Myth: Bigger is better. It is often assumed that a bigger system will heat and cool a house more effectively because it has more power. This is false. A system that is too big for a home is inefficient because it uses more energy than needed to get the job done. It just doesn’t make … Continue reading Myths Busted: How Does a High Efficiency Furnace Work?
Even though the home energy savings program has been discontinued, there are still ways to reduce your expenses by lowering your energy consumption throughout the year. As the winter cold air sets in you’ll be tempted to turn up the thermostat to keep your home warm. Unfortunately, this often results in higher energy bills. To … Continue reading Savings Beyond the Discontinued Home Energy Saving Program
Having knowledge about carbon monoxide safety is so important. When left unnoticed carbon monoxide is extremely dangerous and can lead to serious injuries and even death. Please keep reading to learn about carbon monoxide and educate yourself on carbon monoxide safety. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. This is … Continue reading Carbon Monoxide Safety
With the feel of fall in the air, it’s time to think about getting your home ready for colder weather. Much of the routine maintenance that needs to be done this time of year will not only help keep you cozy this winter, it will also save money on your heating bill and protect your … Continue reading Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Do you remember what you were doing on August 14, 2003? Well, if you were in Ajax, Oshawa, or Pickering, you were probably trying to stay cool. It was hot and humid with temperatures over 31°C. That is until 4:09pm. That’s when the power went out – literally – for 55 million people across the … Continue reading Remembering the Northeast Blackout of 2003
When it’s absolutely scorching outside, there’s nothing quite like sitting and relaxing in the quiet cool of an air conditioned home. Of course, if your air conditioner makes a terrible racket each time it turns on, it’s a sure sign that air conditioner repairs from Advantage AirTech ClimateCare are needed. After all, air conditioners should … Continue reading Why Are There Strange Noises Coming from Your Air Conditioner?
For over a year it seems, the rising cost of hydro bills has been a hot topic amongst homeowners in Ajax, Pickering, and Oshawa. What’s really difficult to pin down is why that’s the case. It could be due to things like: Aging infrastructure. Debt and/or regulatory service charges. Political policies. Supply and demand. Those … Continue reading Why Are Energy Bills in Ontario So High?
Allergy sufferers in Ajax, Oshawa, and Pickering probably hate this time of year. That’s because pesky and uncomfortable allergens fill the air, such as: Tree pollen. Grass pollen. Ragweed. Pet dander. Dust mites. While it’s impossible to control the air quality outside of your home, you can improve it drastically with indoor air quality products … Continue reading Allergies and Air Purification Systems
Here are some eye-opening Canadian carbon monoxide stats you should be aware of: From 2000-2013, there were 1,125 deaths from CO poisoning (Source: ParachuteCanada) As of October 2014, carbon monoxide alarms are mandatory in all Ontario homes (Source: OAFC) In 2008, 50% of Ontario homes had a working CO detector; today 94% of Ontario homes … Continue reading Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Your Responsibilities as a Homeowner or Commercial Business Owner.
As you create your annual spring cleaning checklist, you’re probably thinking of traditional chores, such as: Washing the windows Decluttering the house, top-to-bottom Storing winter items and pulling out spring/summer items Those are important tasks. So is giving your home heating systems and home cooling systems a thorough cleaning this spring. Here’s what you should … Continue reading Is Your HVAC System on Your Spring Cleaning Job List?