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Eden Energy Equipment,John Siegenthaler, distribution efficiency
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Contractors flock to Eden Energy education session

September 17, 2016

Eden Energy Equipment hosted Contemporary Approaches to Hydronic Heating and Cooling in Guelph, ON on September 13 and 14. Presented by John Siegenthaler, topics in the session included hydraulic separation; distribution efficiency and low power pumping; combining hydronics and geothermal

NTI
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Ariston Thermo acquires NTI

September 13, 2016

NTI, a manufacturer of high-efficiency condensing boilers and water heaters, with manufacturing facilities in New Brunswick, has announced that Ariston Thermo of Milan, Italy, has acquired controlling interest in the family‐run business. NTI has been manufacturing in Canada for the

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A new contender in the North American thermoplastic pipe market

September 12, 2016

Massachusetts-based thermoplastic valve and pipe manufacturer Asahi/America, Inc. has announced a partnership with Bänninger. Through this new partnership, Asahi/America will have exclusive distribution rights in North America to the German manufacturer’s PP-RCT piping systems for the commercial plumbing market. At

Product Hydronics

Viega Extended No-Stop Couplings

September 12, 2016

Viega offers six new, extended no-stop coupling options for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems for joining schedule 5 to schedule 40 black iron pipe in sizes 1/2″ to 2″. The Viega MegaPress system uses modern cold press connections for

pellet boiler,John Siegenthaler
Article ConstructionHeatingHydronics

Making the switch from oil-fired to a pellet-fired boiler

September 8, 2016 by John Siegenthaler

During the last two years I have been reviewing submittals for proposed heating systems using pellet-fired boilers. They come from heating professionals ranging from installers to professional engineers. These submittals are required to participate in a state incentive program that

radiant,radiant energy,radiant heating,Robert Bean
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The continuum of radiant myths

September 6, 2016 by Robert Bean

Back in 2004 I penned an article called Radiant Mythology: 22 Myths about Radiant Heating. In the years since the first copyright of the article on www.healthyheating.com, that article has brought me the immense pleasure of watching tightly-wound individuals implode

Xylem,Aqua-Tech
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Aqua-Tech to rep Xylem product lines in Ontario

September 1, 2016

Xylem Applied Water Systems and Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. have announced that Aqua-Tech will represent Bell & Gossett – Residential HVAC Product Group, McDonnell & Miller and Hoffman Specialty products in Ontario. The manufacturer’s representative will be working with

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Trends that mean good news for the hydronic industry

August 31, 2016 by Steve Goldie

When I sat down to write this article, my intention was to take a look at some of the most common issues in residential hydronic installations and examine the remedies. In the interest of not being repetitive I did a

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
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Active floors hit the mark at Winnipeg airport

August 28, 2016 by Russell Lavitt

How to heat and cool a very large, nearly all-glass building, while hiding the sources of warmth and cooling. As a significant public building, the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport has large expanses of heated and cooled floors as

glycol levels
Article ConstructionEngineeringHydronics

How to match glycol levels to various systems

August 24, 2016 by Rob Waters

Glycol is a mystery fluid to many in the HVAC industry, but it is an essential tool for designing many different types of HVAC systems. In Canada, where glycol is essential to protect HVAC systems from freezing, most contractors have

hydronic system
Article ConstructionCoolingHeatingHVAC SystemsHydronics

Twelve comparisons between hydronics and VRF/VRV systems

August 23, 2016 by John Siegenthaler

Hydronics technology has long been known for unsurpassed heating comfort. It has also been used for cooling, primarily through chilled water distribution systems in commercial and institutional buildings. This well-established and highly successful track record is, in part, based on

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Control logic for fluid temperature control

August 22, 2016 by Mike Miller

We come across so many different types of terminology in our industry that not everyone is fully aware of their meanings. The following is some of the most basic control logic terminology with a short explanation of what each means

Mark Evans,Viega
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Viega promotes Canadian execs, relocates headquarters

August 1, 2016

  Viega LLC has promoted Dale Heath to regional sales manager, Canada. Heath will be responsible for growing, managing and developing sales strategies for all of Canada. He has worked for more than 17 years in the plumbing and heating

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Online course on air-to-water heat pump systems begins next month

August 1, 2016

HeatSpring, in partnership with John Siegenthaler, P.E., and the SpacePak division of Mestek Corporation, will soon launch a five-week online course entitled: Application of Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for Hydronic Heating and Cooling. This course explains the benefits of combining modern

water heater,Lochinvar,boiler,Power-Fin
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Lochinvar celebrates water heater, boiler technology milestone

