Tuesday, December 25, 2018

5 ways to get more warmth this Winter

A lot of people think that it takes a lot of investment to make the home energy efficient. The truth is, some simple and affordable choices can give almost the same result that very hefty investments can give. Below are 5 smart ways to make your home efficient with minimal investment.

Insulation Refill 

You, like many other homeowners, can mistakenly consider discomfort in the indoor a result of system declining its efficiency when in actuality, it is the failing insulation that is raising the level of discomfort. Check out the walls and attic and get them refilled before the peak winter begins. In case you have never had your home insulated, at least get the attic insulated. It will keep your indoor warmer and will reduce the bills.

Leaking Windows? 

To your surprise, a whole lot of warmth in winter gets wasted only through the leaks in the windows. Even small leaks let significant warmth out of the indoor. This way, not only the comfort gets compromised but also the heating system runs unusually more resulting in wear and tear and higher energy bills. Sealing windows takes not more than a few dollars. You can get yourself a duct tape and seal the leaks.

Do some alteration to your water heating system 

A lot of people are upgrading to tankless water heaters because they offer instant hot water and are energy efficient. But these two benefits come at a price that not everyone can afford. This makes Tank Water Heaters still the only resort for some people. Using a Tank Water Heater efficiently is an art known to a few. Consider for example these hacks;
Insulate the pipes with foam. Insulated pipes reduce heat loss resulting in retaining the temperature of the water as it passes through the lines. Do it particularly if you have long supply lines. Also, insulation of the tank makes a whole lot of difference. Although tanks are already insulated, adding another layer will help in saving the time for heating water and saving some dollars on energy bills.

Cook and bake efficiently 

The indoor can become warmer in winter with less use of Furnace if you cook efficiently. Instead of using electric ovens, make use of your gas ovens. Also, keep the door of the oven open after cooking so that the warmth spreads in the indoor.

Upgrade to energy efficient appliances 

Upgrading to energy efficient appliances may appear to be a costly investment but the overall expense can reduce to a significant extent by taking advantage of rebate programs. There are several governmental and non-governmental programmes that offer rebates on the purchase of energy efficient appliances.

As said above, there are simple and affordable ways that can help make the home energy efficient. Following the smart practices and making some slight upgrades, you can choose to pay less on energy bills and increase the level of indoor comfort.

So how do you keep your home energy efficient in winters? 

Monday, November 26, 2018

3 HVAC myths

There are a number of homeowners who once start following a HVAC myth never again revise their practice and never really try to find out if the practice they are following has some real grounds. Today, we shall learn about some commonly followed HVAC practices that are nothing more than myths.

Duct Cleaning is a DIY 

Filter cleaning is certainly a DIY but duct cleaning? Say that again? Did you say Duct Cleaning is also a DIY? Well, that is the same that a vast majority of Canadian homeowners think and as a result, try to perform the cleaning themselves instead of calling professionals. A proper Duct Cleaning requires proper equipment, professionalism and the right way so that all the dust and debris of the ductwork does not fall out into the home or does not go and stick into the system's components. In addition, getting harsh with cleaning can result in damaging the ductwork, creating a trouble of repair which could be costly depending on the damage. So DIY duct cleaning is both a bad and risky idea. If you have never taken a professional duct cleaning before, take it now and you'll know the difference between a DIY and a professional's work.

Once the ductwork is installed, it's all done, all set 

Of course, once the ductwork is installed, it is anticipated that it will provide with comfort for the years to come. But that is not always true and should not be considered so. Just like all the other components of the HVAC system need maintenance, the ductwork needs it too. Over time, it can develop holes and leaks, the material can damage or corrode, as in the case of metal sheet ductworks and foil ductworks. And other than that, there are some cases in which the ductwork installed is not the right ductwork for the type of architecture the home has or the type of system that is later installed. In the former cases; of ductwork damage, it is important to maintain the ductwork and get it repaired as soon as it develops holes and leaks. In the latter case; of the wrong duct type or in the case of upgrading the system, get the ductwork renovated accordingly.
So buddies, "ductwork once installed is an all good good", is actually not a real thing. A myth once again!

