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  Due to the extreme cold weather across Canada this past winter, your furnace likely got quite a workout trying to keep your home warm. As your thoughts now turn to sunshine, beaches and cottage weekends, it’s time to take steps to properly shut down your furnace for the spring and summer months.   Change the […] Read More

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  For homeowners that are planning on buying or renting a new HVAC system this year, it’s important to learn as much as possible about the different options available. In fact, there are certain secrets within the HVAC industry that could cost you thousands of dollars when choosing a new furnace or air conditioner. Being […] Read More

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  For many homeowners, heating and cooling make up the largest portion of their monthly energy bill. A programmable thermostat allows the user to set up a schedule of temperature settings that take effect at different times of the day. These devices often allow different schedules to be used for weekdays and weekends and some […] Read More

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  With the official beginning of spring only a day away, now is the time to start thinking about maintenance for your air conditioning system. Although the outside temperature can often be just right during this time of year, having your unit maintained in advance of the summer months is the best way to make […] Read More

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  While the turning of the season is surely welcome news to many Canadian homeowners, it’s also the time of year make sure your HVAC system is prepared to switch over to cooling mode for the coming months. Adding several small HVAC maintenance items to your spring cleaning list can go a long way to […] Read More

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  While it’s often said that dirt is cheap, homeowners that don’t properly maintain their air conditioning system’s condenser coil might know otherwise. Condenser coils are one of the main components of your HVAC system. Your AC unit’s condenser coil is used to release the heat created by your compressor outside, so that the refrigerant […] Read More

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  Poor indoor air quality can be concerning throughout the year, as the Canadian Lung Association estimates that the average Canadian spends up to 90 percent of their time indoors. This problem is amplified during the winter months, as people tend to spend a great deal of time taking shelter from the cold weather in […] Read More

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For home owners looking to install a new furnace, the more you know, the better. For starters, there are three main types of furnaces:   Single-stage furnaces have one flame setting. When they turn on, they operate at the highest flame setting. Double-stage furnaces have two flame settings: high and low. Modulating furnaces have incremental […] Read More

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  While most new homes are built to be airtight for more efficiency in heating and cooling, poor indoor air quality can be a side effect. Our weather - cold winters, hot summers - means we have to keep windows and doors closed throughout most of the year.  As such, typical pollutants like dust, dust mites, […] Read More

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  Faults in home electricity can lead to house fires. Understanding which problems should be looked at by an electrician can not only save you money on your insurance and deductible - it can also save your life.   To avoid a potentially catastrophic situation, we have pulled together a list of the five common […] Read More

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