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How to change a Furnace Filter

When does one need to change the furnace filter?   One has to change the filter when it is dirty. If you do not, your furnace can become clogged with dirt and dust. Not only that, your air will not be as clean, because your furnace will be blowing all that dirty and dusty air throughout your house. With a clean filter you will get more efficient air conditioning in the summer, as well as heating in winter. Moreover, you […]

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[…..]

A brand new furnace fan blower and motor.

Cleaning Furnace Blower Wheel

Dirt is undoubtedly the greatest enemy of a furnace that can drastically waste fuel and lower efficiency. Dirt has a negative impact on all the three basic furnace components: the motor, the filter system and the blower. Regularly cleaning and maintaining your furnace will not only improve your heating system’s efficiency, but also saves you money in return, and prevents you from having to replace your furnace earlier than necessary.   Cleaning Furnace Blower Wheel Every homeowner is responsible for[…..]

Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

That time of year always seems to sneak up on us quickly as the summer ends. With snow and ice just around the corner, it’s time again to prepare your home for those cold months in Winnipeg. Completing some simple tasks on a winter home preparation checklist can help avoid some costly disasters. A home left unprotected in the freezing temperatures can lead to a large mess, not to mention the headache of an insurance claim or expensive repairs down[…..]

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[…..]

Preparing Your House For Spring

The snow is finally off the ground, and hopefully it will stay that way until November…  The beauty of the blossoming flowers, the birds singing every morning and the moderate temperatures are the main reason that make Spring the perfect season to enjoy the beauty of the nature. However, as the season has changed there will be some maintenance required on your home. The bad weather during Winter tends to make us spend a lot more time in the house.[…..]

Box Media Air Filtration

What the Weatherman says about…Furnace ‘Box media Filtration’ There are many things you can add to your HVAC system to solve issues you and your family may be having in your home.  Everything from Ultra Violet lights to Wi-Fi thermostats.  The real question is what is a good idea for you. In the case of box media air cleaners, it is a matter of how much you currently spend on air filtration now, or rather how much you would like[…..]

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[…..]

High tech thermostat by Lennox.

Money Saving, Digital Programmable, Thermostats

What the Weatherman says on money saving Thermostats…   These days the controls for your homes HVAC system are getting more and more ‘Star Trek’ every day. From the days when you had small glass bulb filled with mercury hanging on the wall which automatically turned your heating system ‘on’ or ‘off’, to today where we offer a tablet which can be pulled from its magnet holder on the wall, and brought into any room in the home. The latest[…..]