Air Filters/Purifiers purify the air completely 

As far as the common duct air filters are concerned, they are of such quality so as to only trap dust and debris and that too limited to their capability. The bacteria, viruses and other microscopic organisms never get filtered by these paper filters. The Air Purifiers that are additionally installed with the ductwork; however, do some additional work of cleaning but then their capabilities are limited as well and not all Air Purifiers are meant to serve the same purpose. While some are for smoke, others may be for odours or bacterias. Assuming that one ordinary unit completely purifies all types of indoor impurities is....a myth once again. However, there are some latest models that are multi-purpose. But those are neither cheap nor very economical for everyday use.   

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Gas Fireplace Safety - Here's what you need to do

With winter comes the thought of Fireplace. The fireplace is one of the most amazing winter experiences. Sitting in front of it and enjoying coffee with the tantalizing sounds of wood crackles gives a heavenly feel. In Canada, while so many people now prefer Furnace and Heat Pumps to comfort their indoors in winters, there are many whose love for the fireplace is as strong as was in the days when Fireplace was the primary choice. But with the use of gas fireplace comes some real responsibility and care without which Fireplace can turn into a real headache. If you are one such homeowner who loves to use fireplace as the primary heating solution in winters, this blog is for you.

- Safety screen is a must 

Some people think that safety screens are supposed to be used when there are kids at home. Not really so. Safety screens have to be used even when there are no kids at home. These screen help keep the homeowners safe by creating a barrier. The skin does not come in direct contact with the heat. Also, sometimes, when wooden logs are used, the burning pieces fall out of the fireplace and this can result in serious consequences.

- CO Detectors ensure your safety 

Fireplaces, when not kept, maintained create a serious scenario of CO poisoning. The dirty vents push the burning gases back into the home. Also, the gas leaks from pipelines can also result in a fire. All of these consequences can be avoided by installing a CO detector. CO detector is a small device which alarms the homeowners when any unusual presence of gas is felt.

- Annual Inspection 

It is good if you perform maintenance of your appliances on your own. But no matter how good you are at maintenance, you'll never be as good as a professional. While you perform DIY maintenance on your own throughout the season, make sure to call a professional technician for annual maintenance. Professionals thoroughly clean the fireplace, tune up the parts and diagnose any issues well in time so that you could be saved from any serious accidents.

- Upgrade to direct vents 

If you have been using an old fireplace since long, it is recommended to upgrade to a direct vent model now. Direct vents expel 100% of the combustion gases out of the home. Also, the sealed combustion mechanism keeps the indoor safe and the IAQ does not get affected.

Winter is on its way. The time to start preparing your heating appliances is right here and right now. If you are looking forward to upgrading your fireplace, replace a part, get it inspected by professionals, want a reliable repair or anything else related to the fireplace, we have the professionals who could help you out with all the fireplace related things. It had been over 15 years that we are helping homeowners in resolving their HVAC concerns. Let us serve you as well with our world-class fireplace installation, maintenance, diagnosis, repair and replacement services.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Air Conditioning Health Risks - An explanation

Advancement in technology has provided us with many blessings and air conditioning is one of those discount. But it needs to be kept in mind that in order for a thing to remain fully beneficial, it is important to use it in the right manner. Air Conditioner on hand provides comfort in the summer and maintains a desirable indoor environment but on the other hand, creates some health issues as well. Here, it is needed to mention that Air Conditioning is not risky in entirety, it is just the wrong usage and wrong practices that makes it risky. So the fearsome articles on the dangers of air conditioning are of course too much of an exaggeration. This article is meant to explain the health problems associated with Air Conditioning and when and how they occur.

