Many of us don’t think about our air conditioner until something goes wrong. However, maintenance is the most effective way to prevent potentially expensive repairs.
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The Manitoba Affordable Energy Program is an income-based program meant to help people cut down on their carbon footprint, reduce their utility bills and keep their homes a comfortable temperature year-round. Here’s what you should know about this program.
A malfunctioning furnace can be a huge inconvenience, especially if cold weather is on the way. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to shop for a replacement. Here are five common repairable problems that might be the source of your troubles.
Since you rely on your furnace to keep your home warm, you need to ensure it’s functioning optimally. Regardless of its advertised lifespan, your furnace requires proper maintenance to guarantee longevity. Here are five ways to help your furnace keep you warm for years to come.
The basic principles of furnace technology have remained largely unchanged for a long time, but that doesn’t mean furnaces haven’t improved over the years. The heating industry is currently pushing the boundaries of energy efficiency and of smart home technology.
Staying warm during a typical Manitoba winter can be costly, especially if your furnace is old. If it requires frequent repairs or your heating costs have noticeably increased, it’s likely time to replace it. Here’s why a KeepRite gas model may be the right type of furnace for your home.
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The summer is upon us, which means most of us will pack up and leave our homes at some point. Whether you will be gone for a weekend or over a week, one question on your mind might be whether to keep the heater running.
Most of us know that furnace repair and installation in Winnipeg isn’t exactly a weekend do-it-yourself project. Not only are winters here unforgiving, new high-efficiency gas furnaces are a lot more complicated than they used to be.
During a Winnipeg heat wave you may be forced to choose between increasing your hydro bill by running your air conditioner on high, or major discomfort due to the sweltering weather.
The best way to prevent the need for furnace repairs is to schedule regular maintenance visits. However, routine maintenance cannot counteract the effects of bad habits that cause furnace damage. You could be engaging in behaviours that you may not realize are affecting the condition of your furnace.
To get the most from your HVAC system, you need to implement basic maintenance on it. While you can certainly do some of these tasks yourself, many of them should be performed by a licensed, trained professional. East Side Ventilation is a local company with a team of knowledgeable technicians. We are always happy to assist you in keeping your HVAC system in top condition.
Keeping your home warm in the winter is essential to ensure the comfort and good health of your household. If you have a furnace, you should be able to sustain a comfortably warm home without spending an unreasonable amount on utility bills in the process. East Side Ventilation is happy to help you with all your furnace needs, from installation to maintenance, and furnace repair in your Winnipeg home.
When you purchased your new furnace, you knew it was a worthwhile investment. Therefore, you took steps to protect that investment with a warranty.
To keep the members of your household comfortable throughout the year, you may rely quite a bit on your heating and cooling system. Naturally, keeping your household safe is even more important than creating a temperate environment. If you exercise caution and implement a few safety measures, you should be able to accomplish both objectives all year long.
You may already know how important it is to find a reputable HVAC dealer. Without qualified Winnipeg technicians at your service, you could find yourself looking for a new company.
Many HVAC appliances and systems are meant to last for years. This means that buying a warranty could be a wise strategy. In fact, getting a warranty that covers years of use may be the best course of action. However, you may be uncertain as to whether you should purchase a lifetime service contract.
Heat pumps are becoming increasingly common in areas where winters are rather cold and extended. If you are looking for heating in Winnipeg, you might have heard of the mini-split heat pump system. Compared to furnaces, they are easier to install and offer a variety of benefits.
When the temperatures drop, and the home’s furnace is not supplying enough heat, you might think about reaching for your handy space heater. It is convenient, quick, and keeps your room warm.
Furnaces across Canada work hard all winter long. They play a big role in making your living space functional, welcoming, and liveable. Because they are required to run for many months continuously, knowing when it is time for furnace repairs or replacement can be difficult. Regular furnace maintenance should be completed to keep your heater in great working condition and ensure necessary repairs are completed in a timely fashion. After a while, though, every furnace will need to be replaced. Follow the guidelines below or contact the team at East Side Ventilation for accessible furnace financing and a professional assessment to determine if it is time for you to get a new furnace in Winnipeg.
There are lots of different options for keeping your living space warm and comfortable throughout the harsh winter season. If you are comparing your choices for a more efficient, effective, and reliable heating system in Winnipeg, use the help of our team at East Side Ventilation. We can provide an assessment of your property and existing furnace or heater to help you determine the best heating solution. From furnace financing in Winnipeg, through to regular repairs and maintenance, our team is here to keep your home warm, comfortable, and cost-efficient all year long.
Just about anything in life can be improved when you are proactive, and the same applies to heating and air conditioning in Winnipeg homes.
When you are proactive with year-round maintenance, you do not have to worry about breakdowns and emergency repairs. Reactive maintenance is administered just as needed, which leads to costlier repairs and unexpected system failures. Being proactive might seem like a waste, but once you do it, you will see the benefits of staying on top versus always having to catch up.
