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How to save on gas bill in winter

How to Save on Gas Bill in Winter It makes sense to make plans for the upcoming winter and take steps to reduce your heating expenses. These are reasonable and practical tips that will help you keep your house warm and cut down on gas usage without breaking the bank. So, if you want to […]Read More

When Should I Tune-Up My Furnace?

When Should I Tune-Up My Furnace? Your home’s furnace is an unsung hero during those cold Ontario winters, which is why having your heating system properly maintained is vital to ensuring you can keep your family warm and comfortable when temperatures fall below freezing. So, when exactly should you tune your furnace?  Get 24/7/365 Expert […]Read More
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Are heat pumps worth it in Canada?

Are heat pumps worth it in Canada? Canada is cold, and while it’s colder the more up North you get, very few cities are exempt from below freezing temperatures come the winter months. Canadians are exposed to plenty of stereotypes, such as those myths claiming that we live in igloos or that it’s snow year-round […]Read More
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The Canadian Buyer’s Guide to Air Conditioners: Oosterveld Heating Edition

The Canadian Buyer’s Guide to Air Conditioners: Oosterveld Heating Edition Living in Guelph means dealing with harsh, cold winters – but summers can be just as harsh.  Hot, hazy, humid and stick, summer in Guelph often has residents reaching for the closest body of cool water or ice-cold drink.  Both seasons have their beauty and […]Read More
7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now

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 […]Read More

Give the Gift of Home Comfort for Christmas This Year!

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 […]Read More

Who Needs a Protection Plan, Anyway?

Who needs an HVAC protection plan and what are the benefits? When your furnace breaks, M&K Heating in London has you covered. Contact us today!Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

Is your furnace at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning? Call M&K Heating to replace or inspect your furnace in London and surrounding areas.Read More

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Coronavirus Covid-19

What can be done about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in respect to coronavirus Covid-19? Contact M&K Heating in London, your air quality experts.Read More

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace

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 […]Read More

Is Your Home’s Indoor Air Clean?

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 […]Read More

Oosterveld Heating’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Oosterveld Heating’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide Expert Information on Home Heating Costs, Energy Efficiency, Installation & More for Guelph 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 owner goes through – and for most, […]Read More

What to Look for In a New Water Heater

What to Look for In a New Water Heater Near the end of the average water heater’s lifespan, you might see signs that yours is on the way out. We’ve seen every stage in the life cycle in our day; Oosterveld Heating has over 35 years of experience installing water heaters in the Guelph, St. Thomas, […]Read More

How to Protect Your Home During COVID-19

How to Protect Your Home During COVID-19 Novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, has changed life as we know it for the foreseeable future. As we hunker down indoors, some of us may be wondering about how protected we are from COVID-19 and what other measures we should be taking to ensure our safety. Oosterveld […]Read More

Strange Noises Coming from Your Air Conditioner | Air Conditioner Maintenance or Repairs

Strange Noises Coming from Your Air Conditioner Air conditioners are built to run quietly. Any out of the ordinary noises are cause for concern. Call a pro as soon as you notice any of the following noises coming from your AC and you might still avoid an expensive repair or replacement. Bubbling Banging Screaming Screeching Clicking Each […]Read More

Why Are My Energy Bills in Guelph So Expensive? | How to Spend Less Cooling Your House with AC Maintenance

How to Spend Less on Energy Bills with AC Maintenance Why are my energy bills in Guelph so expensive, and how can I save without sacrificing comfort this summer? Families in Guelph have the same problem as families across Ontario. Keeping the house cool when the temperature gets above 30C can get expensive, so you […]Read More

Gas Fireplace Safety for Children & Pets

Gas Fireplace Safety for Children & Pets As the temperature continues to drop, you and your family will be spending more time cozying around your gas fireplace. And while it’s a great way to add ambiance and warmth, a gas fireplace can also be dangerous to eager children or excitable pets. In fact, government regulations came […]Read More

Air Quality Tips for Pet Owners

Air Quality Tips for Pet Owners How do you keep pet dander and hair under control? Do furnace filters make a difference? Shedding is one of the least convenient parts of owning a cat, dog, or a gerbil. Most pets will spread their hair or fur all over your flooring and fabrics. Even hypoallergenic dogs […]Read More

What is Considered a High Efficiency Furnace?