Health Risks associated with  Air Conditioners 

- High Humidity 

 This problem is not caused by Air Conditioner itself but the wrong usage of it or because of selecting the wrong size. In case one, running an Air Conditioner on ''On'' setting of the fan makes the fan run constantly, resulting in returning all the humid air back inwards. This raises the humidity level. The latter case is the case of wrong size AC. A very large sized AC cools the indoor quickly and trips often resulting in not allowing the system to dehumidify the air; the indoor humidity rises. As a consequence of indoor humidity, bacteria, viruses, mould and spores spread. And the mould growth can sometimes spread to such an extent that it can affect the entire building and the homeowners throughout the home.

- Low Humidity is also a problem! 

Once again, low humidity is a result of the wrong use of AC. When the system is run constantly, it dehumidifies the indoor to such an extent that the humidity does not remain desirable. Too low humidity can cause health problems like skin, eyes, throat irritation. sinus problems and other respiratory tract problems.

- Exposure to refrigerant is risky!

The exposure does not really take place as the refrigerants are too tightly contained in the lines and keep on getting used but in case of leaks, an exposure may take place. Only a few minutes of inhaling in an environment with AC refrigerant gas can result in cutting off the supply of oxygen to your cell resulting in serious health issues.

How to avoid Air Conditioning Health Problems? 

In order to make the most efficient use of HVAC appliances, the process starts right from the time of purchase. As mentioned above, even a wrong size can lead to creating health problems, it is important to seek professional suggestion when purchasing appliances. Secondly, the user guides and the do's and don'ts need to be practised seriously. An Air Conditioner should not be expected to give absolute benefit when it is run constantly, not given maintenance and operated in the wrong way. Last but not the least, the repairs should always be get done by professional technicians. Following the proper guidelines keep the health risks away.
Have you ever faced any Air Conditioning health risks? How did you cope with them?

Friday, August 17, 2018

Fooled by fake HVAC reviews? Don't let this happen again


So let's face the facts and the facts are hereunder;

- Most people do not have adequate information about HVAC and they have to blindly rely on HVAC services
- People search for the services and end up choosing the ones that are most affordable and have a good reputation
- To know of the reputation of a service, the trend these days is to look for reviews online. Homeowners think the more 5-stars a company has, the better it is.

Do you, as a homeowner, endorse what has just been said? Great! Now the amazing part begins. Homeowners are right to assume that the companies with better ratings are better but how many of them know that a lot of the online reviews are nothing but fake and paid reviews? Which means, a company ranking so low in actual, in terms of the efficacy of services would be ranked so high online just because it's paying for fake reviews. As a result, you would end up choosing a wrong service and none of your smartness to check for reviews will be of any use.

So what to do? How to make sure of a service's quality and the authenticity of the reviews you read? Here are some genuinely smart ways;

- Avoid paid review websites

Websites that offer paid advertisements would be giving some favours to those that pay them. So, avoid checking such sites for reviews that charge for listing. Stick to authentic websites only that have strict standards and that scrutinise a review before making it public. For example, Better Business Bureau and HomeStars.

- Hey detective! Check the dates

So let's become Sherlock Holmes for some time. Check the review dates. The reviews that are a few and are posted one after the other indicate that there's something wrong. If a company that has been listed for 4 years had reviews right after it got listed and never after that, the reviews must be its own posted (high chances).

- Read the reviews carefully

You know when it's exaggerated flattery and exaggerate appreciation. Reading reviews carefully can also tell you of their authenticity. The fake reviews will have a typical format. A lot of appreciation, mentioning that everything was super good and that the service will be taken again. An advertisement kind of language could easily be spotted. The same pattern can be seen repeated in multiple reviews. The writing style would be the same as well. So what's left? You know it's fake!

- Google the fake review

And here comes another way. Simple yet useful. Copy the review text that you are suspicious about. Put it in the google search bar and press enter. Does the same review appear in results, posted on other websites as well? Caught red-handed! The review is a fake review posted by a paid reviewer. But here, a double condemnation should be made for the reviewer. Not only that he did a wrong thing but also that he did not do the wrong thing properly. Copied the review, loser!

So, did you find these tips useful? Hopefully, you'd now be able to spot fake reviews easily.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Check these 4 things before calling an AC repair tech

You do need professionals for sure but you don't need them all the times. There are times when your own service towards your HVAC system can suffice and can save you from costly repairs as well. You need to know what those times are. But also note that it is always dangerous to go beyond your DIY technical limits so the times where we suggest call professionals, do call them because that is where your DIY limits end.
If your Air Conditioner has stopped working entirely or is giving compromised cooling, check out the following things before calling a repair tech.

- Filters and filters

Tired of listening to filter change reminders and advice all the time? Well, we do it time and again because that is where some of the most common HVAC problems lie. Clogged filters hinder airflow and that overburdens the system. As a result, the system trips or if not that, gives a very compromised cooling. So, check for filters right away and if found clogged or damaged, change them.

- Check your Thermostat

You may not check Thermostat knowing that yours is a programmable one and you programmed is this morning. But anything could be possible. You never know if some naughty kid or a nosy guest had changed the settings so do check it to ensure that the settings are well set. If the problem is that of insufficient cooling and it's an unusually hot day outside, consider lowering the thermostat temperature a few degrees than usual.

- Closing vents isn't a good idea

So you must have heard of this idea of closing the vents in unused rooms to save energy and to cool the rest of the home faster. Well, this doesn't really work that way. As the vents of some of the unused rooms are closed, the air has to travel all the way to the mouth of the vent and then return back. This creates an imbalance in the airflow and burdens not only the ductwork that wears it faster but also the compressor that may then fail earlier than it would usually. So in case, you're experiencing discomfort, hot and cold spots, air pressure problem or tripping, open the vents in unused rooms and if you wish to not waste that cooling, open the doors so that the cooling can spread outside.

- Reset Circuit Breaker

If your Air Conditioner circuit breaker is tripping frequently, try this before calling a repair tech, who will charge you a hundred dollar for sure; Reset the circuit breaker. Turn the button off and then on. But remember to do this only once. Don't start that on-off play with your circuit breaker that you used to play with switches in childhood.

If even after trying all of these, the problem persists, here's where your limit finishes and a professional's begins. Look out for a reliable and professional service and let a professional diagnose and repair your system.

What was the last time you had your AC repaired? Did you try these before calling a professional?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Philanthro Air Filters - Changing Lives

Imagine yourself alone. And the exact situation is that of an orphan (May you never experience this). No father, no mother, no family. Waiting and waiting for someone to come and make you a part of their family. Feels terrible, right? There are thousands of orphans around the world. For some, the wait does end as someone comes and adopts them but for many, the wait is a lifetime wait. For all such orphans, we are supposed to be their family and we are supposed to step forward to help them in ways that are possible for us if we are not in a capacity to fully adopt them. Philanthro is one such initiative.

What is Philanthro?

Philanthro sells high-quality air filters and has been in the field of home comfort heating and cooling since long. But what makes Philanthro different from others is that Philanthro can be considered a charity organisation in addition to being an air filter retailer. Philanthro donates 10% of every single air filter revenue to Back to Back ministries which is a charity organisation with its focus on orphans in serious needs. The good thing is, while Philanthro is offering its filters only in the US for now, the charity made helps orphans around the world. \

Why purchase Philanthro?

You can purchase any air filter, right? When then purchase Philanthro? We've just mentioned the reason above. Every time you make a purchase from Philanthro, you unknowingly help an orphan. And you never know whose smile will shine your entire life. It's a win-win. So why not think of a wider and long-term benefit and make purchases that also help somebody somewhere in the world while they comfort you. Philanthro is one such cause.

Where to Purchase? What's the procedure?

You don't have to go into complex procedures. Simply go to Philanthro's website. Mark the air filter you want to purchase and how often do you want to be delivered that filter. Click Proceed to Check out, add shipping and card details. There you go! Your filter will be delivered to you at your doorstep and as you install it, you can experience one of the most pleasurable pleasures of the world; an unknown happiness that comes right after helping someone. You have helped an orphan! You're lucky to have been able to do that.

Philanthro service areas

Philanthro is currently delivering only in the US. So if you are not a resident of the US, you might consider sharing this post with a friend and family who resides there in the United States and can still become a source of good. Every time they'll make a purchase from Philanthro, some good will come your way too in the form of light that'll shine over you.

And before you leave thinking it's an ordinary cause or that your contribution will make no difference, read this;

Every 18 seconds, a child becomes orphan. And out of the 140 million orphan children, most of them wait for an entire life to get a family or at least to enjoy a good life. And that wait never ends. Your purchase from Philanthro might end someone's wait.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Postponing VS Immediate HVAC service

There are hundreds of homeowners that have to face serious consequences as part of delaying the necessary HVAC repairs. Although we all know that delaying can worsen the problems, it still happens so frequently and there are the following major reasons that make homeowners delay urgently needed services;

- The busy schedules are one of the primary causes of delaying repairs. The busy routines of home to work and work to home do not provide enough time to think seriously about calling a repair tech and instead, homeowners try some DIY, alternatives or a temporary solution to fix the issue.

- Another reason is services that always are lazy at giving quotes and responding to customers queries. While homeowners wish to dial and hire a pro, this does not happen that quickly. A caller has to wait for a callback and that call back sometimes never come which results in delaying the repairs.

- Another reason is the homeowners common perception that delaying repairs will help them save their dollars not knowing that this delay constantly contributes to worsening the problems that exist. There are instances when appliances break down as well just because they were not repaired in time.

Immediate HVAC fixing is important, here's why

While you might be aware of the delaying benefits only, learn today about the advantages of same day/immediate service.

Safety Insured!

Living with an Air Conditioner that constantly makes weird noises, a Furnace that has a leaking gas pipeline, a Boiler that has wiring issues or a Thermostat with exposed mercury are all such situations in which you and your home are at a constant risk. Anything can happen from CO poisoning to short-circuiting and fire break out. Fixing the repairs in time means you are choosing safety over risk which is, of course, a wise choice.

Saving Insured!

As mentioned above, many people postpone repairs hoping to save some dollars. However, how things really work is like this;

- You postpone a repair that would cost you $50

- You saved $50 and ignored the repair

- The issue gets worsened and the repair cost increases

- Eventually, the repair reaches at such a point where you can't ignore it anymore and now you have to pay $100+ for the same repair that was costing you $50. So did you really save by delaying the repair?

Choose timely repairs to ensure you'll have some hundred dollars left as part of your saving.

Comfort Insured

Why do we install the HVAC appliances in the first place? To get comfort? What then is the point of appliances, that are installed, operational, costing you bucks and yet cease to provide the desired comfort? One of the benefits offered by timely HVAC repairs is that the quality of comfort doesn't get compromised. So it's worth going for!

Have you been noticing your HVAC appliance showing issues lately? Have you been delaying contacting a professional expecting to save money? Make no delay any further. Contact a professional today to bring yourself comfort, safety and savings.

And never mind contacting us; we are HVAC professionals serving for over 15 years to help homeowners fix their HVAC issues in time at affordable rates.

Call: 905 201-1293

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Start Summer with these must HVAC to-do's

As HVAC professionals, we suggest homeowners to not start any season randomly and instead make necessary preparations before a season arrives. With special reference to HVAC, there are some important to-do's that need to be done as the winter starts, as the autumn begins, as the spring takes its first swing and as the hot summer kicks off. The consequence of not performing the necessary maintenance and making appliances ready is that they are put into use without proper clean and tune up which compromises their efficiency while also worsen any problems that already exist. Since Summer is on way, this blog is dedicated to the necessary Summer HVAC preparations that you, as a homeowner are supposed to do on your own particularly when you don't take a professional's help.

To do#1: Check Filters

Changing/cleaning of filters takes no more than 15-30 minutes. And yet there are a number of homeowners that don't perform this task which is meant to be performed every 3-6 months and more often in the peak seasons. Checking of your filters will tell you whether or not they need cleaning/replacement. So before you turn on your Central Air Conditioner this summer, make sure the filters are super clean and don't carry the dirt of the last season. 

To do#2 Check Coils 

The function of compressor coils is to ward off heat in order to cool the refrigerant. Just like dirty filters, a dirty condenser coil affects the indoor cooling. Dirty coils fail to expel heat and as a result, cant cool the indoors properly. Moreover, the system works harder with dirty coils which raises the energy bills too.

 To do#3 Check Refrigerant Lines 

There are possibilities that your AC's refrigerant lines could be seeking repair this summer. Refrigerant lines work as a bridge between the outdoor condenser and the inside evaporator coil. These lines are insulated with a foamy material in order to avoid heat loss. Check your refrigerant lines to see if they need repairs. If the foam is torn and the repair is minute, you can try a DIY, else a professional's help is always recommended.

To do#4 Give it a start! 

A turned off system cannot tell you about all the issues it is facing so turn the power on and start the system once you are done with all the necessary cleaning. Carefully analyse the system as it starts. Listen to the sound of the fan if its normal. Listen to any unnecessary sounds; banging, rattling etc. When you are checking the AC, it is also the time you can check your Thermostat operation. Run your AC system for some time to see if it successfully cools the indoor in the expected time.

To do# 5 Call a professional 

You don't need to call a pro if your system doesn't need any serious repairs but you seriously want to take a professional's services if there is need of serious repairs. Delaying of the needed repairs only worsen the problem. We also suggest to not try any temporary solutions as they may out your system at risk. So here's your last to do of calling a pro to make the repairs.

Have you made your Air Conditioner ready for summer? What are some of the HVAC issues that you face on a regular basis?

Saturday, March 24, 2018

DIY HVAC Repair? A big NO!

Planning to perform a DIY repair? Beware beware! No matter how careful you try to act, there still remains high risks that you may, in an attempt to save some dollars, would end up inviting danger and damage to yourself and your home. There are several accidents that took place in GTA areas as a result of homeowner's attempt at DIY HVAC repair. HVAC technicians undergo training and certification tests to finally get the authorization to touch and tackle HVAC appliances. All this procedure is followed in order to provide homeowners with safe and secure HVAC services. Therefore, there remains no need to still try on DIY HVAC repairs when one is neither proficient nor certified to do so. If you wonder what worst and what least can happen if you make one such attempt, read on to explore;

- Fixing what doesn't need any fix 

O yeah! This is what you did the last time when you tried an AC DIY repair; fixed what did not require any fix. Know that HVAC repair is not simply an open, fix, close procedure. The first thing is a proper diagnosis of what actually went wrong. For example, an AC outdoor unit may be making noise and a homeowner, assuming it a consequence of loose grills may tighten them, not realizing that the sound was coming from inside of the unit. Fixing what doesn't require any fix not only keeps that problem there where it is, it also adds to the problem when another component is put into a repair need. O gosh!

- High voltage, Danger! 

HVAC appliances use high voltage electricity. The professional technicians are not only equipped with special tools to perform repairs, they also know when and when not to keep the electric supply during the repair procedure. A common homeowner does not know these details. So yes, performing DIY repairs can give you some real ''shocks''. Bad ones.

- Exposure to chemicals and gases

Did you know that HVAC chemicals and gases are sometimes are a real danger to your safety? CO leaks, for example, can cause CO poisoning leaving the homeowners dead (at the worst) or fainted (at the least). Similarly, the cooling refrigerants used in Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps can cause environmental pollution and therefore, need to be tackled carefully. Performing a DIY, you are most expected to expose yourself and the environment to hazardous chemicals and gases leaving not only yourself and your home in danger but also the people living nearby.

- Cancellation of warranties

Hey! Did you know that almost all brands void the offered warranties if their product is repaired by an unprofessional? By performing DIY repair, you actually void your own HVAC warranty which is a quite bad deal. Isn't it?

- The danger of ''Tutorials''

The DIY fever of online tutorials is creating some real dangers. There are for sure certain things that can be performed by homeowners on their own but as it comes to HVAC stuff, most of the repairs are strictly ''professionals only''. Conversely, homeowners are into a delusion that following the instructor of an online tutorial they can fix all HVAC stuff safely. The truth is; not all video instructors are authorised. And when they are authorised, they are not equally expert at explaining the stuff so you are most likely to misunderstand the instructions. Other times, you might be following a video different than the problem you are facing. The list goes on and the conclusion is; No! Following online tutorials doesn't authorise you to perform DIY repairs.

Keeping all the above-mentioned prospect dangers and damages in mind, it can thus be said that professionals are professionals and homeowners should, therefore, avoid HVAC DIY repairs. Rely on professionals! It's safe and hey! Economic too. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The basics of programming a Carrier Programmable Thermostat

Carrier, in addition to being the father of modern air conditioning, is also a leading manufacturer of many other HVAC appliances and gadgets among which Thermostats are included. Carrier offers quality and affordability together by manufacturing programmable and as well as non-programmable thermostats that come in varying range so as to come in the budget of almost everyone easily. The Wifi Programmable Thermostat, being the latest models available offer programming via smartphone and pc which makes it controllable from anywhere in the world. We are here today to help you learn the basics of programming a Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi programmable a thermostat of Carrier. Let’s begin:

First thing first – Time and Date:

On a programmable thermostat, the first thing that you are required to do is to set the time and date. The procedure differs a little for Touch Screen Thermostats and for conventional press button thermostats. We are mentioning both.

Setting Time & Date on Touch Screen Thermostat:
Open the plate/door if there’s any and touch the screen to activate it or press the menu button (there are slight variations depending on the model). Use the ‘’Up’’ and ‘’Down’’ options to locate ‘’Date’’. Choose it and again press the ‘’up’’ and ‘’down’’ options to look for the current date. Once done, repeat the same process for the year, month, hour and minute. When done, press ‘’menu’’ option.

Setting Time & Date on Press Button Thermostat
Open the plate/door and the screen will activate. Look on the bottom right for the d/h/m button. Make use of arrow keys to choose the desired date. Press again the d/h/m button to repeat the process for the hour and minutes. Close the door when done.

Setting ‘’Mode’’

The Thermostat, be it programmable or non-programmable requires your interference in order to operate properly. The selection of ‘’mode’’ settings by you will decide whether the Thermostat is required to heat/cool or just fan cool the indoor. When set on ‘’Auto’’, the Thermostat decides on its own whether to heat or cool the indoor depending on the current and targeted temperature. To change the modes, press the ‘’mode’’ button and toggle between heat/cool/auto.

Setting ‘’Temperature’’

Once the mode is selected, the temperature can be set using the ‘’up’’ and ‘’down’’ keys or up/down arrows. The programmed temperature can be maintained using the hold/run button. Press the ‘’hold’’ key until hold appears on the screen. Press the key again until ‘’run’’ appears on the screen. This will run the programmed temperature and the Thermostat will operate accordingly.

Programming Heating/Cooling schedules

Carrier offers Thermostats that are capable of being programmed on daily as well as weekly basis. The most advanced models offer up to 7 days programming. Programming features vary from model to model so for detailed programming you’d need to consult your user manual but here’s the general method for all.


Open the door/plate and choose ‘’set’’ button. Continue to press it until a list of days appears with a title ‘’daily schedule’’. Choose the day that you wish to schedule.

Step# 2

Set the ‘wake’ time. Then pressing ‘’heat set at’’ and ‘’cool set at’’ buttons, set the desired temperature. The programmed temperature will automatically get set at the programmed timings.


There are three other options in addition to the ‘’wake’’ option. ‘’Day’’, ‘’Evening’’ and ‘’Sleep’’. Set the temperature for the rest of them using the same method.


Use the same method for the other days of the week. Programming depends on what your Thermostat offers. It could be a 3-day Thermostat, a 5 or 7-day Thermostat.

Setting Wi-Fi

Once done with the temperature settings, it is important to make the Wifi connectivity, especially if you have a WiFi Thermostat. The WiFi Thermostats of Carrier also offer the feature that allows the Thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature by sensing the outer temperature.
To make WiFi connectivity, follow the steps:

Step# 1

Go to menu and toggle menus to find the Wifi option. Select it.


Toggle the options to find ‘’Scan WiFi’’. Select it and look for your WiFi name. When it appears, select it.


You are still to add the password. So toggle the options until the WiFi Password appears. Press ‘’change’’ option. You are now ready to add the password. Remember to press ‘’Next’’ after entering each character to advance.


Once you are done with entering the password, press ‘’start’’. There’s a WiFi symbol on the top of the display. It will blink as the WiFi connects and will remain lighted as long as the Thermostat is connected.

So congratulations, your settings are completed. You can now use your Thermostat. 
For any other queries, HVAC help or services, call: 905-201-1293

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Choose and use the best Air Purifier – Here’s how

Is it the first time you are going to purchase an Air Purifier? Or did you always find the purchased unit unsuitable for your home? This won’t happen now. We are here to assist you with some useful insights regarding choosing and using the best purifier. Read on;

Tips to choose the right purifier

In order to choose & use a compatible unit, you need to know about the units in the first place in order to compare and contrast your requirements with the offered features. Here are some common types of Air Purifiers;

HEPA Filter Purifiers - Are they for you?

High-Efficiency Particulate Air HEPA is the most efficient types of purifiers that have the tendency to trap up to 99.97% of pollutants larger than 0.3 microns. Since these are efficient, this efficiency has a price and that may not be what you could afford. If you are living in an area of high pollution and have health issues too, it would be a wise investment to go for a HEPA Filter Purifier, otherwise, you can choose on a low-efficiency purifier if all you want is a little purification to give a fresh feel. 

Allergy and asthma Purifiers – Are they for you?

Yes, they are if you have allergies or are sensitive to pollution! As the name suggests, this type is specifically designed to relieve patients with asthma and allergies by providing germ and dirt free air. They trap the airborne allergens and absorb the microscopic contaminants that contribute to causing or worsening asthma and allergies.

Smoke and Odor Air Purifier – Are they for you?

Did you know that households, where there’s even one member who does smoking, can have the air dangerous enough to cause lung cancer to the rest of family members? This necessitates the installation of a Smoke Air Purifier in such homes as a safety measure. In addition, as they combat odour as well, they can best suit people with odour irritations and sensitivities. 

Chemical & Medical Gas Air Purifiers – Are they for you?

Such are meant to best suit homes and places where there are elderly or chronically ill patient with severe requirements for overly clean air. These Purifiers combat airborne toxins from the air and make it risk-free for people with compromised immune systems.

Some insights regarding using an Air Purifiers correctly

It is not only about the right purchase. It is in fact also about the right use since, without a right use, an efficient and inefficient appliance become equal. Here are some tips regarding using an Air Purifier correctly;

Location matters:

The location of your unit affects efficiency. The best location is a closed room with sufficient area left around the unit.

Do not turn off:

Do you breathe 24/7? Then your Purifier needs to be kept operational 24/7 as well. This is specifically for homes that have smokers or patients.

Windows and Doors:

With open windows and doors, the polluted air keeps coming in and the Purifier keeps working but the overall indoor air remains impure. Create a closed environment by closing doors and windows.

Point the flow rightly:

In larger rooms, it is important to point the airflow rightly. The best way is to point it nearby to get fully purified air. Much worry does not need to be taken regarding smaller areas/rooms as the air circulates throughout eventually (but the windows, doors should be closed)