How do energy efficiency ratings work for furnaces?

You may have heard of energy efficient furnaces, and you’re looking to save on your heating bills. However, you’re not sure what the energy efficiency rating is and what it means for you. Here’s a general explanation of what energy efficient furnaces are and how they can work for you. The ENERGY STAR Rating The … Continue reading How do energy efficiency ratings work for furnaces?

Does my gas fireplace need maintenance?

Anyone who has lived through a cold Ontario winter can appreciate the homey warmth and comfort provided by a gas fireplace. In addition to being a clean, efficient and economical way to boost your home’s main heat source, a gas fireplace requires far less attention and effort than a wood-fueled fireplace. However, it’s important to … Continue reading Does my gas fireplace need maintenance?

Cold Basement, Warm Upstairs – WHY?!

Heat rises, right? Not necessarily so. In fact, thermodynamic laws simply show that heat moves from higher-temperature to lower-temperature environments. In large part, though, the old physics class credo does hold true. It may not have been too interesting at age 11, but its implications become far more important when we grow up, become homeowners … Continue reading Cold Basement, Warm Upstairs – WHY?!

What maintenance can I perform myself on my air conditioner?

The HVAC unit in your home is a vital piece of equipment that you depend upon throughout the year to stay warm or cool.  Without proper AC maintenance, your HVAC system can encounter problems.  Here are some steps you can take as a homeowner to ensure your AC unit functions properly. Outdoor AC Maintenance Start the self-maintenance process … Continue reading What maintenance can I perform myself on my air conditioner?

What we look at when we assess the condition of your air conditioner

At first glance, it may look bleak: you know you’re going to need either an AC repair or a new air conditioner. But you’re no air conditioning expert, and you want to make an informed decision. When you reach out to the air conditioning experts at ClimateCare, the situation is worth a second look. We’ll … Continue reading What we look at when we assess the condition of your air conditioner

What we look at when we assess your furnace

Getting your furnace regularly inspected is the key to keeping it operating safely and efficiently throughout the winter. An efficient furnace not only runs less frequently, it also uses less energy so your utility bills stay under control. Most people only think about their furnace when something goes wrong. Professional technicians work with heating systems … Continue reading What we look at when we assess your furnace

What is a heat pump and how does it work?

How Does a Heat Pump Work? What is a heat pump? How does it work? And what can it do to make your Ontario home energy-efficient and comfortable year round? Learning a little about how a heat pump works and then contacting your local ClimateCare member for more information could save you thousands.  Heat pumps Most … Continue reading What is a heat pump and how does it work?