FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Many factors go into determining the proper size of your heating and cooling unit. For residential buildings, the home type, walls, insulation, attic space all can make an impact. For businesses and industrial settings, you have to quantify the use of the building and the larger spaces. A Middlesex Mechanical HVAC technician can help you determine the best unit size for your needs.
Yes, heating and cooling systems can be improperly sized, and the effects can impact your home. If it’s too large, your home could become too humid, resulting in issues with moisture and mould. Too small and the system will run constantly, increasing your energy bill.
Scheduled check-ups and routine maintenance ensure that all the parts are operating properly and that the system runs efficiently. We recommend yearly inspections to examine the system, grease necessary components, and replace any parts that look to be at the end of their usefulness.
Natural gas is a common fuel for cooking, and many people want to change their appliance to accommodate. If you don’t have a gas line in the space for the appliance, we can provide you with a solution to switching to natural gas inside your home. A qualified contractor can install the natural gas supply, and an HVAC technician will install and connect the appliance.
In Ontario, there are two gas utility companies – Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas Limited – and each has a separate Ontario Energy Board-approved connection policy. We can help you determine the location of a pipeline – if there is none, confirm with the local provider to have a service line set up.
Tankless water heaters do not store hot water, but rather heat it as needed. This helps them avoid the standby heat losses common with water heater tanks. They are more energy-efficient, take up less space, and can ensure a home doesn’t run out when they need hot water. It’s the ideal solution for homes using 41 gallons of hot water or less every day.