Your air conditioning system is doing its job, keeping you cool and comfortable. But all of a sudden, it starts making strange noises. What does it mean? Understanding the sounds your AC makes can provide valuable insights into potential problems… Continue Reading Strange AC Sounds & What They Mean
Natural gas is an efficient fuel source for your home, whether you have a gas furnace, fireplace, water heater, or stove. It’s a safe and effective source of energy. Still, it’s important to be aware of the potential hazards and… Continue Reading Top 5 Natural Gas Safety Tips
Your air conditioner works hard all summer to keep your home cool and comfortable. The best way to thank your system and–more importantly–have it ready to run powerfully next year is to perform a few simple maintenance tasks before shutting… Continue Reading End of Summer AC Maintenance Tips
Your home’s air conditioner may make some noise while it’s running, and if you’ve had your air conditioner for a while you most likely don’t even notice because you’re used to it. If suddenly you notice a buzzing or rattling… Continue Reading Likely Causes of a Buzzing AC
It’s no surprise as temperatures reach the thirties in Kitchener-Waterloo, that it can be very costly to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer. The best way to ensure you’re getting the best price on your energy bills each… Continue Reading Is Your AC Working Efficiently
If you’re enjoying your cool home in the middle of a hot Canadian summer, it can be a nightmare to discover that your air conditioner has stopped blowing cool air. If your mini-split is not cooling your home properly, before… Continue Reading Why My Mini-Split AC Is Not Cooling
Purchasing a new air conditioner can be a pricey investment for any household, but if you’re in need of a new system, what is there to do? Fortunately, large air conditioning manufacturers like Daikin and Lennox often have rebates available,… Continue Reading Save On A New AC or Heat Pump This Spring
Spring is finally here, and with it comes many wonderful things like warm weather, seasonal activities, and longer days. While Spring can be a lot of fun, responsible homeowners may be thinking about the transition from heating and cooling costs,… Continue Reading How To Save Energy Costs This Spring
With spring finally here many Canadians are looking to breathe new life into their homes after being stuffed up inside all winter. A great way to rejuvenate your space and combat any coming spring allergies is to ensure that your… Continue Reading Spring Indoor Air Quality Tips
HRVs (Heat Recovery Ventilators) and ERVs (Energy Recovery Ventilators) have become a staple in many Canadian homes. They work to pull in fresh air to your house to improve your overall home air quality. A heat exchanger is used to… Continue Reading HRV & ERV Maintenance Tips
Do you have dry skin, frequent congestion, or excessive dust around your home? Improving your indoor air quality this winter could be the solution to all of these problems, and all you need to do it follow these steps!
High-efficiency gas furnaces have intake and exhaust pipes located on the outside of the house. These pipes feed air into the system to allow for combustion and expel any byproducts from the heating process outside. To work safely, furnace pipes… Continue Reading Check Furnace Pipes When it’s Snowing
With the summer heat finally arriving, homeowners are counting on their AC systems to keep them cool and comfortable. Make sure you don’t suffer from a cooling system breakdown during the hottest months of the year by ignoring signs that… Continue Reading Do I Need Air Conditioner Repair?
Changes in the operation or performance of your furnace is an indication that something is not working correctly. The following are common furnace changes that often signal it might be time for furnace replacement.
With the shift towards doing everything online, many people take to the Internet to research furnaces and installation companies before making a final decision. Homeowners also want to be able to compare prices and warranties by obtaining a furnace quote… Continue Reading Can I Get a Furnace Quote Online?
When it comes time for a furnace replacement, it’s important you choose the right product for your home and needs. Selecting the furnace brand is just as important as choosing the right installation company.
The best way to help ensure healthy indoor air is to install a whole home purification system. While there are many different brands to choose from, the Lennox PureAir system is a quality product, at a reasonable price point, and… Continue Reading Concerned About Indoor Air Quality?
