The Winnipegger’s Guide to Home Humidity

There are many benefits of humidifiers; they improve your comfort and can even improve your health and reduce wear and tear in your home. Humidity, however, varies from location to location. For Winnipeg in particular, humidifiers can be extremely beneficial, especially in the winter months.  Humidity in Winnipeg When measuring humidity, we use a term […]Read More

THE BENEFITS OF WI-FI CONTROLLED THERMOSTATS

Wi-Fi controlled thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature of your home remotely, using the Internet on any device, including desktop computers, laptops, iPads and tablets and mobile phones. Wi-Fi controlled thermostats may seem like an unnecessary luxury, but there are many reasons to consider having one installed in your home. Convenience If, for nothing […]Read More

REASONS WHY YOUR FURNACE MIGHT BE LEAKING

Have you uncovered a leak that seems to be coming from your furnace? Leaks should be attended to quickly since they can cause further damage to your furnace’s electrical and are a potential safety hazard. Here’s a list of the top five causes for a leaking furnace. A Condensation Leak Condensation leaks can be a […]Read More

WHAT’S THE RIGHT FURNACE FOR YOUR HOME?

Are you in the market for a new furnace? Knowing which one is right for your home can be a challenge with so many models and sizes to choose from. Here are a few factors to consider when comparing different units Size of your home The size of your home is definitely a large factor […]Read More

WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR FURNACE FILTER?

Many people aren’t aware of just how important regularly replacing their furnace filter can be. A clogged filter not only can cost you more on your utility bills by forcing the air handler to work harder. The filter can also heat up, causing your furnace to shut off too early, so your house never achieves […]Read More

FALL IS HERE! TIME TO GET YOUR FURNACE CHECKED

The leaves are falling, and children are getting excited and planning for Halloween. If you don’t want spooky things happening when you turn on your heat for the cold months ahead, then now is the time to get your HVAC system inspected and ready for winter. Remember, your furnace has not been used for quite a few […]Read More

IS DUCT CLEANING A SCAM?

Over time, the ducts in your home can become obstructed with dirt, dust, and other debris. As a result, your HVAC systems will start providing poorer performance while consuming more power, which can seem insignificant but still build up to staggering sums. Similarly, you can expect the air quality of your home to start suffering […]Read More

IT’S SPRING!

How can you make sure your air conditioner is ready for warmer weather? After a long, cold Winnipeg winter, it’s hard to imagine wanting to get away from the warmth of spring and summer. Having said that, spring is a great time to tune up your home’s air conditioner to make sure you’re ready when […]Read More

WHAT ARE COMMON PROBLEMS WITH AIR CONDITIONERS?

According to Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong will, and usually at the worst possible time. Air conditioning is no exception. Modern A/C  units are relatively trouble-free, but they always seem to fail at the most inconvenient time. Luckily, most problems are easy to fix or can be prevented with regular maintenance. Here we’ve […]Read More

10 ‘COOL’ FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AIR CONDITIONING

Until the 20th century, dealing with hot weather meant sweating it out and fanning ourselves. Thanks to several innovations that led to today’s modern A/C, we’re now able to keep cool at the flip of a switch. Here we’ve summarized some interesting facts surrounding air conditioning units, including a brief history, how they work, maintenance […]Read More

CHOOSING THE BEST AIR CONDITIONER FOR YOUR WINNIPEG HOME

Not all air conditioners are created equal – especially when you factor in your home’s location. Due to being located in the Canadian Prairies, and its distance from both mountains and oceans, Winnipeg is exposed to numerous extreme weather systems. Not only is it considered one of the coldest cities in the world, but its […]Read More

HOW YOUR THERMOSTAT CAN SAVE YOU MONEY

Did you know you could save a lot of money simply by updating your thermostat or changing its settings? A non-programmable thermostat can waste up to 20% of your total energy usage each month! A programmable thermostat costs a little more up front than a regular thermostat but it will pay for itself in heating […]Read More

WHAT IS A HOME COMFORT INSPECTION AND WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE ONE DONE?

When it comes to buying a new home comfort system, there are a number of factors to consider to make sure that what you buy will suit your needs and your home. For most homeowners, this can be intimidating, so it’s important to talk to an expert who can assess your home accurately, ask the […]Read More

MAKE SURE YOUR FURNACE IS ALWAYS READY TO TAKE WINTER BY STORM

A furnace maintenance plan keeps you warm and cozy through winter’s worst weather Just like cooling systems and air conditioning are lifesavers in the warm summer months, a functional furnace is essential during winter months to keep your home comfortable, if not downright cozy. If you have ever experienced waking up in the middle of […]Read More

LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR FURNACE IS TRYING TO TELL YOU – IT MAY BE TIME TO REPLACE IT

Find out what furnace problems may be causing those noises you hear Like every other mechanical system, your furnace may make some noises while operating. While some of these noises can be normal, others can signal that something is not right. If not addressed quickly, you could find yourself needing extensive furnace repairs. Here are […]Read More

