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$100 Cash Back

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Offers, Tips & Info

For you and a friend with our Referral Program If you are currently a Cozy Comfort Plus customer, we know you are already happy with your heating and cooling but why not share that joy with a friend? Now, every time that you refer someone to us, you both receive up to $100 cash back on your next service or repair appointment, or installation of brand new equipment. You must have had at least one service, repair or installation with us first. If you are not one of our happy customers yet, schedule your next service or repair with us today so that you can take advantage of this offer in the future....

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Ductless Split Systems

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Tips & Info

Understanding the Ductless Advantage Ductless Split systems – sometimes referred to as “mini splits” are one of the best ways to keep your home at a comfortable temperature year round. As the name suggests, the most evident advantage when it comes to ductless split systems is that they do not require ducts (air vents) to be in place before they are installed. We live in a city where many of the houses were built before modern forced-air central cooling and heating systems became ubiquitous. In these circumstances, as well as with many modern homes, a ductless split system is simply the best solution to implement central or localized cooling. As the previous diagram illustrates, a ductless split system is composed of outdoor and indoor units that are linked by refrigerant lines. The lines are basically hoses that carry fluids instead of cold (or hot) air and as such they are easier to conceal and take up much less space than ductwork. It is called a ductless split because the indoor units and outdoor units can be quite far from each other. In a very simplified way, you can compare a ductless split system to a window air conditioner unit if you think of the bit of the AC that sticks out...

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Introducing Nest

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Tips & Info

A revolutionary thermostat that learns from your usage and programs itself to save you money   But the advantages of the Nest do not end there. When you look at the intrinsic beauty of the device, it comes as no surprise that the man who came up with it was the same man who led the iPod and iPhone division at Apple. The exquisite design, extensive features and breakthrough ease of use have garnered the Nest A+ reviews from technology blogs to finance newspapers. For years people had just been putting up with thermostats that offered little functionality, were just plain ugly and were too complicated to use but that no longer has to be the case thanks to Nest. Check our nest product section or give us a call now for more...

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Furnace Types

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Tips & Info

Single-stage, two-stage, modulating furnaces, and what it all means to you When looking to replace your old furnace for a brand new one, nowadays you are faced with a multitude of choices that can be overwhelming. All the big brand furnace manufacturers offer a range of single-stage, two-stage and modulating (or variable) furnaces with varying efficiency ratings and so on but the most important thing to consider is that most manufacturers offer comparable models with similar features, regardless of whether they are single-, two-stage or modulating furnaces. The above graph is an oversimplification of the main concept of the difference between the three kinds of furnaces and it is usually what most people hear when talking to an expert or salesman. It is not wrong but it is not the full picture either. The graph shows a marked difference in temperature swings between single- and two-stage furnaces but as with most things, it is relative. Single-stage furnaces This is the most basic and widespread type of furnace you can buy and it is the type of furnace that most people are familiar with. They are called single-stage because they work like a simple on/off switch. When the temperature goes below the desired temperature on the thermostat, the furnace turns itself...

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Converting Oil-2-Gas

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Tips & Info

Converting your furnace from oil to gas In North America, at least, Oil prices have always hovered above natural gas prices on average – but the gap is growing as unrest in the middle east and uncertainty in Venezuela keep the prices of the black stuff up, all the while new technologies like the so-called fracking and horizontal drilling have made it easier than ever to set the gas free from its rocky confinement kilometers below the surface. Going oil to gas implies a high initial blow to your wallet but savings in the long term of about $1000 each year, give or take. In the past, it used to be the case that the initial cost of converting to gas would keep most people from going through with it because the savings in the long term were not significant but today, if you have an oil-fired furnace, you stand to lose a lot of money. Conversion to Natural Gas is also “Greener”. Claims that Natural Gas is a “Clean” source of energy are up for debate because whereas it releases less greenhouse gases upon combustion, some of the methods used to extract it are not very kind to the local environment – nevertheless, it is the lesser of two evils....

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Furnace Motor: AC or DC?

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Tips & Info

AC vs DC Furnace Blower Motors When considering purchasing a new furnace the topic of whether to go for a DC or AC motor comes up a lot and it is a very valid point of consideration because depending which way you choose to go, it will affect your home comfort and also could amount to energy savings. AFUE and Energy Efficiency When shopping around for furnaces, the term AFUE comes up a lot but that only tells part of the story when it comes to energy efficiency. AFUE only measures how much of the gas is actually turned into heat but one must consider that inside every furnace, there is an electric motor that is responsible for circulating the air and is therefore another matter to consider when measuring energy efficiencies. This is why looking at the Energuide tags tells a more  complete story. AC Motors Most mid-efficiency and low-end furnaces have these kinds of motors. They do their job just fine and are usually cheaper than DC motors but that’s about their only advantage; If the blower motor ever breaks outside of warranty, replacing an AC one is cheaper. ECM motors, DC motors or variable speed motors All of the above terms are used to refer to...

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