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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Door-to-door Sales Agents Can Leave You Out In The Cold

April 14th, 2016

Door to door salesmanWhile some door-to-door sales are legitimate, it is becoming an increasingly popular practice used to cheat unsuspecting people into getting caught up in expensive long-term contracts. A CBC poll from 2013 found that over 66% of Canadians found door-to-door salespeople overly aggressive even when homeowners clearly stated they were not interested in what was being sold. There are many door-to-door sales agents promising great savings on furnaces. These savings may seem too good to be true – and they are. Don’t be fooled.  Just this month, a single mother in Saskatoon was coerced into signing a furnace contract that would have had her spending over $10,000 over the course of 10 years, a number much higher than she was initially told.

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What to Look for When You’re Buying a Central Air Conditioner

April 12th, 2016

Where To Buy Air Conditioner BarrieYour air conditioner is an important investment when it comes to the comfort level of your home.  It has the responsibility of keeping you, your family, your pets and your guests comfortable and safe. Here are some tips on what to look for when buying a Central Air Conditioner:

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5 Benefits of Natural Gas Barbeques

March 30th, 2016

Natural Gas BBQ HookupYou may have noticed the weather getting warmer now that spring is finally here. Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than with a family BBQ? Of course, if you are currently using a charcoal or propane grill, you might be thinking of the inconvenience of purchasing and storing bags of charcoal or tanks of propane. Luckily, there is an alternative. Natural Gas Barbeques offer convenience, precision control, and reliability that you want in a BBQ while still being safe for your family and the environment. Here are 5 great benefits of switching to a natural gas BBQ.

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Electric To Gas Home Conversions

March 15th, 2016

convert house to gas powerEvery year, especially in the spring, we receive calls from homeowners who are shocked by the cost of their electric bills over the winter.

With the constant increase in hydro rates, home owners with electric heating are now looking for alternate ways to heat their homes.

Converting to natural gas or propane can provide substantial savings when compared to electricity.  Currently, natural gas costs approximately 70% less than electricity.  Propane costs approximately 35% less respectively. The cost of electricity has been on the rise for some time now and with the promise of more increases in the near future, some homeowners have no choice but to find alternate ways to heat their home.

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How to maintain ideal humidity levels in your home

February 18th, 2016

Fix home humidity with an HRVDuring the winter months, what was once a good level of humidity in your home might now be excessive. Cold air cannot sustain much water vapour and so condensation may start to appear on your windows as a result.

Opposite to high humidity, you could be experiencing excessively dry air instead.  If cold air is coming into your house through air leaks you will experience dryness in your home. Maintaining a comfortable level of humidity inside can be a balancing act. You want the air to be moist enough to prevent sinus problems such as nosebleeds, but not too moist or else you are at risk of experiencing mould, mildew, and rotting problems over time.

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CSA Group Warns of Door-to-Door Inspection Scam

February 11th, 2016

CSA Scam safetyIt seems that too often there are scammers who try to take advantage of community members, in the latest scam in our area, individuals are posing as CSA group employees are asking to inspect homeowner’s furnaces.  The CSA group never goes to private homes to inspect anything.  If you are approached by these individuals, be sure to refuse them entry and contact local police immediately. 

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