If you want the best of the best, a good SEER rating for your AC is the highest on the market (at time of writing, 23 SEER). But the platinum package, highest efficiency air conditioner isn’t right for everybody. In fact, most families stay comfortable purchasing a mid-SEER unit with a better initial cost to … Continue reading Exactly How Much Will My New AC Cost to Run?
It’s mid-May and Toronto has already seen temperatures above 30 degrees. If your family is like so many others across the city, cutting back on energy use (and those horrendous monthly bills that came from running the air conditioner constantly) is a priority. We spend a lot of time thinking about home comfort (it’s kinda, … Continue reading 13 More Ways to Cool Down Your Home This Summer
How can we conserve energy at home? Most families look for ways to cut back on the daily expenses of home ownership but miss the easiest ways to get the job done. If you are sick of the energy (and by extension, money) waste, these ten tips are a cure for what ails you. Disclaimer: … Continue reading Energy Saving Tips to Help You Cut Back This Spring
You get up in the morning and turn up the heat before going to work and your partner turns it down later in the morning, so the house isn’t being heated while everybody is out at work/school for the day. You get home and turn the heat up again to make the house nice and … Continue reading Your New Thermostat Should be a Smart Thermostat
The big rental companies aren’t telling the truth The big rental companies want you to keep renting your water heater for a good reason – they make a lot of money from it. And they’re in a hurry to discredit local businesses offering an alternative. The capital T Truth is that buying is, in most cases, … Continue reading How the Big Rental Companies are Fooling You
This has been a record setting summer and we’re creeping up on a big one, the most days over 30 degrees in a summer. Yikes! Maybe we’ll beat it, maybe not, but the colder weather will eventually arrive and memories of the sweltering heat won’t keep you warm. Help keep your home consistently comfortable by … Continue reading Ready, Set, Here Comes the Cold!
What do you mean, mini split ductless air conditioning? Most home heating and cooling systems use the same form, where an air conditioner or heat pump outdoors is paired with a heating appliance indoors. The indoor unit circulates air through ducts to every room in the house. But what if you don’t have space for ducts, … Continue reading What is Ductless Air Conditioning? What’s a Mini Split System?
Does the MERV Rating on My Furnace Filter REALLY Matter? Proper air filtration is essential for breathing cleaner indoor air. Mechanical filters are the most common types of filters used in HVAC systems. They are also highly efficient and require minimal maintenance. The most important aspect of these filters is the mechanical efficiency rating value … Continue reading Is the MERV Rating on My Furnace Filter Important?
Should I repair or replace my furnace or air conditioner? Lots of customers ask us because it’s not an easy decision to make. A single repair might save some money, but will this just be the first of many expensive repairs that keep coming? A replacement won’t break down for a long time, but is … Continue reading Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace or Air Conditioner?
Winter is here (mostly, except for these days that slip above freezing), and most homeowners are running into higher energy bills. Higher bills are common in the cold months across the GTA, but they aren’t necessarily inevitable. There’s a lot you can do to decrease the amount spent on keeping the house warm over the next few … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Save Money Heating Your Home