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Your Guide to Protecting Your Home from COVID-19

Your Guide to Protecting Your Home from COVID-19 COVID-19 currently affects communities all over the world, forcing families to stay at home, businesses to shutter temporarily, and individuals to be wary when facing the public realm. We understand the uncertainty that is hanging in the air, and that for many of us that anxiety only […]

The Complete Guide To Central Air Conditioners

The Complete Guide To Central Air Conditioners Canada may be famous for its brutal winters, but as everyone who lives in the St. Catharine’s and Niagara area knows, our summers can also be sweltering and humid. A central air conditioner can help you stay cool and keep your home comfortable even when the weather outside […]

How Does Forced Air Heating Work?

How Does Forced Air Heating Work? An Overview of Your System’s Parts & How They Work Together Forced air heating is preferred by most Canadians when it comes to keeping our homes comfortable. Looking at the numbers, forced air heating is in the lead – and was almost twice as popular as the runner up.  […]

Why You Should Get a High-Efficiency Furnace or Air Conditioner: Rebates & Other Savings

High-Efficiency Units Reduce Both Your Your Bills & Your Carbon Footprint A high-efficiency furnace or air conditioner can keep your family comfortable, reduce the amount of money you spend on gas or electricity, and help shrink your carbon footprint. Unfortunately, many high-efficiency units cost more than their less efficient counterparts, which can be a financial […]

BENEFITS OF WIFI CONTROLLED THERMOSTATS

BENEFITS OF WIFI CONTROLLED THERMOSTATS The cost of heating and cooling a home or office space is often a large portion of an owner’s monthly expenses. Wi-Fi controlled thermostats are a modern wonder—they give the homeowner or property owner the ability to improve efficiency by having access to heating and cooling controls over the web. […]

Reasons Why Your Furnace Might Be Leaking

Reasons Why Your Furnace Might Be Leaking Is Your Furnace Leaking Water? That a furnace could leak water may seem surprising. An issue like this is what a lot of people would expect from a water heater – not a furnace. Yet here you are, standing in front of your furnace, watching a pool of […]

What’s the Right Furnace for Your Home?

The Right Furnace for Your Home If your furnace is between 8 to 15 years old, you’re probably thinking about replacing it. The best time to start thinking about installing a new furnace is before it breaks down, but how do you know what the best furnace for your home is? We break down all […]

HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR HEATING BILL

HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR HEATING BILL Now that summer is over it is time to start preparing for winter. Although there is still some time until winter begins, starting earlier means there being no chance of being caught off-guard by unexpected changes in temperature. Furthermore, it also means more time to implement more […]

FALL IS HERE! TIME TO GET YOUR FURNACE CHECKED

FALL IS HERE! TIME TO GET YOUR FURNACE CHECKED After months of going without any sort of heating, save for the odd day here and there, it can be easy to forget about your heating system and truly appreciate its lifesaving abilities in the months to come. And, while the added expense can look a […]

Is Duct Cleaning a Scam?

Is Duct Cleaning a Scam? Everyone knows that responsible homeowners change their furnace filters at least every three months, have their furnace inspected every year and get their ducts cleaned annually, but is duct cleaning really necessary? Does Duct Cleaning Improve Air Quality? Though the National Research Council of Canada found that regular duct cleanings […]

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I SHOULD REPLACE MY HOME AIR CONDITIONER?

