Cambridge Heating and Cooling

Formerly Cambridge Duct Cleaning & Heating Services
Heating & Air Conditioning
746 Warden Av, Unit # 11, Toronto,Scarborough M1L4A2 Toronto ON M1L 4A2
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9.3 10 (260 reviews)

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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Furnace

After my annual maintenance service my heat exchanger needed replacing on an aging furnace and Cambridge ordered the new one and Mark the technician installed it. He also noticed the burner needed replacing and picked up the replacement burner the very next day and came back and finished the job to my satisfaction. Mark took the time to explain what he needed to do and why.

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Thank you so much for the review.

Raymond
Raymond
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Furnace inspection

found them to very professional in the service they provided. they were on time and done a good job, gave me a detailed report. will use them again.
Ray

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Dear Raymond,thank you so much for the detailed review. We aim to serve you to the highest of standards.

hifuhu
hifuhu
0 reviews Ottawa, ON
7/10

Trane Air Conditioner (with ADP coil) & Trane Furnace

The installed air conditioner and furnace are working well. The installation team and management team are prompt in responding to phone calls, and open to discussing concerns and issues. The 16 Seer rating for the air conditioner was achieved with a Trane XR14 1.5 ton unit plus a bigger ADP coil - something I wish I had been informed of upfront. It took one month but eventually I got my 10-year parts and labour warranty paperwork as promised. Air conditioners and furnaces are durable machines. I hope I will be able to say they function well in 10 years from now. My old replaced air conditioner and furnace lasted more than 20 years, so I expect no less for the new ones.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Dear Sir, thank you so much for the feedback. We strive to deliver to meet your expectations.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Install air condition unit

Punctuality...cleanliness...friendly and respectful attitude, and excellent workmanship.

Employees like these build an uplifting reputation for your company.

Great work!

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Dear Sir/Mam, that you for the feedback. We'll make sure to keep up to the expectations.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

CAMBRIDGE HEATING AND COOLING

Eleven years ago, and after an extensive review of several furnace installation companies, I chose Cambridge because, among other things, they were the only company that followed up with me. Annually they have come to clean and prepare my furnace and CAC for the upcoming seasons! Further, after I had a very serious heart surgery and my central air broke down, they came and fixed it very quickly!! Now to me that is pretty great service!! Recently I had to replace my central air system of at least 30 yrs old which I inherited in my current home. Considering the current state of our environment and increasing hot temperatures, it was definitely time to replace the existing system! My new system, which they installed about a month ago, is fabulous!

I would never hesitate to recommend Cambridge Heating and Cooling...they are total professionals, and yet very personalable in dealing with their customers.

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Absolutely thrilled to read your feedback. Thank you for choosing us, we'd love to get a similar level of appreciation from you by working even harder. Cheers.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Ac installed

Excellent I love there service!
They are knowledgeable people with their kindness!
Their response is quick and helpful!

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Company Response

Hello Dear,
Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to working with you in the future.

gizawkiflu
gizawkiflu
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Tankless water Heater

Excellent customer service from this company and I would definitely recommend this company to my friends and family.

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Company Response

Mr. Kiflu, we highly appreciate the lovely feedback and glad to see your problems resolved. Please feel free to contact us in the future too.
~Bill.

NOname
NOname
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Tankless Water Heater Replacement

Bill did an excellent job especially during this difficult Covid period. Thank you so much!

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Thank you for the beautiful feedback means so much. We are always here to help.
~Bill.

Ron in Toronto
Ron in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Furnace repair

Furnace went down over the weekend, but I waited til Monday morning to look into. Cambridge responded quick to a quote request, arrived within a couple of hours and within the 60-minute window given. Technician was polite and professional, found the issue as part of the basic inspection, explained it, provided a quick solution, and made a replacement recommendation based on the age-related issues. No additional cost beyond the minimum inspection.

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Company Response

Mr. Ron,
Thank you so much for the detailed feedback, this means a lot to us. We look forward to serving you in the future.
Best regards.

Riverdale Resident from Toronto
Riverdale Resident from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
2/10

Install Trane S9V2 60K btu furnace, 96% efficient, some tips to use its menu

An important edit as to (lack of) follow-up service from Cambridge is at the end of this tome.

That was the price before taxes btw.

I guess I started this review Monday evening:

I will be back in 24 hours to update this on callback service as I am only getting stage 2 heating. That should not be happening. The furnace should do stage 1 first. Seems like a software glitch or relay-type device to me. A plug in module on the board I expect. That is my educated guess. Waiting to hear back from a tech.

