What pool heater to buy?

What pool heater to buy?

With so many pool heating products on the market, most pool owners rely on the pool store to help them with their choice. Unfortunately, many pool builders and pool supply stores, have few people who understand the actual workings and performance of a typical pool heater. So, what should you consider when buying a heater?

What do I want the heater to do?

If you want it to make the water warmer during the summer months, you could consider roof mounted solar panels. With this system, water is diverted up to the roof and circulates thru channels picking up solar heat and returning water back to the pool. This works great when weather is warm. A disadvantage is, it could speed up roof deterioration. The next option would be electric heat pump, due to electric being expensive. This is mostly used in country when gas is not available.

Your #1 choice should be GAS!

Natural or Propane gas for the country or rural area, where no natural gas is available.
What about: price, name, brand, size, digital vs. analog standing pilot vs. electronic ignition.

We recommend the Raypak digital pool heater, this heater will give you many great pool seasons.

Stay tuned for our next article were we will compare and talk about heaters and their differences.

One Stop Mechanical wishes everybody a safe summer with lots of splash !
Contact us, we will be glad to help to make your season a success.


Heating season has arrived!

Heating season has arrived!

In Canada, we heat our homes for 6 months out of the year just to stay comfortable. Hence, our heating systems need to be functioning for long periods of time causing wear and tear. Like cars and other mechanical equipment, maintenance is a vital part of seamless and continuous operation of your heating equipment.

Things you can do yourself to keep your heating system running:

–       Change filters regularly. If using a media filter, use a pleated filter. Some media filtration does not need replacement for up to 6 months, making it easy to forget. Try to check regularly. Depending on the amount of people in residence and personal lifestyle, changes may have to be more frequent. Remember, not changing your filter on a timely basis may cause overheating and equipment damage and could result in possible costly repairs.

What if I need a new Furnace/Boiler?

–       Most people, when replacing their heating system, rely on a heating contractors opinion. With so many name brands to choose from, which one is right for you? Do you buy only brand names you know? Some salesmen will offer you many of incentives like manufacturers rebates or in some cases even free equipment like air conditioners with purchase of furnace. These are nothing but sales gimmicks. It is a way of attracting you to something that really isn’t a deal. For instance, the free air conditioner with the purchase of a furnace. The advertised furnace and the air conditioner would not be big enough for a home over 1000 square feet. At One Stop Mechanical we sell Luxaire furnaces, made by York. Just like many manufacturers, York produces a variety of brand name furnaces, all using the same parts, only exterior finish make the furnace look different. For example, you can go to a retail store and buy a Coleman furnace, which is identical to a York Furnace; the only difference is the name. The Coleman furnace at these retail stores has inflated pricing. At One Stop Mechanical, there are no gimmicks. If we give you an estimate, we stick to it. Our Luxaire equipment is backed by a 10 year parts manufacturers warranty and a lifetime warranty on both heat exchangers. We are so confident our equipment will give you years of continuous operation that with every new instillation we give you two years labor for free! Our furnaces start at $2800.00 +HST installed and our air conditioners start at $2000.00 +HST installed.

What to look for when you need service:

–       As you might have looked for service, you have probably found out that some companies charge a service call, some companies charge a reduced service call, some companies charge equipment charges.

What makes us different?

–       At One Stop Mechanical, you can be assured that all you’ll ever be charged is the diagnostic and repair time. No travel time or truck charge*. No parts pick up time (if needed). No service call gimmick.  Our rates are very competitive and our service is next to none. Because of our continuous training and the latest equipment, we can diagnose and repair your issue in an acceptable time. Call us, write us, email us and experience the One Stop Mechanical difference for yourself. We service all makes and models.


* Excessive mileage/time may result in an added charge.


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Furnace Installation and Repair Kitchener/Waterloo

Furnace Sales/Service/Maintenance in Kitchener/Waterloo

Natural Gas and Propane Furnace Installation and Repair

Complete packages for furnaces including installation, repair and maintenance.
At One Stop Mechanical we will make sure your furnace is running smoothly and efficiently so that you can keep your family and business warm in the winter while at the same time keeping heating costs down. We can assist you in picking the right equipment for each individual application. We take pride in our installations and back them with a five year workmanship warranty.

We also service all name brand heating equipment. Get in touch with us today and see how we can help you choose or fix your equipment.

Continuous schooling and the latest diagnostic tools lets us diagnose your problem the first time.

Here at One Stop Mechanical, we offer your family and business the best in HVAC products that will keep you warm in the winter and cool when the summer months come.

Need a new system/service? Call us today and we can help you choose the right product or accessory for your application.

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Patio Heaters Kitchener/Waterloo


We’re your complete patio heaters provider for Kitchener and Waterloo
You need to get all that you can from the season and we’re committed to that goal here at One Stop Mechanical. We service all makes and models when it comes to your winter HVAC needs and our reputation with our customers in the Kitchener/Waterloo area goes back a full 15 years. So when you’re looking for patio heaters, we’re the logical choice when it comes to sales, service and even installation.

You need to have a variety to look through and the peace of mind knowing that our licensed and qualified technicians are on the job providing stainless steel, bronze or other choices as your taste dictates. We have the right people who understand how to hook up the unit properly and safely so your biggest decision is only the one you finally select.

