Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Now that the summer season is upon everyone once again, checking on your furnace might be the last thing in your mind right now. It's no wonder that some homeowners get the shock of their lives when, after months of collecting dust, they turn on their furnaces only to find that it no longer works. This is why it's important to check on your furnace as soon as summer comes to avoid such nasty surprises. For one, it may already be the most opportune time to have your furnace replaced with a newer, more energy-efficient model. Furnace service providers can help you out in deciding whether your furnace needs replacement or not by listing down these factors that you'll need to watch out for.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Without a furnace, obtaining hot water and enjoying a warm home in the winter within seconds would be impossible. When these systems become damaged or worn out, they will eventually need to be replaced. Some property owners are wary about such a task due to the perceived costs involved. However, modern professionals who provide bespoke furnace replacement in Edmonton are able to offer some distinct advantages. What are these benefits and what can they provide to a home?
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
When talking about plumbing problems in the home, most homeowners think about the kitchen and bathroom sinks, and toilet. What they don’t remember is that the bathtub is just as important. The tub in your bathroom can experience the same drainage problem as the rest of the plumbing in the home. A tub has drain and sewer pipes that connect to the septic or sewer system. There is also has a U-shaped pipe that prevents the sucking back of sewer gases into the home. In situations where this drainage system starts acting up, the services of plumbing experts in Edmonton will come in handy.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The most common problem with ageing Edmonton heating systems is a pilot light that keeps going out. The pilot light is the burning flame you notice on your furnace when it’s on and it is the one that ignites the burner. This is a problem that is very common in both commercial and residential settings. There are different reasons a pilot light would keep turning off. Understanding the common problems linked to that is helpful. Here are three possible reasons.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Usually, water heater problems become self-evident over time in an Edmonton home. However strange it may sound, the moment your unit malfunctions, the water gets too hot. At that point, it could mean that your thermostat may have malfunctioned; and therefore, allowing the system’s heating element to stay on the whole time instead of giving on and off cycles as needed. One sign of this problem is steaming hot water that leaves the faucet. During summer, this problem may go unnoticed when you limit the use of hot water. Understand that scalding hot water is a major problem. That kind of water could be too hot and cause burns or lead to pressure issues in hot water tanks.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
It's easier than an Edmonton home owner or apartment tenant might think to save on air conditioning costs. The tips below are either easy to follow in day-to-day life, or applicable only on occasion. Used properly, air conditioning can save you money in terms of the productivity you regain! Close your windows This tip is as simple as it is effective. Leave your windows closed during the day, but turn your air conditioning off and open them at night. Depending on how much of a draft your home gets, this may be less useful: take note of less drafty days and run floor fans or something similar overnight instead.
Friday, June 10, 2016
A sewer drain clog can be a major problem in your Edmonton home. Such a problem can block off your pipes, leaving the waste and water with no exit route. What results is waste matter and water finding their way back into your home. The moment you notice a sewer drain clog, call in professional Edmonton drain cleaners immediately. Do not use any of your plumbing systems until the repairs are complete. That means that you should not use your washing machine, flush the toilet, or use any water source until the clog has been removed. Look out for the following signs.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Homes in Edmonton can stay as comfortable as their occupants want them if there’s a humidifier installed. If you live in a place where the air gets too dry, then a humidifier will make life bearable, particularly during winter. Dry air is uncomfortable and can also cause respiratory problems, dry skin, and static. Such air condition may also pose a risk on some furniture. Dry air can also degrade the integrity of your home, especially if it has a wooden floor.