Sunday, 26 April 2015
Spring has finally arrived in Winnipeg, and people who have visited the city in the last season would have figured out why Manitoba’s capital and largest city is also called “Winterpeg.” When things have frozen over in The Peg, life can be difficult. Last year’s winter saw tenants of an apartment along Maryland Street forced out of their home after their 80-year-old heater broke down. Who could make do inside a home without a heater in a city whose winter cold could plunge to as low as 44 below zero?
Friday, 24 April 2015
Replenishing refrigerants is a task best left to a Winnipeg air conditioning service such as Bison Plumbing. Not just because poor handling can be dangerous, it’s also against the law. Manitoba enforces the Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Act, which took effect on October 9, 2008. It outlaws the creation and use of any ODS, while also placing under heavy regulation other non-ozone depleting substances. Violators can be fined up to $50,000, six-month imprisonment, or both for the first offense.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Renovating your outdated bathroom can certainly raise your home’s appeal, and one important element in a bathroom renovation is a toilet change. If you think buying a new toilet is as easy as flipping through a catalog, think again. Every homeowner should refer to this Winnipeg plumber approved guide in selecting a new toilet.
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Every Canadian homeowner has encountered a drain problem or two, but that’s not something you should shrug off lightly. A clogged drain is actually a lot more troubling than it sounds, as an article in The Huffington Post reveals that this problem costs at least $300 in repairs. Calling a plumber from trusted Winnipeg plumbing companies like Bison Plumbing & Heating Ltd. is the best way to resolve your drain problems, but if you find yourself needing frequent repairs, maybe it’s time to take a long hard look at what you throw down the drain. Here are some of the common culprits of drain problems.
Sunday, 5 April 2015
Winnipeg is known across Canada as one of the provinces that experiences the bitterest cold during winter season, earning the moniker “Winterpeg”. During the cold, families would turn to their trusted furnace to give them the much-needed warmth. Furnaces could last for a very long time, but how will you know that you already need to install a new one with the help of Winnipeg furnace experts? It’s ideal to purchase a new furnace once every 15 to 20 years, and should be used daily for 180 days to ensure its optimum efficiency, yet this isn’t always the case given the level of care that most homeowners extend to their own furnaces. To determine if it’s time to bid goodbye to your trusted furnace, keep in mind these three factors that have their own impacts on its life cycle.
Friday, 3 April 2015
Air conditioners have become an essential part of a home. People love to be cool all-year round and would prefer to go to sleep with the air-conditioner running on warm days. That being said, air conditioners are big investments. It can make up majority of the electric bill, especially during hot weather, specifically in summer. Nonetheless, with proper usage, homeowners can maximise the return on investment of their air conditioner in Winnipeg as well as maximise its efficiency. One of the first things to consider is the size of the air conditioner. It is advised that the size should be in proportion to the size of the room. For example, an undersized air conditioner will have to work harder and longer to cool a big room, and a large air conditioner would be too much for a small room where a regular-sized one would have done the trick. Getting the size or horsepower wrong can increase the monthly utility bills so it’s best to get the appropriate one for the room.
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Winnipeg is known for being a chilly locale. While double-digit temperatures have just recently hit Manitoba, Winterpeg still essentially requires every home to have a heating system in place all year round. If you’re in the market for a new heating system to replace your old one, now is a good time with the onset of warmer weather. Replacing your aging furnace with a new, high-efficiency model can offset rather unpredictable energy prices; as well as give you cleaner indoor air and more efficient heating. Since gas is still the most common fuel for furnaces, here are some important factors you must consider in getting a new gas furnace.