If your old furnace is on the way out and you want to find a new furnace with a solid balance of initial affordability and long-term efficiency, buy a two-stage furnace. Two-stage furnaces are far superior to their single-stage counterparts, and slightly less efficient than modulating furnaces. But most families don’t need the incrementally better … Continue reading What is a Two-Stage Furnace?
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 How Our Team Can Upgrade Your Wood Burning Fireplace to Gas
Someone wakes you up in the morning and you turn up the heat before going to work. Your partner turns it down later in the morning so the house isn’t warm and cosy while everybody is out at work/school for the day (unless the picture to the right is an accurate depiction of your life. In … Continue reading A New Smart Thermostat is Your Next Home Upgrade
The big rental companies want you to rent your water heater for a good reason. They make a lot of money from it, and they want to discredit local businesses offering alternatives, like us. Before you take the big companies’ claims to heart, see what we have to say about it. They say: Installation is expensive when you buy, … Continue reading How the Big Rental Companies Mislead You About Buying a Water Heater
When you make an investment in home comfort equipment, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your purchase. Regular maintenance of your home comfort equipment is essential, but it’s really not up to you to take care of the technical maintenance. The team of licensed professionals at ABW Halton ClimateCare can … Continue reading Why Home Comfort Equipment Maintenance is Important
Many homeowners hire unlicensed HVAC technicians to save money. The unfortunate reality suggests that there are a number of risks involved in making this decision. These risks can affect homeowners, family members, their health and safety, and finances. At ClimateCare, we aim to keep our customers healthy and safe all year. We make it our … Continue reading Is it O.K. to Hire an Unlicensed HVAC Technician?
Our bodies are always trying to manage temperature. You run into trouble if the temperature inside your body drops about 10 degrees, but you don’t have nearly as much wiggle room on the hot end of the spectrum. If your internal temperature goes up by just 3 degrees, you’re in serious trouble. Here’s exactly what overheating … Continue reading How Hot is too Hot? What Overheating Does to Us
What is a MREV rating and why is it important? 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 … Continue reading Why Does a MERV Rating Matter?
The furnace or air conditioner is making some funky noises. Should you repair or replace your furnace or AC? It’s not an easy decision to make. 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 … Continue reading Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace and AC?
Although home comfort equipment, like your home water heater, furnace or air conditioner, can be expensive to purchase, it’s more financially responsible to buy than rent. It’s an investment. Because each rental payment appears small, it can feel like you’re spending less. But it’s all misdirection. If you’ve considered renting your home comfort equipment, or are … Continue reading Should You Stop Renting a Home Water Heater?