Mr. Heat Mechanical Inc. is Awarded 2021 HomeStars Best of Award Winner!
March 1, 2021 — Mr. Heat Mechanical Inc. announced today that they have been selected as a 2021 HomeStars Best of Award Winner. This prestigious award recognizes the best across the HomeStars network of over 60,000 Canadian home service pros. Winners are carefully vetted for consistency, integrity, unparalleled customer service and dedication to their trade.
“Our Best of Award winners are the pros that make the HomeStars network so remarkable,” says Shir Magen, CEO of HomeStars.“Since 2009, we’ve been celebrating the best pros in our network with the Best of Awards, pros who deliver top-notch customer service, have built themselves an excellent reputation, and go above and beyond customer expectations. The Best of Award winner badge is a strong indicator to homeowners of the trust and quality they can expect by working with a pro on our network, empowering them to make safer hiring decisions.”
“We’ve been part of the HomeStars network for years and are pleased to have received 3 Best of Awards over the years. We know
that trust, dependability, and excellence in customer service is the centre of any award-winning business. We take enormous pride in our trade and put our customers and
their needs first. It’s so exciting to see all the good work we do recognized alongside the best in the Canadian home improvement and repair industry. Thank you to HomeStars and our
wonderful customers that helped us get here. We couldn't have done it without you!”
Mr. Heat Mechanical Inc. is a professional HVAC, Hydronic & Electrical Contractor located in Richmond Hill,ON.
See what our past clients have to say on HomeStars (Click Here), and join hundreds of happy customers who have made Mr. Heat Mechanical Inc. their first choice for hire.
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland tabled the Fall Economic Statement entitled Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19, a spending plan that looks to support Canadians during the continued COVID-19 pandemic and support Canada’s economic recovery. The plan includes several measures that will affect the HVAC sector, most notably a commitment to support home energy retrofits (as proposed by HRAI) though details remain to be communicated.
This is the second update the government has provided during the pandemic. The first one in July projected the federal deficit would hit a record of $343.2 billion. The last time the government tabled a spending plan was back in March 2019 -- their last budget before the 2019 federal election. The Fall Economic Statement today updated the deficit projection to $381.6 billion. The largest announcements coming from the spending plan concern support for some of Canada’s hardest hit industries, such as tourism and hospitality, support for long-term care homes, support to help women return to work and stimulus spending on infrastructure.
The statement will now need to go through the legislative process, with the goal of being passed and receiving royal assent prior to the holiday break.
The government proposes to provide $2.6 billion over 7 years, starting in 2020-21, to Natural Resources Canada to help homeowners improve their home energy efficiency by providing up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy-efficient improvements to their homes, up to one million free EnerGuide energy assessments, and support to recruit and train EnerGuide energy auditors to meet increased demand. Additional information on home energy efficiency grants will be provided in a future announcement, and eligibility for these grants will be retroactive to December 1, 2020.
The government also recognizes that homeowners and landlords need to be able to access simple and affordable financing to make deeper home energy retrofits. Over the coming months the government will outline details of a low-cost loan program that integrates and builds on available energy audits and grants, and which can be easily accessed by Canadians.
To further bolster training supports for those hardest hit by the pandemic, including marginalized and racialized women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and recent newcomers to Canada, the government proposes to invest an additional $274.2 million over 2 years, starting in 2021-22. This funding will support the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program, the Foreign Credential Recognition Program, the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, and the Women’s Employment Readiness Canada pilot project.
Building on investments made through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the Safe Return to Class Fund, the government proposes to provide $150 million over three years, starting in 2020-21, to Infrastructure Canada to improve ventilation in public buildings and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This will help provincial, territorial, municipal and local governments and Indigenous communities fund projects that increase air quality and circulation, such as upgrades or conversions of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. More details on this measure will be announced in the coming months.
HRAI strongly urged the Premier to allow HVAC contractors in Ontario to fully re-open their businesses in the next stage of re-opening of our economy, with the condition that they respect the relevant public health and safety guidelines.
The Home Repair Program offers grants of up to $7,500 per year, with a lifetime maximum of $15,000, to homeowners with low and moderate income who need modifications to make their homes accessible or critical repairs to improve the safety of their homes.
As a local heating, cooling and electrical Contractor ,Mr. Heat Mechanical Inc. is a participant in York Region home repair program.
The program can help with critical repairs or accessibility modifications such as:
Accessibility enhancements such as bathtub conversions to walk-in showers, porch lifts and interior stair lifts, grab bars, raised toilets, lighting improvements and handrail installations for interior and exterior stairs
Urgent repairs to roofs, windows or other areas that jeopardize your ability to live safely in your home
Critical furnace repairs or replacements that jeopardize your ability to continue to live safely in your home or help address problems associated with your health condition
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Homeowners must meet all of the following eligibility criteria to qualify for assistance:
You own a home in York Region that is your primary residence
According to your most recent Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessment or property tax bill, your home is not worth more than the Home Value Eligibility Threshold for the municipality you live in as listed below:
Home Value Eligibility Thresholds
Aurora, King, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville
The total annual income for you, all other homeowners registered on title and everyone else living in the home aged 18 or older is $81,800 or less. A Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency must be provided for each of these individuals
Your home needs modifications to accommodate a household member with a disability or your home needs a critical repair for safety reasons
The work you require has not been completed. Work completed prior to approval by York Region is not eligible for funding Meeting the basic eligibility
For more details, please refer to the application guide for full eligibility requirements.
How Do I Apply?
Eligible homeowners are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited. Applications will be processed as they are submitted. York Region will contact you with a decision within about six weeks of receiving your completion application.
Download the program guide and application form here:
Submit your completed application form and all supporting documents by mail to:
Home Repair Program Coordinator
The Regional Municipality of York
Community and Health Services Department
Housing Services Branch
17250 Yonge Street, 3rd floor
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1
BY LEW HARRIMAN, FELLOW/LIFE MEMBER ASHRAE; BRENT STEPHENS, PH.D, MEMBER ASHRAE; TERRY BRENNAN, MEMBER ASHRAE
As HVAC&R professionals, we in the ASHRAE community are sometimes asked questions about residential indoor air quality (IAQ) and how to improve it. What contaminants are most hazardous? How do I get rid of a particular smell? Should I use this air cleaner or that filter? Sadly, our friends and family generally lose patience when we helpfully suggest: “Well, it’s complicated. But just read Chapters 46, 60 and 62 in the ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications, because there’s great information in there.” In general, we find that information seekers are frustrated by such helpful advice. Usually, the question is repeated (with some heat) in a form such as: “You’re the professional. Can’t you boil it down? What should I DO in my HOUSE?”
Fortunately, two new resources can help you better answer such questions. First, the ASHRAE Residential Indoor Air Quality Guide1 is a comprehensive summary of IAQ for homes and apartments, written by our member colleagues and published by ASHRAE in 2018.