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Check back frequently to see what’s new at the East Side Ventilation blog. Below you will find blog topics listed on several of our expert services from HVAC service and repairs to custom metal fabrication for ventilation systems. If you have any questions about what you find on our blog or would like to hire our team of professionals, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

  • 19/12/2018
    Furnace Repair : Common Problems & How to Fix Them

    From your Hvac Repair experts at East Side Ventilation

    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. One mistake can leave you and your family without heat at a crucial time. This can also impact the cost of your homeowner’s insurance. When in doubt, make sure that only certified Winnipeg heating repair professionals make any changes to your home or commercial HVAC system.

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  • 05/12/2018
    Tips to Prepare Your HVAC System for Winnipeg Winter Storms

    The seasons are changing and Winnipeg residents are no strangers to severe weather. Before the snowstorms hit, the Fall will bring some serious rain complete with gusts of wind and colder temperatures. Most of us know what this type of severe weather can do to the exterior of our homes; but we overlook the way that it impacts our HVAC systems.

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  • 18/07/2018
    The Importance of Reducing Humidity in Your Winnipeg Home or Business

    Whether you or your family members suffer from allergies, or your home has a sordid history with mildew, you’ve probably dealt with the issues caused by high levels of humidity. If you own a business or a frequently used commercial building, this problem can be further compounded by certain regulations.

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  • 18/07/2018
    5 Tips to Help Reduce Air Conditioning Costs in Winnipeg this Summer

    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. However, you can eliminate the need to make this decision altogether and get the best of both worlds by taking a few simple steps to cool your home.

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  • 05/01/2018
    Bad Habits that Can Hurt Your Furnace

    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.

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  • 08/12/2017
    Preparing Your HVAC System for Winter

    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.

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  • 04/12/2017
    The Benefits of Tuning Up Your Home Furnace

    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.

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  • 29/11/2017
    Life After Warranties: How Heating and Cooling Contractors in Winnipeg Can Help

    When you purchased your new furnace, you knew it was a worthwhile investment. Therefore, you took steps to protect that investment with a warranty. 

    Sadly, when it is time to use that warranty, the company is no longer in business, went bankrupt, and your warranty seems as though it is invalid. Before you feel defeated, consider all your options. In some cases, a local company, like East Side Ventilation, can still honour those warranties.

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  • 19/09/2017
    Heating and Cooling Safety Tips for Your Home in Winnipeg

    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.

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  • 04/08/2017
    Choosing a Brand: Do Heating & Cooling Brands in Winnipeg Matter?

    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.

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  • 02/08/2017
    Lifetime Warranty for Your Winnipeg HVAC Appliance: Is It Worth the Investment?

    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.

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  • 31/07/2017
    Could You Benefit from a Mini Split Heat Pump in Your Winnipeg Home?

    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.

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  • 28/07/2017
    Space Heaters in Winnipeg Homes: Are they Wasting Your Money or Doing the Job?

    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.

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  • 12/04/2017
    5 Signs It Is Time to Replace Your Home Furnace

    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.

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  • 12/04/2017
    Different Types of Furnaces: Choosing a Heating Solution for Your Winnipeg Home

    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.

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  • 12/04/2017
    Exploring the Endless Benefits of Year-Round Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance in Winnipeg

    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.

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  • 12/04/2017
    How Often Should I Replace the Furnace Filter and Schedule Furnace Cleaning in My Winnipeg Home?

    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.

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  • 26/10/2016
    Heating Up the House This Winter in Winnipeg

    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.

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  • 25/10/2016
    5 Tips on Getting Your Air Conditioning Unit Ready for Winter in Winnipeg

    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:

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  • 25/10/2016
    Residential Duct and Furnace Cleaning Warms Up Winnipeg Winters

    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.

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  • 13/05/2016
    6 Common Misconceptions About Air Conditioning In Winnipeg

    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.

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  • 13/04/2016
    Why It’s Absolutely Essential to Change the Filter on Your HVAC System in Winnipeg

    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.

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  • 13/03/2016
    What’s the Best Time to Get HVAC Maintenance in Winnipeg?

    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.

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  • 13/02/2016
    The Many Benefits of Regular Duct & Furnace Cleaning in Winnipeg

    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.

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  • 13/01/2016
    Are You Ready for Air Conditioning Season in Winnipeg?

    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.

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  • 13/12/2015
    Do You Know All Your Winnipeg HVAC & Hydro Financing Options?

    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.

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  • 13/09/2015
    Preparing Your Residential Furnace for Winter in Winnipeg

    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.

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  • 13/09/2015
    Heating contractors can keep your Winnipeg home 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.

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  • 13/08/2015
    How to Keep Your Commercial Furnace in Top Condition this Winter

    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.

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  • 13/07/2015
    How Custom Metalwork and Metal Fabrication are Used in Your HVAC System

    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.