A furnace, regardless of how often it is used, needs the filter changed on a regular basis. When you do not replace filters, you lose the protection of the filter; and, all the benefits that come with that protection.
Filters are relatively easy to replace and affordable to buy. With a simple preventative maintenance task performed throughout the year, you could prevent costly breakdowns or worse, the replacement of your existing unit.
In the grips of winter, your whole body feels cold. Chilled to the bone. That’s what they say. Chilled. To. The. Bone. You just want to come inside and curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa and a warm fuzzy blanket. But you can only do that if your heating system is keeping your house warm. Keep reading to find out how you can make sure that your it works properly this winter.
Now that the warm weather has left us, most people in Winnipeg have already turned off their air conditioners and turned on their furnaces. For some, their AC unit is simply out of sight and out of mind all winter. But if you want to make sure that it will be ready and working again next summer, be sure to read the following tips:
The colder weather is driving people all across the province to seek the warmth and comfort of home. We stay indoors, seal up the windows and turn on the heat. But for some people in Winnipeg, that’s when the trouble begins. Poor air quality can cause discomfort and even serious illness. That’s why regular duct and furnace cleaning is the key to keeping your family comfortable in the winter.
Even though the majority of people in Winnipeg are pretty familiar with their heating and air conditioning systems, there are still a lot of misconceptions out there about how air conditioners work. Keep reading to learn the truth about the six most common air conditioning myths.
Heating and air conditioning systems represent a significant investment for any home in Winnipeg. The AC installation costs, repair fees and energy bills can all add up. That’s why preventative maintenance is so important. Even little steps, like simply changing your air filter, can save you from expensive air conditioner repairs down the road.
You depend on your HVAC system to make your home comfortable all year round. It warms you up during Winnipeg’s harsh winters and cools you down in the intense summer heat. You want to keep your system in good condition no matter what the season, but when is the best time for maintenance? Keep reading to find out.
Spring is an excellent time of year to throw open the windows and tackle all those home cleaning tasks that got put aside all winter. But most people in Winnipeg don’t add furnace and duct cleaning to their spring cleaning list. Keep reading to learn why you should make duct and furnace cleaning a priority this year.
Summer is almost here and Winnipeg is finally heating up! But a poorly maintained air conditioning unit can really jack up your bills so it’s important to take the time to properly prepare. The following checklist can help you gear up for summer and take care of any minor air conditioner repairs before the summer swelter sets in.
There’s no need to be uncomfortable in your own home simply because you’re worried you can’t afford the AC installation costs. Or to suffer through huge spikes in your energy bill every time you use your heating or cooling system. At least not when there are so many HVAC and hydro financing options when you come to East Side Ventilation in Winnipeg! Keep reading to learn how you can save.
They don’t call it Winterpeg for nothing. We all know that winters in Winnipeg can be severe. If you think you might need residential furnace installation, replacement or repair it’s a good idea to get it ready for winter before the snow starts to fall. Keep reading to find out what you can do to make sure your home will be warm this winter.
Is your home cooler than you would like in winter? Do you experience uneven heating throughout the rooms in your house?
Heat loss is caused by a number of factors. Drafty windows and doors are often to blame but can be easily fixed with a little bit of weatherstripping. Hardwood floors can also contribute to as much as 10 per cent of your home's heat loss but that’s nothing that a few area rugs can’t fix. However, if these measures don't help keep your home warm then you might have a larger issue on your hands.
In Winnipeg, we see snow depths of 1 cm or more about 132 days each year. Couple that with howling prairie winds and an average daily winter temperature of -12 degrees Celsius and that gives your commercial furnace serious conditions to contend with.
If you’re a Winnipeg building owner who needs to install or refit a heating and cooling system, it will help if you’re familiar with the terminology of the trade. Here’s a look at the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) work we do.
With Winnipeg's harsh winters, it's important to maintain the health of your heating system. You don’t want issues to develop that could result in costly furnace repairs right when you need the heat the most. That makes fall the perfect time to do a pre-season checkup on your furnace.
When the leaves begin to change colour and the days grow cooler, you're probably thinking about getting mittens and winter coats out of storage. Your home's heating system is likely the furthest thing from your mind.
But if you need a furnace installation or furnace repair in Winnipeg, you'll definitely want to get it done well before the snow flies. That makes fall the best time of year to have your furnace assessed.
There are things we do every year like filing our taxes, spring cleaning or going to the dentist. As a homeowner, there are probably a million other things you do yearly and some you know you should do, but don’t.
There are a lot of perks that come with winter. Outdoor activities abound, including skiing, skating and hockey. But Old Man Winter comes with his downfalls, too - freezing temperatures being the biggest. No one wants to wake up in the middle of the night and find themselves without heat trying to beat the harsh winter with only blankets. This is where East Side Ventilation comes in. We understand the need for quick and efficient installation of your furnace.