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Should You Leave a Window Open in the Winter?

Are you the type to run hot and get tempted to crack a window in the middle of winter? Or maybe you want to vent stale air. While opening a window in the winter might seem counterintuitive, it’s not so straightforward. In this article, we discuss the benefits of an open window and whether or not you should leave a window open in winter or not.

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Tips To Protect Your Boiler in the Winter

When your heating system is working well, you probably just forget about it. But, that could prove to be an expensive mistake. While many people take the time to get their boiler or furnace ready for winter, when the cold weather hits, they don’t give it another thought. That is until it stops working one frigid day. It’s so important to keep your boiler maintained and protected all year round, especially during the cold winter months.

If you don’t know what you should be doing, take a look at our tips to protect your boiler in the winter.

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The Most Common Boiler Problems

As temperatures in Toronto drop, it’s time to make sure your home heating system is in good repair and ready for winter. This includes checking your HVAC equipment and having it serviced. It’s also wise to familiarize yourself with the various parts of your heating system, including your boiler. It’s good to know how to identify problems and what to do about them- you don’t want to be dealing with boiler issues come January. Read on to learn about common boiler problems so you know what to do should you encounter them this season.

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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

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Balancing Home Comfort And Efficiency

In a perfect world, it would be free to keep our homes perfectly comfortable all year long. Unfortunately, in reality as homeowners, we must balance comfort and efficiency to ensure that our homes are at comfortable temperatures and humidity levels and we’re not paying too much every month to maintain them. Luckily, at Spring Home our experts have some great tips on how to balance home comfort and efficiency for the best possible home comfort for the best possible price! Continue reading

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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

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Furnaces And Air Handlers: How Do They Work?

A heating system for your home is such an essential part of everyday life, yet not many homeowners take much time to think about it. If you’re a Canadian homeowner, you most likely have a furnace as a default, or at the very least, have an understanding of what a furnace is. However, do you know if a furnace is the right choice for your home? Is it possible that a system like an air handler may be a better option? Here’s the difference between furnaces and air handlers. Continue reading

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Ductless Heating For Cold Spots In Your Home

Making it through a freezing Toronto winter can be tough enough without experiencing uneven heating or cold spots in your home, however, it’s a very common experience for many homeowners. If you’re experiencing cold spots in your home, ductless home heating may be the answer to your problem. Continue reading

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Furnaces, Boilers, Heat Pumps: The Best Heating System For Your Home

While we don’t always think about our heating systems, they’re an integral part of keeping our homes safe and warm during the coldest times of the year. A great heating system for any home is energy efficient, cost-effective, heats the home adequately, and fits the needs of the family it serves. Each type of heating system has its pros and cons, but which one is best? Here’s what our experts have to say. Continue reading