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Bakerview Heating & Cooling LTD.

At Bakerview Heating & Cooling, they treat all their customers with honesty and integrity. They have been proudly serving the HVAC industry for over 25 years and have all the experience needed to serve you and make you comfortable in your home. They listen to what their customers are saying and choose together, with customers, which product and model will fit their budget and house design. They specialize in retrofit, service of your existing furnace, heat pump, ai...
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Air Conditioners Need Regular Maintenance

Q: We had air conditioning retrofitted to our home a few years ago. There is the compressor and evaporator in the attic and the condenser outside with long runs of copper tubing. Every year the refrigerant is low at the start of the season and has to be topped up. The installers first sealed a leak that appeared every year, then with a lot of hassle replaced the evaporator.
Mr. Slim Air Conditioners, Perfect Units For Condo Living

Q. I have a southern exposure condo that gets very hot in the summer. When I approached my strata council about installing an air conditioner they said that they don't allow window units because of security and noise issues. I am looking for a permanent solution since we are retired and home during the day. Any feedback that I can pass on to my council would be helpful since there are other units in our building faced with the same dilemma.
Installing a Geothermal Heating System in a Smaller Home

Q) We are building a new home in a rural subdivision, and are investigating the cost/benefit of geothermal heating and air conditioning. I recall hearing you recommending against installing geothermal for houses under 3000 square feet. Can you outline why?
Home Maintenance Schedule

A regular schedule of seasonal maintenance can prevent the most common and costly problems, before they occur. This is the time to assess winter damage, start repairs and prepare for warmer months. If you do not feel comfortable performing some of the these tasks, or have the necessary equipment, for example a ladder, you may want to consider contacting the HouseSmart Referral Network to hire a qualified handy person to help you.
Spring Home Maintenance Schedule

Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices is the best way to protect your investment in your home. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it is important to get into the habit of doing them. Establish a routine for yourself and you will find the work is easy to accomplish and not very time consuming. A regular schedule of seasonal maintenance can put a stop to the most common (and costly) problems, before they occur. If neces
(Video) How To Cool Your Home Using Furnace Fan

Q. Shell I hope you can help. I know you can’t have your cake and eat it too but our home is very hot now that the warm weather has arrived. Having air conditioning installed is out of the question but is there something else I can do to cool our living area down to gain some form of comfort?
Ventilation in the Home

Q: We read and hear a lot about ventilation and how it affects the home. What do we need to know with winter here?A: Click to continue reading
Humidity problems

Question from: BobbiGlenella, MBDear Shell,We live near Riding Mountain National Park; we have humidity problems in our home up and downstairs. I have a large dehumidifier...
Geothermal heating

Question from: JodyLangley, BCDear Shell,With the rise in natural gas rates effective July 1st, the heating system you use in your new home, geothermal, is it worthwhile looking...
Geothermal heating costs

Question from: JacquiAbbotsford, BCDear Shell,We are planning to build a home in 2002. I have investigated all there is about geothermal and would like to have your views...
Hairline Cracks In Stucco/ Painting Stucco

Q: I would like to ask about an economical way of cleaning up the stucco on our house. It has some cracks that have been filled but they still show up. Is there something that we can do to paint or spray that will cover up the cracks and leave it with a clean look? I have heard there is a substance that also insulates as well as coats the stucco?
Fall Maintenance For The Home

Fall is here and it's the time of year when we inspect our homes, finish off those exterior maintenance chores and ensure our homes' heating systems are in fine working order. While the timing of the seasons varies across the country, this maintenance list is a general guide for you to follow.
Maintaining Your Humidifier

Q) We have a 4 year old home with a mid-efficiency furnace and air conditioning. The humidifier is a "drum" and we have been told it is better to remove the existing humidifier, eliminate the cleaning of all the scales and sludge and have an in-line humidifier installed for about $350. We have hard water, and while we have a water softener, the line to the humidifier is before the water softener. Do you recommend the change-out? Should we expect fewer problems and easier maintenance?
Information on Geothermal Heat Pumps

A geothermal heat pump works much like your kitchen refrigerator, which extracts heat from food and passes it into the kitchen through coils on the back of the refrigerator. The difference is that a heat pump can operate in heating as well as cooling mode, eliminating the need for a separate furnace and air-conditioner.
Solar Control Fabric For Existing Skylights

Q: Our 14-years-old rancher has two skylights in the kitchen that are approximately 2' x 4'. Every summer this area gets so warm that it becomes very uncomfortable. I am looking for a type of solar control product that could be installed on the glass to help keep the heat out but allow some light into the house. In a few years we would like to replace the skylights with more energy efficient ones but in the meantime we would like something to get us through the next few summers.
Quick Hints for Keeping the Heat In

Shell Busey offers some tips to keep your home warmer in the winter months.
Tips on beating the heat this summer

As the "Dog Days of Summer" are already upon us, many people are looking for ways to keep their homes cool. Here are some tips, and products that can help you enjoy summer while maintaining a cooler and more comfortable environment in your home.
Window Safety

With the warm summer days and nights, we tend to leave our windows open to cool down. But homeowners need to think about window safety, espicially if they have young children living in the home.Here are some tips from BC Emergency Health Services:
New Standards for Furnace Installation

New standards are coming into effect that will apply to residential gas furnaces sold in Canada requiring a minimum fuel efficiency level of 90%. The new national minimum energy performance standard will go into effect on December 31, 2009. Installation of a high efficiency condensing gas furnace means a fuel consumption and cost reduction of about 12% when compared to furnaces at the current standard.
Where to Spend Your Renovation Dollars

Whether you're planning to sell your home soon or to stay put for a while, you'd probably rather have any improvements you make to your home add as much value as possible. A study by the Appraisal Institute of Canada has shown that bathroom and kitchen renovations provide the highest possible payback potential. It is estimated that at least 75% of the money invested in kitchen renovation projects is recouped when the property is sold, while interior and exterior painting can help you recoup betw