Category: Air Conditioning

Home Insulation: Don’t DIY, Hire a Pro

There are many benefits of good home insulation: It will lower your heating and air conditioning costs, minimize temperature fluctuations, prevent mould growth, buffer outside noise and reduce your home’s environmental impact. Although you may be tempted to DIY, hiring an insulation professional will payoff in how they assess your home upfront...

/ November 10, 2016

Home Heating Systems – Which is Best for You?

Winter is just around the corner … is your home heating system up to the task? When selecting an appropriate home heating system, either for a new home or as a replacement, it helps to have a basic understanding of the different types of systems, their efficiency ratings and long-term...

/ November 7, 2016

Duct Cleaning: What to Know Before You Hire

Duct cleaning is not a DIY project. It requires specialized equipment, including a high-powered industrial vacuum that takes the debris out of your home into a truck. Our Home Renovation Survival Guide offers helpful tips on how to select the right company for the job.  These include reading homeowner reviews,...

/ October 24, 2016

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Although fall has only just begun, very soon we Canadians will shut our windows for the winter, rarely opening them for fresh air until the spring. With this closed-in lifestyle we subject ourselves and our families to during the cold months, medical conditions such as asthma, allergies, and bronchitis can arise. It’s important to...

/ October 3, 2016
Atlas Care Air Conditioning technician

Air Conditioning Basics with Atlas Care

HomeStars sat down with Michael Grochmal, President of Atlas Care Heating And Cooling to ask a few questions about the best options for home air conditioning. What are the different types of air conditioning systems?   The most common types of air conditioning systems include: Ductless High velocity/SpacePak Conventional or...

/ April 15, 2016

GBA Winner: AtlasCare

HomeStars would like to congratulate AtlasCare for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of their President, Michael Grochmal, “In 2015, AtlasCare sponsored the Multiple Sclerosis Golf Tournament that raised close to $70,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. This is an important investment for us. There is so...

/ February 14, 2016
Technician checking furnace filter

How to Optimize the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioning System

Optimize your AC’s Efficiency Simply put, air conditioners take heat out of your house, in much the same way that refrigerators do. To optimize their efficiency, try to prevent heat from getting inside the house in the first place with the following steps: Your roof gets most of the direct...

/ May 4, 2015