Temprite Climate Solutions Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

How Your Gas Furnace Runs Safely Each Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2022
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“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

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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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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Watch for These Signs of Problems With Your Boiler

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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One of the best advantages of using a boiler to heat your home is that a boiler runs into fewer malfunctions than a furnace. This is because a boiler has fewer moving mechanical parts that can suffer from wear and tear.

However, a boiler can encounter its own set of problems, and to help reduce the inconvenience of having to call for an emergency repair for your boiler, we’ve listed some of the signs to watch for that will give you an early warning of trouble. When you notice these boiler issues, call us for boiler repair in Campbell River, BC so we can get your heating system fixed before the trouble gets worse—and you’re trapped in the middle of winter with no heat!

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Fall Is Officially Here: Time to Schedule Your Heating Maintenance!

Monday, September 19th, 2022
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It’s now officially fall—or at least it probably will be by the time you read this. (The first day of fall—the Autumnal Equinox—is September 22 this year). We often experience hot days in the early fall, but we all know that the cold days will soon arrive, and possibly sooner than we expect.

This is why we recommend our clients take advantage of this transitional time, when you won’t need your heater and HVAC technicians to have less busy schedules, to arrange for your annual heater Maintenance in Comox, BC.

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Should Your Repair or Replace Your Boiler at the End of the Winter?

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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Our weather is starting to warm up, but it’s still cold enough that homes will need to depend on their heating systems for a bit longer—and we all know that March and early April can toss surprise cold snaps at us. Still, this is the time of year when we recommend that homeowners take stock of their heating system if it’s started to show signs of problems. 

In this post, we’ll look at boilers. Boilers can last longer than forced-air heaters (furnaces, heat pumps), but they still won’t last forever, no matter how much we’d like that. If you have started to run into problems with your boiler—such as poor performance, reduced heating, strange noises, higher energy bills—at the end of the winter, you’ll want to consider whether the heater needs repairs or if it’s time to replace it entirely. We offer complete boiler service in Port Alberni, BC and throughout Courtenay, BC and the surrounding areas, so we can shed some light on this conundrum and help you make the best choice for your home comfort future.

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Can an Electric Furnace Keep My House Warm Enough?

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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If you’re asking this question, it’s likely because you’re accustomed to receiving warmth from a natural gas furnace, or you know that natural gas furnaces have high heating capacity and work fast at delivering warmth to homes. This makes it sound like an electric furnace is the weaker option, one that can’t meet a home’s demands when the outdoor temperature is intensely cold—which describes plenty of our winter days and nights!

Although we recommend natural gas furnaces to homes that have a connection to a municipal gas line, there is no reason why installing an electric furnace in Campbell River, BC can’t provide you and your family with the warmth you need. For an all-electric house, an electric furnace is a perfectly viable choice. In fact, electric furnaces do have several benefits to consider.

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Reasons to Be Glad You Have a Boiler

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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Tired of the cold? Or maybe you love the cold—as long as you have a snug place to escape to after a romp in the snow.

Either way, you’re probably glad you have a boiler in Parksville, BC for your home. Boilers provide radiant heating rather than forced-air heating, and there are several terrific things about radiant heating. Below are five reasons to be glad you have a boiler!

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Cracked Heat Exchanger: How a Furnace Can Become Hazardous

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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Gas furnaces are a powerful and energy-efficient way to heat a home. We’re familiar with the the usefulness of a gas furnace in Tofino, BC for a household, and we never want to discourage people from looking into installing a natural gas furnace.

But any gas-burning appliance comes with some level of safety risk. Not a large risk, because otherwise these appliances would never receive approval for home use. It’s important, however, for consumers to know about ways any gas appliance could become hazardous, how best to avoid them, and what to do if problems develop. 

In that vein, today we’ll examine one of the ways a natural gas furnace can become hazardous: a cracked heat exchanger.

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Is It Time for a Boiler Replacement?

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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Boilers are sturdy heating systems, and they often outlast natural gas heaters by five years or more. But no boiler is sturdy enough to last forever. If you live in your home long enough, you’ll eventually come to a point when the next boiler service in Parksville, BC you need to schedule is a boiler replacement.

You don’t want to replace your boiler before you have to. This begs the question: how can you know when your current boiler has reached its limits and it needs to be replaced? You could just wait for your boiler to completely fail, but that’s a bad idea for many reasons—it leaves you abruptly trapped without heat, the boiler will waste immense amounts of energy in the last year or so, and the boiler could even become hazardous. We want to help you recognize the signs of a boiler ready for replacement before you face serious problems!

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Your Gas Fireplace Needs Regular Maintenance as Well

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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Fall is the time of the year that we recommend our customers schedule maintenance for their central heating systems. Taking care of your furnace, boiler, or heat pump before winter arrives is the best way to ensure you enjoy vital comfort throughout the season without troubles from repairs or high bills due to wear and tear.

Your central heating system isn’t the only heater in your house that requires attention from professionals. If you enjoy a gas or propane fireplace in Campbell River, BC, we advise you to schedule maintenance service for it as well. You may not depend on the fireplace to warm the whole house, but it’s a great addition and brings a special cozy ambiance to the winter days and nights that you just can’t get from a central furnace. Regular maintenance lets you enjoy your fireplace to the fullest, without worries about safety or operating problems.

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