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I SHOULD REPLACE MY HOME AIR CONDITIONER? The most common question we hear from customers regarding their home cooling systems is: ‘when do I need to replace my air conditioner?’ Although there is no definitive answer, we can tell you that there are certain telltale signs that indicate it’s time […]

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT AIR CONDITIONERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT AIR CONDITIONERS If you’ve got questions about air conditioners, we’ve got answers! Here we’ve compiled a list of air conditioning FAQs to answer some of the most commonly asked questions we get surrounding cooling equipment. At Mr. Furnace, our goal is to partner with you, not only in selecting and installing […]

TROUBLESHOOTING AIR CONDITIONER PROBLEMS

TROUBLESHOOTING AIR CONDITIONER PROBLEMS Need assistance with troubleshooting your A/C  unit? Due to their complexity, air conditioning units should be professionally inspected and adjusted before the beginning of every cooling season. However, don’t let your maintenance end with this annual checkup. While there aren’t many repairs you can do yourself, there are specific maintenance procedures […]

How to Reduce Static Electricity in Your Home

How to Reduce Static Electricity in Your Home Every year when we turn the furnace back on, static cling seems inevitable. Chances are, you can’t go without your furnace, but you could do without all the static it produces.  What Causes Static Electricity? Static is a type of electricity. Static electricity is the same force […]

FURNACE UPKEEP TIPS

FURNACE UPKEEP TIPS Would you wait more than a year to service your car? The heat in your house is equally as important, so don’t wait until your furnace breaks down to call for service. As with any major appliance in your home, proper maintenance is vital for ensuring that it will last as long […]

HAVING A PLAN FOR MAINTAINING YOUR FURNACE

HAVING A PLAN FOR MAINTAINING YOUR FURNACE Get Peace of Mind with a Furnace Maintenance Plan Usually, if a furnace breaks down, it seems to happen at the most inconvenient time, when finding a furnace repair technician may be difficult. While it cannot prevent sudden breakdowns, proper maintenance of your furnace will ensure your furnace […]

THE SOUNDS THAT ARE TELLING YOU THAT YOU NEED A NEW FURNACE

THE SOUNDS THAT ARE TELLING YOU THAT YOU NEED A NEW FURNACE Is your furnace making noises that are making you nervous? Here’s a furnace sounds checklist to help you to know when to call your furnace service technician to check for furnace problems and possibly consider a new, more energy efficient furnace. Grinding (metal […]

SIMPLE STEPS THAT CAN LOWER YOUR HEATING BILL THIS WINTER

SIMPLE STEPS THAT CAN LOWER YOUR HEATING BILL THIS WINTER If there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s that heating bills typically eat through a large portion of our monthly budget, and take money away from things we’d rather spend it on. As such, it’s typical to explore ways to go about cutting […]

Q&A FOR YOUR FURNACE

Q&A FOR YOUR FURNACE When you purchase a furnace for your home, you expect it to be reliable. No one wants to have problems with their heating system in the middle of winter when the temperatures are dipping low. How can you be sure that your system will continue to do its job faithfully? The […]

10 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

10 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality Your home, where you live, work, sleep, and where you raise children, has to be safe. It’s why you buy appliances designed for safety. But all sorts of indoor contaminants still infiltrate your home in various ways. These contaminants are always headed for your HVAC system, where they […]

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR HVAC CONTRACTOR

Choosing a contractor that you can trust can be a difficult task. A professional company should be thorough and offer guarantees of their work to put you at ease. We’ve compiled a list of tips from some of the top online resources to help you make your decision. EnergyStar says: Expect a home evaluation — […]

HEAT PUMPS FOR ST. CATHARINES AND NIAGARA REGION

HEAT PUMPS FOR ST. CATHARINES AND NIAGARA REGION What is a heat pump? Similar to what your refrigerator uses, a heat pump for the purpose of heating and cooling your home, is an electrical device that removes heat from one place and brings it to another. When it’s cold outside, it will move heat still […]

AIR CONDITIONING TIPS FOR SUMMER

AIR CONDITIONING TIPS FOR SUMMER There are several steps one can take to prepare your air conditioner for summer and keep it running efficiently. Don’t let the heat beat you. Cooling and heating consumes up to 50% of total home energy use.1 Stay on top of your AC efficiency with these tips. Tip 1 – […]

WHAT IS A FORCED AIR SYSTEM?

