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Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill

Posted On: September 3, 2021
Homeowners are always on the lookout for clever ways to save money on electricity. In our quest, we stumble upon bizarre and outlandish tips that we are almost always willing to believe.In this articl...[More]


Gas Line: Its Benefits and Why You Should Have It Installed

Posted On: August 25, 2021
If you are interested in having a gas liIf you are interested in having a gas line installed in your home for your barbecue or a garage heater, this is a great article for you! There are many ways you...[More]


Should I Turn the Central AC On or Off While on Vacation?

Posted On: August 12, 2021
With the summer announcing its arrival, homeowners are starting to leave their homes to be on exciting vacations doing all sorts of fun activities.But before you get to carried away, make sure that yo...[More]


Hidden Dangers of Dirty Ducts

Posted On: July 28, 2021
Dirty ducts hold so much threat to your overall health and safety. Experts strongly suggest that you have your duct system inspected and cleaned to prevent allergens and contaminants from decreasing y...[More]


Safety 101: Quality of Water at Home

Posted On: July 15, 2021
How sure are you about the quality of water you have at home?Without proper testing, water can carry unknown contaminants, as well as bacteria, which can make it non-potable. It may taste alright, but...[More]


Protect and Clean Your Air Conditioner

Posted On: June 17, 2021
Your air conditioner unit provides you comfort especially during the warmer months. It is important that you know how to properly maintain and clean it so your comfort – as well as your family’s ...[More]


3 Must Have Services for Quality Air Conditioning

Posted On: June 9, 2021
Thank goodness that you do not have to open the windows in your home to cool your home or to light fire in the fireplace to warm you home. Air conditioning services heat a home during winter and cool ...[More]


Safety 101: Quality of Air Inside the Home

Posted On: May 20, 2021
Have you ever felt that you are breathing in ‘stuffy’ air inside your own home? When poor ventilation becomes a problem in your home, you need to have it checked immediately.In the past, residenti...[More]


Is It Time to Replace Your HVAC Systems?

Posted On: May 7, 2021
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are a big investment and you have every right to expect it to function well and last for decades, given the proper care and maintenance they re...[More]


Are Your HVAC Units Ready for the Summer?

Posted On: April 22, 2021
With summer just around the corner, it’s definitely the right time to think about all the things that you should take care of to ensure that your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ...[More]


How to Choose an Air Conditioner

Posted On: April 7, 2021
When looking for an air conditioner, there are a few things that you should know before making this large purchase. Whether you are new to air conditioning or have experience, it's always good to foll...[More]


How to Choose a Furnace?

Posted On: March 24, 2021
Is your furnace nearing its end of life? If you answered yes, then it's time to start looking for a new one before it is too late.When looking into replacing your heating unit, there are a few things ...[More]


How to Buy an Air Conditioning Unit?

Posted On: March 10, 2021
With the temperatures warming up, you may be thinking about air conditioners whether you are buying a new one or looking into replacing your old, outdated one.If purchasing an air conditioner is somet...[More]


How to Buy a Furnace?

Posted On: February 28, 2021
If you are looking into buying a new furnace, you should consider a few things before making your purchase, system type, ductwork, size, brand, and, of course, price.When looking at system types, ther...[More]


Common Furnace Problems You Should Be Familiar With

Posted On: February 11, 2021
Canadians are familiar with extremely cold weather. We are no stranger to the kind of winter that seems to linger too long that we all start to believe that spring will never come.It is during those l...[More]


Reasons to Get a Gas Fireplace

Posted On: January 29, 2021
Canada is a place where the cold never leaves – all year round. Part of what makes you Canadian is your ability to withstand such frigid conditions without complaining. To help you get through the c...[More]


Types of Home Humidifiers

Posted On: December 29, 2020
It’s a good time of year to talk about home humidification.Four types of home humidifiers are available, which are centrally connected to your heating system.The first one is the typical hardware st...[More]


