Your AC Is Cooling … But Not as Much as It Should

July 26th, 2021
flushed-man-in-front-of-fan

A properly installed central air conditioning system for a home is supposed to create comfort throughout the house. Air conditioning systems are designed to provide 11°C of cooling for a house, and that’s often more than enough for people to feel comfortable (provided the air conditioning system is large enough).

But what if your AC isn’t holding up its promise? If you turn on the AC, set it to a comfortable (but not too cold) setting of 26°C, and it isn’t much hotter than 37°C outside (a pretty hot day for us), but you don’t feel the house cooling down like you expect, you may have an air conditioner problem. 

Below will look at some reasons your air conditioner is losing its cooling capacity and struggling to make your summer as cool as you want it.

Continue Reading

Take Advantage of These Rebates for Heat Pump Installation

July 12th, 2021
checkmark-green

At Temprite Climate Solutions, we are not only in the business of helping people solve comfort problems in their homes. We also find ways to help our customers save energy with the installation of high-efficiency equipment. Making the upgrade to better energy efficiency doesn’t have to be as costly as you may believe: there are several rebates available that can significantly reduce costs.

Continue Reading

Watch Out for AC Refrigerant Leaks!

June 28th, 2021
air-conditioner-condenser-3D-render

Many of the most common problems that can affect a central air conditioning system occur during the last five or so years of the system’s service life. Wear and tear take their toll—even with regular maintenance done each year—and the AC will require attention from professionals until it reaches the point where it costs less to have a new system installed than to continue with repairs.

In this post, we’re looking at a problem that can strike earlier in an AC’s service life, sometimes starting after five years: refrigerant leaks. The copper lines that carry refrigerant through the air conditioner can corrode because of chemicals found in household air, and this often causes refrigerant to escape. Refrigerant loss is a major problem for an AC, that will lower its effectiveness and efficiency and can also cause a catastrophic breakdown. We’ll give you some help understanding these problems and spotting the signs you need air conditioning service in Campbell River, BC to fix refrigerant leaks.

Continue Reading

Get Your AC Tuned-Up Before the Summer Heat!

June 1st, 2021
AC-technician-washing-condenser

Are you enjoying the spring weather? This is one of the most relaxing times of the year when it comes to outside temperatures, hitting that sweet spot between too cool and too hot. But these spring temperatures won’t last much longer. Your home’s air conditioning system will soon start its regular work of cooling down your family—and it might not be ready for the job.

There’s one way to make sure your AC is prepared for the summer, and that’s with a professional tune-up and inspection. Thanks to professional maintenance, you can lower the chance you’ll need to call for AC repair in Parksville, BC or have an air conditioner that wastes money whenever it comes on. 

Continue Reading

The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

May 17th, 2021
tankless-water-heater

If you found your way to this post, you probably have plans for a new water heater installation in Qualicum Beach, BC this summer. Not only do you have the plans, you have an idea to make the switch from a standard storage water heater (a.k.a. a tank water heater) to a tankless water heater. 

We approve of considering tankless water heaters, which offer many benefits for households. Although a tankless water heater might not fit with your home’s needs—no two households have the same water usage patterns and requirements—you’ll at least benefit from taking a look at what one of these systems can offer you. 

Below we’ll look into the main benefits of using a tankless water heater.

Continue Reading

What a UV Air Purifier Can Do for a Home

April 19th, 2021
UV-air-purifier-light

If you’re looking to improve your home’s indoor air quality, you have several options for air quality devices. There are basic filters and room air purifiers you can purchase from stores, but these rarely offer much improvement. The best route is to contact a professional HVAC contractor who works with specialized air quality equipment, such as air filtration and air purification systems, humidity controls, and heat recovery ventilators (HRVs). 

One air cleaning option is the UV air purifier, also known as a UV germicidal light. We offer service to install UV germicidal lights and can answer any questions you might have about them. We’ll address a few of the main questions below to give you a better idea of what UV purification systems do and if you need one. 

Continue Reading

How Long Will My Boiler Last?

March 22nd, 2021
boiler-residential

If you use a boiler to provide heat to your house, then one of the biggest benefits you’ll receive from it is a (hopefully) long service life that can overtake the life expectancies of most furnaces and heat pumps. The reason for this longevity is that boilers use fewer moving mechanical parts, and therefore wear down much slower. Boilers still face issues that can arise from corrosion, but these are easily delayed if the system has routine maintenance.

But you want a better idea of what to expect from your boiler. How long will it keep running effectively before it’s time to schedule boiler service in Campbell River, BC to put in a new one?

Continue Reading

The Benefits of a Ductless Heating and Cooling System

February 22nd, 2021
ductless-mini-split-on-the-wall

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.

Continue Reading

What Those Odd Sounds From Your Heating System Mean

January 25th, 2021
woman-listening

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:

Continue Reading

Furnace Safety Tips for the Winter

December 28th, 2020
furnace-with-pipes

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.

Continue Reading