The Importance of Indoor Air Quality During COVID-19

By ppasma

The importance of wearing masks during COVID-19 is constantly being publicized through the media. However, as important as they are, they only protect the air that we breathe: HVAC systems work to keep a building’s airflow healthy. Here’s why having clean indoor air filters is always important – and even more so during our current pandemic. How…

An Air Conditioner for Every Need

By ppasma

While the world waits in lockdown to see whether or not we can eradicate the COVID-19 virus before summer, one thing is certain. Regardless of whether the pandemic subsides, summer is coming to the Hamilton area. It is coming to St. Catharines, Ancaster, Burlington, Oakville and all the communities of southwest Ontario. And whether you are…

Signs Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Working Properly

By ppasma

During the hot summer months, you want your air conditioner running at peak efficiency so that you are comfortable in your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners may discover all too late that this essential equipment is not performing optimally. If you’re sweating while sitting on your couch and doing next to nothing, that’s a visible sign.…

Ways to Keep Your Home Cool so Your AC Doesn’t Work so Hard

By ppasma

Now that the sizzling summer heat is almost upon us, our thoughts turn to keeping our homes cool. For many of us, that means flipping a switch on our air conditioners and letting the equipment do the work to reduce interior humidity and heat. While it’s almost unheard of that most homeowners don’t have some sort of…

Tips to Consider When Buying a Money Saving Air-Conditioning Unit

By ppasma

Now that the sizzling summer heat is almost upon us, our thoughts turn to flipping the switch on our air conditioners to keep us cool and dry. While it’s almost unheard of for most homeowners not to have some sort of air conditioning system, they can differ greatly in terms of size and efficiency. Every expert out…

5 Tips to Save on Your Air Conditioning Costs this Summer

By ppasma

The costs associated with keeping your home cool can be easy to forget…until you get your monthly hydro bill! And once you get your first high energy bill, you’ll probably start brainstorming ways to avoid it next month. Besides turning your air conditioning unit up to a degree or two, implementing some energy efficiency tips…

Should you block your basement vents to save money on AC?

By ppasma

Your heating and cooling systems consume a lot of electricity. In fact, they consume about 50 percent of the total electricity used in a regular home. Every homeowner wants to reduce their cooling costs during summer. Can you save energy by closing vents in unused rooms? If your house has a basement or an extra…

Should I set my thermostat to ON or AUTO?

By ppasma

Every year there are a few blessed weeks or months in the spring and fall when your home doesn’t seem to need any heating or AC. But what about the other months – when you’ve got to deal with the sweltering heat of July and August or the frigid cold of February? You’ve got to make…

Do I need to change my furnace filter in the summer?

By ppasma

When people think about furnaces, they automatically think about winter and rarely relate to furnace maintenance. Given the heat so far this season in Southern Ontario, most people may have even forgotten that they have a furnace in the house. It’s also why many homeowners are surprised when they are told that they should make…

Shutting Down Your Furnace & Turning on Your AC

By ppasma

Glorious spring is right around the corner! With warmer days ahead, homeowners get the long awaited satisfaction of turning off the furnace from running during the cold winter months. Although we all love our furnace and the warmth it provided during the frigid months of winter, it’s a great feeling to finally shut off our…