Reasons You Need to Change Your AC Air Filter

What would happen if you just stopped washing your dishes at home? What if you stopped changing the coffee filter at work? Complete chaos. These are tasks that when left undone are easily noticed, and eventually they become difficult to deal with. Just like these tasks, when an air conditioner air filter is not changed regularly, chaos can occur. The problem is that it is often out of sight, therefore, usually out of mind.   What is an Air Conditioner […]

Causes of AC Refrigerant Leaks

Many homeowners are often misinformed about the specific nature of refrigerant leaks in their air conditioning system.  This often leads to the homeowner wasting money on multiple service calls to recharge a leaking system.   First, let’s take a deeper look at ways you can identify a refrigerant leak from our experience as Winnipeg air conditioner repair technicians and what causes the leak in the first place. Then we will touch on the importance of proper installation and service, plus[…..]

How Often Should My Air Conditioner Run?

How long or how often your home’s air conditioner runs is a common concern for many homeowners wondering if their system is working efficiently, or even if it is the right size for their home. So before you call your favorite air conditioner repair Winnipeg experts at Weather Tech, there are many factors which would determine the ‘run time’ of an A/C unit that we will look at. Correct Sizing of the System When an air conditioning system is first installed[…..]

7 Ways To Cool Your House

After a seemingly endless wait, the summer weather is finally upon us. This means days are spent relaxing by the pool, hanging out at the beach, enjoying cookouts with family and friends and going away on summer vacations. Unfortunately, it also means the oppressive heat and humidity in Winnipeg can keep you indoors and ruin your fun. To alleviate your discomfort, here are seven ways to keep your house cool in the summer.   1. Mind the Blinds Although this[…..]

Potential Ductless AC Problems

Many Winnipeg homeowners are opting for ductless air conditioners instead of installing central A/C systems. Especially if they have a boiler heating system, wherein a central A/C system cannot be installed.  Ductless split systems are the perfect solution to cool these homes in the hot summer months and even provide heat in summer’s shoulder seasons too! In certain situations, a ductless system can work more efficiently, be easier to maintain, and lower your utility bill. In addition, it gives you[…..]

Air Conditioner Compressor Failure Causes

With summer upon us in Manitoba, there will be times you will probably just want to relax in your home and not have to worry about the Winnipeg summer heat outside. Unfortunately, there are quite a few different things that can impact your air conditioner and cause it to stop working, forcing you to put those plans on hold. Fortunately, not all the problems are expensive and, in some cases, can be resolved quickly. Issues of this nature could be[…..]

Keep the Summer Heat at Bay

During the summer months, the sweltering heat and oppressive humidity in Winnipeg can form an overwhelming combination. Staying cool in the hot weather is important to your health and well-being, so here are five ways to keep the summer heat at bay. Keep Your Body Cool: The most obvious solution to warding off the summer heat is to lower the temperature of your body. First and foremost, stay hydrated with plenty of cool water and other chilled drinks. Another great[…..]

High tech thermostat by Lennox.

Digital Thermostats – How To Use Them

If you are the proud owner of a digital programmable thermostat but are content at keeping a standoffish relationship with it because you just don’t feel like you ‘get’ each other…read this. Thermostats come in many different shapes and sizes but make no mistake, they all have the same purpose.  That purpose is to do what they’re told when keeping a temperature. Temperature is important to keep you comfortable, especially in your home, so basically…understanding your thermostat should be important[…..]

Outdoor airconditioning unit from Lennox.

When To Replace Your Heating or Cooling System

To repair or replace, that is the question that most likely comes to mind when your heating or cooling system stops working like it should. Although fixing the issue may be the most affordable solution now, it may not be the best choice in the long run. Looking at another HVAC or air conditioner repair bill might make you reconsider getting new equipment. Factors to consider include: Fifty Percent Rule When the cost of repairs approaches 50% of the value of[…..]

Diagram of airflow through an air filtration system.

Everything You Wanted to Know About HRV’s

DEFINITION: Heat recovery ventilation (HRV), is an air-to-air heat exchanger which employs a cross flow or counter-flow heat exchanger (countercurrent heat exchange) between the inbound and outbound air flow. HRV provides fresh air and improved climate control, while also saving energy by reducing heating requirements for incoming fresh air for the home. Not to be confused with Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), which are closely related, however ERVs also transfer the humidity level of the exhaust air to the intake air.[…..]