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The Outdoor Products You Need For The Perfect Summer

Family enjoying an outdoor barbeque in Sudbury, Ontario.

The Outdoor Products You Need For The Perfect Summer

Summer is (finally) right around the corner!

After a long winter and a confusing spring, we’re all excited to officially dive into warmer weather.

There’s so much to look forward to - from family barbecues to bonfires,

Is your backyard equipped with all the fundamental summer amenities?

At Campeau Heating, we know how to make the most of summer. We want to help make this your best summer yet!

With the right outdoor products, you can create the perfect backyard oasis.

The best part?

All these summer products are actually made for all-season use! So you can enjoy them throughout the whole year.

Let’s get started!

 

Napoleon Outdoor Barbeques: Master The Grill

If you don’t have one yet, you NEED a barbecue in your life. And we’re not just saying that because we stock one of the best grill brands ever!

Barbecuing is the perfect way to,

  1. Enjoy a home-cooked meal, and

  2. Take advantage of the short-lived summer weather!

In fact, in July 2019, 62% of consumers were more likely to prepare their summer meals on the grill 1-3 times a week!

And why not? Who doesn’t love the smell of the grill on a hot summer day?

5 Reasons You Need a Barbeque This Summer:

  1. They expand your at-home menu!

There are endless meal options with an outdoor grill. From fish to veggies or burgers to kabobs, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy!

  1. They help you save money!

We all know the pain of a steakhouse bill. But with an at-home steakhouse grill, everything changes! You can cook up your favourite rare-cut steak right from your own backyard!

  1. They turn mealtime into social time!

If you’re like most Canadians, summer is your top socializing season.

With a barbecue, you can spend less time cooking alone inside and more time socializing with your friends outside!

  1. You can use them year-round - no matter the weather!

As long as you install your barbecue under a shelter (i.e. BBQ shelter), you can use it whenever you’d like - rain or shine!

  1. They truly complete your backyard!

For most homeowners, especially those in rural areas, barbecues are a household staple. And with so many options, you choose the right BBQ for your budget, style and cooking preferences!

At Campeau Heating, our Napoleon grills offer advanced grilling features and engineered performance.

OUR NAPOLEON BBQ SERIES:

  • Gas Grills

  • Charcoal Grills

  • Built-In Gas Grills

  • Portable Grills

Not sure which will suit your patio space and cooking preferences best? Give our team a call!

 

Napoleon & Heat and Glo Outdoor Fireplaces: Extend Your Patio Season

We’ve talked about extending your patio season with an outdoor fireplace before. But if you’ve missed those articles or need more convincing, keep reading!

Outdoor fireplaces have been a popular patio addition for years.

These gorgeous backyard amenities create the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities!

They add a warm, cosy ambience to your living space - perfect for outdoor dinner parties or bonfires. And we’re not just talking metaphorically!

Our outdoor fireplaces actually exude warmth!

They also look incredible!

Still not convinced?

5 Reasons You Need an Outdoor Fireplace

  1. They add a focal point for your outdoor living space.

If you’re looking to add the perfect wow factor to your patio, this is it!

Fireplaces have always been a main focal point of a home. Adding one outside means transferring that same light, warmth and charm outdoors!

  1. They can improve the visual appeal of your outdoor patio.

With so many style options, you can choose the outdoor fireplace that best suits your patio. Whether you’re looking for modern, traditional, rustic or eclectic, we have the perfect fit.

You can even choose the most practical fuel for your home - wood-burning or gas!

  1. They produce actual heat - so you can use them year-round!

Although they’re gorgeous, outdoor fireplaces aren’t just for looks. They’re for warmth too!

This means you can continue enjoying the great outdoors all year round - regardless of whether it’s warm out or not!

  1. They extend your entertainment space.

Another great reason to buy an outdoor fireplace is to extend your hosting space.

Designing a functional backyard living space adds a whole new dimension to your home.

Big event coming up?

With an outdoor fireplace, your guests aren't limited to crowding into your home. You can extend your event space to include your patio!

  1. They can increase your home value.

Looking for a worthy spring project? Your patio is the perfect place to start!

There is incredible value in upgrading your outdoor living space. Whether you’re renovating for personal use or to sell!

