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Preheating from Eberspaecher


Eberspaecher’s AIRTRONIC Air Heaters
Eberspaecher’s air heaters are independent of both the engine and the vehicle’s own heat balance. They draw in either cool room air or outside air, heat this up and then deliver it to the interior of the vehicle. Air heaters are an excellent option for commercial vehicles of every type.
Eberspaecher’s HYDRONIC Coolant Heaters

Eberspaecher’s coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus offer a double plus: preheating the vehicle’s passenger compartment as well as the engine. The heaters are integrated into the cooling system of the engine. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air and this heats the interior of the vehicle via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

The Heaters for Commercial and Industrial Applications

Eberspaecher Air and Coolant heater kits can be customized to suit your specific needs. From units that are boxed for protection to controllers that can provide flexibility to your operation! These heaters are Bio Diesel Compatible and available in both 12 or 24 volts. ATC is your MSD for preheating solutions on a variety of applications. Espar Airtronic & Hydronic heaters from 7500-120,000 BTU's

  • Eliminate cold engine starts
  • Reduce idling fuel cost
  • Engine and fluid preheating
  • Cab and compartment heating
  • Minimize diesel exhaust emission
  • Defrosted windows
  • Crew shelter
  • Automatic altitude adjustment
  • CARB approved / EPA verified

Different Configurations for Different Applications

AIRTRONIC D2, B4, D4, B5, D5, D8 and Echo8 Air Heaters

AIRTRONIC units range from 2 kW / 7,500 BTUs to 5 kW / 18,800 BTUs and are available with our Digi-controller, which has an internal ambient air temperature sensor for precise compartment heating. This makes it compact for a variety of location mounts.

HYDRONIC B, D, M & L Series Coolant Heaters

The Hydronics range from 12 kW/42,000 BTUs up to 35 kW/120,000 BTUs in a boxed configuration. These units have an automatic altitude compensation and are available in 12 or 24-volt models and come with accessories such as a spark arrestor. They are compact for a variety of location mounts. The M Series has multiple speeds that reduce amp draw in lower ranges.

Control Options 

  • Indicates on-board diagnostics capability
  • 7 Day-Timers*
  • Programmable Timer
  • Push/Pull Switch
  • Thermostat*
  • Auto Shut-Off Switch
  • Digi-Controller

Easy to Operate

Eberspaecher heaters operate as miniature furnaces that are independent of the engine, utilizing the unit’s own diesel and batteries to produce heat.

Efficient

Hydronic units heat the coolant, then circulate it to warm the engine and heat exchangers to near operating temp and can be sized to provide auxiliary heat for other critical fluids. Eberspaecher air heaters heat air directly and circulate air to applicable compartments.

AIRTRONIC heaters can provide ample heat to the cab, mobile work stations, crew shelters, etc., all without idling the engine.

Productive

Using timer controls, heaters can be switched on to begin engine preheating at preset intervals, allowing operators to go directly to work upon arrival.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Espar products to the truck, bus, marine, automotive/pick-ups, off-highway, forestry, mining and military markets. See our Blog ATCNEWS for Technical News and Preventative Maintenance Tips and for more information on these and other heating products, call us today at 1-800-295-4156.

Heavy Duty Hvac News & Tech Tips

Heavy Duty HVAC Parts, Supplies, Solutions & Technical Tips

Spring is here and with it, the return of warmer weather and the start of what we all hope will be another busy A/C season. We want to take this opportunity to remind you of the following resources – ATCPARTS, ATC Connect, Catalogs and our blog ATCNEWS.

Ordering Parts – *Important* Please Note – While we do look forward to speaking with you, we know that sometimes you simply want to “place an order” rather than wait in a queue while we assist others. Due to unknown peaks, we can’t always ensure full staff so we encourage you to email us at atcparts@atc.ca for us to serve you better. 

ATC Connect – Parts Lookup and Cross Reference made easy
Arctic Traveler provides an exciting tool for HVAC components, ATC CONNECT. This tool provides OEM cross-references, pictures, technical tips, on-hand inventory and so much more. Click here to get access or speak with our Customer Service Reps to start utilizing this exciting and useful tool.
 
Catalogues – To ensure we’re all on the same page, request your free catalogues here, or via email to atcparts@atc.ca or speak with one of our Customer Service Reps at 1-800-295-4156.
 
*** Breaking News ***
ATC is now an authorized dealer of the SIGMA line of air conditioning, heating and filtration equipment. Developed to air condition operator cabins and control rooms, from drag lines to mining excavators, blast hole drills, haul trucks and mobile mining & construction machines, where absolute reliability is critical and performance cannot be compromised. See more here.

