A kitchen that is completely frozen over.

When You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, we live in a region that experiences cold weather, and you will need a furnace for your home. This helps to keep you and your family warm during the colder days and months, and protects the integrity of the building by preventing frozen water pipes, etc. It is good to ensure you maintain your furnace on a regular basis. However, they will become faulty from time to time and you will need a furnace repair. This […]

Wide filter that lasts longer.

Not sure what furnace filter to buy?

When replacing your furnace filter there are choices you can make. Purchasing a high efficient filter can mean cleaner air for you and your household, however there is also an increased cost to that. A better filter will mean it catches more debris, which in turn means it will get ‘plugged’ faster than a cheap filter. Therefore, all things being equal, you will have to replace a more expensive filter more often…unless you install a larger filter which will offset[…..]

Red switch that can turn off power to a furnace.

A few things you can check before you call for a technician to look at your heating system.

Sometimes there is a simple solution to a problems with your furnace that does not require a service person.   Make sure the power to the furnace is ‘ON’   Sometimes a furnace will have what’s called a ‘disconnect switch’ or a ‘service switch’.  It is a switch which will shut down the power to your furnace if you ever had a flood in the basement, or if the furnace is going to be serviced. This switch looks like a[…..]

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[…..]

Humidity on window.

High Humidity After Getting a New High Efficient Furnace

Excess Humidity after putting in a high efficiency furnace is not uncommon. High efficient furnaces do create condensation internally but not humidity in the home.  As your local furnace installation Winnipeg experts, we wanted to help clear up some details on this issue. This is a common misconception because these high efficient units are also dubbed, ‘condensing furnaces’ by some, because through the process of combustion and the removing of the heat from that combustion, the exhaust is brought to[…..]

A brand new lennox furnace installed in a basement.

Why Does Our High-Efficiency Gas Furnace Vent Hot?

Do You Need to be Concerned if Your Furnace Exhaust Pipe is Hot? Older style furnaces had their exhaust run up through the home and then up through the roof. Because the chimney is out of reach, most people have no idea how hot it can become. Whether the furnace is a standard (a conventional furnace 50-70%), mid-efficiency (70-80%) or a high-efficiency furnace, the provision for combustion air and flue gas vent systems is very important. Mid-efficiency furnaces have an[…..]

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.[…..]

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[…..]