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Should I Replace My Ageing Furnace Before Next Winter?

As we start to transition into warmer weather, your focus will likely be on your air conditioner, but it’s also a good time to reflect on your furnace’s performance over the last year to determine if it can make it through another winter. Here are a few signs that it might be time to replace […]

4 Things To Consider When Installing a New Furnace

If you are thinking about installing new furnace, there are 4 key considerations to keep in mind. From system size to the installation company, we’ve broken down these important factors below so you can make you home comfort purchase with confidence!

Best Overnight Temperature at Home

We all have unique temperatures that we like to keep our homes set to, but did you know that the wrong temperature can negatively impact your health and your indoor air quality? We’ve put together some tips to help you find the best overnight temperature for your home so you can keep your family healthy.

Goodman Furnace Guide

Goodman is an industry leader in providing reliable furnaces and comprehensive warranty coverage that protects your investment and ensures your peace of mind.

The New Year is the Best Time to Install a New Furnace

Although many homeowners are reluctant to upgrade their furnace because of the price tag attached, a new high-efficiency furnace can actually save you money in the long run. Costly heating and repair bills can add up over time and end up costing you more than a new unit would have, so don’t wait, install a […]

How to Correct Uneven Home Heating

As the temperature outside continues to drop lower and lower below freezing, you might begin to notice that your HVAC system is heating your home unevenly. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for cold spots or crank up your thermostat because there are a few steps you can take to improve your home comfort and […]

Is It Time to Get a New Furnace?

As the temperature continues to drop further and further below freezing, homeowners across Canada have the lifespan of their furnace in the back of their minds. If you’re worried that your heating system may not get you through the winter, here are a few signs that it’s time to upgrade to a new furnace.

Simple Furnace Efficiency Tips

The temperature is dropping more and more each day, and the extremely cold weather will soon be here. As winter settles in, homeowners across Canada will be relying on their furnaces to keep them warm, which unfortunately comes with a cost. By following this list of furnace efficiency tips, you can reduce some of the […]

Early Warning Signs of Furnace Failure

Are you worried that your furnace may be on its last legs? There are a few warning signs to watch out for that will indicate that it may be time to get rid of your old unit and upgrade to a new, more efficient furnace.

Benefits of a High-Efficiency Furnace

Are furnace repairs becoming a common occurrence for your aging heating system? It’s time to consider upgrading to a new high-efficiency furnace. Don’t look at it as a sunk cost; there are a lot of benefits to upgrading to a new high-efficiency unit.

3 Things to Consider When Installing a New Furnace

When thinking about installing a new furnace, make sure you consider the heating system’s size, efficiency rating and brand.

Tips When Buying a New High Efficiency Furnace

Buying a new heating system is a significant financial investment and if you’ve never gone through the process, it can be overwhelming. To help Ottawa area homeowners, we’ve put together some tips that will help guide you through the process of buying a new high-efficiency furnace.

Why is My Furnace Making a Banging Sound?

The only reason you should notice that your furnace is on is by the warm air circulating throughout your home—it should not be making any loud noises. If your heating system starts suddenly making a banging sound when turning on or operating, it’s important to call for professional furnace service.

Why Your Furnace Can’t Keep Up in Extreme Cold Weather

Ottawa is cold. In fact, we often make the list for coldest capitals in the world. On those days where the mercury drops way below zero, you might find that the house has trouble maintaining the temperature you set due to the extreme cold.

After a Snowstorm, Check Furnace Intake and Exhaust Pipes

There are two pipes that run from your furnace to the outside of your home. An intake pipe pulls air into the system for the combustion process and an exhaust pipe allows dangerous byproduct fumes to leave the home. To work efficiently and safely, the furnace intake and exhaust pipes always need to be free […]

Troubleshooting Common Furnace Problems

If you are experiencing furnace problems, try these fixes before calling for professional heating repair.

Best Furnace Brand to Install in Ottawa

Ottawa gets cold and you need a reliable heating system to keep the house warm and comfortable. That’s why at Team Harding, we only install the best furnace brands, including Daikin, Amana and Goodman.

