Posted On: Oct 14, '21
We put a lot of focus into the preparations to avoid a fire - but what happens when you're caught in one?
It's important to prepare for all aspects of a home fire, especially with kids. Here are some tips direct from a Fire Chief to get found safely in a fire.
If your exits are blocked and you can't get out, making sure Firefighters know where you are is the top priority!
- Get to the lowest point in either a bedroom or a room with a window
- Close the door and place something along the bottom to prevent smoke from entering
- If there's a window that can be opened, open it. If it can't, use a blanket or pillows to break it and cover all the sharp edges.
- Having a flashlight and/or whistle available in kid's bedrooms is paramount for being found! Teach them to shine that flashlight out a window and blow their whistle as loud and long as they can. A house fire can be incredibly loud when burning so being louder is important.
- Lastly, Fire fighters can look big and scary, but a house fire is never the time for hide and seek. Teach kids to stay by the window, not under the bed or in a closet. It will make them easier to be found and easier to be rescued!
With these tips, and by listening to your local fire department, you can prevent dangerous situations and harm.
Posted On: Oct 7, '21
October is Fire Safety month and AMRE wants you, your family, and your business to be safe. We've put together our annual Fire Safety Flyer for you with helpful products and tips to master fire safety.
Do you know the sounds of safety?
- A continued set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out.
- A single “chirp” every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.
- All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.
- Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms
- A continuous set of four loud beeps—beep, beep, beep, beep—means carbon monoxide is present in your home. Go outside, call 9-1-1 and stay out.
- A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be replaced.
- CO alarms also have “end of life” sounds that vary by manufacturer. This means it’s time to get a new CO alarm.
- Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.
For Tenants with Sensory or Physical Disabilities
- Install a bedside alert device that responds to the sound of the smoke and CO alarms. Use of a low frequency alarm can also wake a sleeping person with mild to severe hearing loss.
- Keep pathways like hallways and exits lit and free from clutter to make sure everyone can get out safely.
- Ensure emergency signage and backup lighting is in working order at all times.
Posted On: Aug 19, '21
Due to the unprecedented demand, supply, and logistics constraints Colony series toilets are unavailable for reorder. Colony toilets currently in stock are while quantities last.
Search our Toilets category for alternatives!
Posted On: Aug 17, '21
Changing your air filter regularly is the best way to maintain the health of your lungs and your HVAC system. But how regular is regularly?
Depending on your home, occupancy, area, and more it can vary between 12 months and just 45 days!
A good rule of thumb is to check your filter every season, but here are some rough guidelines depending on your home.
Vacation Homes or Single Occupant Homes with no pets
Every 6 - 12 Months
Ordinary Suburban Homes with no pets
Every 90 Days
Home with 1 dog or cat
Every 60 Days
More than one pet or anyone with allergies
Every 20 - 45 Days
Maintaining your Air Filter is a great way to maintain both the appliances that move your air and the air itself! Find the air filter you're looking for with great deals - but time is running out! See the flyer here and start your journey to cleaner air.
Posted On: Aug 6, '21
If you're looking to make your home or business as efficient as possible, Filtration Group IAQ's Green Pleat Air Filters are the top choice. These filters meet the requirements necessary to gain points toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building rating system; helping you meet the certifications you need for a better tomorrow.
With exceptionally high MERV 13 efficiency, you don’t have to make a choice between cost effective and eco-friendly.
Here are some benefits to Green Pleat filters:
Advanced, dual-component, synthetic air media
• Charged fibers immediately trap contaminants
• Resulting dust cake enhances traditional filtration
• Promotes high filtration during entire life cycle
• High efficiency filtration in compact depth
– Low resistance to air flow
– Reduced energy costs
– Eliminates need to retrofit to achieve a higher MERV rating
– Provides points toward LEED certification
– Keeps coils and ductwork much cleaner
– Quickly traps pollen, allergens & contaminants
All these features make them the perfect option for office and retail spaces, manufacturing and distribution, educational facilities, doctor offices, hospital, hotels, and homes.
Learn more about Green Pleat filters here; and from our August Vendor Spotlight the Filtration Group.
Posted On: Aug 3, '21
When was the last time you changed your Furnace Filter?
