Tuesday, June 6, 2017

KEEPING YOUR HOME COOL AND COZY: AIR CONDITIONING FEATURES AND MAINTENANCE TIPS

While it is known that winters can be extreme in Alberta, the summers may be just as unbearable, too. Humid days prevent people from venturing outdoors, and they often seek refuge in the cooling comforts of their home AC systems. As reported by Statistics Canada, residents in this province maintain the right level of comfort in their abodes by installing central air conditioning units, by having fans around the house, or by keeping their windows and drapes closed during summer.

Having a reliable AC system at home entails maintenance and wise usage on everyone’s part. There are recommended ways to operate air conditioning units without excessively impacting the environment or consuming too much energy. Knowing about such aspects of your AC units will help you choose a type that will serve your home for many years to come.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

ACT FAST AND GET PROFESSIONAL DRAIN CLEANING SERVICES FOR YOUR HOME

If not addressed right away, excess water in your home can bring about other side effects that can be more costly to repair. Clogs can cause water to seep into your floors and walls, causing water damage, molds, and even electrical problems. You and your family may be inconvenienced by a foul smell, and this may pose additional health risks as well.

The Top Culprits behind Clogged Drains

After a bout of heavy rains, you may notice water accumulating in your driveway or garden. Perhaps your outdoor drainage has become clogged with dead leaves and dirt. It may be possible that plants or tree roots have grown over it, preventing water from passing through.

Likewise, indoor drains can be afflicted with a host of problems that are bit trickier to tackle. Kitchen sinks often have a buildup of leftover food and grease, making it difficult for water to effectively drain off. In the bathroom, the sink can overflow because of hair or products like soap and toothpaste clogging the drain.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

HOT WATER TANKS ARE MODERN NECESSITIES IN THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD

If you are a resident of Alberta, chances are you’re no stranger to the below zero temperatures of winter. With these extreme weather conditions, it isn’t any wonder why homeowners are very dependent on an ample supply of hot water. It is therefore incumbent for everyone to keep their water heaters in topnotch shape.

Identifying Common Hot Water Tank Issues

A hot water tank fills itself with water before it starts heating its contents. In some cases, the water isn’t hot enough or it may be too hot. First check the temperature setting and adjust it as needed. Otherwise, a gas leak or an electrical issue may be to blame for the tank's inadequate performance.

Your tank, on the other hand, may not be producing enough hot water. For instance, after someone uses the shower or bath, the next person to bathe or wash must wait until the hot water is replenished. Such is a concern in many large Canadian households with fluctuating yet frequent water usage.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Experienced Plumbers Can Help You with the Common and Uncommon Problems in your Home

A plumbing system gone awry, right along with a complete electrical failure, deals an inconvenience unmatched by any other systemic snafu in a household. Just think about not having a proper supply of water to bathe, flush a toilet, or even brush your teeth? Its span when it comes to daily exigencies is nearly infinite. Therefore, it’s necessary to ensure that your plumbing system is always in good working order. Problems, no matter how minor you think they may be, should be addressed promptly to prevent them from ballooning.

Particular plumbing problems especially need your attention and immediate action.

Clogged Drain

A clogged drain can be a nuisance. It can come with a gurgling sound, slow-draining water, odd toilet bowl levels, and repugnant odors. If you can see what’s causing the blockage, you can try purging the culprit. However, you must be careful and not worsen the problem with your attempted remedy as it can only result in more expensive repairs.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

How to Show Some Love and Care for Your Home’s Heating System

Many homeowners tend to take their heating system for granted until the cold weather starts. After all, it is only when you need the heater that you start to even think about it. Because it has been mostly ignored over summer, it can throw fits when winter finally rolls around, and long after a maintenance check could have prevented the problem.

A heating system needs constant attention. By giving it some TLC once in awhile, you can actually keep it in shape all year long to prevent problems that might require a spendy, emergency repair.

Schedule Regular Professional Checks

Even while not using your heater, you need to get your heating system checked periodically. This should be done by a Spruce Grove professional who knows where to look and what to do should a problem be detected. Old heaters are more prone to system issues and may be reluctant to turn on after a long period of inactivity. Regular professional maintenance is especially needed for older heating systems.

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