What’s The Best HVAC System For My Condo?

If you live in a condo with an old or Broken HVAC system & wondering what is the best Condo HVAC replacement for your current unit, this article is for you!  As Toronto Condo Buildings get older, residents start to face the frequency of visits with their existing heating & air conditioning systems. The first step to […]

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What Filter Should I Use In My Condo HVAC? - Home Trade Standards

What Filter Should I Use In My Condo HVAC? – Home Trade Standards

If you live in a condo, you may be wondering what filter size or quality needs to be used for your condo HVAC system. We will discuss briefly what’s best for your equipment.   There are two common filters used in vertically stacked HVAC systems. 1. Wireframe Filters 2. Pleated Filter.  Wireframe Filters These filters are disposable made of fibreglass […]

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Can You Install a Nest Thermostat In a Condo

Can You Install a Nest Thermostat In a Condo?

The short answer is “Yes”. Google NEST Thermostat comes in 5 different Models Below. The 2nd and 3rd Gen Nest Themorstat allows condo residents to install and pair these smart thermostats with the existing 24V style horizontal and vertical fan coil systems. Fan Coil thermostat typically runs on a 3-speed fan system. Low, Medium & High. 2nd & […]

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Common Heating Repairs in Toronto Condos + Prevention Tips

Common Heating Repairs in Toronto Condos + Prevention Tips

With Toronto winters seemingly becoming more and more unpredictable, it’s in your best interest to enter the season prepared. You need to ensure that your condo’s heating system is primed and ready to take on harsh winter months, keeping you warm and healthy. After all, you need your HVAC system performing at its best if you’re […]

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Condo Fan Coil Replacement Project

Which Is Better: 2-Pipe vs 4-Pipe HVAC System?

Are you looking for the right HVAC system for your condo in Toronto? Do you know the difference between 2-pipe and 4-pipe HVAC systems? These two are some of the most common piping arrangements in hydronic systems for heating and cooling. Understanding the differences between them will help you make the right choice for your Toronto condo HVAC […]

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Regularly Changing the Air Filter in Your Toronto Condo

Regularly Changing the Air Filter in Your Toronto Condo

 What Filter Should I Use In My Condo HVAC? – Home Trade Standards If you live in a condo, you may be wondering what filter size or quality needs to be used for your condo HVAC system. We will discuss briefly what’s best for your equipment.   There are two common filters used in vertically stacked HVAC systems. 1. Wireframe […]

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5 Steps for Winterizing Your Toronto Condo

5 Steps for Winterizing Your Toronto Condo

For Toronto condo owners, somehow winter seems to catch us by surprise every year. The summers here are great. Glorious, even, enjoying the urban condo lifestyle in this great city of ours. Soon enough, however, fall is upon us once again, and winter isn’t that far off the horizon. Many people who buy a condo in Toronto […]

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Toronto Condo Landlords Are Responsible To Keep Temperature At Minimum of 21 Degrees Celsius

Toronto Condo Landlords Are Responsible To Keep Temperature At Minimum of 21 Degrees Celsius

TORONTO MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 629, PROPERTY STANDARDS  explains how Toronto residential dwelling house, town-house, low rise and condominium Landlords are responsible to maintain the temperature at 21 degrees from Sep 15 To June 1; 26 Degrees from June 2 to Sep 14. Section 629-38 bylaw also continues further to explain how “heating and air conditioning systems must be kept in good repair […]

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Emergency Heating & Air Conditioning Services During COVID-19

Emergency Heating & Air Conditioning Services During COVID-19

We wanted to send a quick update on our ongoing business practices. Given the recent situation with COVID-19, we are following and monitoring Canada Health & Safety Recommendations to ensure the well-being of our clients, vendors and staff members. In-Home HVAC Services While social distancing with others is important, our Condominium & Residential HVAC Services will […]

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Fan Coil Mould Growth Provokes More Challenges For Toronto Condominiums

Fan Coil Mould Growth Provokes More Challenges For Toronto Condominiums

A Delicate Issue Between Property Managers, Condo Corporations, Board Members, Homeowners, Tenants, Real Estate Agents & Potential Future Buyers Fan Coil Units are one of the most commonly installed Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation Systems in Canadian high rise buildings. Cold Water is delivered through the coils from the central chiller & boiler (depending on the season) and the […]

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Buying New Air Conditioner in Toronto

Buying New Air Conditioner in Toronto

Air Conditioner Buying Guide What To Consider Before Your start looking for A New Air Conditioner In Toronto  Buying new Air Conditioners are significant and long-lasting investment in your home. Knowing what to consider when choosing a central air conditioner is important to ensure you choose a reliable system that fits your home and budget.  Choosing […]

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The Heating and Cooling Incentive Program

The Heating and Cooling Incentive Program SAVEONENERGY is cancelled

This is a message from HRAI: SUBJECT: The Heating and Cooling Incentive Program SAVEONENERGY is Cancelled. Please be advised that the Save on Energy Heating and Cooling Incentive Program is cancelled as of April 1, 2019, effective immediately. The Heating and Cooling Incentive program is being discontinued pursuant to a directive received from the Minister […]

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Enbridge Billing

Enbridge Billing | Water Heaters

Residential homeowners often tend to forget to do regular checks on the household’s water heater for years until it begins causing troubles. Most water heaters run between 8 and 15 years. If your hot water heater falls within that range, you may experience common issues whether it be leakages or a full malfunction, causing it […]

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Coldest Place On Earth

Coldest Place On Earth

How are you hanging in the coldest days of the year? What if I told you Ontario is the coldest place on Earth these days.  If you find your home suddenly without heat, you may be able to solve the problem yourself. If you cannot find the source of the problem, consult a registered heating, ventilation and […]

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Early Signs of Water Heater Problems

Early Signs of Water Heater Problems

Early Signs of Hot Water Heater Problems Has your hot water heater done something odd lately? * Loud knocking, popping, banging sounds * Noticing Visible sediments in your hot water * Pilot light that won’t stay lit, usually because of a defective thermocouple, or pilot tube. * Leaks from the top of the tank or […]

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