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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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