Technology Connections

Heat Pumps: the Future of Home Heating

 Hello! Here's a comment with some extra info on efficiency and the metering devices used in heat pumps. First: my wording on the efficiency drop in the cold was sloppy, and it sounds like I'm suggesting the need for defrosting is the…
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3 Boiler Myths You Should Be Aware Of

Everyone loves a tall tale. Whether it’s hearing about alligators in the sewer to bigfoot, it’s fun to hear things from people that may be exaggerated based on tricks of the light or one’s imagination. While it’s fun to let your mind…
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The history of The Tankless Water Heater

Boiler Pro frequently advises clients searching for new water heaters to consider a tankless unit. Tankless water heaters provide a variety of outstanding benefits that mostly compensates for their increased price when compared to traditional…
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Calculate Furnace Size for Toronto Homes

Purchasing a brand new furnace is a serious decision these days because there are so many options, including different brands, models, and variations, technical capabilities, furnace types, and efficiency ratings. However, one of the most important…
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What Is AFUE and Why Is It Important?

If you're on the market looking for a new furnace, you've probably come across the term AFUE. Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) is an abbreviation for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. The annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE)…

The World Is Facing A Looming Cold Crunch

In 2019, the building sector's space cooling demands required just 15% of the energy used for heating, resulting in about 1 billion tons of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Nonetheless, space cooling is rapidly expanding and is likely…
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What Is a Condensing Boiler?

Condensing boilers are water heaters that are typically powered by natural gas, propane, or oil. They produce high efficiency, often higher than 90%, by condensing water vapor in exhaust gases and recovering the latent heat of vaporization that…
Spring Boiler Maintenance

Spring Boiler Maintenance

Pop quiz, what do you do when it’s too cold in your home? If you answered turn up the thermostat, then you’re correct. But what if your boiler wasn’t working as it should? Adjusting the temperature wouldn’t do too much good. In fact,…
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Boiler Upgrades For Your Home

The heating in your home is important if you live in Toronto and the GTA. We all know how quickly winter can pop up and bring freezing temperatures right along with it. So make sure your HVAC is ready to go when the mercury starts to drop. Here…
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You Need Improved Heating Performance More Than You Know

Understanding how things work in your home can help you get the most out of them. Don’t worry, this isn’t heating 101 or anything. Instead, this is a list of things you can do to ensure you see an improved heating performance from your…
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Save Money With A Heating Upgrade

A heating upgrade is one of the best ways to improve the efficiency of your home, which in turn saves you money. However, before making any big decisions about boiler or furnace purchasing there are a few things you should know. 3 Reasons…
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Toronto Heating Options: Furnace or Boiler?

When it comes to deciding how to heat your home and increase your home comfort in a big city like this, there are really only 2 main Toronto heating options. Here, we’ll take a closer look at furnaces and boilers to help you know a bit more…
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Quality Residential Heating Options In Toronto And The GTA

Understanding how your home’s systems work isn’t the easiest thing. In fact, it can actually seem quite overwhelming in a city like Toronto and the GTA. But the most important thing to remember is to keep a level head. It’s okay to not…
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24/7 Heating Repair: Furnaces, Boilers & More

Finding the right help doesn’t have to be difficult. However, Toronto and the GTA is a big place with countless options for 24/7 heating repair services, so make sure you know what to look for.  Tips For Finding The Right 24/7 Heating…
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Top Boiler Questions Answered

As a homeowner, there are plenty of things you’ll discover about your home over time. While some people might have more knowledge than others, here are a few of the top boiler questions we’ve heard over the years that we would like to…
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Get Ready For Winter In Toronto: Boiler Maintenance Tips

Whether it’s a snow day, deep freeze, or just ordinary winter conditions, it’s no secret that weather in Toronto and the GTA can change in a hurry. With that in mind, it’s best to keep your boiler running smooth and know which problems…
Emergency Boiler Repair In Toronto

Emergency Boiler Repair In Toronto

With literally millions of people in Toronto and the GTA, there’s no shortage of professionals available to help with just about anything. Unfortunately, it’s not always obvious to find the right person for the job. Luckily, we have a few…
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Is A Boiler Different From A Hot Water Heater?

Knowing more about your home is a good thing, but where do you start? With blogs like this of course! Here you will learn a bit about the basics the hot water heater and boiler. Understanding The Difference Between A Boiler And Hot Water Heater First…
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Broken Boiler In Toronto?

As a homeowner, you have to be ready for repairs to be made from time to time. After all, you need to protect your investment. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at a few of the more common signs that let you know you’ve got…
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Disadvantages Of Combi Boilers In Toronto And The GTA

If you own a combi boiler then you are well aware they are far from perfect. While they might be a staple in most condos around Toronto and the GTA, there are a few downsides. 3 Disadvantages Of Combi Boilers To Consider Before Investing While…
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Combi Boiler Benefits In Toronto And The GTA

A combination boiler, or combi boiler for short, is both a central heating boiler and high-efficiency water heater. These have proven to be a good choice for condos in Toronto and the GTA for a number of reasons. Take a look below to get familiar…
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Before You Commit To A Boiler Upgrade…

Heating a home in Toronto and the GTA isn’t cheap, so you’ll want to make sure your money is being spent wisely when choosing your next boiler upgrade. Take a look below at some tips you should know before investing. Boiler Upgrade:…
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4 Tips To Finding A Contractor

Just because it's getting cold out doesn't mean you don't have plans to do a little work around the house. It's actually the ideal time to do it, but finding a contractor isn't always easy. You’ve got the project plan and budget, but you…
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What Is A Red Tag?

If you've ever received a red tag on one of your commercial HVAC appliances in the past then you know what a big deal they are. Red tags aren't something that should be ignored and need to be taken care of immediately, or you will be putting…
Emergency Residential Boiler Repair

Emergency Residential Boiler Repair Service

Unless you’ve owned a home with a boiler before or have some HVAC experience, not knowing much about your boiler is quite common among homeowners. However, there are a few things you should know before calling for Emergency Residential Boiler…
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When Do I Need Boiler Service?

Not knowing much about your home’s boiler is natural among new homeowners. Here are a few pointers to consider about your heating system to ensure it lasts longer, so you can put off buying a new one before you actually need to. Call For…
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Toronto Heating And Cooling Replacement Options

As a home or business owner, it’s important to save money. To help with that, here are a few things to consider when researching heating and cooling replacement options. Knowing Your Space – Heat Pumps, Furnaces, Boilers Depending on the…
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What Are My Central Heating and Boiler Replacement Options?

When it comes to HVAC, most people feel overwhelmed by all the technical terms behind the models available. Here is a simplified look at what is available in terms of central heating replacement options. Heat Pumps, Boilers, And Furnaces Are…
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Boiler Tips: Maintenance You Should Do Before Winter

Keeping up with the needs of your home isn’t always easy. Whether it’s keeping gutters clear, driveways shovelled, or just making sure clutter doesn’t pile up indoors, there can be a lot of work to stay ahead of, which is how things get…