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GINIUS Innovative Indirect Water Heater

December 18, 2018

The donut shaped heat exchanger transfers heat as well on the inside as the outside of the patented double walled stainless shell of the inner tank. The distribution and flow of the water, is optimized by a new and specific

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Convectors may be a solution for buildings with complex heating needs

December 14, 2018 by Jim Herring

Offices, hotels, schools, retail stores, sports facilities and other building types typically have rooms that can be efficiently heated by the use of electric heaters, such as convectors, radiant ceiling panels or infrared radiant heaters. For these applications, the “appearance”

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Mining for heat: Quebec startup unveils novel technology

December 13, 2018

It isn’t cheap to grow strawberries in Quebec. The bitter temperatures common in one of the country’s coldest provinces put pressure on energy-guzzling greenhouses for more than eight months in a year. For two growers in Neuville, QC, cyrptocurrency mining

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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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Stelpro invests $24M to upgrade Quebec plant

November 13, 2018

Stelpro has announced a $24-million investment at its Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC plant. The funds will see the addition of 65,000 square feet of space at the facility, devoted to increasing production and distribution capacity. Innovation and product development facilities will also

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Best Boiler Maintenance Practices

October 18, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

Like changing the oil of your Ferrari F60 every 3,000 miles, all heating equipment, both boilers and water heaters, require annual maintenance. Our team has listed 8 boiler annual maintenance steps that can help maintain energy efficiency and potentially extend

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Triangle Tube training academy opens its doors

October 5, 2018

Triangle Tube has unveiled its live fire training room at its new corporate facility in West Deptford, NJ. At the Triangle Tube Academy, technicians train contractors on real-world applications of Triangle Tube products. The course offers training on proper installation

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Why Choose Indirect Domestic Water Heating?

September 26, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

It comes as no surprise that technological advances in the water heating industry have allowed manufacturers to develop highly efficient commercial boilers that provide well rounded heating comfort. Utilizing commercial boiler platforms to produce both building heat and domestic hot

Product Heating

Introducing PVI Conquest 900 and 1000

September 18, 2018

PVI’s Conquest is a high-efficiency, gas-fired, instantaneous water heater that combines an advanced fuel-saving design with extended product life. Now available in two additional sizes, the Conquest 900 and 1000 MBH provides more BTUs in a smaller space and the

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Danfoss marks anniversary of radiator thermostat invention

September 17, 2018

Danfoss is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the world’s first radiator thermostat, invented by its founder, Mads Clausen in 1943. “The first prototype…was tested in my father’s office,” said Jørgen Mads Clausen, chairman of the board at Danfoss. “The actual

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Direct Fired Water Heating Solutions

August 30, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

Whether you take long, hot showers in the morning or use large amounts of hot water at your workplace, the need for a water heating system that is consistent and reliable is crucial. Water heating technology has made amazing breakthroughs,

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Growth of 20 per cent by 2025 predicted by propane industry study

August 29, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Canada’s propane industry is expected to grow by over 20 per cent between 2017 and 2025, according to a study commissioned by the Canadian Propane Association (CPA). Results of the study, conducted by the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) –

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Noble acquires Orangeville supplier, announces new Brantford branch

August 24, 2018

Noble has purchased the assets of Orangeville, ON-based Brampton Plumbing, Heating and Industrial Supplies Ltd. The transaction is expected to close on September 24, 2018, at which point Brampton Plumbing, Heating and Industrial Supplies will operate under the Noble banner.

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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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Water Quality – Essential for Optimal Performance

August 1, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

Water treatment is essential to ensure peak boiler performance and operational efficiency.  Up to 15% of thermal loss occurring within the first two years of boiler operation can be attributed to poor water quality. Untreated water inside a boiler can

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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,

Product Heating

PVI® Conquest® Condensing, Durable Water Heaters

May 15, 2018

Conquest is a compact, condensing, semi-instantaneous, firetube water heater that combines an advanced fuel-saving design with extended product life. It features a submerged combustion chamber and a heat exchanger with a helical array of firetubes fabricated entirely from durable, corrosion-resistant

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Today’s the day: associations encourage nationwide participation in World Plumbing Day

March 11, 2018

World Plumbing Day is here, and there are myriad ways to participate in this effort to increase awareness about the role of plumbing in health and safety. The Canadian Institute for Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association

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

March 9, 2018

www.napoleonheatingandcooling.com

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Dual Fired Appliances

March 9, 2018

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Lead Free Press Valves from Jomar

March 7, 2018

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Taco’s SmartPlug a finalist at International Builders Show

February 23, 2018

Taco Comfort Solutions SmartPlug was selected as a finalist at the 2018 International Builders Show (IBS) Best of IBS Awards, Best Home Technology Product category. The awards include a total of nine products categories, including: bath, energy efficient, green building,

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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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Consider alternatives when a pipe blockage or leak occurs

December 19, 2017 by HPAC Staff

Emergency pipe repair does not have to mean an entire system has to be shut down. This is music to the ears of residential and commercial customers – no more ripping out walls in search of the site of the

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Keep the Heat on with HVAC system checklist

December 18, 2017 by Richard Boothman

Winter can be hard on heaters of every type, but a step-by-step approach to preventive measures and maintenance of HVAC systems will help you to prepare for the harshest season of the year. From gas supply to air movers and

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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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Real estate on the menu at CIPH Ontario Region business meeting

October 31, 2017

By Michael Power A total of 92 attendees were on hand for the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) Ontario Region business meeting on October 26 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. The event featured Jason Mercer, director of market

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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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Top ten heat pump start-up tips

September 1, 2017 by Ian McTeer

It’s hard to stop a…” Admit it; I know you just filled in the blank. That’s OK, years of persistent marketing works wonders, but it does not mean other top brands aren’t capable of providing reliable service year after year.