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Multistack expands product line with Desert Aire acquisition

January 19, 2017

Multistack, LLC, a privately held Sparta, WI-based manufacturer of chiller systems and heat pumps, has acquired Desert Aire Corp., a Germantown, WI-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems. Multistack’s acquisition of Desert Aire bolsters the company’s

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Anderson of Lisi Mechanical wins HPAC’s Tool Take Away contest

January 18, 2017

ABOUT THE SHOW The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) held its second Canadian Hydronics Conference in conjunction with the CIPHEX West 2016 trade show, November 2-3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The popular conference featured 11 hours of advanced hydronics training

Taco Comfort Solutions
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VandeWiel promoted to CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions

January 13, 2017

Wil VandeWiel has been promoted to chief executive officer of Taco Comfort Solutions. He joined the 96-year-old privately held company in December 2014, in the position of president and chief operating officer. A native of the Netherlands who is an

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Sinclair Supply owner and president retires

January 12, 2017

Owner and president of Sinclair Supply Ltd. Dan Sorochan retired recently after over 70 years with the company. During that time he grew the company to 17 branches across western Canada, keeping pace with advancements and innovations throughout the industry.

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HVAC, water heater rental program launched by Service Experts

January 9, 2017

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recently introduced a program to allow homeowners to rent new, brand-name heating and cooling equipment at each of its 15 Canadian locations. Additionally, water heater rentals will roll out to all 15 locations. “Water

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Coleman gas furnaces among ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2017

January 1, 2017

ENERGY STAR has designated Coleman Echelon Series gas furnaces Most Efficient 2017, when combined with touch-screen communicating control thermostats. Coleman’s Echelon CP9C models, which also received recognition in Consumers Digest Best Buy, were among the 25 furnaces recognized by ENERGY

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Get HVAC systems off to a good start

December 21, 2016 by Ian McTeer

Whether it is a Canadian general election or a U.S. presidential contest, there always seems to be one candidate will promise to stimulate the economy by cutting taxes, relaxing regulations, eliminating red tape, and reducing the size of government. This

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Check out the latest What Am I? contest

December 17, 2016

Welcome to the December edition of What Am I? Items will be featured in whole or in part and may be from any era–they may be appliances, fixtures, tools, pvfs, components, and so on. To enter, identify the product featured

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Common causes of refrigerant leaks and how to fix them

December 15, 2016 by Dave Demma

I met with a supermarket chain recently and the subject of refrigerant leaks came up. This is not surprising given the fact that R22 prices continue to escalate as the supply continues to shrink. I asked the director of facilities

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Unit was known to “dance across the floor”

December 14, 2016

HPAC launched its What am I? contest in the October 2016 edition with a cropped image of a Coleman Oil Burning Heater, Model R-32-D. The unit was manufactured in the late 1940s or early 1950s. This particular stove came out

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Unico expands headquarters

December 5, 2016

With a $2 million building renovation, Unico, Inc., has added 15,000 square feet of offices and a 4,000-square-foot testing lab to its headquarters in St. Louis, MN. Unico manufactures small-duct and ductless heating and air conditioning systems in the 125,000-square-foot

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Emerson invests in Transformative Wave

November 29, 2016

Emerson has invested in Transformative Wave, a U.S.-based provider of technologies to help drive energy savings for rooftop HVAC systems, including cloud-based building automation control, remote monitoring and diagnostics. “Our investment in Transformative Wave complements our existing presence within the

Testo,Milwaukee,Lochinvar
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Your Chance to Win

November 29, 2016

>> Testo’s promotional campaign, “The Measure of Excellence” offers customers the opportunity to receive a free Veto Tech-MCT tool bag with the purchase of any 320 or 330 hand-held combustion analyzer kit. The offer is valid for purchases up to

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Public input sought for changes to Green Building Standard

November 16, 2016

Changes to the commissioning requirements in Standard 189.1 that would increase its ability to support achieving high performance green buildings are open for public input. Standard 189.1 is published by ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council

Net-Zero,high performance bulding,photovoltaic
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Partner with NRCan in High-Performance Building Challenge

November 15, 2016

UPDATED November 24, 2016 Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) plans to launch a National High-Performance Building Challenge to help bring the Canadian building market closer to a net-zero energy performance ideal. According to Ian Meredith, program development manager-buildings and industry division,

