HPAC Magazine


modified vapour compression refrigeration system
Article CoolingGreen TechnologyHeat PumpsHeatingHVAC SystemsHydronics

Low ambient air-to-water heat pumps


Electrically powered heat pumps, in many varieties, are destined to play an increasingly important role in heating and cooling buildings around the world. They convert vast amounts of otherwise unusable low temperature heat into heat at sufficient temperatures to warm

Product Heating

Pex Panel

May 11, 2016

The Amvic insulated panel for radiant heating is available in both residential and commercial styles. The residential panel is made using Type II (1.5 lb. m3 density) with R values of R10, R12 and R14. The commercial panel is manufactured

Article Green TechnologyHeat PumpsHeatingHydronicsPlumbingSolar

Hot Water Made To Order

May 11, 2016 by ROB WATERS

At one time, selecting a water heater was a fairly simple process. There were not a lot of options to choose from; you got a tank type water heater, which was either gas or oil fired, or electric. The water

Product Heating

NCB-E combi-boiler

May 9, 2016

Navien’s NCB-E residential combi-boiler is capable of providing a house heating system while also providing the domestic hot water output of a stand-alone tankless water heater. Four models offer maximum inputs of 120THINSPACE000 to 199THINSPACE900 Btuh. NCB-150E, NCB-180E, NCB-210, NCB-240E.

Product Heating

Buderus SSB Series

May 5, 2016

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. now offers the Buderus SSB Series, stainless steel boiler line with condensing technology. The line consists of eight models in four separate cabinet sizes, with inputs ranging from 85MBH to 1024MBH. These boilers can be cascaded and feature

propane tank installation
News HeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

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

Product HeatingHVAC Systems

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

Product Heating

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

News ConstructionControlsCoolingEngineeringForced AirGeothermalGreen TechnologyHeat PumpsHeatingHVAC SystemsHydronicsPlumbingRefrigerationSolar

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

News HeatingHydronicsPlumbing

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

News CoolingForced AirGreen TechnologyHeat PumpsHeatingHVAC SystemsHydronicsPlumbingRefrigeration

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

News CoolingHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsRefrigeration

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

News CoolingEngineeringForced AirGeothermalHeat PumpsHeatingHPAC GeneralHydronicsRefrigerationSolar

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

News CoolingHeatingHPAC General

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

News Health & SafetyHeatingHPAC General

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

Article CoolingHeatingHydronics

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.

Article CoolingForced AirGeothermalHeat PumpsHeatingHVAC SystemsHydronicsPlumbingRefrigeration

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

Article CoolingHeatingHVAC Systems

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.

News HeatingHPAC GeneralPlumbing

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.
News HeatingHPAC GeneralHydronicsPlumbing

Taco acquires research powerhouse

November 9, 2015

North American pump manufacturer becomes a global player.

News HeatingHPAC GeneralHydronicsPlumbing

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

News CoolingHeatingHPAC General

HRAI provides update on heat pump issue

November 6, 2015

NB Power re-evaluates position on rentals, opts for education and an incentive

News CoolingForced AirHeatingHPAC General

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

News Health & SafetyHeatingHPAC General

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.

News HeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsHydronicsPlumbing

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,

News CoolingForced AirHeatingHPAC GeneralRefrigeration

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

News CoolingForced AirHeatingHPAC GeneralHydronicsPlumbing

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.
News CoolingForced AirGeothermalHeat PumpsHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsHydronicsPlumbing

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.
Article CoolingHeatingHVAC SystemsHydronics

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.
Article CoolingForced AirHeatingHVAC Systems

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