Financing a Furnace in Ottawa

Sometimes you need to replace your heating system, but your budget doesn’t allow for paying the whole cost up-front. Financing a furnace lets you upgrade your heating system while spreading out the cost over a predetermined number of monthly payments.

Save Money on a Furnace Upgrade

A new furnace provides many benefits: peace of mind that you and your family will be warm and comfortable through the winter; the comfort of a manufacturer’s warranty to cover the costs of replacement parts; increased heating capabilities and even a decrease in monthly energy bills. If you’re interested in replacing your heating system and […]

How Your Old Furnace Could Affect Selling Your Home

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you might have overlooked how your old furnace could affect the final sale. Many potential homeowners are looking for a move-in ready house that doesn’t require updates. They’ll also likely want assurances the installed home comfort systems have been well-maintained and will get them through the first […]

Furnace Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

You should never ignore any changes in your heating system as it’s an indication that something is wrong. To prevent a total breakdown and emergency no-heat service, make sure you’re not ignoring these common furnace warning signs. Reduced Airflow or Uneven heating An overlooked furnace warning sign is a change in your overall home comfort. […]

Save Money With Furnace Replacement

When dealing with a furnace problem, you might be presented with the option to repair or replace the broken component or choose furnace replacement. Sometimes, homeowners mistakenly believe furnace repair is more cost-effective, and continue to choose to repair their system but there are actually many instances where upgrading to a new furnace is more […]

Available Furnace Financing Options in Ottawa

There are a number of furnace financing options available for homeowners that want to upgrade their heating system in Ottawa. Harding Heating and Air Conditioning works with two companies—FinanceIt and EcoHome Financial—to get homeowners the HVAC systems they need at an affordable price.

Furnace Maintenance Tips

There are a few easy furnace maintenance tasks homeowners can do to ensure their heating system is operating at peak efficiency for the rest of the winter season.

Can I Get a Furnace Quote Online?

From time to time, we get inquiries from people through our website or on social media for a furnace quote. They usually provide the square footage of their home and would like an estimate on how much it will cost to upgrade their heating system. Unfortunately, there are too many variables that factor into the […]

How to Change a Furnace Filter

Checking and changing furnace filters is the most important heating maintenance task a homeowner can undertake. Using a furnace with a clogged filter can lead to uneven heating or a complete system breakdown. Unfortunately, some homeowners simply don’t know how to change a furnace filter, so they just put off the task altogether.

Let Harding Design and Install your New HVAC System

Buying a new home is a financial commitment and everyone wants to make sure they find the perfect place—somewhere they can live comfortably and call their own. Instead of settling for a pre-built home, many people decide to custom build. When building a custom home, make sure you choose the right company to design and […]

Schedule Furnace Inspection with Annual AC Maintenance

Did you know spring is the perfect time for both AC and furnace maintenance? It’s extremely important to have annual professional service on both your heating and cooling systems, but sometimes homeowners forget to have their furnaces inspected during the winter. If your furnace didn’t have a tune-up while it was cold out, it’s not […]

Furnace Financing and Rental Options in Ottawa

A furnace is an important mechanical system in your home. With temperatures regularly dipping below freezing in the winter, a furnace is necessary to keep your home warm, comfortable and safe in Ottawa. Sometimes the heating system breaks down unexpectedly and it can be hard—if not impossible—to come up with the extra money to install […]

Cost of a New Furnace in Ottawa

Looking into furnace replacement can be overwhelming—especially if you weren’t planning on upgrading. A new furnace is a financial investment and you might be tempted to just go for the cheapest solution—but that’s not always the best plan. There are a number of things that go into determining the price of a new furnace and […]

Tips For Installing a New Furnace: Choose the Right Company

If you’re looking for a new furnace, you’ve most likely started to do preliminary research on furnace brands and maybe even looked into qualifying for the new GreenON government rebates. But, did you know that choosing the right installation company is just as important as choosing the right heating system?

