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Frozen Pipes, Furnace not working, more cold solutions

I just found out that the temperatures are going below minus 30 this weekend - even colder than last week! With extreme cold comes all kinds of problems for your home so I have compiled some of my earlier articles for tips on how to deal with issues before they become...

No Heat 11 Point Furnace Check save a service call

No heat - furnace not working? Nothing is more frustrating than paying for an emergency service call only to find out it was something simple you could have fixed yourself. Here are some tips to save on an emergency call when you heating is being problematic. Try...

How to avoid or thaw frozen pipes

How to avoid frozen pipes and how to thaw frozen pipes in your home. We know how frustrating it can be when the water is no longer running and pipes are frozen - we also know how very expensive it is when frozen water lines burst from the pressure flooding homes and...

Rental AC, furnaces, and hot water tanks in Ottawa

Rental equipment - AC, furnaces, hot water tanks and tankless water heaters are being forced on new home buyers. On a daily basis I receive phone calls and emails from upset homeowners who were forced into rental contracts for furnaces, air conditioners, hot water...

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,...

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...