Reducing your heating and electricity use at home will lower your utility bills and reduce the emissions that cause climate change: Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances Unplug your devices Invest in clean, sustainable energy options. A great way to reduce your energy consumption at home is to invest in a high efficiency furnace, which uses: An electronic […]Read More

Thermostat Wars – Living with a Temperature Sensitive Person

Thermostat Wars: Living with a Temperature Sensitive Person Thermostat wars, where people sneakily reset the temperature, are a well-worn cliché, but many families do have one member that’s more temperature sensitive than the others. There’s a lot more to temperature sensitivity than preference, so how do you find a temperature that works for everyone? H2: […]Read More

Does Closing Vents Save Energy in Your Home?

Does Closing Vents Save Energy in Your Home? Of all the heating and cooling myths out there, the concept of closing vents to save energy in your home is one of the most common beliefs that is often debated. But does this theory hold any truth? Let’s separate fact from fiction and take a closer look at whether closing […]Read More

Air Conditioning Facts and Myths

Air Conditioning Facts and Myths Another summer is upon us, and it’s time to get our ACs ready. But there are many different air conditioner myths out there. How do you sort the fact from the fiction? Central air was in more than 30% of homes in 2009, with that number believed to be much higher […]Read More

How and Why You Should Fireproof Your Home

How and Why You Should Fireproof Your Home According to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) 49% of fires with loss that occurred in Ontario between 2012 and 2016 were in residential occupancies. Loss fires are fires that resulted in dollar loss, injury or fatality. With numbers this high, it makes […]Read More

Things to Consider When Buying a New Furnace

Things to Consider When Buying a New Furnace Sometimes, buying a new furnace is an important part of taking good care of your home during those cold winter months. But it can feel like a huge and overwhelming process. The last thing you want to do is go out and impulsively spend thousands of dollars […]Read More

What is a Non-Condensing Tankless Water Heater? What is the Alternative?

What’s a Non-Condensing Tankless Water Heater? What’s the Alternative? You just started exploring the potential of buying a tankless water heater and you stumbled on a couple terms you don’t understand: Condensing tankless water heater Non-condensing tankless water heater You probably get the tankless part. These water heaters don’t store water in a tank for you to […]Read More

When Should I Choose a Two-Stage Furnace?

When Should I Choose a Two-Stage Furnace? Tweet There is a lot to consider when deciding whether or not to buy a two-stage furnace, including the seasonal temperature swings in Guelph and, obviously, your budget. Families living in Guelph and the surrounding area don’t often need the same kind of furnace output as families in […]Read More

The Real Reasons to Own Your New Tankless Water Heater

The Real Reasons to Own Your New Tankless Water Heater You probably found your way here because you’re having problems with your water heater. Before the problems started, when was the last time you thought about your water heater? Unless you wake up and are forced to have a cold shower or notice the hot water […]Read More

How Buying Your Hot Water Tank is More Affordable than Renting

Buying Your Hot Water Tank is More Affordable than Renting If you’re like most homeowners in Guelph and the surrounding cities and towns, you rent your water tank. It’s what your parents did. It’s what many of your colleagues do. It’s what everybody does! But it’s not the only option, and it’s not even the […]Read More

What is a Good SEER Rating for My AC?

What is a Good SEER Rating for My AC? If you are the kind of person who needs the best of the best, a good SEER rating for your AC is the highest on the market (at time of writing, 23 SEER). But the platinum package, highest efficiency air conditioner might not be right for everybody. In […]Read More

Ways to Save on Your Insane Air Conditioning Bills & Other Expenses

Save on Your Insane Air Conditioning Bills & Other Expenses It’s possible to spend less money on your bills over the remainder of the summer without sacrificing any of the comfort and convenience you need at home. Most household bills come from just a couple places in the summer, and it doesn’t take hefty sacrifices […]Read More

Humidifiers in Guelph | Keep Your Home Comfortable

Humidifiers in Guelph | Keep Your Home Comfortable Do you keep a humidifier in the bedroom through the winter? In the kids’ bedrooms? Anywhere else in the house? Some families leave space for a humidifier in every room, filling them all every day and going room to room before bed, turning each unit on individually. […]Read More

