How to Balance the Temperature Around Your House

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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Why Having a Home Humidifier is Important for Your Health and Home

November 13th, 2016

Having a home humidifier is important for your health and homeWinter is here. Ever since the temperature has drastically dropped and snow started to fall you must admit, you can feel the dryness lurking in the air. Your skin becomes dry, nose bleeds become more common and your overall health tends to float down the drain. Household property is even affected by the lack of humidity in the air. This blog will outline issues that dry air can cause as well as how to tackle it.

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Do These 5 Things Before Turning On Your Natural Gas Furnace

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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Do I Need To Cover My Air Conditioner For Winter?

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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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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