Archive for January, 2012
You’ve probably heard about the new lines of high efficiency furnaces being released by popular home heating companies in West Vancouver and Vancouver plumbing companies, but what exactly is different about these high efficiency devices from your current furnace? Let’s take a closer look at what a high efficiency furnace offers and why it can save you money.
A high efficiency furnace uses familiar technology in a new way to reduce the amount of energy lost when combustion takes place. This means:
- Sealed Combustion – Instead of open combustion which allows heat to escape during and after the combustion process, a high efficiency furnace uses a sealed chamber with carefully measured and fed airflow to burn fuel and produce heat. Exhaust heat can then be recaptured and used to heat air transferred to your air vents.
- Two Stage Gas Valves – With a two stage gas valve, your furnace can respond to the temperature outside. There isn’t just one “on” switch. The furnace will regulate gas flow based on how much energy is needed to produce heat for your home. So, if there is a sudden burst of cold outside, the furnace will respond accordingly, but for most days when heating needs are low, it will use only the minimum amount of needed gas.
- Programmable – High efficiency furnaces are now programmable, meaning you can set specific time limits for operation, change thermostat settings digitally and inspect the device through an electronic read out. The level of control given to you by a programmable high efficiency furnace can greatly reduce gas or electricity consumption.
The real reason many people are interested in high efficiency furnaces is that they are so much less expensive to operate. Instead of costing hundreds of dollars to run through the winter, they operate the bare minimum needed to heat your home. Using up to 95% of the fuel they consume to produce heat and regulating gas to cut how much is consumed during milder days, these furnaces are built to save you money.
If you have an old furnace which is more than 10 years old in your West Vancouver home that chews through energy like nobody’s business, now might be the time to consider the benefits of a brand new, high efficiency model. Limited time savings of $ 1,290 – Federal and Provincial Grants available through March 31, 2012.
When you have a plumbing emergency, it is very important to have a plumber that you can count on 24/7. You not only want them to be technically skilled, but you also want superior customer service so you know that your problem will be taken care of right away. A good plumber will also answer any questions you might have and perform work that exceeds your expectations.
At Ashton Service Group, we don’t just promise great service and repair, we deliver it. That is why so much of our business comes from repeat customers. Here is what Danny wrote to us about his plumbing repair:
29 Dec, 2011
Great Service!! I don’t usually write reviews but Matt was great, very professional and fixed our plumbing issues! I would definitely recommend Ashton Service Group.
Whether your sink is clogged or your furnace has stopped working, our expert technicians will fix the problem as quickly as possible. Don’t hesitate to call for repairs this winter, stopping a problem early can save you a lot of money in the long run and provide peace of mind.