HPAC Magazine

2022 Modern Hydronics Summit: A Roaring Success

September 21, 2022 | By Logan Caswell

Keynote speaker John Siegenthaler kicked off the 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit with an insightful presentation on how hydronic heating and cooling are a perfect fit for modern net zero homes.

(A collection of social media influencers from across North America and colleagues performed four live boiler panel builds during the 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit)

A record number of attendees, including exhibitors, speakers and guests, headed to the 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit at the Universal EventSpace in Vaughan, ON on September 15.

Between presentations, attendees explored the 40+ booths and stopped to watch live boiler panel builds taking place in the lobby, being performed by a group of HVAC social media influencers.

Keynote speaker John Siegenthaler gave the day a kickstart with an insightful presentation on how hydronic heating and cooling are a perfect fit for modern net zero homes. He identified the advantages of hydronics for these applications and how to put the systems together with off-the-shelf components to create simple, repeatable designs.

(Keynote speaker John Siegenthaler addresses the crowd at the Modern Hydronics Summit)

Mike Miller, vice president of sales, Canada at Taco Comfort Solutions and frequent HPAC contributor, followed up John’s discussion with a conversation focusing on the pros and cons of zone valves and zone circulators in zoned hydronic system design and identified the cost savings available using modern circulators and valves.

(Mike Miller presents his talk: ‘Zone Circulators or Valves’ at the Modern Hydronics Summit)

Later, Brian Morgan and Jeff House took a deep dive into boiler chemistry and the necessary steps required to ensure your hydronic systems are aligning with manufacturer warranty requirements and providing reliable, long-lasting results for your clients. The duo hosted an interactive presentation with the crowd, with green and red cards handed out to each table to test the attendees’ knowledge in certain areas.

Jeff House (left) and Brian Morgan present: ‘The Critical Nature of Boiler Chemistry’ at the 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit.

The Modern Hydronics Summit crowd was interactive during the House and Morgan presentation.

Tom Gervais of Bradford White Canada also took a look at current and pending efficiency standards required for hydronics-related technology, and shared how regulatory changes will effect new builds and retrofit hydronic system designs going forward.

(Tom Gervais presents: ‘Regulatory Outlook for Boilers and Water Heaters’ at the 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit)

The presentations ended following Part 2 of John Siegenthaler’s keynote address, as he continued his conversation from the morning regarding hydronics for net zero homes. Siegenthaler also stayed on stage to announce the winners of the HPAC Magazine 2022 Sweet Heat contest.

Sold out Hydronics 101 Sessions, sponsored by NEXT Suppy.

Concurrent with the main presentations was a new addition to the 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit, the Hydronics 101 Sessions. Sponsored by NEXT Supply, the Hydronics 101 consisted of presentations on boilers, pumps, piping, controls, heat emitters and boiler chemistry for those new to the hydronics industry.


One of four boiler panel builds going on, this one featuring @HVACjess, @flynnstone1 and @georgetheplumber.

Also taking place in the lobby throughout the day were live prefab boiler panel builds being constructed by a collection of HVAC pros who are also social media influencers including: Jess Bannister (@hvacjess); Aaron Bond (@bond_aaron); Terence Chan (@the_impetus); Gary McCreadie (@hvacknowitall1); Tyler Dynes (@dyneshvac); Kiefer Limeback (@toolaholic); Mike Flynn (@flynnstone1); Shawna Nicole (@hvac.optimist); and George DeJesus (@Georgetheplumber).

The sold out event was the largest in the history of the Modern Hydronics Summit, and we look forward to taking the show on the road next year with Vancouver as the host city.


Platinum sponsor: Resideo

Keynote sponsor: Caleffi

Hydronics 101 sponsor: NEXT Supply

Tool sponsor: Kane Canada

Event Sponsors: Lochinvar (AquaTech); Roth; Taco; Uponor; Viessmann

And the over 60 exhibitors on the trade show floor.


A wide range of photos throughout the day can be found below, including prize winners and different exhibitors. See you in 2023!











Stories continue below