RenewAire’s HVAC plant awarded LEED Gold CertificationDecember 3, 2019
RenewAire’s HVAC manufacturing plant has achieved LEED Gold certification. The 111,000-square-foot, 35 year-old building in Waunakee, Wis. received 60 out of a possible 110 points for its efforts. Of the 60 points awarded, RenewAire received 14 in the “Optimize Energy…
AHR survey reports strong economy for HVAC businesses heading into 2020November 27, 2019
The annual survey shows many HVAC professionals are feeling optimistic about the business going into 2020.
AHR Expo announces 2020 Innovation Award winnersNovember 26, 2019
AHR Expo show management has announced the winners of the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. The winners will be formally recognized for their contributions to the HVAC industry at this year’s 2020 AHR Expo, happening February 3 to 5 at…
Clearing the air on ozoneNovember 21, 2019 by Aaron Engel
Twenty years ago, consumers knew very little about indoor air quality (IAQ) and its effects on their health in the home. Subsequent media attention and contractor awareness, saw a flurry of manufacturers offering IAQ air treatment equipment for homeowners wishing…
SPX acquires Patterson-Kelley from Harsco Corp.November 19, 2019
Boiler manufacturers Patterson-Kelley and Weil-McLain now both under the SPX umbrella.
Enwave adding heat to new downtown Toronto towerNovember 15, 2019
In addition to linking to Enwave’s deep lake water cooling, the new North Tower of Bay Adelaide Centre will include an Enwave operated hot water plant.
ASHRAE Updates Indoor Air Quality StandardsNovember 8, 2019
The updated standards for ventilation system design and acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ), Standards 62.1 and 62.2, both include significant changes.
Johnson Controls acquires Synchrony from SiemensNovember 4, 2019
Johnson Controls plans to use Synchrony’s technology to improve the performance and efficiency of its centrifugal chiller products.
Remote technologies offer a win-win for customers and contractorsNovember 1, 2019 by George Tsintzouras
Much like GPS or smart thermostats, remote A/C diagnostics and air conditioning monitoring systems belong in every technician’s truck.
An Untapped Energy Savings OpportunityOctober 24, 2019 by Steven Graves
The return on investment from re-staging with an active sensing system can be as low as 12 months.
Enhancing facility safety with integrated HVAC controlsOctober 23, 2019 by Michael Hugh
HVAC systems are one example of a foundational building component business owners and facility directors recognize as a critical part of an overall connected safety strategy.
The Oldest TechnologyOctober 18, 2019 by Ian McTeer
Super insulation combined with zoned radiant heating has the potential to push fossil fuel heating into obsolescence.
Dealing with the Products of Combustion Part IIOctober 15, 2019 by Robert Waters
Dealing with liquid condensate must be done properly to avoid damage to the building, problems with appliance operation and angry customers.
Benefits and Advantages of Thermostatic Expansion ValvesOctober 15, 2019 by Jeffrey Staub
TXVs are one of the most common type of adjustable orifice throttling devices in air conditioning and refrigeration systems worldwide. But how do TXVs compare to other throttling devices?
Hydraulic DietingOctober 11, 2019 by John Siegenthaler
Think about reducing head loss to reduce the kilowatts per hour of electrical energy required to operate the system.
Electro-Breeze Manufacturing headed south of the borderSeptember 30, 2019
The Saint-Sauveur, Quebec-based manufacturer of commercial and residential HVAC air filtration systems will be re-branded under the newly created ‘Electro-Breeze by Fresh-Aire UV’ brand.
