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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[…..]

Causes of AC Refrigerant Leaks

Many homeowners are often misinformed about the specific nature of refrigerant leaks in their air conditioning system.  This often leads to the homeowner wasting money on multiple service calls to recharge a leaking system.   First, let’s take a deeper look at ways you can identify a refrigerant leak from our experience as Winnipeg air conditioner repair technicians and what causes the leak in the first place. Then we will touch on the importance of proper installation and service, plus[…..]

Tips to Prevent Losing Heat in Your Home

Heating your home is a heavy expense, particularly in climates where winters can be long and bitter like here in Manitoba. Even if your home is in good condition with a functioning furnace, it may surprise you to know that it is possible your house is still losing heat. If you would like to reduce your heating costs as much as you can, it is a good idea to take a look at your home for any culprits. In addition,[…..]

How Often Should My Air Conditioner Run?

How long or how often your home’s air conditioner runs is a common concern for many homeowners wondering if their system is working efficiently, or even if it is the right size for their home. So before you call your favorite air conditioner repair Winnipeg experts at Weather Tech, there are many factors which would determine the ‘run time’ of an A/C unit that we will look at. Correct Sizing of the System When an air conditioning system is first installed[…..]

Issues Caused By An Oversized Furnace

When it comes to buying a furnace for your home, bigger is not always better. Although many home owners mistakenly believe that a larger unit will be more productive, installing a furnace that is too big for the area in which it will operate can cause a multitude of problems. For this reason, furnaces come in a variety of sizes to suit the needs of different properties, lifestyles, and environments. If you have noticed an increase in your utility bill[…..]

7 Ways To Cool Your House

After a seemingly endless wait, the summer weather is finally upon us. This means days are spent relaxing by the pool, hanging out at the beach, enjoying cookouts with family and friends and going away on summer vacations. Unfortunately, it also means the oppressive heat and humidity in Winnipeg can keep you indoors and ruin your fun. To alleviate your discomfort, here are seven ways to keep your house cool in the summer.   1. Mind the Blinds Although this[…..]

Potential Ductless AC Problems

Many Winnipeg homeowners are opting for ductless air conditioners instead of installing central A/C systems. Especially if they have a boiler heating system, wherein a central A/C system cannot be installed.  Ductless split systems are the perfect solution to cool these homes in the hot summer months and even provide heat in summer’s shoulder seasons too! In certain situations, a ductless system can work more efficiently, be easier to maintain, and lower your utility bill. In addition, it gives you[…..]