Not only will it increase your own comfort and enjoyment, but can also increase your home value by 20% (ASLA).

 

Kohler Generators: Power Your Whole Home

If you haven’t installed a whole-home backup generator, now is the perfect time!

While these systems aren’t technically meant to add charm to your patio, they are invaluable to your home.

Whole-home Kohler generators mean you never have to worry about losing power again!

As long as you invest in the correct amperage, this generator can power:

  • Indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Home heating systems (including outdoor fireplaces if needed)
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Kitchen appliances (refrigerators, freezers, ovens etc.)
  • Sump pumps
  • Hot water heaters
  • And more!

With summer storms on the way, it’s always a good idea to have a backup power system in place.

Outdoor power equipment is also built to withstand harsh weather, including heavy snow!

So whatever seasonal storm you face, your home’s power will never be at risk.

 

Your Best Summer Yet With Campeau Heating

We’re here to ensure you have the best summer yet! Ready to upgrade your backyard experience?

Give our Campeau Heating team a call today!

You can reach our office at (705) 560-2441 or contact us online!

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Important Things To Consider When Building a New Home

HVAC Design and Installation for Sudbury New Home Construction.

Important Things To Consider When Building a New Home

Happy home-building season!

If you’re building your new home, this article is for you.

New home construction involves countless, timely decisions. From outlet placement to kitchen cabinets and home layout, there’s always a decision to make.

The fun part is deciding what your dream home will look like. The downside is how much time you’ll spend in the selection process.

Let’s be honest. Once you browse 50 different flooring choices, they all start to meld together. Suddenly, choosing the best features for your new home becomes stressful and time-consuming.

Thankfully, we can help take some of the load off!

While we aren’t homebuilders, we play a vital role in setting up the major systems within your new home.

Our team of professionals handles everything from whole-home HVAC to your patio barbecue!

It's our goal to help keep your project moving forward - on schedule and within your budget. We also offer expert guidance and advice for important decisions along the way!

Keep reading to learn how Campeau Heating can help you make your dream home come true.

Get a free quote on new home HVAC design and installation!

 

New Home Heating and Cooling

Your brand-new home deserves unmatched comfort, efficiency and reliability.

That’s why our team equips homeowners with only the best in Sudbury heating and cooling systems.

Our Heating Options:

  • Gas Furnace
  • Oil Furnace
  • Electric Furnace
  • Geothermal
  • Fireplaces

Browse our heating units.

Our Cooling Options

  • Ductless
  • Central Air
  • High Velocity

Browse our cooling units.

If you’re installing central heating and cooling, there are a few extra factors you’ll need to consider.

Beyond system selection, you’ll also need to plan the unit size, placement, and ductwork layout.

The ideal system size for your home varies according to:

  • The structure and size of your home.
  • Your lifestyle.
  • Your heating/cooling needs and preferences.

Ideal unit placement usually depends on electrical access and soundproofing.

Lastly, when deciding on the ductwork layout, you’ll need to consider how to:

  • Plan the most direct route.
  • Conserve the most energy.
  • Save the most space.
  • Reduce as much noise as possible.

Not sure where to begin?

Don’t worry - we’ll handle the majority of these decisions for you, so you can focus on the big picture. 

We may need to consult your construction and electrical team throughout this process. But we’ll do our best to make the process as straightforward and stress-free for you as possible.

Learn more about the New Home Construction HVAC process!

 

New Home Indoor Air Quality 

Another major factor to consider in your new home construction is indoor air quality.

Right now, your home is probably covered in sawdust and totally roofless. So this may seem like a topic you don’t really need to think about for a while. 

But think again!

It’s never too early to start looking into the air quality of your forever home.

After all, that’s the air you, your family and your friends will breathe in. It should be as clean and safe as possible.

With a new home built, you have a unique opportunity to prevent poor indoor air quality. Rather than battle it.

But to achieve that, you’ll need to consider:

  • Using building materials that are low-emitting.
  • Ensuring proper ventilation in the structure of your home.
  • Preventing moisture leaks in ceilings, windows, etc.
  • Installing indoor air quality products.

Our indoor air quality experts at Campeau Heating help you create a healthy home environment.