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  • 13/07/2015
    Avoid Furnace Repairs or Replacements with this DIY Checklist

    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.

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  • 13/06/2015
    Best Time for Residential Furnace Repair or Replacement in Winnipeg

    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.

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  • 13/05/2015
    Five Clues to Spot Furnace Failures Before it is Too Late!

    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.

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  • 14/04/2015
    Everything You Need to Know about Furnace Installation in Winnipeg

    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.

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  • 14/03/2015
    3 Boiler Chimney Problems You Need to Know About

    You probably already know that East Side Ventilation is a great choice when it comes to taking care of your heating and air conditioning needs in Winnipeg, but our team of trained professionals can do so much more for you. Not only are we the experts when it comes to duct cleaning in Winnipeg, installing and maintaining your heating and cooling systems, and even installing your custom metal ventilation ducts, we can also handle jobs like removing your old boiler chimney and installing a new one for you.

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  • 14/02/2015
    Conserve Energy with Efficient HVACs

    As we become more and more conscious about the environment, we want to do our part in helping Mother Nature. HVAC systems are an important part of any household but they are, unfortunately, a big expense month after month. From cooling on a hot summer day or keeping you warm on a freezing Winnipeg night, HVACs can consume quite a bit of energy and hurt the environment in the process. Luckily, we at East Side Ventilation, a leading heating and cooling company in Winnipeg, know the importance of saving you money and cleaning up the world one household at a time. Here are a few efficient ways to reduce energy consumption with your HVAC.

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  • 14/01/2015
    Getting the Right Dust Collection System for Your Environment

    Proper ventilation means not only making sure that your home or workplace is the right temperature, it also means making sure that the air you’re breathing is clean and free of dust. Depending on the type of business you run, a dust collection system might be just what you need to complete your HVAC setup in Winnipeg. At East Side Ventilation, we’re experts on installing and maintaining dust collection systems as part of a complete heating and cooling setup in Winnipeg.

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  • 14/12/2014
    3 Tips for Industrial Duct Cleaning and HVAC Installation

    When you need HVAC systems installed and maintained in and around Winnipeg for your industrial facility, only the best will do. With so much depending on proper heating and cooling systems in Winnipeg, East Side Ventilation can be trusted to meet your needs.

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  • 14/11/2014
    Stay Cool with a Working Air Conditioner

    It’s hot outside! It’s muggy and stuffy and you can’t wait to be relaxing inside your air-conditioned house. You walk inside and it’s like an oven in there! Oh no, your air conditioner has broken down!

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  • 14/10/2014
    How Ducts Are Made

    How many times have you watched movies or TV episodes that feature characters crawling through ductwork? In the film world, fictional characters seem to believe without question that ducts offer stealthy entrance into hard-to-access rooms.

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  • 14/09/2014
    How Home Design Influences Comfort

    Envision yourself meeting your real estate agent at a house. The agent has lauded this house, telling you it has all the must-haves on your list. She unlocks the front door and invites you inside.

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  • 14/08/2014
    The Basics of Acoustic Insulation

    Modern life comes with a tidal wave of noises. You hear the sounds of traffic filtering in through your windows. You hear children and neighbours pass by on the street. You can't avoid the sounds of your family members watching TV or playing video games elsewhere in the house; and you probably can’t escape the rumbling of your AC or furnace either.

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  • 14/07/2014
    Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Home

    Your home should be a place where you can feel safe and comfortable. Here, you can relax from work, stay warm in the winter, and enjoy the company of your loved ones. Thus, you probably don't think of your home as potentially dangerous. Yet old heating systems and leaks put you at risk in your own home for carbon monoxide poisoning.

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  • 14/06/2014
    Does Your Home Have Clean Air?

    You built your home so you could protect yourself and your family. It keeps out the snow, the wind, the rain, and the heat. It also bars thieves from harming what you treasure. But it doesn't keep everything out.

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  • 14/05/2014
    7 Workplaces That Require Good Ventilation

    You might not realize it, but your business needs ventilation. Proper ventilation keeps moisture, smoke, dust, and pollutants out of the air and brings in good air.

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  • 14/04/2014
    What You Should Know About Geothermal Heating for Your Home

    If you have been paying attention to alternative energy news lately, you may already know that geothermal energy is an important conversation topic. But what is geothermal heating, and is it a viable option for Canadian homeowners? Here's what you need to know.

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  • 14/03/2014
    What Is a Heat Recovery Ventilator? Does Your Home Need One?

    In the last few decades, homebuilders and homeowners have sought to make houses that are more energy efficient. Existing homes often get energy-efficient upgrades such as airtight windows, draft-resistant doors, and effective heating and cooling systems. Newly constructed homes sometimes come standard with these features, and some are almost entirely airtight.

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