It may seem that these two things are one in the same, but they are actually rather different. Yes, the effectiveness of your home’s HVAC equipment plays a large role in overall home comfort and performance, but there are other factors at play that need to be considered.

“Many well-intentioned “Home Performance” professionals have often done more damage than good by treating HVAC system problems with home performance solutions. For example, just sealing ductwork without measuring and understanding the impact on system pressures and airflows can cause more problems than it might solve. Conversely, it is a good idea for HVAC professionals to understand building performance in terms of its envelope and pressures. Essentially home performance should be looked at as a technical discipline, not as an industry or a product. Be sure to look at what is being said and offered with eyes wide open.” (Dominick Guarino,

The overall performance of your home is reliant on many factors, of which regular HVAC maintenance is one. At Stan’s HVAC Systems your Ottawa HVAC specialist, we are able to help you effectively maintain your home’s comfort through our professional and personalized heating and cooling services. Contact us to learn more about how we can help your home today!