Friday, May 30, 2014

How Air Conditioning Systems Work

Ever wondered how air conditioning systems pump out the chilly air from their guts? Here’s a basic explanation of how they cool homes (and heads) during the sweltering summer season.
In a central heating and cooling system, an air conditioner basically works like a human heart— absorbing warm air and pumping out cold air through an intricate system of ductworks. A fully functioning central cooling system has four main parts: the evaporator, compressor, condenser, and expansion device.

Edmonton Plumbers—Tips for an Environmentally Friendly Plumbing System

The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) with funding from the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) Blue Water Project, launched a nationwide water sustainability training and accreditation program for plumbers. Thanks to the training, around 44,280 licensed plumbers in Canada are now given a chance to advance water conservation and environmental awareness throughout the country.

Trusted Edmonton plumbers fully support AWE’s training initiative. Now more than ever, everyone needs to take steps toward sustainability and eco-friendliness, plumbers included. As a homeowner, there are several ways for you to transform your old-fashioned plumbing system into green plumbing.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Common DIY Plumbing Mistakes

DIY plumbing has its perks – but only if it is done right. Sad to say, there are eager but untrained homeowners who are willing to take the risk and do the plumbing on their own. The result? Messy and troublesome mistakes that would have been avoided. Here are some of them.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Replacing a Broken Toilet Flapper

Your toilet’s flapper is an important component as it stops the tank from filling up too much to overflowing. In short, a broken toilet flapper could mean trouble for your water bills. This particular component can be bought at an affordable price though, so you have little to worry about should it be damaged, you just have to know how to replace it.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Plumbing Tips: When to Replace your Pipes

Whenever there’s a plumbing problem, most people have a choice: repairs or replacements. Generally, your plumber should be able to tell you when one is needed, and when one is the more practical choice over the other. However, it never hurts to know what to expect each time a pipe bursts and you have to call in the plumber again.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Common Causes of Drain Clogs

Of all the plumbing problems your home could face, a clogged drain seems to be one of the most common. Whereas leaking toilets or burst pipes may be caused by some long-developing event that you might not have known about, clogs can be caused by something as simple as negligence, specifically, not being able to properly dispose of things like:

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fire Prevention Tips for your Heating Appliances

Stony Plain's cold climate often forces heating appliances to work overtime. With extensive usage, these implements may end up causing fires. However, proper storage, use, and maintenance of these appliances would help reduce fire hazards. Here are a few fire prevention tips for Stony Plain heating devices and furnaces.

Don’t leave anything combustible such as paper or fabric near the furnace. Allow at least three feet of free space around heaters.