Tag Archives: gas

January 28, 2019

Why Cracked Heat Exchangers Need To Be Replaced

It’s never acceptable to allow carbon monoxide into a household, which is why a cracked heat exchanger has the potential to spell big trouble for any furnace. In fact, it’s an industry standard to immediately replace any furnace that shows cracks or holes in its heat exchanger. But how seriously is the problem really taken […]

HVAC, Installer Tips, Technology Focus
August 7, 2018

Why PVC and CPVC appeal to the HVAC industry

Polymer resin vents and wall caps provide superior protection and durability over their metal counterparts. But have you thought about alternatives to metal HVAC ducts and pipes? With the recent price increases in metal components, now is the perfect time to consider PVC for your next HVAC installation. The impact of 25% tariffs on steel […]

Construction Methods, Installer Tips
June 18, 2018

How HVAC manufacturers are helping to reduce climate change

Did you know that HVAC represents about 40% of a building’s total energy consumption? With climate change top of mind for many home-owners, energy-efficient homes with smaller environmental footprints are in demand. First steps are to improve and protect the building envelope. For example, you can help maintain the integrity of the envelope by installing […]

Construction Methods, HVAC
May 9, 2016

What HVAC Installers Need to Know About Tankless Hot Water Systems

According to Natural Resources Canada, water heating is the second largest consumer of power in the typical Canadian home after space heating. On average, that’s anywhere from 17% of the total energy used. It’s not surprising then that many homeowners are on the lookout for a more energy-efficient alternative to their conventional hot water tank. […]

Technology Focus, Ventilation
November 9, 2015

How Ventilation Removes Radon from the Home

November has been declared Radon Action Month in Canada. What is Radon? In case you didn’t know, it’s one of the most dangerous carcinogens we can get exposed to. Where does Radon come from? It’s a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is formed during the radioactive decay process of uranium and thorium. These are the […]

Construction Methods, Ventilation
August 17, 2015

Getting into Hot Water

Water heaters are one of those household items that are quite often out of sight, out of mind. If neglected, they can be a real problem when they fail. At best the result can be no hot water at all, or for a short while, at worst, a flooded basement! There are two main types […]

HVAC, Installer Tips