Unusual Ways to Keep Your Home Warm for Winter

Posted On: December 17, 2020
We are always on the lookout for new and inexpensive ways to heat our home because that bit of comfort can get expensive during the winter. When it comes to warming up, there are tons of ways you can ...[More]


Top Reasons Your Furnace May Not Properly Work This Time of Year

Posted On: December 3, 2020
How sure are you that your furnace will really make it through the coldest weather this year? No one can say that they are absolutely sure. It is unfortunate, but there is no guarantee that you will e...[More]


Maintaining Your AC During Colder Months

Posted On: November 20, 2020
The cooler weather will be setting in to stay and so, indoor air conditioners will finally get some time off. Residential owners, however, should not neglect their AC units. HVAC systems can last from...[More]


Furnace 101: Why is Mine Leaking Water?

Posted On: November 7, 2020
There could be several reasons your furnace is leaking water, but the most likely one is a condensation leak.Usually, the condensation that comes from a high-efficiency gas furnace gets channeled to a...[More]


Top Ways to Save Some Money During the Colder Months

Posted On: October 27, 2020
In Canada, we spend most of the year using our heaters. You'd think that we know everything there is to know about our heating systems. You'll be surprised how many homeowners do not know that their h...[More]


Air Ducts: To Clean or Not to Clean

Posted On: October 13, 2020
Duct cleaning has been quite popular in the past few years with commercial cleaning services happening everywhere. But really, is this service worth the hype or is it just a really good scam?In this p...[More]


The Importance of Having Bathroom Exhaust Fans at Home

Posted On: September 1, 2020
From odour control to safety, there are many reasons why having bathroom exhaust fans in your home is essential.Most homes come with exhaust fans that are already installed, but not all of them are ef...[More]


Why Should I Change My Air Filter?

Posted On: April 22, 2020
Your furnace and air conditioner work hard to keep your home comfortable during the cold and warm seasons. During these seasons, you should be checking your filter every 30 days and changing the filte...[More]


Twintech Heating & Cooling Spring 2020 Newsletter - April 18th, 2020

Posted On: April 18, 2020
Hello to Everyone, first we would like to start by giving a shoutout to all of our front line workers, people who are doing their very best to keep us all and safe and sound, not to mention putting th...[More]


Benefits of a Humidifier

Posted On: April 8, 2020
Have you ever found the air in your home to be stuffy, do you or your family suffer from dry skin or have a cough that won't go away? If the answer is yes, then you need a humidifier.Humidifiers work ...[More]


Why Does My Water Heater Keep Shutting Off?

Posted On: March 25, 2020
Stepping into a cold shower is not a pleasant way to start or finish your day. If you find yourself in this situation, there are many reasons as to why your water heater keeps shutting off.For those w...[More]


Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Spring

Posted On: March 11, 2020
With spring just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about your air conditioner. There are a few things that you must do to prepare your AC for the warmer months. Following these steps will...[More]


What Are Some Maintenance (Cleaning) Tips for Replacing Filters?

Posted On: February 26, 2020
Learning how to maintain and clean your filters is an important and necessary process in taking care of your HVAC units. Filters are used to prevent dust, hair and other particles from clogging the fa...[More]


What is the Difference Between a Heat Pump and a Furnace?

Posted On: February 12, 2020
When the weather becomes colder, we rely on our home’s heating units to keep us warm during the fall and winter seasons, whether it be a furnace or a heat pump. But, what is the difference between t...[More]


How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home?

Posted On: January 29, 2020
After a long day, you and your family want nothing more than to come home to a relaxing and comfortable environment. Whether that means being warm in the winter or cool in the summer! However, the tem...[More]


How Often Should I Get Service Maintenance Done on my Furnace?

Posted On: January 22, 2020
As the weather gets colder, your furnace will begin to work in overtime mode to keep your home warm. The longer it runs, the further maintenance and repairs it could require.To ensure your furnace con...[More]


What is the Difference Between Single-Stage, Two-Stage, and Modulating Furnaces?

