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Residential HVAC warranties: Where is the value?

February 11, 2020 by Ian McTeer

It’s important to understand manufacturer warranties and be able to identify how you can provide additional value to customers.

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Montreal-based HVAC start up receives $75 million investment

February 7, 2020

XNRGY Climate Systems building a new R&D and manufacturing facility to develop custom-designed energy-efficient air handling units for data centres and other industrial and institutional buildings.

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Development underway on new Google Nest HVAC alert technology

February 7, 2020

The Google Nest Smart Home system has partnered with Handy, an online marketplace for home services, to develop an integrated HVAC issue detection system. Google began testing on the new thermostat feature for the Nest system on Jan. 29. The

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Johnson Controls unveils Global Energy Efficiency survey results

February 4, 2020

Over 75 Percent of organizations surveyed plan to increase energy efficiency and HVAC equipment investments in 2020.

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ASHRAE Releases Smart Grid Application Guide

January 29, 2020

“Harnessing the opportunities smart grid systems provide for creating more flexible and dynamic building systems is an integral part of our new energy future.”

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GTA Chapter Receives HRAI and HVAC Coalition Updates

January 29, 2020

The HVAC Coalition provided an update on the proceedings with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) regarding the Enbridge Gas Open Bill Access (OBA) service. The hearing is this week.

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Mitsubishi Electric Canada awards Mits Airconditioning South Western Ontario Territory

January 15, 2020

Effective April 1, Mississauga-based Mits Airconditioning takes over territory from Baymar Supply.

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New Travel Bursaries available for WETT Certification training

January 8, 2020

The new DuraVent/Security Chimneys Travel Bursary is being provided to offer financial relief for persons required to travel significant distances to attend a WETT certification course.

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Never take drainage for granted

January 5, 2020 by Steve Goldie

Using the right tools will ease the clearing of blocked drains, and you never know what you’ll find.

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HVAC/R system troubleshooting

December 17, 2019 by Dave Demma

Take a logical and systematic approach to determining the final cause of equipment failure, and then take it a step further to determine the actual root cause.

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The Agility of IoT

December 17, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

Smart technology developed by PCL Construction and Microsoft is simplifying tradespeople and developers’ jobs through crisis prevention and cost savings.

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RenewAire’s HVAC plant awarded LEED Gold Certification

December 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

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AHR survey reports strong economy for HVAC businesses heading into 2020

November 27, 2019

The annual survey shows many HVAC professionals are feeling optimistic about the business going into 2020.

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AHR Expo announces 2020 Innovation Award winners

November 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

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Clearing the air on ozone [Fresh-Aire UV]

November 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

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SPX acquires Patterson-Kelley from Harsco Corp.

November 19, 2019

Boiler manufacturers Patterson-Kelley and Weil-McLain now both under the SPX umbrella.

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Enwave adding heat to new downtown Toronto tower

November 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.

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ASHRAE Updates Indoor Air Quality Standards

November 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.

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Johnson Controls acquires Synchrony from Siemens

November 4, 2019

Johnson Controls plans to use Synchrony’s technology to improve the performance and efficiency of its centrifugal chiller products.

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Remote technologies offer a win-win for customers and contractors

November 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.

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An Untapped Energy Savings Opportunity

October 24, 2019 by Steven Graves

The return on investment from re-staging with an active sensing system can be as low as 12 months.

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Enhancing facility safety with integrated HVAC controls

October 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.

Article HeatingHVAC Systems

The Oldest Technology

October 18, 2019 by Ian McTeer

Super insulation combined with zoned radiant heating has the potential to push fossil fuel heating into obsolescence.

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Dealing with the Products of Combustion Part II

October 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.

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Benefits and Advantages of Thermostatic Expansion Valves

October 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?

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Hydraulic Dieting

October 11, 2019 by John Siegenthaler

Think about reducing head loss to reduce the kilowatts per hour of electrical energy required to operate the system.

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Electro-Breeze Manufacturing headed south of the border

September 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.

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RectorSeal’s New Tool Blows Out A/C Blockages

September 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

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Reminder re gas fired appliances used for heating buildings under construction

September 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

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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