DISCOVER THE COMFORT OF A WHOLE HOUSE HUMIDIFIER

When the days get colder, the air also becomes much drier. To add moisture to their homes, many people use humidifiers. While small, room-based humidifiers can replace some moisture, they may not be adequate to replace enough moisture throughout a home, especially a larger one. One alternative is a whole house humidifier. If you have […]Read More

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS CAN HELP PREVENT FUTURE FURNACE REPAIRS

Your furnace is an imperative part of your home. During the colder months, you want to be sure your unit is working efficiently to provide the comfort you and your family need. When contacting a furnace repair technician to visit your home, take advantage of the opportunity to learn and ask some essential furnace repair […]Read More

TIPS FOR REDUCING YOUR HEATING BILLS THIS WINTER

Of all the utilities you rely on in the wintertime, nothing surpasses the need to heat your home effectively and efficiently. It may seem like costly heating bills are unavoidable in the winter, but there are many things you can do to lower your heating bills: Use a programmable thermostat Programmable thermostats can be crucial […]Read More

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S THE RIGHT TIME FOR A NEW FURNACE?

You have poured money and time into keeping your older furnace working like new, but even the most carefully maintained equipment will eventually need to be replaced. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your aging furnace with a new one? There are many furnace warning signs to be aware of that […]Read More

WHAT YOUR HVAC CONTRACTOR SHOULD PROVIDE FOR YOU

There are certain things only a professional HVAC company can provide for you. Here’s a list of the top five from some of the most trusted sources available According to EnergyStar: Expect a home evaluation — The contractor should spend significant time inspecting your current system and home to assess your needs. This could take from […]Read More

HEAT PUMPS FOR WINNIPEG

What is a heat pump and should I have one installed? A heat pump is an electrical device that extracts heat from one place and transfers it to another. In colder months, it moves heat still present in outdoor air, into your home. In hotter months, the process reverses, and the heat pump will move […]Read More

PREPARING YOUR AC FOR SUMMER

AC and Furnace Maintenance: If you schedule your maintenance regularly for both your air conditioner and furnace, you will keep it working efficiently. Even before you turn on your air conditioner, you should schedule a maintenance checkup by an HVAC technician to prevent serious issues from happening. Several HVAC companies offer great maintenance plans, free assessments […]Read More

WHAT IS A UV AIR PURIFIER AND DO YOU NEED ONE?

If it has been many years since you’ve gotten a new heating or air conditioning system, you will likely be surprised at how many options and add-ons are now available. One of these is the UV air purifier, which works with your HVAC system to improve the effectiveness of whole-house purification systems. Here is some information […]Read More

BENEFITS OF DUCT CLEANING

While the main goal of an HVAC system in your home is to heat and cool the air, it is also important that the air you breathe is clean and healthy too. This is even more important if you or someone in your home has allergies or asthma. Clean air from your air conditioner and […]Read More

HOW DOES UPGRADING YOUR AC UNIT SAVE MONEY?

A new air conditioning system can be a hefty investment, so most people only think about the up-front cost. Believe it or not, it’s usually more cost effective to purchase a new, energy efficient system rather than continuing to drop money into your old system. These are a few ways you’ll save money by upgrading […]Read More

WHAT IS SEER RATING?

If you are already in the market shopping for a new air conditioner, you might have come across the term “SEER.” But what is SEER? How does it affect the over performance of your AC unit? Well, there are a lot of myths that surround the SEER value, but before we go into details, it’s […]Read More

HOW CAN SAVE MONEY ON MY AC UNIT’S ENERGY COSTS?

The summer months mean long, sunny days and lots of outdoor activity. But when the heat rolls in, you’ll likely experience high energy bills from running your air conditioner. In order to minimize the damage, we must do all that we can for our energy-efficiency. We’ve come up with a few simple ways to effectively […]Read More

CAN AIR CONDITIONING CAUSE HEADACHES?

Having an air conditioner is essential to combat those warm summer. But enjoying that ice-cold, amazing indoor air sometimes comes with some trade-offs. As you sit there enjoying the cool indoor air blowing through your home, have you ever had a headache come on? Keep the Aspirin Handy The unfortunate truth is, air conditioning does […]Read More

BENEFITS OF YEARLY FURNACE MAINTENANCE

During the cold winter months, nothing is more important than your furnace. When temperatures are at their coldest, you need your heating system operating at peak performance. When these machines aren’t working like they should, it can mean using space heaters and bundling in blankets to stay cozy. In order to keep a warm, sustained […]Read More

HOW DO UV AIR PURIFIERS WORK?

Keeping a comfortable indoor environment in your home is vital to the happiness of you and your family. While that obviously means keeping it at ideal temperatures, it also means that the air quality is at a high level. When your indoor air is dirty and full of the contaminants, it can be damaging to […]Read More