Improve Indoor Air Quality with the Right Furnace Filter
Did you know that indoor air quality can be up to 10 times worse than outside? Help keep everyone in your home breathing clean and healthy air by choosing the right furnace filter for your heating system.
Heat pumps are becoming a popular heating and cooling option for Canadians. However, as more people become aware of these powerful systems, there can be some misconceptions that arise—especially concerning their ability to work in cold climates.
Around the holidays, many people pack up and head out to visit family and friends. While you’re away, your house is susceptible to theft or damage. Many homeowners take the important steps to secure their homes before they leave; however,… Continue Reading Winter Vacation Furnace Tips
If you notice any air conditioner leaks, the first course of action is to turn off your unit to prevent further damage to your home and to avoid a safety hazard. Next, call your local heating and cooling specialists to diagnose and fix the problem. Continue Reading Top 3 Reasons for Air Conditioner Leaks
Do you get a pounding headache after spending time in an air-conditioned space? Some people are sensitive to changes in humidity levels and can alleviate headaches by adjusting the thermostat. Other times, air conditioner headaches can signal a more serious problem with your cooling system. If you find that you suffer from headaches instead of being cool and comfortable every time you switch your AC on, schedule a cooling inspection to ensure your unit is running safely and efficiently. Continue Reading Why Do I Get Air Conditioner Headaches?
Your air conditioner condenser is durable and extremely resilient to inclement weather. However, in extreme cases, there are a few preventative measures you should take to ensure the safety of your cooling system. A few minutes of preparing could help protect AC condensers during our turbulent summer storms. Continue Reading Protect AC Condensers During Summer Storms
After the Recent Flood Scare—Ensure You’re Prepared and Protect Your HVAC System
The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) said no major flooding occurred as a result of the recent rainfall, where the Waterloo area saw a month’s worth of rainfall in just a few days. While we were able to get through the severe weather without major damage, we have many summer rainstorms ahead of us and it’s important to prepare your home for emergencies and take steps to protect your HVAC System. Continue Reading After the Recent Flood Scare—Ensure You’re Prepared and Protect Your HVAC System
Summer is quickly approaching and the sun is finally warming up the earth to bring plants, trees and other vegetation back to life. Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, this includes a steady increase of pollen in the air and the blooming of ragweed and more all over southern Ontario. As people who experience the woes of allergy season will tell you, there are a few things you can do around your home in the next few weeks to prepare and try to lessen the impact allergies will have on your life this spring. Continue Reading Prepare Your Home for Allergy Season
It’s never too early to start considering how to prepare your home for seasonal winter storms, especially here in Canada where our winters can be unpredictable. Check out our infographic for a few ways you can get ready for the months ahead. Continue Reading Preparing for Seasonal Winter Storms
Sometimes your air conditioner can experience bad breakdowns when it’s being used for lengthy periods of time, like during this long, hot summer season! One of these major breakdowns is the risk of your air conditioner having low refrigerant.
Your air conditioner needs regular maintenance to ensure it will keep your home cool when it matters most. It’s not just a recommendation– it’s absolutely necessary, because when the hot summer days and sticky summer nights hit, you’re going to want to avoid a night without air conditioning! Continue Reading Spending A Night Without Air Conditioning
Dealing with an air conditioner break down is never easy, especially when you need to figure out if your air conditioner needs replacement. It may seem like a big investment to make, especially if you think you can try to scrape a few more seasons out of your unit. But as time goes by, it’s clear that your air conditioner needs replacement as its effectiveness reduces more and more until it finally stops working. Continue Reading 5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacement
At times, your furnace may be in need of a new filter, a new part, or even replacement. In any case, only licensed professionals should be doing repairs on it, and like any licensed professional, they cost money. So if you are having furnace problems here are 7 things you can do before calling a technician.
So what does MERV stand for anyways? MERV is short for “Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value”. While the air filter is meant to control the amount of unwanted air particles entering your home, the MERV rating on your filter is meant to show you which filter is best fit for your home. Continue Reading What is a MERV Rating?