Are chimney’s becoming extinct? | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

Are chimney’s becoming extinct?

Chimney’s used to be a regular addition to every home here in Manitoba for the heating appliances. It used to be that all the furnaces and water heaters used a metal lined chimney to exhaust the flue gases up and out.  As time went on and technology got better, the necessity of a metal chimney became less and less mainstream. Electric water heaters became more popular and they no longer needed chimneys at all. Natural gas furnaces became more and […]

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Heating and Cooling Maintenance Tips/Checklist

If you’re planning a big road trip one ‘no brainer’ is to ensure the vehicle will get you along your way, safely, comfortably, and without the inconvenience of an unplanned breakdown which can sabotage the whole plan! As a Winnipeger, one of our winters or one of our summers is one heck of a trip we take and, like a road trip, we need to ensure our home’s HVAC furnace system is ready for the journey to provide a safe,[…..]

OPEN TANKLESS WATER HEATERS | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

Are Tankless Water Heaters More Energy Efficient?

Your water heater is truly the unsung hero of your household. You tend to take it for granted when it is working properly, and you are enjoying hot showers in the morning. However, the minute something goes wrong, it is pretty hard to forget. Whether you are in the market for a new water heater or thinking of upgrading your current unit, energy efficiency is likely high on your list of priorities during your search. With that in mind, it[…..]

DIFFERENT TYPES OF FURNACES | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

If you are not familiar with furnaces, it can be really hard to choose which type will fit your needs. Currently you are able to choose from three different types of forced air furnaces. The type of furnace you use depends on a variety of factors, such as: your heating needs, the state of your existing ductwork and the insulation, the size of your home, how many levels exist in your home, and your budget.   Before you make the[…..]

5 Common Points of Failure in Conventional Furnaces

The conventional furnace is usually designed in a way that it can remain functional for many years. At times, different parts of the furnace can fail and cause the furnace to not work properly. Sometimes the entire furnace can fail to function. This is very inconvenient especially during the winter season in Winnipeg when the temperatures are low. Consequently, it is helpful to know 5 common reasons that a furnace fails.   Non Functional Blower Motor The blower motor on[…..]

Furnace Maintenance Tips to Prepare for Winter | Weather Tech

6 Heating Safety Tips for Winter

Have you ever checked whether your furnace is ready for another Winnipeg winter? Maintenance and furnace service is paramount because it would have stayed unused for a long period of time during the summer months. To avoid malfunctions one should be aware of the safety tips that must be observed before bringing it back into full use. To make it ready for another winter season, the following furnace safety tips should be followed:   Scheduled Inspections Annual tune ups of[…..]

BURNER IN A GAS FURNACE | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

What is a Burner in a Gas Furnace?

A burner in a gas furnace is the section of the furnace where the gas (fuel) mixes with air and is burned, which subsequently heats up the house. Sometimes the fuel and air mix directly at the area where it is burned, or it is mixed beforehand, in something called a pre-mixer. Furnace burners run on different types of fuel, including propane, gas, and oil. Some gas furnaces run on a single burner while other furnaces have a multiple burner[…..]

Reduce Heat Loss in Your Home | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

Tips to Prevent Losing Heat in Your Home

Heating your home is a heavy expense, particularly in climates where winters can be long and bitter like here in Manitoba. Even if your home is in good condition with a functioning furnace, it may surprise you to know that it is possible your house is still losing heat. If you would like to reduce your heating costs as much as you can, it is a good idea to take a look at your home for any culprits. In addition,[…..]

OVERSIZED FURNACE | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

Issues Caused By An Oversized Furnace

When it comes to buying a furnace for your home, bigger is not always better. Although many home owners mistakenly believe that a larger unit will be more productive, installing a furnace that is too big for the area in which it will operate can cause a multitude of problems. For this reason, furnaces come in a variety of sizes to suit the needs of different properties, lifestyles, and environments. If you have noticed an increase in your utility bill[…..]

Heating Repairs, Installs & Services| Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

The Weatherman on ….Zoning

What is Zoning?  Is zoning for me and my home? What are the benefits?  These are the questions we get from our customers.  Questions we hope to answer for you, so that you know if zoning is right for you. Everybody in Manitoba has a way to heat their home.  Some people like the way their home is heated, some have complaints but can simply deal with sweaters and blankets depending on the room they choose to use, and some[…..]