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Call for Creation of Canadian Electric Radiant Heating Association


March 25, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

March 25, 2009

“As an industry, we’ve let electric heating decline and allowed hydronics and forced-air systems to grow and dominate,” said Gerry Lemieux, an author and applications specialist in the heating
industry,
adding, “It’s time for us to band together, as has the radiant Panel Association in the U.S.A. or the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating, and combat our present situation.”

Lemieux—also the president of Britech Corp.—is calling for the
creation of a Canadian association to promote electric radiant heating
as a viable, economical, efficient and ‘green’ alternative. He
explains
that electric radiant heating, floor warming, electric thermal
storage—even electric solar-powered systems—are all viable systems that
can contribute to a greener Canada. “An association of like-minded
individuals and companies could band together to advertise, lobby
governments and produce real data on the benefits with these
technologies,” he said.




Such an
association, argues Lemieux, could “help police the market and
eliminate dangerous products being sold in Canada, raise our profile,
employ Canadians and contribute to cleaner air”.




“I
invite manufacturers, distributors, agents and contractors across the
country to start a dialogue and lay the foundation for a truly Canadian
method of 100% energy-efficient comfort and peace of mind,” he said.




To contact Gerry, e-mail glemieux@britech.ca or call (416) 335-7790.



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