Peatson's Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Mississauga’

What’s Wrong With My Ductless Mini Split?

Monday, January 1st, 2024
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Ductless mini splits are unique systems that are different from any other HVAC system on the market. If your home has one, you’re hopefully very happy with its performance as a 2-in-1 heating and cooling system. 

But if you’re fairly new to mini splits, you might be unfamiliar with the problems that can spring up with these systems. That’s because they’re unlike issues you may have had with a traditional heating system.

Let’s go over some problems you might encounter with a ductless mini split that’ll warrant a call for heat pump repair in Mississauga, ON and some DIY tasks you can do to help avoid the need for repair in the first place.

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Furnace Efficiency Ratings: AFUE & What It Means

Monday, November 20th, 2023
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So you’ve decided it’s time for furnace installation. Congratulations! The decision to spring for a new furnace is undoubtedly one that wasn’t made lightly.

Although the hard decision has been made, that doesn’t mean you’re completely done with making some choices when it comes to furnace replacement in Mississauga, ON. You’ll need to consider two important factors: whether you get a gas or electric furnace, and its AFUE rating if you go with gas.

An AFUE rating measures how efficient a gas furnace is. (It also measures furnaces that use propane and oil as a fuel source but in this blog we’ll be concentrating on gas.) The minimum AFUE is 95% which is already fairly high. Let’s take a look at how the AFUE ratings for furnaces differ between gas and electric models so you can be an informed consumer when you make this last decision regarding your new heating system.

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5 Scary Signs Your Water Heater Needs Help

Monday, October 9th, 2023
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Fall is here and with it comes many things: the leaves are changing color, the days are getting colder and shorter, and you might’ve even had a pumpkin-spiced beverage or two. October also brings the “spooky season” when people plan their Halloween costumes and watch scary movies. 

This is also the time of year when your home’s water heater can start acting strange after the strain of summer. From bone-chilling showers to a screeching water heater, here are some signs that indicate you need water heater repair. Make sure you don’t ignore a seemingly haunted water heater. The last thing you want interrupting your enjoyment of fall is a full-blown water heater nightmare.

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What Are My Options for AC Replacement?

Monday, August 28th, 2023

If you’re a homeowner in Ontario who has come to recognize the necessity of a central air conditioner due to our increasingly hot weather, you’re not alone. More and more homeowners are choosing to upgrade their homes–and their home comfort–with some type of air conditioning system.

However, all good things must come to an end (temporarily) when your outdated air conditioner needs to be replaced. Although no one looks forward to the day they need this service, the good news is that if you have a system that’s 15-20 years old, you have a lot more options for air conditioning replacement than you did even a decade ago. Let’s go over 3 popular options.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch to Cooling Mode?

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
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If you have a heat pump in your home, you’re probably quite impressed with its performance. These HVAC workhorses provide year-round comfort, both heating and cooling your home.

Although they might seem infallible, just like any piece of complex equipment, they can run into problems. Especially when they’re not maintained properly. A common issue is when a heat pump gets stuck in one mode and doesn’t seem to switch when you need it to. 

If you’ve currently got a heat pump that staunchly refuses to cool your house, you may need to call our technicians for heat pump repair in Mississauga, ON. Let’s examine some possible causes of the heat pump that won’t switch to cooling mode and what can be done to resolve this.

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3 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
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If your home has a heat pump for year-round comfort, you’re probably looking forward to switching it to cooling mode if you haven’t done so already. Although heat pumps are quite dependable, sometimes they run into problems. That’s why it pays to know the signs that you have a need for heat pump repair that shouldn’t wait. Let’s go over some common problems that heat pumps can experience and what can cause them.

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Why A Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace Is Dangerous

Monday, April 10th, 2023

There are some furnace issues that are easier to overlook than others. Sometimes, the issue seems like a minor one. For example, so long as your furnace is heating your home, you might ignore the fact that it isn’t heating it as quickly as it used to. Or, if the air coming from the vents doesn’t seem as strong and hot as it once did. 

However, when it comes to furnace service in Mississauga, ON, there are some issues that definitely shouldn’t be ignored. If you own a gas furnace, one of these major problems is a cracked heat exchanger. A cracked heat exchanger is a serious health and safety issue and needs immediate, professional HVAC service. Let’s go over the signs of a cracked heat exchanger to help you determine if it’s going on in your home.

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Strange Water Heater Noises and What They Mean

Monday, February 27th, 2023

You count on your home comfort systems for many things. You depend on your furnace to keep your home warm in the winter and your air conditioner to keep you cool in the summer.

Your hot water heater is your source of running water 365 days out of the year. These systems work quietly to the point that we hardly notice them in our homes. It’s when they start to make some noise that you know they’re struggling to do their jobs.

Although it can be easy for a homeowner to ignore these unusual sounds, doing so is a bad idea. Especially when it’s your water heater making a ruckus. Because you depend so much on your water heater, it’s important to stay on top of potential problems. 

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A Guide to Furnace Replacement in 2023

Monday, January 30th, 2023
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More and more Canadians are working remotely. In fact, as of May 2021, 5 million Canadians (about 20% of the Canadian workforce) were working from home and of that 5 million, 90% said they feel more productive working from home.

While Canadians feel that they’re getting more work done at home, your home systems are also working longer hours. If your furnace is more than 15 years old or if hasn’t been heating your home efficiently, it’s time to think about furnace replacement Mississauga, ON

Furnace replacement doesn’t need to be a stressful or overwhelming process. By doing some research and gathering facts, you’ll be more prepared when the time comes to actually replace it. Here are some things you’ll need to consider when purchasing a new furnace.

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Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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Tankless water heaters have been popular in the EU for a while and are becoming more and more popular among Canadian homeowners–and for good reason. They’re highly energy efficient and although they’re more expensive than their tank counterparts, you’ll reap the benefits of energy savings that will add up over time. 

If you’re in the market for a new hot water heater, or if you’ve been wondering if making the change to tankless will provide benefits that’ll make it worth the investment, consider tankless water heaters. Take a look at the pros and cons of tankless water heaters before deciding on your new water heater installation in Mississauga, ON.

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