Ruining pipes
Cold temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and frozen pipes can burst. This can be inconvenient, cause costly repairs to home and business owners, and is usually an easily avoidable problem. The Facts About Frozen Pipes A Canadian Problem? Sort of. While the problem is certainly most common in cold climates, it also happens when homes that aren’t originally designed for colder temperatures experience cold for the first time, such as a colder-than-usual winter. This
Fireplace

10 Tips For Winterizing Your Home

Posted by Cj brubacher on  June 7, 2019
Save money and remain cozy throughout winter by acting now before the bitter cold arrives. Most of these tips can be accomplished without even leaving your home! 1. Prep Your Fireplace Many people aren’t aware that their fireplace needs to be serviced yearly. This will ensure it runs smoothly all winter long. Most of the time, a quick clean and test of the internal components — such as ensuring no natural gas or CO can
Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner Buying Tips

Posted by Cj brubacher on  June 7, 2019
Keep Your Cool Canada doesn’t get as much hot weather as our neighbours to the south, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a grueling summer if you don’t have a means of staying cool. Depending on your budget and square footage in your home, there are different options for air conditioners. If you only require a window unit then you won’t have to spend much money and they are efficient for rooms 100-300 sq
5 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner
Air Conditioners can be a large investment, so we understand when customers are willing to spend time & money on repairs. However, sometimes it is best to opt to replace your air conditioner. If your unit is getting older, is inefficient, or you are constantly calling CJ Brubacher Ltd to come repair your A/C unit, then it might be time for a replacement. But how will you know for sure? Here are 5 tips to
Spring

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Cj brubacher on  June 7, 2019
Spring cleaning is an annual tradition for many homeowners. It is a sign that warmer weather is coming, and it feels great to throw open the windows and let the fresh air and sunlight purify your home. Cleaning comprises a big chunk of any spring home maintenance schedule, but cleaning alone isn’t enough. Maintenance aimed at various structures, appliances, and systems within the home is, just as important. Nearly all homeowners love to see spotless
Mercury Thermostat
Are Mercury Thermostats Dangerous and Should I Replace Them? Does your Kitchener/Waterloo home still have a mercury thermostat? Many homes do. If yours is one of them, there are some things you should know, such as the potential dangers of having a mercury thermostat in your home and how to recycle the thermostat when the time comes to replace it. But I Don’t Know if I Have a Mercury Thermostat! Don’t panic! There are a
Snow covered
One thing us Canadians seem to never be prepared for is the first snow fall. We seem to forget to get our winter tires on, or maybe we are just trying to hold on to Fall for as long as we can? As the winter has arrived, you should be taking this time to get your home ready for the cold months ahead. Being proactive will help avoid financial disaster and prevent any personal injury