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2022 Sweet Heat Winners Announced

September 21, 2022 | By Logan Caswell

John Siegenthaler announced the winners on Thursday, September 15 at the Modern Hydronics Summit in Vaughan, Ontario.

The second annual Sweet Heat installation contest in Canada called on hydronic contractors from across the country to share photos and explain the challenges and creative solutions they used on projects completed in the past year.

The installations could be all new or a retrofit. With 30 entries received, the contest was divided into two categories, commercial and residential, and the top winner in each category received a $3,000 shopping credit to their local EMCO branch, courtesy of EMCO Corp.

The final judging for the contest was performed by industry expert John Siegenthaler.

The winners and first-runners-up were announced during John Siegenthaler’s final keynote session at the 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit, held at the Universal Event Space in Vaughan, Ontario on September 15.


Congratulations to Family Tradition Propane Services in Nova Scotia for taking first place in the residential category for a century home remodel, and to the runner-up in the residential category, Impetus Plumbing and Heating of Richmond, B.C.

Family Tradition Propane Services won first prize in the residential category for their install of a mod/con boiler and indirect tank, in addition to their impressive personalized manual for the home owner.


Impetus Plumbing and Heating was selected as runner-up in the residential category thanks to their home renovation build where they re-used old cast iron baseboards and added an additional basement zone, while moving the heat source to another wall about 40′ away from the original.

Triple Tech Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration from Midland, Ont. was the runner-up in the commercial category, and the winner in the commercial category was South Island Mechanical of Victoria, B.C. for a district energy plant refurb project in Langford.

South Island Mechanical won first prize in the commercial category thanks to their cascade of 8 fire-tube mod/cons w/10:1 turndown each (80:1 combined), combination of the top and bottom water connections to simplify piping and serviceability throughout the build.


Triple Tech Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration were chosen as runner-up in the commercial category thanks to their install of four mod/con 96.5% AFUE boilers with 10:1 turndown (each) and s/s indirect-fired water heaters for DHW.

Profiles of our two winners and more insight into their winning projects appears in the October 2022 issue of HPAC Magazine.

Congratulations to all of the entrants to the second annual Sweet Heat contest.

See all the entrants here:



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