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Electricity Question For my Heat Pump
Posted On: September 29, 2023
I have an old electric central heater that's consuming a LOT of electricity.
Seems to be a D15 (60 amps).
I have a 100 amps board for the house.
I am looking for a central heat pump syste...[More
Trying to find my holy grail of small AC units
Posted On: September 28, 2023
My mom is getting on in years and is finally able to retire.
She and my step-dad are moving to a beach house in a humid state and are hoping to keep their bedroom cool in the hotter months.
Why Won't My Furnace Heat Up My House?
Posted On: September 26, 2023
There could be several reasons why your furnace is not heating up your house properly. Here are some common troubleshooting steps to help you identify and potentially fix the issue:
Unique heat pump situation, insight appreciated
Posted On: September 25, 2023
I live in a duplex from 1886.
I own it, and live in the second and third levels.
The second level has forced air.
Since the air was added, it has been renovated, and it leaves the majority of...[More
Honeywell Thermostat Question
Posted On: September 23, 2023
Unfamiliar with hvac and would like to ask before doing anything.
It's gettin late so can't call anyone.
Have a standard Honeywell thermostat that typically does not use batteries to be ...[More
Any reason why this could have happened?
Posted On: September 21, 2023
These look like they got burned out (not sure the correct terminology) but the AC is blowing only hot air since.
Any ideas why? Also, circuit breaker is making buzzing noise when AC breaker is flip...[More
How do you know an A/C repair quote is reasonable?
Posted On: September 20, 2023
Determining whether an air conditioning (A/C) repair quote is reasonable involves several factors.
Here are some steps to help you assess the reasonableness of a quote:
Get Multiple Quotes: Star...[More
Benefits of an Indoor A/C Unit
Posted On: September 19, 2023
Indoor air conditioning units, also known as ductless mini-split systems or ductless air conditioners, offer several benefits for cooling indoor spaces. Here are some of the advantages of using an ind...[More
why is there a low hum coming from my A/C?
Posted On: September 17, 2023
A low hum coming from your air conditioning (A/C) unit can have several possible causes. It's important to diagnose and address the issue promptly to prevent further damage or inefficiency in your...[More
Is it safe to run a portable AC on a slightly uneaven surface?
Posted On: September 12, 2023
I just bought a 8000BTU unit and the hose is too small to get out a window or anywhere, I've ordered an extension and it should be here within a week, I've managed to find a space where the un...[More
Ducted heat pump sizing help
Posted On: September 11, 2023
Hello all! I'm researching updating my houses current ducted heat pump system to a newer hyper/max heat system (16-18+ seer).
Typical 1997 built 2 story 1600sqft living space house with basemen...[More
what air conditioner should I get?
Posted On: September 10, 2023
I have a pretty small room, dont know the size exactly but it gets extremely hot in the summer and i dont know what air conditioner to get, there is already an air conditioner on the same floor and it...[More
Portable AC not cooling at all
Posted On: September 8, 2023
It's frustrating when your portable AC unit doesn't seem to be cooling your room effectively.
There are several steps you can take to improve its cooling performance:
How to sell an almost new heat pump in Seattle
Posted On: September 7, 2023
We purchased a new Mitsubishi H2i heat pump in Dec 2021, but quickly discovered that it was undersized for our home.We brought in a new HVAC company and replaced it after 6 months of use with a larger...[More
Rheem HPWH energy use in off mode?
Posted On: September 6, 2023
We recently installed a Rheem ProTerra HPWH, replacing a propane fired water heater.
It works fine, but I'm trying to understand an oddity in the EcoNet history reporting.
We have the schedu...[More
Humidity issues with ducted Mitsubishi heat pump
Posted On: September 5, 2023
Hello, wondering if others have experienced difficulty maintaining comfortable humidity using a Mitsubishi hyper heat ducted system.
I think the heart of the matter is that they try to be too effic...[More
nest thermostat messed up my air conditioner?
Posted On: September 3, 2023
A Nest thermostat, like other smart thermostats, should not inherently "mess up" your air conditioner if installed and configured correctly.
In fact, these devices are designed to help im...[More
Hiring a Decent AC Tech
Posted On: September 1, 2023
Hiring a good air conditioning technician (AC tech) is essential to ensure that your HVAC system is properly installed, maintained, and repaired. Here are some steps to help you find and hire a qualif...[More
Undersized heat pump?
Posted On: August 28, 2023
Our previous house was a 1968 split level 1600 total sq feet with basement and we had a 13 seer carrier ac 2 to worked well.