Natural gas is one of the most cost efficient ways to heat your home and now it’s the perfect method to fuel those patio heaters. We’re here when you need us at One Stop Mechanical because our gas certified personnel can make your next get together warm and cozy regardless of the weather.

We’ll help you with the entire package when it comes to these patio heaters from start to finish by helping you find the right location to maximize the unit’s effectiveness, and by helping you find the right burner with an adjustment knob that gives you control if that’s what you want. Remember the size of the area dictates the size of the patio heaters you’ll need and we have the right calculations to lend a hand.

Contact One Stop Mechanical for all your Kitchener/Waterloo patio heaters needs!

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Gas Inserts and Fireplaces Kitchener/Waterloo


Gas Inserts and Fireplaces Kitchener/Waterloo
Efficient, reliable and cost effective. Those are the words that have been used to describe our HVAC services here at One Stop Mechanical in the Kitchener/Waterloo area for the last sixteen years. We also understand that our valued clients often want something a little different and even more ornate to supplement the heating in their homes and that’s where our expertise in fireplaces and gas fireplaces comes in.

Our installations are backed by a five year workmanship warranty and we keep ourselves up to date on the latest installation procedures and equipment available. Our gas inserts and gas fireplaces will be a constant source of worry free joy to you and your family.

Here at One Stop Mechanical, we offer your family and business the best in fireplace products that will keep you cozy in the winter.

Need a fireplace or need it serviced? Call us today, and we can help you choose the right fireplace and accessory for your application.

We also service all name brand fireplace equipment throughout Kitchener/Waterloo Ontario.

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Pool Heaters Kitchener/Waterloo


Natural Gas and Propane Pool Heaters

Here at One Stop Mechanical, we want to be sure our services look after all of your needs, including pool heaters in Kitchener/Waterloo. We can help you with the selection process as well as the maintenance of your pool heater.

Of course getting the right sized pool heater is very important and we’re dedicated to making sure you start off the right way. At One Stop Mechanical, we use a formula that incorporates pool surface area, suitability and client desire.

Innovation is one of the things that we’re constantly keeping informed about at One Stop Mechanical. With all the latest advances in gas fired pool heaters that include the latest in heat exchanger technology and ignitions, we can find and install the unit that fits your needs.

High efficiency pool heaters have become much more efficient than earlier versions. Through continuous training at One Stop Mechanical we are always up to date on the latest heater technology. Let us add you to our list of satisfied pool heater clients. Call us today for all for your pool heater needs in Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario.

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BBQ Line Installation Kitchener/Waterloo


Quick and Easy BBQ lines installation in Kitchener/Waterloo by professionals 

Have you gotten tired yet of your propane barbecue running out of gas?

Need and extra outlet for a patio heater?

No problem. We can do that for you too.

We can install a gas line to your old barbecue and convert it to natural gas or install your new natural gas barbecue.

Contact us today for all your Kitchener/Waterloo BBQ line installation needs.

Humidifiers Kitchener/Waterloo

All your Kitchener humidifier needs are here
When people think about a premier heating and air conditioning business, generally furnaces and air conditioners come to mind. While we do all that well and have a fifteen year track record of satisfied customers in the Kitchener/Waterloo area to prove it, here at One Stop Mechanical, we’re proud of the fact that we’ve gone the extra mile and included the installation, repair and maintenance of humidifiers to our inventory.
Remember that getting the right humidifier will make it easier for you to breathe and even add to the life of your furnishings. We pride ourselves on professional installation and repairs to all makes and models and everything that we sell is covered by our competitive pricing guarantee.

We’ll help you through the entire process and guide you around the differences between the warm and cool mist varieties as well as if a dual unit would be the best for your needs.
Efficient, reliable and cost effective. Those are the three words that our customer service here at One Stop Mechanical are known by and with good reason. Whether you need installations, repairs or maintenance done to a variety of humidifier models, we’re there to help day or night.

Contact One Stop Mechanical for all your Kitchener humidifier needs!

Air Conditioning Kitchener/Waterloo

A/C (air conditioning) packages you can enjoy When you’re looking at getting a central air conditioning in Kitchener/Waterloo, you need to have experts working with you that understand all the repair and maintenance issues that can crop up. Getting the most from air conditioning installation, repair and maintenance services is resting assured the experts you pick understand the essential parts of an air conditioner whether it’s a Trane or Coleman. That’s why you need to choose Waterloo/Kitchener’s Air Conditioning Experts at One Stop Mechanical. We’re familiar with the evaporator and the condenser as well as the expansion value and compressor. We know how to work with these units and understand the function of the thermostat as well as the best ways to handle any kind of refrigerant that’s being used inside. All our technicians are licensed and bonded so you can have full confidence they will get to the root of the issue that you’re having with any make and model of air conditioning unit. Remember that air conditioners come in a variety of different sizes and beyond the portable ones that cool down a room between 300-400 square feet, there are window mounted varieties that work with sizes of 300 and 1600 square feet. Our technicians can also help you by keeping accessories like multiple cooling and fan settings in good order.