Is your hot water heater approaching the end of its working life? When it comes time to decide on a replacement, you’ve got two choices: TANKED WATER HEATERS: The same design you currently have is, essentially, the same design your parents and grandparents had. Newer models are more energy efficient. TANKLESS WATER HEATERS: The next … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why More Ottawa Familes Are Choosing Tankless Water Heaters
As a responsible homeowner, you know that air filtration is an important part of your home heating and home cooling systems. That’s because your air filter is responsible for keeping harmful pollutants from entering your home (and your lungs), such as: Dirt. Dust. Debris. Insect waste. So you do your best to maintain a clean … Continue reading What Makes HEPA Filters So Effective?
Now that winter’s just about over here at Anchor ClimateCare, your thoughts can turn towards spring cleaning and getting your home ready for the warmer weather ahead. As you organize your garage, clean your windows, and declutter the house, don’t forget to give your air conditioner a springtime check-up too. Just because you didn’t use … Continue reading Spring Cleaning for Your Air Conditioner System
Welcome to 2018. The entire team at Anchor ClimateCare wishes you a very Happy New Year. January in central Ottawa and Embrun means freezing temperatures. It also means your furnace is working overtime to keep you warm. As your home heating system is running, you might hear the following noises: Abrasive scraping sounds. Suddenly loud … Continue reading 3 Strange Sounds Coming From Your Furnace (and What They Mean)
It seems that every home in Ottawa or Embrun – no matter the age, size, or configuration – has certain “cold spots” which become downright freezing once winter hits. Although you’ve got your furnace cranked, these frigid little pockets still remain. It could be in an unused bedroom. Or perhaps a corner of the family … Continue reading Got “Cold Spots” In Your Home? Here’s How to Warm Them Up.
Here in Ottawa and at Anchor ClimateCare, the weather is starting to turn a little bit. However, it isn’t so drastic that you’re thinking about cranking up the furnace. After all, the really cold weather won’t be here for a while. Even though winter doesn’t officially start for a while (Thursday, December 21), you just … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Book Fall Furnace Maintenance
New air conditioners are quieter than old air conditioners. The sound dampening tech built into modern air conditioners keeps the sound around the same level as a conversation between two people. Interested in our best specials? Click here. When your air conditioner starts banging or clicking or making some other sort of unusual noise, you … Continue reading My Air Conditioner is Making a Strange Noise. Help!
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