If it's been longer than a few months, you may be over due! Especially if you have allergies, asthma, or pets in the home. Changing your air filter can have a full range of benefits outside of just cleaning up your air, here are some of the top reasons to change it up:
1. Cut Down On Dust - Your HVAC system is a trap for collecting dust. If your filter is over filled, it could be letting more dust particles through. Cleaning the air filter allows it to grab more and keep it from re-entering your home.
2. Reduce Maintenance Costs - While it may not always lead to system failure, a dirty air filter can put unnecessary stress on your HVAC system, causing costly repairs down the road. Ensuring that only clean air is moving through is the best way to keep your home running smoothly.
3. Clogs Cost - An entirely clogged air filter won't just cause potential issues it will make your system work even harder day to day. This can increase the stress on both the HVAC system AND YOU - harder working systems mean higher energy bills.
4. A Healthy Filter is a Healthy You - Cleaning your filter is great for your heating and cooling, but also for your health. Dust, dander, and even mold are kept at bay by a clean air filter. All of these can affect your respiratory health, especially for those with underlying conditions or allergies. Keeping it clean is the best way to ensure the air your breathing is clear.
If you want to avoid these issues and more, Filtration Group is here to help! As our August Vendor Spotlight, the Filtration Group offers a wide variety of air filters to fit you and your HVAC system's needs.
Find the filter you're looking for in our Vendor Spotlight flyer!
Posted On: Jun 29, '21
This Summer has already broken Canadian heat records and keeping your home from doing the same has become a high priority! No matter the size of your home, PerfectAire has the right air conditioner for you.
These AC units install right in your window to provide comfort and versatility, without having to make larger renovations.
Featuring NEW U-Shaped Window Air Conditioners. Innovative U-shaped design makes opening and closing windows possible even with the unit installed.
These AC units make for a more permanent solution to your Summer blues. Installed through the wall; they save space and give your windows some freedom.
Whether you're moving from room to room or can't install a full AC unit, portables are here to help! They can help cool down your space just as easily as a Window or Wall unit, but feature a more compact style and caster wheels - making them easy to move around as required.
The PerfectAire specialty, Mini-Splits are an exciting combination of easy to install and powerful. No ducts? No problem. These mini-split quick connect kits deliver all-year comfort with none of the fuss that comes with traditional heating and cooling.
With the right Air Conditioner your space becomes a safe haven from the Summer. Be prepared for the hottest part of the seasons with PerfectAire.
Posted On: Apr 28, '21
A broken appliance is a hassle, especially when it disrupts your dinner plans. AMRE is proud to introduce our Oven and Stove Repair & Replace series!
Find a full playlist of videos giving you the knowledge you need to understand your Range, troubleshoot problems, and create solutions with the following video types:
"How it Works" videos - (general knowledge and lists some of the common problems)
"Troubleshooting" videos - (focuses on symptoms and often tests multiple parts with a multimeter)
"Testing & Replacement" videos - (these focus on the testing, removal, and installation of a single part with more detail)
Find these in two playlists
Electric Stoves: Electric Stove - Troubleshooting & Repairs
Electric Ovens: Electric Oven - Troubleshooting & Repairs
Not sure where to start? Take a look at how an Electric Range Works!
Posted On: Apr 28, '21
It's time you've enjoyed Showering Re-engineered! With advanced spray technology, Nebia by Moen is engineered for optimal warmth, rinsing and body coverage. Discover a superior shower experience while saving almost half the water.
Nebia's patented spray technology creates the sensation of more water using atomization while actually using less. This means each drop of water works harder to get you clean, refreshed, and ready to take on the day!
Here are some of the great features and benefits you'll find with Moen's Nebia Shower:
Nebia’s proprietary H₂Micro™ technology atomizes water into millions of micro droplets, making less water feel like so much more. The experience is unlike any other, blending the best of a steam room and a traditional shower.
Despite their small size, our atomized water droplets are mighty. They move 3X faster than droplets from a standard shower, ensuring they effectively rinse shampoo out of even the thickest of hair.
Saves water and $
Nebia showers save between 45-65% of water compared to standard showers, setting a new standard for water savings in the home and lowering your water bill.