We also had new triple pane windows and white exterior.
Our new house...[More
Is my AC broken, or is it struggling to keep up with the insane heat?
Posted On: August 25, 2023
I live in Louisiana, where it has been over 100 degrees every day for weeks, with the heat index up to 116-120.
For the past few days, my apartment is staying around 79-80 when it is set to 73.
How does the AC get billed?
Posted On: August 23, 2023
I just moved in with my best friend and we are confused on how the AC will be determined how much it costs us.
We are currently going through a 110° heatwave where we live.
The issue IS NOT ...[More
HVAC Thermostat Not Working After Trying to Replace
Posted On: August 15, 2023
Today I tried to replace my existing thermostat with a Nest Learning Thermostat.
My old thermostat is a Bryant thermostat and Bryant HVAC unit.
The thermostat has Y G C W and Rh with a jumper to...[More
Trying to decide between Trane-Mitsubishi P-series and Nv-series
Posted On: August 12, 2023
My contractor gave me options between the Mitsubishi Nv-series NTXSKH36 and the P-series TRUZH036, both 3-ton.
The P-series is $3000 more expensive but seems to have a slightly better COP at low te...[More
Thinking about Switching from a Ducted HVAC System to Ductless Mini Splits
Posted On: August 11, 2023
I have been looking into purchasing a heat pump for the last few months.
I love DIY, but for this project, I had always assumed I would have an HVAC company do the installation.
My initial impre...[More
Window AC making room more humid
Posted On: August 9, 2023
I have a Midea 5000 btu air conditioner and when it kicks off the humidity quickly rises to about 80% then when it comes back on it drops back into the 60s, why is it doing this?
Question from user...[More
AC suddenly stops running
Posted On: August 8, 2023
It's about 105° outside everyday for the past 2 months with no end in sight.
My AC suddenly stopped running after mid afternoon and only seems to work in the morning, it's not running o...[More
Heat pump solution
Posted On: August 7, 2023
In the Vancouver, BC area and looking to replace our natural gas furnace in a 2500 sqf 1960s detached home.
Winter temps are typically around 5C, very rarely going down to -15C.
I'm leaning ...[More
Adjusting Vents For Heat Pump
Posted On: August 5, 2023
Our heat pump blows a lot more air than our old gas furnace.
Overall this is great and we actually find heating is better and cooling is a whole new experience.
That said our basement is a refri...[More
why should I switch to heat pump?
Posted On: August 2, 2023
Switching to a heat pump can offer several benefits, depending on your specific circumstances and needs.
Heat pumps are a type of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system that can b...[More
Getting Heat Pump Replaced Under Warranty Need Advice
Posted On: August 1, 2023
Here's a step-by-step guide to ensure a smooth process:
Read the Warranty: Start by reviewing your heat pump's warranty documentation.
Understand what is covered under the warranty, the ...[More
My AC keeps going out because the safety switch keeps tripping
Posted On: July 31, 2023
My ac keeps turning off because what I believe is the safety switch keeps tripping, anytime I take the switch float off it kicks on within a few minuets and there is water where the float sits (like a...[More
Is this a sign of a Refrigerant Leak?
Posted On: July 27, 2023
An AC refrigerant leak is a common issue in air conditioning systems, and it can lead to reduced cooling efficiency and potential damage to the compressor. Here are some signs that indicate you may ha...[More
Water heater recommendation?
Posted On: July 24, 2023
We are under construction for a 900 square foot ADU.
Gas is not permitted, so it's all electric.
It will be used as an office primarily and occasional guests.
The design calls for a Rheem...[More
Tried AC for the first time this year and it won't get cold
Posted On: July 22, 2023
I have a window unit AC from Walmart that I only have installed for a month or two in the summer.
Never had any issues.
I installed it last night and ran it all night, it never got cold.
Can my AC run all day?
Posted On: July 20, 2023
I have a 1900 sqft house and I rent the extra rooms out, I have central AC and I've noticed it struggles to keep the house colder than 15 F below outside temp.
One of my tenants regularly sets ...[More
Heatpump Advice Needed
Posted On: July 18, 2023
I'm planning to install a heat pump system in my home that can provide radiant heating as well as air heating and cooling.
I'm considering using an air-to-air heat pump for the traditional ...[More
Why does my window AC fill with water?
Posted On: July 16, 2023
I have a brand new toshiba RAC-WK0612CRRU 6,000 BTU and when I took it out, a lot of water came out of it and went everywhere.
