January 14th, 2016
If a licensed gas technician sees a furnace, boiler, fireplace, hot water tank or other gas appliance he deems unsafe or potentially unsafe he is required by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (T.S.S.A.) to “red tag” the appliance.
The tag shown is provided by the T.S.S.A and is very common, but it does not have to be used. Any document which provides the same information is O.K.
The reason for the tag could be with the appliance itself, the venting (chimney), the gas piping or the electrical wiring. Anything that is deemed unsafe or dangerous or potentially so is a valid reason for the tag. Thus any part of the system which contravenes the gas code can be cause for a red tag.
January 13th, 2016
Over the course of the winter, we get a lot of calls from customers about humidity and condensation problems in their home.
Most people know how to remedy the lack of humidity in their homes, but want to know what to do about excess humidity and condensation. Complaints range from the issue of finding condensation on windows to water running down the windows and ruining sills and floors.
November 30th, 2015
When winter comes rolling in full-force, you are going to turn to your home heating system in order to keep your living space warm and cozy during the coldest time of the year. However, you must remember that maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home alone may not be enough to keep it truly comfortable. While your heating system may not dry out the air in the way that running an air conditioner non-stop can, it also will not humidify the air. Because the air outside in the winter is so much drier than in the summer, anyway, this can lead to excessively dry air in your house. That is why you may want to use a whole-house humidifier in Barrie, ON. If you decide to do so, be sure to schedule service with the technicians at Custom Comfort ClimateCare.
November 23rd, 2015
There is plenty to be said for keeping things simple. That being said, though, we’d like to inform you that using an outdated manual thermostat, such as those with dial or slide controls, can really have a negative impact on the success with which you heat and cool your home. You may not think of your thermostat in Barrie, ON as being a major player in your heating and air conditioning system, but the fact is that this is the device with which you control the entire operation of this system. With that in mind, it makes sense to ensure that you are using the right thermostat for the job. Consider the following tips, and remember to schedule your thermostat services with the pros here at Custom Comfort ClimateCare.
November 16th, 2015
When you live in as cold a climate as we do, you really must have a well-functioning heating system installed in your home. You must also realize, though, that the fact that your heater is starting up and running does not mean that it is running properly. If it seems like your heater is starting up just fine, but is shutting down sooner than it should, then it may be short-cycling. While a short-cycling heater in Barrie, ON may not sound like the most serious problem that one could encounter, it can actually have some pretty negative ramifications in terms of your heating system’s condition, its performance, and your comfort. If your heater is short-cycling, contact the professional heating technicians here at Custom Comfort ClimateCare.
November 9th, 2015
Air-source heat pumps have become better and better suited for handling even extremely cold temperatures. However, the fact remains that there are certain situations in which a heat pump could conceivably be overwhelmed by very cold weather. If you’d still like to utilize heat pump technology in your home, but you don’t want to have a back-up system in place in case your heat pump is overwhelmed, you may want to consider the use of a ground source heat pump. Such systems, also known as geothermal heating and cooling systems, can put your mind at ease while heating and cooling your home effectively. If you decide that geothermal heating in Barrie, ON is right for your home, contact a member of the Custom Comfort ClimateCare team to schedule service.
November 2nd, 2015
We take our heating systems very seriously in this part of the world. Our winter weather is simply far too cold and long-lasting to take any chances with the systems that we choose to heat our homes. While investing a good heating system from a trusted manufacturer is no doubt important, though, it is equally important that you take the time necessary to determine which heating system best suits your needs and personal preferences, as well. After giving the matter some serious consideration, many homeowners decide upon hydronic heating in Barrie, ON. It is not difficult to understand why, as you’ll see below. Just remember to schedule any hydronic heating services that you may need with the trained professionals on the Custom Comfort ClimateCare team.
October 26th, 2015
There are many different ways in which homeowners may choose to heat their homes in this day and age. However, there is no single heater which will suit everyone’s individual needs. That is why you must take care to consider all of your options carefully before investing in a new heating system. This is a major investment, and one from which you should enjoy a truly great return. If you’ve not given much thought to using a boiler in Barrie, ON, you should rethink this position. Boilers have a lot to recommend them. Read on, and let Custom Comfort ClimateCare know if you have any questions about boilers, or any other of your heating system options.
October 19th, 2015
Considering just how cold it gets in this area during the long, arduous winter season, it is no surprise to hear that residents tend to have strong opinions regarding the best means by which to heat their homes. One option that has gained more and more traction throughout the area is ductless heating. Due to their utilization of heat pump technology, which we’ll discuss further below, ductless heating systems used to be viewed with some reticence in this part of the world. Modern ductless mini splits are able to handle very cold weather more effectively than ever before, though, so ductless heating in Barrie, ON is certainly something to consider. Contact Custom Comfort ClimateCare for more details.
October 12th, 2015
Much as we’d love to provide you with a heating system that will last you forever, the fact of the matter is that such technology simply doesn’t exist. Regardless of the type of heater that you use, be it a furnace, boiler, or other type, that system has a finite lifespan. We all want to get the best return on our investments, obviously, but you are wise to consider replacing your heater before that finite lifespan is up. Here are a few tips to help you decide if a heating replacement in Barrie, ON is in your best interest. If so, schedule service with the heating professionals here at Custom Comfort ClimateCare.