Ashley deHaan

Ashley deHaan is Sr. Manager, Operations Program Implementation - Plumbing with Enercare where she manages both the Water Treatment and Electrical teams.  She has been with Enercare for almost 16 years, starting as a part-time dispatcher in the plumbing department while in University and working her way up. She has also spent time in Install and Service Planning, back-office billing, collections, sales, and most recently, Field Operations. Ashley’s dad owned his own home renovation company when she was growing up, to which she attributes much of what she knows about the trade industry. When she bought her first home, she and her dad completed a total overhaul of renovations, from converting from electric to gas, installing a new kitchen, and replacing all plumbing fixtures. Through all of their hard work, Ashley developed a deeper appreciation for trade knowledge that has translated to her career at Enercare. 

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Furnace Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter

Regular furnace maintenance can help prevent untimely equipment malfunctions and ensure optimal home comfort on the coldest days. Follow these simple DIY furnace maintenance tips to inspect your equipment and keep your furnace running smoothly all winter. We recommend scheduling an annual furnace maintenance visit by a professional to help prevent untimely equipment breakdowns.  4…

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Furnace Maintenance Checklist

To prolong the life of your furnace and ensure its optimal performance during cold winter days, it is essential to conduct regular maintenance. We recommend maintaining your furnace before the cold weather season to help improve its performance.  Homeowners can take many simple steps to prepare their furnaces for the cold weather season. However, there…

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How Long Does a Furnace Last?

Like all appliances, furnaces often start encountering problems as they age. Some issues are repairable, and others indicate that a replacement is necessary. Purchasing a new furnace can come with significant costs. The following guide will help you determine whether repairing your furnace or buying a new one is more cost and comfort-efficient. If you’re…

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Simple Tips to Winterize Your House’s Pipes

During cold winter months, freezing temperatures and harsh weather conditions can wreak havoc on your pipes and plumbing system. Avoid costly repairs and inconvenience by following our basic plumbing winterization steps. Basic Steps to Winterize House Plumbing 1. Insulate Exposed Pipes The first step in winterizing your plumbing is to protect your pipes from the…

How to Troubleshoot a Furnace: 7 Steps to Finding a Solution

During cold winter temperatures, a well-running furnace is essential to maintaining comfort in your home. Regular maintenance on your HVAC system helps ensure optimal performance on the coldest days when you need it most.  Unfortunately, unexpected furnace problems can arise. If you’re having trouble with your heating system, review the following steps suggested by our…

8 Sensors Every Smart Home Needs

Today’s homeowners know how important it is to protect their investments, whether from intrusion, fire, earthquake or flood. But you can’t always be at home and every second matters when things go wrong. Smart home devices and sensors can make the difference for emergencies by helping save time, protecting your possessions and preventing anxiety. The…

15 Energy-Saving Tips to Boost Efficiency at Home

Homeowners are often looking for ways to save money and the environment, and one way to do this is by cutting down unnecessary energy use. By updating or changing the way you use your home appliances, you can increase your home’s efficiency, protect the environment, and save on your annual utility bills without compromising comfort.…

What to Consider When Replacing Your AC Unit

During a scorching-hot Canadian summer, you probably don’t think twice about the comfort your air conditioner brings to your home — until something goes wrong. And when that happens, the question becomes: can my AC be repaired, or does it need to be completely replaced? This brief guide looks at why AC units typically fail and…

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10 AC and Cooling Tips to Lower Your Electricity Consumption in 2022

Popsicles, pools and ice-cold drinks may relieve the scorching summer heat, but staying truly comfortable takes air conditioning. The challenge is to keep your living space cool without causing your electricity consumption to skyrocket. Our top 10 cooling tips will help you make your home into a soothing summertime oasis while keeping your energy use…