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Careful of These Common Air Conditioning Issues

May 14th, 2018

air-conditioner-techAs the weather starts to warm up, you’re probably going to start using your air conditioner more and more often to stay comfortable on a daily basis. Added usage means added strain on the system, which in-turn means more chances for problems of various kinds to develop. Preventive maintenance will help keep the odds of chances cropping up low, even during the summer. However, you still need to keep an eye out for any signs that the system is malfunctioning. Even with preventive maintenance, your air conditioner can develop issues under certain circumstances. The following are some of the more common air conditioning problems, and their symptoms.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner Before Summer?

April 30th, 2018

Air-conditionerWe’re finally starting to get some warm weather, and before long summer will be upon us. That makes now the perfect time to decide whether or not you should replace your air conditioner. If your current air conditioner isn’t up to the task of keeping you cool for another season, it’s better to replace it now than to wait for it to break down on you in the middle of a heatwave. Not sure if you need a new air conditioning system? Read on for some factors that might help you decide.

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It Might be Time for a New Furnace

April 16th, 2018

gas-burnerWe still have a fair amount of cold weather left before the days start to heat up consistently. You’re likely still using your furnace to keep warm on a regular basis. Now is the ideal time to start evaluating your furnace, and figure out whether or not you should replace the system before the next winter starts. If you do need to replace your furnace, it’s best to do it now rather than wait until the last minute. Read on to find out more about how to tell if you need a new furnace installed in your home.

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Get the Best of Both Worlds with a Dual Fuel Heating System!

April 2nd, 2018

furnace-techHeat pumps are quite popular among homeowners across the country, due to their ability to provide both heating and air conditioning functions. While this does save quite a bit of money on monthly climate control costs, it does introduce a number of factors that you need to consider in colder climates like Vancouver. Fortunately, there is a way to get all the benefits of using a heat pump with none of the drawbacks: a dual fuel heating system!

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Want to Know How a Ductless Mini Split Can Benefit You?

March 19th, 2018

DuctlessIf you’re looking for a new air conditioner before summer starts, you have a lot of different options to choose from. You probably have several different system types that could cool your home just fine. You shouldn’t just pick the first system you find that could work, though. You should try and find a system that provides the most benefits while meeting your unique cooling needs, which means you’re going to need to look a bit more closely at your various options. Have a look below at ductless mini splits, and the advantages they have to offer.

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How Your Heat Pump is Affected by Cold Weather

March 5th, 2018

Winter-HomeWe’ve got a fair amount of cold weather left in the season before the days start to warm up, which means you’re probably still using your heater on a regular basis.

If you have a heat pump installed in your home, there are a couple of different things that you should know about how the system operates in cold weather. If you’re lucky, you won’t have to deal with any of these issues. Still, it’s a good idea to know about them, so you can act quickly in-case one of them happens.

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Furnace Short Cycling: What It Is and Why You Should Worry About It

February 19th, 2018

gas-burnerThere are a lot of different problems that can afflict furnaces, some of which are more dangerous than others. One furnace issue, though, should always prompt an immediate call for repair. That problem is short cycling. Short cycling doesn’t necessarily pose a threat to your health, but it can absolutely destroy the furnace if it isn’t properly addressed in time. Read on to find out more about short cycling, what causes it, and why you should have it dealt with as soon as possible.

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What You Need to Know About Heat Pump Maintenance

February 5th, 2018

Heat-PumpHeat pumps have a lot of advantages to offer when it comes to climate control. However, they also have certain requirements for things like maintenance that other climate control systems don’t.

If you’re using a heat pump for climate control in your home, you should know what these unique requirements are so that you can keep your system in good shape. Let’s go over why maintenance is so important for maintaining your heat pump, and why you need to schedule it more often than with other systems.

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Why is My Furnace Making Weird Noises?

January 22nd, 2018

Burner-AssemblyGenerally, hearing strange noises from various parts of your house indicates that you should investigate them. You know, your air conditioner, your furnace, that weird basalt chest carved with unnerving frescoes you found in your attic when you moved in.

We can’t really help you with that last one, but for this blog post we’re going to focus on the furnace. Odd furnace noises are typically an indication that the system is malfunctioning in some way. Have a look below to find out more about what causes strange noises, and what you can do about them.

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Why is My Furnace Not Heating?

January 8th, 2018

gas-furnaceIf your furnace isn’t heating, well, what do you even have it for? Before you have it replaced, though, you should have a professional have a look at it to make sure that it can’t be repaired. There are a lot of different factors that can impact the heating efficiency of your furnace, most of which can be taken care of by a professional technician without replacing the entire system. Have a look at some of those issues below, and the warning signs that accompany them.

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