March 10, 2016

New HVAC Products to See and Keynotes to Listen to at CMPX 2016

logoEach year the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exhibition, known as CMPX, is a showcase for the latest products and innovations in the HVACR industry.

It’s jointly produced by the Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), representing HVAC manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors, along with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), which represents companies that manufacture, sell and distribute plumbing, hydronic heating PVF and waterworks products and services.

It’s one of the largest trade shows of its kind in North America and this year it will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from March 16th to 18th.  The HVACR industry is booming with rapid population growth in many areas of Canada and a very active construction industry, particularly in Toronto and Vancouver. The U.S. housing market is also in full recovery, stimulating the development of exciting new technologies and mechanicals industry products for both residential and commercial applications.

“One show–the entire industry” is more than just a slogan, it’s the single most important reason to attend the #CMPX2016 show. Everything in the industry will be on display and accessible on the 200,000 square foot show floor.

We’re very excited to join more than 500 other exhibitors in welcoming visitors of all types. Attendees will include plumbing, HVACR & mechanical contractors, installers, technicians, wholesalers, engineers, architects, building managers, renovators, specifiers, government personnel, manufacturer’s reps, retailers, journalists, teachers & students. You’ll find us at Booth 2530/2532.

New HVAC products

We’ll also be featured in The New Product Showcase, an area full of the best and newest items on the market. Visit this area to learn about our new steel roof cap and the SM Series of surface mount wall vents.

The steel roof cap is a high capacity vent that provides effective airflow for kitchen hoods and other venting applications and is available in two sizes. It offers rugged, durable protection with a baked enamel finish that is compatible with roof cements. A removable birdscreen allows for easy cleaning and maintenance.

The SM Series is an ideal replacement for existing bathroom or range hood exhaust terminations. They are easy to install, UV-protected and aesthetically-pleasing. The low profile, one-piece design accommodates standard 4”- 6” ducting. UV-stabilizing polymer resin offers long-lasting protection while eliminating leaky seams on the vent hood.

Some other new products we’ll take a look at are the Aprilaire’s Wi-Fi Thermostats with IAQ Control that allow homeowners to control all aspects of indoor air from a single, easy-to-use app; new heat pumps from Rheem, Mitsubishi, Whalen, and the Voltex Hybrid from A.O. Smith. There are also a number of smart products including an HVAC Clamp Meter from UEI Test Instruments.


HVAC workshops and keynotes

Running alongside the exhibit is The Learning Forum. These daily workshops and seminars will have some of the best-known speakers in the industry. Also, the HRAI Skills Centre allows secondary and post-secondary students to compete in industry-specific competitions and demonstrate skill sets and knowledge required to be successful heating systems technicians.

Each day there will be a keynote breakfast session kicking off with a topic that’s trending and touching every industry:  The Internet of Things (IoT) – the Opportunities and Impact of Connected HVACR Equipment and Devices. The speaker, Bill MacGowan, Vertical Solutions Architect (VSA) with Cisco Systems, will share some truly game-changing ideas and examine how #IoT is changing the HVACR market and the opportunities it presents for contractors and others in our industry.

With billions of connected devices projected in the next five years, he believes the HVACR industry will not be immune to the increasing expectation of its customers to save money, access new services and increase comfort. This trend presents opportunities for manufacturers and service providers to create enhanced services that will have greater value than the intrinsic original cost of the equipment or product.

In the residential and commercial sectors, data and information can be used to optimize equipment, predict failures and dispatch service providers. This trend presents challenges for both the incumbent equipment and service providers.

The other keynotes we’ll attend are Low Ambient Air to Water Heat Pumps on Thursday and What You Need To Know About Changing Refrigerants and Refrigerant Regulations on the Friday.

Make the most out of your show experience by downloading the CMPX 2016 Show App from iTunes or Google Play so you can navigate the show floor quickly and easily, source exhibitors, new products and learning seminars and share photos. See you there!


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