Temprite Climate Solutions Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Parksville’

The Advantages of a Propane Fireplace

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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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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How a Tankless Water Heater Can Save Money

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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Is it time for a new water heater installation in Parksville, BC for your house? Then you may have already considered going the “tankless water heater route.” If you haven’t, we encourage you to give it some consideration.

Tankless water heaters are becoming more popular each year, appearing in more new homes, condos, and apartment complexes. They save space compared to standard storage tank systems, and they have a host of other benefits. They cost more to purchase upfront, but as we plan to show you in this post, they offset that cost with the ways they can help you save money.

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Is a Dead Compressor the End of the Line for an AC?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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You’ve likely heard this bit of conventional wisdom about the compressor in an air conditioning system: 

When the compressor of an AC dies, the whole AC must go with it. A compressor is an expensive piece of equipment, and replacing it is too costly compared to the long-term benefits of getting a new air conditioner.

Like most nuggets of conventional wisdom, there’s some truth to this, but also some myth. A dead compressor in an AC is not an absolute command to have the entire air conditioning system replaced. There are several options a homeowner can consider when the compressor fails, and a complete replacement isn’t always the best. Below we’ll look at the variables involved in what to do when you’ve got an AC with a dead compressor.

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5 Ways to Prevent Your AC From Overheating

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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The heatwaves just keep rolling in, and with that, we’re running our air conditioning units harder than ever before. Not only is continuous AC use an intense strain on power grids and electricity bills, but the wear and tear can easily break down units at accelerated rates. This leads to an all-too-common problem at the height of seasonal extremes—permanent AC failure!

As costly as it is problematic, experiencing a unit breakdown is a huge issue on these scorchingly hot days! Thankfully there are plenty of methods to mitigate disaster and save homeowners from such a hassle. The keyword here is certainly prevention, as those in need of a fix have to give their local AC repair folks a call.

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How Your Thermostat Works With Your AC—And How You Can Take Advantage of It

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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There are many misunderstandings about how air conditioning systems work that we encounter. For example, air conditioners don’t “use up” refrigerant and won’t need to have any more put in unless the refrigerant leaks out. 

One of the most common misconceptions about air conditioning systems is about how the thermostat controls the AC. People often believe that the farther they lower the thermostat, the harder the air conditioner will work to deliver cooling. So if people want faster cooling for their house, they’ll push the thermostat setting to its lowest temperature. Except, this isn’t how the thermostat or AC works. 

Below we’ll examine the thermostat-air conditioner connection and how you can use this knowledge to save energy while still keeping cool in summer. 

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Do I Need to Make Any Plumbing or Heating Changes for a Tankless Water Heater Installation?

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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The tankless water heater is growing in popularity in homes with each passing year. Many homeowners love having this addition to their household as a replacement for a standard storage tank water heater. There’s plenty to love: Tankless water heaters consume much less energy than standard water heaters, have longer service lives, take up less space, and provide unlimited hot water without running out (provided the water heater was accurately sized when installed—that’s why you always want professionals on the job).

There are some potential drawbacks to tankless water heaters. They aren’t right for every home or situation. They cost more than other water heaters to install, and although they save money over their service lives, this initial higher price tag may not fit with some household budget. And there’s also the question of other changes that may need to be made to the plumbing and heating system to accommodate a water heater installation in Parksville, BC. Although not true for all homes, some will need to make more extensive changes to adapt to how a tankless system works.

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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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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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Signs Your Tankless Water Heater System Needs Repairs

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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A tankless water heater is an excellent addition to many homes. Unlike storage tank water heaters—the kind found in the majority of homes—tankless systems don’t need to run regularly to keep a supply of water heated. This helps them save energy, increase their service lives, and take up less space. Because tankless water heaters heat water as needed, they won’t run out of hot water as long as they were accurately sized and installed. 

Tankless water heaters are precision devices, so they can fall prey to a number of malfunctions, some of which are specific to them. Fast action to have water heater repair in Parksville, BC will keep your tankless system running the way you want it to. 

To help you identify when you have a tankless water heater in trouble, we’ve listed several warning signs to watch for:

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Why Is There Ice on Your AC?

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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Ice appearing on parts of an air conditioning system, usually along the indoor evaporator coil, is a common HVAC problem, and one that people often misunderstand. To someone unfamiliar with how air conditioning works, seeing ice may simply seem like a sign the AC is working extremely well, making the air so cold that it’s creating ice. 

This isn’t what’s happening. Ice should never appear on an air conditioning system, and its presence makes it harder for an AC to do its job. If the air conditioner doesn’t receive repairs, the ice will continue to grow and eventually cause the AC to stop cooling entirely.

Below we’re going to look at why ice might form on your air conditioner and why you need it fixed right away. 

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