View the full line of Nebia by Moen Showerheads with AMRE Supply, and celebrate a new vendor spotlight month with great deals!
Posted On: Mar 2, '21
Over a year inside and air quality has never been more important. Supco pairs with Universal Solutions to bring you Clear Blue Indoor Air Quality products.
Clear Blue units create pure air, naturally and add an additional cleaning element to a standard filtration system. Clear Blue does this by using the natural elements of Ultravioletet (UV) light that are also emitted by the sun. Through innovative, safe, and environmentally friendly practices, these UV air treatment systems cleanse residential air without the use of harmful ozone. Clear Blue is designed to meet the growing consumer demand for clean air within the home.
Choose the UV Coil Cleaner that works best for you:
UUV-CBA: Clear Blue Advanced 16" UV Germicidal Coil Cleaner.
Destroy mold and their associated odours. Improves energy efficiency and can be mounted in various scenarios. Fully enclosed aluminum ballast housing. Over & under voltage indication. Ballast & lamp status indication. Supplied with 4-foot wires. 4.5” L x 2.25” H x 1.25” D
UUV-CBM: Clear Blue Master 16" UV Germicidal Coil Cleaner.
Destroy mold and their associated odours. Improves energy efficiency and can be mounted in various scenarios. 3” LCD-lit display provides real-time system status, days left until next lamp replacement, countdown purifier animation, lamp out & ballast out visual alarm, and contractor call-back indicator. 3.5” W x 4.5” H x 2.75” D
UUV-CBM-PCO: Clear Blue PCO 16" UV Germicidal Coil Cleaner.
Photocatalytic Oxidation filter captures and destroys odours. Destroy mold, bacteria, and viruses. Improves energy efficiency and can be mounted in various scenarios. 3” LCD-lit display provides real-time system status, days left until next lamp replacement, countdown purifier animation, lamp out & ballast out visual alarm, and contractor call-back indicator. 3.5” W x 4.5” H x 2.75” D PCO Filter: 2.5” W x 1” H x 14” L
Posted On: Mar 2, '21
Introducing our March Spotlight Vendor: Supco!
Supco isn't just a leader in Non-OEM equivalents, they're a tech's best friend. Get the tools you need for project success along with your replacement parts. Shoulder dolly's, cleaning kits, epoxy, testers and introducing TechLink compatible meters!
Supco TechLink brings technology and technicians together with an all in one app that connects to the test instruments you need.
Connect - Connect one or more connected test instruments and save to the App’s toolbox for remote monitoring. The toolbox will display basic readings from the connected instrument.
View - Real-time viewing of target, min/max, and average measurements on a combination analog/digital interface. Measurements are logged and available to view on a trending line graph for analysis.
Save - A record button allows you to log data and measurements until you stop it. Once stopped, the log will save measurements for further analysis.
Diagnose - Guided tests and diagnostics take the user step-by-step to properly test components, electrical circuits and systems. Help screens aid with steps and even provide product recommendations.
Connect with Compatible Clamp Meters, Vacuum Gauges, Multimeters, and Transducers. Download the app at SupcoTechLink.com.
Find these products and more in the Supco Vendor Spotlight Flyer !
Posted On: Feb 24, '21
Winter is finally on it's last legs, but thaws and freezes can leave sidewalks icy and dangerous.
Follow along with Spec Sense for everything you need to know about the proper application of Icemelt.
Here are some key points to consider:
- Start by removing snow as soon as possible. This will limit how much ice is formed.
- When choosing your icemelt, make sure to read the label to find one that works best for your location.
- Overall, it's recommended to use 100 grams per square meter. Even eco friendly options can be harmful if used in excess.
- Using coloured melts or an ice spreader provide the easiest full coverage.
- Once the melt starts working, remove the slush to prevent it from refreezing.
- Choose your mixture carefully according to the climate, area, and what kind of traffic you're expecting.
Learn more with Vance with our Spec Sense - How to Use Icemelt video.
Posted On: Feb 11, '21
Vendor spotlight deals brings you all three pieces you need for a proper Partition set up. They eliminate the need for access doors in multi residential plumbing systems and feature a Self Adjusting Spring Loaded Packing. Along with replaceable stem assemblies, these stops make maintenance a breeze!
