Summer has pretty much come and gone here in Pickering and soon, we’ll be headlong into autumn. While the temperatures are dropping slightly, there may be a few days here and there where it gets warm enough to turn on the air conditioner in your home. So it may be hard to think about the … Continue reading It’s Hard to Think About the Cold. But Now’s the Perfect Time to Book Your Furnace Tune-Up. Here’s Why.
Are you the kind of person who wants the best of the best? The SEER rating on your AC is should be 23 (the highest available at time of writing). But the diamond package, highest efficiency air conditioner isn’t right for everyone. Most families are more comfortable purchasing a mid-seer unit with a more manageable initial-cost … Continue reading How to Know Exactly What Your New AC Will Cost to Run.
It’s hot out there. Luckily, you’re comfortable inside with the air conditioner keeping that muggy awfulness at bay. It would be a terrible shame if your air conditioner were to shut down unexpectedly! It really would. We aren’t cartoon villains here. But sometimes luck conspires against you, and the air conditioner you trust to keep … Continue reading Common AC Problems Ajax Homeowners Might Encounter
What if we told you it’s possible to spend less money on your bills this summer without sacrificing any of the convenience you enjoy? Most of our household bills come from just a couple places in the summer, and it doesn’t take a lot of work to slash those bills to pieces. Follow these tips … Continue reading Some Simple Ways to Save Energy This Summer
You can find the practical tips anywhere online: Close your blinds or drapes during the day. Don’t use the oven during the day. Run the dishwasher at night. Plant trees on the most sun-exposed exterior walls of your home. Run the ceiling fans counterclockwise. Stay perfectly still all the time. But what most businesses don’t … Continue reading How to Save on Air Conditioning in Ajax and Oshawa
It’s only mid April but we’ve already had some nice warm days. That might signal some serious heat coming our way this summer If your family is like so many others east of Toronto, cutting back on energy use (and those horrendous monthly bills that came from running the air conditioner constantly) is a priority. We … Continue reading A Baker’s Dozen Ways to Keep Cool at Home this Summer
If your rental water heater is more than 8 years old, it probably works harder and wastes more energy than any other appliances in the house. That puts it at an elevated risk of breaking down, and nobody looks forward to a cold shower on a winter morning. We recommend buying a new water heater … Continue reading My Rental Water Tank is Getting Old | Is it Time for a Water Heater Replacement?
If your family is like so many others east of Toronto, you’ve noticed some kinks in your heating and cooling system with the crazy temperature swings the region is experiencing. You turn down the furnace and some areas in the house are noticeably warmer than others. You expect your entire home to be comfortable, but over time … Continue reading How to Keep the Temperature Even Through Your House
Your old wood burning fireplace is charming, but there’s a point when 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 the fire. Cleaning up the ash and charred remains of … Continue reading How We Replace Your Old Wood Burning Fireplace
Our customers in Ajax are always asking how to save money on heating, and we have a handful of tips for both short and long term savings. Incremental savings add up. If you can save $50 a year by making small lifestyle changes, and you can make 5 or 10 changes, that’s a decent chunk … Continue reading How to Save Money on Heating | 4 Easy Ways to Spend Less on Heating in Ajax