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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, …

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How to Plunge Like a Plumber

If you’ve ever come face to face with a clogged toilet, you know it can be pretty tense. Watching that water rise quickly and knowing you only have a few minutes or even seconds to react can be extremely stressful. The last thing you want is for the contents of that bowl to overflow onto your floor! If you want …

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What Direction Should I Run My Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans offer an affordable way to keep your rooms cooler in the heat of summer, and you can also use them to keep your home warmer in the winter. The job of a ceiling fan is to help circulate air. What most people don’t realize is that fans have a few settings to not only adjust the speed of …

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Why Is My Toilet Tank Empty?

If you notice your toilet isn’t flushing properly, it could be a tank issue. Lift the lid (if it’s accessible) of your toilet tank and take a look inside. This tank runs clean water, which helps your toilet flush. If the tank is empty, there could be a problem. At ClearView Services we specialize in home and business plumbing across …