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Spring Specials for your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Cooling System

Is it time to update your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at your home or business? We have the right options for you! We provide sales and service, so if your system has any issues at anytime after we’ve installed it we will be available for you – whether its during the week, in the evening or on the weekend! We service what we sell and more.

Is your system simply in need of a cleaning and servicing? We can help with that too! For any systems which are still covered under the manufacturer warranty they recommend having your system serviced yearly to ensure the warranty is still valid. A clean and service can ensure the system is operating as it should, could possibly pick up on a potential wear and tear issue on the appliance and by having it cleaned to ensure its operating efficiently this will also save you on your energy bills!

Any questions contact Mike at our office to discuss the various options we have available!

Save On Your Utilties This Summer! | JJ McLellan Heating and Cooling Contractor

Get ready to save this summer (and fall, winter, spring – for many more years!)!!!

Our Summer Promotion begins on Monday June 22nd and we have 5 amazing reasons why now is the time to upgrade your heating and cooling system!

1. Receive up to a $1500 Rebate From Lennox.

2. Receive up to a $650 Rebate from OPA.

3. Do NOT Pay until 2016!!!

4. Save $$$ on your utilities with new energy efficient equipment.

5. You will experience an even temperature throughout your home or business whether its heating or cooling!

* Bonus – The equipment is amazingly quiet !!! *

At JJ McLellan and Son Plumbing and Heating in Mount Forest whether you require HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) or Plumbing Mechanical work look no further than the Mechanical HVAC Contractors at JJ McLellan and Son to provide whole home comfort for all your Plumbing and Heating needs big or small, new or repairs!

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We Are The Home Comfort People Who Service What We Sell & More!

For All Your Home Comfort Needs ~ Give us a call at 519-323-2000

Home Buying and Selling – Heating, Cooling and Plumbing Inspection

Buying a home is quite possibly the largest single purchase anyone will make in their lives. With such a large purchase you want to ensure you do your own homework as well as working with a reputable realtor to find the perfect house to make your home!

Having a home inspector is important, however having a qualified, experienced, licensed and insured technician to inspect the home’s heating, ventilation and cooling system is highly recommended to ensure you are fully informed with the condition of the HVAC and Plumbing system before firming up on your purchase.

The technician will inspect the equipment to ensure they have been properly maintained and are working efficiently. If the tech notices anything which may potentially go wrong or has failed due to normal wear and tear, not having the system maintained or simply due to age; as the buyer, you will know before signing the papers if you may need to invest money on repairing or replacing any part or the entire HVAC system. Typically if there is something serious found with the system this can be negotiated within your purchase for repair, replacement or a credit to the buyer to repair or replace at their discretion after taking possession.
An experienced plumber can inspect the home’s plumbing system to check for any leaks or evidence of previous leaks, water pressure in the toilets and faucets, water softener and if there is a well at the home the plumber can complete a well flow test. If the home has a septic system this is important to know the age, location and maintenance history. The plumber can do a walk around the yard to visually inspect the area around the septic system and weeping bed. Visually walking around the home and looking for any signs or evidence of water leaks can indicate a previous or ongoing plumbing issue. Things to look for are water stains on the walls, ceiling or floor, a musty smell, sagging floors (by a water source – ex kitchen and bathroom), mold or mildew near water sources, cracked or missing caulking in the bathroom around the tub. Toilets which do not flush properly can also indicate a potential problem within the drain lines or within the septic if you have one.

The important factors to look at when buying a home.

1. HVAC and Plumbing – As mentioned above it is highly recommended to have a qualified, licensed, insured and experienced technician inspect your HVAC and Plumbing System. Is the system the proper size for the house, what is the age, is there any warranty, any maintenance records. What are the monthly utilities costs? Could a newer system be more efficient and affordable? Has there been any plumbing repairs? How old is the well or septic? How old is the softener, water heater… Do you require any water treatment? Has a water test been performed to ensure the water is safe to drink and use for bathing, cooking etc.

2. Roof – Look for any missing, curling, broken shingles. Ask the age of the roof, if there is any warranty on the shingles, if the current owners still have the original paperwork.

3. Attic – Take a look up in the attic to see the amount of insulation, any evidence of water damage, if there is any mold or mildew, any evidence of animals in there, holes etc.

4. Basement – Typically if there has been water issues in a home the basement will smell very musty. Look for water spots on the floor, wall, trim, and ceiling. If you have a moisture meter this is a good idea to take with you to check for moisture levels in the basement. Check to see if the current home owners are running a dehumidifier this can be an indication of having dampness or water issues.