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Innovative products in the spotlight at CIPHEX West

November 5, 2016

Winners of the New Product Competition at CIPHEX West are: Sunrise Tradex Corporation, The Mini: Movable Split Air Conditioner, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Viessmann Manufacuring Company, Vitosol FM, Alternative Energy (Solar, Geothermal, etc.): tekmar Control Systems (A Watts Brand), WiFi

National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings
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Public review on proposed changes to the National Model Construction Codes

November 4, 2016

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2016 public review of proposed changes to Codes Canada publications: National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC), and National Energy Code

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RAE Corporation’s Century Refrigeration and RAE Coils expand into Western Canada

October 31, 2016

RAE Corporation (RAE) has announced that its Century Refrigeration and RAE Coils divisions have partnered with KFDS Enterprises, Ltd. to expand into the Western Canadian market. Refrigeration agent Darren Stinson will represent and promote these product lines in Western Canada.

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Energy Efficiency for Housing amendments kicking in

October 28, 2016

Supplementary Standard SB-12 to the 2012 Ontario Building Code – Energy Efficiency for Housing was amended on July 7, 2016. The amendments include: • new prescriptive compliance packages that provide minimum 15 per cent energy efficiency improvement over existing packages

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Beyond the furnace tune-up

October 26, 2016 by Ian McTeer

A furnace tune-up is really a comprehensive maintenance job. Contractors know that it is essential to maintain a long-term relationship with every customer by providing timely preventive maintenance (PM) at least once per year. It is better to work with

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How to size refrigeration correctly for the box and application

October 26, 2016 by Dave Demma

The key to a properly operating walk-in box system starts with a good design and the basis of a good design is to accurately determine what the refrigeration heat load is. To do this one has to realize that heat

Construct Canada,The Buildings Show
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Show Preview: Construct Canada 2016

October 26, 2016 by Doug Picklyk

The 28th annual Construct Canada show, the country’s largest building, design and construction event, will run Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 2 in downtown Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located at the base of the CN Tower.

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It is time HVAC system design grew up

October 25, 2016 by Robert Bean

Recently Wilma Leung, my new favourite sage, and her progressive team from BC Housing-Homeowner Protection Office hosted 340 builders and affiliated service providers from British Columbia to participate in my class on thermal comfort for vulnerable populations. The program included

HRAI,Belimo,Ellul
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Proactive approach sets tone for HRAI’s 48th annual conference

October 21, 2016 by Kerry Turner

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) held its annual conference August 24 to 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, AB. Themed Making Every Connection Matter, the event opened with a Year in Review presentation. While reviewing material

CIPHEX West
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Trade show features full conference program, including hydronics

October 21, 2016 by HPAC Magazine

In addition to 30,000 square feet of exhibits, CIPHEX West trade show will also feature a full conference program, new product showcase, the Canadian Hydronics Conference and the new Executive Summit. Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, CIPHEX West is

Noble,heating show
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Noble draws a crowd

October 21, 2016

It was standing room only for the basic furnace performance testing seminar, one of five complimentary educational sessions held during Noble’s 2016 BIG Tuesday Heating Show held on October 4 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. just north of Toronto

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Orlando host city for MCAC’s 75th National Conference

October 17, 2016

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is inviting members to Celebrate the Magic at the association’s 75th Annual National Conference. It is being held November 14-17 on the grounds of Disney World at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club

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Wolseley named distributor of the year for third consecutive year

October 14, 2016

Wolseley Canada has been named ICP (International Comfort Products) Canadian Distributor of the Year for its sales achievements and excellence in customer support for ICP’s KeepRite products during the 2015 calendar year. “Last year they [Wolseley] grew their business in

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Lesmerises recognized for role in promoting natural refrigerants

October 8, 2016

Marc-André Lesmerises, president and owner of Carnot Réfrigération, has received the 2016 Accelerate America Person-of-the-Year Award, presented by Accelerate America, the online magazine produced by shecco, promoter of natural refrigerant-based solutions. A profile of Lesmerises in the online magazine’s July-August

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AD Canadian member sales rise significantly

October 4, 2016

The largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America, AD, reports that sales for its members, across seven divisions and three countries grew by 5.3 per cent for the first half of 2016, climbing to $16.7 billion