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MECHANICAL ROOM RETROFIT

March 6, 2018 by Steve Goldie

Equipment change out impacted by space, venting and timing issues. Friends of mine were recently faced with a decision when their combination boiler/DHW heater refused to provide either. Now this should not have come as a complete surprise as the

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Human factors and their influence on building performance and comfort

March 3, 2018 by Robert Bean

Over the course of your career you have probably used a number of strategies to compete for projects. Maybe your choice de jour was to do battle using a lowest price model. Maybe you got tired of dealing with headaches

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COMMON ISSUES AND INSTALLATION ERRORS–PART II

March 1, 2018 by Mike Miller

  As it was noted in Part I of this series (see HPAC February 2018), control systems are often blamed when something is not operating as expected. More often than not, if control systems do not perform as needed, something

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Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems

March 1, 2018

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Lowering the bar – part I

February 23, 2018 by John Siegenthaler

What characteristic do solar thermal collectors, hydronic heat pumps and thermal storage tanks supplied by biomass boilers have in common? Answer: They all perform best when coupled to distribution systems that operate at low supply water temperatures. But that is

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Common issues and installation errors – part I

February 23, 2018 by Mike Miller

Controls are often blamed when hydronic systems are not operating properly. While that may sometimes be the case, always look at what else may be influencing performance. While control systems are not flawless, consider that they are developed in a

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Lowering the bar – part II

February 23, 2018 by John Siegenthaler

In Lowering the bar–part I, we discussed how to size supplemental heat emitters that allow the supply water temperature to an existing distribution system to be reduced. The next step is to pipe those supplemental heat emitters into the existing

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Visit HPAC at CMPX for your chance to win a flameless press technology system

February 20, 2018

Stop by HPAC’s booth at the top of the escalator on March 21 (opening day) for your chance to win Viega’s flameless press technology system. It reduces installation time and enables installers to make press connections in difficult-to-reach areas and

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Save Time and Labour on your In-Floor Hydronic Heating Applications

January 30, 2018

AMPEX Insulated Pex Panel by Amvic is designed for cost effective installation of hydronic radiant in-floor heating systems. The panel is a combination of expanded polystyrene molded to a high impact polystyrene film for slab-on-grade and below-grade hydronic heating applications.

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Mechanical showcase earns CEO free trip to Italy with Caleffi

January 5, 2018

A grand prizewinner has been chosen for the Caleffi Excellence contest by attendees of the company’s webinar, Coffee with Caleffi. Patrick Driscoll, CEO of Ironclad Mechanical Plumbing and Heating in Edmonton, AB, was selected out of six monthly finalists. “We