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Old 2012-10-15, 04:09 AM
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Starlane just called, the floor tiles we ordered almost a year ago are no longer in stock for our entire main level and main washroom upstairs. Maybe they should have ordered then a year ago to avoid this issue. We took a day off to drive down to Vaughan as requested by Starlane to choose new tiles, "the new collection was in" to pick from. They had 4 reject tiles that were from the 80's that no one else had picked and were leftover’s. We were forced into picking one, so we did. After a few minutes we found out it was also out of stock, so we had to pick between 3. We were told we had to pick one or our house closing could be delayed and we would have to take another day off and come back. They didn't provide us samples of our cupboards or countertops to try and matchup the tiles we were suppose to pick. We emailed our rep at Starlane, no response at all. The best part was on top of everything we were charged an upgrade fee for picking a new tile. We had no choice, in picking a new tile (they are nuts). Has anyone else experienced a similar problem? If so, any luck in dealing with Starlane?
We had to choose new main level tile as well because of a discontinuation. Our experience wasn't nearly this negative though. We were given samples of our kitchen cabinet and counter to match colours and we found one almost identical to what we chose originally. The people at the tile place were pretty helpful and made some suggestions based on the original selection. Also, the Starlane Rep (Linda) is always very quick to get back to us whenever we email. We don't always get the answer we're hoping for but she responds quickly. Was it Linda you emailed?
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Old 2012-10-15, 08:48 AM
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We had to choose new main level tile as well because of a discontinuation. Our experience wasn't nearly this negative though. We were given samples of our kitchen cabinet and counter to match colours and we found one almost identical to what we chose originally. The people at the tile place were pretty helpful and made some suggestions based on the original selection. Also, the Starlane Rep (Linda) is always very quick to get back to us whenever we email. We don't always get the answer we're hoping for but she responds quickly. Was it Linda you emailed?
I guess we had really bad luck. Yes, it was Linda I emailed, maybe I will email her again.
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Old 2013-01-17, 12:55 AM
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Hey Everyone,

We recently received a letter from the builder stating our warranty for the roof has been voided because we installed lights in the soffit (outdoor potlights). The builder says that there was insulation which was released from the soffit which can cause condensation and damage in the future. We used a professional electrician to do the job and I dont believe that there was any damage done to the roof because of the installation of those lights. Is there even supposed to be insulation over the soffit? isnt the soffit just a ventilation for the attic?
Please advise on how I should treat this matter.
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Old 2013-01-17, 05:24 PM
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this is an interesting concern, were the pot lights installed prior to the closing? if not how did the builder determine that these would void warranty? I too am interested in installing pot lights in the soffits, can we presume that we are all in the same boat?
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Old 2013-01-18, 01:07 PM
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The pot lights were installed after closing. The letter says that there was insulation released from the soffits and because contractor had their ladders on the roof; the warranty is void. Also, the pre delivery inspection for the exterior of the house was never done because of weather conditions...so how do I know if the insulation was there before or not.
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Old 2013-04-05, 06:50 PM
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Dear Building Homes Waterdown Community,

Four Season Comfort Heating and Cooling has been fortunate to provide the Building Homes community members HVAC sales and service for the last 6 years. We are pleased to announce the details of the AC Group Buy for the upcoming 2013 season. Please see the important information below to determine which air conditioner best suits your needs; just give us a call or email with your questions.

How to we determine which Air Conditioner size is best?

It is very important that your air conditioning unit is sized appropriately prior to installation. If the unit is undersized it will run continuously without reaching set point, particularly during peak hours. If the air conditioning unit is oversized, it will short cycle (turn on and off continuously) resulting in warm pockets of air in the home.
Below is a list of additional information we may require when determining how to correctly size the air conditioning unit in your home.
1. Square footage(excluding basement)
2. Ceiling height - main level and upstairs
3. Exposure(does the home back North, South, East, or West)
4. Size and number of large windows in the home

What SEER Rating or Efficiency is Best?

