Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Some Do-it-Yourself Drain Cleaning Tips

Your household drainage system is important in ensuring an uninterrupted water supply. Water flows down the drain, where it is directed to water treatment and sanitation systems, then back to you. For this reason, it is important to ensure there’s no break in the cycle, so here are tips for DIY drain cleaning:

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Get an Energy-Efficient Edmonton Water Heater and Save Heating Costs

Drain the sediment.

Overtime, hot water tanks accumulate sediment, reducing their efficiency. Thus, draining the tank every three months can fix that. Residents can also turn to experienced plumbing contractors like Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd. for their other maintenance needs.

Tankless water heaters are effective in saving energy and bringing down heating costs. However, if switching to on-demand water heating equipment is not possible at the moment, homeowners can make do with their conventional type of water heater and apply methods to improve its energy efficiency.

Friday, July 4, 2014

A Guide to Water Heating Equipment

According to Natural Resources Canada, Canadians use an average of 75 litres daily for household tasks, like washing dishes and doing laundry, and showering and bathing. Simply put, water heaters are invaluable household devices. If your existing water heater is on its last legs and you’re considering getting a new one, take a look at your options below:

Drain Issues? Knowing When to Call Plumbing Companies in Edmonton

Frequent Clogs

Regular DIY drain cleaning might prevent blockages, but all too often it won’t be enough. If homeowners used DIY methods to clear their clogged drain only for the problem to resurface a few days later, then the drain will need to be inspected by experienced Edmonton drain cleaning experts.

Multiple Clogs

The kitchen sink drain is probably the most prone to congestion, especially when people don’t know that pouring used cooking oil down the sink can cause a stoppage. However, when multiple drains are clogged, the culprit may be a clog in the main drain system rather than the drain of each fixture.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Now is the Perfect Time to Modernize Your Edmonton Heating System

Fortunately, looking for an energy-efficient Edmonton heating system is easy. Recent models have all been optimized for energy efficiency. Still, that doesn’t mean that all heating systems are the same; some may be great for you and your home while others will not, so take your time when shopping for a new furnace or air conditioner.

First off, you need to understand the conversion rate for your savings. The typical energy-efficient furnace will save you around $17 for every $100 dollars you spend, i.e. if you pay $1,000 for your new unit, you can expect to save $170 on your energy bills each year. It may not seem like a whole lot, but over time, the new unit will pretty much pay for itself so don’t balk at some of the more expensive units.