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.
Montreal-based HVAC start up receives $75 million investmentFebruary 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.
Development underway on new Google Nest HVAC alert technologyFebruary 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…
Johnson Controls unveils Global Energy Efficiency survey resultsFebruary 4, 2020
Over 75 Percent of organizations surveyed plan to increase energy efficiency and HVAC equipment investments in 2020.
ASHRAE Releases Smart Grid Application GuideJanuary 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.”
GTA Chapter Receives HRAI and HVAC Coalition UpdatesJanuary 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.
Mitsubishi Electric Canada awards Mits Airconditioning South Western Ontario TerritoryJanuary 15, 2020
Effective April 1, Mississauga-based Mits Airconditioning takes over territory from Baymar Supply.
New Travel Bursaries available for WETT Certification trainingJanuary 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.
Never take drainage for grantedJanuary 5, 2020 by Steve Goldie
Using the right tools will ease the clearing of blocked drains, and you never know what you’ll find.
HVAC/R system troubleshootingDecember 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.
The Agility of IoTDecember 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.
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 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…
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…