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The Canadian Buyer’s Guide to Air Conditioners: Mersey Edition

Your guide to finding the best home air conditioning system for your needs. Being so close to Lake Ontario gives residents of Toronto & the surrounding GTA plenty of beautiful sights to see – but boy, does it ever impact the climate!  Winters can get teeth-chattering cold; summers can get unbearably hot, humid and sticky […]Read More
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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 […]Read More
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 has a heartbeat? Or can it be more […]Read More

Don’t Let the Roast of Christmas Past 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 to learn about FOG and how to keep your drains and […]Read More

Give the Gift of Home Comfort for Christmas This Year!

A Brand New Furnace & AC: The Perfect Christmas Combo A new furnace may not be the first thing that comes to mind as a Christmas gift for someone on your list – it’s a big-ticket item, but one that will be appreciated for decades to come.   And while it may not be as flashy as a trip to […]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
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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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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 rite of passage every property owner […]Read More

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 than 45 years, so we’ve learned what can happen […]Read More

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 for several days on surfaces and up […]Read More

Is Your Air Conditioner Ready to Face Another Hot Summer?

Air Conditioning Air conditioning is a popular choice for creating a comfortable home or workplace in climates with hot and humid summers, but every time you turn on your unit, you shorten its life. Here are a few upgrades and maintenance tips to help you stay cool and comfortable all summer long. Ductless Ductless air […]Read More

When is the 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. Especially with how hard your HVAC system […]Read More

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 and efficiently throughout the entire year. But how do […]Read More

Furnace Pilot Lights & You: What to Do When Your Pilot Light Goes Out

Pilot lights occasionally go out, which isn’t a cause for concern. However, if your pilot light won’t relight, or goes out repeatedly, it may indicate that something is wrong. In this post, we will cover why your pilot light went out, what it might mean, and how to address the problem.  As a homeowner, knowing […]Read More

Tankless Water Heaters vs. Traditional Hot Water Tanks: Differences, Strengths, & Use Cases

You probably wake up every morning, and the first things you might do are make a cup of coffee, take a shower, and brush your teeth. What do all these things have in common? You guessed it: They all require water. Your home continually uses water and, depending on the size of your family, you […]Read More

Furnace Cleaning & Maintenance: Why It’s Important & How It Can Save You Money

With all the day-to-day chores and expenses that come with owning a home, it can be easy to neglect your furnace. Many people don’t think about their furnaces until they come home to a cold house. What you might not know, however, is the cost of regular furnace cleaning and maintenance could not only save […]Read More

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, simple maintenance checks, you can increase its […]Read More

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 part of your home. When your furnace’s performance […]Read More

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 and cooling system is a must-have. Preventative maintenance […]Read More