I've looked for a drain plug and it doesn't seem to have one. ...[More
AC has no power
Posted On: July 12, 2023
Moved into home 1 month ago.
AC unit is 2020.
The day before moved in.
I had my buddy who owns AC company rip the whole thing out and clean it all.
Cleaned the coils, did something with co...[More
Air Conditioner Coolant Explosion
Posted On: July 10, 2023
I just spent several hours taking my AC apart to clean it and I put it back together and it was working fine for an hour but then it blew up and flew back into my room ejecting coolant everywhere.
help With Cleaning My Window AC
Posted On: July 3, 2023
So am cleaning my window AC.
Was wondering is there a way to open up the front panel fully? My guide only shows how to pull out the filter and the part where it is.
Cause it definitely needs cle...[More
AC vent problem, gets ridiculously hot
Posted On: June 27, 2023
The vent shown at the beginning is the only vent in my bedroom, it NEVER has or has had in the 3 or so years of being here had air blowing out of it, rather it almost feels like it's pulling air o...[More
Leaks From a Hole in My HVAC System
Posted On: June 20, 2023
The copper tube runs to the AC fan through the basement wall and out back.
Any ideas? Easy fix? Can I still run it until someone comes out?
Question from user skateawho at hvacadvice at re...[More
Experiences with Arctic air-to-water heat pump?
Posted On: June 18, 2023
I can provide you with a general overview of how Arctic air-to-water heat pumps work and some potential experiences users might have had.
However, keep in mind that technology and experiences may h...[More
Is my new Window AC defective?
Posted On: June 5, 2023
I'd be glad to help you troubleshoot whether your new Window AC is defective.
Here are some troubleshooting tips you can follow to determine the issue:
No Cooling or Weak Cooling: Ensure tha...[More
What's the Cost of a Heat Pump in Canada?
Posted On: May 28, 2023
The pricing of a heat pump in Canada can vary depending on several factors, including the brand, model, capacity, features, installation costs, and regional market dynamics. It's essential to obta...[More
Advice Need For This AC Issue
Posted On: May 23, 2023
My AC stopped blowing cold air.
The unit outside seems to be working.
The fan is spinning but no cold air comes out.
I'm calling someone to come take a look at it today but was curious if...[More
Exhaust Hose Extension Help on Portable A/C
Posted On: May 21, 2023
I bought a black and decker portable A/C very similar to the one in these pictures with those exact parts.
It has a 5.
9” exhaust hose.
I am looking for parts to extend the exhaust hose...[More
Standing AC Unit Advice
Posted On: April 23, 2023
My windows are very wide in new apartment so I'm thinking of getting a standing ac unit.
They're expensive and I'm okay with that but idk what to get and where to start looking.
Are Portable ACs at all useful if you have no other options?
Posted On: April 21, 2023
I have a friend who lives in an apartment that does not allow window units to be placed.
Seems their only option is one of the portable ACs that stand on the floor that you just use the vent / exha...[More
I have a maintenance inspecton for furnace - AC tomorrow What should I be wary of?
Posted On: April 19, 2023
My fiancée and I moved into our home roughly two years ago and have not had the furnace or AC inspected.
Both of these units seem to be working fine.
In the winter, the furnace is quick t...[More
AC compressor running but fan not spinning
Posted On: April 18, 2023
It's about AC season where I live and I did a trial run of the AC to check everything is working ok and the compressor is running but not the fan in the AC unit outside.
36 Year Old AC Unit Question
Posted On: April 16, 2023
I have a 36 year old Luxaire AC unit that needs to be replaced.
It has never leaked -- but the compressor is giving out.
(new relay, new capacitors, newer air handler) The compressor has been on...[More
How to install window AC?
Posted On: April 12, 2023
I was hoping for some advice on how to install a window AC.
But the installation requires a power drill (which I don't have) and I'm not sure about drilling into the window as I'm just ...[More
Is it normal to use aluminium tubing with external condenser units?
Posted On: April 10, 2023
I'm a engineer by trade, and my A/C system just got started up for the first time since last spring here in AZ, noticed I wasn't getting cooling, went to check the external unit and the sound ...[More
Portable A/C question
Posted On: April 9, 2023
My TURBRO 8000 BTU air conditioner is no longer cooling my room effectively.
My exhaust tube is about 8 feet long, but I don't think that's the main problem.
It was cooling my...[More
Is My Furnace C-Wire Hooked Up?
Posted On: April 8, 2023
Also is it okay there’s two blue wires pigtailed with the brown wire?
Question from user krenster2 at hvacadvice at reddit.
