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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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Kingsman ZRB46

August 24, 2016

The Kingsman ZRB46 gas fireplace from National Energy Equipment fireplace has a width of 46 ½-inches, a height of 43 ½-inches, and a depth of 17 7/8-inches. It is approved for mobile homes, bedrooms and bed sitting rooms and has

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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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Is electric the only way to go?

August 18, 2016 by Ian McTeer

Live Better Electrically was a popular theme promoted by electric utilities around North America in the late 1950s and early 1960s. A Gold Medallion Five Star home would have nothing but electric appliances: stove, washer and clothes dryer. To qualify

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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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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

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August 5, 2016

Heat-Sheet radiant floor tubing from Form Solutions is compact in size and made of preformed nodules that resist breakage. The tubing walks into place, and features a low profile design to protect piping during installation. It accepts ½-, 5/8- and

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Online course on air-to-water heat pump systems begins next month

August 1, 2016

HeatSpring, in partnership with John Siegenthaler, P.E., and the SpacePak division of Mestek Corporation, will soon launch a five-week online course entitled: Application of Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for Hydronic Heating and Cooling. This course explains the benefits of combining modern

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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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Quebec moves to harmonize energy efficiency regs

July 25, 2016

On July 13, 2016, the Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources tabled a draft regulation to replace the existing Regulation respecting the energy efficiency of electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances. The draft regulation is published in the Gazette officielle du

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What do homeowners really want from HVAC systems

July 22, 2016

UPDATED Emerson Climate Technologies recently conducted a survey of approximately 1,500 U.S. homeowners to determine the most important features they consider when purchasing HVAC systems, what typifies a high degree of satisfaction with their HVAC contractor, and what factors might

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Prohibiting the use of furnaces for construction heat

July 21, 2016

In January 2016, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute’s furnace manufacturer members adopted a position to prohibit the use of their furnaces by homebuilders for heating during the construction process prior to occupancy by the homebuyer. The decision addressed

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VHR200R-EC heat recovery ventilator

July 20, 2016

The VHR200R-EC heat recovery ventilator with electronically commutated motors from Fantech is suited to residential applications with airflows ranging from 80 cfm to 200 cfm. It incorporates an internal recirculation defrost cycle, and also features an ECM motor with built-in

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Modulating electric furnace

July 13, 2016

The modulating electric furnace with electric controls SFE/SFECM Series from Stelpro has a built in temperature sensor and is available with a 120V motor. It features a reduced size (32 ½ inches h x 20 inches d x 22 ½

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HL2 Series

July 6, 2016

The HL2 Series from Brant Radiant is a two-stage infrared tube heater that offers a Btu range of 65THINSPACE000 to 200THINSPACE000 Btuh. It features tool-free access to hot surface ignition, and has a separated air and gas burner chamber and

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Bill Palamar named chairman at the CIPH AGM

July 5, 2016

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) held its 84th annual general meeting (AGM) at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel during its annual business conference (ABC) in Banff, AB on June 26 to June 28. At the meeting, Weil-McLain

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100 candles for steam boiler manufacturer

June 24, 2016

  Steam boiler manufacturer Bryan Steam LLC is celebrating its 100th year in business. Founded in 1916 as the Bryan Harvester Company by a locomotive engineer and steam power enthusiast named George Bryan, the company originally produced cars and steam

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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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2G Energy G-Box

June 22, 2016

The 2G Energy G-Box compact combined heat and power (CHP) co-generation module from G7 HVAC Inc. is suited to hotels and high-rise condominiums. Modular assembly allows for ease of installation. It runs on natural gas or bio-methane. The G-Box 20 also

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SV601 series six port control ball valve

June 17, 2016

The SV601 series six port control ball valve from Spartan Peripheral Devices is a combination valve body casting for connecting heating and cooling four pipe systems into a single coil. The valve body design allows for a leak-free separation from

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Series 750 low temperature tube heater

June 16, 2016

Series 750 low temperature tube heater from Superior Radiant Products maintains tube temperatures of less than 750F while providing even heat distribution. The Series 750 configurations include Model LA single-stage or Model LTX two-stage burners with a specialty tube pack

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HVAC services company acquired by Enercare

June 15, 2016

Enercare Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Enercare Solutions Inc., a home and commercial HVAC services and energy solutions company, recently announced that Enercare Solutions had completed its acquisition of SEHAC Holdings Corporation (“Service Experts“). The transaction was completed by way

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Cyclone Mxi

June 8, 2016

modulating commercial gas water heaters from A.O. Smith have 120THINSPACE to 499THINSPACE900 Btuh/h input. Features include 60 to 199 gallon capacity, a modulating firing rate, which changes with demand and an LCD display. It is ENERGY STAR qualified with up

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Johnson Controls recognizes channel partners for excellence

June 6, 2016

UPDATED The Master Group was among Johnson Controls’ 29 top channel partners who were recently recognized for outstanding achievement during fiscal year 2015. The Best of Brands event was held in Beverly Hills, CA. The Master Group Inc. won the

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Tips for sales and marketing

June 6, 2016

The focus was on sales and marketing at the recent Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) chapter meeting. The five presenters shared strategies on how companies might up the ante with their marketing

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June 3, 2016

Heat-Sheet radiant floor tubing from Form Solutions is compact in size and made of preformed nodules that resist breakage. The tubing walks into place, and features a low profile design to protect piping during installation. It accepts ½-, 5/8- and

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ECO Boiler

May 27, 2016

The compact ECO Boiler from Weil-McLain Canada is available in 70, 110 and 155 MBH sizes. It is suited to retrofit installations and delivers up to 95.2 per cent AFUE. It features a stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger, an

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Natural gas phaseout part of provincial plan

May 18, 2016

On May 16, the Globe and Mail published an article stating that in an effort to greatly reduce the province’s carbon footprint, the Ontario government expects to spend more than $7 billion over four years on a Climate Change Action

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Electric heating manufacturer invests millions in Quebec distribution centre

May 13, 2016

Ouellet Canada Inc., a manufacturer of electric heating equipment, has opened a distribution centre at 270 Avenue Corriveau in Montmagny, QC. The building, which is 45,000 square feet, is renovated to house the shipping, storage and repackaging activities of Ouellet,

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Holohan’s HeatingHelp under new leadership

May 12, 2016

HeatingHelp.com, an online resource for information about heating systems, has named Erin Holohan Haskell as its president. She will be taking over the company from Marianne and Dan Holohan. The Holohans founded the company in 1997, and over the years