There are many air conditioner myths floating around and it can be difficult to separate what’s fact from fiction. From how you set your thermostat to getting the biggest unit available to cool your home, there’s enough misinformation out there to make you second guess how to get the most out of your air conditioner. … Continue reading Air Conditioning Facts and Myths
Air conditioners are an incredible invention that are vital to staying cool and comfortable come summertime. But like any machine, they can break down and create some very odd sounds, such as a pulsating noise. The main thing to do when this happens is to contact a technician to come investigate the cause. A noise … Continue reading What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Makes Noises
How long will a quality air conditioner last? How about a cheap one? We’ll walk you through the average life cycle of an air conditioner and what you can expect. If you’re wondering how long air conditioners last, central air conditioner life expectancy varies greatly by brand. A cheap air conditioner might last six years … Continue reading What is the Life Expectancy of a Central Air Conditioner
Your furnace is integral to your home. What happens if it breaks? What causes a furnace to stop working? We’ll explain the most likely answers to these questions (and what you can do about the problem) below. Why is There Water Coming out of My Furnace? There could be a few reasons, depending on … Continue reading What Causes a Furnace to Stop Working? Learn How to Fix Common Furnace Issues
Open concept homes are highly sought after in today’s market. They add more space and light to your home and eliminate feelings of being cramped. A drawback to having so much open space, however, is trying to keep your home warm. Even more so in the winter time. Let’s look at the benefits of high … Continue reading Do High Efficiency Furnaces Run More Often?
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.