As the weather gets colder, the winter blues make an appearance and our moods shift with the departing warmer days. The cold coaxes many of us to stay inside and lay curled up on the couch with a blanket. Yet, although warmer weather seems distant, and heading out is something you’d rather not do, getting … Continue reading Things to Do This Fall/Winter in Pickering/Oshawa/Ajax
One of the easiest parts of your furnace to maintain is also the one that many homeowners frequently neglect the most. The air filter. In most furnaces, the filter just slides in and out and takes no more than a few seconds to change. However, most furnaces are also out of sight, tucked away in … Continue reading Consequences of Dirty Furnace Filters
Should you repair or replace your furnace? What about your air conditioner and water heater? As a homeowner, you don’t have to understand your entire HVAC system to know whether a replacement is right for you. Instead, use our guide to help you decide! Signs that Something is Wrong with Your HVAC System Common signs … Continue reading Should You Repair or Replace Your Furnace?
Saving energy is increasingly on everyone’s radar. Saving energy impacts the planet positively and reduces annual household energy expenses. Open concept homes help save energy as they are easier to evenly heat and cool. Here are some additional energy saving tips for your open concept home: • Plug electronics into power bars • Use Energy … Continue reading Do High Efficiency Furnaces Run More Often? Energy Saving Tips for Open Concept Homes
Furnaces are subjected to a lot of wear and tear to keep you warm during the cold months! Several factors can cause a furnace to stop working, including dirty filters, frequent cycling and age. If it’s been some time since your last furnace maintenance visit, your appliance is more likely to have these issues. The … Continue reading What Causes a Furnace to Stop Working?
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?
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
“How often should you change your furnace filter?” It’s a question many Ajax, Oshawa, and Pickering homeowners (plus, those in Whitby, Bowmanville and Port Perry too) ask the team at Advantage Airtech ClimateCare. Here’s the short answer: Your furnace filter should be inspected monthly and changed every 3 to 6 months (depending on how dirty … Continue reading How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?
The end-of-summer, early fall hot weather is probably delaying you from using your furnace. Eventually, though, you will need to turn it on. When you do, you expect it to run efficiently and quietly. On the other hand, if there are some odd noises coming from it, it’s a sure sign that it’s due for … Continue reading Is Your Furnace Making Strange Sounds? Here’s What They Mean
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.