Atel Air Blog

  • Is Your HVAC System Up to Code? You Might Be Surprised

    Are you confident that your HVAC system is up to code? If you haven’t had your system inspected lately, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise. The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system in your home is one of the most essential elements to maintain. Not only does it keep your home comfortable

  • What is the Average Lifespan of a Furnace?

        When it comes to determining how long your furnace will last, there are a variety of factors that need to be taken into consideration. The brand and quality of the furnace’s installation can play a huge role in how long it will last. As the homeowner, you can also help increase the life

  • Debunking Widespread Myths Regarding Heat Pumps

    Heat pumps have often been met with misconceptions and confusion. Heat pumps often face various misconceptions, leading to people doubting their efficiency and reliability. What many people don’t realize is that heat pumps have evolved significantly due to a number of innovations. In the paragraphs below, we answer questions and clear up the myths and

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    Tired of Relying on Oil Heating?

    For those currently using oil for their home heating needs, keeping your home comfortable during the winter gets more expensive every year. The cost of furnace oil is growing, causing many homeowners to worry. So many that some home heating oil providers are extending 10-month budget plans to 12 months to ease their customer’s financial

  • 7 Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace

    Nobody wants to have a new furnace installed. It can be expensive and time-consuming, and surprise furnace emergencies always seem to happen on the coldest days. If things aren’t working right, we call in our favourite trusted HVAC company (like Atel!) to have our heating & cooling systems fixed. From replacing expensive parts to an

  • Why HVAC System Maintenance is Important

    It’s that time of year again when we begin to rely on our furnaces for warmth, comfort and safety. Turning it on for the first time of the season may make you think it is running well, but there are a few things under the hood that, if not checked regularly, could cause problems in

  • Why Now Is the Best Time to Go Green

    Sustainability and going green is everywhere these days. However, as people who live in Canada, it is not something we always think about in terms of heating our homes. After all, we need heat for our survival, and options are few. Some live in places where natural gas is an option, and others must rely

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    Are You Ready to Convert Your Home to Geothermal?

    Making the leap from one type of home heating system to another is a huge decision. As much as we hate our fuel & energy bills, sometimes, it’s better, the devil you know. Remaining with propane, gas, or electric heating is relatively predictable, as are the high monthly bills. Still, you can’t help but wonder

  • How to Cool a Two-Story House

      For those who live in a home with levels, you’ve undoubtedly discovered how challenging it can be to cool it evenly. During the summer, your main floor is perfect, but the upstairs feels 5 to 10 degrees warmer, and the basement is freezing. If you try to cool the upper floor further, you’ll find

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    Get Up to $40,000 From the Canada Greener Homes Loan Program

      By now, most have heard about the Canada Greener Homes Grant. Helping homeowners across the country make their homes more energy-efficient, the Canada Greener Homes Grant offers up to $5,000 towards a variety of retrofits, including a new energy-efficient furnace. Our cold-climate heat pumps are an excellent way to take advantage of this grant

  • 7 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer

    With the cost of energy these days, and the carbon tax on top of it all, people throughout eastern Ontario are seeking relief. While some engage in smarter energy usage habits, others ignore physical comfort altogether and avoid turning on the AC. Sure, you can get away with that now, but in August? We’ve got

  • Frequently Asked Questions & Answers About HVAC Maintenance Plans

    Have an older HVAC system and are tired of paying for repairs? Or perhaps the idea of a sudden significant expense makes you worry? How about you’ve recently invested in a new HVAC system and want to start things off right by taking proper care of it? If any of these situations apply to you,