RectorSeal’s New Tool Blows Out A/C BlockagesSeptember 26, 2019
RectorSeal’s LineShot™ is a handheld tool that clears blocked HVAC/R condensate lines using pressurized CO². It is designed specifically for Safe-T-Switch®, All-Access™ and other brands of access cleanout fittings on air conditioning systems. The LineShot is a reusable tool that…
Reminder re gas fired appliances used for heating buildings under constructionSeptember 6, 2019
Standata has released an information sheet G-01-17(Rev1) Gas Fired Appliances Used for Heating Buildings Under Construction. The bulletin was jointly developed by Municipal Affairs Alberta and industry representatives to inform builders, contractors, renovators, gas fitters/sheet metal workers and owners of…
Is the Internet of Things an HVAC thing?August 20, 2019 by Ian McTeer
I developed an intense interest in science and technology while watching the adventures of Captain Kirk and crew on the starship Enterprise on an old black and white television as a kid in the 1960s. Cruising through the heavens at…
Canarm re-focuses on manufacturing of commercial/industrial ventilation productsAugust 1, 2019
Canarm Ltd., a global marketer and manufacturer of lighting, livestock stabling, air moving and related products supplying the residential, agricultural, commercial/industrial and HVAC markets, broke ground recently at its expanding Brockville, ON facility. In recent years, Canarm has doubled its…
Danfoss partners with distributor to support Canada, U.S. cooling product salesJuly 25, 2019
Master distributor Motors & Armatures, Inc. (MARS) will sell and support aftermarket Danfoss air conditioning and refrigeration products in North America. Headquartered in New York, MARS has distribution facilities in Mississauga, ON and more than 65 representatives throughout the U.S.…
Multi-HVAC Inc. to distribute Hisense productsJuly 18, 2019
Multi-HVAC Inc. has announced it will distribute Hisense ductless split air conditioners and heat pump products as part of its 2019 lineup. The company has more than three decades of experience in ductless and VRG technologies. Hisense was established in…
Refrigerative Supply to distribute Daikin products in Western CanadaJuly 17, 2019
Refrigerative Supply Limited (RSL) will head up distribution for Daikin North America LLC in Western Canada. RSL will distribute, promote and support all Daikin residential unitary, ductless, light commercial and VRV products, along with related controls and indoor air quality…
Entries open for AHR Expo Innovation AwardsJuly 11, 2019
AHR Expo is now accepting submissions for its 2020 Innovation Awards competition through August 6, 2019. The competition, which debuted in 2003, recognizes innovation and original products, systems and technologies showcased at the exposition, which will be held February 3…
Tour features Modine commercial ventilation, infrared, classroom and unit heater productsJune 13, 2019
The weather gods were smiling on the fourth stop in Modine‘s 2019 Innovation Tour at the Vaughan Holiday Inn Express in Toronto. Visitors to the event on June 11 and 12 enjoyed sunshine as they checked out the full line…
Ecco Supply opens up shop in Prince George, BCJune 3, 2019
Ecco Supply has expanded into Prince George, BC with the opening of its 15th sales branch. Farren Edmunds will head up the location as branch manager. Edmunds previously owned MRT Control Systems Ltd. “Prince George is undergoing a significant transformation…
The overlooked technologyMay 27, 2019 by Lance MacNevin
By its very nature, the engineering profession is based on the constant search for new and better ways of accomplishing a task. However, there is also a well-known human tendency to do things the way we have always done them.…
Air conditioning system proceduresMay 23, 2019 by Ian McTeer
Evaluating the performance of a cooling system requires the use of accurate tools and techniques. Many of you will be familiar with the proverb “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” meaning something can only be a success…
Software company Interplay Learning lands $5.5M in financing to develop 3D, virtual reality training platform for skilled tradesMay 21, 2019
Texas-based software company Interplay Learning has secured $5.5 million in financing to develop its online training programs for the HVAC, plumbing and electrical trades. The firm offers interactive video courses and 3D troubleshooting simulations — including SkillMill, its 3D and…
Halton invests $8M in new Kentucky plantMay 20, 2019
Halton Group is expanding its U.S. operations with the opening of a USD $8 million plant in Kentucky. The 40,000 square foot facility will manufacture air-handling units, make-up air units and exhaust air pollution control systems for commercial kitchens. It…