Why Your Air Conditioning May Be Short-Cycling

What’s that strange noise you keep hearing? Every few minutes, you hear the distinct sound of a system shutting off and on. Could it be your air conditioner? You may be witnessing short-cycling, a condition that’s sent many AC units to an early grave. It’s normal for...

Furnace Heat Exchanger Inspections

It’s no secret that our city can drop to dangerously low temperatures in the winter. For 8 months out of the year in Winnipeg, you rely on your furnace to keep your family warm.  But there’s something that poses a bigger threat than a broken furnace: one with a faulty...

How Many Years Does A Gas Furnace Last?

In Winnipeg, we use our furnaces for most of the year. They have to work pretty hard to heat our homes when it’s -30° Celsius outside! If your furnace is malfunctioning, it might be time for a replacement. But each time you purchase a new appliance, you have one...

Furnace Starts Then Stops

What’s more blissful than warm air on a cold day? You’re relaxing in your cozy home, kicking your feet up by the air vents and pretending that you’re beside a fireplace. You don’t have a care in the world—that is, until you hear your furnace go silent just minutes...

Can Animals Get Into Air Ducts?

Have you ever wondered what’s inside your air ducts? You probably imagine a build-up of dust and debris—but what about an animal? Even if you love furry creatures, you won’t feel the same when they infiltrate your home. That fluffy squirrel in your yard is a lot more...

When Do I Replace My Furnace & When Do I Repair It?

One of the most frequently asked questions by homeowners is: when is it time to buy a new furnace? Many want to avoid this expense at all costs. This concern only makes sense—who doesn’t want to spend their money efficiently? Those who are caught in the cycle of...

What Is A Furnace?

How did people survive the winter before furnaces were invented? Most of us know furnaces as the heating systems that we rely on to endure Winnipeg’s ruthless cold season. As important as they are, we tend to use them without a second thought; we turn up our...

How Often Should I Get Furnace Maintenance?

When the snow falls, it leaves a chill in the air—especially for those who haven’t serviced their furnaces in over a year. These homeowners deal with the fear that their furnace will break down at any moment. This is no way to live in a city so cold. For your family...

Does HVAC Ductwork Go Bad?

Out of sight, out of mind—this is the relationship that most homeowners have with their ductwork. Sometimes, we look at our common household items and ask ourselves: when will this go bad? Like most things, your air ducts have an expiration date. But how does...

Preparing Your Central Air Conditioner For Winter

During the cool months, we spend a lot of time thinking about our furnaces, and very little thinking about our air conditioners. And why should we? AC units sit out of use until the snow melts and it’s time to cool the air inside your home. But ignoring this crucial...