Who Do You Call to Fix It: Winter Maintenance Edition

This month, we were welcomed by the GTA’s first snowfall. Winter is here. Now is the perfect time to test out your home heating systems and snowblowers. Below we’ve included a list of who you can call if it turns out they aren’t working or require maintenance. The last thing you want is to be searching for the snowblower manual because it isn’t starting after a snowstorm.

  1. Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

    Your HVAC system is not only important to ensure you stay warm over the winter, but it also promotes good air quality and ventilation. A broken HVAC system can be a fire risk if it overheats, bacteria can build up, or the electrical wires can tear over time creating a hazard.

    There are licensed technicians who specialize in fixing HVAC systems and are trained to have your heater back up and running in no time. Here are a few technicians you can call if you’re experiencing unpleasant odours, loud noises, or other malfunctions.

  2. Fireplace

    Whether you have a wood burning or electrical fireplace, it is important to keep up with regular maintenance. Although electric fireplaces often run-on long-lasting LED lights, it should still be inspected every year or so to ensure there is no dust buildup. A wood burning fireplace requires a chimney sweep and an inspection every year to ensure it’s safe. Here are a few options in the GTA.

  3. Snow Blower

    Snow blowers are stored away for more than half the year, which can lead to issues when you go to start it up again. For safety, an annual checkup is necessary, this includes changing the air filter, emptying remaining oil, and checking the spark plug.

    If you notice an odd noise when you turn it on or that it is not turning on at all, you can bring your snowblower to a local hardware store, such as Lowes or The Home Depot for repairs.

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