February 2018 archive

Keeping Your Home Comfortable

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “a man’s home is his castle.” You don’t actually have to live in one to feel the same way about your own home. No matter how big or small, it is a refuge away from the concerns of the world where you can relax, spend time with your partner and children, and work on things that are outside the usual 9 to 5 job routine.

Maintaining a healthy and happy home does require some planning and work, however. In addition to any maintenance that crops up, it is beneficial to perform preventative maintenance. This helps to ensure annoying breakdowns either never happen or only occur on rare occasions.

When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, it is a good idea to have a yearly inspection from a trained professional. A widely respected name in this business that has served the Greater Toronto Area for 85 years, AtlasCare is a one stop shop: they install, they inspect, and they repair. All of these tasks are carried out by skilled professionals happy to answer questions and discuss the many repair and replacement options with customers.

They are also an excellent option for duct cleaning in Oakville and GTA. This preventative maintenance is a must in order to keep the air in your home clear and your HVAC equipment running smoothly and effectively when you need it.

If you decide to replace your aging unit (which should occur every 15-20 years to prevent complete failure), AtlasCare furnace installations take all of the client’s concerns and energy efficiency goals into consideration. Expert technicians work with homeowners to analyze the structure and choose the size and model that would work best for it. They then explain the installation process, answer any questions, figure out the timeline, and set the installation date.

Several Things You Can Do In Your Backyard 


Most people don’t spend much time in their backyard unless they have a pool or trampoline or some other sort of equipment to do activities in or on.  However, backyards can be used in other ways to entertain and for exercise among other things.  Below is a list of ways to optimize the ways you can use your backyard. 

Throw a theme party – Parties in backyards can be much easier to maintain and clean up.  You can also have it catered, and your backyard would provide much more space than inside.  The other great thing is you don’t have to worry about people messing the place up.  There won’t be any stains on your couch or water lines on your tables.  You can throw up a temporary table and deck chairs outside and not have to worry about people trashing your house.  As for seating, you have a whole ground of grass for people to rest on, so don’t worry about not having enough chairs.  You can also decorate your backyard, and there is much more space for people to play games.  For example, a game of Limbo inside would be quite cramped but outside in the backyard, it would be a great game to play. 

Have a backyard BBQ – The thing about having people over for dinner is that you have to plan and plan and plan.  However, a BBQ is an easy way for friends to come over and hang out.  It’s more casual, and most of the time, people will stay outside.  You can invite an endless number and have everyone bring something to share.  There will be no need to have place settings or make sure your wine glasses are perfectly shined.  Just have a potluck BBQ and use paper plates and plastic cups.  Another great thing is that when people are finished eating, they can all mingle and you don’t have to wait hand and foot on each guest. 

Wedding – Having a backyard wedding can save you a lot of time and money.  You won’t need to spend any money on renting a space, and the time spent finding a space won’t be lost either.  There are places where you can rent chairs and tents for an event, and you can hire a caterer for food.  It’s also easier for the guests to feel more comfortable because they will be in the familiar places of their friend or family. 

As you can see, many things can be done in a backyard.  You can utilize the space in a great way and save money at the same time.