Avoid Unnecessarily High Energy Bills with These Simple Tips for Keeping Your House Cool

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

pexels-photo-196649It’s not unusual for the Barrie region to experience several heat waves through the summer.

For most people, air conditioning is considered an essential, in the car, home and office. Air conditioning gives us a place to cool down, which prevents heat-related illnesses, improves air quality by circulating and filtering the air, allows for a better sleep and protects your belongings.

But, even the most efficient air conditioners can increase your energy bill when run for excessive periods of time.

Luckily, there are some things you can do to optimize the effectiveness of your AC and stop wasting energy. If you don’t have air conditioning, most of these tips can still be used to keep your home cool!

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Stay Cool This Summer with A/C You Can Depend On

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Stay Cool This Summer with A/C You Can Depend OnThese 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.

You and your neighbor could purchase the exact same air conditioning system but the installation will be what makes all the difference when it comes to the efficiency, performance, and longevity of the system.

Unlike most of your appliances, an air conditioning system will perform effectively or ineffectively based on how it is installed; the company who installs the system designs it specifically for your home. They control the process, not the manufacturer.

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Limited-Time Rebates Now Available Under The 2017 Ontario Heating & Cooling Incentive

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Limited Time Rebates From Custom ComfortWe’re committed to helping you save money on your energy bills and keep your family in comfort. If this is the year you need to replace your furnace and/or air conditioner, you should take advantage of the Ontario government’s 2017 Heating & Cooling Incentive now. The rebates are only available for a limited time, so it pays to complete your important HVAC renovation this spring instead of waiting until the fall.

The 2017 Heating & Cooling Incentive program runs from January 1 – June 30th, 2017. It’s open to all residents in Ontario who have purchased and installed eligible central heating or cooling equipment through a participating contractor. We’re pleased to be part of this cost savings program and help our Custom Comfort ClimateCare customers obtain rebates.

Here’s how it works. There are 3 different rebates available under the program.

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Cleaner Air by Using the Right Air Filters

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Use the right air filter for cleaner airThis winter and spring we endured a roller coaster of different temperatures – one week it was chilly, the next freezing, and the next feeling like spring. These constant weather changes truly test the ability of our home furnace systems. With the summer months coming, you can bet that our air conditioners will be put through similar temperature changes.

In order to keep our heating and cooling systems running to their highest efficiency, it is crucial to take care of them.

The easiest way to constantly maintain your heating and cooling systems is to frequently check and change the air filter located next to the air handler of your furnace. The air handler is the large box containing the furnace fan and fan motor.

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Do I Need To Cover My Air Conditioner For Winter?

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

AC Cover For WinterYou’re getting ready for the fall season and the cold weather is coming. With Air Conditioners not required anymore we’re looking at closing up our backyard fall. But there’s a myth, that we often hear this time of year, that some people like to cover their air conditioner, like a barbeque, so it can be protected from the rough winter weather.

We don’t advise ever putting a homemade cover over your AC unit for a variety of reasons, but using a manufacturer specific cover is never a bad idea, especially if your AC is located under a roof where icicles or heavy snow may build up and fall on the fan blades.  There are some things you can do instead of covering it up in a tarp or home-made cover, that will help you AC last as long as it can and still be ready for spring.

Here’s a list of the Pro’s and Con’s for covering your Air Conditioner

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How to Decide Whether to Repair VS Replace Your Air Conditioner

Thursday, 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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What Size Air Conditioner do I Need?

Thursday, 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!

Thursday, 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?

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

Friday, 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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