Handy Hints & Tips

Tips for selecting the right system

1. Reliability
Chances are your heating and cooling system is the most expensive equipment you will purchase for your home. That’s why it’s important to choose proven products from a reputable manufacturer, we will offer you the right advice and assist you in making this decision.

2. Efficiency
An energy efficient home comfort system, when properly sized and installed, can save you up to 20% on your annual heating and cooling costs. We will use our computerized design guides to ensure that your equipment has been carefully sized and engineered to suit your living or working space.

3. Quiet Operation
The sound of a standard heating furnace can be as loud as 100 decibels, comparable to the sound of a kitchen garbage disposal! Air conditioners can produce sounds as high as 80 decibels apparently. Look for technologies and features in products that help keep operating sound at a comfortable level. This is also relevant to your neighbours comfort for the outdoor system and where it is being located. All these matters are taken into consideration when we are quoting you.

4. Consistent Temperatures
With a typical furnace or single-speed air conditioner, indoor temperature can vary as much as seven degrees from the thermostat setting. So going with a system that offers variable speed and/or two-stage systems will ultimately give you the assurance of precise temperature control.

5. Balanced Humidity
To maintain proper moisture levels in your home, choose a thermostat that controls both temperature and humidity, as this is not always an option on all makes and models. You might also consider a variable speed and/or two-stage comfort system and dehumidifier in this instance.

6. Proper Airflow
A typical furnace motor runs at one speed and circulates a constant volume of air, so it responds to changing comfort demands by repeatedly cycling on and off. This frequent cycling increases air stratification and stagnation. For optimal air circulation, choose a variable speed model. This will allow the system greater flexibility and ultimately give you the consumer greater comfort.

7. Healthy Air
One of the best ways to combat indoor pollution is to attach an air cleaner to your furnace or air handler. That way, you can have peace of mind knowing your system is working to capture small contaminants in every room of your home. Ask us how this can be incorporated into your quote.