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Customize your home comfort system – snowmelt systems, in-floor heating, and wine cellar air

  • Posted by admin
  • On August 20, 2015
We’re starting to see comfort customizations in all facets of life. In cars we’ve got heated seats, heated steering wheels and windows, there’s air conditioning in movie theatre seats, even bar patios have custom heating equipment! So, why aren’t you customizing your home to maximize comfort? There are plenty of specialized options available for your […]
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Choosing refrigerant for your air conditioner

  • Posted by admin
  • On August 12, 2015
What is refrigerant? Refrigerant is the liquid inside of your air conditioner that is cycled through the evaporator coil, compressor and condenser to cool and dehumidify the air being pushed into your home. For a long time, close to 100% of residential air conditioners used an R-22 refrigerant. R-22 has started to be phased out […]
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Does rain harm your air conditioner?

  • Posted by admin
  • On July 22, 2015
The outdoor unit of your air conditioner will sometimes be caught operating in some of the ugliest weather of the summer and we understand this could be concerning. After all, at first glance, a large electrical unit and a lot of water usually equal something bad, but not in this case. The truth is that […]
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Ductless vs. Central Air Conditioning

  • Posted by admin
  • On July 15, 2015
Most people can go 10-20 years without replacing their air conditioning system, so it is very easy to get a little behind on what new technology is available. 20 years ago, we lived in a completely different world. Nobody knew what a smartphone was, you had to listen to your modem buzz for five minutes […]
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Don’t forget to switch your humidifier damper to the summer setting

  • Posted by admin
  • On July 8, 2015
Since it’s actually starting to feel like summer, you need to switch your humidifier damper to summer setting. To be clear, there are portable humidifiers and single room humidifiers, which don’t apply in this scenario. This advice only applies to flow-through humidifiers, which are attached directly to your home comfort system. Dehumidification is very important […]
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Rising Ontario energy prices make energy efficiency more important than ever

  • Posted by admin
  • On June 25, 2015
Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important as Ontario energy prices rise. Due to new time-of-use billing from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), energy use from 11:00 am-5:00 pm will cost double that of the energy used from 7:00 pm-7:00 am. According to the OEB news release, prices during peak hours will be 16.1¢/kWh and 8.0¢/kWh […]
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Solutions for uneven heating and cooling

  • Posted by admin
  • On June 17, 2015
Is your room the hottest in the summer and the coldest during the winter? Is one part of your home a different temperature than the other? If a home comfort system is installed properly, there should be an even and consistent temperature and air quality throughout all parts of the house (unless you choose to […]
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Programmable thermostats improve efficiency

  • Posted by admin
  • On June 3, 2015
Efficiency is all about control. In sports, understanding your body and keeping it under control is key to athletic efficiency. In the work place, keeping staff on a schedule and under proper guidance makes for the most efficient business. In all aspects of life efficiency is built on a foundation of control. This is no […]
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