Posts Categorized: Heating

Natural Gas Safety Tips

There are also a number of things you can do to keep your natural gas appliances and ventilation and air supply piping and gas line well-maintained and safe for everyone. Seven (7) Natural Gas Safety Tips Keep all your appliances owners’ manuals. You may think you have no use for them now but they come in handy for troubleshooting and… Read more »

Signs Your Furnace is Not Working Properly

A furnace does not usually stop working no apparent reason. There are almost always signs that the furnace is not working properly prior to the furnace stopping. Be on the look out for and aware of the eight (8) following signs: Observe a yellow or wavering flame The pilot light goes out a lot (note not all furnaces have standing pilot… Read more »

Tips to Reduce Heat Loss in Your Home This Fall

Summer is coming to an end. It may not be officially Fall as that is not until September 22nd- but when Labour Day has come and gone it is time to get ready for fall. While people are putting away their summer clothing and taking out their fall clothing- you should think about getting your… Read more »

Furnace and Boiler Rebate Available

FortisBC Furnace and Boiler Rebate Starting July 1st to August 15th (while quantities last), homeowners can apply for a prequalification code to apply for an $800 rebate when you replace your furnace or boiler for an eligible ENERGY STAR or equivalent furnace or boiler. There are different requirements to meet, so please call us to… Read more »

5 More Tips to Keep the Warmth Inside Your Home

Last week we posted 5 tips to keep your home warm and we would like to share 5 more tips to keep the warmth inside. 1. Insulate hot water pipes. Wrap the external hot water pipes with simple insulating tape which will reduce the heat loss from the hot water tank to the taps. This will also reduce the… Read more »

Your Furnace’s Pilot Light Goes Out

The pilot light on a gas furnace can go out because of drafts. Most natural gas appliances with pilot lights are designed to shut off automatically if the pilot goes out. To locate your furnace’s pilot light assembly follow the below directions. On some gas furnaces and heaters, a plug-type door covers the pilot light assembly…. Read more »

How You Can Tell if a Furnace is Energy Efficient?

The best kind of furnace not only keeps your home warm, but should also be energy efficient. A good furnace is dependable, quiet and reduces frequent service calls and costs. How efficient your furnace is based on how much energy the furnace uses to keep you home warm and how much the furnace loses or wastes heat…. Read more »

Is It Time for a New Furnace?

A furnace typically lasts between 8-12 years  depending on how well you have maintained  your furnace. There are some repairs and heating inspections you can do to extend the life expectancy of your furnace  The amount you spend on replacing some parts every year can add up quite easily and there are other factors that you may want to consider if it… Read more »