Posted On: January 8, 2020
When you are looking around for a new furnace, you will come across three different types: single-stage, two-stage and modulating. You may probably ask, what are the differences between them, and whic...[More]


Furnace Noises and What They Mean

Posted On: December 22, 2019
Has your furnace ever made a strange noise? There could be several reasons why your furnace is making noises. If you hear a whistling noise coming from your return air duct, that could be because of a...[More]


What Are Signs That My Furnace May Soon Require Replacement?

Posted On: December 10, 2019
At Twintech Heating & Cooling, repairing furnaces is our bread and butter! However, there comes a point in every furnace's life where even regular maintenance and the most skillful repairs can't s...[More]


How Do You Choose an HVAC Technician?

Posted On: November 22, 2019
An HVAC technician is there to help when something goes wrong with your heating or cooling unit. These skilled workers are hired to come to your house, inspect the unit, and do what they can to make y...[More]


Should I Repair or Replace my Furnace?

Posted On: November 6, 2019
Now that the cold weather is here, it’s a good time to start thinking about your furnace. Regular furnace maintenance will help keep your home comfortable and warm throughout the fall and winter sea...[More]


Why Do You Need a Gas Line Installation in Your Home?

Posted On: October 23, 2019
Natural gas can make a great addition to your home for many different reasons. Running a gas line can be helpful in operating that new barbeque or garage heater. Gas is also considered to be the most ...[More]


How do Water Heaters Work?

Posted On: October 9, 2019
Have you ever wondered how a water heater works? How does it heat the water in your home and make your showers warm? At Twintech Heating & Cooling, we carry two types of water heaters: tank and ta...[More]


How to Prepare Your Furnace for the Winter

Posted On: September 26, 2019
Now that summer’s finally over, it’s time to get your furnace ready for the winter season. There are a few things that homeowners should do to prepare their furnace for the winter. The first ...[More]


What are the best ways to save on energy costs?

Posted On: September 11, 2019
There is no denying that each year, our summers are getting warmer and winters are getting colder. For homeowners, the cost to heat or cool a home can be expensive. At Twintech, we have some helpful t...[More]


Gas Fireplace Maintenance Tips

Posted On: August 28, 2019
There has always been something comforting about fireplaces. On a cold winter day, you may come inside to grab a hot beverage and warm up by a roaring fire. Not only do fireplaces warm up your home, b...[More]


What is the difference between a ducted air conditioning unit and a ductless unit?

Posted On: August 14, 2019
What is the difference between a ducted air conditioning unit and a ductless unit? For seasoned homeowners, this can be an easy question. But, for new homeowners, there may be some questions and conce...[More]


What is a Heat Pump and How Does it Work?

Posted On: July 31, 2019
A heat pump is an electrical device that pulls heat from one place and transfers it to another. This type of device has been used in Canada and around the world for decades. Both refrigerators and air...[More]


How Often Should I Replace my AC Filters?

Posted On: July 17, 2019
If you own an AC unit, a common question you may as is, “how often should I replace my air conditioner filters?” That’s an important question to keep in mind for all home or property owners. Gen...[More]


Whats the difference between electric gas and oil heating systems?

Posted On: July 3, 2019
When searching for a new heating system for your home, there are a few important questions that you want to ask yourself. Is your priority to save money, or are you looking for something more environm...[More]


HVAC Summer Checklist

Posted On: June 19, 2019
Summer is the perfect time of year to utilize the warm weather and clean every corner of the house, both inside and out. To ensure that your home HVAC system is in excellent working condition, check o...[More]


5 Ways to Save Energy and Cut Air Conditioning Costs this Summer

Posted On: June 5, 2019
Do you find that your AC bills begin to rack up as soon as summer comes around? During the hotter months, your air conditioning unit has to work harder to cool down your home, which can lead to expens...[More]


Why Does the Size of Your Air Conditioner Matter?

Posted On: May 20, 2019
Considering the size of an air conditioner before installation is a smart practice that will help save you money and maintain efficiency. Many people are under the misconception that bigger AC units l...[More]


How much should a new Air Conditioning unit cost?

