It’s the one thing every newcomer to Calgary seems to agree on: “wow, it’s really dry here.” If you’ve been here a while, you’re familiar with our skin flaking, lip cracking, semi-arid climate. So far, this winter has been pretty rough for humidifiers because of the wide temperature swings we’ve experienced, with severe cold snaps
The dead of winter is peak season for carbon monoxide risks; that’s when all your gas-fired appliances are working overtime. We all know that carbon monoxide asphyxiation can spoil your whole day, but for some people chronic low-level exposure can be a problem too. Why It’s So Dangerous Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless,
Make Sure Your Gas Appliances Can Breathe With the current cold spell and recent snowfall, we are getting a rash of calls right now concerning furnaces, water heaters and boilers conking out. A large number of these failures result from snow and frost obstructing the vents and/or fresh air intakes of gas appliances. This is
Have you ever considered installing a heated driveway? It’s a particularly nice addition to a new build. While the initial cost isn’t trivial, in the long term they are much cheaper to run than you might expect. Boiler Based Hydronic Heat Strategic heating of the pavement is way safer than shovelling, cheaper and faster
Autumn is a good time of year to tackle furnace replacement; you get to enjoy the fruits of your investment right away without going through the stress of an emergency mid-winter replacement at thirty below. Check Out Bryant When you call us for a possible furnace replacement, first we’ll pay you a visit to
Have you ever considered an overhead gas heater for the garage? You might associate them with commercial spaces, but they can be a great addition to a residential garage if you like a warm, dry car in the morning, or if you use your garage as a workshop or utility space. Natural gas heaters are
Many existing hydronic heating systems out there could benefit from the addition of an Axiom fill system– a type of boiler feed tank that provides improved long term performance and ease of maintenance.
A High Velocity System (or SDHV for Small Duct High Velocity) is a style of heating system that uses a boiler and small-diameter flexible ductwork to heat the home.
It’s Peak Season for Air Conditioning Systems Like furnaces that break down on the coldest night of the year, an air conditioner is more than likely to fail on the hottest day of the year. This summer’s heat waves have been punishing for AC units, especially those that are poorly maintained. Routine Checks Your air
There are a lot of plumbers out there with a basic knowledge of hydronic heating, but without a thorough understanding, it’s too easy to make catastrophic mistakes that can cost a LOT of money years down the road.