Available in 1/2" or 3/4" these Copper and Lead-Free Brass Partition Stops are the perfect addition for renovations or new plumbing builds. Use them with the 9921 Deep Partition Plate, and don't forget to pick up a Partition key for secure water control. All available this February with dahl Vendor Spotlight deals.
For quality that is never compromised, learn more about dahl partition stops and their accessories today.
Posted On: Jan 12, '21
Switching to Betco brings a variety of new options for your cleaning routines. This month's Vendor Spotlight also highlights the importance of Floor Care! Following a strong system of products is the best way to ensure your flooring lasts throughout years of traffic and cleaning.
Step 1: Strip
A floor stripper is developed to penetrate and remove multiple coats or burnished floor finish with the minimal amount of labour. Utilizing Betco's Extreme No-Rinse Floor Stripper, you get the latest in technology that unlocks the chemical bonds of acrylic and urethane fortified floor finishes. With it's lower pH than competitive formulas, it requires no neutralizing or rinsing! Find it available in 1gallon or 5 gallon containers.
Step 2: Seal
Now that the old burnishing has been removed, it's time to reseal with a hard, durable basecoat. Betco's Acrylic Polymer Floor Sealer is designed as a basecoat to protect floors for years at a time. This sealer can be used on all types of resilient tile and terazzo floors. It's high gloss and comparable with all waterbased finishes - with none of the yellowing or powder!
Step 3: Finish
Betco Hard as Nails Floor Finish utilizes highly durable internally cross-linked polymers blended to achieve a harder floor finish film. This unique chemistry results in a high gloss, long wearing finish that cures faster and harder than any other metal-interlock finish. The perfect labour-saving advantage for educational and retail facilities who have little time for full floor burnishing.
Step 4: Maintenance
Finally, keeping up with your flooring is the best way to keep it looking freshly finished! Betco's pH7 Neutral Daily Floor Cleaner is the perfect mild cleaner to emulsify and suspend dirt for easy clean up. Controlled foam is ideal for use in auto-scrubbers, mop buckets, and pails. It won't attack, haze or dull your floor gloss which keeps it looking it's best without a film.
Find monthlong deals on these products in our Vendor Spotlight Flyer
Want to learn more? Check out our Principles of Floor Care video from our Clean Care series.
Posted On: Jan 6, '21
You care for the planet, and that’s why you try to regulate your energy outputs. But have you switched to LED light bulbs yet? Switching your bulbs can save the average household roughly $300 annually in energy costs, and will last about 20 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
You can even apply for Canada's Energy Savings Rebate Program to get rewarded for making the switch.
AMRE has every shape and size you'll need to fit the fixtures you already have in place, or find brand new styles and fully upgrade your lighting. From common A19's and T8s, to the more obscure R7S mini tubes and CA11 Candelabra in almost every colour temperature available - AMRE wants to help you economically light up your life.
Find our NEW 2021 LED Buyers Guide here and see how you can make the easy switch to LED.
Posted On: Dec 24, '20
If 2020 taught us anything, it was that properly cleaning is necessary to keeping a hygienic and sanitary space. Starting off as our first Vendor Spotlight of 2021, Betco wants you to have everything you need to keep your home and shining clean.
Find deals on Betco's GE Fight-Bac!
Now meets Health Canada's Criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Allowing you to disinfect with the environment in mind; Fight-Bac is ready-to-use and kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses when dwell time is followed.
What is Dwell Time?
It's the amount of time a product must sit on a surface in order to be most effective! Always check the Dwell time, or standing time, on your cleaning products to get the most effectiveness.
Betco's GE Fight-Bac RTU does not need to be diluted and features a different dwell time for a different level of clean:
To Clean: Apply GE Fight Bac RTU undiluted to hard, non-porous surfaces by wiping with a cloth or towel until clean. (Spot check to test for compatibility). Cleaning Instructions: Wet surface and wipe clean.
To Sanitize: Wet the surface. Let stand for 60 seconds. Wipe or let air dry. No rinsing or wiping is required, except on direct food contact surfaces which require a potable water rinse after treatment.