Our Blog ATCNEWS is how we share Best Practices and Technical Tips. With mechanical reliability at all-time highs, heavy-duty A/C components rarely fail. In fact, components mainly fail because of the contaminated refrigerant oil and general lack of preventive maintenance. In this edition, we feature 4 articles on A/C system maintenance and a best-seller list of components by Make.  
A/C Preventative Maintenance,
A/C Systems – How a simple inspection can save
How to inspect an A/C Compressor
How to troubleshoot your A/C Electrical system
Best selling mobile HVAC parts by Make

Completing the A/C Best Practices on our Youtube channel ATCTV, we feature
Basic Troubleshooting
How To and Which Components to Inspect
Examining Compressor Failures

Cabin Air Filters – Reduce dust, dirt and allergens – A relatively new feature on the automotive scene, the cabin air filter is often overlooked in regular vehicle maintenance. This filter is just as important to the passengers as the engine air filter is to the vehicle and a likely cause of “A/C Not Blowing Cold Air“. A cabin filter processes the air that enters the passenger compartment via the vehicle’s heating and air conditioning system, increasing passenger comfort by trapping particulates, pollen, and other irritants. See more here

To view all our offerings, visit Product Lines to access catalogue downloads or call us toll-free at 1-800-295-4156, and our Customer Service Representatives will be happy to assist you.

Replacement Coils & Heat Exchangers don’t have to be from the original manufacturer.
For over 30 years, Custom Coils Canada has produced replacement condensers, evaporators and heater cores for almost any mobile, commercial or industrial application. CCC services the replacement coil market in the GTA and specializes in building unique heat transfer coils and aftermarket drop-in replacements. 
Visit Custom Coils Canada here or Call 905-789-8523 to hear what 30 years of heat exchanger experience can do for you.

Espar Hydronic S3 Heater

Eberspaecher, the leading system developer and supplier of vehicle Airtronic and Hydronic heaters, has expanded its product portfolio with the new Hydronic S3 Economy (5kW) pre-heater. The Hydronic S3 water heater impresses, thanks to its compact dimensions and flexible installation options for simple retrofitting in a large number of vehicle models. As a ground-breaking all-in-one solution with comprehensive peripheral devices, it offers installation partners many practical advantages.

Never scrape ice again. Get in your vehicle and feel comfortable. Enjoy perfect all-around visibility. Arrive safely. And along the way, protect the environment and your car with a pre-heated engine. An Eberspäecher pre-heater means the ideal combination of luxury, comfort and safety. Eberspäecher water heaters run independently from the engine and make for twice the benefit: pre-heating the car cabin and the engine. The Hydronic S3 Economy is integrated into the cooling water circuit of the engine. The generated heat is picked up by the vehicle’s heat exchanger and is dispensed accurately through present air ducts into the car cabin as warm air. Using the residual heat in the cooling water circuit, the engine is heated. During summers, an Eberspäecher pre-heater can be used to ventilate the car interior.
The Hydronic S3 Economy is a compact water heater that satisfies the latest requirements of all vehicle segments. Its compact dimensions and fantastic flexibility during installation are truly impressive. The Espar Hydronic S3  uses CAN bus technology and is made with robust components.By launching the Hydronic S3 Economy, Eberspächer introduces a compact water heater into the market that satisfies the latest requirements of all vehicle segments. Its compact dimensions and fantastic flexibility during installation are truly impressive. In addition, the Hydronic S3 Economy uses pioneering Eberspächer CAN bus technology and is made with robust components.

With the third generation of its Hydronic series, Eberspaecher is offering an easy-to-operate preheater with step-less heating power control. The compact and robust coolant heater works efficiently with all popular types of fuel. Due to its robust construction – with an encapsulated fan motor and the separation of cold and hot components – it is designed to simplify installation and for longevity. A high IP protection class also secures the unit from the ingress of water during high-pressure or steam jet cleaning. The new water spigots are fully rotatable by 360 degrees and are fully replaceable, they ensure convenient and rapid fitting in a range of installation positions. Optimized brackets enable the pre-heater to be mounted anywhere in the smallest possible space and to be attached rapidly and permanently.
The Hydronic S3 is a compact water heater that satisfies the latest requirements of all vehicle segments. Its compact dimensions and fantastic flexibility during installation are truly impressive. The Espar Hydronic S3  uses CAN bus technology and is made with robust components.
With the new EasyScan, diagnostic and service tool, workshop staff can analyze the operating condition of the pre-heater easily and quickly.
• Compact, efficient water heater • Innovative peripheral devices and new diagnostic device • Simplified installation • CARB approved

A/C Hose repairs

Replacement A/C Hose lines don’t have to be from the Original Manufacturer!

