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SHOULD YOUR FURNACE FAN ALWAYS BE ON?
Is there any better feeling than warm air coming from your vent on a cold night? Your furnace and central air systems work hard for you throughout the year, but few people consider the fan as a separate mechanism. You know it comes on when you use the central air or furnace, but there is also a choice to keep it on all the time. Many people enjoy having the fan on around the clock, but some concerns go with it.
TIPS FOR BUYING A NEW FURNACE
Whatever the case, buying a new furnace is often a sizable and necessary long-term investment for a property owner. Choosing the right features can make a huge difference in heating costs and longevity.
TOP REASONS YOU NEED DUCT CLEANING
Your air ducts are an important part of your home's heating and cooling. When well maintained, your ducts allow your HVAC system to do its job, keeping you comfortable in your home, keeping pollutants out, and keeping your house dust-free. If your ducts are dirty or clogged, numerous problems could potentially arise, including higher energy bills and health problems for you and your family.
SEVEN WAYS TO MAINTAIN YOUR AC
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.
QUALITY & EFFICIENCY: KEEPRITE AIR CONDITIONERS
Energy efficiency is a top priority for many homeowners because it allows them to save substantially on energy bills and reduce their household carbon emissions.
UNDERSTANDING THE MANITOBA AFFORDABLE ENERGY PROGRAM
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.
DIRTY AIR DUCTS CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH
Not having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis can cause poor indoor air quality in your home. This can lead to serious health issues for you or your family.
FIVE COMMON REPAIRS YOUR FURNACE NEEDS
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.
HOW TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR FURNACE
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.
2020 TRENDS IN HEATING TECHNOLOGY
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
COMFORT & RELIABILITY: KEEPRITE GAS FURNACES
Staying warm during a typical Manitoba winter can be costly, especially if your furnace is old. If your furnace 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.  
SAVE ON ENERGY COSTS WITH EXPERT HVAC TIPS
The holiday season leaves most of us scrambling for extra cash. One way to extend your budget is to deploy tactics today that reduce your energy consumption and lower your bill each month.
IS YOUR HOME’S FURNACE READY FOR WINTER?
Winter is just around the corner. If you don't prepare your home’s furnace, you may find yourself feeling the chill more than necessary.Undoubtedly, the worst time to find out your furnace needs repairs is when you need it to run on a cold winter’s night. Therefore, now is the time to prepare your furnace while the fall temperatures linger around for a few weeks. Luckily, there are things you can do now so that you have a worry-free winter and a warm, comfortable home for the next few months.
FOUR CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING A FURNACE
Buying a furnace is a big decision. Here are four major factors you’ll want to take into account when weighing all of your options.Generally, bigger furnaces have more heating capacity. However, an oversized furnace will cycle on and off, which prematurely degrades components and uses more power.
DIY Furnace Repairs Aren’t Worth the Risk
There are jobs that even the handiest of homeowners should leave to a licensed professional. Furnace repairs fall into this category. Even if it’s a minor repair, you should always entrust the task to a qualified HVAC technician from East Side Ventilation. Here are the risks you’re exposing yourself to when attempting to do it yourself.If you have an oil or gas furnace, attempting DIY repairs comes with the risk of causing a carbon monoxide leak. This poisonous gas is a by-product of combustion processes and kills hundreds of people every year. It’s also odourless, tasteless and colourless, making it nearly impossible to detect unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Why Duct Cleaning is a Must for Every Homeowner
Over time, the air ducts in your home collect a large amount of dirt and dust. Professional duct cleaning eliminates this buildup. Using special brushes and robotic cameras, an expert ventilation technician is able to thoroughly clean your ductwork. Four major advantages to having the ducting in your home cleaned by a professional are:The most significant benefit to air duct cleaning is that it improves the air quality in your home. The dust and debris in your air ducts contains all sorts of contaminants such as pet dander, bacteria, pollen, fungi and mould.
DO I LEAVE MY HEATER ON WHILE I AM AWAY FOR VACATION?
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.
Do I Need to Get an Annual Furnace Check-Up?
In a short answer, yes you do. Here’s the longer answer—maintaining a furnace provides your home with numerous benefits, but also ensures that your home remains safe. Annual check-ups are something you are familiar with. After all, you probably see your dentist once a year, go to the physician for a physical, and even have your car serviced. So, why would you ignore your furnace?
FURNACE REPAIR : COMMON PROBLEMS & HOW TO FIX THEM
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.
PREPARE YOUR HVAC SYSTEM FOR WINTER
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.
THE IMPORTANCE OF REDUCING HUMIDITY
In a short answer, yes you do. 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.
5 TIPS TO HELP REDUCE AIR CONDITIONING COSTS 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.When you are shopping for heating and cooling appliances in Winnipeg, you need to find a dealer you can trust. If you have a good relationship with your air conditioner repair company in Winnipeg, you can feel secure about buying an air conditioning unit from them. Likewise, when you need a replacement furnace, you can turn to the people you trust to do your furnace installation in Winnipeg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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