Why You Should Upgrade to a New High Efficiency Furnace

We’re about halfway through our winter weather, but there are still a number of cold days in our future. If you’re like many homeowners in Ottawa, your heating system has likely been working in overdrive lately. This is especially tough for older units that may be struggling to keep up with the high demand of […]

Furnace Myths That Are Hurting Your Heating System

Sometimes, we get service calls for furnace repair where the homeowner has inadvertently damaged their heating system. Often, they are following the advice they have heard from friends, online forums and social media posts; or are trying to lower their monthly heating bills. Make sure that you’re not setting yourself up for an expensive repair […]

Reminder: Door-to-Door Furnace Scams are Still a Threat in Ontario

The Ontario government banned unsolicited door-to-door sales of most heating and air services back in March after many years of it being a serious issue. However, the recent story about a Toronto man with a mental disability being tricked into signing expensive heating and cooling contracts for everything from maintenance plans to HEPA filters proves that […]

Prevent Furnace Damage During a Home Renovation

There are many things to consider during a home renovation: budget, contractors, timeline and picking out furnishings. Often, people overlook how demolition and construction can impact their home’s heating and cooling system. Make sure to take some precautions during any remodel to prevent furnace damage that could cause expensive heating repair bills later on.

Prepare for Winter Power Outages with an Emergency Kit

Stormy winter weather is often accompanied by large amounts of snowfall, and losing power is not uncommon for many people in Ottawa. Make sure you’re prepared for the chilly blast with a well-stocked emergency kit so you’re not scrambling if your power goes out.

Reminder: Change Your Clocks This Weekend (and Change Smoke Alarm Batteries)

On November 1st at 2:00 am, we turn the clocks back and “gain” the hour that we “lost” in March. As part of the Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries campaign, Team Harding wants to remind all Ottawa homeowners to check and change smoke alarms batteries this weekend.

Should You Replace the AC and Furnace at the Same Time?

The best time to replace the AC and furnace system is before they break down. However, when a homeowner discovers that half of their system no longer works and needs to be replaced, they’re faced with a choice: replace only the broken equipment or replace the whole system.

Which HVAC Air Filter is Best?

We’ve talked about the importance of changing your HVAC air filter in the past and how neglecting to inspect your filter could create serious problems for your heating and cooling system. While many people know that they should be inspecting their filter monthly and replacing it as needed, there’s often some confusion about the best […]

Energy Efficient Landscaping Compliments Your High-Efficiency HVAC System

With hydro prices constantly increasing, it’s important to have a comprehensive plan to save energy. Many homeowners focus on ways to increase efficiency indoors but often forget about the outdoors. There are many energy efficient landscaping tips that can complement your indoor high-efficiency HVAC systems to help the planet and keep monthly energy bills under […]

Earth Day! Help the Earth & Your Home with a Green Cleaner

Canadians will celebrate Earth Day this Saturday nationwide. On April 22nd, take a moment to evaluate how your lifestyle affects the Earth and make some adjustments to live a greener life! Even small changes in your daily routine can have a positive impact on the environment. One way to help the planet and your home’s […]

Keep Pests Out of Your Home, Secure Your HVAC System

With spring finally here and warmer weather (hopefully) on its way, all kinds of pests and critters will be coming out of hibernation looking for new homes. Make sure that your HVAC system is not an inviting place for them to take up residence. If rodents find a way in, you could face a host […]

Get an HVAC Inspection Before Purchasing Your Dream Home

Buying a home is likely the most expensive purchase most people make in their lifetime, and first time homebuyers often rely on a home inspection to determine whether their dream home is a worthy investment. The problem is that home inspectors aren’t currently regulated in Ontario. Anyone can be a home inspector without any certifications […]

Use Daylight Saving Time to Protect Your Family

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. The clocks spring forward and we “lose” an hour of sleep. In past years, you would have been wandering around the house changing the time on clocks, microwaves and DVD players. But nowadays, most of our digital devices automatically adjust and we might only find one […]

3 Times You Mistakenly Blamed Your HVAC for Poor Home Comfort

Every homeowner knows that their home is a complex machine and that many different systems work in conjunction to provide total home comfort. Sometimes, when things go wrong, it can be hard to determine which piece of the machine is to blame. We occasionally get calls for heating or cooling repair, only to discover the […]

The Mechanics Behind High Efficiency Furnaces

Life spans of furnaces vary, but for most units, 15 years is a safe average. People that have installed heating systems in the early 1990s will soon be due for furnace replacements. Because the technology driving HVAC systems has drastically improved in the last decade, we spend a lot of time educating our clients on […]

