Entries by Alexandra Fricker

Get Your Questions About EV Chargers Answered

Electric Vehicle Charger FAQs If you’ve recently found your mind wandering to what your next car might be and have landed on electric, congratulations! That’s a big investment for you, and a help to the environment, too. But there’s a fair amount to learn about EV ownership, and more to get used to than there […]

7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now

7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now Know When It’s Time to Let Go of Your Old Home Furnace Homeowner pop quiz: what are the signs to look for when your aging furnace has reached the end of its life? Is it obvious–like when it stops suddenly one cold winter day and no longer […]

Don’t Let the Roast of Christmas Past Clog Your Drain

Don’t Let the Roast of Christmas Clog Your Drain A Christmas dinner spent around the table with friends and family is festive and warm: meals of mouthwatering turkey with stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, thick gravy, and tangy cranberry sauce – the most wonderful time of the year, indeed!  However, a clogged kitchen drain can make the holidays much less merry due to FOG (Fats, Oil and Grease), which are by-products of cooking.   Read on […]

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Coronavirus Covid-19

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 […]

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting 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 […]

Mersey’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Mersey’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide Expert Information on Home Heating Costs, Energy Efficiency, Installation & More for Toronto & GTA 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 […]

Home Humidity 101: How Humid Should Your Home Be?

Home Humidity 101: How Humid Should Your Home Be? Because of the Great Lakes, southern Ontario, including Scarborough and the Greater Toronto Area, experience a lot of humidity. Humidity can make a summer or a winter more temperate, but it can also affect your home comfort. Mersey technicians have been maintaining HVAC systems for more […]

How to Protect Your Home From COVID-19

How to Protect Your Home From COVID-19 By now, residents of the Greater Toronto Area understand that staying home is crucial to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, that may not be enough to keep you and your family safe.  Although there is some debate, some scientists believe that the virus can survive […]

When is the Best Time to Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

Best Time to Have Your Ducts Cleaned Duct Cleaning: Is There an Optimal Time? Cleaning and maintaining your ducts should be an essential part of your home maintenance routine. After all, they are a fundamental piece of your HVAC system – and like your other heating, venting, and air conditioning systems, they require regular care. […]

12 Signs Your Furnace is in Need of Repair

12 Signs Your Furnace is in Need of Repair Think of your furnace as the heart of your home, pumping heat through the vents and out of the registers. When your furnace starts to experience problems producing heat, then your home becomes uncomfortable, and in some climates, unliveable.  We all need our furnaces working effectively […]

Your Hot Water Tank: A Maintenance Checklist

Your Hot Water Tank: A Maintenance Checklist As homeowners, we have several systems working together to provide us with the modern comforts we depend on, and few of us give them a second thought until they break down.  Even if you haven’t experienced any issues with your water heater, by attending to a few small, […]

Furnace Problems? Check These Common Wear Items First

Furnace Problems? Check These Common Wear Items First When it’s the dead of winter, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether or not your furnace is up to the task. Suddenly, the warning signs start to emerge: you begin to hear rattling from the furnace room, or heat isn’t reaching every […]

The Ultimate Guide to Duct Cleaning: Toronto Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Duct Cleaning: Toronto Edition Clean Ducts Keep Your Air Clean & Reduce Your Energy Consumption Houses may come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: an HVAC system. Canadian winters are bitterly cold, and Toronto summers are scorching hot, so a functional and efficient heating […]