In the past, it was difficult to find a supplier capable of doing AC hose repairs, but with today’s wide selection of high-quality fittings and hose, your replacement could be right here at ATC. The Air Conditioning System provides the desired cabin temperatures to ensure operator comfort. The AC hose is used to effectively transfer both liquid and gas between the components and should be inspected for leaks and either repaired or replaced ASAP, to ensure the system continues to perform as expected.

Click here to view an Aeroquip EZ Clip Demo from Reddot

Today, many hose sets come with metal tube sections, some of which we offer. If no suitable fitting is available, using a hose to replicate the metal tube is the next best thing.
Our experience suggests using Aeroquip hose and E-Z Clip may hold an advantage over crimp fittings for replacing metal tubes. Aeroquip EZ Clip & Hose fitting is a simple option for making or repairing Air Conditioning hose lines on heavy-duty trucks, agricultural, construction and other industrial applications. No hydraulic equipment is needed. Rather, a simple, easy-to-use crimping plier enables quick and easy A/C Hose repairs in the field.
Each Aeroquip fitting 
comes with 2 Clips which slide over the hose and a Cage which locks into the fitting, goes through the cages and is secured with crimper pliers.
AC Hose Repair with Aeroquip EZ Fittings - Clips and Cage - ATC Heavy Duty Parts & SuppliesAC Hose Repair with Aeroquip EZ Fittings - Clips and Cage - ATC Heavy Duty Parts & Supplies
This example shows an OE Hose at the top and using 4 Aeroquip fittings and hose, we can quickly provide a quality solution for your application.
AC Hose Repairs with quality fittings and hose. Call us today to see what our experience can do for you - 1-800-295-4156

The reduced diameter hose enables tighter turns (but not right angles) without concern for “kinks” which would compromise the hose and AC system.
AC Hose Repair using Aeroquip EZ Clip Fittings and Hose is a quick solution for the quick turn around needs and mobile technicians. Providing even greater flexibility, when the E-Z Clip fitting is lubricated with a slight amount of refrigerant oil before it’s inserted into the hose, the direction/index of the fitting can be changed by rotating the fitting in the hose. Once the refrigerant oil used has dried (1-2 hours) the fitting can no longer be turned or re-indexed.

Call ATC at 800-295-4156 for all your mobile heavy-duty HVAC parts, supplies and solutions – Burlington, Mississauga or Montreal.

Looking for OEM Replacement lines. Find application specific parts here!
Need an internal Hose Program ? Find more info here!

Blower Motors by Make

Blower Motors and Wheels are integral parts in the delivery and circulation of air in your vehicles Air Conditioning system. An Electric DC motor is used to circulate warm and cool air inside the cabin and/or sleeper. The Blower Motor “blows” and circulates the warm air from the fins of the heater core or cools the air at it passes from the fins of the evaporator.
Without these components, the hot or cold air produced by your air conditioning system won’t circulate to reach your vehicle’s interior cabin and or sleeper. 
Blower Motors by Make - Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Navistar, Peterbilt, Sterling, Volvo - Arctic Traveler CanadaBlower Motors by Make - Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Navistar, Peterbilt, Sterling, Volvo - Arctic Traveler Canada

Best selling mobile HVAC parts by Make

For all the Best Sellers By Make, call Arctic Traveler Canada. We manufacture and distribute an extensive line of high-quality original equipment and aftermarket HVAC parts and supplies for industry-leading brands. We know that having the right part is paramount to getting the job done right. To ensure that you get it right, we offer Mobile HVAC Best Sellers by Make. Denso, Sanden & York Compressors, Clutches, Condensers, Expansion Valves, Receiver Driers and so much more. Call 800-295-4156 or contact us here to see what 55 years of excellence can do for you. 











Custom Coils Canada Replacement Coils

Replacement Coils & Heat Exchangers don’t have to be from the original manufacturer.
For over 30 years, Custom Coils Canada has produced replacement condensers, evaporators and heater cores for almost any mobile, commercial or industrial application. In the past it was difficult to find a manufacturer capable of making replacement coils but with today’s manufacturing processes aided by Computer Aided Design (CAD), consumers have quality choices, at competitive prices. 

This TK210Carrier replacement is an intricate combination Radiator & Condenser Coil (08-60086-04-SP). 
It hi-lights some of our abilities and proves what 30 years of experience can do for you. 
Replacement TK210Carrier Combination Radiator & Condenser Coil 08-60086-04-SP

Custom Coil Canada (CCC) – Operates as an independent division of ATC and produces heat exchangers used on Arctic Traveler Canada and Advanced Temperature Control products, providing a unique capability of being able to react quickly to specialized requests. 

