HVAC Contractor Certifications & Licenses

August 25th, 2016

HVAC Contractor Certifications

Throughout our time over the past 25 years servicing our community, a lot has changed.  The technologies & efficiencies that go into our appliances has become more and more complicated.  This is why it’s increasingly important to know what you’re getting from your contractor when they work on your Air Conditioner, Furnace or other appliances. There are many certifications required by contractors to ensure your safety and make sure your home’s insurance will be covered by the work being done.

Some of these certifications are for working on gas lines, some for electricity but ALL of them are for your safety. We’re going to explain the most important ones and why you need your contractor to have these certifications. 

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How to Decide Whether to Repair VS Replace Your Air Conditioner

July 14th, 2016

In the heat of summer, there’s nothing that disrupts your comfort quite like an air conditioner that isn’t functioning like it used to. But how do you know when to just repair and when to invest in a new one altogether?

While there are a few formulas out there to help you make a decision, there is no steadfast rule that applies to every situation. The condition of your home, the state and age of your AC, and your budget will all play a part in what makes sense for you.

Here are some things you should consider when trying to decide whether your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced:

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Heating & Cooling Rebate Offer Extended!

July 6th, 2016

Custom Comfort Climatecare is excited to announce that they have extended their $1500 Heating & Cooling Rebate Offer until July 31, 2016.

Custom Comfort $1500 Rebate

By upgrading your furnace and/or air conditioner to an Energy Star rated one, you could SAVE up to 25% on your Energy Costs.

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What Size Air Conditioner do I Need?

June 30th, 2016

Air Conditioner Size BarrieOne of the most common questions that we hear from people looking to buy a new air conditioner for their home is, “what size do I need?”. The answer is not a simple one, as it depends on a number of factors. Getting the proper size AC for your home is important as it will determine performance quality, efficiency (your energy bill!), your comfort level, as well as maintenance and repair cost in the future.

The size of AC you choose will be based mostly on the size of your home, but other factors can play a part as well. Generally selecting the right size requires a consultation with a professional.

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How To Save Money During Air Conditioning Season!

June 23rd, 2016

Save Money Air ConditionerThe first days of summer are finally here!

You are probably getting excited thinking about spending days at the beach or by the pool, enjoying the hot sun! When you’re at home however, you will want to be comfortable – which means staying cool! For your comfort and safety, keeping your home cool is essential! You need a haven to escape the hottest days.

Unfortunately, having your AC run at full-blast day in and day out throughout the summer can take it’s toll on not only the AC unit itself – but on your wallet when your energy bill comes. Luckily there are several ways you can use your AC in combination with other methods of keeping your home cool and comfortable, while saving money on your bills at the same time! We’ve laid out several tips to get you started!

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Air Conditioner Installation – How Important Is It?

June 6th, 2016

Air Conditioner Installation BarrieThese days, most household appliances don’t need to be “installed”, they just need to be plugged in. However with central Air Conditioning , most people don’t realize that there is a lot more to it than just plugging it in.

Your Air Conditioning system is a major purchase that involves two key elements; the product itself and the installation.

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Gas Line Installation & Gas Appliance Hook Up Frequently Asked Questions

May 12th, 2016

Barrie Gas Appliance InstallationAre you looking to install a gas appliance?  Hook up a gas BBQ?  Move a gas line?  Install a gas line?  For any of these, you will need to hire a licensed gas technician to do the work.  Even the most advanced handy man or woman can not measure up to a licensed gas tech for this type of work.  Unlike other jobs around your home, there is no room for error when it comes to working with gas.  Below you will find some common customer questions and the answers:

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Proposed Ontario Bill to Prevent Future Door to Door Furnace, Air Conditioner & Hot Water Tank Scammers

May 4th, 2016

Ontario Door to door sales lawFor some time now, we here at Custom Comfort Climatecare have been shedding light on a serious topic.  One of which we have received many calls about over the past few years.  Door to door furnace, air conditioner and hot water tank sales have been an on-going issue.  At times the companies carrying out these types of sales use unconventional methods to get people to sign up for their equipment including; bullying/scare tactics, misrepresentation and false claims that homeowners current equipment is not to code, is improperly installed or malfunctioned and needing replacement.  The fine print are usually words and terminology that could be taken in more than one way misleading the person who decides to give in and sign up.

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What Are the Benefits of a Ductless Split Heating & Cooling System

April 29th, 2016

Ductless Split System

Ductless air conditioning might seem like a oxymoron, as it’s hard to imagine a cooling or heating system that doesn’t involve a network of ducts. Luckily, ductless split air conditioning systems are becoming more and more popular as people  look for more convenient, and more efficient ways to maintain comfort in their home.

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Selling Your Home? Consider a Furnace, Fireplace & Air Conditioner Safety Inspection & Tune Up

April 22nd, 2016

Air Conditioner InspectionNow that Spring has sprung, the real estate market is in full swing. This is the busiest time of year for selling and buying a home especially for homeowners with school aged children.

Homeowners go to great lengths to get their homes “real estate ready” including; painting, renovations, landscaping and hiring home stagers. With all the time and effort that’s put into selling your home, it’s surprising how many people overlook the maintenance of their HVAC equipment.

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