Posted On: May 3, 2019
The general range that homeowners can expect to pay for a new Air Conditioning system is between $2,500 and $4,500. However, the price can even go as high as $8,500 or more for a deluxe AC unit fully ...[More]


How do you get the best performance out of your Central Air Conditioner?

Posted On: April 22, 2019
Spring is finally here and now is a good time to think about getting ready to use your air conditioner. Before the first heat wave hits, there are 5 things that you can do in your home to °help you e...[More]


How your Furnace and Air Conditioner work together to keep you Comfortable?

Posted On: April 14, 2019
Furnaces are used to generate heat and spread it throughout your home. A furnace is connected to a duct system that will distribute heated air to the various rooms of your home, which is crucial ...[More]


How to Find the Right HVAC Contractor

Posted On: February 22, 2019
Regardless of the season, homeowners need to know that their HVAC system is working properly. When an HVAC system is working to its full potential, homeowners can use it to stay comfortable and get a ...[More]


3 HVAC Maintenance Tips for People With Pets

Posted On: February 22, 2019
There is no denying that dogs, cats, birds, and other animals are a great addition to a home. Animals supply their owner with unconditional love and affection. However, lots of these animals tend to s...[More]


How Is a Duct Cleaning Done?

Posted On: February 15, 2019
Nobody wants to live in a dirty, dusty house, and there are numerous things that can make a house dusty. One of the most common causes are dirty ducts; this is especially true if the homeowner lives i...[More]


4 Safety Tips To Keep in Mind When Using a Space Heater

Posted On: February 15, 2019
Modern homeowners are constantly looking for thrifty ways to make their homes more comfortable; especially in the cold winter months like January and February. Many of these homeowners have learn...[More]


How Do You Know If You Should Clean Your Ducts?

Posted On: January 15, 2019
Nothing is better than coming home to a clean, fresh house after a long day. Similarly, nothing is worse than coming home to a filthy, smelly home after a long day. Many homeowners know when it...[More]


3 Benefits of Cold Climate Source Heat Pumps

Posted On: January 1, 2019
During the winter, it isn’t uncommon for the temperature to drop to, and remain at, freezing temperatures for the entire season. Due to this temperature shift, many homeowners will find themsel...[More]


Is Your HVAC System Making Your Home Dusty?

Posted On: December 15, 2018
We all know the struggle of cleaning your home from top to bottom only to wake up a few days later and notice that dust has already begun to accumulate once again. It’s an annoying process that keep...[More]


The Main Reasons Why You Should Get Regular Air Duct Cleaning

Posted On: December 1, 2018
If you’re like many other homeowners around the country then you probably never think about the air ducts in your house. That’s a huge mistake. Your air ducts are the pathway that all the air in y...[More]


Going on a Vacation? Check Out These Safety Tips for Your Home

Posted On: November 28, 2018
You know what dampens the mood of what is supposed to be an exciting or relaxing vacation? Worrying about your home while you are away. If you are gone for longer than a few days, it’s possible that...[More]


HVAC Tips for the Best Nights Sleep

Posted On: November 14, 2018
We blame a variety of factors for our lack of sleep. Maybe it’s our own minds running furiously with thoughts about the next day, or perhaps it’s a lumpy bed’s fault or whatever noise we hear fr...[More]


The Best Time to Call an HVAC Expert

Posted On: July 28, 2018
If you do not know this by now, HVAC systems are a key component that actively works to keep our homes safe and comfortable all year-round. DIY-minded homeowners are often able to fix minor problems a...[More]


Dealing with Humid Indoor Air

Posted On: July 21, 2018
Having excess moisture in your home leads to damage and encourages harmful mold and mildew growth. Find out how you can reduce moisture at home and prevent the problems it causes by reading this week...[More]


Custom Ductwork: Why Your Home Needs It

Posted On: July 14, 2018
Just because you do not see something readily means you can forget about it - especially when you are referring to your home’s ductwork. You probably have no idea how or when a professional technici...[More]


Why You Should Maintain Your HVAC Systems Regularly

Posted On: July 7, 2018
One of the most important money-saving practices of home ownership is having your HVAC systems regularly maintained. Having your HVAC systems maintained lets them work at peak efficiency all year-roun...[More]


HVAC Systems: When Should You Replace Yours?

