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Propane permit reminder issued by BC Safety Authority

May 4, 2016

The BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has issued a reminder to propane tank owners in British Columbia of their responsibility to obtain an operating permit as required by the Safety Standards Act. All owners of propane tanks are responsible for providing

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Oil-forced air furnace

April 26, 2016

The ultra-high efficiency oil-forced air furnace from Adams Manufacturing Company is available in various models including upflow, counterflow, lowboy and horizontal models. It is suited to utility room, closet, basement and attic applications. All models (HEO Series) can be vertically

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Two-stage infrared tube heater

April 21, 2016

The HL2 Series from Brant Radiant is a two-stage infrared tube heater that offers a Btu range of 65,000 to 200,000 Btuh. It features tool-free access to hot surface ignition, and has a separated air and gas burner chamber and

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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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Uponor and HeatLink reach PEX pipe manufacturing agreement

April 6, 2016

A recent agreement allows the Calgary-based HeatLink and its affiliate PexCor Manufacturing Inc. to use Uponor’s patented technology for PEX pipe manufacturing. The intellectual property licensing agreement resolves ongoing litigation in the U.S. and Canada regarding infringement of Uponor’s Canadian

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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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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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Charges to be laid in Toronto for disabling a carbon monoxide alarm

December 1, 2015

The City of Toronto’s Fire Services will charge the owner of a home for allegedly disabling a carbon monoxide alarm. The decision follows an incident last week that sent three people to hospital. The Ontario Fire Code prohibits disabling carbon

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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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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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Schwartz Chemical Corporation under the IPS umbrella

November 12, 2015

IPS Corporation’s plumbing division has announced the acquisition of the solvent cement assets of Schwartz Chemical Corporation. This acquisition is part of IPS’ Canadian growth strategy. Schwartz solvent cements will continue to be manufactured in Canada.

Taco's John Hazen White, Jr. (l) and Elio Marioni of Askoll sign sale documents in Dueville, Italy.
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Taco acquires research powerhouse

November 9, 2015

North American pump manufacturer becomes a global player.

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North American pump manufacturer becomes a global player.

November 9, 2015

Taco Comfort Solutions has announced that it has signed an agreement with Askoll Holding srl to acquire 100 per cent of Askoll Sei, a pump manufacturer of high efficiency pumps, located in Sandrigo, Italy. The deal is the latest development between

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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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Health Canada issues advisory pertaining to propane gas

October 30, 2015

Health Canada issued an advisory on October 30, 2015 regarding propane gas manufactured by Crescent Point Energy and distributed by companies throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Some of the propane may not contain or may contain an insufficient amount of mercaptan.

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Viega seminars educate and motivate industry professionals in NYC

October 21, 2015

On October 13 and 14, Viega sponsored two full-day seminars in New York City at the Residence Inn Marriot hotel.  The sessions explored two themes entitled Energy and Comfort Performance of Radiant Slab Systems and Pathogen Risk Reduction by Design,

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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

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

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.

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

Paul Myers stands in front of the existing acute care tower at Lions Gate Hospital that has been named in his honour. Photo Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
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Owner of Keith Plumbing and Heating makes record breaking donation

September 24, 2015

Paul Myers, owner of Keith Plumbing and Heating Co. Ltd. in North Vancouver recently created a media flurry when he donated $25 million to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation in Vancouver, BC. Myers’ gift, which is the largest single donation made

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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Quebec region leads the pack

September 2, 2015

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) executive committee had a successful Annual Summit Meeting with the CIPH region presidents at the Solara Resort in Canmore, AB. The meeting gave region presidents the opportunity to gain a better appreciation

Competitor Marc-Antoine Bettez (centre) received Bronze in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning at the WorldSkills 2015 Sao Paulo Closing Ceremonies on August 16th.
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Canada brought its A-Game to WorldSkills So Paulo 2015

August 28, 2015

Skills/Compétences Canada, a national not-for-profit organization, recently announced that Team Canada has been presented with two silver and three bronze medals at the WorldSkills São Paulo 2015. The team of 29 young skills champions also received 10 medallions for excellence.

The warehouse is an environmentally friendly design, complete with motion sensing lights and large windows to maximize natural light.
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HeatLink expands warehouse capacity to meet turnaround demands

August 26, 2015

Heatlink has moved one of its Western North American warehousing operations into a larger, 22,000 sq. ft. facility located in Calgary. This is the company’s second major warehouse expansion in the past four years. “We are experiencing continuing growth in both