5. Septic – Ask the home owner for a diagram of where the septic is located, when it was installed and the last time it was pumped. Typically with home purchases one of the conditions is to have the septic pumped the month prior to closing. When having the septic pumped it is very important for the health of the tank to ensure both the liquids and solids are pumped out. If only the liquid is pumped out, sludge will build up and if not properly monitored could potentially cause a blockage in the outlet to the weeping bed or within the weeping bed.

6. Electrical – Is the home’s electrical system up to date and legal. Many old home’s have smaller panels which must be upgraded to handle the demand of many people and their lives today. This can also pose a safety risk depending on the age of the home if the wiring has never been updated.

7. Exterior, Doors and Windows – Take a walk around the home, is the exterior in good condition, note any damage. Is the grading of the soil around the property sloping away to keep the water away from the home or is there potential for pooling near the foundation. How old are the doors and windows? Note any damage. Open and close the windows and doors.

8. Garage – Is the garage insulated, heated, are the doors insulated, check to ensure the garage door(s) work properly.

Before you buy give us a call at JJ McLellan and Son Plumbing and Heating to complete an HVAC and/or Plumbing inspection on your home purchase. Call us at 1-866-565-5513 or 519-323-2000 or EMAIL US. We are the home comfort people who service what we sell and more!

Winter Tips To Stay Warm – Extreme Cold Temps, No Heat and Frozen Pipes

It’s another extremely cold winter day.

Cold temperatures with blowing snow, it can be a disaster for your home’s Plumbing and Heating!

1. Go out and dig ALL the snow away from all Heating vents – Furnace, Water Heater, Dryer, Fireplace.

2. Some vents have a little screen in them (to stop critters from climbing up in) this can freeze over with the condensate exhausting from the furnace, if it does just pull it out and ensure the vents are completely 100% clear.

3. Prevent your water from freezing by running all your taps consistently over the day to keep water running through the pipes or leave a tap running. Especially if you have washrooms you rarely use.

4. If you do not have a heated basement get a heater for the mechanical room – A small room heater that is meant for indoor use will help!

5. Its too late – your pipes have froze…
– Leave the cupboard doors open so heat can get to the pipes.
– Insulating your pipes will help as well or putting a piece of hard foam insulation at the back of the cupboards.
– Place a small heater close to the pipes – be very careful not to leave it in the cupboard and unattended – do not create a fire risk. If you do not have a small heater, a lamp will help provide extra heat.
– Open your taps so that the water has somewhere to expand to, if it does not this is when pipes will burst.
– It is essential to have heat in your mechanical room.
– Wherever your water pipes are outside do not drive over this area as it can push the frost down and cause pipes (and even sewage/septic lines) to freeze!

6. Please do NOT leave your pets out in these temperatures!

7. It’s way too cold for children to play outside – make it a board game movie day or check out public skating.

8. Vehicles will need to warm up even just for a few minutes before driving.

9. Clear all the snow and ice away from all doors to ensure a proper latch for them to stay properly closed. In temperatures like this it won’t take much to cause problems!

10. It’s Family Day, if you really do not need to go out, Don’t! Enjoy the day with your family and stay cozy warm!The sun is shining brightly but its darn cold out there!

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Before and After – Gas Fireplace Installation

Today our guys converted a wood fireplace to an insert gas fireplace – what a difference!

Not only does the home owner now have instant heat (without the work of wood), they also have a brand new look to their once tired looking fireplace!

The colours in the brick are now accented perfectly by the black trim around the fireplace making the entire fireplace and stone a true (new) master piece!

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* NEW* Muskoka 35″ Electric Fireplace | Just In Time For Christmas!

If you are looking to add instant warmth and coziness to your home which is also very affordable, portable and also convenient… the new Muskoka Fireplace just might be for you!

The Muskoka 35″ Electric Fireplace can be mounted on the wall or on the included stand. There are 3 options of crushed glass, traditional wood and clear stone ember beds all included in the box! Remote control included and will heat up to 400 square feet!

NEW just in stock today and available for a limited time at this price while quantities last!

Drop into the office to see the fireplace in action! Our office is open Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm and Friday 8am to 4pm.

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Protective Screens Required for all Gas Fireplaces, Stoves and Inserts | December 31, 2014

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The following information has been provided by Regency Fireplace Products…

“Changes are coming as of January 1, 2015 for ALL hearth industry manufacturers to be required to provide a third party test laboratory approved safety barrier with all gas fireplaces/stoves/inserts. According to the standard, manufacturers can no longer manufacturer glass front fireplaces/stoves/inserts without the safety barrier as of December 31, 2014.”

