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  • 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

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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

  • 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,

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    Cold Climate Heat Pumps

    A Cost-Effective, Efficient Solution for Eastern Ontario Homes Heat pumps are one of the most efficient and cost-effective home heating solutions. Unfortunately, many heat pumps cannot keep up with the cold temperatures faced by homes in the Ottawa & Kempville areas, making them an unlikely option. Traditional heat pumps also face other obstacles, including a
  • Door to Door Furnace Scams – A Cautionary Tale

    Many of us have answered the knock at the door, facing aggressive furnace salespeople who will say almost anything to get inside. They’ll sometimes offer a free inspection, free equipment or safety checks; and far too often people unwittingly let them into their homes. Despite personal safety concerns, the word “FREE” is an easy way

  • Improving Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

    Poor indoor air quality comes in many forms. It can mean too much humidity, not enough humidity, odours, air pollution and even germs & viruses. From a sense of stale, stuffy air to dry, peeling skin, being cooped up indoors this winter is an easy way to become acutely aware of your home’s indoor air

  • Has Your Furnace Been Red Tagged?

    Has Your Furnace Been Red Tagged?

    No homeowner wants to learn that their furnace has been red-tagged. In addition to dealing with a cold home during the winter, you now face a large expense without the luxury of time to shop around for a good deal. It can be stressful and confusing too. After all, what exactly does it mean when

  • Alternatives to Propane Heating for Your Home

    By now everyone has heard about the recent Financial Post article concerning the 297% increase in the price of propane and its potential to climb even higher. For some, this may mean a more expensive bbq tank fill-up, but for those who heat their homes with propane, this is devastating news. Thousands of homes in
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    Tips for Maintaining Your HVAC System This Fall

    Your home’s HVAC system works especially hard throughout the summer and the winter seasons. In between, it gets a bit of a break, making right now the perfect time to perform some seasonal HVAC maintenance. A little TLC will go a long way to ensuring your system performs at its best when you really need

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