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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

Air Conditioning Mini Split Options | Home or Business

A commercial customer was looking for the comfort of central air with the duct less option for a newly renovated office. The best of both worlds is a Mini Split Air Conditioning System.

A mini split system is much like central air as there is an outdoor and indoor unit. The difference is the indoor unit is in the room you would like it to cool.

Our customer chose to go with the Fujitsu Mini Split System. This particular unit includes this outdoor unit, which was safely mounted to the roof and indoor ceiling cassette’s. The difference between the Fujitsu units and the Lennox units is with the cassette’s Fujisu offer’s. Businesses or homes with t-bar ceiling can simply “drop” these cassette’s in where a ceiling tile would have been.

Some of the features of this Fujitsu System are:

  • Inverter Technology – now more economical to operate and quieter to run, handle greater extremes in temperature, are smoother and more stable in operation and can reach the desired temperature faster than conventional air conditioners.
  • Swing Louvers – the air flow direction is set automatically to match the operating mode.
  • Slender Fit – this design allows for the cassette’s to be installed with very limited ceiling space.
  • 4 Way Air Flow – Airflow in all directions maintains an even temperature throughout a space – perfect for in a corner or long hallways.
  • Simple Maintenance – There is a detachable and washable air intake grille and filter.
  • Humidity Control – this system features Dry Mode, which helps to control humidity levels even when cooling may not be needed.

Features of the Fujitsu Mini Split with Cassette System courtesy of the Fujitsu website.

Below is a photo of the outdoor unit for the Fujitsu system we installed.

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The Lennox Mini Split System is an excellent addition for a home or business without forced air heating (and cooling) and offers a more affordable cost than ceiling cassette’s. If your home, business or shop has infloor heating this would be a great cooling option if you didn’t want to run ducts throughout the house. Also keeping in mind if you do have infloor heating and go with a mini split system for your cooling, we do still recommend having an HRV in your home (which is less ducts than forced air) to ensure you are able to bring fresh air in and remove stale air from the home.

Below is the Lennox Mini Split Air Conditioner System.

 

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The Lennox unit is recognized by AHRI Certified, HRAI and is Energy Star Approved.

Features and Benefits – MS8C Mini Split Air Conditioner – Lennox

Energy Efficiency

  • Efficiency rating of up to 22 SEER
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified meets or exceeds EPA guidelines for energy efficiency
  • Inverter technology slowly ramps up system to full speed, delivering only the air that is needed
  • Unique design makes system safer and more efficient than traditional window units

Quiet Operation

  • Indoor sound levels as low as 26 dB
  • Outdoor sounds levels as low as 50 dB
  • Inverter technology slowly ramps up system to full speed, delivering ultra-quiet comfort

Home Comfort

  • Secure installation leave you less vulnerable to problems associated with window units, such as insects, weather elements and theft
  • Easy-to-use wireless remote control allows you to change the temperature to fit your comfort needs

Flexibility

  • Ductless design eliminates complicated installation or expensive modifications
  • Small, compact design blends into any room

Features and Benefits courtesy of the Lennox Residential Website. .

Please remember with all HVAC Equipment, regular maintenance is very important for not only the life and proper operating efficiency of the system but also for your health as well to ensure you are breathing clean air!

Ensure You and Your Home Stay Warm In The Cold!

The good people at Lennox have offered some excellent tips to “Stay Bold Against The Cold” in their recent Comfort Matters post! Check out their great tips for you and your home to stay warm in this cold winter weather.

As always please remember to ensure your furnace filter is clean or changed regularly.

When the temperatures drop OR we get a lot of snow, checking your heating vents is very important. When it is very cold outside (like today), when your furnace vents the vapour can crystallize over the vents when it hits the cold winter air. Be sure to check the vents at least once a day to ensure they are clear, twice if you are experiencing issues with your system. The same when we get a lot of snow, ensure your vents are clear.

Why is it important to keep the vents clear? The heating system has to breathe, if it cannot bring in fresh air and exhaust the stale air your system will not be able to work properly and will shut down.

What do the vents look like? If they are out the side of your house they will look similar to this…

Furnace Vents Cleared 20140107_124106_resizedThe pipe pointing down is the intake, the pipe straight out is the exhaust. They do require a minimum of 12″ all around them to work properly with the heating system.

When in doubt, once you’ve made sure your filter is clean, your vents are clear and have tried to reset your system… give us a call at 1-866-565-5513.

Thinking of selling your home?

Many of us at some point in our adult life will buy and sell our home, even multiple times. Speaking from experience, when we went searching for our home we had a fairly specific list of features.

Top of that list was the house must have or be able to have gas service.

Why?

Its simple. Bottom line, its more affordable – that was my main reason. Having the convenience of a gas BBQ, gas stove, gas dryer, gas hot water heater… and gas heat.

