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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,

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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

www.ibcboiler.com

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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.

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Rheem opens new water heating divisional headquarters

July 28, 2017

Rheem celebrated the grand opening of a new headquarters for its Water Heating Division on June 19, 2017. The 39,000 sq. ft. building is located in Roswell, GA, just 10 miles from the company’s corporate headquarters in Sandy Springs. Rheem’s

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IESO amends Contractor Participation Agreement

June 29, 2017

Further to the notice issued on May 29, 2017, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has released an amendment to the form of The Save on Energy Heating and Cooling program HVAC Contractor Participation Agreement (to align with the program

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New GM and vice president for Bradford White subsidiary

June 23, 2017

Bradford White Corporation has appointed Rich Simons to the position of vice president and general manager of its subsidiary, Laars Heating Systems. Laars designs, tests and manufactures high efficiency residential and commercial hydronic boilers, volume water heaters and commercial pool

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Cross Canada coverage with Roadshows

June 19, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating will hold its CIPHEX Roadshows in St. John’s (Newfoundland – September 21), Edmonton (Alberta – October 17) and Regina (Saskatchewan – October 19). The CIPHEX Roadshow connects buyers and sellers in markets that

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Acquisition strengthens IR portfolio of climate-friendly HVAC products

May 19, 2017

Ingersoll-Rand plc has completed the acquisition of Thermocold Costruzioni S.r.l. The company said that the acquisition strengthens its portfolio of energy efficient, climate-friendly HVAC products for buildings in Europe with opportunities to extend Thermocold technologies to other parts of the world.

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A positive vibe at MCEE with more exhibitors and higher attendance

May 12, 2017

The aisles were packed again for the 2017 edition of MCEE trade show and conference for the plumbing, hydronics, HVAC/R, electrical and lighting industries. The sold out trade show took place in Montreal on April 26 and 27. At 6,286,

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Aquatherm North America celebrates new HQ

May 12, 2017

Aquatherm North America, the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe system manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide, recently held a grand opening and open house to celebrate its new 82,000-sq.-ft. headquarters and fabrication facility in Lindon, UT. The building features space

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Bridging the generations-CIPH tackles human resource issues

May 5, 2017

Speaker Lisa Leitch discussed “Getting Ready for 2020”, 2020 – when more than half the workforce will be millennials – at the CIPH Ontario Region Annual General Meeting on March 30. Outgoing chair Paul Balik noted that the topic was very

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Check out agenda for Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017

April 28, 2017

Join HPAC on September 14, 2017, for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Modern Hydronics Summit 2017 is conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport. You will see the latest technologies

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Ouellet celebrates half century of innovation

April 21, 2017

Ouellet Canada is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. “This is a historic moment for the owners and directors of the company. We want to recognize it throughout the year and we will therefore be organizing celebratory events every month,”

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NRCan posts new technical bulletins re: Amendment 15

April 20, 2017

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) reports that a Notice of Intent was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on March 4, 2017 indicating Natural Resources Canada’s intent to proceed with the development of Amendment 15. This

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New roles for key Bradford White personnel

March 29, 2017

Bradford White Canada general manager Paul McDonald recently announced a number of promotions and a new role within the organization. In the newly created role of director, specification and product development, Tom Gervais will be responsible for all specification development

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Staged regulatory amendments to BC safety regulations

March 27, 2017

BC Safety Authority has issued an information bulletin to explain how Ministerial Order M065, which was deposited in February 2017, amends the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation (PEBPVRSR); Elevating Devices Safety Regulation (EDSR); Gas Safety Regulation

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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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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