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Mr. Furnace’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Mr. Furnace’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide How to find the right air conditioning system for your home. Summer in St. Catharine’s & the Niagara area means plenty of time spent enjoying festivals, nature, and the numerous attractions of both downtowns & their surrounding areas.  But it also means heat. A lot of heat. A […]Read More
7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now

7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now

7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now Know When It’s Time to Let Go of Your Old Home Furnace Homeowner pop quiz: what are the signs to look for when your aging furnace has reached the end of its life? Is it obvious–like when it stops suddenly one cold winter day and no longer […]Read More

Give the Gift of Home Comfort for Christmas This Year!

Give the Gift of Home Comfort for Christmas This Year! A Brand New Furnace & AC: The Perfect Christmas Combo A new furnace may not be the first thing that comes to mind as a Christmas gift for someone on your list – it’s a big-ticket item, but one that will be appreciated for decades […]Read More
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Upgrade, Bundle & Save on Your New Home Heating and Cooling System

Save on Your New Home Heating and Cooling System The benefits of investing in a 2-in-1 home comfort solution. Worried about your furnace making it through the bulk of the winter? Concerns about your air conditioner failing to kick on when the hazy summer heat starts to seep in? Home heating and cooling systems aren’t […]Read More

Supply Chain Scarcity: What If I Need New Furnace?

Supply Chain Scarcity: What If I Need a New Furnace? We can thank the pandemic for supply chain issues in Canada, including laptop and car shortages—oh, and bathroom tissue!    With scarcity like this, what to do if your family needs to buy a new furnace? Could a Canadian family really go the entire winter without heat?      Supplies Are Very Limited This Season, Get Your New Furnace Now!  A “wait-and-see” approach may not work […]Read More
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Mr. Furnace’s New Home Furnace Buying Checklist

Mr. Furnace’s New Home Furnace Buying Checklist What to look for when you’re upgrading your home comfort for the cold. It’s a tried & tested tradition for Canadian homeowners: sooner or later, that central furnace – whether it was barely brand new on moving day, or showing signs of slowing down just a few weeks […]Read More

Who Needs a Protection Plan, Anyway?

Who Needs a Protection Plan, Anyway? We thought we would skip the furnace protection plan, my husband and I, when we purchased our first home.  We were young and poor, we thought.  What could happen, we thought? What happened, exactly, was the need to replace the most expensive part of our furnace—out of pocket. The furnace guy seemed sorry to have to charge […]Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home Why Your Older Furnace May Be a Health Risk If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning or a leak from your furnace, evacuate everyone from your home immediately.  Then contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency service.  A technician came by my home to examine my furnace for a carbon monoxide leak. “Having a CO […]Read More

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Coronavirus Covid-19

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Coronavirus Covid-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many homeowners to re-think indoor air quality.  After all, the Covid-19 virus spreads through droplets and aerosols—and people who are indoors or in enclosed spaces close to one another, are particularly at risk. Washing hands, sanitizing surfaces, wearing face masks and keeping 2 metres apart have defined our COVID pandemic behaviour. But what happens when a […]Read More

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace To buy a furnace or to rent a furnace?   A technician comes to your house and gives you the news no homeowner ever wants to hear: the furnace is on its last legs, or even worse, broken.  Once the shock sets in, you ponder that replacing that older furnace […]Read More
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Is Your Home’s Indoor Air Clean?

Is Your Home’s Indoor Air Clean? Find out what contaminants you and your family could be breathing in at home and the impact they can have on your health. You may not be able to see them, but the average house is a perfect petri dish for a whole host of dangerous pollutants that many of us breathe in every day without knowing it.  […]Read More

Mr. Furnace’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Mr. Furnace’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide Expert Information on Home Heating Costs, Energy Efficiency, Installation & More for St. Catharines & Niagara Area Homeowners Cost | Efficiency | When to Invest & What to Look for | Installation Whether it’s from age, wear & tear, or a breakdown that’s beyond fixing, replacing your home’s furnace is a rite of passage every property […]Read More

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer Once summer comes, you might be looking to save a bit more on cooling your home. Air conditioning can make your home a lot more comfortable, but if you’ve noticed your energy bills climbing bit-by-bit each year, you can take certain steps to see some […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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.  […]Read More

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

Get a High-Efficiency Furnace or AC: 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 […]Read More

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. […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

When Should You Replace Your Furnace Filter?

When Should You Replace Your Furnace Filter? Clean Filters Improve Air Quality As the days get shorter and the temperature begins to drop, your furnace is going to start working overtime to keep you and your family warm and cozy all winter long. To help ensure your furnace stays in tip-top shape, your heating bill […]Read More

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 […]Read 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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

What Are Ductless Air Conditioners & Are They Right For My Home?

What Are Ductless Air Conditioners? A Flexible Cooling Solution Regardless of the season, we want our homes to be a comfortable oasis, free from the pressures of everyday stressors. But it can be a challenge to sit back and relax if your home temperature is too hot or too cold. Mr. Furnace believes that your […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR GOVERNMENT REBATES IF I INSTALL A NEW FURNACE OR AIR CONDITIONER?

Eligible For Government Rebates If Installing New Furnace Or AC? Are you trying to live a greener lifestyle? Did you know that upgrading your current home comfort systems is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, and that you could be eligible to receive government grants to help cover the costs of purchasing a […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

READ THE SIGNS: HOW TO DECIDE WHEN YOU NEED A NEW FURNACE

READ THE SIGNS: HOW TO DECIDE WHEN YOU NEED A NEW FURNACE It can be tough having to choose between repairing an aging furnace or replacing it outright with a new one. Understanding what furnace warning signs to be aware of can help ease the decision-making process. Your furnace is what keeps your home at […]Read More

A BALANCING ACT: HEAT AND HUMIDITY AND YOUR HOME’S FURNACE

A BALANCING ACT: HEAT AND HUMIDITY AND YOUR HOME’S FURNACE Maintaining a proper level of humidity in your home during the winter months is essential to your health, your home, and the energy efficiency of your furnace. Since heating the air also tends to dry it out, trying to keep a proper moisture level while […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR HVAC CONTRACTOR

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. […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 – […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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. […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More