Entries by Dave Gregor

Is Your Home’s Indoor Air Clean?

Find out what contaminants you and your family could be breathing in at home and the impact they can have on your health. You may not be able to see them, but the average house is a perfect petri dish for a whole host of dangerous pollutants that many of us breathe in every day […]

Home Aire Care’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Expert Information on Home Heating Costs, Energy Efficiency, Installation & More for Kingston, Trenton and Area Homeowners Cost | Efficiency | When to Invest & What to Look for | Installation Whether it’s from age, wear & tear, or a breakdown that’s beyond fixing, replacing your home’s furnace is a rite of passage every property […]

Everything You Need to Know About Central Air Conditioners

If last summer’s heat was a bit much for your household, it might be time to consider air conditioners available to you. However, not all air conditioners are created equal.  Central air conditioning can be the bigger investment for cooling your home, but the value derived in the end can make it well worth it. […]

Your Guide to How To Protect Your Home From COVID-19

We are living in very interesting times. COVID-19 has crawled it’s way to every corner of the world, and most of us have felt its effect. For everyone’s protection, physical distancing is being practiced around the globe, causing people to hole up in their homes for the foreseeable future. As we adjust to our “new […]

Why is HVAC Maintenance Important?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. HVAC maintenance can include furnace maintenance, air conditioner maintenance, and air filters. Regular HVAC maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs, make your system more efficient, and help improve both air quality and safety. How Do HVAC Systems Work? Furnaces For homes in Kingston and Trenton, furnaces […]

What is a SEER Rating and an AFUE Rating, and Why Do They Matter?

If you’re buying a new furnace or air conditioner, you’ll see SEER and AFUE ratings. So, what is a SEER rating and what is an AFUE rating?   SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) measures the cooling output of an air conditioner over a typical cooling season, divided by the energy it uses to do so, in Watt-Hours.  AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) measures how […]

Four Benefits of Air Conditioner Maintenance and Why You Should Book Your Appointment Early

If your air conditioner seems to be working fine, why should you book a maintenance appointment? Isn’t that just a waste of money? Not at all. In fact, keeping your air conditioner well-maintained will save you money. It’s cheaper than a repair and offers you other important benefits, including: Maintaining Energy Efficiency. As your air conditioner works, it […]

Tips from HAC for Better Efficiency

Set thermostat at one temperature. Constant adjusting can cause higher utility costs. If using your thermostat as a setback type, limit the setbacks to twice a day such as when you are at work and when you are sleeping. Only setback the thermostat 6% of desired temperature. In the cooling mode, try not to set […]

Spring Tips for Heating and Cooling

Follow these tips to ensure your home has a smooth transition to the very welcome Spring Season! Fill your sump pit up to ensure your pump switches on an off correctly.  Make sure the discharge line on your sump pump is free and clear of ice and debris. Turn your air conditioner on a little earlier than […]

Don’t Let Dry Air Take Over Your Home

Your Indoor Air Quality is More Important Than you Think Canada and winter go hand in hand – and whether you love our winter season or are counting the minutes until spring, you can count on a lot of snow, cold temperatures, and an abundance of winter activities. Another thing you can count on? Fluctuating […]

What’s Your Ideal Furnace Filter MERV Rating?

Furnace filters are one of the most commonly talked about furnace components, but a lot of people still don’t know how to properly maintain them. Furnace filters catch dust, hair and other debris in the air before the air enters the blower fan in your furnace. This subsequently improves the air quality in your home by […]

Energy Prices are Being Raised in Ontario

If it seems like energy prices are rising every six months, that’s because they are. In May, the prices were set to 16.1¢/kWh during peak hours (11:00 am to 5:00 pm), 8.0¢/kWh during off-peak hours (7:00 pm to 7:00 am) and 12.2¢/kWh during mid peak hours (7:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to […]

Never Take a Cold Shower Again

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 […]

Stay Up-to-Date with the Latest Heating Systems Available

Your home’s heating system can often be a mysterious machine. Many people choose not to understand them because they don’t believe it’s their concern. They’re not wrong, you can leave that part to us, but when you’re thinking of replacing your home comfort system, you should be aware of the options. To keep you up […]

Kingston’s A/C Winter Preparation Guide

Updated November 27, 2019 Summer is over. It hurts us to say that, but it’s something we all have to accept. It’s fall now, but the season we’re all bracing ourselves for is winter. Fall is the time that we prepare for winter, making this a busy season for homeowners. One thing to always remember […]

New Home Comfort System Efficiencies!

It seems that rising energy costs are becoming the new norm, making energy efficiency top of mind for many homeowners. On average, your home comfort system accounts for up to 44% of your energy bill, which is why it makes sense that your home comfort system would be the first place to look when looking […]

Fall Furnace Tune-Up with Home Aire Care

When’s the last time you considered the state of your furnace/air conditioner. Probably when it was costing you too much money or it stopped working altogether. This is perfectly logical because the two things everyone wants in an air conditioner or furnace is comfort and efficiency. To make sure that your system is always working […]

Is Your System Low On Refrigerant?

Air conditioners are complicated machines, and with complicated machines come complicated problems. That’s why we’re here. In Kingston, Trenton, Belleville and the surrounding area, we diagnose your system and provide heating and/or cooling solutions. A common problem we can encounter is problems with refrigerant charge (amount). There is no way to check the charge of […]

The 3 Most Common Air Conditioner Problems

Summer has arrived late and with a vengeance in the Kingston/Trenton area. That means that the uncomfortable, force-you-to-turn-on-your-A/C temperatures are here. You may have turned on your air conditioner and it might not be working quite as well as you expected it to. If that is the case, there’s a good chance that your A/C […]

Summer HVAC Tips

Summer arrived a couple weeks ago, but it’s finally starting to feel like summer. The heat has arrived and it’s already starting to affect our comfort. To combat the effects of a scorching hot summer day, we’ve got some summer cooling tips for you. Take care of these to not only keep comfortable, but to run your […]

Does Rain Harm Your Air Conditioner?

Your air conditioner is going to spend all of its life outside, so should you be worried about what Mother Nature plans on throwing at it? In a word, no. Air conditioners are built with the elements in mind, and there is a wide range of weather conditions your A/C unit can combat before seeing […]

Our New Blog Has the Answers to All Your Home Comfort Needs

What’s the best way to maintain your desired comfort settings while remaining cost efficient? That’s the million-dollar question in the heating and cooling industry. Savings on your HVAC costs could mean that new screen TV you’ve been eyeing for months or that trip down south that you’ve so desperately needed. Ultimately, we’re looking to answer […]