It’s mid-May and Ottawa 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, you … Continue reading 13 More Ways to Cool Down Your Home This Summer
Do you have humidifiers at home? Some families leave space for a humidifier in every room. Sometime in November they bring the humidifier squad out of storage and leave one humidifier on the bedside table in each bedroom, filling and turning them on every night. It eats up a lot of time and leaves the … Continue reading Why Families in Ottawa are Upgrading to Whole House Humidifiers
You get up in the morning and turn up the heat before going to work and your partner turns it down later in the morning so the house isn’t being heated while everybody is out at work/school for the day. You get home and turn the heat up again to make the house comfortable for … Continue reading When You Buy a New Thermostat, Make it a Smart Thermostat
5 Ways to Balance the Temperature Around Your House If your family is like so many others in Ottawa, this is the time of year you start to notice some of the kinks in your home comfort system. You’ve started running the furnace and some areas in the house are noticeably cooler than others. You … Continue reading The Easiest Ways to Keep Your Home Warm for Less $$$
We get a lot of the same questions from families all over Ottawa and the greater region, and we want everybody to feel comfortable in their knowledge of home comfort appliances before buying any equipment or signing up for ongoing service. When you learn more about the HVAC equipment and service we provide, we’re certain … Continue reading Should I Leave the Furnace Fan On? And Other Important Furnace Questions
How you can spend less on your bills every month Here are 6 ways to spend less on the various forms of energy we use to keep our homes comfortable. Manage your hot water 20% of your total energy bill every month comes from the water heater. So it stands, the less heat you waste, the more … Continue reading Slash the Coast of Monthly Utilities
My furnace air filter has a MERV rating, what is it? 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 … Continue reading What Does the MERV Rating Mean?
It’s not an easy decision to make, whether you should or should not replace your furnace or AC when things start to look rough. 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?
Winter air is so, so dry, and a whole house humidifier is the best way to keep that dryness from ruining your winter cheer. Humidity in the air inside your home matters more than many homeowners know. It’s not just a comfort thing. It’s also a quality of life thing. Here are 8 ways a humidifier … Continue reading 8 Ways a Humidifier Makes Canadian Winters Better
How long does a water tank last? Yours might already be past its prime and well on the way to retirement! Maybe the right time was 2 years ago. It’s not hard to tell, though. You can self diagnose the health level of your water heater in just a few quick steps by observing some … Continue reading When Should I Replace My Water Tank?