Thermostat Reading the Wrong Temperature?

August 19, 2019

You’re feeling warm, but the thermostat inside your home says the temperature indicates your cooling system is on full blast. Is your thermostat reading the wrong temperature? Is your air conditioning system acting up? Here’s how to figure out what could be going on with your thermostat. How Does a Thermostat Work? Mechanical thermostats communicate with your air conditioning system by means of two bimetallic strips. The metals expand and contract in response to air temperature changes. When they expand, they activate a switch that triggers a flow of current either into your cooling system or into your heating system....

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The Best HVAC System for a Multifamily Home

August 9, 2019

Multifamily homes are impressive from both the inside and the outside. Anyone in the market for a large house with an accompanying rental unit will appreciate multifamily properties. Extra considerations do go into owning a multifamily house. Both heating and cooling the residence, for example, require a hardworking HVAC system. Picking the right HVAC system for a multifamily home is critical. So, how do you choose one? Pondering Centralized vs. Decentralized Units An HVAC system sends hot or cold air into the multifamily unit from a designated location. If you choose a centralized unit, then an HVAC system rests in...

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Which AC System is Best for You?

July 17, 2019

People who move to Oshawa are often surprised by how hot it gets in the summer. They assume that since we’re in Canada, we have no need for air conditioning. But the fact is that our province gets summer temperatures that come close to 30 degrees Celsius. Most folks want air conditioning when it gets that hot. The professionals at are here to help customers choose the best types of AC system for their homes. Central Air A central air conditioning system is the most common type found in modern homes, especially homes that are larger. A central air conditioner...

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3 Reasons to Choose Tankless Water Heaters

July 1, 2019

More and more homeowners are choosing to install tankless water heaters every year. These on-demand heaters instantly warm up the water as it passes through the appliance. The following are three benefits of these heaters that make them so popular with certain homeowners. 1. Tankless Heaters Take Up Less Space Compared to traditional water heaters that can be almost as tall as an adult human, tankless water heaters are small. Some are no larger than a small suitcase and can be installed on a wall next to a sink, bathtub or shower stall. These are called point-of-use heaters. Larger heaters...

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Is Your Old Air Conditioner Costing You More Money Every Month?

June 25, 2019

Every summer you run through the same scenario. Do you replace your old air conditioner or spend one more season making repairs? If it’s getting hotter and more humid in your area, that old air conditioner is probably shortchanging you on comfort. Even an old AC system that’s been maintained properly can’t meet today’s energy standards. Residential cooling systems have changed dramatically over the last decade. New air conditioners are worth the initial investment for many reasons. New Models are More Efficient Major manufacturers have adopted new technologies that dramatically increase the energy efficiency of their products. Compressors more than...

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Careers in the HVAC Industry

June 1, 2019

A career in the HVAC industry continues to be a good option for hardworking people who have an aptitude for mechanical work and want to minimize the cost of education. Many technical colleges today offer degrees in HVAC services that teach you how to repair, maintain, and install heating and cooling equipment. Is a Career in HVAC Right for You? What kind of person excels in the HVAC industry? Here are a few traits that might indicate this career will be a match for you. A good candidate should: Enjoy problem-solving Like working outdoors Desire variety in day-to-day tasks Excel...

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4 Warning Signs You Need AC Repair

May 22, 2019

As the heat of summer begins to set in, your home’s air conditioning system is likely going to be put to work. A faulty system is the last thing anyone wants when outside temperatures soar in the middle of summer. Some signs that your air conditioning system is not performing at its peak can include an insufficient flow of air, high humidity, warm air, and water puddles around the air conditioner. These can all be signs it is time to fix your air conditioning system. 1. Insufficient Airflow A sign that your home’s AC is not performing properly can be...

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Controlling Static Electricity in Your Home

May 2, 2019

understands how annoying it can be when you get shocked as you touch a doorknob or other metal object in your home. Static electricity builds up when free electrons gather on your body as you move over different surfaces. When there is humidity in the air, the moisture will constantly remove these electrons from your body and keep them from building up. In the winter, when the humidity tends to be lower, the electrons don’t get removed by moisture in the air. When you touch a metal surface, they’ll flow off of your body and cause a painful spark. Getting...

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Why Emergency 24/7 Repair Service Matters

April 10, 2019

When you contract with a company to handle the climate comfort systems of your Oshawa home, you expect certain things. You want a company with knowledgeable staff and affordable pricing. You want technicians who are professional and courteous. Another important consideration is whether that company offers 24/7 repair services. When a Repair Is Needed Even with the best maintenance, heating and cooling systems can fail. You may discover that a furnace burner is running constantly or an air conditioner never stops cycling. You may also notice an unexpected increase in your energy bill. Another common sign of a need for...

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How to Make Your Furnace More Efficient

April 1, 2019

Before the cold months arrive, you should take steps to ensure your furnace will operate efficiently throughout the winter. You don’t want to be surprised by a high energy bill. The most important steps you can take are getting an annual tune-up, improving your home’s insulation and changing the air filter periodically. Get an Annual Tune-Up One of the best things you can do is get an annual tune-up. It can save you a lot of money over the years of owning your furnace. A furnace that receives an annual tune-up is likely to last 15-20 years. Those that aren’t...

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