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 […]

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?[…..]

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[…..]

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[…..]

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[…..]

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[…..]

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[…..]