Compressors through the yearsMarch 24, 2020 Dave Demma
An overview of how compressor technology has been making strides in both operational and energy efficiency.
A Seat at the tableMarch 24, 2020 Anil Sawhney
Changing the project design lens to focus on whole life-cycle value.
20th Anniversary for RMCMarch 23, 2020 Doug Picklyk
The unique industry-run Refrigerant Management Canada program continues to be the only program of its kind in North America.
Understanding adjudicationMarch 17, 2020 Catherine DiMarco
What construction stakeholders need to know to navigate Ontario’s new adjudication system.
Why FI?March 16, 2020 Curtis Bennett
With the proliferation of connected devices in our industry, everyone needs to understand the basics of a Wi-Fi set up and the common challenges involved.
Trends in Water HeatingMarch 13, 2020 Rob Waters
With 2020 upon us, there are several emerging trends that are affecting the water heater industry. In the past I have written about emerging water heating technologies (HPAC, May 2016) where I focused on the technical details of different water…
Calling In service callsMarch 10, 2020 Megan Hoegler
A Calgary-based startup introduces augmented reality platform that changes the way HVAC technicians deliver service.
Head vs. ∆PMarch 9, 2020 John Siegenthaler
Important differences between two commonly used terms.
UPDATED: CMPX 2020 Product SpotlightMarch 9, 2020 by HPAC Magazine
The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) was scheduled to take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 25-27, however due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in North America and around the world, on Friday, March…
Considerations for operating hybrid radiant-DOAS systemsMarch 3, 2020 Sanjil Karki
Designing for comfort and efficiency in commercial buildings through optimized controls of a hybrid system.
Integrated DesignMarch 2, 2020 Robert Bean
A case study in achieving IEQ and efficiency with human factor.
Understanding air to water heat pump systems : Part 1February 24, 2020 Mike Miller
The rise of electrification in residential HVAC will lead to greater adoption of heat pump technologies.
Outdoor resetFebruary 24, 2020 Robert Waters
The under-utilized king of hydronic controls.
Products we needFebruary 18, 2020 John Siegenthaler
Suggestions for five technologies and products that could help move the hydronics industry forward.
Hot trends, cool featuresFebruary 12, 2020 Steve Goldie
Modern commercial washroom designs call for more inclusive spaces with luxurious and
Residential HVAC warranties: Where is the value?February 11, 2020 Ian McTeer
It’s important to understand manufacturer warranties and be able to identify how you can provide additional value to customers.
Guide to refrigerant regulation and policyJanuary 21, 2020 John Sheff and Dean Groff
The HVAC/R industry is working to make sure the transition to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant goes as smoothly as possible.
Prompt Payment and a proper invoiceJanuary 17, 2020 Catherine DiMarco
What all parties to a construction project need to know going forward in Ontario.
Going hybrid for heating efficienciesJanuary 14, 2020 John Miller
Consider the benefits of combining a non-condensing with a high-efficiency condensing boiler to get the best of both technologies in commercial/institutional heating applications.
Variable speed ‘shuttle’ pumps for boiler protectionJanuary 7, 2020 John Siegenthaler
Introducing a thermal clutch to protect a boiler from sustained flue gas condensation.
Never take drainage for grantedJanuary 5, 2020 Steve Goldie
Using the right tools will ease the clearing of blocked drains, and you never know what you’ll find.
Thermostatic expansion valve troubleshootingDecember 23, 2019 Jeffery Staub
Often misdiagnosed, take a system-wide approach when searching for root cause problems with AC and heat pump systems.
HVAC/R system troubleshootingDecember 17, 2019 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 Megan Hoegler
Smart technology developed by PCL Construction and Microsoft is simplifying tradespeople and developers’ jobs through crisis prevention and cost savings.
Top five new residential gas furnace testsDecember 11, 2019 Ian McTeer
“We owe it to our customers and to the environment to be sure that newly installed gas appliances will operate at peak efficiency.”
Bird’s Eye ViewNovember 4, 2019 by Jillian Morgan
The costly consequences of falls at heights demand a culture shift.
Remote technologies offer a win-win for customers and contractorsNovember 1, 2019 George Tsintzouras
Much like GPS or smart thermostats, remote A/C diagnostics and air conditioning monitoring systems belong in every technician’s truck.
‘They really hate us:’ New prompt payment rules may help mend relationship between GC’s, subtradesOctober 29, 2019 David Kennedy
“It’s not dislike, it’s not that they’re upset– they really hate us.”
Sealing Building EnvelopesOctober 28, 2019 by Jillian Morgan
Blower door testing offers opportunity for contractors.
An Untapped Energy Savings OpportunityOctober 24, 2019 Steven Graves
The return on investment from re-staging with an active sensing system can be as low as 12 months.