WeCare Maintenance Programs Provide Affordable Service For Homeowners

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Custom Comfort Maintenance Program

It’s not easy to budget for home maintenance and repairs. This is especially true if you are a first-time home buyer or a senior on a fixed income. Unexpected repairs are needed from time to time, and regular maintenance is important to keep any gas or electric appliance running properly.

An affordable solution is a maintenance plan. This provides your equipment with an annual inspection by a licensed technician, to help identify potential problems; under-performing components, fans, filters, motors, and the condition of fuel lines, electrical cables. Replacing worn parts and checking connections, especially for gas, prevents major equipment failure and ensures safety.

A maintenance plan means that you have a professional HVAC technician keeping track of your service visits and scheduling annual checks, so you don’t have to remember to do that.

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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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Spring is in the Air! Keep Allergens Out of Your Home with Indoor Air Quality Equipment

Friday, March 31st, 2017

kid-1241817_640Spring is in the air, and we all know what that means; allergy season is among us! For some of us, we have to endure allergies all year round. It can really put a damper on our every day lives and restrict us from doing the things that we really love to do.

Unfortunately, allergens follow you everywhere you go, even your home. In fact, your home is a breeding ground for more than just pollutants from the outdoors, such as pollen, ragweed, etc., biological contaminants from within your home also pollute and negatively affect your indoor air quality. This means, that those of us who suffer from allergies aren’t even safe from the air in our own homes!

This especially goes for children. A child will breath in more air in relation to their body weight than those in older age groups. Therefore, they are breathing in more pollutants, affecting them more negatively. If your home’s indoor air quality is poor, the pollutants in the air can effect breathing, lung and heart conditions.

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Uh Oh. My Furnace Stopped Working… Now What?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Maintain your furnaceYou’re driving home after a long day at work. Traffic on the 400 is bad and all you can think about is getting home to the dinner you left in the crockpot, and putting your feet up in front of the TV. You come through the door and dinner smells delicious. Only one problem – your house is cold. Really cold. Now what?

During the winter, we rely on our furnace system to keep our home warm and comfortable. You know? Its that big, ugly box in the basement, that no one pays any attention to – until it’s too late.

What if it all of a sudden stopped? What if your furnace stopped working one-day right in the middle of winter? You might wonder why it happened and what you could have done to prevent it.

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How to Balance the Temperature Around Your House

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

How to balance the temperature around your houseWhether it is summer or winter, we rely on our heating and cooling systems to make the temperature in our homes comfortable. However, sometimes you may notice that some areas in your home are more comfortable than others. You may wonder how that could be possible if you have set your thermostat to a specific temperature. What is preventing the air flow?

Here are a few reasons as to why the temperature in your house isn’t balanced, as well as some tricks to remove these barriers.

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Do These 5 Things Before Turning On Your Natural Gas Furnace

Monday, October 17th, 2016

5 Steps Before Turning On Your FurnaceIt’s not a surprise to anyone that the cooler weather is among us. People are choosing comfier, warmer clothing options rather than shorts and sandals. In fact, if you haven’t already, you will probably be turning your furnaces on quite soon. But wait! Before you do, there are 5 steps that you should take first before starting up your gas furnace to ensure a safe and warm winter season for yourself and your family.

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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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Electric To Gas Home Conversions

Tuesday, 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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Why Has Your Gas Furnace, Boiler or Fireplace Been “Red Tagged”?

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Has Your Furnace Been Red TaggedIf 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.

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