5 Signs that Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning in Winnipeg | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

5 Signs that Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning in Winnipeg, MB

One of the common questions that we get as specialists for HVAC systems in Manitoba, is how often should we get our ducts cleaned? This question is unique to each home. So many variables are at play such as where you live, how often you open your windows, do you have pets and many others. Signs that you may be a good candidate to have your ducts cleaned: Some obvious signs are dust build up on or around the vents. […]

Residential Heat Recovery Ventilator | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

Should I turn off my HRV in the Summer?

Well, even though it’s still cool out, I think it’s safe to say that summer is coming, and not a moment too soon IMO.  Which means it’s time to put away the snow shovels and pull out the rakes and mower.  Although there are a lot more things going on outdoors, there is some housekeeping indoors that needs attending to as well. Some people turn off their humidifiers and turn the humidifier dampers to “Summer” where applicable.  Others close all[…..]

FURNACE FRESH AIR INTAKE 101 | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

Furnace Fresh Air Intake 101

Fresh air intakes are a key component the HVAC system utilizes to maintain a safe and comfortable indoor environment in your home. We are going to discuss what a fresh air intake is and how a properly installed fresh air intake can increase your unit’s efficiency, performance, and prolong the life of your furnace. We will also cover how fresh air intakes play a vital role in determining your home’s indoor air quality.   What is a fresh air intake?[…..]

Dehumidifier-Benefits| Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

Benefits of Dehumidifiers…

Weatherman on Dehumidifiers… How they can save you money and keep your Home healthy A home’s climate is so much more than just a temperature.  One of the characteristics of the air in your Home is how much moisture is in the air you breath.  Humidity is so often considered when it comes to a home’s HVAC systems.  It can be very uncomfortable in Winnipeg when the dry winter air infiltrates our homes.  Its bad for the hardwoods, furniture, musical[…..]

furnace filters | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

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[…..]

humidity problems after new mid or high efficiency furnace

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[…..]

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[…..]

HRV provides fresh air and improved climate control | Weather Tech

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.[…..]

Save Money Using Your Smart Thermostat | Weather Tech Heating and Cooling

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[…..]