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Damien McCusker

Whether you’re buying a home in a neighborhood with a HOA (homeowner’s association), or live in one already, there may be HVAC requirements that could affect your home’s heating and cooling system. While the heating system is normally contained within each residential unit, issues do come up.

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Damien McCusker

Smart homes just keep on getting smarter. There appears to be no end to the ways smart technology can be adapted for your convenience, comfort, safety and savings. So let's look at some scenarios where smart technology could be used in your home, with a particular emphasis on smart home savings.

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Energy Efficiency
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Damien McCusker

With summer behind us, it's not a bad time to consider having professional HVAC technicians clean the air ducts in your home's central, forced-air cooling and heating system. After several months of nearly consecutive heating and then cooling, your home's ductwork may have accumulated a variety of contaminants, left behind as conditioned and spent air moves through your home's supply and return ducts, respectively.

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Air Ducts
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Damien McCusker

Architects collaborate with HVAC engineers on HVAC placement as they design the mechanical systems for homes. It matters because its location does make a difference in its energy efficiency and safety.

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HVAC
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Damien McCusker

It won’t be long before it’s time to shut off the cooling equipment and fire up your furnace or heat pump for winter. Here are some suggestions for effective HVAC winter prep system:

Change the air filters

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Winterizing
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Damien McCusker

As we move from cooling season to heating season, it can be a little dicey at times figuring out whether we should run the air conditioner or the heating. Sometimes it's warm and humid enough in the day to require some cooling, but at night, we might need the opposite. So does it harm the unit to use both when we're transitioning seasons?

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Damien McCusker

Before you know it, the leaves will begin to drop off the trees and it'll be time for fall maintenance of your HVAC system. To get you started, we've compiled a few helpful tips to make sure that you're getting the best out of your equipment as soon as the weather begins to cool off.

Call a Professional for an Annual Checkup

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Damien McCusker

Your HVAC system is designed tough -- particularly the outdoor unit of the air conditioner. And though we don't usually have to worry about hurricanes or tornadoes doing damage to the condenser in our part of Canada, other weather issues can create problems -- particularly rain. Read on about rain effects on HVAC equipment.

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HVAC
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Damien McCusker

An HVAC technician uses an array of tools to perform maintenance and repairs or install new equipment. Many tools are also used by other trades, such as a reciprocating saw, tube cutter, ladder, wire stripper and level, and various types of pliers, snips, screwdrivers and wrenches. Other more specialized HVAC tools are used too, depending on the specific work being performed. Some of the top tools of the HVAC trade include:

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HVAC
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Damien McCusker

Why Your Thermostat Isn't Keeping Its ScheduleProgrammable thermostats are well known for their money-saving features that improve heating and cooling efficiency while also reducing monthly costs for indoor comfort.

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Thermostats

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