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Sebastian Clovis: A professional approach to renovations

A love and appreciation for the construction trades started early for former Canadian Football League defensive back Sebastian Clovis. Speaking to him in his hometown of Toronto, he fondly remembers building things with his dad’s tools, and wondering about the future buildings that were going up behind the construction hoarding around the…

Keeping cool in a pandemic

With healthcare infrastructure being pushed to its limits to manage the pressure created by the COVID-19 pandemic, will there be changes to demand for cooling-related products and maintenance of HVAC systems in institutions such as hospitals? Well, it depends who you ask.

Getting energized about service vans

Electrification, particularly in the truck market, has been in the headlines this past year. And, while you still can’t buy a Tesla or Rivian electric pickup truck just yet, they are getting closer; but electricity isn’t just for pickups, it’s coming to the van market as well.

Mike Rowe: Still dishing the dirt

Almost a decade ago, television host-turned-guest Mike Rowe shared insights into the importance of the trades in these very pages. Now that we’ve turned the calendar to the 2020s, we thought we’d ring him up again...

Heat pumps for all seasons

Interest in heat pump technology has made this a growing segment of the Canadian HVAC marketplace. Part of the growth can be attributed to the push to  electrify heating and cooling systems in many parts of the country and, with the price differential between a traditional air conditioner and a heat pump being relatively modest, many…

Happier than a pig in mud

A happy sow is a better sow. If you didn’t know that, don’t worry, the people who need to know it do. They also know that a hydronic system using polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe can help make sows and humans alike very happy.