An Introduction to Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

Ductless HVAC installations have increased rapidly over the years within both residential and commercial properties. Ductless HVAC units (also known as ductless mini-split heat pumps) are a relatively new alternative to the typical heating and cooling systems you might already be familiar with. This blog post will provide you with an introduction to ductless heating and…

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An HVAC Checklist When Buying An Older Home

A house is one of the most important purchases you can make in your life! Older homes are great because they are filled with character and memories left by previous owners, however, older homes that are not recently renovated can also come with some baggage. This could mean aging or worn-out HVAC equipment that can cost…

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Tips To Lower Your Energy Bill This Summer 

It’s that time of year again! The Ontario heat is back and although you may not realize all the work your AC unit is taking on to keep your home cool, your energy bill might!  As outdoor temperatures rise, it puts pressure on your air conditioner to effectively cool the home. The harder your unit…

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Reasons To Cover Your AC Unit In The Off-Season

One of the common questions we get asked is “Do I actually need to cover my air conditioner in the fall/winter?”. The short answer is Yes! Covering your AC unit is very important because it is an act of maintenance and protects your unit from seasonal elements!  To learn more about this topic look no…

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How often should I clean my air conditioner?

This all depends on where your AC is located. Beside a farmer’s field or in a sheltered corner of your backyard? Intervals differ – but the short answer is: Yes! The metal (preferably aluminum) ‘condenser’ coil on your air conditioner is there to get rid of heat. Aluminum is more resistant to corrosion than copper…

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What thermostat is best?

There are so many options on the market when it comes to thermostats. Wi-fi is definitely recommended as it gives you remote control of the temperatures and air quality in your home. Some wi-fi stats (ie. Trane XL850) are ‘Communicating’; meaning that they can provide data to your hvac contractor in the event of a…

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My house isn’t cooling properly, what’s wrong?

The number one reason for service calls in the summertime: Dirty Filters! Make sure that your filter is clean. Some homes require a filter change every month while others only need a new filter every 6 months. Many filters are too restrictive and cause great strain on residential heating and cooling systems. If you hear…

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What are the advantages of Variable Speed Air Conditioners?

Variable speed cooling provides maximum comfort for your home. It is a technology that has been available for sometime, but in the last 5 years has been truly embraced by HVAC manufacturers. In time, all air conditioners will become variable speed, allowing them to match cooling loads precisely. Like a modulating furnace, or the inverter…

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