Custom Coils Canada produces tube and fin replacement condensers, evaporators and heater cores.Custom Coils Canada specializes in building unique heat transfer coils and aftermarket drop in replacements for high priced OEM coils or as replacements for overseas manufacturers that no longer have parts available in the local markets. We specialize in short run production quantities for small to medium size manufacturers, one-off replacement coils and quick turn around repairs for HVAC, Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors. 
Replacement Coils and Heat Exchangers for condensers, evaporators and heater cores for almost any mobile, commercial or industrial application.

CCC also services the replacement coil market in the GTA with the ability to produce replacement coils within one week (expedited orders). These can be standard HVAC coils or heavy duty designs using our Grilldenser fin which is capable of being pressure washed for harsh environments. Additionally, all of our coils can be Heresite coated for dramatically improved corrosion protection. 

We can produce the following types of coils, using copper tube and aluminum fins:

  • Hot water coils
  • Chilled water coils
  • Evaporator coils
  • Condenser coils
  • Low pressure steam coils
  • Custom made coils

We’re able to do site visits and build replacement coils based on samples provided and our staff support includes engineering personnel using SolidWorks 3D modeling software, who can also conduct coil heat load calculations and design.

Whether you need individual coils, large coils for heating and cooling buildings or production runs for retrofitting an entire building or complex, if you’re in need for replacement coils or a type of heat exchanger, we can help.
Call Custom Coils Canada at 905-789-8523 to discuss your needs.

Espar Hydronic Coolant Heaters

Espar Hydronic coolant heaters

Offering affordable preheating of engine, fuel, and hydraulic systems as well as supplemental cab heating without idling the vehicle. They provide affordable heating solutions for trucks, off-road equipment, boats and buses.

Hydronic S3 – The newest and most compact heater on the market that satisfies the latest requirements of all vehicle segments. Its compact dimensions and fantastic flexibility during installation are truly impressive. To learn more about this little marvel, watch the Introduction & Technical overview videos on our Youtube channel, ATCTV.

The coolant or hydronic S3 heater works efficiently with all popular types of fuel. Due to its robust construction – with an encapsulated fan motor and the separation of cold and hot components – it is designed for longevity.By launching the Hydronic S3 Economy, Eberspächer introduces a compact water heater into the market that satisfies the latest requirements of all vehicle segments. Its compact dimensions and fantastic flexibility during installation are truly impressive. In addition, the Hydronic S3 Economy uses pioneering Eberspächer CAN bus technology and is made with robust components.

Hyrdronic D5 Series offers affordable preheating of engine, fuel, and hydraulic systems as well as supplemental cab heating without idling the vehicle. Units function like hot water furnaces, utilizing the vehicle’s own fuel and power supply to produce heat. The heater’s coolant pump then circulates the engine’s coolant to transfer the heat to the engine block. Applications include: trucks, off-highway equipment, boats, and buses. Units are easy to install and do not require electrical plug-ins.
Espars Hydronic D5 coolant heater series offers affordable preheating of engine, fuel, and hydraulic systems as well as supplemental cab heating without idling the vehicle.  The heater’s coolant pump then circulates the engine’s coolant to transfer the heat to the engine block.The Hydronic D5 coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus offer a double plus: pre-heating the vehicle's passenger compartment and the engine.

Hydronic M-II series is powerful, compact, lightweight, and rugged in design. This series of heaters are ideal for providing engine, fuel, and hydraulic preheat for off-highway equipment as well as engine and supplemental cabin heat for motorcoachs and school buses. They are available in 1 size with 4 power levels and are diesel or bio-diesel compatible.

Espar Hydronic M-II series is powerful, compact, lightweight, and rugged in design. This series of heaters are ideal for providing engine, fuel, and hydraulic preheat for off-highway equipment as well as engine and supplemental cabin heat for motorcoachs and school buses.Espars Hydronic M-II series of heaters is available in one size with the option of four power levels and are diesel or bio-diesel compatible. Units can be boxed for protection against the elements and incorporate an automatic altitude compensation component, so you can use your heater anywhere with ease.

