Tag: Heating and Cooling

Ceiling fan

Stylish Fans For A Cool Home

With this heat wave coming through, we are finally getting all of our summer weather we have been missing out on all at once. Whether you are AC-less or just looking for some additional air circulation in the home, fans are the typical plan of action. Although normally seen as...

/ August 3, 2017
Repairman from Buttons Heating and Cooling

Best of Awards – Ontario HVAC Specialists

It always happens. Your air conditioning breaks down on the hottest day of the year. You and your family go to THAT storage room in the basement on a hunt for fans. No fans, so you run to the nearest hardware store. No fans, all sold out because of the heat wave....

/ April 14, 2016
Outdoor kitchen

Six Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Central Air Conditioning Unit (for the least cost)

Central air conditioners are likely the largest electricity consumer in your home (unless you have a heated driveway like we do, in which case your CAC will look like an energy sipper in comparison!). There are many steps you can take to maximize your unit's efficiency with very little effort...

/ July 28, 2009

Five Tips To Help you Buy That New Central Air Conditioning Unit

It invariably happens that if your central air conditioner is on its last legs it will give out on the hottest stickiest day of the year. See our list of Heating and Air Conditioning Companies for reviews but also consider the tips below when deciding which air conditioner to buy.

/ July 24, 2009

Toronto Hydro’s Peaksaver Program

When the weather decides to turn hot and humid, it really decides to turn! Thursday I was wearing a jacket and jeans and thinking Environment Canada’s forecasting equipment was broken when they predicted 32 Celsius plus humidity for Friday. Sure enough they were right and we sweltered our way through...

/ June 6, 2008

Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency – Part 2

Insulating your home: So, you’ve had your home energy audit (see previous post), and found out you need to insulate. Oh, if only it were as simple as calling up your local insulation company and blowing some cellulose into the attic! Yes, that will help, and of course we have...

/ January 25, 2008

A Geothermal Furnace in the City?

Whether you call it geo-thermal, ground-source heat pump or an earth-energy system, it's a heating and cooling system that uses very little electricity and no gas, oil or propane. Whatever you call it, the system starts with pipes that are laid in the ground and a liquid circulates through them...

/ January 19, 2007