View the video below for more information and to get a glimpse at what the protective screen is going to look like.

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What this means for our customers… if you like the clean face glass – you MUST order one before December 31st, 2014 otherwise after that you will have to have the protective screen. This is affecting all fireplace manufacturers and all gas (and propane) models.

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Give Mike a call at the office to discuss your options if you are interested in a Gas Fireplace.

Our Homes Magazine | Home & Builder Feature

I still remember checking my email and seeing a response from the Our Homes Magazine team wanting to see photos of the custom built home we did the Plumbing and HVAC in… I was stoked! Be sure to watch for the Wellington County Fall Edition of the Our Homes Magazine to see the wonderful write up about the contractors who worked on this home, yes including JJ McLellan & Son.

Over the months that our technicians did work at this home I continued to hear more and more about it and the enthusiasm in their voices was just contagious! Everyone wanted to hear more about it, the guys all wanted to talk about it and talk about how much fun it was for them to do something out of the ordinary. For example each washroom was different, different fixtures, colours etc. The kitchen had a variety of stations, appliances and the finishings are just beautiful! The guys also put in the septic system for the plumbing.

I was lucky enough to get a few tours of the home by both our guys and the home owners. I loved going when the guys were there and having them show me what they each thought was awesome. Our plumbers of course were so very proud of the custom shower in the mastersuite as well as the other washrooms each with their own distinct look and then in the kitchen all of the cool features and finishes. Our heating tech’s were just as proud to show of their pride of the home… the mechanical room!

And where better to start than the true “heart” of the home, where everything mechanical is housed and runs. The mechanical room that our tech’s are so very proud of ! The mechanical room is for both the heating and cooling for the home as well as the hot water. The home has infloor heating in both the main floor and downstairs as well as geothermal (for heating and cooling). The infloor heating in the basement provides and excellent and very efficient way to keep the “chill” out all year round!

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Next up some of the work our plumbers are extremely happy with!

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May be a “standard” shower but an upgraded more custom shower head system!
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“His” side of their custom walk in shower.
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“Her” side of their custom walk in shower
At first I will be honest I thought really, does a married couple really need that big of a shower or an end for each other. After seeing the shower, my opinion has changed quite dramatically. Its genius really! I know my husband and I both use different products and there is only so much room on the shelf and the rest is on the floor of the shower… I would LOVE to put in a shower like this in our master ensuite!
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Isn’t an IN the wall dishwasher genius ! I want one thats for sure 😉
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AND… as if the quality of workmanship and materials/finishings wasn’t enough inside – the true cherry on top! Our door living space including an outdoor kitchen, bar, bbq, table and chair set and of course for after eating a couch!
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Be sure to watch the Our Homes Magazine Website to see the entire Fall Issue!

The Home Comfort People – We Offer Complete Peace of Mind!

Did you know that for LESS than $140/month OAC, you can have a brand new Lennox Furnace, Lennox Air Conditioner AND new Lennox Thermostat installed in your home – and all of this comes with a 10 year parts AND labour complete care warranty!

Thats right!

The beauty of this is with SNAP Financial you can make extra payments or larger lump sum payments or even pay off the account at any time with NO penalities!

Save money on your utilities, do not worry about touching your emergency fund AND get money back in your pocket with the rebates !!!

Here at JJ McLellan & Son we have been in business since 1948… we are here for your complete Home Comfort for all your Plumbing & Heating needs!

*NEW Lennox Fall Rebates begin September 10th!!!

Why it’s worth the investment for comfort

Are you building a new house? Renovating? Time to upgrade your HVAC system?

Do your research and save money in the long run!

Upgrading your heating and cooling appliances during the building process will cost you more initially, however this will save you money in the long run. Consider all options, not only your building materials and décor but the true “heart” of your home – in the mechanical room. This room controls every aspect of your home from your hot water, your central vacuum, air exchanger, heating, cooling and electrical.

Also do not forget future additions… will you one day finish your basement? do you have a gas line run for a fireplace or perhaps you should think of infloor heating? Will you want to have a gas BBQ in your back yard? Will you one day want a gas fireplace in your livingroom?

Whether you have the option of natural gas or propane service at your home, we are able to offer you products in your choice of fuel sources,  which will still provide you with a variety of energy efficient appliances for your heating, cooling and air quality needs.

Why Choose JJ McLellan & Son for your Heating and Cooling mechanical needs – we are reliable, we have been in business for over 60 years – since 1948!

