Investing in an environmentally friendly heating system is a smart move for yourself and the environment. You use less energy, reducing your impact on the environment. In turn, you save on your monthly utility bills, all without sacrificing comfort. However, an energy-efficient furnace or heat pump is only half of the story. You can save … Continue reading Environmentally Friendly Heating Systems
It is a common misconception that your gas furnace will work even without electricity. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The circuit boards, blower motors, relays and thermostat all require a supply of electricity to operate. This means that if you are subjected to a blackout, you cannot rely on your gas heater to keep … Continue reading Will Your Gas Furnace Work During a Blackout?
Those who are mechanically-minded might want to try to fix their furnace themselves, especially if they’ve developed a problem that is quite common. But, the common furnace issues we outline here shouldn’t be fixed by amateurs. Without professional knowledge, you will not be able to resolve these issues. What’s worse, you may actually make things … Continue reading Water Coming Out of Your Furnace & Other Furnace Issues You Shouldn’t Fix Yourself
Carbon Monoxide versus Carbon Dioxide Many people confuse carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) even though they are VERY different substances. Both CO and CO2 are colourless and odourless gases. One of the main differences is that CO2 is a common and naturally occurring gas that is required for all plant, animal and human … Continue reading Be Safe: All You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide
You may have heard someone rave about Kingsman or Continental zero clearance fireplaces. The reason these fireplaces are loved by homeowners and professionals alike is simple: they have the room to add beautiful, realistic ceramic logs, without taking up any of your precious floor space. Does that sound like the right fireplace for you? Let’s … Continue reading Zero Clearance Fireplaces are a Smart Choice. Here’s Why
How often should you do furnace maintenance? Twice yearly: Firstly, do it in the fall before the cold weather hits. Cleaning or changing the filter and inspecting the pilot light will help get your furnace ready for the winter. Secondly, do it again in spring, when you no longer need it for the year. This … Continue reading How Often Should You Do Furnace Maintenance?
For homeowners looking to install a fireplace to augment their home’s heating system, it usually boils down to the following choices: The classic ambiance of a wood burning fireplace. The ease and convenience of a gas fireplace. Now, both options are very appealing and attractive. You really can’t go wrong with either. However, in addition … Continue reading 7 Advantages Gas Fireplaces Have Over Wood (Infographic)
Chances are, you rent your water heater because, well, that’s what you’ve always done. But in 2018, should you keep renting? Think about it: Every single month, you’re paying contract fees to a hot water company. Sometimes, those fees go up. Usually, without any warning. There’s no real end-date to your contract or payments. More … Continue reading Stop Renting Your Water Heater. Reasons Why You Should Own Instead.
According to the The Old Farmer’s Almanac, here’s what summer 2018 will be like for the ABW Halton ClimateCare service area (Burlington, Oakville, Milton, and Mississauga): “Summer will be HOTTER than normal with rainfall BELOW normal in Southwest Ontario. The hottest periods will be in early and late June, early July and mid- to late … Continue reading 5 Can’t Ignore Signs It’s Time for a New Air Conditioner
At long last, winter is just about over here at ABW Halton ClimateCare. Here’s a quick recap of what all that snow, ice, and cold temperatures did to your HVAC system over the past 4 ½ months: Excessive ice build-up limited the effectiveness of your system’s defrost cycle It worked incredibly hard to evenly distribute … Continue reading 5 Spring Cleaning Jobs For Your HVAC System