The blue wires attached to the brown are most likely ...[More
A/C Dirty Sock Syndrome, How Do You Solve It?
Posted On: April 7, 2023
Have a newish heat pump/ducts installed with the UV add on and it has a foul smell when turning on the AC.
Spoke to my installer lead/salesperson.
He said he doesn't know why this happens bu...[More
Need help with wiring a capacitor for A/C unit!
Posted On: April 6, 2023
Question from user Haramyy at hvacadvice at reddit.
Yellow is C.
Brown is fan.
Blue is herm.
I understand that you need assistance with wiring a capacitor for you...[More
Can I change the position of my outdoor A/C unit?
Posted On: April 5, 2023
The box is not fixed to the floor and I would like to change the position box to the left but tje black tubes are very rigid.
Question from user llum-foc-destruccio at AirCondi...[More
Why Does My A/C Unit Keep Freezing?
Posted On: April 4, 2023
Question from user Topher1326 at AirConditioners at reddit.
If your A/C unit keeps freezing, there are a few possible reasons why this may be happening:
Dirty air filter: A dirty air ...[More
Our Freon on Our AC Was Completely Empty. Any Ideas?
Posted On: April 3, 2023
I have a 13 plus year old Goodman 5 Ton unit, (10-12 SEER) that had a freon leak.
Tech came by yesterday and confirmed there was no pressure.
He ran a test today and pressurized the entire syste...[More
What does the Red or Green sticker on AC vent mean?
Posted On: April 2, 2023
Question from user unknownuserdead at AirConditioners at reddit.
The red or green sticker on an AC vent is typically used to indicate whether the air conditioning system is supplying coo...[More
Looking to buy a house and convert to heat pumps in New England What should I be looking for?
Posted On: April 1, 2023
Apologies if there's a better sub to ask this. As in the title, I'm in the market for a house in the NE US, and I'd like to fully switch to heat pumps for heating and cooling once purchased. Is there ...[More
AC keeps freezing up?
Posted On: March 31, 2023
There are several possible reasons why your air conditioner (AC) may be freezing up. Here are some common causes:
Dirty or clogged air filters: When the air filters are dirty or clogged, it r...[More
Looking for advice from those who have a heat pump for their home
Posted On: March 30, 2023
I'm getting quotes to replace my furnace and ac condenser.
I'm considering a heat pump but am worried that it will not heat and/or cool as well a furnace + condenser combo.
I know there ...[More
I wanted to understand which wire is common wire on my Heat Pump
Posted On: March 28, 2023
This is connected to my heat pump.
Question from user BeatAlive at heatpumps at reddit.
In a heat pump system, the common wire, often referred to as the "C wire," is an important compo...[More
Goodman Furnace keeps locking out at night
Posted On: March 27, 2023
My Furnace has been giving me this issue for over 2 winters and Goodman cannot figure out the issue. This is a new system in a new house. The following is a history of work that has been done by contr...[More
Refrigerant Recovery Tank
Posted On: March 26, 2023
So I just got my refrigerant recovery license (608 type 1) to take over my Grandfather's business and I was wondering if these are good tanks for recovery. I have some old tanks that he left me wgen h...[More
Intermittent Igniter Issues (natural gas, Armstrong Air Ultra V)
Posted On: March 26, 2023
Here's the sitch.I've replaced my igniter 3-4 times in the last year. Figured I'd just gotten cheap ones. Maybe I got oil on it, maybe chemicals/moisture from nearby washing machine/shower (there's ta...[More
Why you Should Opt for Custom Ductwork
Posted On: July 27, 2022
If you are like most homeowners, there is a huge chance you’ve overlooked your HVAC system. Your HVAC system is crucial in maintaining the comfort level inside your home. Whether it is the cold mont...[More
Clever Ways to Save on Electricity
Posted On: July 14, 2022
It is never too late to start saving electricity. When it comes to your energy consumption, there are about a million and one tweaks you can make that do not require you to go out on a limb. The littl...[More
My AC Unit is Not Working, What Now?
Posted On: June 29, 2022
You may encounter many problems with your air conditioner and while it is true that most problems require HVAC experts to repair them, there are some troubleshooting tips that can help homeowners fix ...[More
5 Things You Should Know When Installing an Air Conditioner
Posted On: June 23, 2022
With the heat of the summer approaching, you may be looking to buy a new Central air conditioner.