Our Indoor Air Quality Products:
  • Aldes HRV
  • Napoleon HRV
  • Napoleon UVC
  • Cinquartz Filtration
  • Electro Air 3-IN-1 TRUE HEPA, UVC & PCO AIR CLEANER

Browse our indoor air quality products.

 

New Home Backup Power System

Preparing your new home with all the latest HVAC systems is great. But what happens during a power outage?

Power outages are unpredictable and inconvenient. They happen at the worst times - leaving you without the essential systems in your home.

No heating. No fridge or freezer. No cooking appliances. No sump pump. No running water.

That’s why we always recommend installing a reliable backup generator!

At Campeau Heating, we supply only the best in backup power. That’s why we work with Kohler generators!

Kohler designs these generators for ultimate efficiency, durability and reliability.

Browse Our Kohler Generators. 

Not sure which size best fits your power needs? We can help!

 

New Home Outdoor Systems

If you live in Sudbury, Ontario, you know how stunning the landscape is. With all the gorgeous lakes, hills and rock faces, it’s incredible!

We love the outdoors. In fact, we can’t get enough of it!

That’s why we’ve helped homeowners extend their patio season with outdoor products!

Outdoor Fireplaces & Pits

Outdoor fireplaces are a gorgeous addition to your new home build. Not only are they 100% practical, but they also increase your home value and its aesthetic appeal!

Installing an outdoor fireplace can:

  • Expand your personal living space.
  • Give yourself more room to host friends and family.
  • Extend your seasonal enjoyment.

You can shop our selection of Heat and Glo and Napoleon online!

Browse Our Outdoor Rireplaces.

Napoleon Barbecues

Another way to enjoy the great outdoors is by extending your kitchen outside!

We recommend investing in patio furniture, a picnic table and a good quality barbecue! This creates a great outdoor atmosphere that you and your guests will love.

Our Napoleon Barbecue Selection:
  • Gas Grills
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Built-in Gas Grills
  • Portable Grills

Shop Our Napoleon Barbecues.

 

Complete Your New Home Construction Project With Campeau Heating

Congratulations on your new home build! 

Building your dream home is an exciting time for you and your family.

We are so excited to be a part of it!

To get started, call us at 705-560-2441 or contact us online.

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Stuck Between a Gas or Charcoal Grill? Which Is The Best BBQ?

Campeau Heating in Sudbury, Ontario, helps homeowners explore whether a gas or charcoal grill is the best BBQ for their family.

Stuck Between a Gas or Charcoal Grill? Which Is The Best BBQ?

Which is better - a gas grill or a charcoal grill? This question is actually one of the most controversial discussions in the grilling world!

We’re here to help clear the air a bit. 

After all, one really isn’t better than the other!

The best BBQ is less about the perfect cooking conditions and more about each grill master’s preferences. 

For example… 

A charcoal grill might give a smokier flavour, but a gas grill allows you to savour the natural taste of meat. 

A charcoal grill is probably the best BBQ for your taste preferences if you prefer a smoky-tasting steak. But if the natural taste of meat is something you prefer, then a gas grill might better suit you. 

Are you a seasoned griller or new to the trade?

Whether you’ve been grilling for years or are about to buy your first barbeque, we have one of the best grill selections in Sudbury! 

Everyone has their own grilling preferences. All you have to do is find your must-have tool of the trade! 

Once you find the perfect grill, you can make all your favourite grilling recipes

 

What Features Should You Look For In a New Barbeque?

At Campeau Heating, we always recommend a Napoleon BBQ. But whether that’s a gas barbeque or charcoal barbeque is entirely up to you! 

Let’s explore what makes both options unique. 

 

Heat-Up Time 

How long does it take a barbeque to heat up? 

If you barbeque quick weeknight meals for your family all summer long, then the heat-up time of your grill might be the most crucial factor to consider. 

However, if grilling is a passion or something you only do on the weekends, you might not mind waiting!

Charcoal Grill Heat-Up Time: 15-30 minutes 

A charcoal BBQ can take up to 30 minutes to preheat. And that doesn’t include the time it takes to ignite the charcoal either, which can add an additional 15 minutes to your prep time.

Gas Grill Heat-Up Time: 10 minutes

A gas BBQ only takes 10 minutes to heat up. And with instant ignition capabilities, you’re ready to start grilling in under 15 minutes! Plus, this quick preheat on your cooking grates gives fantastic sear marks! 

