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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

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.

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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

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Canarm re-focuses on manufacturing of commercial/industrial ventilation products

August 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

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Danfoss partners with distributor to support Canada, U.S. cooling product sales

July 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.

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Multi-HVAC Inc. to distribute Hisense products

July 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

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Refrigerative Supply to distribute Daikin products in Western Canada

July 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

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Entries open for AHR Expo Innovation Awards

July 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

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Tour features Modine commercial ventilation, infrared, classroom and unit heater products

June 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

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Ecco Supply opens up shop in Prince George, BC

June 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

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The overlooked technology

May 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.

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Air conditioning system procedures

May 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

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Software company Interplay Learning lands $5.5M in financing to develop 3D, virtual reality training platform for skilled trades

May 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

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Halton invests $8M in new Kentucky plant

May 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