The New SEER2 AC Ratings: What Do They Mean?

Have you heard about the new regulations surrounding the energy efficiency of air conditioners? Well, if you’re planning to buy a new AC anytime soon, it’s time to read up about what they mean. In short, energy regulatory boards have introduced a new energy efficiency rating system. It’s stricter and aims for higher efficiency of air conditioning systems. The new rating system is SEER2, and you can learn all about it here.

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heat pump installed outside of house

How Efficient is a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps are a type of HVAC system that moves heat. They can cool and heat a space. They can replace a furnace as they move heat from outside into a home. They can also replace an air conditioner because they move heat out of a home during the summer. Since they don’t actually produce heat they’re more efficient than other heating systems – but just how efficient is a heat pump?

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Oversized Furnace Issues

Issues Caused by an Oversized Furnace

When it comes to buying the right furnace for your home, it’s not the biggest one or the one with the highest price tag that’s ideal, it’s the one that fits the square footage of your home and meets your comfort needs. What some homeowners may not know is that installing a furnace that is too large for their home can actually cause their home to feel uncomfortable and it can even cost them more money in the long run. Here are some of the most common issues caused by an oversized furnace.

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Boiler Rust

Boiler Rust: What Does it Mean?

As the weather becomes cooler, homeowners in Markham are considering their heating systems and inspecting them to ensure they’re ready to go for the winter. If you have a boiler in your home, one of the most instantly noticeable issues is rust forming on or around the system. Noticing rust on your boiler can be a red flag indicative of bigger issues, here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

Heat Pump Grants Toronto

Heat Pump Installation Grants in Toronto

Over the past few years, many Toronto homes have opted to forego their traditional furnace and central air conditioner in favour of a heat pump. There are several benefits to owning a heat pump, and with one system for both heating and cooling, there’s no wonder why it’s so popular. If you’re thinking about making the switch to a heat pump for your Toronto home, now is the time to take advantage of the available grants to get the best price! Continue reading

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Schedule HVAC Maintenance To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Whether you have allergies, pets, breathing complications like asthma, or just want the best breathing air possible, indoor air quality is important to you. Recognizing the value of quality indoor air is a very important first step, next is taking action. The best way to improve your indoor air quality is to invest in annual HVAC maintenance. Here’s what you should know. Continue reading

Are Ductless Air Conditioners Better Than Window Air Conditioners?

Purchasing an air conditioner can be a large investment; this leads Canadian homeowners to understandably seek out alternative options that may save them some money on their purchase. If you don’t have ductwork in your home or you’re interested in supplemental cooling, you may be tempted to purchase one or two window air conditioners to save money, after all, are ductless air conditioners really better than window air conditioners? Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

Canada Greener Homes Grant

Save On Heat Pumps With The Canada Greener Homes Grant

If you’re interested in helping to reduce your carbon footprint by making your home more energy-efficient, you’ve probably heard of heat pumps. A heat pump can be a great investment, saving you money in the long term, however, its initial cost can deter homeowners from making the purchase. Now is the time to invest in a heat pump for your home through the Canada Greener Homes Grant, allowing you to be eligible for a rebate of up to $5,000 when you choose to invest in energy-efficient retrofits for your home. Continue reading

Ecobee Nest

Smart Thermostats: Ecobee vs Nest

As smart thermostats continue to rise in popularity, it’s becoming apparent to Canadian households that a smart thermostat is almost as essential as the furnace that it controls. While the decision to purchase a smart thermostat may seem like a no-brainer, when it comes to choosing the right thermostat, things can get a bit tricky. Two of the highest consumer and expert-rated smart thermostats are the Ecobee and the Google Nest, but which one is right for you? Which one is best? Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading