Ottawa Blog by the Experts

Air Conditioning for medical tax write off

AC – Air Conditioning for medical tax write off: Did you know that your Air Conditioner and air purifier may qualify for tax refunds as a medical expense? It’s true! If you suffer with asthma, allergies, or any other health issue that would benefit from cleaner air or more controlled temperature settings you can claim […]


SUMP PUMPS

Flooding is anticipated this weekend as we are going to reach record highs of plus 10 – that means all that snow is going to melt really fast flooding basements in the process. If you have a sump pump – today is a great day to test it before it becomes a critical problem. A […]


Hot Water Tanks and Water Heaters not working

One of the most common causes of natural gas hot water tank failure (where the new hot water tank is not working) is often caused by something you would not expect. It has to do with potentially dangerous vapours in your home when doing common tasks like painting, crafts or repair projects inside your home. […]


Water Heater vacation setting is it safe?

I’ve had a dozen emails today asking about the possible dangers of turning your hot water tank off or switching it to vacation setting (concerns over breeding deadly bacteria). Let me reassure you this is perfectly OK to do provided you give your water heater time to heat back up to full bacteria killing levels […]


Furnace failures & how to fix it

Furnaces are failing on Valentines day of all days – and the reason isn’t because the furnaces are breaking or broken.  Over 90% of the calls we had for furnace failures and no heat emergency calls today have been caused by one thing – ice build up on the venting! If your furnace goes off […]


Blowing Snow causing furnace failure – how to fix the issue yourself

What a crazy day – no winter for months then it hits all at once!  The snow isn’t just a problem on the road – it is also a HUGE problem for your heating! The blowing snow piles up against the outside of the house blocking air vents for furnaces, water heaters, and other gas, […]