UPDATE: The misunderstanding was wholly mine. The display code in the configuration of this furnace NEVER shows the Ht1 code. It always shows Ht2 and one just has to let it ramp up to second stage to hear the louder blower noise and note the increase fan cfm in the display. (Multiply by ten). Not clearly explained in the manual. All is understood by me now.

(Sunday edit: Bottom line, I would say it is a software glitch that has the display show Ht2 all the time. Trane could solve that with some lines of code in a software update, and get that to me when it's done, please.)

I got a good price for the install of the furnace. I had decided I wanted to replace an ailing 14 + year-old Trane with a model that appealed to me, based on my research and experience.

I am 100% satisfied with every aspect of the installation. Solidly and properly levelled in place after removal of old one, good metal work on the new transition that was needed, joints were all foil-taped as I would do myself. Good work routing venting over laundry and away from my head. New holes drilled out of wall for venting. Very happy with the result.

I highly recommend Cambridge based on my own experience, from getting the quote through to the end of the job. Guys were great, hard-working.

They were the lowest estimate, and the work could not have been done better.

I watched it all being done and attest to that.

Oops, I just realized that we didn't go through the menu functions of this new furnace, the installer and me. There are some good selections that can be adjusted to suit the home.

The default air conditioning tonnage is 3.0 and the installer should have set that to my 1.5. One point lost out of 100. Peter later explained to me that in many cases customers just want fast air movement. My system was designed with adequate airflow throughout the house, some thirty years ago, so I don't need it. (Set at 3 tons the blower would be far too many CFMs for my home. Wouldn't notice that till summer. Sunday edit)

I did the change myself, and I did tell Peter that I would do those settings later.

There is a Menu button, and an Option button behind the front panel.

The front panel requires a 6 mm (not 5), hex wrench or needle nosed pliers as a bypass tool to open. A small flat screwdriver might work. Be careful, this may not be for the average person to try to deal with. I am acquainted with stuff like this, and know my home very well.

Do any of this at your own risk!

They don't want this panel easily opened, likely as a safety feature.

But you give the four latches, 2 top and 2 on bottom quarter turns left and pull out the door. Watch the weatherproofing type rubber at the edges of the door and at the bottom.

Read pages 97 and 100 of the May 2020 manual for an explanation of the menu choices.

Some are fixed, like my software version 25, you cannot change that.

To change stuff, turn off thermostat and set fan to Auto and not to Cont(inuous). No call for service, heat or fan, must go to the furnace. Let any fans stop.

Other settings let you cycle through options, that may not be exactly the big numbers in the manual, but there are choices. Air flow and timing of cycles.

So I set 90 for cooling delay, the fan runs at its high CFMs for 90 seconds after the AC shuts outside, to maximize cooling. Default is 0.

I set OD tonnage to 1.5 to match my AC unit's size. Default was 3.0.

I set Continuous Fan to 25% from the default 50% Too slow. Put back at 50 %. That is better. Electronic air cleaner not switching on at lower cfm setting.

I set my second stage delay to 900 seconds, because I know my heating system well, and 15 minutes at Stage 1 works well heating my house until near below zero Celsius outside arrives. More or less. House does not get uncomfortable that way, that is the bottom line.

A shorter time at Stage 2 maximum heat output will in the long term be easier on the furnace. This works for my house.

I changed the second stage heating CFMs down from the default of I think 103 to the offered 80. (multiply by 10) That means that the high CFM setting of the blower in the furnace at heating is at the lowest of four options. First stage runs at 80% of that setting. I have re-set to 103. The heat rise at the furnace is probably too high. A temperature probe would confirm that. Much warmer air at the vents than required here. Lower running temperature for the lifetime of the furnace.

I may fine tune again in cooling season to adjust the fan for cooling if needed. My cooling CFMs remains set at default 350/ton, the default. The choices go from 290 to 400-ish, I forget, so in summer, a slightly lower speed may help me get a little more humidity out of this house. I can try 330, or 310, or 290 even. The 350 setting is an industry default sort of.

I'll see how the comfort level and evenness of temps in the house is.

So, there are a lot of options to fine tune an understood HVAC system to get it to work best for your house, both heating and cooling seasons. And any dampers out there can be adjusted.

Buyer, ask to be taken through the menu. You may say it cools badly upstairs in summer and move to a higher CFM on cooling.

Those choices are there with the Trane. That's a feature I liked.

The technician doesn't necessarily know the intricacies of each different home's unique full-house system, the returns, et cetera. The default settings may be the best for someone else's house. But was the last system good in summer, in winter et cetera. What settings was it at?

Look for the Integrated Furnace Control Menu in the manual and the Display Codes 3 pages after.

Of course it is all on-line, the install manual for Trane S9V2.

