at HPAC’s booth (at the top of the escalator) on March 21 or 22 for your chance to win a testo 317-3 CO monitor.  The pocket-sized monitor detects the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) in ambient

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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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Gas safety bulletin addresses heating buildings under construction

November 3, 2017

Alberta Municipal Affairs and industry representatives have developed an information bulletin (G-01-17) to inform builders, contractors, renovators, gasfitters/sheet metal workers and owners of the requirements to ensure the installation and operation of gas heating appliances comply with the manufacturers certified

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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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AJ Manufacturing moves to larger facility

August 2, 2017

AJ Manufacturing, a manufacturer of stainless steel air distribution products, has moved to a new 70,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and headquarters with 50-per cent more capacity. The facility is in suburban Kansas City, MO. A new tower loader for its laser

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ICP honours three Canadian wholesalers

March 23, 2017

International Comfort Products (ICP) recently honoured three Canadian HVAC wholesalers as the Comfortmaker, KeepRite and Tempstar distributors of the year for their achievements in customer support and sales growth. Mike DuFour, general sales manager, ICP Canada, presented the awards to:

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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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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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New firms and new lines in distribution news

January 31, 2017

>> Ryan vanDyk has established True North HVAC and Hydronics Sales and Marketing firm, which represents Haier Ductless in Canada; Smart Electric in Canada; Morden National Products including Utica Boilers, Olsen Oil Furnaces, Summit Coils and Seek Thermal in southwestern

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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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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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Beyond the furnace tune-up

October 26, 2016 by Ian McTeer

A furnace tune-up is really a comprehensive maintenance job. Contractors know that it is essential to maintain a long-term relationship with every customer by providing timely preventive maintenance (PM) at least once per year. It is better to work with

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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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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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Modine takes learning and latest HVAC equipment on the road

July 26, 2016

Modine Building HVAC Group has developed a 53-foot long traveling exhibit and education trailer to showcase its latest HVAC equipment offering. According to Modine’s marketing communications manager, Kimberly Raduenz, the Innovation Tour is a traveling road show designed to take

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Call for Papers issued for ASHRAE conference

June 23, 2016

A call for papers has been issued for the 2017 Annual ASHRAE Conference in Long Beach, CA, June 24-28, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. The conference includes tracks that demonstrate the benefits of net zero energy (NZE) and ways

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HVAC in the 21st Century

May 13, 2016 by Ian McTeer

With the prime HVAC sales season starting in earnest now, it is important to remember that air conditioning contractors must be committed to providing the best possible comfort along with the most efficient cooling systems. But here is the thing:

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Primex names new Ontario rep

May 10, 2016

PrimexManufacturing Ltd., a producer of plastic HVAC venting solutions for the building envelope, recently announced that Air Force 1 Sales & Marketing Ltd. is representing the company’s HVAC products in the Ontario region. This partnership aims to ensure sales growth

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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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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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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