Think about all the things around your home you maintain on a regular basis: Your car (oil changes, tire rotations, etc.) Your lawn (cutting grass, pulling weeds, etc.) Your driveway (sealing it, washing it, etc.) Yourself (exercising, eating right, etc.) It’s definitely smart to take care of those things. What about your furnace, though? For … Continue reading Don’t Have a Furnace Maintenance Plan? Here’s Why You Should.
Pretty soon, you’ll be turning on your furnace in preparation for fall and winter. When you do, there are three distinct sounds you don’t want to hear coming from your furnace anytime – day or night: 1. Scrapes or scratches 2. Bangs or pops 3. Squeals or whines If you do hear … Continue reading Sounds You Don’t Want to Hear From Your Furnace
It’s hot, and the air conditioner is the only thing keeping you sane. Sweating and slogging around the humid house isn’t a great way to spend the weekend. If you want to spend less on your monthly air conditioning bill, you don’t have to turn off the AC entirely. Instead, find ways to get more … Continue reading Can You Cut Your Air Conditioning Expenses Without Cutting Comfort?
It’s mid-May and Guelph 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
Your old wood burning fireplace is charming, but there’s a point in your life when you might start losing interest in it. The hassle becomes more trouble than it’s worth: Ordering, unloading, splitting and storing wood. Buying stacks of kindling. Storing piles of newspaper. Carrying logs in a few at a time. Building and tending … Continue reading This is How Easy Replacing Your Old Wood Burning Fireplace Is
If you’re like most homeowners in our service area (from Guelph to Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge), you rent your water heater. When you rented an apartment, you rented a water heater. Your parents probably rented a water heater in the home you grew up in, even though they owned the house. It’s what most of your … Continue reading Why Renting Your Hot Water Tank is Becoming Less Common
How the big rental companies mislead you about your water heater. The big rental companies want you to stick with your water heater rental for a good reason. They make a lot of money from it, and they’re in a hurry to discredit local businesses, like us, offering alternatives. Before you take the big rental … Continue reading The Big Rental Companies Aren’t Telling the Truth
We get a lot of the same questions from homeowners all over the Guelph area, 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 you’ll be happy … Continue reading Is Furnace Cleaning Necessary? And Other Furnace Questions
How you can spend less on your bills every month We’re going to get right into it. Here are 6 ways to spend less on the various forms of energy we pay for as homeowners. Get yourself in hot water. Water heaters account for almost 20% of your total energy bill every month, so there’s a … Continue reading 6 Easy Ways to Spend Less on Utilities Every Month
Your Furnace Filter and the MERV Rating 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 value (MERV). Although it’s … Continue reading What Does the MERV Rating Measure?