Special Gas Services is dedicated to ensuring the comfort of our customers in Brampton. At the same time, we believe in sharing information on related themes so that you know all about the product you are investing in. Below you’ll find various blog topics relating to furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and more. Should you not find your specific heating or cooling system concern addressed here, you may contact us directly via phone or email. A member of our friendly, knowledgeable team would be more than happy to help you.
WHY IS REGULAR AIR CONDITIONER MAINTENANCE NECESSARY?
Approximately 61% of Canadian homes have some form of air conditioning they use to stay cool during the year's warmer months. The last time you want to be worrying about is your air conditioner breaking down in the scorching hot summer.
Furnace Size Matters: Find the Right Fit
Air conditioner and furnace size is one of the first things you should consider when evaluating your current system or when purchasing a new one. While this is important for new buyers, it’s also something homeowners with newer systems should be aware of, just in case they start to notice their system isn’t running efficiently.
Understand Heating and Cooling Technical Terms
When trying to read more about buying or repairing your furnace or air conditioner, there are a lot of heating and cooling terms that may be difficult to understand.
Furnace Replacement: When’s the Right Time?
Furnace replacement can be a confusing subject.
Most of the time, your furnace operates in a dark room by itself and goes unnoticed. Determining when things start to change can be challenging. Luckily, we’ve created a list of signals that may mean your furnace is trying to let you know it can’t keep up anymore.
Noisy Means Inefficient When It Comes to Furnaces
Your furnace is meant to bring you comfort, not noise. With the continuing development of furnace technology, furnaces get quieter all the time, but older furnaces can be quite loud. They may have been quiet to begin with, but as the machine ages, it develops problems, which cause it to get loud and noisy.
Central Air vs. Heat Pumps
It’s winter, which means you – or a trusted Special Gas technician – has to clear the cobwebs and get that old, rusted heating system back up and running. Okay, so not everybody’s furnace is old and inefficient, but many are. Many people hold onto their heating systems for far too long. When your furnace is 10-15 years old, it’s time to start considering a replacement.
Energy Prices in Ontario Continue to Climb
If you’ve ever wondered why we talk so much about efficiency, this is the blog for you. Obviously, we all need to focus on efficiency for the betterment of our planet, but in the short-term, it’s also affecting our bank accounts. As of November 1st 2015, Ontario energy prices went up – just six months after the last rise in costs, and you’ll see the impact on your next monthly bill.
Furnace Filters and MERV
Replacing your filter is an easy form of maintenance that you should be performing on your furnace. That’s why it’s important to understand how critical a filter is for furnace efficiency and the overall air quality in your home.
Put an End to Cold Showers With a Tankless Water Heater
Sometimes a cold shower can be refreshing in the summer, but don’t forget how bad they can be in the winter. It’s hard enough getting out of your warm bed; it’s only going to make it harder if you’re fourth in line for the shower, and your kids used up all the hot water. You shouldn’t have to worry about that anymore, and with Special Gas Services, you won’t.
Different Types of Heating Systems for Your Home
With all of the heating systems available, it can be hard to know which one is right for your home. Below, we have broken down four common heating systems, along with their pros and cons, to help keep you informed about what is available and most common.
Preparing Your Air Conditioner for Winter
We have one last air conditioning blog post for you before your system goes into hibernation. The temperature is starting to drop and it’s officially fall, which means it’s officially heating season. Nowadays, you’re probably only thinking about preparing your furnace, but we’re here to tell you that a little A/C winter preparation will help lighten your load for next summer.
9 Tips to Lighten the Load for Your Air Conditioner
Last week, we wrote about what can happen to your air conditioner during a heat wave – the main problem being an overworked system. That’s why lightening the load for your air conditioner can really help.
Should You Worry About Your A/C during a Heat Wave?
Summer has hit us with full force in the month of August. It’s almost like Mother Nature is trying to squeeze four months of heat into two. With temperatures in Ontario reaching extreme highs at times, what happens to your air conditioner?
Your Condenser Coil Is Leaking – Why, and What Now?
Condenser coils are a very durable part of your air conditioning system, but when they’re damaged it can mean major problems.
The 3 Most Common A/C Problems
Summer has arrived late and with a vengeance. That means that the uncomfortable, force-you-to-turn-on-your-A/C temperatures are here.
How Serious Is Your A/C Leak?
How serious an air conditioner leak actually is all depends on the type of leak it is.
Solutions for Uneven Heating and Cooling in Your Home
Who in your family has the hottest bedroom in your house? In the summer, their room is the hottest. In the winter, their room is the coldest. We’re sure you know who it is at this point because they’ll complain about it often and adjust your thermostat – costing you a fortune.
