Entries by Alexandra Fricker

Answers to FAQs About EV Chargers

Learn What You Need To Know About Residential Electric Vehicle Chargers So you’re on the path to investing in an electric vehicle. Whether you’re just tinkering with the idea for your next car or have already made the choice to change from gas to green, this is a big decision and a significant investment, but […]

7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now

Know When It’s Time to Let Go of Your Old Home Furnace Homeowner pop quiz: what are the signs to look for when your aging furnace has reached the end of its life? Is it obvious–like when it stops suddenly one cold winter day and no longer has a heartbeat? Or can it be more […]

Don’t Let the Roast of Christmas Past Clog Your Drain

A Christmas dinner spent around the table with friends and family is festive and warm: meals of mouthwatering turkey with stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, thick gravy, and tangy cranberry sauce – the most wonderful time of the year, indeed!  However, a clogged kitchen drain can make the holidays much less merry due to FOG (Fats, Oil and Grease), which are by-products of cooking.   Read on to learn about FOG and how to keep your drains and […]

Supply Chain Scarcity: What If I Need to Buy a New Furnace?

We can thank the pandemic for supply chain issues in Canada, including laptop and car shortages—oh, and bathroom tissue!    With scarcity like this, what to do if your family needs to buy a new furnace? Could a Canadian family really go the entire winter without heat?      Supplies Are Very Limited This Season, Get Your New Furnace Now!  A “wait-and-see” approach may not work well if your family needs a new furnace this season.  Rising energy costs have […]

Peel’s New Home Furnace Buying Checklist

What to look for when you’re upgrading your home comfort for the cold. It’s a tried & tested tradition for Canadian homeowners: sooner or later, that central furnace – whether it was barely brand new on moving day, or showing signs of slowing down just a few weeks after settling in – will need to […]

Who Needs a Protection Plan, Anyway?

We thought we would skip the furnace protection plan, my husband and I, when we purchased our first home.  We were young and poor, we thought.  What could happen, we thought? What happened, exactly, was the need to replace the most expensive part of our furnace—out of pocket. The furnace guy seemed sorry to have to charge us—but was quick to point out […]

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

Why Your Older Furnace May Be a Health Risk If you suspect a carbon monoxide poisoning or a leak from your furnace, evacuate everyone from your home immediately.  Then contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency service.  A technician came by my home to examine my furnace for a carbon monoxide leak. “Having a CO leak, that puts you and your […]

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Coronavirus Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many homeowners to re-think indoor air quality.  After all, the Covid-19 virus spreads through droplets and aerosols—and people who are indoors or in enclosed spaces close to one another, are particularly at risk. Washing hands, sanitizing surfaces, wearing face masks and keeping 2 metres apart have defined our COVID pandemic behaviour. But what happens when a visitor comes calling to your home?  Or when family and friends gather inside your house for […]

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace

To buy a furnace or to rent a furnace?   A technician comes to your house and gives you the news no homeowner ever wants to hear: the furnace is on its last legs, or even worse, broken.  Once the shock sets in, you ponder that replacing that older furnace could be in your near future.  With the fall and winter […]

Is Your Home’s Indoor Air Clean?

Find out what contaminants you and your family could be breathing in at home and the impact they can have on your health. You may not be able to see them, but the average house is a perfect petri dish for a whole host of dangerous pollutants that many of us breathe in every day […]

Peel’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Expert Information on Home Heating Costs, Energy Efficiency, Installation & More for Peel Area Homeowners Cost | Efficiency | When to Invest & What to Look for | Installation Whether it’s from age, wear & tear, or a breakdown that’s beyond fixing, replacing your home’s furnace is a rite of passage every property owner goes […]

10 Signs Your Air Conditioner is Going to Quit on You

Air conditioners are built to last. Outdoor compressor units for central, forced-air air conditioners can take all sorts of punishing weather — but like all machines, the more they work, the faster they get to the end of their useful life. You can always have your air conditioner repaired by a Peel Heating and Cooling […]

How to Protect Your Home from COVID-19

Most of us are spending more time at home, but are there ways you could better protect your home from COVID-19? Handwashing and physical distancing are some of the most powerful tools you can use to protect you and your family, but UV air purifiers and air filters might be able to help too. Get […]

The Most Common Allergens in the GTA & How to Protect Your Home

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is a large, high-density area consisting of the central city of Toronto, and 25 surrounding cities and towns distributed among 4 municipalities. According to a 2016 census, the Greater Toronto Area is the most populous metropolitan area in Canada, boasting 6,417,516 residents.  With this amount of geographical space, combined with […]

How To Measure the Return On Your Furnace Investment

When it comes to your home, furnace replacement may not be the first thing you’d choose to spend your hard-earned money on. Purchasing new granite countertops, a fresh coat of paint, or a trendy new kitchen backsplash may seem like the biggest bang for your buck. However, your furnace may actually be the smartest, most […]

The Ultimate Guide to Modern Furnaces [2020 Edition]

As another year passes by, we always look to the future for new and exciting innovations in the furnace industry. New forms of fuelling, operating, and maintaining furnace systems are appearing on the market each year, and 2020 is looking like no exception. So what does next year’s furnace landscape have in store? With so […]

11 Signs Your Furnace is in Need of a Repair

Well, it’s that time of year again – time to crank the heat! Snow needs shovelling, cars need clearing, and there’s no relief quite like a cozy, warm home after being out on a winter’s day. But if Jack Frost settles in and your furnace kicks out, it can be mighty inconvenient. Keep your home […]

Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters

Determining the Right Water Heater for Your Family A new water heater can be a costly investment, so you want to make sure you pick the right style of water heater to best suit your family’s needs. When it comes time to replace your old water heater, or outfit a new home, you need to […]