Hydronic L-II series is available in 1 size with 4 power levels for the largest coaches, boats and off-road engines. These heaters provide engine, fuel and hydraulic preheat and can be incorporated into a coaches heating system to provide supplemental heat   These large HYDRONIC pre-heaters can be boxed for protection against the elements and offer innovative amp management solutions utilizing our multifunction switch.
These large Espar Hydronic pre-heaters  are available in one size with the option of four power levels and can be boxed for protection against the elements.Espar’s HYDRONIC L-II series are for the largest coaches, boats and off-road engines. These heaters provide engine, fuel and hydraulic preheat and can be incorporated into a coaches heating system to provide supplemental heat.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic heaters, the most comprehensive range of fuel operated air and coolant heater products available in today’s marketplace. Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information.

Espar Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters

Eastern Canada’s largest MSD wants to make this your best ESPAR season ever!

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspacher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of products. Eberspaecher has the most comprehensive range of fuel operated air and coolant heater products available in today’s marketplace.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaacher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters. Eberspaecher has the most comprehensive range of fuel operated air and coolant heater products available in today’s marketplace.

Espar Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters

AIRTRONIC Air Heaters
Eberspaecher’s air heaters are independent of both the engine and of the vehicle’s own heat balance. They draw in cool room or outside air, heat this up and then deliver it to the interior of the vehicle. Air heaters are an excellent solution for commercial vehicles of every type.

HYDRONIC Coolant Heaters
Eberspaecher’s coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus offer a double plus: pre-heating the vehicle’s passenger compartment and the engine. The heaters are integrated into the cooling system of the engine. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air and this heats the interior of the vehicle via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

In case you don’t already know about Arctic Traveler Canada’s enviable history with Eberspaecher, we’d like to tell you a little about who we are:

  • For over ten years, ATC has provided full warehousing, distribution service and sales support to Espar for all heaters across Eastern Canada.
  • ATC provides our own engineering team for when customer needs deviate from the norm.
  • ATC maintains three warehouses – MississaugaMontreal and Burlington (HQ). This ensures fast delivery of heaters and/or replacement parts & service.
  • ATC offers complete service, diagnostics and heater repair at all our locations and we also have our own Espar trained technicians who can assist you at your location.
  • ATC facilitates full Espar warranty support for every heater we sell, from a simple warranty claim to training your staff on how to process claims directly with Espar. 
  • ATC provides OEM style installs on chassis not factory equipped with heaters. This includes Espar’s full two year/2000 hour warranty on the heater.

Need an Espar heating solution for your Application?
Whether you need one heater or a skid load, replacement parts or technical support on any Espar Airtronic and Hydronic Heater, contact us.
We look forward to showing you how our 50+ years of experience can add value to your company’s bottom line!

Arctic Traveler Canada, the mobile climate control specialist – Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information or visit us here.


MTO rebates on Espar Airtronic heaters

The Ontario government has resurrected the Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) providing rebates to qualifying businesses on Espar Airtronic heaters purchases. 
The MTO has announced that the application form for the GCVP is now online through Grants Ontario. Applicants can apply for the program by logging in and submitting an application using the Grants Ontario Portal.

The GCVP was championed by OTA as a way for the industry to receive the benefit of funds carriers pay through carbon pricing. The program provides rebates towards the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles and fuel-saving devices, including natural gas and electric technologies, hence the rebate on Espar Airtronic heaters.

Members are encouraged to take part in the webinar by sending an RSVP to GCVP@ontario.ca, MTO will share the webinar details directly with participants.

Members with additional questions regarding program details, the application process or the Grants Ontario system can contact GCVP@ontario.ca for more information.

The Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) is an incentive-based program for the commercial transportation sector, where incentives are provided upon proof of purchase as outlined below:

• For the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles such as electric, natural gas or diesel-natural gas dual fuel vehicles, incentive amounts range from 15-50% of the incremental purchase cost of an eligible vehicle as compared to an equivalent conventional fuel vehicle.

• For fuel saving devices, the incentive amount is 30-50% of the purchase and installation cost, of the aerodynamic device, anti-idling device or electric refrigeration unit. See the list of approved devices.

The GCVP will also include a stream of funding for Commercial Transportation Innovation Pilots. Further details on this portion of the program will be available in 2018.

All eligible purchases made on or after September 1, 2017, will be eligible to apply for incentives. Purchases made on or before March 31, 2018, will be eligible for an early adopter incentive worth an additional 10% for up to 10 vehicles or devices.

Please complete the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form and submit the completed form directly to Ontario Shared Services at the address noted in the EFT guide. (link available in Program Guidelines section below)

Applicants must also enroll in the One-Key (Transfer Payment Common Registry) to establish a Transfer Payment Account. Once notified, the applicant must then access Grants Ontario to enter the GCVP application system.

Applications to the Green Commercial Vehicles Program must be submitted electronically through the Grants Ontario System (GOS).