What’s new in air handlersFebruary 1, 2016 Ian McTeer
The AHU has undergone many changes since gravity warm air furnaces were the norm.
Is the water moving too fast?February 1, 2016 John Siegenthaler
New perspectives on a long-standing question.
Getting it rightFebruary 1, 2016 Steve Goldie
Sizing a pump is a relatively easy exercise.
Keeping up the dialogueFebruary 1, 2016 Luc Boily
Industry stakeholders take advantage of an opportunity to hear from industry experts.
Mixing hydronic heating water with potable waterFebruary 1, 2016 Lance MacNevin
Designers and installers must be aware of potential issues when considering heat sources.
The logic of moisture managementFebruary 1, 2016 Robert Bean
Condensation is not the dark side of chilled water and radiant cooling systems.
Excellent showing for mechanical industry at construction awardsFebruary 1, 2016 by hpac
Alpha Mechanical Contracting Ltd. and Dual Mechanical were honoured for their work on the Vancouver Aquarium and at Seabreeze Farm, respectively, in the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s 27th annual Awards of Excellence last fall. Eleven winners were selected from 128…
Replacing boilers in existing buildingsFebruary 1, 2016 Mike Miller
Boiler replacement is sometimes viewed as an easy task, but it can be challenging if it is done right.
Chasing leaksFebruary 1, 2016 Tracy Ryan Jastrow
Thermography and its role in solving plumbing-related moisture problems.
Yellowknife takes steps to reduce its environmental footprintFebruary 1, 2016 Beth McKay
The city’s Multiplex has undergone a technological upgrade to save energy.
What is in your toolbox?December 1, 2015 Dave Demma
When I worked as a technician I wanted to have every possible tool I would ever need to complete any job I was faced with in my possession (meaning in my service van), including the 2 a.m. emergency calls. While…
Where’s The Heat?December 1, 2015 IAN MCTEER
Lower cost thermal imaging cameras and their role in the HVAC industry.
How to resolve water line noiseDecember 1, 2015 STEVE GOLDIE
A look at the causes, the potential risks and the ultimate cure for things that go bump in the night.
Water conservation in commercial appsDecember 1, 2015 AMIN DELAGAH
The hot-water-conserving equipment and fixtures in a commercial kitchen are pivotal to an optimized hot water system.
The Essential IngredientsDecember 1, 2015 ROBERT BEAN
I am smiling as I write this article because I think we might actually be making progress in the world of kitchen exhaust and make-up air systems. Let me explain. While en route to a recent project meeting I was…
Understanding, measuring and interpreting resultsDecember 1, 2015 FRANK HEALY
From minor control trips to compressor and transformer failures, harmonics can impact every type of HVAC equipment.
Historic home gets federally-funded HVAC renoDecember 1, 2015 BETH MCKAY
Retrofitting the first prime minister’s 19th century home has its challenges.
Getting the silent treatmentDecember 1, 2015 MIKE MILLER
Identifying and fixing the primary culprits behind a noisy hydronic system.
Making the most of a small spaceDecember 1, 2015 BETH MCKAY
Manufacturers step up with products that work in pint-sized loos.
Déjà vu, all over againOctober 1, 2015 Ian McTeer
HVAC contractors in Canada know very well that the bulk of their time is spent preparing for, or dealing with winter. One of the most important requirements for any heating system is maintenance. Every device, and the distribution system it…
Tubing depth matters!October 1, 2015 John Siegenthaler
It is time to find better ways of ensuring that tubing and reinforcing mesh end up near the mid-height of the slab.
In a field of its ownOctober 1, 2015 Robert Bean
Standard practice for evaluating residential indoor air quality concerns.
What Is going on in the world of Supermarket Refrigeration?October 1, 2015 Dave Demma
It comes as no surprise to anyone that supermarkets are under pressure to embrace green. As applied to the refrigeration portion of a supermarket this translates into: reduce carbon footprint, lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), reduce refrigerant charge, reduce electrical…
Cross Connection Control Bad And Ugly photo contest wrap upOctober 1, 2015 by hpac
In the world of potable water protection and backflow prevention, a certified specialist tester or inspector will find cross connections that are controlled, and in too many cases, a bad cross connection with no control. In a bid to address…
Understanding and measuring energy transferOctober 1, 2015 Gilles Legault
It is crucial to calculate the load when designing a heating system.
Quality, clean and timelessOctober 1, 2015 Beth McKay
Innovation is the hallmark of today’s bathrooms.
Myths & misconceptionsOctober 1, 2015 Tim Keane
Understanding the true nature of outbreaks associated with building potable water systems.
Plumber shares his good fortuneOctober 1, 2015 by hpac
Hospital redevelopment gets $25-million shot in the arm from HVAC entrepreneur.
How to manage payment dataOctober 1, 2015 Jacob Stoller
A look at the widening scope of online payment services provided by financial institutions.
Your new drug planAugust 1, 2015 Joe Terrett
Medicinal weed is moving into the mainstream and employers must have a strategy in place to manage the inevitable issues.