Heat Pump Vs. A.C. Which is Better for My Climate?

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One size does not fit all when it comes to many things and that includes your heating and cooling equipment. Ensuring your home is comfortable is not an easy task when it comes to selecting the right equipment. So, which do you choose? A heat pump or an air conditioner? Which one will work better depends on the climate you …

What is an HRV? What is an ERV? And Which One Do I Need?

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Necessity and cost savings are the mother of invention, or something like that. New construction, in an attempt to prevent drafts, uses materials and techniques that have created a virtually impermeable structure. Homes nowadays are so closed off, in fact, that the outdoor air movement that equalized the air pressure within and without has been cut off. That includes the …

How to Heat a Cold Basement

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Basements are a fantastic additional space in a home. They’re perfect for extra storage, creating a family area, even extra bedrooms. One thing many basements have in common though, is that they’re often chilly. Why are basements naturally cold and how can you heat a chilly basement? It’s actually quite simple. Why is the Basement Cold? Basements are naturally colder. …

How to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

How To Prepare Your Furnace For Winter

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We’ve been incredibly lucky and the weather hasn’t been too chilly yet, however, they’re always saying that Winter Is Coming. That couldn’t be more true in North America. That being said, it’s time to ensure that your furnace is ready to ensure your comfort for the chilly months ahead. Remember to do this a few weeks before winter sets in. …

How to set your thermostat in cold months to acheive maximum comfort

Setting Your Thermostat In Colder Months

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Whether you are an experienced homeowner who is disappointed in the latest heating bill or a new homeowner stunned by the actual costs of running a household, one thing is certain. You need to find the best settings for your thermostat for maximum savings and comfort. Setting your thermostat in colder months is a huge way to boost your comfort …

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Calling your HVAC Professional For A Tune-up

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You may not think about it but your heating and cooling equipment are integral to the comfort you enjoy in your home. Whether your furnace or AC are making a strange noise, or it’s time for an inspection here is what you can expect when calling your HVAC professional for a tune-up. Ask Yourself If you notice that things at …

AC Covers And Why You Want To Consider One

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Part of regular home maintenance is getting the outside of your house ready for cooler weather. Covering the air conditioner should be one of those chores. This is why you should have a Napoleon Air Conditioner Cover for covering your outdoor units in the winter. Why You Should Consider A Napoleon Air Conditioner Cover Though your Napoleon air conditioner – …

How To Use Your Thermostat For Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling

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Heating and cooling bills have skyrocketed as of late but we can show you how to use your thermostat to make your home more energy efficient and save you money. First, let us put a fallacy to rest. Contrary to popular belief furnaces and air conditioners do not ease off the gas pedal (so to speak), as they get closer …

How to protect your HVAC in extreme weather

Protecting Your HVAC During Extreme Weather

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Summer is finally here, but with that comes summer storms. Protecting your HVAC during extreme weather like a summer storm or a hurricane can be as simple as taking precautions. Knowing how and when to protect your HVAC systems in bad weather is integral to keeping your heating and cooling systems in efficient working order for many years to come. …