The Myths and Facts About Your Furnace in Winter

Even though autumn just started, it feels like winter is right around the corner here at Air Treatment ClimateCare. Over the years,  the same winter furnace myths keep coming back to haunt us: Close vents to save energy Crank the furnace up high to heat your home faster Leave the thermostat at a single temperature … Continue reading The Myths and Facts About Your Furnace in Winter

Exactly How Much Will My New AC Cost to Run?

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?

13 More Ways to Cool Down Your Home This Summer

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 the Big Rental Companies are Fooling You

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

What is Ductless Air Conditioning? What’s a Mini Split System?

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?

Is the MERV Rating on My Furnace Filter Important?

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?

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?