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Feature Article EngineeringHydronics

Strive for perfection in hydronic system design

October 28, 2017 John Siegenthaler

We live in a world where, for the most part, theoretical ideals can only be approached rather than fully realized. For example, imagine a building with heat loss characteristics such that the rate of heat loss always matched the rate

Feature Article Plumbing

9 Top Trends in Bathroom Design

October 27, 2017 Sebring Services

When you are involved in a bathroom renovation, you are not just creating a practical bathing space. For most people, the bathroom has become a personal sanctuary. It is not just a place to wash off the grit. It is

Feature Article HVAC Systems

A great preventive maintenance program will partner with end users over equipment’s entire life

October 26, 2017 Jonathan Mosterd

Building automation and advancements in efficiency have exponentially increased over the last few decades, bringing about a new era in industry. With this, a whole new series of electronic devices have been integrated in large commercial buildings and in industrial

Feature Article HPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

What you need to know about the industry workhorses

October 25, 2017 Ian McTeer

Everyone involved in HVAC and refrigeration works with electric motors almost every day. Whether designing new products, specifying equipment, installing, maintaining or repairing a variety of heating, ventilation or cooling products, an electric motor and its needs are regularly the

Feature Article CoolingForced AirHeatingHVAC Systems

Packaged indoor air quality systems work for contractors

October 23, 2017 Aaron Engel

Cold winter months keep Canadians indoors a great deal more than their southern climate counterparts. Staying indoors longer can be detrimental to health, particularly when you consider the trend toward tighter and more energy efficient home construction mandated by recent

Feature Article Green TechnologyHPAC GeneralPlumbing

Advancements help commercial bathrooms go greener

October 22, 2017 David Scelsi

Economic challenges. Droughts. Green initiatives. Laws and standards. It is hard to pinpoint one single reason water has risen to the forefront of the sustainability conversation in the past few years. But one thing is certain, as demand for greener

Feature Article CoolingEngineeringHVAC SystemsRefrigeration

Contemplating a chiller replacement?

October 18, 2017 Dave Demma

When I was in high school, the cost of gasoline was seldom of concern. I drove a 1957 Chevy Bel Air, with a modified 409 engine in it, and I do not think I ever thought to check what the

Feature Article HPAC GeneralPlumbing

How to solve water heater installation errors

October 17, 2017 Robert Waters

Installed in every building, water heaters are one of the most common mechanical appliances, with thousands installed every day in Canada. Installations are done by anyone from skilled mechanical contractors, to do-it-yourselfers, and anyone in between. In most cases a

Feature Article ConstructionHPAC GeneralHuman ResourcesManagement

Optimize productivity and worker safety

October 1, 2017 Justin Kissinger

Using an oversized lift on indoor worksites is sometimes like attacking a mosquito with a baseball bat. It is impractical, unsafe and might do more damage than good. Low-level scissor lifts are great tools for indoor projects, such as installing

Feature Article HPAC GeneralHuman ResourcesHVAC SystemsManagementRefrigeration

Change is in the air

September 10, 2017 Michael Power

Attendance ramped up compared to last year for the 49th-annual conference of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) in Quebec City. Held August 16-18, the event saw changes to the organization that included Bruce Passmore appointed