Why Is My Heater Leaking Water?

January 8, 2020

A puddle of water below a heater means that something has gone wrong. Without timely repair, water damage or mold growth could occur in your home. High-Efficiency Gas Furnace Leaks Modern high-efficiency furnaces extract as much heat as possible from their combustion chambers. This process results in the exhaust gases cooling somewhat, which allows condensation to form. The heater will route the condensation to a floor drain or condensation pump. A high-efficiency furnace has an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating of 90% or better. The source of a leak might be a clogged condensation drain or tube, a condensation tube...

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Are Fireplaces Energy Efficient?

December 18, 2019

The energy efficiency of a fireplace entirely depends on what type of fireplace you have. They can be very inefficient, and some aren’t going to match a modern natural gas furnace. However, depending on the fireplace you have, they can get the job of warming a room up done. Here’s what you need to know. Traditional Wood-Burning Fireplace A traditional fireplace is highly inefficient. Just 15% of the wood’s energy you are burning is converted into heat that enters your living space. The vast majority of heat is lost due to heat rising through your chimney. However, there have been...

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How to Optimize Your Home Heating With a Heat Pump

November 18, 2019

Heat pumps keep homes warm during the long winters in Belleville, but they work differently than traditional furnaces or boilers. As a result, they have their own unique upkeep schedules and set of maintenance tasks you should do each year. When you follow a solid maintenance plan, you’ll get the most out of your heat pump. 1. Prioritize the Heat Pump Heat pumps are highly efficient at delivering heat throughout a home as well as maintaining a steady temperature. To make your heat pump work in harmony with your older central heating system, set the system’s thermostat to a few...

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Questions First Time Furnace Buyers Should Ask

October 18, 2019

If you are building a new home, adding additional space to your home or replacing an old, worn-out furnace in your existing home, you can look to in Belleville, ON, to make the right choice. Knowing the questions to ask while you are shopping will help to ensure that you purchase the furnace that satisfies your needs. What Size Furnace Do You Need? You want to make sure you purchase the right size furnace for the area you are heating. You also need to take into account the types and placement of windows and what type of insulation is present....

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