Does Rain Harm Your Air Conditioner?
Have you ever left your bike outside for an extended period of time? Rusty. What about a set of tools? Rusty. In a Canadian climate, even cars and piping around your home begin to rust. So, by this same logic, should you be worried about your air conditioner? It’s metal, it’s run on electricity and it’s exposed to water very frequently.
5 Things Your HVAC Technician Should Do
Not all HVAC companies and technicians are made equally. And with an industry as technical as HVAC, it can sometimes be difficult to evaluate whether or not your technician has given you proper service.
Ductless vs. Central Air Conditioning
The world of HVAC can be a confusing place for first-time buyers, especially when trying to differentiate the two main types of air conditioning systems – ductless and central.
Increase Energy-Efficiency With a New Home Comfort System
It seems that rising energy costs are becoming the new norm, making energy efficiency top-of-mind for many homeowners.
Family-Owned and -Operated Since 1968
We’re more than just the sticker on your HVAC equipment; we’re here to help! Family-owned and -operated since 1968, Special Gas Services was established by a group of professionals with over 25 years’ experience in the heating and cooling industry. We have been leaders in the HVAC industry in Brampton ever since.
All About Thermostats
Efficiency is all about control. In sports, understanding your body and keeping it under control is key to athletic efficiency. In the workplace, keeping staff on a schedule and under proper guidance makes for the most efficient business. In all aspects of life, efficiency is built on a foundation of control.
Special Gas Services is an authorized dealer of a wide range of top-tier heating and cooling appliances. Our partners allow us to provide best-in-class equipment along with our top-notch installations and service. We offer a wide range of products from the best in the business – Lennox®, Daikin and Tempstar®.
Spring Cleaning Must-Dos
It’s time for some spring cleaning! It may seem daunting at first, but don’t fret, Special Gas has a couple of reminders for some absolute must-dos for the new season.
Air Conditioner Maintenance with Special Gas Services
Spring is finally here! Canadians have a tendency of being a tad bit overzealous in anticipation of summer. Spring arrives, the temperatures rise barely above freezing and people begin wearing shorts and locking their coats away for good.
All About Relative Humidity
Cracked, itchy skin, dry eyes … Yup, it’s still winter. And the lack of humidity is really starting to get to us.
Special Gas Protection Plans Will Give You Peace of Mind
In extreme weather conditions, your home comfort system is what keeps your mind at ease and allows you to escape the punishing conditions that Mother Nature can often create. That’s why Special Gas offers a line of Protection Plans for your systems.
5 Things to Check Before You Call a Furnace Technician
Furnace problems can be very annoying. They leave you stuck in the cold, combing through cobwebs and – sometimes for little to no reason – spending money.
Survive Winter With a Daikin
Daikin is the largest heating and air conditioning manufacturer in the world. In. The. WORLD! Founded in 1924, Daikin continues to anticipate the future needs of our customers with world-leading technologies and a strong focus in applying environmentally friendly practices. We really like that. That’s why Special Gas decided to become an official Daikin dealer.
Cracked Heat Exchanger – Why It Happens and How to Prevent It
Cracked heat exchangers aren’t always as obvious as in the picture above. They can often be hidden or much smaller than this, but any crack should be treated of equal concern to the health of you and your family.
Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Home
Humidifiers are always in hot demand during the winter months. After all, no one likes dry, stale air. Installing a humidifier in your home has several benefits. But before you buy, it is important to understand which type of humidifier is right for your particular needs.
New Winter Electricity Prices for Households and Small Businesses
Today the Ontario Energy Board announced new electricity prices. The new prices will apply to most households and small businesses starting November 1.
Learn All the Secrets of Heating and Cooling in Our New Blog
Everyone has one, a room in their house that they dare not enter. Dark and filled with cobwebs, it houses an intimidating metal box that hisses all night. The dreaded furnace room.
Cold Weather Lesson: Don’t Take Comfort for Granted
It’s cold out there. ‘Cause it’s winter, of course. We’ve already had treacherous freezing rain, snow and plummeting temperatures—thanks to an arctic air mass that sent parts of Ontario into a deep freeze. But you’re all snug-as-a-bug in your cozy home, aren’t you? All wrapped up in your favourite sweater and fuzzy slippers, enjoying the good life while winter rolls on through. And why not? You work hard; you deserve to be comfortable in your own fortress. True comfort is a beautiful thing. It’s an unapologetic ease and the absolute freedom from all things distressing.