Sunday, April 27, 2014

Why an A/C Unit Won't Shut Off

Most air conditioning units usually have built-in mechanisms that automatically shut off the system if the desired temperature is already met. Whenever there are problems that allow the A/C unit to continue operating without turning off, its owner must have the air conditioning unit checked. Usually, at least one of the three components have problems if this situation happens.

The Thermostat is Broken

The thermostat sets the temperature the A/C need to cool the room. If the desired temperature is reached, the thermostat sends signals to the rest of A/C to automatically shut off the system. An air conditioning unit with a broken thermostat may continue cooling the room or house beyond the set temperature. Repairing or replacing the thermostat may fix the unit.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Benefits of Having Chlorine-Free Water

Chlorination is one of the oldest and relatively inexpensive ways to disinfect water. It involves pumping chlorine, an efficient oxidizing disinfectant, into the water supply so it kills most bacteria and viruses. Though very useful, it can potentially form hazardous, organic by-products called trihalomethanes (THMs), often linked to increased risk of cancer, asthma, eczema and other diseases.

To reduce exposure to these chemicals and to eliminate chlorine from your home water system, you can utilize different chlorine removal methods. You can attach a filter to your tap, utilize activated carbon filter system and employ various devices that sift through your home's water supply.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Plumbing Problems to Solve ASAP

A running plumbing system is a sign of a home that’s “alive” in pretty much the same way your heart pumping blood throughout your body signifies that you are in fact, alive. Due to this importance, it’s only logical that homeowners see to it that any plumbing problem is fixed in the shortest time possible, something that unfortunately, not many people realize until too late. Here are some of the common plumbing problems you definitely shouldn’t ignore.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Common Causes of Water Contamination

No matter how clean you think your water supply is, there is always a chance that it can get contaminated by bacteria, chemicals, heavy metals, and other pollutants. Sometimes, contamination is caused by poor maintenance of your plumbing system; at other times it happens due to natural disasters in Canada such as floods. Either way, reliable Edmonton plumbers can help you overcome these problems by inspecting your water lines and installing reliable water filters in your plumbing system.