Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Unusual Finds during Drain Cleaning

Domestic drains are only about 10cm wide so it's not surprising that sometimes professional drain cleaning's required. However, in Edmonton, drain cleaners are finding unusual items blocking drains, as well as the more common soap deposits, general dirt and hair.

Geothermal heating systems explained and evaluated

Geothermal heating systems use the constant earth temperature at deeper levels of 6-10 metres, unaffected by surface temperatures, to provide heat. In summer, they cool and the heat extracted from the air is carried deep into the ground for use in winter months.

A Good Water Heater for Edmonton Homes: Go Tankless or Traditional?

With winter about to arrive, it’s time for Edmonton residents to be prepared for the cold night. One of the ways to do so is to have the best water heater possible. There are two options available to those who are thinking of getting one or replacing their old one: traditional water heaters and tankless water heaters. Experienced plumbers like Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd. would have experience in installing and maintaining both. To make a decision between the two, here is some information about the two of them.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Edmonton Plumbing Companies can Help Ensure Your Drains Work Properly

Drainage maintenance is essential if you don’t want dirty water spreading out of your plumbing. Professional plumbers like Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd. can help ensure that your house’s drainage systems are in tip-top shape. There are several situations when you need to call them in to resolve problems with your drains. Here are some of them and their possible causes.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Home HVAC System Troubleshooting: Furnace Blower Wouldn’t Shut Off

Your home furnace (especially if it’s the forced hot air variant) should have a blower assembly composed of a motor and fan, which is responsible for making air circulate around your home. When the blower assembly is in optimal condition, the entire furnace works smoothly as a result. However, should it fail to work the way it was intended, there might already be problems with its inner workings.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Signs that Your Home Air Conditioning Unit Is Leaking Refrigerant

Home air conditioning units make use of refrigerant to add or remove heat from the air. As you can imagine, refrigerant plays a very important role in air conditioners, but when it leaks, it can be quite dangerous. Not only can it negatively affect the environment, it can also sicken those who come into contact with it. Fortunately, you can look out for a few signs to know whether you’re going to need the services of an Edmonton A/C professional soon.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Edmonton Plumbing: Warning Signs of an Impending Messy Sewer Back-Up

If you’ve ever experienced a sewer back-up in your Edmonton home, you would never want it to happen again. Aside from the large cost of having it all cleaned up, there’s also the matter of health risks involved if you or anyone in your home is exposed to the vile stuff. You may not be an expert plumber to know exactly how to stop it from happening but you can at least recognize the early signs. This way, you can call in the plumbing professionals so they can deal with the problem before things start to get messy.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Choosing Professional Air Conditioning Installations

When referring to Edmonton, very few will associate air conditioning with a necessary utility within the home. However, we need to recall that summer temperatures can reach as high as 34ÂșC (1). Such conditions can be very uncomfortable for the average individual while children and the elderly are placed at a particular risk. Why should professional installation companies be chosen?

Worry-Free Systems

Professional companies will only work with the most trusted brand names. As opposed to purchasing a generic unit that may be prone to faults, these modern systems are guaranteed to provide an Edmonton home with years of enjoyment with only a minimal amount of maintenance. Air conditioning units (whether standalone appliances or "central air" variants) are very real investments. It therefore only makes sense to select a firm which is able to service the latest models.

Regular Maintenance Options

Although there can indeed be times when an air conditioner suddenly fails, this is normally a rare occurrence. The vast majority of problems take place from a lack of regular maintenance (2). Trustworthy companies are able to offer these services from time to time. Even if only carried out once a year, this is an excellent way to make certain that the system is in top shape.

Air conditioning should never be considered a luxury. On the contrary, it is a necessary fixture within countless Edmonton homes. Now that this technology is quite affordable, working with a professional installation company is the best way to beat the heat.

Plumbing Emergency Services in Edmonton

Residents of Edmonton often experience plumbing emergencies. These disasters leave flooded houses and inhabitable bathrooms in their wake, making for very desperate situations. In such cases, only plumbing repair services can come to the rescue.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Edmonton Plumbers: What the Gurgling Drain is Probably Telling You

Edmonton plumbers can usually tell what is wrong with your drain just by listening to it. Here are some of the common causes of the gurgling noise coming from your drain.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Plumbers fit eco shower heads in Stony Plain

Water-saving shower heads are kind to the environment and kind to your pocket. Everybody craves a pleasant shower experience. There are many different brands of eco shower head available and choosing one might seem a little mind-boggling. Don't despair, because there are basically 2 types of technology to understand.

Treating your tap water right: reasons to look after your Edmonton home plumbing

Although not many Edmontonians realize it, Edmonton enjoys some of the highest-quality tap water in the world.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Switch to a Tankless Water Heater in Edmonton and Enjoy These Benefits

water heater edmonton, edmonton hot water tanks "As the summer slowly draws to a close, the cooling component of your HVAC systems will gradually make way for the heating sources, notably the home furnace and the water boilers. If you are still reeling from the energy bills you spent for the summer season, keep in mind that winter is but three months ahead, and another round of heavy spending might be imminent. One of the best ways to avoid this is by switching out your old water heating system for a tankless water heater in Edmonton. This device heats water instantly as it flows though it and doesn’t store any water internally, apart from what is in the heat exchanger coil. This coil is usually made from copper due to its high thermal conductivity."

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Edmonton Emergency Drain Cleaning Experts Can Avert Domestic Disasters

Plumbing problems can be very upsetting, especially when they occur at the least anticipated times, which they tend to do. Backflow not only causes a horrid mess, but it’s also a major source of potential health hazards because of all the bacteria and other microorganisms that make their homes in putrid water. This is why drainage issues need to be taken seriously at the beginning of such problems by having your local Edmonton contractor do some drain cleaning. You and your family should be protected against waste substances that are not supposed to be in your kitchen sink or bathroom. Not just because these are harmful to people’s health, but also because the stench is often unbearable.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Heating Repair: Common Problems Encountered by Forced-Air Furnaces

The forced-air furnace is the most preferred home heating system in Canada. Forced air furnaces distribute optimum indoor heat evenly throughout every room in a home through a structure of vents and air ducts. These furnaces are generally powered by natural gas, propane, oil, or electricity. Some models consume a combination of two types of fuel: wood-electric or oil-electricity. This set-up allows the forced-air furnace to meet the heating demands of homeowners during extreme weather conditions. Unfortunately, forced-air furnaces lose their efficiency as they near the end of their service life. Your furnace will eventually begin to break down, prompting the need to call a trusted heating service to come and repair the furnace. Fortunately, forced-air furnaces will exhibit warning signs before they fail.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

How to Tell If Your Central Air Conditioning Unit is Low on Freon

Your central air conditioner and refrigerator are pretty much cousins. Both appliances work the same way: they suck air in and cool it down by moving the heat from the sucked air to the refrigerant. This substance, colloquially known as “Freon”, doesn’t technically run out per se, but there are signs that indicate the need for a refill or, as air conditioning technicians in Edmonton call it, a “recharge”. Central air conditioning systems use refrigerant that can technically last a lifetime, but certain circumstances can cause issues with the coolant supply. Accidental damage, natural wear and tear, and contaminants are some of the most common reasons. One of the first things you should check for signs is the thermostat—sometimes, units simply need to be reset electronically and may not actually need a recharge at all1.