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Heating & Air Conditioning for St. Catharines & Niagara Area

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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.  These invisible indoor air contaminants can come from a variety of […]Read More

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 owner goes through – and for most, it’s one that comes with […]Read More

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 savings before autumn rolls around! The experts at Mr. Furnace […]Read More

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 gets worse with every news article, official announcement, […]Read More

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 is hot and muggy. What Is a […]Read More

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.  So what makes forced air heating […]Read More

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 […]Read More

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. Benefits of implementing a Wi-Fi […]Read More

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 water collect on the floor around it. […]Read More

What’s 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 the furnace options out there to […]Read More

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 stays low, and your air quality stays […]Read More

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 long-term improvements, which can mean even better performance […]Read More

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 little daunting at face value, getting your furnace checked […]Read More

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 did very little to improve […]Read More

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

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 home should be just right […]Read More

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 to replace your cooling equipment, or improve the performance your current system. […]Read More

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 a system that is appropriate for […]Read More

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 you can follow to […]Read More

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 that causes lightning, although that is on a […]Read More

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 as it should. […]Read More

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

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 new system? As an added bonus, you’ll also end up […]Read More

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 reaches its maximum lifespan with fewer problems. […]Read More

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 scraping sound) When you would describe your furnace sound as grinding, shut […]Read More

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 back on those costs when money gets a little tight. […]Read More

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 a comfortable temperature throughout the winter, meaning that it is absolutely crucial […]Read More

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 maintaining warmth can be difficult. The installation of a whole […]Read More

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 short answer is to […]Read More

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 can do further damage to the blower […]Read More

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 — […]Read More

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 present in outdoor air, into your home. When […]Read More

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 – Maintenance: Regularly schedule your maintenance for […]Read More

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 most common confusing terms among homeowners: […]Read More

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 you breathe. Therefore, it is critical to have your […]Read More

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 usually accounts for more than a half of […]Read More

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. Here are 3 easy, low-cost tips and tricks […]Read More

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 sure to keep up […]Read More

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 home, but it is very […]Read More

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 effectively for many years to come, annual furnace […]Read More

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 humidifier for your home, you may be wondering what to […]Read More

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 a new furnace. Here are three things to look […]Read More

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 your thermostat to a programmable […]Read More

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 leave for vacation. Many people consider turning their furnaces […]Read More

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 simple ways to survive the cold […]Read More