The Benefits of a Ductless Heating and Cooling System

February 22nd, 2021
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Ductless heating and cooling systems, also known as ductless mini split heat pumps, continue to climb in popularity for both homes and businesses. You may be one of the many who is considering having a ductless system installed for your home. That you’re reading this means you want to know more about using ductless mini splits and how they may benefit your household. 

We’re glad to provide you with answers here. At least some of them: there’s plenty to know about ductless heating and cooling! After reading this, give us a call and we can fill you in on all the details that will help you decide if ductless cooling and ductless heating in Courtenay, BC is right for you. Below are a few of the biggest advantages of ductless mini split heat pumps.

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What Those Odd Sounds From Your Heating System Mean

January 25th, 2021
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Your heating system has a series of standard sounds it makes as it operates, and you’ll be familiar with them if you’ve used your current heater through at least one winter season. Although modern heating systems are designed to run as quietly as possible, they cannot run in absolute silence, and the noises of the heater turning on and off, the movement of air through ducts, the firing of burners, etc., are standard parts of winter in your home.

Changes to these sounds are often warnings that you need to call professionals for heater repair in Comox, BC. Anything that sounds “off,” or a heater that is making more noise than usual, is a good reason to have experts examine the system—it’s better to have any problems addressed early before they can develop into bigger problems, or even a system breakdown.

We’ve provided a list of what some of these noises may mean for the heater:

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Furnace Safety Tips for the Winter

December 28th, 2020
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Natural gas furnaces aren’t “dangerous” devices to have in a home: they’re not a constant concern for the health and safety of a household. There would be no way gas furnaces would be permitted in so many homes if they easily became deadly. 

However, any gas appliance has the potential to create combustion dangers and toxic gas leaks. As long as you know the basic safety precautions to take with your natural gas furnace, you can avoid such problems. Below we’ve listed the important steps to take to ensure you have a safe winter season of heating with your gas furnace.

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We Now Offer Duct Cleaning

December 11th, 2020
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We’ve got good news for our customers looking to get the best-working HVAC system possible: Temprite Climate Solutions now offers duct cleaning along with our other ductwork services (duct repair and replacement).

We recommend homes have duct cleaning done every three to five years, or whenever there are signs the ducts have become excessively clogged. If you aren’t sure if your ventilation system is due for a thorough cleaning, call us to arrange for an appointment. Proper duct cleaning can improve HVAC performance, lower energy bills, prolong the life of the heater and air conditioner, and contribute to less dust and debris circulated through a house.

For a job done right, call Temprite! Temprite Climate Solutions serves Courtenay, BC and the surrounding areas.

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Warning Signs You Need Boiler Repairs

November 30th, 2020
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Boilers are among the most dependable heating systems available to homeowners. Because they use fewer moving parts than furnaces or heat pumps, boilers accumulate less wear and tear and in general last longer. 

But there is no guarantee your boiler will always work without trouble. You may need to schedule boiler repair in Cumberland, BC this winter, and if possible, before the repair stops the boiler from heating your house! In this post, we’re going to look at several warning signs your boiler may send that will tell you the time to act is now when it comes to calling us for repairs. 

Rumbling and rattling sounds 

No, your boiler isn’t going to explode or something extreme like that. But when you hear this rumbling and rattling sound from the boiler, it often does mean that something is wrong.

One possibility is the circulating pump is malfunctioning and shaking inside its casing. This is one of the few mechanical parts of the boiler, so it needs to be monitored. If the sound is coming from inside the boiler tank, it probably means there’s buildup on the bottom of the tank, which will cause overheating and make the boiler less efficient.

Leaks

Water should never escape from the boiler: it’s designed as a closed-loop system. If you notice there is water puddling around the boiler tank, don’t mop it up and ignore it! Leaks put the boiler at risk in several ways, and repair experts need to seal up the leaks and replace the lost water.

Delays in room heating

If you’ve had your boiler for a few years, you know how long it takes on average for the house to start to heat up once the boiler has turned on. If the house is still heating up, but it’s taking much longer than before, there may be a circulation issue with the boiler. If your boiler is old (over 15 or 20 years), this may indicate it’s time for a new boiler. For a younger boiler, technicians can target what’s wrong and have it repaired.

Odd smells around the boiler

A boiler giving off unusual smells is almost always a bad sign. If the smell is acrid, like burning plastic or metal, there may be trouble with the circuits. (Yes, this is true for a gas boiler as well.) If the smell is like rotten eggs, you may be looking at a gas leak, which is a serious problem. Shut off the gas to the boiler. You may need to first call the gas company before calling us, and if your carbon monoxide detectors go off, leave the house immediately. 

Bills are higher than normal

A problem with the boiler may give you no more outward sign than simply making it more expensive to heat the house. There are numerous troubles that can force the boiler to work harder to provide the standard level of warmth you expect, and this will show up on your monthly bills. Don’t shrug your shoulders and pay more: call our experts to see what’s wrong and get it fixed.