Professional Heating Installation is Vital for Home Efficiency

Many homeowners are capable of performing day-to-day maintenance around their homes without any trouble, but some projects should always be avoided – like heating installation. There are many things that can go wrong in the process of installing your furnace or even performing furnace repair, and one mistake can lead to costly damage or injury […]

Every Homeowner Needs to Know These 4 HVAC Ratings

Your home’s efficiency depends a lot on your home comfort systems. As you may very well know, an HVAC system is capable of using a lot of energy, so it’s important that we all try to keep them as energy efficient as possible. Understanding how efficient parts of your system are according to the HVAC […]

Is it Time for Furnace Replacement?

The long, cold Canadian winters, especially in Ottawa, make it necessary to have a furnace in good working order before the season hits. And although thinking about the next several months full of ice and snow can set us all chattering, having a reliable heating system makes getting through winter a breeze. If you’re thinking […]

Why Should You Hire a Pro?

Your HVAC system is an important part of what makes your house a home. But when it comes time to replace aspects of your system or install additions, like a smart thermostat or humidifier, homeowners may feel like their wallets are taking a bit of a hit. It can certainly be tempting to try to […]

Prepare Your Home for Fall

Now that fall is almost here, many are scrambling to figure out what should be taken care of before the temperature falls below zero. We don’t want the heat to go too fast, but because the cold weather seems to come out of nowhere sometimes here in Ottawa, we have compiled a checklist of important […]

Harding is Your Ottawa Area Daikin Dealer

Daikin is a global leader in heating and air conditioning, which is why Harding Heating & Air Conditioning is your local Daikin dealer. Everything we do is to try and make our customers lives easier and more comfortable, and we have identified Daikin as someone who can help make that possible. Daikin offers fresh ideas […]

Air Handlers vs. Furnaces

For this month’s topic for what’s the difference, we’re discussing what separates furnaces and air handlers. The two units can be mixed up from time to time, because with certain heating and cooling systems, they can perform similar functions. Their exteriors even look very similar to the untrained eye. The more common and well known […]

Furnace Size can Affect Energy Efficiency

When buying new HVAC equipment, finding the proper air conditioner or furnace size for your home is one of the most important things to consider. While this is important for new buyers, it’s also something homeowners with newer systems should be aware of in case they start to notice their system isn’t running efficiently. The […]

Rent a Furnace vs. Buy a Furnace

When replacing your HVAC system, one thing you will have to consider is whether to rent a furnace or buy a furnace. Being a home owner is all about creating value within your property. Property is one of the most common and most expensive investments people make and for it to be a good one, […]

The Heating and Air Conditioning Dictionary

We’re in the heating, cooling and home comfort business, which isn’t always the easiest to understand, especially when you get into the more technical terms. While the industry language isn’t something you’ll use every day, understanding the basic definitions and acronyms can help you optimize your home comfort system. Whether it’s trying to decide between […]

What’s the Difference: Central vs. Ductless

Last month we started our series: What’s the Difference? This week, we’ll be going over two of the most common heating systems in our region: ductless and central air units. Most people can go 10-20 years without replacing any part of their HVAC system, so it is very easy to get a little behind on […]

Understanding Furnace Filters and MERV

Your furnace is used to improve the comfort of your home, however, it’s unable to do its job if it’s not maintained properly. One of the main aspects of furnace maintenance is filter replacement. Furnace filters catch dust, hair and other debris in the air before the air enters the blower fan in your furnace. […]

5 Options for Heating your Home this Winter

With all the technology and options available for home heating systems it can be somewhat of a mystery, considering you only have to concern yourself with it once every 15-20 years. Below we have broken down five common heating systems along with their pros and cons to help keep you informed of what is available […]

The Ideal Time to Turn On Your Heating System

It’s chilly for a week, then it’s scorching hot the next, don’t be surprised if it starts snowing soon. With Ottawa’s unpredictable weather it can be hard to know when it’s time to switch from your cooling system to your heating system. No one wants to needlessly waste energy heating or cooling their home when […]