We not only install new, we also service and maintain equipment of any age and even make!

As an Independent Lennox Dealer for over 50 years and your local Lennox Premier Dealer we are able to offer our customers competitive prices, local small town service, affordable financing and complete care warranty (labour and parts) packages for complete peace of mind. We Are The Home Comfort People!

Why buy Lennox… when renovating or building a new home many people spend the most money on things people will see – flooring, fixtures, cooking appliances, furniture etc. Yet fail to think of the appliances that will run your home – heating, cooling, air quality. To upgrade during the building or renovation process from “builder standard” equipment to higher quality energy efficient Lennox appliances you will save money and be more comfortable in the long run!

Check out the reasons why to choose Lennox for your HVAC needs… And rest assured that not only will Lennox be here years from now should you run into trouble with your system, we will be too!

Why Lennox for Your HVAC Needs?

There are many reasons to choose Lennox for your heating and cooling needs, starting with our innovative products.

Product Innovation

Lennox is built on a legacy of innovative firsts, from the introduction of the riveted-steel furnace in 1895 to a solar-assisted home comfort system. Today, the legacy continues with exclusive technologies that deliver the ultimate in quiet, consistent heating and cooling.

As an industry leader, we can do what no one else can—deliver the complete range of products needed to assure your total comfort.

Ene•vation (Energy Innovation)

As a four-time winner of the ENERGY STAR® Manufacturing Partner of the Year award—the first winner in the heating and cooling industry—Lennox offers a complete selection of high-efficiency systems that can save you hundreds of dollars every year on your utility bills.

Ene•vations like the SunSource® Home Energy System and SLP98V variable-capacity furnace are part of our commitment to creating innovative products that contribute to a cleaner global environment. We also participate in partnerships that get us closer to this goal. Key among them are thermostat-recycling programs, which facilitate the collection and proper disposal of mercury-containing thermostats. Dropoff sites are located throughout the U.S. and Canada. To find a drop-off site in the U.S., click here; in Canada, click here.

Want tips for making your home more energy efficient? Get ideas, guidelines, information and more at ItPaysToLiveSmart.com.

Reliable Home Comfort

Lennox has a longstanding commitment to deliver innovative products that you can count on. That’s why you’ll find the Good Housekeeping Seal on most Lennox® products. As one of the most widely recognized symbols of quality, the Good Housekeeping Seal assures you that the Lennox name is one you can trust.

Healthy Climate® Solutions

Advanced products like air purifiers and cleaners, working together with a Lennox® heating and cooling system, help reduce concentrations of allergens and other contaminants in the air. They also help improve air circulation and balance humidity levels. And unlike many competitors’ products, these systems clean the air without producing ozone, a known lung irritant.

Leading-Edge Quality

Before our products go into your home, they go through extensive testing in our state-of-the-art research lab. Here, Lennox home comfort systems are tested to meet the challenges of the most demanding operating and environmental conditions.

Worry-Free Warranty Coverage

On top of exceptional quality you get when you purchase a Lennox® heating or cooling system, you also have the comfort of knowing it’s backed by one of the best warranties in the business. For select high-efficiency systems, extended warranty protection is available when you register your product online.

Unrivaled Reputation

The Lennox name is known throughout the world for quality home comfort. So when you choose Lennox, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting the very finest in heating, cooling and indoor air quality. You can also trust Lennox dealers—including Dave Lennox Premier Dealers™—to design the right system for your home, install it properly and keep it running perfectly for many years to come.

Dedicated Support

You can also count on Lennox for dependable service. Call us at 1-800-9-LENNOX and talk to a live Customer Care Specialist who can answer your questions. Support is available Monday through Friday, 8 am – 8 pm EST.

24-7 Emergency Service from our company and being around for over 60 years we will be here when you need us – locally owned & operated!

Give us a call for your FREE No Obligation Quote!

Don’t forget to ask Mike how you can get 10 years complete piece of mind and affordable payments (with legible and easy tl understand “fine” print!).

If your hvac system is showing its age, you’ve had your fair share of repairs or see the $’s rising on every utility bill, our Comfort Advisor, Mike Johnson, will schedule an appointment with you to meet at your home to go over all details, your requirements, budget, wants and needs as well as take measurements and pictures.
If you are planning a new home build, additions or renovation and have plans, drop us off a copy with details of your requirements, budget, wants and needs and we would be happy to provide you with a free no-obligation quote!

We also cover all Plumbing Services as well! From repairs, service to new installation and building!