Thursday, April 30, 2015

Heat Islands in Canada's Cities

The task of providing air conditioning services in residential and commercial locations is more difficult for Edmonton HVAC pros because of the dynamics of heat and urban areas. Many of Canada’s cities are heat islands. The structures, concrete surfaces and roadways add tremendous amounts of heat to the local atmosphere, more than in surrounding areas.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Options for Eradicating Roots from Pipes

A comfortable home in northern or central Alberta is not just about how your space is arranged and decorated to feel cozy and inviting. Much of what makes a home or any structure intact in its integrity of design and function is how things are working internally, that is, the wires behind the walls and the fittings and pipes under the boards and around the foundations.  You want your hot water on demand when you shower after a hard, long day, so you want to make sure your plumbing system is operating in top form.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Plumbers Promote Green Practices

Some Edmonton plumbers have made commitments to practice green policies and promote water saving devices, fixtures, and practices among clients and customers. These valuable contributions to public education and awareness are essential to an effective water conservation policy. Green practices conserve water, reduce waste, and reduce energy usage. They involve using high-efficiency plumbing fixtures in residential and commercial locations to promote lower water consumption. Tankless water heaters, for example, avoid the wasteful practice of continuously heating a large volume of water when not in demand.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Off-Season Furnace Check

There is never a bad time to check a furnace to make sure it is in sound condition. Edmonton plumbingand heating experts probably found the demand for heating system repairs to be at its peak during the height of the cold weather season. The beginning of spring still has enough chilly days and nights to involve home heating, but it also allows enough downtime to get a thorough inspection of the system, with particular emphasis on leaks and the combustion chamber. Leaks in furnaces and heating systems can affect the health and safety of occupants, as chemical residues can build up in indoor environments.

Modern technology has improved the furnace inspection process with the addition of infrared cameras that can check for leaks, determine the condition of the combustion chamber, and pinpoint areas for repairs. With a real-time view, highly trained technicians can look for cracks, splits and points of excessive wear. The technology also allows technicians to measure the combustion process to detect problems with fuel usage and efficiency.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Drain Problems: DIY or Plumber?

Clogged drains have the potential to become expensive repair jobs if you don’t take care of them. You can try tackling a clogged drain yourself; but if your plumbing skill level is not up to par, that may not be a good idea. The best way to fix your plumbing problem is to call in a professional plumber to repair it.
When drainage systems clog, you may notice water draining slower and slower. Sometimes, drains can also get clogged up all of a sudden. You might wake up one morning only to suddenly realize your tub won’t drain or your toilet won’t flush. In any case, clogged plumbing can be an utter nightmare. , You want the problem fixed as soon as possible.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Water Heater in Edmonton Helps Keep You Fresh throughout the Cold Day

Weather in Edmonton, Alberta can be quite chilly this time of year with expected frosty air and frigid snow outdoors. During this long winter season, Canadians equip their houses with heating mechanisms like water heaters to stay warm throughout day. Warm water throughout the house keeps residents cozy despite the wintry temperature outdoors. Commonly identified as large aluminum tanks, water heaters are typical fixtures inside the house with a heating system to provide warm water to your home. A “tankless” water heater design is now becoming popular in some households for its portable nature while still as useful as the tank. However, a hot water tank is still considered most practical for its rigid and stable structure which is usually placed in the basement or laundry room.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Plumbing Companies in Edmonton Provide Drain Maintenance in Houses

Ignoring early signs of a clogged drainage system could lead to serious damages in your house, with water overflowing everywhere. From indoor floods to harmful mold growth, clogged drainage is a primary cause for water damage that needs immediate fixing. To prevent this water disaster, you may want to have a basic know-how of drainage systems. The main purpose of your drainage system is to discharge or lead all waste water to the sewer or a septic tank, if you have one, through the pipes under your house. Components like vents and traps make up the whole system ensuring removal of waste materials from your home into sewage treatments. All of your sinks and toilets are called fixtures that wash away these waters into the drainage system.

Helpful Tips for Choosing an HVAC Professional

You want to enjoy your home throughout the different seasons. This means that your heating and air conditioning systems should perform without fail. If you are on the process of choosing an HVAC expert to service your home, you need to be confident with your selection.
Problems with your HVAC system can mean freezing winter nights and scorching summer days for your family. If you’re looking to have your HVAC system repaired, upgraded, or replaced, choosing the right HVAC professional will be important. With the right person for the job, you can be sure that you will have someone you can count on taking care of your HVAC problems.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Edmonton Heating Needs: Call the Pros to Learn About Your Best Options

The province of Alberta has a dry climate with not much of the humidity that usually accompanies summer, and summer nights are quite cool. On the other hand, Alberta experiences very cold winters, and its snow seasons are quite long. To keep warm during this period, residents have several options in heating Edmonton or Stony Plain homes, including a heat pump and a furnace. Both are equally effective, but if you are looking to install a new heating system, certain factors can help determine which would be better suited to your needs. The one thing that a heat pump and a furnace has in common is that they both heat air and distribute this around the home, unlike boilers which heat water to produce steam for heating. A heat pump gets heat from outside air, while a furnace produces heat by using flame to warm air. One of the factors in deciding between the two would be the climate.

You Should Have Your Edmonton Air Conditioning Checked This Spring

Winter has finally given way to spring. According to The Advertiser, “The Better Business Bureau recommends planning ahead now, while temperatures are low, to make sure that your air conditioner is working properly when temperatures begin to rise.” This is because during spring, air conditioning service providers usually don’t have as many jobs and can more easily be hired to perform any checks and repairs for air conditioning in Edmonton homes. It is also the best time to prepare ahead for summer, when air conditioning will be most needed. Hiring air conditioning services shouldn’t be done hastily; indeed, this is one mistake that most consumers make. Before you commit to one, it is important to do some research and learn more about the company’s background and history, as well as if they are licensed and insured; the former is to make sure that they are qualified to get the job done and the latter is to reassure you that they’re covered in the event of accidents on your property.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Edmonton Plumbing Pros Can Help Address Causes of Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure can certainly be a cause of irritation among householders in Edmonton or anywhere else. It makes even some of the most routine tasks like dishwashing and showering frustrating and time-consuming. Before you can deal with this common plumbing issue, you should first try to find out what could be causing it so you can seek the appropriate remedy. Low water pressure may be caused by any of a number of large and small plumbing issues. For instance, faulty pressure regulators may be to blame. A pressure regulator is a small, bell-shaped device typically installed below a home’s main valve or near the water meter. While primarily designed for heavy duty, they’re not immune to failure. Test your pressure regulator by installing a pressure gauge, then compare the gauge’s reading against that of the set pressure on the regulator. If it this is lower, then the regulator may need to be replaced.