Buyer Beware: There’s Some Shady Business Going On

Our customers are the most important thing to us. Protecting you from unnecessary costs is one of our main focuses. It has been brought to our attention by several of our customers there are some organizations approaching people door-to-door, misleading them with the intention of selling them a furnace or air conditioner. From the few […]

Fall Maintenance with Team Harding

When people think of their HVAC equipment, it’s usually for two reasons: It’s not working or it’s costing them too much money. This is perfectly logical because the two things everyone wants in an air conditioner or furnace is comfort and efficiency. To make sure that your system is always working efficiently to keep you […]

5 Things Every HVAC Service Technician Should Do

Let’s face it, nobody is an expert in every trade – that’s why it can often be difficult to judge between a good and bad HVAC service technician. Here at Harding, we take our work very seriously. We want to ensure that our customers are receiving the best care possible, which is why we created […]

Everything you need to know about HVAC and home comfort

Everyone has one, a room in their house that they dare not enter. Dark and filled with cobwebs, it houses an intimidating metal box that hisses all night. The dreaded furnace room. Harding Heating & Air Conditioning has been rescuing families from the stresses of home temperature control since 1994. As a leader in the […]

The Best Way to Protect Your Home Comfort Systems

Your heating and cooling systems protect you from frigid winter temperatures and sweltering summer heat, but your home comfort systems also rely on you to protect them from damage and wear. A Team Harding Club Membership is the easiest way to protect your home comfort systems all year long because all you have to do […]

Emergency Furnace Repair Services in Ottawa

Winters can get pretty busy with the holidays, and with added chores like clearing snow and salting, the last thing you need is your furnace to break down. For those of us living in Ottawa, having a functioning furnace is essential to our wellbeing during the winter, which is why Harding offers 24/7 emergency no-heat […]

Early Warning Signs of Furnace Failure

Are you worried that your furnace may be on its last legs? There are a few warning signs to watch out for that will indicate that it may be time to get rid of your old unit and upgrade to a new, more efficient furnace.

Team Harding Club Membership Fall Promo

We’re all sad to see summer come to a close, but here at Team Harding, we decided to start the fall season off right. We figured our customers could use a little pick me up, so during the month of October if you sign up for ANY Harding Club Membership, you’ll receive one month for […]

Extend The Life Of Your Furnace

To increase the lifespan of a furnace, you need to ensure that it’s not being overworked. A few easy precautions can help improve the life and reliability of your heating system. 

Save Money on Furnace Service and Repair

No one wants to spend money on their furnace; but when your heating system breaks down in the middle of winter, you can’t put off fixing it. To save money on furnace service and repair, always make sure to check what’s covered under manufacturer warranty and see if you can take advantage of a furnace […]

What to Try Before Calling for Furnace Repair

It’s scary when the furnace won’t turn on, especially when the temperature continues to drop outside. Before calling for furnace repair, try these common furnace troubleshooting solutions.

Ottawa Area Emergency Furnace Service

Team Harding is open for no-heat furnace service over the holiday period. If you require emergency service, please call (613) 831-2257 to speak with an on-call heating technician.

Affordable Furnace Repair and Installation in Ottawa

Team Harding provides affordable furnace repair and installation in the Ottawa area. Enrollment in one of our Club Memberships includes discounts for heating system repairs, while our expert sales staff can help you find the lowest price for a new furnace utilizing rebates, incentives and promotions.

FAQs About Furnace Service and Repair

With winter weather fast approaching, we thought we’d share some questions homeowners often ask us about furnace service and repair. Knowing the answers can help you feel prepared should anything go wrong with your heating system!

How Maintenance Extends the Life of Your Furnace

Furnaces last between 10 and 15 years. To ensure you’re maximizing the life of your furnace, you should be scheduling annual, professional maintenance.

Prepare for Cold Weather with a Furnace Tune-Up

Winter is fast approaching and the earlier you schedule a furnace tune-up, the better prepared you’ll be when the temperature drops. Having yearly furnace maintenance is important for increased efficiency and reliability in addition to ensuring the system is safe and eligible for manufacturer warranty claims.

