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5 Easy Energy Saving Tips for Summer

With Canadian summers feeling hotter each year, it can be tempting to run the air conditioner (AC) 24/7 and risk skyrocketing energy bills. Never fear – with these five energy-saving tips, you can stay cool and save money this summer! 1. Schedule AC Maintenance Invest in seasonal maintenance to ensure your AC is running efficiently. A qualified professional can check that your AC is working correctly and isn’t working harder than it needs to be. To get your central AC … Continued

How to Get Your Central Air Conditioning Ready for Summer

As the weather warms up, ensure your air conditioner (AC) is in good working condition. While you could arrange professional maintenance, there are several things you can do before calling the experts. Once you have turned off the power to the AC, follow these steps to prepare your central air conditioning for summer and avoid getting caught off guard: 1. Clean or Replace the Air Filters Dirty and clogged air filters can restrict airflow, making the AC work harder to … Continued

6 Signs Your AC is on its Last Leg

If you feel that your air conditioner (AC) is on the way out, we have identified several signs that can help confirm your theory. The better news is that we can help provide a solution. Here are the six common signs that your AC needs replacement or repair: 1. Runs Continuously An aging AC unit may run continuously if it can no longer keep up with your home cooling needs. Some of the common causes other than age are a … Continued

Prevent Costly Repairs with These 5 Monthly HVAC Maintenance Tips

Your HVAC system works around the clock to keep your home and family comfortable throughout the year. Therefore, it pays to stay on top of monthly maintenance to help keep your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently. Help prevent costly repairs with these five monthly maintenance tips that take minimal time and effort:  1. Take Note of Changes Regularly check your HVAC system for changes in the thermostat, performance and airflow. Pay particular attention to strange noises. If you notice … Continued

4 Benefits of Replacing Your Furnace and AC Together

Households rely heavily on their heating and cooling systems to keep them comfortable year-round. If your furnace or air conditioner suddenly stops working, replacing both systems at the same time can save you money. Here are four advantages to installing a new furnace and AC unit together:  1. Improved Performance Mixing old and new technology can decrease the performance of your HVAC system. Replacing individual components will therefore harm your heating and cooling efficiency. Instead, replace your furnace and AC … Continued

What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat to in Winter?

Stop playing with the thermostat this winter season. We have the magic number that will help keep you comfortable at home during the cold winter months and save you money in the process, along with some money-saving tips.  The Ideal Temperature While it’s tempting to turn up the heat on chilly days, constantly changing the temperature of your thermostat can cause your energy bills to skyrocket. The ideal thermostat temperature for comfort and energy efficiency in winter is 20°C (68°F). … Continued

How does an HVAC system work?

HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning systems) work hard to keep Canadians comfortable at home year-round by moving air around your house. However, many homeowners don’t know how they work. Having a basic understanding of your HVAC system can help you identify any issues and know when to call an expert. While HVAC systems can be built differently, they all have several components in common.   1. Thermostat  If you’re familiar with one HVAC component, it will likely be the … Continued

5 Steps to Replace Your Home Air Filter

If spring cleaning is a rite of passage in your home, you probably have a set routine for what gets cleaned and what doesn’t. One item that may not be on your list is your heating and cooling system’s air filter. Generally out of sight and out of mind, your HVAC system’s air filter provides two important benefits: It helps keep the air in your home a little cleaner, reducing the buildup of dust on furniture, and enabling you to … Continued

Why it’s Important to Change Your HVAC Filter 

The most significant source of HVAC system failure can be attributed to clogged air filters, which is why it’s essential to change or clean it regularly, not just when your AC performance is affected.  There can be some significant consequences if you don’t change your HVAC filters, so here are a couple of reasons why you should stay on top of it.  System Failure System complications or failure can occur when your air filters are clogged. As air flows into … Continued

All About Air Filters

Your central AC system keeps you cool and comfortable every summer by moving a lot of air, both inside and outside your home and air conditioner maintenance is important. Inside your home, there is an air handler unit that draws indoor air across the evaporator coil where the heat and moisture is extracted, leaving the indoor air cooler and more comfortable. At the same time, the cool air is re-circulated back to your home. Your air conditioner system’s air filter … Continued

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