A Smart Home Upgrade | Buy a New Water Heater in Guelph

Smart Home Upgrade: Buy a New Water Heater in Guelph Your water heater works constantly, and if it’s more than 8 years old, it probably works harder and wastes more energy than any appliance in the house. So: It’s at a higher risk of breaking down (because it’s old). It costs you more money to run (because […]Read More

Work Smarter & Save Money | New Year’s Resolutions For Your HVAC System

New Year’s Resolutions For Your HVAC System Make your HVAC system really work for you (and cost your family less) in 2018 Like most, you probably made a few casual resolutions for 2018. Lose weight & eat better. Spend less on unnecessary expenses. Plan a trip. Find a new job. You also may have some […]Read More

Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC System | Everything You Need to Stay Efficient

Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC System The important spring cleaning tasks for your HVAC system Spring cleaning can become a long, annoying chain of tasks. And it feels longer than it is when all you want to do is get out and shake off the winter cobwebs. It’s easy to run out of steam when […]Read More

My Furnace Is Leaking Water When The AC Is Running

My Furnace Is Leaking Water When The AC Is Running Sure, it can sound like a serious problem, but most of the time this is just an indication of a clogged drain. It’s usually not an expensive repair item, but you shouldn’t ignore it because of this minor stature. Ongoing moisture and standing water around […]Read More

When Should I Replace My Water Heater

When Should I Replace My Water Heater? Not sure when you should replace your water heater? Your water heater works as hard as any other home comfort appliance. And if it kicks the bucket unexpectedly, it’s almost as bad as losing heat on a cold winter night. The best solution is to replace your water […]Read More

How We Assess Your AC

How We Assess Your Air Conditioner Our fast and easy process to assess your air conditioner At first glance, it may look bleak. You know you’re going to need either an AC repair or a new air conditioner. But you want a professional you can trust to help you make the most informed decision about your options. […]Read More

Why do air conditioners freeze?

Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze? If it’s not a blizzard outside and your air conditioner is covered in ice, shut it off immediately! Then pick up the phone and give us a call to schedule a service call to diagnose the problem. It may be a relatively easy problem to fix, but if you don’t get […]Read More

What’s Best for You? Single Stage, Two Stage or a Modulating Furnace?

What’s Best? Single Stage, Two Stage or Modulating Furnace? Great, you’re searching for a new furnace and you understand that each furnace is different. But you’re not really sure how, other than the fact that each is described differently by the manufacturer. There is a bunch of jargon you don’t really get, and shouldn’t get. If you […]Read More

Humidity and Your Home This Winter

Humidity and Your Home This Winter Winter air is so, so dry, and a whole house humidifier is the best way to keep that dryness from ruining your winter cheer. Even humidity throughout the home is more important than many homeowners know. It’s not just a comfort thing. It’s a quality of life thing. Don’t believe […]Read More

Is It Time to Replace My Water Tank

Is It Time to Replace My Water Tank? When is it time to replace your hot water tank? It could be right now! Maybe the right time was 2 years ago, or maybe you’re just fine as you are. There are 5 clear signs your water tank is on its last legs: Water isn’t as […]Read More

What if My Carbon Monoxide Alarm Goes Off?

What if My Carbon Monoxide Alarm Goes Off? Like your smoke alarms, the carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in your house (and we hope you have them in your house) monitor the air in your home and ring the alarm when smoke or carbon monoxide is detected in the house. But a house fire and CO exposure are two very different things. […]Read More

How to Take Care of Your AC Between Service Visits

How to Take Care of Your AC Between Service Visits Seasonal air conditioner maintenance is probably the most important way to extend the lifespan and maintain the efficiency of your central air conditioning system. Ordinary wear and tear over the course of weeks and months can cause your AC to overwork, struggle, overheat and eventually shut down. […]Read More

What Overheating Does to Your Body

What Overheating Does to Your Body Our bodies have to constantly balance temperature, and you only have about 3 degrees Celsius flexibility on the heat inside your body before you are in serious trouble. Here’s exactly what overheating does to your body, and why you need to keep your air conditioner in like-new shape so you don’t have to […]Read More

What’s a Mini Split Ductless System? Is Ductless Air Conditioning Good?

What’s a Mini Split Ductless System? Is It Good? Most home comfort systems follow the conventional form where an air conditioner outdoors is paired with a heating appliance (usually a furnace) indoors. The indoor unit circulates warm or cool air through ducts to every room in the house. But what if your old home wasn’t built […]Read More