Slower CFM for cooling takes out more humidity. For the readers.

But a given home might need a stronger flow to reach all rooms, so it all depends.

I'm sure there are videos on doing the Trane Menu Option choices.

They should point the purchaser to it online before the install, for handy homeowners with the skills to run through a menu of choices, shown on a page of the manual.

Numerical examples are just that. Read the small boxed inserts of text for figures for your style of furnace.

The front panel gets put back in carefully, and the four latches re-latched.

I am guessing that 99% of customers want nothing to do with setting up this menu themselves, but there is some info for you.

(edited, from published version, and will be again. Wasn't sure it would get in. So left some changes to fix. Last edit Thursday morning.

Touch nothing but the Menu and Option buttons properly.

Peter did a great job clearing up my confusion over the code, and contacted Trane to clarify the point for himself to better explain it to me.

I like the furnace, the options, and Cambridge was great.

It just took me a while to get a full understanding of the codes.

The furnace was working properly 100% all the time.

Sub-footnote: There is one menu setting that baffled me for a while. It is only for heat-pump installations and connects tonnage to heating CFMs. Can be disregarded. CFM/Ton Heating I believe it was described.

Footnote:

I recently got thrown off comments in the Washington Post for speaking rudely about trump and republicans too much, three strikes and all that, and needed to get some writing done. Thanks.

June 15,2021 edit:

Turned on cooling a month ago and immediately noticed an issue with fan speed.

At the proper setting of 1.5 tons (the default setting is 3.0 tons), to match my AC unit, the air handler, part of the new furnace, was only delivering half of the CFMs the manual's chart states for my furnace/air handler. At a setting of 3.0 tons the CFMs delivered was correct for my 1.5 unit BUT there was no lower speed for continuous fan.

Cambridge did not properly respond to my complaint, did not come to my home, 3 weeks passed, and Bill directed me to contact Trane as the installer told him, without actually coming out to check the unit, that my unit was operating "optimally." I have emailed Trane with the facts and await their response, but three days ago I found a video online that allowed me to do the repair myself.

Search "Variable Speed Blower running at low speed in cooling", and at the 4:30 mark the gentleman shows the fix needed. A jumper wire between Y1 and Y2 on the board had not been put in. I put it in and all is fine now.

So as to service, Cambridge failed badly on this issue and I had to seek out a solution elsewhere after 3 weeks and do it myself. That is crazy.

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Thank you so much for the words you have put in this feedback, this means so much to our entire team.
I'm glad the installation went well and that you got the issues cleared up. As you have mentioned that you got great prices from us compared to others, I'm sure you will find us better in terms of service as well. We would highly appreciate it if you recommend others in your circle about us and if you have any questions or queries you can always call us. I would personally assist you.

Best Regards,
~Bill

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More about Cambridge Heating and Cooling

AWARDS WE HAVE WON
BEST OF HOMESTARS AWARD 2019/2020
MULTIPLE TOP CHOICE AWARDS
READER'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER 2009/2010
LENNOX CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE
CENTURION AWARD
IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING DEALER PERFORMANCE 2008/2009

Cambridge Heating & Cooling is proud to announce that we are an authorized Premier Dealer for Trane Technologies Inc. We are a service-driven company whose qualified technicians are available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our services include Selling. installing and maintaining a wide range of products to ensure the comfort of your home.

CATEGORIES
Heating & Air Conditioning
PRODUCTS
Furnaces, Air Conditioners, Boilers, Humidifiers, Air Cleaners, Air Purification Systems, Air Ventilation Systems, Thermostat, Water Heater Tanks, Tankless, Duct Work, Stove Installation, Oil to Gas conversions & HRV Installations. We also do the UV Light installation.
SERVICES
Air Conditioning Installs, Furnace Installs, Heating Maintenance, Cooling Maintenace, Furnace Cleaning, Air Conditioning Cleaning
BRANDS
Trane, Lennox, American Standard, Keeprite, Goodman, Navien, Rinnai,Rheem Raypak, Generalair, Aprilair, Healthy Climate, Honeywell, Aire-Flo, Ameristar, RUNTRU and Many others.
STYLES
All
SPECIALITIES
Specialized in oil to gas conversions, modified ductwork, multi-stage furnaces, 2 stage air conditioners, programmable thermostat
WEBSITE
http://www.camheating.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1999
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
50
PAYMENT METHOD
Visa, Mastercard, Cheque, financing,
LICENSES
WSIB, TSSA, G2, OBT-2, 313A, Gas Lisence, AC Lisence, Sub Contract for Refrigeration and AC Tech
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB, Premier Dealer Membership,
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Yes
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