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The Ideal Air Conditioner Maintenance Schedule

Your air conditioner is developed to withstand the vast majority of what Mother Nature can throw at it, but this doesn’t mean you can ignore it year-round. As with all home appliances, routine maintenance checks are mandatory for not only long life-spans but for saving you boat-loads of money in repairs caused by neglectfulness. But […]

How to Save Money on Your Heating Bill

Heating bills can soar during cold winters, and that’s money you can’t recover. If you’re ready to start saving money, we can shed some light on what you can do for lower bills this winter. Our experts can agree on a collection of best practices based on decades of experience. Boonstra Heating and Cooling has […]

Your Guide to Protecting Your Home from COVID-19

Now that most of us are spending more time at home, you might be wondering how you can protect your home from COVID-19. In addition to following government recommendations like physical distancing and frequent handwashing, there might be other ways you can stay safe. Although research is still emerging, UV air purifiers and specialized furnace […]

7 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Your water heater is probably not something you think about until something goes wrong. Then one day, you go to hop in a nice warm shower and get hit with an icy blast instead. You wait for a few minutes for the water to warm up; the minutes go by, yet nothing. So you start […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Water Heaters

Water heaters are something you likely don’t think about a lot until you can’t get any hot water. Just like your furnace or other home appliances, however, it’s important to think about (and check on) your water heater regularly. What is a Water Heater? As the name suggests, a water heater is an appliance used […]

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING AN ONGOING HVAC SERVICE PLAN?

Every homeowner should have a preventative maintenance plan to protect their home’s HVAC equipment. Yes, there is a cost associated, but the peace of mind you’ll gain, along with many other benefits, makes it well worth it. Here we’ll explain what’s included in a typical HVAC service plan, the benefits of an HVAC service plan […]

CHOOSING THE RIGHT AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR SERVICE

Nothing is more frustrating than your air conditioner failing to work in the middle of a heat wave. When your air conditioning needs repair, it’s important to keep a cool head. What should you look for in an air conditioning repair service to ensure you get quality repairs for a reasonable cost? We recommend that […]

Preparing Your Furnace for Winter

How Do You Prepare You Furnace for Winter? Furnace maintenance is the best way to prepare your furnace for the long winters in Hamilton and Burlington. Regular maintenance helps keep your furnace safe and improves efficiency. A maintenance check by a professional can spot any issues early, including potential gas or carbon monoxide leaks.  You […]

How Your Home Loses Heat

Winter is officially upon us, which means that your furnace is working hard to keep your family warm and comfortable. You’ve likely already taken steps to prepare your furnace for winter, but creating enough heat to warm your home is only half the battle: you also need to minimize heat loss. What is Heat Loss? […]

The Significance of Good Indoor Air Quality

Air quality can be hard to get right, but it’s even harder to live without it. Outdoor air quality can present large scale problems that don’t have simple solutions. But indoor air quality can be very manageable. That means making sure that the air you breathe in your home makes it a safe haven. It’s […]

Why is My Furnace Leaking?

There are several reasons a furnace might leak. From condensation to clogs, many things can lead to a puddle of water on your furnace room floor. To help determine the cause of your leak, and the steps you should take, you first need to decide which type of liquid is coming from your furnace. What […]

WHY FALL IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR A FURNACE CHECK UP

As the summer comes to a close and fall and winter approach, homeowners need to start thinking about preparing their homes for the colder months. This can include protecting plants, outdoor water sources, closing pools, checking home insulation and ensuring that furnaces are in top working order. Having a furnace check up is vital – […]

WHAT FURNACE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR HOME?

When buying a new furnace, homeowners are usually looking for the best value for their money. Generally they’re trying to find a combination of quality, dependability, efficiency to minimize usage costs, and a reasonable price tag. Here are some things to consider when buying a new furnace. What choices will I have to make when […]

WIFI CONTROLLED THERMOSTATS; HOW DO THEY WORK?

While many electronic devices in our lives are replaced often and it can feel like a task to keep up with them, some are more permanent. Thermostats are one of the latter. While the technology is advancing quickly, their installed hardware nature means that homeowners typically like to choose models that can perform and last […]

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY FURNACE FILTER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED

Understanding the signs indicating your furnace filter needs to be replaced can save you money on repairs or the cost of replacing the unit completely. Knowing what to look for when you examine your furnace filter, and watching for symptoms around the home can also keep the environment more comfortable and cleaner for guests and […]

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A FURNACE MAINTENANCE PLAN

To help ensure the efficiency of your furnace and to minimize unwanted yet preventable repairs, getting regular and seasonal tune-ups is a great idea, but even with the best of care, your furnace can run into occasional operating problems. Normal aging, typical wear and tear, and a lack of maintenance will have a cumulative and […]

HOW TO DEAL WITH FLUCTUATING HEATING BILLS

When the weather outside is frightful, a spike in your heating costs can be just as scary. Large heating bills can negatively affect your monthly budget, and it is even worse when your usage fluctuates. Regardless of whether your home is heated by natural gas, electric, or radiant systems, cold temperatures and energy price volatility […]

SIGNS THAT YOU NEED A NEW FURNACE

Knowing how to tell when your aging furnace has reached the end of its life can be difficult, but the last thing you want is to find out in the middle of winter when heating your home is a necessity. If your furnace is 10-years-old or more, you need to start monitoring it to evaluate […]

THE BENEFITS OF A WHOLE-HOME HUMIDIFIER

The cozy warmth of home is an essential need when you’re stuck in the icy grip of a Canadian winter. Unfortunately, your home’s heating system can also be the cause of dry throats, skin, and hair. Forced-air central heating systems re-heat the air in your home multiple times throughout the day. Typically, this causes the […]

TOP 10 TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER HOME

There’s no place like home – right? Where we live should be a safe haven for raising our children, spent time with friends and family, as well as take time to enjoy ourselves. As Canadians, it is estimated that we spend about 90% of our time indoors; however, most people are still unaware of the […]

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A HVAC CONTRACTOR

Buying a new heating or cooling system for your home can be a daunting task. Your first step is to choose the right contractor. We’ve compiled a list of suggestions from some of the top trusted experts around to make your decision easier. EnergyStar says: Expect a home evaluation — The contractor should spend significant […]

HEAT PUMPS IN OAKVILLE, BURLINGTON & HAMILTON

What is a heat pump and is it right for my home? A heat pump, put simply, is an electrical device that extracts heat from one place and transfers it to another. During cooler months, it will move heat still present in outdoor air, into your home. During warmer months, the cycle reverses, and the […]

IS YOUR AIR CONDITIONER READY FOR SUMMER?

Finally, the warm temperatures are upon us. If you haven’t already started running your air conditioner, there are a few things you may want to consider to ensure everything is working properly and efficiently. Here are some tips on how to get your AC ready for summer and how to help your AC cool your […]

THE INSIDE SCOOP ON HOT & COLD SPOTS

What are hot & cold spots? A difference in temperature throughout your home. When one area of your room is hotter or cooler than the rest. What are the signs? When many rooms throughout your home are a different temperature. For example, upstairs rooms are warmer, downstairs rooms are cooler. This usually results in family […]