What is a 2 Stage Furnace?

January 5, 2022

Choosing the right furnace is a very important consideration. After all, a gas furnace is a long-term investment, so it makes sense to make sure you are choosing heating equipment that will heat your home efficiently and reliably. If you’re considering a new furnace you may have come across the term ‘two-stage furnace’ and been left wondering what these systems have to offer and how they differ from traditional furnaces. In this article, we’ll take a look at two-stage furnaces, the advantages of choosing one, and what they have to offer over other heating systems.

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How Can an HRV Improve My Air Quality?

December 20, 2021

Ontario winters are harsh and we depend on our heating systems almost constantly during the colder months of the year. With the windows closed and heating on full blast, air quality in the home can be compromised. A Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) can counter this problem by expelling stale warm air from the atmosphere and supplying your home with a steady flow of fresh air from outside. In this article, we’ll take a look at when to consider an HRV, how they work and how you can improve the air quality throughout your home. Air Quality and

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What is a Heat Pump, and How Does it Differ From a Furnace?

November 20, 2021

An energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners, heat pumps are an all-weather climate control option for homes and commercial buildings. Heat pumps work with the same technology used by refrigerators, whereby they use electricity to warm or cool air and pump it into the desired space. During the cold season, heat pumps move outside air into the unit to heat it. During the hot season, it pulls air from the home and recirculates, dehumidifies, and cools it. According to Energy.gov, heat pumps transfer heat from electricity rather than generate heat by burning fossil fuels, which is

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When is the Best Time to Replace my Furnace?

October 13, 2021

Many people make the mistake of waiting until their furnace breaks down before replacing it. They know their furnace is old, may be running rough and costs more in gas and electricity to run than it used to. However, some people decide they’ll just wait until their furnace stops working before purchasing a new one. On the surface, budget wise, it seems to be a good idea to wait. However, let’s think this through. On a standard Fall day, your furnace doesn’t need to work very hard to keep your home warm. Even

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Furnace Safety Tips

September 16, 2021

When the temperatures begin to cool down and the leaves start changing, you may be ready to start using your furnace. Before you turn it on for the season, however, there are several points to consider for safety. After months of disuse, all furnaces need some maintenance and general upkeep to ensure that you and your loved ones will be safe and warm in your home. Whether your furnace runs on natural gas or electricity, the same rules apply for both. Furnaces are appliances capable of providing a great amount of heat, and as such, are also capable of being

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End of Summer Maintenance Tips

August 19, 2021

As the summer begins to wind down, your thoughts are probably turning toward all things fall – leaves changing, school starting, and cooler temperatures. You may also be wondering what you are supposed to do with your air conditioner before it is turned off for the fall and winter seasons. Also, what should happen with your furnace before you turn it on to start heating your home? Metro Air Limited is happy to provide some end-of-summer maintenance tips to prepare your HVAC system and your home for the changing season and temperatures. Prepare Your AC Unit for a Well-Deserved

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Best Practices for Home Air Conditioning

July 12, 2021

Your air conditioner is responsible for a great deal of your comfort. In addition to cooling your home, it can also help combat humidity levels. Choosing the best possible air conditioner for your home and unique cooling habits, keeping up with maintenance and many other practices can lead to more efficient and effective cooling in your home year after year. Metro Air Limited in Ontario is glad to provide you with this guide to help you understand how to make the best use of your home air conditioning. Buy a Properly Sized Air Conditioner

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Is Your Central AC System Running Properly?

June 30, 2021

Summer has finally arrived! Your AC is turned on, BUT, is it running the way it should be? Will it last the long hot humid months ahead? Most people schedule annual maintenance visits by a qualified HVAC technician to catch any issues. For newer equipment, this is also critical to protect your Manufacturer’s Limited Parts Warranty. By paying attention to your HVAC system and scheduling maintenance for your air conditioner, you can make sure your home will be comfortable during the hottest months of the year. What Can I Do? To ensure your

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Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

May 10, 2021

From taking showers and doing laundry to washing your hands, water heaters make daily life easier. However, these appliances are a massive contributor to your home’s utility bills. If you want to cut costs, reducing your energy usage is an effective way. Unlike traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, heat water only when you need it. Therefore, they are very energy efficient. The benefits of going tankless are numerous, including increased energy efficiency, space-saving capabilities, and an endless hot water supply. Making the Decision It’s essential to consult with

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How To Tell If Your Furnace Needs to Be Replaced

February 18, 2021

The cold weather is here, which means it is time to ensure that your furnace can keep you warm this winter. The cold weather can bring unpredictable weather, and the most you can do is have a functional furnace to keep your home warm and safe. As with other appliances in your home, furnaces are not made to last forever. You can check out this checklist to identify the signs you need to replace your furnace. Contact A Furnace Specialist Today! Your Furnace Is More Than 15 Years Old Furnaces usually have a

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