Sunday, 8 February 2015
Generally, a well-maintained furnace in Winnipeg has a lifespan of around 20 years. Once it reaches the end of the road, or a major problem forces your hand, you have no choice but to purchase a replacement. If this is you will be replacing furnace for the first time, the entire process may seem like a herculean task. Of course, it’s easy to simply choose a forced-air furnace. After all, it’s the most common type throughout the country, present in roughly two-thirds of all Canadian homes. While a force-air furnace may meet the needs of the majority, there is no guarantee it is the right choice for your home. When purchasing a furnace, heating experts like Bison Plumbing recommend you keep the following factors in mind:
Friday, 6 February 2015
It is never a good sign whenever any of your home appliance starts to emit loud noises each time you turn it on. This is especially true for your home air conditioner. Loud noises can only add to your stress when you turn on your air conditioner in Winnipeg at the end of the day. More than this, the noise could be a sign that something is wrong with your AC, or some of its parts. Here are a few things you can do to determine what could be causing the noise from your AC unit.
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
This winter is turning out to be colder than normal for Canada residents, including those in Winnipeg. It is thus very important to ensure your water heating system is in good condition and can work efficiently throughout the season. An extreme winter, however, also often means high energy bills, as space and water heaters are used for longer periods, and in more occasions than normal. To help keep your utility bills down as much as possible, you may want to consider adopting certain measures, including those discussed below. These will not only help in saving energy, but can also protect your heating system from overuse.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Does your plumbing produce a loud noise when you shut off a faucet? Most likely, that is what plumbers call a water hammer, which happens when a quickly-moving jet of water travels down a pipe and comes into contact with a closed valve. The resulting loud thud comes from the shock wave the impact creates, which should not happen if your plumbing has well-functioning air chambers in place.