WHAT IS A FORCED AIR SYSTEM? The HVAC industry uses an astounding number of confusing terms. You will hear these terms from your technician, or a specialist performing routine maintenance of your heating, ventilation or air conditioning system. These terms can drive you crazy if you don’t work in the HVAC industry. One of the […]

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET MY AC SYSTEM MAINTAINED?

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET MY AC SYSTEM MAINTAINED? An air conditioner is among the essential components of your home that you need to make your life comfortable. Keep in mind that air conditioning does more than just cool your indoor air. They also lower humidity and eliminate dirt and dust from the air that […]

HOW TO CALCULATE AN AC SYSTEM’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY

HOW TO CALCULATE AN AC SYSTEM’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY We all understand the fact that an air conditioning system plays a critical role in enhancing the comfort of our homes during the hot summer months. However, you can’t deny the fact that these systems can push your energy bills to unexpected limits. Heating and cooling use […]

3 LOW COST ENERGY EFFICIENT AIR CONDITIONING TIPS

3 LOW COST ENERGY EFFICIENT AIR CONDITIONING TIPS While everyone appreciates a cool, comfortable home during the hot summer months here in Winnipeg, many consumers worry about the amount of energy expended by their air conditioning unit. The good news? You can have the best of both worlds with just a little consciousness and effort. […]

5 COMMON AC ISSUES

5 COMMON AC ISSUES Your home’s air conditioning system might be the most important piece of equipment in your home. But it’s important to understand that your system won’t work perfectly forever. As these AC units pump out ice-cold air day in and day out, problems are likely at some point. But if you make […]

WILL DUCT CLEANING REMOVE MOLD?

WILL DUCT CLEANING REMOVE MOLD? Mold is found inside every home. But when mold becomes excessive, health problems and issues with your home can be a result. But one question that you might have is if mold can grow in your air ducts. The truth is, mold can certainly grow in the ductwork of your […]

TOP REASONS TO SCHEDULE FURNACE MAINTENANCE BEFORE WINTER

TOP REASONS TO SCHEDULE FURNACE MAINTENANCE BEFORE WINTER Your furnace means everything during the colder months of the year. While you might be using space heaters and snuggling up in blankets for extra relief, you need your furnace working it’s best in order to stay comfortable all winter long. However, to ensure your furnace works […]

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A HOME HUMIDIFIER?

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A HOME HUMIDIFIER? To have an ultimate comfort setting in your home, having the right level of humidity is vital. While some people prefer humidity levels at 80%, others might prefer the dryer air. However, most people enjoy humidity levels near 30%-50%. If you’ve been considering purchasing a […]

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A FURNACE INSTALLATION COMPANY

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A FURNACE INSTALLATION COMPANY Keeping your home comfortable in St. Catharines, ON can get tricky during the colder months. Running most types of heaters during Ontario winters requires a considerable amount of energy and an efficient system. If you continually have a cold home in the winter, you may need […]

3 TIPS FOR FURNACE EFFICIENCY

3 TIPS FOR FURNACE EFFICIENCY If your furnace isn’t running at its best, it can result in big energy bills during the winter. The good news is you can take a few measures to improve furnace efficiency and lower those heating costs. 1. Update Your Thermostat If you are using an old, basic thermostat, updating […]

SHOULD I TURN OFF MY FURNACE WHEN ON VACATION?

SHOULD I TURN OFF MY FURNACE WHEN ON VACATION? Your furnace is perhaps the most important appliance in your home during winter, keeping it safe and warm during the coldest months. If you own a furnace, one important decision you will likely need to make is whether or not to turn it off when you […]

TIPS FOR SURVIVING COLD CANADIAN WINTERS

TIPS FOR SURVIVING COLD CANADIAN WINTERS When most people think of Canada, they often think of the frigid winters. While not all of Canada gets as cold as The Yukon, we all have to deal with temperatures well below freezing throughout the winter season. No matter where you in live in Canada, here are some […]