Here are some tips to help you get the job done right! Today’s residential air conditioning s...[More
Manage Indoor Humidity for Maximum Comfort
Posted On: June 15, 2022
It doesn’t matter what type of climate it is you live in, the humidity level in the air can definitely affect the comfort of your home, not to mention how your HVAC units will function.Every homeown...[More
How much does a furnace cost
Posted On: May 24, 2022
Winter may be over, but it's never too early to start thinking about replacing that old, outdated furnace. It is the best time to replace your furnace now that the warmer weather is here. A new furnac...[More
What is an HVAC system and what does it do
Posted On: May 11, 2022
The term HVAC system comes up quite often, especially when looking at the specifications of a home. Whether it's brand new or older, what is an HVAC system, and what does it do? HVAC stands for h...[More
Spring Cleaning Tips You Should Know About
Posted On: April 27, 2022
Spring is only a few days away and what better way to commemorate its arrival than by cleaning! Nothing says a fresh start faster than a thoroughly cleaned home. Being prepared is key in accomplishing...[More
The Importance of Regular HVAC Maintenance
Posted On: April 13, 2022
Seasons change all-year round, but there is one thing that should always be constant in your home: the desired temperature you want your home to have. This should not be difficult to achieve. You migh...[More
Should I Apply for the Greener Home Grant?
Posted On: March 31, 2022
With climate change being the talk of the news, everyone wonders what they can do to help? Some people purchase hybrid vehicles, take public transportation, ride bikes, or walk where they can.But ther...[More
Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring
Posted On: March 16, 2022
Spring is just around the corner – are you ready for warmer weather? We sure missed it, how about you? You might have a list of activities lined up for spring, and we are excited just like you! Just...[More
HVAC Maintenance: Common Problems You Might Encounter
Posted On: March 2, 2022
The battle against heat and humidity can be quite common during the warmer months. Some homeowners rely on their HVAC systems to keep them cool and comfortable, even on the hottest of days. This is wh...[More
Why you should choose a career in HVAC
Posted On: February 16, 2022
It can be hard to choose a career, especially if you are young or looking for a new path in life. And if you're one of those people who likes to know how things work instead of being in an office all ...[More
Why are icicles forming on my soffit
Posted On: February 2, 2022
The soffit is the material on your home beneath the eaves trough that connects the roof's edge to the exterior wall. You can also find them on the underside of your porch. Suffit's are essential for p...[More
Should You Switch to a Gas Fireplace
Posted On: January 19, 2022
What could be more peaceful than curling up with a good book in front of a glowing fireplace? Fireplaces can be a magnificent staple in any home or business. Not only do fireplaces provide great ambia...[More
Great Saving Tips for This Year
Posted On: January 5, 2022
It’s not a big surprise that energy costs money, but some people are still surprised when they see how much their consumption is costing them. Keep in mind that anything you can do to conserve energ...[More
New Years Resolutions for Your Home
Posted On: December 22, 2021
People commonly make New Year’s resolutions for things that concern their personal lives. This year, however, you might want to consider making resolutions that involve keeping your home a safe and ...[More
Home Heating Myths Debunked
Posted On: December 8, 2021
There is one wives’ tale for almost everything – even your home heating! These mind-boggling myths have been around for a while now and there is no better time to debunk them than today.We know yo...[More
Home Improvements to Keep Everyone Warm This Winter
Posted On: November 24, 2021
You cannot do anything about the chilly weather but what you can do is take steps to make your home more energy efficient. Homeowners should start with small tweaks before splurging on big home improv...[More
HVAC Experts: Know When to Call for Help
Posted On: November 11, 2021
Before making any home repairs, you need to calculate the costs of trying to do the repairs yourself over hiring professionals. Some things are easier than others – like going to a hardware store or...[More
Why Your Home Needs Custom Ductwork
Posted On: October 20, 2021
Although your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system might not cross your mind frequently, it is still likely that the safety and comfort of your home are prominent in your mind. The...[More
Tankless Water Heaters: Make the Switch
Posted On: October 8, 2021
Are you looking for a steady supply of hot water?Is the idea of constantly heating your water in your basement via a big tank sounds inefficient as well as wasteful to you?One of the basic necessities...[More
Is Your Home Ready for Winter
Posted On: September 23, 2021
Now that fall is here, it’s time to prepare your home for colder months. We want to help you lower your utility bills while protecting your investment. Great news, here are some things you can do yo...[More
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...[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 furn...[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 co...[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 envir...[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 cruc...[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...[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 ten...[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...[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 th...[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 al...[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 n...[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 problem...[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-r...[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 fact...[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...[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. ...[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...[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 gathe...[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 ca...[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,...[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 pr...[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 condition...[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.
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