Well for us we lucked out – we found a house that fit all our needs AND had gas service. We had to compromise on an electric wall oven with a gas cook top – yes I even searched for a gas wall oven… We also had to compromise on geothermal heat – yes being in the business it is an affordable and environmental way to heat and cool… but not when you have gas available for heating! Quite honestly we will be making the change so our heating is primarily gas.

So … what if you are thinking of selling your home and your home has baseboard heat?

Homes with electric baseboard heating are not sought out nor preferred, for many home buyers they are a turn off. The biggest reason being its expensive, next to that the air doesn’t circulate as well and you wont be able to install central air conditioning – although there is options such as mini splits.

Bottom line is if you have gas in your home and forced air heat/cooling you will have added value.

So what can you do if you have baseboard electric heat? If you want to max out your selling price … You can install a new furnace, a/c and duct work…

Installing an HVAC Comfort System to sell a home is a value added selling benefit where you will recoup your costs. This type of upgrade is vastly different than installing new flooring or even a new kitchen.

Why? The HVAC System is not as aesthetically key as your home decor which is much more personable and customized to the home owner. Notice how I do mention its “not as” … I know my technicians would tell me different – it is very important 😉 The HVAC system is located in the basement, it is not something that is seen by your guests or something that you choose based on colour or look. The system is however chosen based on comfort – the comfort of you, your family and friends during all 4 seasons of the year.

The approximate cost of installing duct work, a new furnace and new a/c in a home with baseboard heat will vary based on the size of the home, whether the basement is finished, the ease of installation, the models you choose etc. For the sake of numbers lets play with $15,000.

With our financing option through SNAP Financial you CAN afford to make this upgrade to your home, especially if you would like to make it more appealing to buyers.

The beauty of SNAP is it works much like a line of credit would – you have set payments each month, however if you would like to make lump sum payments or double up your payments – you can do so at any time without penalty! Perfect for someone who may be listing their home…

Working with our number from above:

Purchase price of $15,000
Monthly payment of $162/mth
7.95% interest.

Want to entice them even more?

We can offer a couple peace of mind worry free options…

1. Complete Care Warranty – the customer is covered for 10 years parts and labour!

2. Reliance Home Comfort offers Service Plans for Furnaces and/or Systems – whats great with this plan is there is also an option for a small amount extra per month they will also cover your yearly service – which of course will be done through us!

Why an extended warranty?   Lets face it, things happen. The products we carry already do have a wonderful warranty, this just provides added comfort and peace of mind if something happens you would be covered for parts AND labour! We all know there can always be a lemon… this is why our suppliers offer extended warranties!

Why buy quality equipment if you are selling? This definitely is a selling feature. As a Premier Lennox Dealer we pride ourselves on the quality of the equipment along with their energy efficiency.

A few more reasons why …

1. Lennox® offers the quietest high-efficiency furnace you can buy.

2. Variable speed technology can enhance your comfort and save you hundreds of dollars each year.

3. Absolute comfort. Furnaces with PreciseComfort™ technology are engineered to deliver ideal warmth.

Oh and an added benefit to YOU!
Install the system during one of our promotions and you will get rebates on the system – which means money back in your pocket!!!

Happy Selling!

Staying Warm In The Cold Temperatures – Winter is here!

The cold winter temperatures are here and will continue dropping this weekend (as per the weather man that is)!.

This means your heating system is going to be working harder – it really has had it easy this winter season up until now 😉 To ensure your system is working efficiently and air is circulating properly throughout your home there are a few things you need to do…

  1. Change your filter – this should be done every 2-3 mths or every 1 month during heating season.
  2. Ensure your vents are clear inside – this includes your heat registers inside your home (where the heat comes out of – typically on an exterior wall) and also your cold air returns (where air returns to the furnace to be re-heated and circulated – typically on an interior wall of the room). Vacuum your vents during heating season, you might be surprised how much dust and pet hair can be sucked up into them. Take off the registers and clean inside the duct, this is where alot of dust and pet hair likes to hide as well!
  3. Ensure your vents are clear outside – this is where your heating system vents outdoors, if these vents get covered by snow or even plants your furnace can suffocate/over heat and it could cause serious damage.
  4. Ensure your heating system has room in your mechanical room… do not crowd it with boxes or whatever else you may store in your basement. Yes its not the most attractive piece of equipment but it needs space to work properly.

We highly recommend having your furnace cleaned prior to the heating season – August/September to ensure you are ready ! This will not stop any malfunctions or breakdowns, however it will prevent it … “preventative maintenance” and will ensure the system is operating properly and efficiently as per the manufacturer. Many times the manufacturer may not cover a part under warranty (even if within the warranty period) if the furnace has not been properly maintained. This is very similar to how the car manufacturer’s work as well. Our technicians do perform cleanings all year round, however in the midst of heating season (December/January) it is more difficult to ensure timely service for our cleanings. To schedule your heating and cooling system annual cleaning please contact us and we will put you on our service list, preferably for the Spring, Summer and Fall :).

We are the home comfort people who service what we sell and more! At JJ McLellan and Son we are here to help you out with all of your service, repair and new installation for plumbing and heating.

