How To - HVAC

No Heat – How to re-light your furnace pilot light

No Heat - The good news is, it's usually a pilot light problem on old furnaces and you can fix that.

    Did you wake up this morning and your house was extremely cold? You go to turn up the heat at the thermostat but the furnace isn't responding. No heat calls to furnace service companies are all too common in Edmonton, one of the most common reasons is a pilot light that is not working. If you have a natural gas burning furnace the burner would be ignited by either a standing pilot flame which is most often found in older furnaces or an electronic ignition which is found in modern furnaces. If you have an older furnace and it's a standing pilot you'll see that the flame is lit all the time, if you have a newer furnace then you probably have electronic ignition and that flame is only lit when your furnace is calling for heat. (more…)

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Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Edmonton – Part 1 Interior

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Edmonton

Fall home maintenance checklist edmontonFall is right around the corner, you can feel the cold mornings and shorter days: it’s time to get your house ready for the colder months ahead. The fall is a busy time of year for home owners as they prepare for the long winter months that we face in northern Canada but it’s also a great time to take advantage of the final warm days of the year to fix any damages before winter sets in. Here are a few home maintenance ideas that will prepare your home for the upcoming season.

Interior Maintenance Checklist - Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Edmonton

Did you know that heating and cooling your home contributes to 47% of the energy costs in your home? You can save approximately 20% on these costs by proper sealing and insulation. Air leaks found around windows and doors can be easily found using a lighter or lite candle and watching for the flame to flicker. Apply caulking or weather stripping to these areas will reduce drafts and energy bills. (more…)

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