Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

How Much Is a “Reasonable Amount” for Heating Bills?

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Now that winter is over and springtime is getting warmer, we can finally write a retrospective blog about our heating systems and the money we were forced to spend on them. It was a pretty harsh winter, and winters aren’t getting any easier around here, so we thought it would be handy to discuss how much a heating system should cost.

Your heating bill usually accounts for 1/3 of your total utility bill according to Energy Star, so it’s important to weigh this ratio heavily when you’re planning for the future or looking at past bills.

If it looks like almost half of your budget went to your heating bills, or you had an excessive need for heating service in Paradise Hill, SK, then there might be some work that needs to be done to prepare for next winter. Your heating system might need to be replaced by a newer, more efficient one!

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3 Ways to Affordably Replace Your Heater

Monday, March 14th, 2022

So, your heater barely made it through this winter and you’re concerned about next winter, right? That’s a viable fear to have. Next winter is going to be just as bad as this one, if not worse, and you need to be prepared. The first step towards better comfort and efficiency is realizing when your heating system is on its way out.

We’ve covered in other blogs ways to tell if your heating system needs to be replaced, so feel free to check those out if you’re on the fence about the condition of your heating system. Today, we’re going to focus on saving money when it comes to replacement, which is one of the most expensive heating services in Kitscoty, AB.

Let’s cover 3 distinct ways that you can save money on your next heating replacement bill, and what you can do today to get ready for this expenditure.

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Your Furnace Needs Repairs If It’s Smoking

Monday, February 28th, 2022

People have pretty different reactions when it comes to smelling smoke. Some people think of a late-night out camping and a campfire, and the smell brings with it fond memories. Other people can quickly become alert because smoke can mean fire somewhere it shouldn’t be. We’re not here to make you feel or think a certain way, we just want to make it clear that smoke coming from a furnace is never a good thing.

Yes, a gas furnace is burning materials to heat your home, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. Smoke isn’t as much of a byproduct from the combustion of natural gas, and smoke that comes from your furnace and into your home is a big problem. If you’re detecting smoke anywhere in your home, or even abundantly coming from the exhaust port then we urge you to call our team for furnace repair in Lloydminster, SK.

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5 Signs Your Furnace Is Getting Old

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

What happens if your furnace konks out suddenly?

What’s more, it seems that problems like this always happen on the coldest day of the year. You’re forced to deal with a furnace that doesn’t work and may be pushed into buying one that doesn’t quite fit your needs. Plus, you can imagine how hard it is to find someone for heater installation in Vermilion, AB in the dead of winter!

Wouldn’t it be nice to take your time?

You can if you get a new furnace before the old one completely dies. But, how do you know your furnace is getting close to the end? Let’s look at 5 surefire signs you can be on the lookout for.

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When Do You Need to Replace Your Old Boiler?

Monday, December 20th, 2021

This is a tricky question. We know that homeowners don’t have an unlimited amount of money to spend on their heating system, so making the right call for your unique situation is the most important part of this equation.

While many homeowners will run their boilers for several decades, the truth is that most boiler systems aren’t built to last more than 20 years. And what makes things worse is that a boiler physically can run for a long time, but it might not be running as efficiently as it should be. This means that the longer you run your boiler past its expiration date, the more money you’re wasting on repairs and high utility bills.

Our team is all about providing heating installations in Blackfoot, AB that will provide the best cost-savings for the long term. So, let’s figure out if you have a boiler that needs to be replaced.

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“Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air Into My Home?”

Monday, December 6th, 2021

This is quite a concerning event. Temperatures are officially getting to freezing and below, so now is the most important time to make sure your heating system is running effectively. Especially for those homeowners that invested in yearly maintenance, you might be frustrated when your heat pump system starts blowing cold air into your house. What a bad problem to have!

Well, it’s not exactly a problem. Heat pumps can run into some issues when temperatures drop below freezing and the coils of the system start collecting ice. This blog is all about the “defrost mode” that many heat pumps will run, and why this isn’t a problem.

However, if your heat pump is continuously blowing cool air into your home on one of the coldest days of the year, then you’ve absolutely got a problem and you need to contact our team for heating repair in Blackburn, AB.

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3 Reasons You Might Need a Furnace Fix

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Furnaces are reliable heating systems in our area. So many homeowners depend on hot-air furnaces that are powered either by electricity or natural gas, so it makes sense that you might be vigilant about a budding problem in your unit. Furnaces that start developing problems are going to put out less heat and they’re probably going to cost more in the long run, so the faster you get your system repaired, the better!

There’s a good reason why we’re referred to as “Lloydminster’s Plumbing and Heating Authority,” and that’s because we know exactly how to help a homeowner with a furnace problem.

Let’s focus on three specific issues that might be occurring in your furnace, and why our team can help you with heating repair in Lloydminster, SK. For any additional questions, or if you think you might have a furnace issue that’s unique and different from the ones listed, then don’t hesitate to call us!

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Our Five-Point Fall Furnace Checklist

Monday, October 25th, 2021

That title sounded like a mouthful, didn’t it? But all jokes aside, it’s important that homeowners really start the season off strong by doing a few things for their heating systems that ensure they’re safe for the winter. Sure, nothing compares to professional maintenance, or calling our team for that quick heating repair in Paradise Hill, SK, but you’ll soon find that there are additional things you might want to do as a homeowner.

When was the last time you changed your air filter? Or when was the last time you actually cleared out some space around your furnace? These aren’t just tips to improve efficiency and to help your system run better, they’re also tips to help your system run safely.

Today we’re going to focus on five different things you could do for your furnace while you get it in shape for the cold months ahead!

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End of the Season Boiler Checklist

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Boilers are durable if anything. Homeowners are often surprised when they call our team thinking their boiler is on their last legs, only to hear that it’s doing rather well and will last another 5 years pretty easily. It’s not magic, boilers are robust and designed to outlast other heating systems because they don’t focus on sending air through the vents. You’re never in need of air filter changes because the system doesn’t utilize air at all!

We’re going to provide a pretty thorough end of the season boiler checklist to ensure you’re taking appropriate care of your system. While our team performs expert boiler services in Lloydminster, SK, we can’t do everything by ourselves. You as a homeowner will be in charge of the interim for your system.

So, let’s talk about just a few things you can do for your boiler to ensure it lasts well into the future!

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5 Tips to Keep Things Cozy

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Nobody wants to confront the fact that their heater might not keep their home warm enough every winter. We like to think that when we press the button and the heater turns on, that magically every inch of your home will now be comfortable, but that’s just not always the case.

Heaters have it rough up here, but luckily we don’t need to sit here and take it. While we would urge homeowners with serious problems occuring in their heating systems to call us for heater repair in Vermilion, AB, we’d also like to tell you that there are other things you can do.

Homeowners have a plethora of best practices that they can participate in to minimize fuel costs, improve the air quality of their home, and make things more comfortable. We’re always here to help, and if your heater needs an extra nudge, don’t hesitate to call us.

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