Temprite Climate Solutions Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Campbell River’

Have You Had Your Fireplace Professionally Cleaned? Here’s Why to Schedule It

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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You might think that a natural gas fireplace is as durable as a heating system gets. Fireplaces can last for many years, and since most people who have a fireplace in their home use it mostly for atmosphere and additional warmth rather than as a main source of heating, fireplaces don’t see the same level of use as furnaces or boilers. They also don’t burn wood and therefore don’t produce creosote, soot, ashes, and other byproducts that make regular cleaning so critical for wood-burning fireplaces. In fact, one of the reasons most people prefer gas fireplaces is they don’t require daily cleaning and maintenance. 

But gas fireplaces do require professional maintenance and upkeep on a regular basis, and if you don’t have an annual cleaning and inspections for your fireplace Campbell River, BC, it could turn into a costly problem—and the fireplace might even become unsafe. We offer gas fireplace cleaning and maintenance, and we’ll explain below why you should make this a regular service in your home. 

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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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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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How Tankless Water Heaters Work

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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The standard water heater, also called a storage tank water heater, has a simple operation to understand. A larger tank stores a supply of water, which gas jets heat until it reaches the desired temperature for use. When a water tap turns on in the house, a pump moves the hot water from the tank to the tap. The water heater must run regularly to keep its water supply heated, both because of the depletion of water as its used and because of standby heat loss (i.e. heat escaping through the tank walls).

This conventional method of water heating has worked for households for decades, but it’s no longer the only method of supplying hot water for residential needs. The tankless water heater is now a popular alternate choice. This type of water heater boasts several advantages for the right household. But how exactly does a water heater with no tank even work? We’ll get into that below.

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A Short-Cycling AC May Be a Short-Lived AC!

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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A central air conditioning system runs in cycles: the thermostat sends a request for cooling to the air conditioner’s control board, the board turns on the compressor to place refrigerant under pressure, and the refrigerant circulates to remove heat from indoors. The cycle concludes after the thermostat registers the AC has met the target temperature, causing the compressor to cycle down (although the blower fan may continue to run).

A standard cooling cycle lasts for 15 minutes or more. This is the minimum time necessary for all parts of the AC to put in the work to make a noticeable difference in the indoor temperature. On hotter days, the cycle will last longer. 

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

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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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.

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