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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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It seems that the predictions were correct and that this winter is definitely a cold and snowy one. So with the likelihood of a few snow days in your future, you’re probably thinking about some suitable snow day activities to keep your family occupied. Whether a snow day makes you want to bundle up and […] Read More

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Winter is here and it’s definitely going to be a cold one. So, the last thing you want is to have your furnace break down during the time you need it most. Whether you live alone or have a family with young children to care for, you’ll need to ensure that your home stays comfortably […] Read More

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Whether due to wind, ice or any other of the challenges brought on by winter, for many Canadians, it’s almost inevitable that a power outage will be experienced at least once during this season. Oftentimes, it’s for only a moment or two, but on the occasion, like during Ontario’s ice storm last year, the power […] Read More

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Upgrading your furnace

Upgrading your furnace involves a hefty financial commitment, and many homeowners put it off until it has a catastrophic breakdown, usually when they need it the most. However, planning its replacement ahead of time avoids the discomfort of a cold house and a quick decision. When making this decision there are four things to consider […] Read More

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Has Your Furnace Stopped Working? Here's What to do Next.   You’re wearing your warmest socks, your scarf is tightly wrapped and there’s a definite chill in the air. Unfortunately, you aren’t outside, but rather standing in your home, shivering because your furnace has stopped working! The question is, what should you do next?   […] Read More

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Nothing is more important to the comfort of your home than your HVAC system. The long cold Canadian winter requires a furnace that is in peak operating condition and proper maintenance will help ensure that you do not experience a breakdown when the temperature dips below freezing. A professional tune up will also help extend the […] Read More

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How HVAC Zoning Works

How HVAC Zoning Works   One all too common complaint that many homeowners have about their home heating and cooling is that one area tends to be too cold, while the other is simply stifling. If you have experienced uneven heating and cooling in your home, then you know just how frustrating it can be. […] Read More

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The ABCs of Energy Saving

The ABCs of Energy Saving   It’s never too early to teach children about saving energy at home. In fact, starting them out young is a great way to ensure that certain energy saving measures become lifelong habits. These days, when energy costs seem to be reaching staggering heights, complete household cooperation is the best […] Read More

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Can Wood Stoves and HVAC Work Together   Wood stoves seem to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance these days. Some people view them as a cheaper, more environmentally friendly way to keep a house warm. However the question lies in how to use them as an efficient heat source throughout the whole home […] Read More

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