Give us a call at 1-866-565-5513 or www.jjmclellan.ca.

Quality vs Quantity… When Product & Pricing Collide

“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.”
Seneca

When you go shopping for a new vehicle or an expensive electronic do you automatically go for the lower price or do you, price around and factor all the pro’s and con’s before making a final decision?

We strongly urge our customers to do this when it comes to your Home Comfort as well.

Our Comfort Advisor, Mike Johnson, will provide our customers with options, within these options are key factors pricing, efficiency, warranty, brand and business.

Pricing – Value you get for your money. This is an investment.

Efficiency – Saving money on your utilities while the system operating quietly and comfortably.

Warranty – What if… there is always a what if, no matter if its your HVAC System in your home, your vehicle, your computer, your phone, your camera, kids toys, tv etc etc there will always unfortunately be the “lemon”. Read the fine print to know what you are and are not covered for AND what you could purchase to ensure you ARE covered given any “what it’s”.

Brand – Research the company brand names. Ask your friends and neighbours. Unfortunately it is common for some of the “off” brands to not be in business very long and that could leave you in a difficult situation if even 5-10 years later you need parts. Parts may not be available any longer or could cost a lot of money. Does the brand name offer any rebates ?

Business – Research the company before you do business with them. How long have they been around. Are they going to be around for service in 6mths, 1 yr, 5 yrs or even 10 or 20. Does the business who wants to sell you the equipment provide service? Unfortunately there are many businesses out there who merely sell product and will not stand behind it if you have any issues.

One thing we stress to our customers is although the price may be lower for an “off brand” if you ever need repairs or parts, this could present you with quite the issue and end up costing a LOT more! Sometimes customers are lucky and they are able to use a “generic” part on their system which costs significantly less than the brand name (which isn’t as readily available as others).

Although an “off-brand” may cost you less in the beginning, this could end up costing you a LOT more in the end in your comfort (noise level, operation), parts and service. We are thankful that we do have wonderful suppliers to work with to source parts, however what we can run into is a delay due to the sourcing and shipping of the parts once they are finally located. It really is heart breaking having to tell someone their part is going to take days or weeks to come in.

As a Lennox Premier Dealer for over 50 years we stand behind any product made by Lennox – they do offer a variety of Good-Better-Best options which can suite our customer’s needs. We also offer a Complete Care Warranty Package which covers you for 10 years parts and labour – one and only “catch” with this warranty is to have it cleaned once a year – which should be done anyway!

We can also offer affordable financing through SNAP Financial for your home comfort needs! Offering very affordable payments and the option of paying it off whenever you want in the 10 years!

Your home heating, cooling & plumbing system is an investment into your home and your well being!

To buy or not to buy… protection plans & extended warranty!

I am a big believer in extended warranties for anything worth saving for… furniture, heating & cooling equipment, large appliances, vehicle and yes even my camera. I can personally advise from experience how beneficial an extended warranty can be for YOU!

My personal experience comes from when we bought our new living room furniture 3.5 yrs ago, we invested in the fabric care warranty (with kids and a dog it was a must!) AND the furniture we bought came with a 5 year warranty on the mechanical components of the recliners. Last night I sat on the couch, extended the foot rest and the entire seat of the couch twisted. With the extended warranty there is no worry about out of pocket expenses, we are covered and new parts will be delivered and installed! We also have had to use the fabric care warranty with marker stains on our couch… lovely budding artists we have 😉

With our Complete Care Warranty we can offer you complete peace of mind and home comfort for 10 years! Your parts and labour are covered. The only thing you need to do is regularly maintain your system – just like your vehicle!

Give Mike a call for more information 1-866-565-5513 . We can provide warranty on brand new and/or existing equipment!!!

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!

How do I know when to replace my cooling system?

How do I know when to replace my cooling system?

With this heat are so very blessed with this summer we are getting a lot of calls inquiring about air conditioning… when a customer should replace their current system or how big of a system they should get new.

How do you know when its time to replace?

  • Repairs – if you are having to repair your system each year its time to look at a newer air conditioner.
  • Age – if your air conditioner is over 10-15 years old you could greatly benefit with a new one.
  • Noise – the newer air conditioners are much quieter
  • Utilities – have you noticed your utilities going up? Have a look at your “older” appliances – this includes your cooling and heating system!
  • Humidity – running your air conditioner will help with humidity in your home during the summer months, if you notice its harder to control it might be time to replace.

To help your equipment operate more efficiently is to ensure you change the filter regularly and have your equipment cleaned and serviced once a year!  For more information regarding Energy Star see http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/7901

Give Mike a call at our office 519-323-2000, as our Comfort Advisor he is excellent at sizing up the proper equipment for your home or business to ensure you are getting the most efficient and cost effective system! JJ McLellan & Son is a 4 generation family run business since 1948! We service Mount Forest and all surrounding areas! With very affordable Financing available (with no penalties to make extra payments or pay in full!) and 10 year parts and labour warranty packages available for your peace of mind!