Monday, 28 April 2014

When Should You Let Your Furnace Go?

The furnace is a great invention that allows people to live in a city as frigid as Toronto. A good thing; summer temperatures barely hit double digits in April, and the highest average temperature the city experiences is 26 degrees Celsius during the summer. These conditions only mean that the typical household’s furnace will keep on running for almost the entire year.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Advantages of Using an Oil Furnace

It is no secret that Toronto is a rather cold place for most of the year; indeed, it’s one of the things that comes with living in the Great White North. Fortunately, homeowners have a variety of heating options to choose from, namely furnaces, boilers, etc.

Despite this variety of choices, many people prefer to have an oil furnace in their homes, and it isn’t very hard to see why. Some of the advantages of oil furnaces include:

Monday, 21 April 2014

Identifying the Common Problems Plaguing Your Heating System

Your heating system keeps you warm during cold nights. You usually don’t give it much thought when you turn up the thermostat. You only really notice it when they break down and you’re shivering under your blanket.

Before you call the repairman, see if you can find out what’s wrong with it first. Here are several common problems that crop up with a residential heating system:

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Tips on Choosing an Air Conditioning Service

There are simple fact checks you should do before selecting a reputable HVAC contractor. You want to make sure that the prospective contractor is trustworthy and worth being paid every penny. Here are some questions you could ask your prospective contractors before choosing one.
Does the contractor have proper documentation? Check if the prospective contractor has all the necessary documents, including licenses, government certifications, and insurance policies (if any), before going any further. You wouldn’t want to invest in an illegally operated HVAC company, would you?

Sunday, 13 April 2014

How to Keep your Furnace from Breaking Down

Your home’s furnace does an exhaustive job of keeping your family warm all night and all day, so it should be perfectly understandable that, if left unattended for long periods, it could get worn out. As a precautionary measure though, there are a few things that you can do to ensure the longevity of your furnace.

Cleaning Filters

It might not be much to think about at first glance, but a dirty air furnace isn’t just a filthy thing to have in your house; it can also cause all sorts of performance or air quality problems for your heater. This is why it’s always important to clean or change your filters whenever necessary (whichever one is best based on manufacturer instructions).

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Common Issues to Watch Out for in Your AC

Spring has just started, but the first signs of summer can already be felt in some parts of the country due to climate change. This signals the need for you to crank up your air conditioning unit as temperatures start to rise. Here are some common AC maintenance issues you should watch out for and promptly address.

Low Refrigerant Levels

The refrigerant is responsible for absorbing heat from the air going out of your AC into your home. The logic is simple: If your AC is low on refrigerant, it won’t produce enough cool air. If your home remains warm even when the AC is on full blast, consider checking the amount of refrigerant and refilling the unit when necessary.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Safety in Air Conditioning Installation

Air conditioning installation requires wires and tubes and to be properly connected and for the unit to be correctly positioned to ensure efficient cooling. The wire connections may be different from that of other appliances in the house depending on the AC unit size and model. The electricity involved may be a lot greater, and therefore installation may pose some safety risks.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Why it’s Best to Have a Ductless Air Conditioner

Do you want to stay cool and comfortable on extremely hot days and not have to worry about the high power costs that usually come with the deal? Then you might want to replace your current air conditioning (AC) system with a ductless air conditioner from Toronto. This is simply the best heating and cooling system that you’ll ever have for your home.