7 Signs of a Clogged Drain

One minute, everything is nice and dry. The next thing you know, you are ankle-deep in murky water. The culprit? A clogged drain. A clogged drain is a nuisance that can potentially cause health hazards. If you are asking if there are ways to detect a clogged drain before a plumbing emergency, there are. Below we present the seven signs …

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Most Common Reasons for HVAC Service Calls

Your HVAC system is designed to keep you comfortable all year round, but that doesn’t mean it’s always going to work exactly the way you need. When you have issues with your HVAC system, it’s important to call in a professional to get the help you need. Let’s review the most common reasons for HVAC service calls. Thermostat Malfunctions When …

Why Does My Garbage Disposal Smell?

Why Does My Garbage Disposal Smell?

A garbage disposal is a handy appliance that helps make kitchen clean-up quick and efficient. The impellers break down food morsels and scraps and easily wash them down the drain and out of sight. But when your garbage disposal starts to smell bad, it’s time to find a quick solution before things get out of hand. Let’s review some reasons …

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How to Lower Energy Costs of Your HVAC System

You rely on heating, ventilation, and cooling to keep your indoor space comfortable all year round. But heating and cooling can be expensive. Your HVAC system accounts for about 40% of your utility bill, but there are steps you can take to lower the energy costs of your HVAC system significantly. From routine maintenance to various DIY tasks, let’s take …

Bathtub Draining

Bathtub Draining Slow? Read This

If your bathtub is draining slowly, you’re not alone. Most bathtubs clog for the same reason. And the process doesn’t happen overnight. If you don’t clean your drains regularly, you risk having a serious clog in the future. But the good news is that most drain problems are simple to fix. We’ll see how you can do that. But first, …

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What Causes the Suction Line to Freeze Up?

Refrigerants have two copper lines that connect the indoor evaporator coil and the outdoor heat pump. The suction line is the larger tube that has insulation. It carries cool gas under low pressure from the indoor evaporator to the outdoor compressor. The suction line is also called the return or the vapor line. The other line is usually smaller and …

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Do Tankless Water Heaters Really Save Money?

What if we told you that you could cut water heating bills without compromising water availability? That is the proposition of tankless water heaters. For most homeowners, low-cost water heating is a priority, so it makes sense that you would opt for an energy-efficient tankless water heating system. Energy efficiency and low utility bills go hand in hand. But how …

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What’s the Difference Between Evaporator and Condenser Coils?

When you’re AC system isn’t working at full capacity, there are many potential culprits that could be causing the problems. Two possible suspects are the evaporator coil and condenser coils. Most homeowners in Calgary aren’t sure which coil is which or what they do, but we’ve created an in-depth guide to help you tell the difference. How Does an Evaporator …

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How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?

Tankless water heaters offer a space-saving option to provide hot water to your home. As the name implies, they do not require a tank which often has homeowners scratching their heads when trying to understand how they work. Here we explain how a tankless water heater works and why a tankless water heater might be right for you. What is …

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

As a homeowner, you should become more familiar with the various systems of your home. When you understand how things work, you also start to understand the importance of proper care and maintenance of those components. One of the most important systems in your home is your HVAC system. Your air conditioner requires special attention to keep it functioning efficiently, …