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Heating & Air Conditioning for Whitby and Durham Area

Who Needs a Protection Plan, Anyway?

The Importance of Maintenance Memberships We thought we would skip the furnace protection plan, my husband and I, when we purchased our first home.  We were young and poor, we thought.  What could happen, we thought? What happened, exactly, was the need to replace the most expensive part of our furnace—out of pocket. The furnace guy seemed sorry to have to charge us—but […]Read More

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace

To buy a furnace or to rent a furnace?   A technician comes to your house and gives you the news no homeowner ever wants to hear: the furnace is on its last legs, or even worse, broken.  Once the shock sets in, you ponder that replacing that older furnace could be in your near future.  With the fall and winter […]Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

Why Your Older Furnace May Be a Health Risk If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning or a leak from your furnace, evacuate everyone from your home immediately.  Then contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency service.  A technician came by my home to examine my furnace for a carbon monoxide leak. “Having a CO leak, that puts you and your family […]Read More

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Coronavirus Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many homeowners to re-think indoor air quality.  After all, the Covid-19 virus spreads through droplets and aerosols—and people who are indoors or in enclosed spaces close to one another, are particularly at risk. Washing hands, sanitizing surfaces, wearing face masks and keeping 2 metres apart have defined our COVID pandemic behaviour. But what happens when a visitor comes calling to your home?  Or when family and friends gather inside your house for […]Read More

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace

To buy a furnace or to rent a furnace?   A technician comes to your house and gives you the news no homeowner ever wants to hear: the furnace is on its last legs, or even worse, broken.  Once the shock sets in, you ponder that replacing that older furnace could be in your near future.  With the fall and winter […]Read More

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 […]Read More
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Limcan Certified’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Expert Information on Home Heating Costs, Energy Efficiency, Installation & More for Whitby, Oshawa & Durham Region 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 […]Read More

What to do About Weird Noises Coming From Your Air Conditioner

It can be hard to tell when your air conditioner isn’t running quite right, but judging how it was when it was new, you might be able to hear when something’s off. If you notice strange sounds coming from your air conditioner, it’s likely due for repair. Limcan Certified technicians have over 55 years of […]Read More

COVID-19: How to Protect Your Home

COVID-19, also called the Novel Coronavirus, has everyone on edge these days. As businesses shut their physical doors, and we all practice physical distancing, many homeowners are wondering if it is safe to have HVAC technicians and repair people entering their homes. At Limcan Certified Heating and Air Conditioning, we are taking appropriate steps to […]Read More

Is Your Home Suitable for a Tankless Water Heater?

Is a Tankless Water Heater the Right Choice for my Home & Family? When it’s time to replace your traditional water heater, you are typically faced with two choices: opt for a new traditional style water heater or take advantage of the newest technology in home water heating systems: tankless water heaters. Also called an […]Read More

What These Furnace Noises Mean (& When You Should Be Worried)

It’s not uncommon to regularly hear sounds coming from your furnace. Your furnace is full of parts that can cause noise, including burners, blowers, and ducts. However, what if you are starting to hear sounds that might indicate something is wrong? We’re going to dive into what furnaces sounds could mean for your home heating […]Read More
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How High-Efficiency Furnaces Have Evolved Over the Past 20 Years

When deciding on a furnace to warm your home during the cold winter months, there are a variety of factors you might want to take into account before settling on the right one for you. You may think the most important factor is the size of the furnace, or perhaps the type of fuel your […]Read More
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Furnaces vs. Boilers vs. Heat Pumps: What Are They & Which is Right for You?

With modern advancements in home heating, there is more choice than ever before. Whether you’re building a new home or have an older home that requires a new system, there are many things to consider before deciding on the right heating system for you, your family, and your home.  A major purchase, such as a […]Read More
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8 Signs Your Water Heater is Dying (& What to Do About It)

No matter who you are, there is nothing quite like a hot shower or bath at the end of a long day. But what if you come home to find your water heater not working the way it should? Unfortunately, water heaters can start to fail for a variety of reasons. But what should you […]Read More

5 Clear-Cut Signs You Should Get Your Furnace Checked Out Before Winter

We recommend that all homeowners schedule furnace maintenance for their unit at least once per year, but there’s no hard-and-fast rule about when to schedule that appointment. That said, there are some clear-cut signs you should get your furnace checked out in the fall before winter. A furnace check before winter is the best way […]Read More
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Furnaces: Why They Break & What to Do About It

Everyone has a furnace in their home, but many people don’t understand how they work or why they break. While some repairs should be left to the professionals, every homeowner should understand why furnaces break and some simple troubleshooting techniques. Next time your furnace breaks, try these tips before calling a repair technician.  Dirty or […]Read More