It’s mid-May and Guelph has already seen temperatures above 30 degrees. If your family is like so many others across the city, cutting back on energy use (and those horrendous monthly bills that came from running the air conditioner constantly) is a priority. We spend a lot of time thinking about home comfort (it’s kinda, you … Continue reading 13 More Ways to Cool Down Your Home This Summer
Your old wood burning fireplace is charming, but there’s a point in your life when you might start losing interest in it. The hassle becomes more trouble than it’s worth: Ordering, unloading, splitting and storing wood. Buying stacks of kindling. Storing piles of newspaper. Carrying logs in a few at a time. Building and tending … Continue reading This is How Easy Replacing Your Old Wood Burning Fireplace Is
If you’re like most homeowners in our service area (from Guelph to Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge), you rent your water heater. When you rented an apartment, you rented a water heater. Your parents probably rented a water heater in the home you grew up in, even though they owned the house. It’s what most of your … Continue reading Why Renting Your Hot Water Tank is Becoming Less Common
How the big rental companies mislead you about your water heater. The big rental companies want you to stick with your water heater rental for a good reason. They make a lot of money from it, and they’re in a hurry to discredit local businesses, like us, offering alternatives. Before you take the big rental … Continue reading The Big Rental Companies Aren’t Telling the Truth
We get a lot of the same questions from homeowners all over the Guelph area, and we want everybody to feel comfortable in their knowledge of home comfort appliances before buying any equipment or signing up for ongoing service. When you learn more about the HVAC equipment and service we provide, we’re certain you’ll be happy … Continue reading Is Furnace Cleaning Necessary? And Other Furnace Questions
How you can spend less on your bills every month We’re going to get right into it. Here are 6 ways to spend less on the various forms of energy we pay for as homeowners. Get yourself in hot water. Water heaters account for almost 20% of your total energy bill every month, so there’s a … Continue reading 6 Easy Ways to Spend Less on Utilities Every Month
Your Furnace Filter and the MERV Rating Proper air filtration is essential for breathing cleaner indoor air. Mechanical filters are the most common types of filters used in HVAC systems. They are also highly efficient and require minimal maintenance. The most important aspect of these filters is the mechanical efficiency rating value (MERV). Although it’s … Continue reading What Does the MERV Rating Measure?
Should I replace or repair my furnace? Well, we can’t really say without taking a look at the state of your current equipment. But generally… A single repair might save some money, but will this just be the first of many expensive repairs that keep coming? A replacement won’t break down for a long time, … Continue reading Should I Replace or Repair My Furnace?
Winter air is so, so dry, and a whole house humidifier is the best way to keep that dryness from ruining your winter cheer. Balanced humidity is more important than many homeowners know. It’s not just a comfort thing. It’s a quality of life thing. Don’t believe us? Read on. Here are 8 ways a humidifier makes … Continue reading 8 Ways Your Humidifier Makes Living in Canada Easier
More expensive energy bills are pretty common as the winter settles in across Guelph, but they are not necessarily inevitable. There are lots of things a homeowner like you can do to lower the money spent to keep the cold out for the next few months. We’ve assembled 5 easy fixes you can consider for better comfort at home and lower ongoing heating expenses through … Continue reading 5 Easy Fixes to Eliminate Home Heating Waste