Posted On: June 28, 2018
Heating and cooling units lose their productivity as they age. This may lead to frequent breakdowns, expensive service appointments, or a costly unit replacement. We have compiled a list of factors to...[More]


Common Furnace Problems You Need HVAC Experts to Fix

Posted On: June 21, 2018
Furnaces are complicated machines which may break and there is a variety of motives for why it does not turn on. After the furnace is not working and the warmth is not flowing, there is an adequate ch...[More]


Avoiding HVAC Disasters - How It Can Be Done

Posted On: June 14, 2018
Keeping your HVAC system in tiptop shape is key in averting high-priced conundrums in the future. Most homeowners overlook their own HVAC system and just start to listen when something goes wrong. Thi...[More]


Maintaining Your Air Conditioner During Warmer Months

Posted On: June 7, 2018
Every summer, vacationing is the highlight for many families. Before leaving for an extended trip out of town, most of them make arrangements for someone to get the mail or feed the pets and others. M...[More]


Energy-Saving Tips for Summer

Posted On: May 28, 2018
If you think that you are doing everything to possibly keep your costs down on your utility bills during the warmer months, then you should know that there is always room improvement. We have gathered...[More]


Heres What You Need to Know Before Investing in a New HVAC System

Posted On: May 21, 2018
Having great heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units at home greatly contribute to the air you breathe at home and the comfortable living. If you have done your research, then you can d...[More]


HVAC 101: Awesome Cleaning Projects

Posted On: May 14, 2018
HVAC systems are important in our daily lives, yet we often forget to take care of them properly (or clean them at least). You might think that you do not have the skills to clean them on your own, bu...[More]


Make Your Home Comfier with These Great Tips

Posted On: May 7, 2018
The summer heat, as well as the humidity, can make your home just as comfortable as it is during the winter, but there are some things that you can do and tools that you can use to keep your abode as ...[More]


Furnace Maintenance: Here’s What You Should Know

Posted On: April 28, 2018
You might have certain furnace maintenance questions, especially since the heating season has just passed us. Remember, maintenance is key if you want your furnace to operate efficiently and reliably....[More]


Save Money on Water Heating Bills

Posted On: April 21, 2018
Nowadays, tankless water heaters have become an increasingly popular option for homeowners all around the globe. Compared to the traditional storage of tank water heaters, tankless water heaters provi...[More]


Common HVAC Noises You Should Be Aware Of

Posted On: April 14, 2018
Are you suffering from unnecessary noise in your home? Are you having a hard time watching and hearing the TV because your vents are too loud? There are some noises that are normal, but there are also...[More]


Everything You Need to Know About Furnace Filters

Posted On: April 7, 2018
Furnace filters are an integral component of an HVAC system. There are a variety of sizes and options available when talking about filters, and it is no wonder that most homeowners have so many questi...[More]


What You Should Ask Before Hiring an HVAC Technician

Posted On: March 28, 2018
When was the last time you gave your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system a checkup? When did your HVAC system last had a scheduled maintenance visit? As responsible homeowners, yo...[More]


Common Furnace Repair Questions

Posted On: March 21, 2018
Your furnace has definitely worked a lot during the winter, so you might have some concerns or questions about furnace repairs. We have answered some of the most commonly asked questions on furnace re...[More]


Understanding HVAC Systems Better

Posted On: March 14, 2018
Whether you are cooling your office in the summer or keeping your home comfortable in the winter, HVAC systems have become a part of your everyday life. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning...[More]