July 25, 2016

Tennessee-based Lochinvar, LLC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its industry-changing Power-Fin product line this July. Developed in 1986 from Lochinvar pioneer William Vallett Sr.’s vision for a high-efficiency water heater and boiler, the Power-Fin product was the first of

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Quebec moves to harmonize energy efficiency regs

July 25, 2016

On July 13, 2016, the Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources tabled a draft regulation to replace the existing Regulation respecting the energy efficiency of electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances. The draft regulation is published in the Gazette officielle du

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Bill Palamar named chairman at the CIPH AGM

July 5, 2016

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) held its 84th annual general meeting (AGM) at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel during its annual business conference (ABC) in Banff, AB on June 26 to June 28. At the meeting, Weil-McLain

steam boilers,Bryan Steam
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100 candles for steam boiler manufacturer

June 24, 2016

  Steam boiler manufacturer Bryan Steam LLC is celebrating its 100th year in business. Founded in 1916 as the Bryan Harvester Company by a locomotive engineer and steam power enthusiast named George Bryan, the company originally produced cars and steam

MEET,trade show.electrical,mechanical,engineering
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UPDATED Thousands flock to Moncton for MEET Show

June 7, 2016

The Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) show drew a crowd of over 6300 industry professionals to Moncton, NB for its biennial trade event in May. “This was another strong edition for MEET,” said Shawn Murphy, show manager. “Everyone seemed very

Fluid Forward,hydronics,Jess-Don Dunford
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Hydronics event highlights latest technologies

June 7, 2016

The Fluid Forward 2016 hydronics conference and tradeshow was held June 2 in Kitchener, ON. Organized by Jess-Don Dunford, the full-day event featured guest presentations and offered over 150 attendees the chance to network and learn about some of the

valves,NIBCO,Webstone
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NIBCO expands valve offering with Webstone purchase

May 30, 2016

NIBCO Inc. has acquired the valve assets of Webstone Company, Inc. The transaction was finalized on May 23, 2016. The new business unit is named, “Webstone, a brand of NIBCO.” “The acquisition will complement and enhance existing efforts NIBCO has

Mestek sales
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Toronto area firms are winners in Mestek sales lineup

May 17, 2016

HPG Sales and The Morgan Group are recipients of 2015 Sales Awards from Mestek Inc. HPG Sales, of Toronto, ON, is the recipient of the RBI Water Heaters leading sales award for the Canadian market. Goes Heating Systems in Houston,

Product Hydronics

Aquatherm Blue Pipe

May 16, 2016

Aquatherm Blue Pipe is a polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping system designed for hydronic, chilled water, condensing water and industrial applications. It is sized from ½-inch to 24-inches and can withstand operating temperatures of up to 180F at 100psi. It is rust-proof

control valves
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About motorized control valves

May 12, 2016 by MIKE MILLER

Today the use of motorized control valves in large and small hydronic heating and cooling systems is very common. As a primer on their function and use, this article will explore available valve options, types of actuators and application examples

HeatingHelp
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Holohan’s HeatingHelp under new leadership

May 12, 2016

HeatingHelp.com, an online resource for information about heating systems, has named Erin Holohan Haskell as its president. She will be taking over the company from Marianne and Dan Holohan. The Holohans founded the company in 1997, and over the years

modified vapour compression refrigeration system
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Low ambient air-to-water heat pumps

May 12, 2016 by JOHN SIEGENTHALER

Electrically powered heat pumps, in many varieties, are destined to play an increasingly important role in heating and cooling buildings around the world. They convert vast amounts of otherwise unusable low temperature heat into heat at sufficient temperatures to warm

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Hot Water Made To Order

May 11, 2016 by ROB WATERS

At one time, selecting a water heater was a fairly simple process. There were not a lot of options to choose from; you got a tank type water heater, which was either gas or oil fired, or electric. The water

Watts training
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Learning Center enhances Watts training program

May 9, 2016

Watts Water Technologies has opened the Watts Works Learning Center, a state-of-the-art facility where customers, distributors and sales representatives can obtain hands-on experience with the company’s plumbing, HVAC, and water quality products and technologies. The 12,000-sq. ft. Watts training facility

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Glycol feeders

April 22, 2016

Calefactio has added a three-way valve to its GMP6 and GMP18 glycol feeders. With a hose, users can direct the pump intake to the independent solution tank. When finished, the valve turns so that the pump suctions the GMP into

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Siegenthaler to lead two sesssions at Canadian Hydronics Conference

April 21, 2016

The Canadian Hydronics Council has announced that the second Canadian Hydronics Conference will be held in conjunction with the CIPHEX West 2016 trade show, November 2 to November 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  The conference features 11 hours of