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

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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Boiler Repair 101: Terminology You Should Know

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Since the start of 2021, we’ve been hearing from homeowners all over the area who want to help maintain their heating systems. The first step towards this goal is being a more informed homeowner, and we’re always happy to help!

For boiler owners, this starts with understanding some of the ins and outs of your boiler system. That’s why we’ve put together a little miniature glossary of terms that can help you parse the different phrases that you might encounter when dealing with boiler repair in Kiscoty, AB.

Look, you should always call for professional help when you run into a boiler problem. But it doesn’t hurt to have a little bit of knowledge about your heating system, so you can better communicate what the problem is to us. If that sounds like a good idea, then read on and keep a notebook handy or print this page out to use for future reference!

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Let’s Focus on the Safety of Your Furnace

Monday, January 18th, 2021

There’s a pretty heightened concern for safety nowadays. While a global pandemic rages on and health concerns become front and center, we thought it would be important to touch on one of the most important aspects of HVAC service—furnace safety.

Thousands of homes in Canada experience fires every year due to gas furnaces that have malfunctioned. This isn’t to say that the technology is at fault since many of these fires can and should have been prevented. This goes to show the importance of gas furnace maintenance, and ample repairs when you need them. If you’ve ever wondered about what can go wrong when you decide to skip maintenance repairs, you could be inviting a safety concern into your home.

So, let’s focus on your furnace’s safety by staying informed. We will talk about the benefits of furnace repair in Maidstone, SK and how you can better avoid a catastrophic problem.

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Deal with the Cold Using Our Help!

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Temperatures are plummeting. It’s been an exceptionally warm year, but that was bound to change eventually. Heaters are being used on full blast these days and it’s up to you to ensure your home gets the comfort and efficiency you want.

Sure, you can ignore the heater problems that are constantly giving you headaches. Maybe your heater has another few years left in it if you ignore any noises or higher heating bills as they come. You could just say goodbye to your old system and invest in the cheapest heater installation in Lashburn, SK. Though, these are far from the most economical solutions to choose from.

Let’s talk about why our team does what it does and has the price tag you see on our website. We want to make the case that there’s nobody better to choose for your next heater installation than us.

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