Pay Close Attention to Furnace Problems at the Start of Spring

March 20th, 2023

Spring means warmer weather, but it doesn’t mean warmer weather immediately. Because early spring is often a temperamental time for the weather, we caution our customers to watch out for problems with their furnaces at this time of year.

After all, the furnace has just gone through a hefty winter of work and it may start to develop problems during the final stretch. Below are some common furnace problems to watch for in early spring.

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Basic Gas Fireplace Troubles You May Encounter

March 6th, 2023

Having a fireplace in your home is one of the best indoor luxuries you can have, especially during another long winter. Thanks to gas fireplaces, you can enjoy the warmth and coziness of a home hearth without the inconveniences of storing wood and continually sweeping out ash.

If you’ve had a fireplace installation in Parksville, BC, you may at times need to schedule repairs for it. Our team has expertise with installation, maintenance, and repairs for gas fireplaces, and we’ll go over several of the basic problems you may encounter with your gas fireplace.

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What You Need to Know if You’re Interested in a Tankless Water Heater

February 20th, 2023

Tankless water heaters keep rising in popularity every year. More homeowners are replacing their standard storage tank water heater with tankless units, and an increasing number of new homes come with tankless systems already installed.

If you’re interested in a tankless water heater installation in Parksville, BC, but still feel hesitant about the change, this is the post for you.

We’ll break down the important facts you need to know about tankless water heaters so you can make an informed decision. We also strongly recommend you work with professionals before you make a choice.

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Temprite Climate Solutions Prepares to Partner Once Again With Habitat VIN for Affordable Housing Project

February 10th, 2023

Temprite Climate Solutions have been proud sponsors of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s affordable housing projects since 2016.  Once again, this January, Temprite’s crew is looking forward to partnering with Habitat VIN to provide 12 new units at 1375 Piercy Ave in Courtenay with Heat Recovery Ventilators, dryer ventilation and range hood ventilation.  

As in past projects with Habitat – this year, the company anticipates a few of their generous Red Seal HVAC Technicians will be volunteering their personal time for ventilation installations, and several Journeyperson’s time and expertise will be provided at a reduced cost by Temprite.  A portion of the equipment for these ventilation projects has been provided to Habitat at a reduced cost, and some of it has been a Gift in Kind from Temprite Climate Solutions.  

Over the past six years, Temprite has offered Habitat Vancouver Island North donations of time and volunteer hours to the value of over $20,000 for their projects in the Comox Valley and Campbell River.  By the end of 2023, it is expected that this contribution will likely double! 

The company anticipates a Team Temprite volunteer day at the end of January – where Temprite Technicians will work alongside Temprite Admin and Shop Team volunteering to lend a hand wherever needed. 

The entire Temprite Team, along with owners Lance Petty and Keanan Egeland, are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Habitat friends once again on this significant project providing affordable housing to the Comox Valley community. 

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About Temprite Climate Solutions: Temprite Climate Solutions is a locally owned HVAC Company founded in 2013.  Over the past 9 years, what started as a tiny company of two Technicians – has grown to a robust team of 36 professionals of Red Seal Sheet Metal, Refrigeration, Electrical Journeypersons and Administrative Professionals providing thorough and efficient HVAC Installations, Service and Duct Cleaning from Oceanside to North Island.

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The Sequencer in Your Electric Furnace: How It Works

February 6th, 2023

If you use an electric furnace to warm your home in winter, you certainly aren’t alone. Although natural gas furnaces are the most common type of heating system in Canada, not all homes can connect to a gas line to power them. Some people prefer not to burn natural gas in their homes because of concerns about safety. 

Electric furnaces have several advantages as heaters, such as longer service lives, lower upfront purchase cost, and fewer repairs.

Parts can still malfunction, of course, and we’d like to draw your attention to an important part of your electric furnace that helps it run better, but which can also develop faults and cause problems. This part is the sequencer.

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Safety Tips for Using Your Gas Fireplace

January 23rd, 2023

There’s probably a direct correlation between how much people enjoy the winter season and whether they have a fireplace in their home.

Fireplaces bring a special cozy touch to the season that you can’t get from using a furnace or boiler—even if those heaters are much more effective at spreading warmth all around your home.

Thanks to gas fireplaces, it’s even easier to enjoy a glowing hearth without the work and inconvenience of wood-burning fireplaces. Gas fireplaces are safer as well, although they do have their own safety concerns.

To help you get the most from your gas fireplace in Qualicum Beach, BC this winter, we’re going to go over a few important safety tips.

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Winter and Spring Are Both Good Times to Have an Air Purifier in Your House

January 9th, 2023

Air purifiers in a house are beneficial at any time of the year. You can always benefit from breathing cleaner air, after all. But the current season and the next—winter and spring—are when you can reap the most benefits from having an effective air purifier in Parksville, BC.

Our technicians are glad to help you find the ideal type of air purification and air filtration system that will ease the troubles of winter and spring.

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How Your Gas Furnace Runs Safely Each Winter

December 26th, 2022

“Are gas furnaces dangerous?” People often ask us this question, and the answer is a conditional “no.”

If gas furnaces posed major safety dangers, they would not be permitted in homes in the first place. A gas furnace can develop safety issues due to neglect and age, which is why we strongly recommend that our customers arrange for annual maintenance to keep their furnace in the best shape.

This gives us an opportunity to catch potential problems before they become problems. One of the reasons gas furnaces can operate at safe levels is because they’re constructed with several safety features to minimize risk. We’ll look at some of these features below.

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Tips to Lower Your Heating Costs This Winter

December 12th, 2022

Everybody is looking for ways to cut down costs and save money. You might not have realized one place where you could reduce your cost of living is with your heating system.

We don’t mean you have to shut off the heater for long stretches of time so you and your family need to bundle up in full parkas when you’re indoors. There are some simple ways you can lower the amount of work your heating system does without making major sacrifices in comfort. 

Below are a few of our best tips for less expensive heating this winter (and every winter to come).

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The Advantages of a Propane Fireplace

November 28th, 2022

You’re considering getting a fireplace for your home, or else you want to change your current wood burning fireplace for a different type. But there’s a problem: your house doesn’t have access to a natural gas line, so you can’t have a standard gas log fireplace put in. 

Without natural gas in your home, your best option when it comes to a fireplace in Parksville, BC is to have a propane fireplace installed. You don’t need to expend large amounts of money trying to get a gas line to your house (if that’s even possible in your situation). Instead, a propane fireplace works from a tank of propane you have periodically refilled—and propane is an abundant and easily accessible energy source. You can fill a standard 18 liter  propane tank for around CAD$20. 

If you want more convincing, here are several major benefits of switching to a propane fireplace.

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