To Disinfect: Apply the GE Fight Bac RTU product undiluted to hard, non-porous surfaces with a cloth, mop or brush, or by immersing equipment (item) to be disinfected. Wet all surfaces thoroughly. The surface must remain wet for 5 minutes. Wipe or let air dry. No rinsing or wiping is required, except on direct food contact surfaces which require a potable water rinse after treatment. Toys: Use only on hard non-porous surfaces and rinse after treatment.
This Ready-To-Use formula is hospital grade with Citric acid as the main active ingredient. No harsh chemicals make it environmentally friendly so you can feel confident in your cleaning routine. Use it on hard surfaces like doors, walls, fixtures, metal, stainless steel, glazes porcelain/ceramic, vinyl plastic and glass! Versatility makes it perfect for Hospitals, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Health Care Facilities, Medical Offices, Day Care Centre, Schools, Nursing Homes, and Grocery Stores.
Find deals at AMRE Supply throughout the month of January for our Vendor Spotlight on Betco! Find the Flyer Here and GE Fight-Bac in 32oz, 1 gallon, and 5 gallon options!
Posted On: Nov 30, '20
Canadian Winter's are unpredictable, but the warmth in your home doesn't have to be!
Repair & Replace is here to walk you through common problems with your furnace and teach you how to find them, or when to call a professional.
Watch the video above for a full walkthrough, or check out these time stamps to narrow your issue down.
Furnace cycling on and off? Full Troubleshoot: https://youtu.be/b0sAGt-1niU
Is the draft inducer blower running? Full Repair: https://youtu.be/EsJhfFMZWJA
Does the ignitor glow? Full Repair: https://youtu.be/LAAYMOpVf-8
Is the flame sensor faulty? Full Repair: https://youtu.be/af_qRnfHFws
Does the blower fan run? Full Repair: https://youtu.be/bCGLGXyBhNE
Is the furnace overheating? Full Repair: https://youtu.be/0va_wvwfCBA
Find the full playlist here!
Posted On: Nov 30, '20
Canadian Winter's can be harsh but Emerson White Rodgers brings you Sensi Smart Thermostats to control your home climate from anywhere! Posted On: Nov 17, '20 NEW to AMRE just in time for our Gorilla Glue spotlight - Patch Tape!
Whether you're in a home office or out and about - Sensi Smart Thermostats can help keep your home the perfect temperature. Geofencing for when you're on your way, and smart assistant compatible when you're at home; there's no worry of wasted energy!
Featuring extensive compatibility with HVAC equipment already found in your home, easy to install design features, and a built-in Indoor Humidity Sensor. Choose between a touch screen or more traditional interface and take control!
Looking for more from Emerson? This month only find the lowest prices of the year! Check our Vendor Spotlight Flyer for everything you need to get your furnace back up and running, keep your home properly humidified, or to upgrade completely to control it with just your phone.
Seal, Repair, and Block out Moisture with Gorilla Glue Patch Tape
The perfect and simple solution to leaks, breaks, and more.
Gorilla Waterproof Patch & Seal Tape instantly seals out water, air and moisture. With an extra thick adhesive layer and UV resistant backing this tape conforms to form a permanent bond indoors and out. At 4" wide use it to patch holes, cracks, gaps and tears, even underwater. This makes it the perfect solution to leaky gutters, worn out RV vents, pipes and more.
All this power is easy to apply too - with three simple steps you'll be sealing off leaks and moisture in no time.
1. Keeping liner on the tape, cut to desired size. Size should be larger than the repair area, extending beyond all edges.
2. Remove the release liner and plate tape over cleaned desired repair area. Tape cannot be repositioned once applied.
3. Rub entire surface of the tape aggressively, especially around the edges.
Search 4670002 on AMRE Supply - On sale only for November's Vendor Spotlight Deal!
Posted On: Nov 17, '20
NEW to AMRE just in time for our Gorilla Glue spotlight - Patch Tape!
Posted On: Nov 6, '20
Winter is on it's way and with it comes ice. Whether you're walking down the side walk, making deliveries, or out on a call, having the right grip for the slick terrain is important. SubZero Winter Snow and Ice Cleats easily slip onto your boots or shoes to provide aggressive spikes - letting you find your grip easily.