 

Cooking Power 

The cooking power of your barbeque tells you how hot your grill can get. 

The higher the heat, the hotter your grill can get. The hotter the grill gets, the faster you’ll be able to cook! 

Although some grillers prefer a slow sear, others prefer a quick meal. And if you plan to host backyard patios with lots of hungry guests, a powerful barbeque with a high heat capacity could mean the difference between dinner at 7 PM and dinner at 10 PM. 

Charcoal Grill Cooking Power: Usually up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit

Gas Grill Cooking Power: Usually up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit

 

Temperature Control 

The temperature control of your barbeque is what gives you the best control over your cooking. 

If you’re a seasoned griller, temperature control might not worry you. But if you’ve never done it before, looking for a grill with a set-it-and-forget-it type of temperature control might be your best option. 

Charcoal Grill Temperature Control: 

With a charcoal barbeque, you will need some practice and patience when learning to maintain a consistent cooking temperature. Because you are working with varying coals - each with a different size, shape and burning time - temperature control is quite difficult.

Gas Grill Temperature Control: 

A gas barbeque can easily maintain a steady heat level and distribute that heat evenly across the grill. 

 

Versatility 

The versatility of your grill can add incredible (and yummy) diversity to your menu. 

For example, if your barbeque has direct infrared and indirect heat, your cooking options are endless. You can bake, smoke, sear or grill! 

Some barbeques also come with multiple different burners and even rotisserie kits! 

Charcoal Grill Versatility: 

A charcoal barbeque can have direct and indirect cooking areas.

Gas Grill Versatility: 

A gas barbeque can have multiple burners, accessories and kits. 

 

Health and Safety

When selecting a barbeque for your backyard, one of your first instincts will be to check whether this appliance is safe for you, your family and your home. 

Charcoal Grill Health and Safety: 

  • The lack of temperature control could become a safety risk. 
  • The lighter fluid could cause health risks. 

Gas Grill Health and Safety:

  • A gas barbeque uses a cleaner fuel type (a natural gas BBQ), reducing its health and safety risks. 

 

Cleanup and Maintenance

It’s easy to get caught up in the cooking aspects of your barbeque and forget about the cleanup and maintenance factors. 

Charcoal Grill Clean-Up: 

A charcoal barbeque requires routine maintenance, regular ash disposal, and grate cleaning. 

Gas Grill Clean-Up: 

A gas barbeque requires: 

  • Routine maintenance
  • A routine check on the propane tank or gas line. 
  • A regular cleaning of the grill grates, drip pan and flavour bars. 

 

Cost 

Lastly, the cost is a huge consideration when selecting a new barbeque. 

Charcoal Grill Cost: Less Expensive 

  • With far fewer components than a gas barbeque, a charcoal barbeque is definitely the cheaper option. They sell for as little as $25!

Gas Grill Cost: More Expensive 

  • A gas barbeque is much pricier - ranging from $500-1500. With advanced features, they can even go as high as $2,000!

 

Shop Our Napoleon Barbeque Line at Campeau Heating

See Our Selection 

Are you ready to expand your kitchen skills outdoors with our incredible Napoleonoutdoor products? Get in touch with our Campeau Heating team today to find the best BBQ for your backyard grill!

Our Napoleon Gas Grill Line

  • Napoleon Prestige PRO Series Gas Grills 
  • Napoleon Gas Grill - Prestige Series 
  • Napoleon Rogue SE Series 
  • Napoleon Rogue Series

Our Napoleon Charcoal Grill Line

  • Napoleon Charcoal Grills 
  • Napoleon Apollo Series 

 

Get Ready For Summer Grilling With Campeau Heating in Sudbury, Ontario! 

Get your BBQ apron on and grab a flipper - Summer is almost here!

Still not sure which barbeque suits your cooking style, budget and taste? We are here to help!

You can reach out to our Campeau Heating team at 705-560-2441 or contact us online!

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Tips & Advice on Saving Money

Looking for new and proactive ways to save money? Campeau Heating wants to make sure you are exposed to the right resources that everyone should take note of. Please click here to learn more. If your looking specifically for ways to save money on a new gas barbecue grill this summer please click here.

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