Does the Buzzing Noise From My AC Unit Mean It Needs to be Repaired?

Ideally, our air conditioning units should operate in relative silence. Older units, however, tend to make a bit of noise, and the same can be said for units that have not had regular maintenance checks. In all, all air conditioners are going to make some manner of noise, but sometimes it can be hard to tell which type of noise is normal and which is not. In the event that what you are hearing is a loud buzzing noise, it […]

Reduced Cooling From Ductless AC Unit Causes

As a homeowner, you expect your ductless air conditioning unit to efficiently and properly cool your home, no matter if it does it slowly or quickly. If your ductless A/C unit stops cooling your home to a comfortable level, it does not necessarily mean that it is time to replace your entire system. We have come up with several possible reasons why your ductless AC unit may not be cooling your home properly.   Your A/C Unit is Too Small[…..]

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[…..]

What To Do If Your Furnace Is Leaking Water

Very few things can cause a homeowner to panic quite like coming home and finding a water leak. But what exactly do you do when you realize that your furnace is leaking water? First, don’t panic, we will go through a list of things to check over to see if it something minimal or if you will need one of our highly trained professionals from Weather Tech to come fix your leaky furnace.   We suggest you follow the troubleshooting[…..]

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?[…..]

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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[…..]

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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[…..]

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[…..]