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?
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?
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?!
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?
Discover how geothermal heating in Ontario works Are you interested in saving a ton of money on your energy bill? What would you think if we told you that you can invest in a heating system that will eventually pay for itself? Hopefully, you’d jump for a signup sheet. Geothermal heating in Ontario should not … Continue reading How geothermal heating works
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
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
Why do Air Conditioners Freeze? Get Immediate Attention if They Freeze Up If it’s the middle of summer and your air conditioner freezes up with its coils covered in ice, turn the unit off. The next step is to call your local ClimateCare member for a service call to diagnose the problem. It may be … Continue reading Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze
Wondering When to Replace Water Heater? Ask ClimateCare for an Evaluation! Your water heater may get more work than any other home appliance. If it goes on the blink, it’s almost as bad as losing heat on a cold winter night. The best solution is to replace your water heater when it’s no longer in … Continue reading When to Replace Water Heater
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?