Staying prepared for anything starts with your feet on the ground, so get ready for the Winter with SubZero Cleats!
Looking to stock up on all your Winter prep needs? Don't forget your cleats when preparing your Ice Melt, Ergonomic Snow Shovels, and Winter Gloves
Posted On: Nov 5, '20
Gorilla Glue steps in as the November Vendor Spotlight, bringing along with it the best deals of the year for all your DIY needs.
Jump on the Original Gorilla Glue - the product that started it all. Incredible holding strength and versatility, it's made for your toughest jobs. With a water activated polyurethane formula, it expands into the materials and forms an incredibly strong bond to virtually anything!
Feeling Crafty? Jump on the Gorilla Spray Adhesive and Super Glue with an easy to apply brush and nozzle. With the Spray Adhesive, you have an easy to use but heavy duty multi-purpose glue. Allowing you full coverage and even application, for projects inside and out! For extra tough or delicate jobs Gorilla Super Glue holds strong in just 10-45 seconds!
Gorilla Tapes are 3X stronger for a hold that lasts. Made with Double Thick adhesive, reinforced backing, and tough all-weather shells - it's the perfect repair solution for projects and repairs indoors and out. Available in Black, White, and Mossy Oak Camo!
Finally, we're introducing NEW Waterproof Patch and Seal Tape from Gorilla Glue! Instantly seal out water, air and moisture with an extra thick adhesive layer and UV resistant backing. It confirms to form a permanent bond indoors and out. At 4" wide you can use it to patch holes, cracks, gaps, and tears - even underwater.
Find all these products and more in our Vendor Spotlight Flyer! But act quick, these deals will only last for November.
Posted On: Oct 14, '20
Stop unattended cooking fires the second they start with FireAvert, an easy to install monitor that listens for your fire alarm and shuts off your stove to prevent fires.
Developed by FireFighter Peter Thorpe and introduced on Shark Tank, this system works in 3 simple steps.
1. Plug In the FireAvert behind the stove
2. Smoke Alarm will sound
3. FireAvert will hear the smoke alarm and shut down your stove.
There are no applications to install, no need for Wi-Fi, and no worries.
Perfect for homes, multi-family dwellings, care centres, dorms, new home construction and more. Available for 3 or 4 prong stove plugs as well as 110V appliances and gas stoves!
Find these and pig-tail extensions on AMRE Supply.
Posted On: May 12, '20
Amre Supply Branches and Call Centre will be closed Saturday May 16th to Monday May 18th for Victoria Day.
We look forward to coming back refreshed and ready to serve after the long weekend!
Posted On: May 5, '20
Summer is incoming! The time to beat the rush for cool, comfortable air is now - with Frigidaire's Home Comfort Collection of Air Conditioners. There's something to fit any room of your home, and here's what to watch for when choosing the perfect Air Conditioner.
1. Installation Difficulty:
a. Depending on your handiness with tools and a DIY attitude, you have different options for which Air Conditioner you'll get the most use out of for the least effort.
b. Generally speaking, Built-In Air Conditioners take the most work as these need to be built into a hole in your wall.
c. Window Mounted Air Conditioners are easier to install, but require an appropriately sized window (or window side curtains.)
d. Portable Air Conditioners are the easiest to get going!
2. Choose the Size:
a. Figure out the area that you need to cool. You can do this by measuring the room's width and length in feet, the multiplying those two numbers together to get the square footage. Once you have this, you can shop for the right sized Air Conditioner.
b. You can sort our Air Conditioner category by either BTU or Square Footage. Both of these are directly related to how large your space is.
3. Decide on your Energy Usage:
a. Finding an Air Conditioner that’s Energy Star approved can help keep your energy costs low.
b. Ensuring that you're using the proper sizing will also keep your Air Conditioner from working unnecessarily hard to cool the room.
4. Find a Comfortable Sound Level:
a. You can also sort our categories by Maximum Noise level. Choosing a lower decibel rating will mean a quieter Air Conditioner in your home.
With these in mind, you can choose the perfect Air Conditioner to keep your Summer cool!
Click Here to explore our selection and get a jump on a comfortable home.