Why Exhaust Fans Are Essential in Homes

Posted On: March 7, 2018
Having exhaust fans in your home is beneficial for maintaining ideal air quality and temperature. Bathroom, kitchen, or whole systems improve ventilation as they let out the bad air to better a home...[More]


Heating System: The Ultimate Maintenance Checklist

Posted On: February 28, 2018
In some places, heating systems are in full force as they warm homes and keep families comfortable. This is why for some families, the use of heating systems has been a part of their daily norm. Maint...[More]


Furnace Installation: The Basics You Need to Know

Posted On: February 21, 2018
If you are planning on having a new furnace installed, then you should know beforehand that it is a big job. If you are planning on installing your new furnace on your own – trust us, DO NOT DO IT. ...[More]


Finding the HVAC Help You Need

Posted On: February 17, 2018
While it is true that there are many homeowner resources on all things heating and cooling, there are still some cases wherein you just need to have an expert in your home to assist you with your HVAC...[More]


Furnace and Air Conditioner - How Do They ACTUALLY Work?

Posted On: February 14, 2018
If you do not have any prior knowledge of them, heating and cooling systems are quite complex equipment to deal with. So, if you have not been trained to work on them, it is likely that you will have ...[More]


Improving Your Air Quality this Winter

Posted On: January 28, 2018
As the winter season progresses and the temperature tumbles we seal ourselves off in our toasty homes and do what we can to ignore the snow and the ice outside. However, with the shutting of windows c...[More]


Expert HVAC Maintenance Tips You Should Know About

Posted On: January 21, 2018
Taking care of your HVAC system today allows you to bag huge savings in the long run. Taking the proper preventive maintenance steps and investing in thorough inspections can spare you from high repla...[More]


Low Airflow Problems? Here are 3 Possible Causes

Posted On: October 21, 2017
You may be running your air conditioner or your heating system. Whichever it is, you certainly expect to get a certain amount of airflow when you have your hands up to the vents. When that airflo...[More]


What Stinks? Common Heating System Odours

Posted On: October 7, 2017
When your heating system at home is working properly, you will not hear any sound... and you will definitely not smell any foul odour. If yours is giving off an unusual odour, don't panic just yet. It...[More]


Dealing with Uneven Home Cooling Concerns

Posted On: September 28, 2017
If you live in a multi-story home and you notice uneven home cooling, you are not alone.When you have invested in central air conditioning, you probably expected that the system would cool the entiret...[More]


What Happens When I Clean My Air Ducts?

Posted On: September 21, 2017
You probably have asked yourself at one point or another if you should have the air ducts in your home cleaned. You have heard somewhere that it is a scam but others claim that it’s worth it.In this...[More]


Water Heaters – Tankless or Traditional?

Posted On: September 14, 2017
If you are looking for a new water heater, there is a great selection of options and varieties available to you. Water heaters are categorized into two main groups: traditional water heaters and tankl...[More]


Covering AC After Summer: Should You Do It?

Posted On: August 25, 2017
There are times during the year when you need to do maintenance on your heating and cooling system. For your air conditioner, it will be in the spring, and for your heating unit, in the fall. Some hom...[More]


Top Questions to Ask for Your Air Conditioning Estimate

Posted On: August 1, 2017
Next to your mortgage, your utility bills are among the highest costs of operating a household. Central air condition can make up a large part of your bills, and the older a system is, the less reliab...[More]


PSC vs. ECM Motors: Know Their Differences

Posted On: October 19, 2016
The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry uses a variety of motor technologies in its equipment. Historically, the two predominant motor types have been permanent split capacitor (...[More]


Keeping Warm This Fall: Things to Remember

Posted On: October 5, 2016
We can feel it in the air – the cold season is fast approaching. Keeping a home warm is not as easy as 1,2,3 especially if the home is older and doesn’t really have very good insulation. Here are ...[More]


How to Inspect your Duct System

Posted On: November 19, 2015
Furnaces and air conditioners are the source for all the comfort your HVAC system provides but none of that warm or cool air goes where it’s supposed to without your duct system. Making sure that sy...[More]