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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Hot Air?

Recently, we ran an article on why your air conditioner might be blowing hot air – basically, the last thing you want an air conditioner to do! We love furnaces as much as we love air conditioners, so we don’t want to give them the cold shoulder, especially...

Understanding HVAC Warranties

Here’s a nightmare scenario: you’ve just had a new furnace installed, and you’re looking forward to your nice and toasty home. A week later, you hear banging noises coming from the basements, and with a thud or a sputter, the heat stops coming out of the vents; your...

Furnace Advice for Snowbirds

During Winnipeg’s freezing cold winters, it’s incredibly important to have a functioning furnace. Without one, you’re bound to be way too chilly; so cold, in fact, that it can be life-threatening. No one really needs to be told this, because it’s obvious as soon as...

Deep Freeze, Dead Furnace

This time of season, we’re all about Winnipeg heating repair. We just got through one of the deepest freezes we’ve had in years, with -50 wind chills affecting us for the first time in years. Some of the coldest weather on record happened during the cold snap in...

Natural Gas in Manitoba

There’s a lot to think about when choosing between gas and electric furnaces. We delved deep into the advantages and disadvantages of each on a previous blog post. Here’s the short version; natural gas is cheaper and in some ways even more environmentally friendly. It...

HVAC In Supermarkets

Supermarkets are some of the biggest consumers of energy per square foot in the country. Preserving food while maintaining thermal comfort for customers is quite difficult. There are also a wide variety of temperatures foods need to be held at; grocers have...

Furnace Fans

Long-time readers of our blog have a pretty good idea how furnaces work; there’s some type of heating mechanism, usually using electricity or natural gas as a source of energy. That heat is then sent through the ducts via fan (technically known as a blower motor), and...

How Electric Furnaces Work

It’s a bit odd to talk about trends in the furnace world; unlike a remodel of your kitchen or the latest fashion catalogue, the colours and patterns of your furnace aren’t particularly relevant. That said, what’s trendy right now in the world of HVAC is eco-friendly...

Electric Furnaces vs Gas Furnaces

The house is never warming properly, you’re hearing disturbing mechanical grinding from the basement, you’re calling for repairs every other week and your heating system was installed in 1987; it’s time to get a new furnace. Shopping around, you may notice that there...

Evaluating the Efficiency of Your Furnace

When we were a species of hunter-gatherers, efficiency was important, but not nearly as important as it is now. We would chop wood for fires, but if we chopped too much, or lost some, it wasn’t the end of the world; we just had to go chop more, an inconvenience, not a...