Temprite Climate Solutions serves Courtenay, BC and the surrounding areas. For a job done right, call Temprite!

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Sign Up for Heating Maintenance in Fall

November 2nd, 2020
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This is one of the most important posts we’ll make this year—the reminder to all our customers and customers-to-be to sign up for heating maintenance for their central heater this fall. Routine maintenance inspections and tune-ups are an essential service to ensure the best performance from a heating system over the winter. 

This “best” performance doesn’t just mean getting an edge in heating quality. It can be the difference between a heater that works each day it’s needed and one that must be replaced years early. It’s the difference between a trouble-free winter with a heater and a system that needs heater repair in Parksville, BC—possibly more than once!

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This May Be the Fall When You Finally Get a Tankless Water Heater

October 5th, 2020
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You’ve been thinking about it. We know you have, because you got to this blog post and you are reading these words right now. But is this the moment? Is this when you make the switch you’ve planned on for years: getting rid of that old standard storage tank water heater and replacing it with a tankless water heater?

A good question, and we can help with the answer. But to get a full professional answer about installing a tankless water heater in Courtenay, BC, you’ll need to make an appointment with our experts. We can analyze your current situation and see what the best way forward is.

Is Your Current Water Heater Truly Finished?

Before you choose to have a new water heater of any type installed, you need to be certain you aren’t throwing away the current water heater too early. Most storage water heaters can last for more than 15 years, although past 20 years is pushing it—that’s a good time for a replacement.

If your current water heater is struggling to deliver the expected volume of hot water, is costing more than it once did to operate, or is starting to leak or corrode, then it’s also time to have it replaced. Our technicians can help find out if repairs can keep it going, but they’ll also tell you when repairs are throwing money away that you could spend on a new system.

What About the Tankless Water Heater Appeals to You?

We’re not trying to drive you away from a tankless water heater, not at all! In fact, there are probably some benefits to using a tankless system that you don’t know about. So, think about why you’re eager to have this type of water heater in your home. Is it …

  • The unlimited hot water supply? This is a huge one for people—a tankless hot water heater can’t run out of its supply of hot water because it doesn’t have one. It always heats up more. The system can be overwhelmed if multiple taps are on at one time, however, so you need to know how your household uses water.
  • The energy savings? A tankless water heater is more expensive to purchase than a storage tank water heater, but the amount of money it saves in energy reduction will pay you back in a few years.
  • The small size? Say goodbye to that space-consuming tank—tankless water heaters can be small enough to be installed onto a wall.
  • The longevity? With less energy consumed and work done, a tankless water heater ages slower than a standard water heater. You’ll have many more years to enjoy those energy savings and other benefits.

Let the Professionals Guide You

You must have professionals install a water heater of any kind in your house, so have them on the job early to help you make the right choice. Our water heater pros can help you find the ideal new water heater and size it properly so it delivers the results you expect.

Temprite Climate Solutions serves Courtenay, BC and Surrounding Areas. For a job done right, call Temprite!

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A Warning About AC Equipment Shortages

September 11th, 2020
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We always urge our customers to move quickly when they think they need AC services. Delaying on important repair and replacement jobs can make the situation worse. But right now we have a special reason to recommend customers calling as soon as possible for new air conditioning equipment: a national HVAC equipment shortage.  

Many contractors are experiencing backlogs of orders on air conditioning systems because of COVID-18-related manufacturer shutdowns. Some customers are waiting up to four weeks to receive new air conditioners. We currently have a full inventory, but this is peak season for new AC installations, so please call us to schedule your service as early as you can.

Don’t delay—Temprite Climate Solutions wants to help you during this peak season! For a job done right, call Temprite!

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Time Is Here

September 7th, 2020
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We hope that you scheduled your air conditioning tune-up in Parksville, BC in spring or early summer. This is an essential job to ensure you enjoy a summer without an AC that gives you grief with repairs, poor performance, or skyrocketing bills.

Now it’s almost fall, and that means we’re turning away from air conditioning and looking at heating. Heating maintenance, that is. It’s not cold yet, but there’s no better time to have your heater inspected and tuned-up than during a time when you don’t need to run it. You’ll be glad you got maintenance out of the way early so you’re ready when the first cold day of fall strikes.

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Figuring Out What Those Strange AC Noises Mean

August 11th, 2020
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An air conditioning system that’s making more noise than it used to, or is making unusual noises it hasn’t before, is a reason for concern. It may not mean that it’s time for a new AC installation in Courtenay, BC to replace the air conditioner, but it often indicates a need for repairs from expert technicians.

In this post, we’ll examine some of those out-of-the-ordinary sounds that might come from your air conditioner and what they mean. When in doubt, go straight to calling for professional repairs rather than tinker with the AC yourself. Making an accurate diagnosis of air conditioning problems is something only trained technicians can do. Amateur work risks getting the problem wrong, and therefore getting the “repair” wrong.

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