Benefits of Spring Furnace Maintenance

The fall—or beginning of winter—is usually when people think about furnace maintenance; however, it’s important your heating system is looked after all year long. Often, homeowners will turn their furnace off with the arrival of warm weather and won’t think about it until the following year—but spring maintenance has a number of benefits including increased […]

A Club Membership Will Save You Money on Furnace Services

To keep your heating system running properly, you need to pay for annual professional maintenance. Additionally, as equipment ages, it will require occasional furnace service, which can result in spending money out-of-pocket even if you have coverage through a manufacturer warranty, as labour costs are usually additional. When you sign up for a Team Harding […]

Need Furnace Repair Again? Might be Time for a Replacement

There comes a time when every homeowner needs to decide between paying for another furnace service call or finally replacing the whole heating system. If you’ve been increasingly calling for furnace repair, it might be a sign it’s time to upgrade the equipment, especially if your furnace is no longer under warranty.

Troubleshoot a Furnace Problem

If the heating system in your home stops working, don’t panic. Take a few minutes to troubleshoot the furnace problem and see if you can resolve the issue yourself. Sometimes, there’s a quick and easy fix to get the warm air flowing again, but other times it’s best to call in a professional heating technician.

What’s Included in an Annual Furnace Tune-Up?

Now that October is here and the summer heat is behind us, it’s time to start thinking about scheduling your annual furnace tune-up. Preventative maintenance is the key to making sure your furnace runs efficiently, while also helping to prevent costly repairs, but do you know what to expect during a furnace service appointment?

It’s Never Too Early to Schedule Furnace Maintenance

Furnace maintenance is essential, and there are a number of benefits to booking your furnace tune-up before the cold weather arrives.

The Importance of Maintenance Plans

As an Ottawa homeowner, do you currently have a maintenance plan for your furnace and air conditioner? If you don’t—you could be paying high prices for routine heating and cooling service, replacement and repair that would be covered under a maintenance plan.

October is the Best Time for Furnace Service in Ottawa

September in Ottawa felt like summer with the high temperatures and sunny days. It looks like there will be a few more nice days ahead of us in October; however, the weather will soon turn and we’ll be plunged into typical autumn weather. While you might not be thinking about your heating system quite yet, […]

Time to Start Thinking About Snow and Winter AC Maintenance

The autumn scarves are out, pumpkin spice lattes are back and soon Ottawa will be blanketed in snow. The harsh Ottawa winter can be dreadful and can cause damage to your condenser unit—that can lead to expensive AC repair bills next summer. Make sure your compressor is properly winterized and follow our winter AC maintenance […]

Break Bad Habits to Prevent Furnace Replacement

With the start of the New Year, everyone makes New Year’s resolutions to inspire positive change in their lives. It is also a time to try and break bad habits we have accumulated over the years. With that in mind, Team Harding would like to highlight tendencies homeowners have that are likely damaging their heating […]

Harding Club Memberships Offer Worry-Free Heating Maintenance

When your heating or cooling system is functioning properly, you don’t think twice about it; however, if your furnace breaks down in the middle of winter and you need emergency heating service, you are reminded of how costly home comfort repair bills can be. The best way to avoid expensive invoices is to sign up […]

Here to Help: 24/7 Emergency Heating Service Runs Through the Holidays

We know the holidays are a busy time for everyone – there’s family and friends to gather, events to attend, gifts to give and celebrations to be had. No one is really thinking about their furnace, right? But we are! Team Harding is open 24/7 for emergency heating service all through the holidays just in […]

Heating System Blowing Cold Air? You May Need Furnace Repair!

With the holiday season in full swing, many of us will be hosting parties with friends and family. Having a furnace blow cold air through the home can definitely put a damper on festive celebrations. More often than not, there are easy solutions to the problem, however, if you can’t fix it yourself, don’t hesitate […]

Invest in Furnace Repair Before the Winter Season Strikes

We all know what that chill in the air means: it’s time to consider what preparation your home needs for winter and it’s especially important to take a look at your HVAC system and its ability to keep your home warm and comfortable. When you invest in furnace maintenance or furnace repair, you’re ensuring your […]

6 Signs Your Furnace Needs to be Replaced

Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to prepare for fall. Let’s face it, a broken down air conditioner on a hot day is less pressing than a broken down furnace on the coldest night of the year. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that your heating system is in adequate shape […]

Troubleshooting Common Furnace Problems

If the heating system in your home stops working, don’t panic! Take a few minutes to troubleshoot the furnace problem and see if you can resolve the issue yourself before calling for expert help!

