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

Ice on the Coil? Here’s What to Do

Monday, July 1st, 2024

Finding ice on your air conditioner’s coil can be alarming and inconvenient, especially during a sweltering summer. Understanding why ice forms and how to address it can help you restore your AC’s functionality quickly and prevent further damage. Here’s a comprehensive guide on why ice forms on AC coils and why AC repair in Mississauga, ON is so important.

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5 Reasons Why Central AC Is Right For Your Home

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Central air conditioning has become a staple in modern homes, offering a range of benefits that make it a popular choice for homeowners. Here are five compelling reasons to consider getting central AC in Mississauga. 

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Why Your Home Needs A Heat Pump

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Heat pumps have become increasingly popular as versatile and efficient solutions for heating and cooling homes. Unlike traditional HVAC systems that rely on separate units for heating and cooling, heat pumps offer both functions in one system.

Understanding why your home needs a heat pump might be the best option for your home to unlock the door to a next-level home comfort experience. 

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The “V” in HVAC: Ventilation

Monday, February 26th, 2024
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Just about any homeowner who owns a heating and cooling system knows what HVAC stands for. You’re probably thinking, “Of course, it stands for heating and air conditioning.” But do you know what the “V” stands for? If not, don’t be too hard on yourself. Many people aren’t aware that it stands for “ventilation.” 

However, ignoring your home’s ventilation is something you shouldn’t do. Ventilation is a part of HVAC for good reason. Your home’s ventilation system (its air ducts and ductwork) is the support system for your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner, and if it’s not up to the task, your home comfort will suffer.

You can purchase a high-efficiency furnace or air conditioner, but investing in a costly system is only part of the equation. Many things affect how energy efficient your home is including the state of your ductwork and your home’s insulation. Let’s go over how problematic air ducts can contribute to decreased HVAC efficiency and the signs that this is happening in your home.

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What’s Wrong With My Ductless Mini Split?

Monday, January 1st, 2024

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

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
Young woman in a yellow blouse covering her ears and looking surprised

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

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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