Monday, February 27, 2017
Your furnace is responsible for keeping your home warm, but it is the job of the rest of your home’s ventilation features to keep the warm air inside. If you own a multi-story home, you may have trouble maintaining warmth because of ‘stack effect’
The stack effect explained
The stack effect is a condition where the entire house acts like a giant chimney, pushing warm air upwards until it eventually leaves the structure. It occurs because of the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures. Cold air is denser than warm air, so when cold air enters the home from the first floor, warm air is displaced to the top. This airflow actually pulls more cold air in, worsening the stress on your home’s heating system.
When stack effect becomes a problem
If the airflow is strong, thus puts undue pressure on cracks, deteriorated masonry, cracked weather stripping, and other vulnerable areas. With constant pressure, these leak sources can become larger, intensifying the airflow and worsening your energy loss problem. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2mPa12n
Friday, February 24, 2017
April is the time for flowers and all things spring. It’s also a great time to replace an old, decrepit water heater. So how do you know if your water heater needs replacing? Edmonton HVAC professionals share with you the five biggest telltale signs to watch out for.
It’s past its lifespan
A well-maintained water heater can function properly up to ten years—twelve to fifteen years if you really want to push it. If yours is close to or over a decade old, it’s likely that performance has degraded considerably. Avoid having to deal with the hassles of an unexpected breakdown by replacing your old unit this spring.
You get higher energy bills
If you observe a considerable increase in your energy bills despite your water heater usage staying consistent, your water heater’s age could be the culprit. As mentioned, water heater efficiency drops with time, and so it needs to consume more energy to provide you with the same amount of hot water you’re used to. When your heater starts making a huge impact in your energy bills, it’s time to think of replacing it. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2nAxGrV
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Toilet clogs are a problem that all homeowners must eventually face. And while your favorite Edmonton plumbing companies will always be there to help, most of the time, this is a job that you can handle on your own. With a little practice and the right tools, even a home repair newbie can get unclog a toilet in minutes.
A plunger is your best friend
It pays to have a plunger at home for those toilet emergencies. In the event that your toilet gets clogged, having a plunger can save you from all that foul smell. There generally two plunger types in the market—with flange and without. Choose the one with a flange as these are specifically designed for toilets.
Use liquid dish soap
Liquid dish soap can lubricate whatever’s blocking your toilet and make them slippery enough to slide away. To use, pour a generous amount of liquid dish soap into the bowl and let it settle. After a few minutes, pour hot water in to push the lubricated clog away. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2mODhGE