Monday, 30 November 2015
It doesn’t take rocket science to tell whether an air conditioner needs repair, but many homeowners usually find themselves wondering whether there really is a problem or it’s all in their head. Oftentimes, Winnipeg HVAC technicians receive calls too late, when a customer’s AC system has stopped working entirely. If you’re like some homeowners, you may wonder what to observe to keep such major inconvenience from happening. Pay attention to the following signs: 1. Noise. ACs generally make a humming sound to a certain degree, although not that audible unless given notice. If, however, you hear unusual sounds like loud vibrations, rattling, whirring, squealing or grinding, that signals a system problem for sure.
Sunday, 29 November 2015
For Winnipeg residents, with the arrival of autumn and winter around the corner, it’s time to ready their plumbing for the onslaught of cold weather. The main worry is that one of your pipes can freeze. Caused by the water inside them freezing, this can result in burst or clogged pipes. There are several reasons for pipes to freeze: bad insulation, faulty heating, or sudden temperature drops. Local plumbers like Bison Plumbing & Heating LTD can help avert a lot of these problems. Frozen Pipe Basics A frozen pipe may not seem like something to trouble your plumber with, but frozen pipes can be devastating. This is because when water freezes, the ice that it becomes expands, thereby putting a lot of pressure on the structure of your pipe. Depending on how often this happens, your pipes can sometimes just burst, even if they’re made of metal.
Saturday, 28 November 2015
Nowadays, homeowners have practically almost every convenience they’d want in terms of home upkeep. Case in point: dishwashers. The convenience that they bring have made them staples in most modern kitchens, but all of the ease they offer can disappear in the blink of an eye should they refuse to work. Fortunately, a few troubleshooting techniques can help you know if you’ll need to call people from plumbing companies in or around Winnipeg such as Bison Plumbing and Heating for repairs. Let’s start with what’s possibly the simplest potential issue: the unit’s power source. If your dishwasher doesn’t light up, it might not be getting enough or any power at all. Begin by checking whether the power plug is neatly tucked into the socket (if your unit plugs into a GFI outlet, ensure that it wasn’t accidentally tripped, and reset the GFI if required). Should these prove futile, check on your circuit breaker and see if it is in the right position.
Friday, 27 November 2015
There is no doubt that the temperatures during a Winnipeg winter can be anything but forgiving. With the mercury dipping as low as -21ºC overnight, a furnace will quickly become the most important appliance within any home. It is important that the right company be chosen for any repair or installation needs. What are some of the approaches and qualities that define such a reliable organisation? Financial Clarity and Flexibility During 2014, a survey highlighted that some homeowners were paying up to $700 dollars a month in heating bills. With such a spike in prices, many are looking for cost-effective solutions and upfront pricing. A company should therefore make all of their fees very clear from the start. In addition, professionals must also be able to accommodate low-cost solutions for those who cannot afford a high-end furnace installation.
Thursday, 26 November 2015
What are some of the primary benefits that a modern air conditioning system is able to provide to the average Winnipeg home? While Canada may be known to host some rather frigid weather during the winter months, many Winnipeg residents are well aware that the summer can often be associated with temperatures above 26ºC. So, staying cool and comfortable is always a very real concern. Whether one has young children, is retired, or simply wishes to beat the heat, there are many advantages regarding modern air conditioners that are worth mentioning.
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Having a reliable heating system is essential. However, like many other things, it needs to be regularly serviced. Here is a list of the top reasons why you should get your heating system serviced by a qualified plumber in Winnipeg who has ample expertise in dealing with heating systems, such as those from Bison Plumbing & Heating Ltd. You will save money on repairs Costly heating system problems can often develop from minor faults. Regular servicing will increase the chances of identifying minor problems and fixing them before they become major problems.
Monday, 23 November 2015
Although Winnipeg can enjoy some balmy temperatures during the summer months, the bite of the winter air is never far off. With average temperatures falling as low as -23ºC in January, property owners need to make certain that their heating systems are up to par, often with the help of professionals from established heating and plumbing companies. Of course, there are a few notable hallmarks of any trustworthy company. In order to make the most informed choices possible, it is important to take a quick look at which factors define a reputable firm. A Kaleidoscope of Services The concept of “one size fits all” has never had a place in modern heating solutions. On the contrary, the services provided should always be based around the needs of the home in question. There are a variety of areas that must be tackled. These can include (but are not limited to):