Entries by Alexandra Fricker

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 […]

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 […]

M&K’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Expert Information on Home Heating Costs, Energy Efficiency, Installation & More for London 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, it’s one that comes with a lot of questions, such as: How much […]

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; M&K has over 35 years of experience installing water heaters in the London, St. Thomas, and Mount Brydges Areas. If you think it might […]

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. M&K Heating And Air Conditioning is dedicated to […]

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

Strange noises coming from your AC 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. BubblingBangingScreamingScreechingClicking Each signals a different common issue, […]

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 into effect to address this very issue: […]

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 […]

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: What Makes Someone Temperature Sensitive? Age, height, weight, […]

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 vents actually helps or hinders your home. The […]

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 good sense to fireproof your home. Here are […]

What is a Non-Condensing Tankless Water Heater? What is 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 heaterNon-condensing tankless water heater You probably get the tankless part. These water heaters don’t store water in a tank for you to dip into when you need it. They heat the water […]

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 London and, obviously, your budget. Families living in London and the surrounding area don’t often need the same kind of furnace output as families in North Bay, for example. What we can say for certain […]

Work Smarter & Save Money | 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 plans for your home too, such as renovating the kitchen, […]

How we assess your AC

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. When we visit your home, we: […]

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 us? Read on. Here are 8 […]

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. If your smoke alarm sounds, you quickly judge the […]

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. Keeping everything clean will help you catch any smaller problems […]

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 go even a day without the […]

What’s a Mini Split Ductless System? Is Ductless Air Conditioning 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 with ducts, doesn’t have the space to renovate and […]