Have you optimized your HVAC settings for winter? Setting your home and office to the right temperatures and using a smart thermostat to switch temperatures automatically can allow you to stay energy costs and stay cozy. Winter Thermostat Settings For Your Home You have the most control over your home temperature, so we suggest you … Continue reading Find the Right HVAC Settings for Winter in Your Home and Office
When it comes to furnace safety, there are some very specific do’s and don’ts that should be followed to keep everyone in your home safe. Anytime natural gas is a factor, the potential exists for a serious injury or even death if standard safety protocol isn’t followed. Make no mistake, today’s furnaces are safe and … Continue reading Furnace Safety Dos And Don’ts
With the cold weather descending upon us, it’s more important than ever to keep furnaces running smoothly. One way to maintain your furnace and prolong its lifespan is to regularly change the filter. Furnace filters should be changed at varying times depending on thickness. For example, a standard 1- or 2-inch filter should be exchanged … Continue reading Furnace Filters: Type and Cost
Are you prematurely aging your furnace? While it’s not something that homeowners do intentionally, there are certain factors that can age your furnace. Most gas furnaces last between 15-30 years, but there are certain factors that will impact your furnace’s lifespan. Let’s take a closer look at the main factors here. 1. Make and Model New furnace … Continue reading Factors that Limit Your Furnace’s Lifespan
Though it has many different facets to it, the question of how long an air conditioner should run to cool a house is an important one. You want to ensure you and your family remain comfortable during the humid months, but you also need to run your AC unit efficiently. Although there are different theories … Continue reading How Long Should An Air Conditioner Run To Cool A House?
Your water heater is one of those appliances that you probably don’t think about too often – until you hop into a freezing cold shower! Hopefully this never happens to you, but if it does you’ll have to consider whether you should repair or replace your water heater. Signs Your Water Heater Isn’t Working If … Continue reading Should you repair or replace your water heater?
According to Natural Resources Canada, heating accounts for around 62% of the energy usage in the average home. That’s a massive amount of energy consumption that can be reduced with a little research, and a few changes to how you heat your home. The three most popular methods for heating homes in Canada include: Furnaces … Continue reading The Most Environmentally Friendly Heating Systems
When it comes to your water heater, you probably don’t give it a second thought. If you’re currently renting your water heater, you may think renting is the way to go because: Your parents (and maybe even your grandparents) did it. You’re not comfortable (or familiar) with the idea of buying and owning your hot … Continue reading 5 Reasons Water Heater Ownership Offers More Peace of Mind vs. Renting
It’s fall. And winter will be here before you know it. The last thing you want is for your furnace to fail on the coldest night of the year and costly repairs to fix it. That’s why now’s the time to get your furnace ready for Old Man Winter with fall furnace maintenance from Handy … Continue reading Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter with Fall Maintenance
It’s going to be an absolute scorcher of a summer. And whether you’ve had your air conditioner for one year or ten, it should always run reliably, smoothly, and quietly. If you hear any of the following noises coming from your home cooling system, don’t just hope they’ll “go away on their own”, because they … Continue reading Strange Noises You Don’t Want to Hear from Your Air Conditioner
With summer on its way, your number one priority when it comes to home comfort is to keep your family cool and comfortable all season long. And when most people think about keeping cool, they immediately think an air conditioner is their only choice. However, there is another home cooling system option: Heat pump cooling … Continue reading All About Heat Pump Cooling
Like many people in Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas, you’re making your spring cleaning chore list. And it probably looks something like this: Organizing and decluttering your house Washing the windows, blinds, and curtains Tidying up the garage Removing branches and debris from the garden There’s another task you should add to your list: Spring cleaning … Continue reading Your HVAC System Needs Spring Cleaning
What to do if your CO alarm is beeping. CO alarm beeping? Here’s what to do. Today, most people know about the dangers of carbon monoxide, and why it’s so important to have a CO alarm in your house. But many of us aren’t clear on what to do if that alarm does go off. … Continue reading Your CO alarm is beeping. Now what?
Did you know? Installing a carbon monoxide (CO) detector can mean the difference between life and death! The colourless, odorless and tasteless gas is untraceable without a CO detector. Inhaling low levels of carbon monoxide can lead to symptoms like headaches and impaired motor functions. Even worse, higher levels can be especially dangerous causing loss … Continue reading Stay Safe At Home: How Installing a CO Detector Can Save Your Life
We know that the comfort and safety of your family is number one. You can reduce the risk of dust particles, bacterial growth, radon, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks and fires by keeping the condition of your furnace clean and efficient. And according to the American Lung Association, you avoid the possibility of respiratory conditions, … Continue reading Air quality and safety in the home
There are many door-to-door sales agents promising great savings on furnaces. These savings may seem hard to believe – and they are. Don’t be fooled. Here are a few of the tricks you should watch out for: Sales agents dressing like a technician or representative from another well-established and credible company. Implying they represent your … Continue reading Door-to-door sales agents can leave you out in the cold