The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating, determines how efficient you air conditioning unit is or how much electricity it consumes. The higher the SEER numbers the more efficient the AC. Our cooling season in Southwestern Ontario is typically only 3-4 months of the year therefore I would not recommend installing a super-efficient high seer air conditioning unit as the initial capital cost takes a long time to pay off especially with a short cooling season.
For most of our clients I recommend an air conditioning unit with a SEER rating of 13, but no higher than a 14.5. The difference in savings from a 13 seer 2 ton to a 14.5 seer 2 ton is $10.00 per cooling season.
Below is a list of questions we would ask in order to determine what SEER rating is best for you.
1. Do you have an existing inefficient air conditioning unit? (If you answered yes, there are rebates available if we remove an old AC unit and replace it with a 14.5 seer or greater).
In a new subdivision this is usually not the case.
2. Are you considered a heavy user? Do you set the air conditioner in May and run it until September without turning it off? Or would you only use the air conditioner on the hot humid days?
3. What temperature do you keep your home during the cooling season?
4. Do you prefer a colder setting or just enough to remove some humidity from the air?

What products do we recommend?

There are many air conditioning manufacturers available in the market today.
Premium products – these are sold and installed through a dealer network. Licensed and certified technicians are factory trained on installation and service.
Mid- Range products – these are builder quality products sold to any HVAC company. I would be pleased to discuss the differences in product lines.
At Four Season Comfort Heating & Cooling we recommend the Premium American Standard/Trane line of products. We have installed hundreds of these cooling systems within the GTA. Both we and our clients have been very satisfied with the quality and reliability of this product line. The American Standard line of air conditioning units were rated number 1 by Consumer Reports! Other product lines are also available as well.
2013 Group Buy Pricing and Details
Below is some pricing for the American Standard/Trane 13 and 14.5 Seer units. This pricing includes complete installation with wall mounted brackets and a 15ft copper line set. Warranty is 10 years parts and 5 year labour. HST is additional.
Single Unit Pricing:

American Standard 13 SEER (Deluxe Model – gray unit) American Standard 14.5 SEER
1.5 ton $2225.00 installed 1.5 ton $2450.00 installed
2.0 ton $2300.00 installed 2.0 ton $2500.00 installed
2.5 ton $2450.00 installed 2.5 ton $2650.00 installed
3.0 ton $2600.00 installed 3.0 ton $2800.00 installed
3.5 ton $2800.00 installed 3.5 ton $3000.00 installed
4.0 ton $3000.00 installed 4.0 ton $3200.00 installed

Group Buy - Multiple Pricing Discount:
10 AC units deduct (95.00 per unit)
11-25 AC units deduct ($115.00 per unit)
26-50 AC units deduct (155.00 per unit)

In order to participate in this group buy we require a $250.00 deposit prior to May 01, 2013. Payments may be made by check or interact email money transfer. Once this deposit is received we will send an invoice showing the deposit has been received and a tentative installation date. The deposit secures your pricing as well as your installation date. On June 02, 2013 we will determine how many participants we have in the group buy and apply the necessary discount to the invoice. If the air conditioner has been installed and paid prior to June 02/13 we will refund the applicable group buy discount to our client via check, Interact or email money transfer.

MISC Products
Humidifiers
We would recommend the Honeywell line of humidifiers as well. Group buy pricing on the Honeywell HE225 for homes up to 3000sq ft is $325.00 installed. The Honeywell HE 265 for homes 3000sq ft – 4500sq ft is $395.00 installed.
Air Purification Systems
In terms of air cleaners I would recommend using a 3M filter for the first 6 months of your occupancy. I would not recommend making an investment on an indoor air quality system initially unless you are certain the ducts are clean. Once most of the construction debris has been removed from your ductwork I would recommend the Accuclean system which does not restrict air circulation like many of the media filters and other systems.

Client Testimonials
http://www.hawthornevillager.com/php...ic.php?t=24763
http://fourseasoncomfort.HomeStars.com
http://www.estatesofcreditridge.net/...y-t674-10.html

Please let us know if you have any questions, we would be happy to assist.
Best Regards,
Craig Newhouse
Four Season Comfort Heating & Cooling
Cell: 416-524-7228 Office 519-941-6995
Email: fourseasoncomfort@bellnet.ca
Web: www.fourseasoncomfort.com

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Old 2016-04-09, 03:06 PM
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Grading Deposits are now available with Starlane. Please contact Starlane, and your cheque will be sent out to you.

Tara Wilkins
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Old 2017-10-05, 02:51 PM
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NEW PHASES OPEN FOR RELEASE! What are everyones thoughts on the home prices?

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What are the prices for the detached? I've been meaning to swing by the sales office but havent been able to get out there...
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