Troubleshooting Common Furnace Problems

If you are experiencing furnace problems, try these fixes before calling for professional heating repair.

Why is the Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

A furnace blowing cold air is one of the most common complaints we get from homeowners. Sometimes the fix is as simple as an incorrect thermostat setting and other times it’s a symptom of a bigger problem that requires expert repair.

What To Check Before Calling For Emergency No Heat Service

In Ottawa, the winters are not only long and cold—they’re dangerous as well. When the temperatures dip below freezing, people need to be able to get to the warmth and safety of their homes to escape the bitter cold temperatures. At Harding Heating & Air Conditioning, we know how dangerous it can be when you […]

Furnace Problem: Cracked Heat Exchanger

The temperature continues to drop in Ottawa and furnaces are running overtime to keep homes warm. The longer heating systems are in use, the more likely it is for people to experience some kind of furnace problem that requires repair. Sometimes, homeowners call for repair and are shocked to learn that they have a cracked […]

Furnace Problems: Furnace Blowing Cold Air

The cold weather has finally arrived in Ottawa and that means that furnaces are getting their first real workout of the season. It also means that we’re starting to get phone calls about all kinds of furnace problems Ottawa homeowners are facing. A common problem we hear about is the furnace blowing cold air—but there’s […]

Coping with Furnace and A/C Damage from the Ottawa River Flooding

Please note that the City of Ottawa is making regular announcements on the present state of emergency. Click here for updates, emergency tips and more information. The Ottawa River has peaked at the highest levels in 89 years, but it still has a long way to go before its level returns to normal. If you’re […]

Smell Something Strange? Call for Furnace Service.

It’s alarming when your furnace kicks on and you suddenly smell something strange coming from your heat registers. A change in your heating system is a sign something isn’t working as it should. If you are not able to determine the cause of the odour, call for furnace service by a licensed technician to investigate […]

Here to Help: 24/7 Emergency Heating Service Runs Through the Holidays

We know the holidays are a busy time for everyone – there’s family and friends to gather, events to attend, gifts to give and celebrations to be had. No one is really thinking about their furnace, right? But we are! Team Harding is open 24/7 for emergency heating service all through the holidays just in […]

Emergency Heating Services: Call Harding!

We just had a record-breaking 51.2 cm of snow fall Tuesday in Ottawa and we thought this was a good opportunity to remind our customers of our emergency heating services. From our experience, most of the emergency heating calls we receive come in the middle of the night. It’s when the temperatures reach their coldest and […]

Why Your Furnace Shuts Down After a Snow Storm

As an adult, snow isn’t nearly as fun as it used to be, especially in large quantities. After shovelling, walking through and shaking off the snow, nothing could be worse than finding that your furnace has shut down without so much as a hint of a prior issue. While it is entirely possible that this […]

Cracked Heat Exchangers: What they are and how to prevent them

Cracked heat exchangers are a dangerous part of running a heating system in your home. The problem is, it can sometimes be difficult to know whether or not you have one. They can often be hidden or very small, but all variations should be treated seriously. A heat exchanger is used to exchange heat between […]

7 Things to Do Before Calling a Furnace Technician

Furnace problems can be very annoying. They leave you stuck in the cold, combing through cobwebs and – sometimes for little to no reason – spending money. At times, your furnace may be in need of a new filter, a new part, or even replacement. In which case, only licensed professionals should be doing repairs on it, […]

Goodman Furnace Guide

Goodman is an industry leader in providing reliable furnaces and comprehensive warranty coverage that protects your investment and ensures your peace of mind.

Team Harding and Daikin Bring You the Best Warranties!

HVAC warranties and installation guarantees are extremely important as they help ensure you don’t pay for expensive repair bills that should be covered. There are two different types of coverage: manufacturer air conditioner and furnace warranties, which cover equipment parts, and labour or installation guarantees from your HVAC contractor. At Team Harding, we are proud […]

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