Calgary Hot Water Heater & Boiler Problems

How to Maintain Hot Water Heating Systems

As Calgary homeowners start to think about the fall, it’s the right time to consider the essential maintenance required to keep things comfortable during the long, cold winter months ahead. Your hot water system is one of the most vital elements. Imagine tackling those winter mornings without that heating system and a hot shower! Just like with your car, your …

Calgary Hot Water Heater & Boiler Problems

Common Hot Water Heater & Boiler Problems and How to Fix Them

Cold winters are part and parcel of living in Calgary. We’re hardy people but tackling those icy winter mornings without heating or a hot shower would test the resolve of even the strongest! That’s what can happen unless you maintain your hot water and boiler system regularly. Even well-maintained systems can occasionally run into problems. Learning to identify common problems …

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Does Your Home Need a New Water Heater?

Water heaters are available in a gas or electric version (there are propane water heaters but these are not as common). You also have the choice of a traditional tank style or a tankless style. Most hot water tanks are now available with high efficiency ratings, good for your pocket and the environment. Tankless water heaters, such as Rinnai models, …

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Boiler Systems, Furnaces and the Environment

One of the major concerns in today’s world is climate change and the environment we leave to our children. Doing something about climate change is a tremendous task that everyone needs to take seriously and help to tackle, even the smallest actions can make a difference. Living in a colder climate like Alberta’s means our homes must be heated. Typically …

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Furnace Maintenance 101: Furnace Cleaning Tips

Must be replaced 3-4 times per year While this may seem like a lot of steps, this process does not have to happen frequently. We recommend cleaning your furnace at the beginning of the fall season so that it is ready to go for our cold Calgary winters. This is also a great chance to make sure everything is working …

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Furnace Maintenance: Get Ready for Winter

Furnaces come in many shapes and sizes, but they are typically comprised of three basic elements: If you can’t get your furnace to turn on at all, there could be a maintenance issue with the heating source itself. In Calgary, most homes are heated by high-efficiency gas furnaces, and some by electric furnaces. Issues with your furnace turning on and …

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Boiler Safety and Boiler Inspections

Boiler Safety and Boiler Inspections – A practical Checklist for Plumbers and Homeowners There is a systematic approach to inspecting a residential boiler to ensure it’s working optimally and safely. If you are a property manager or a new home owner in Calgary with minimal boiler experience, Alpha Plumbing can assist you. We are happy to come on site and …

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What Does it Cost to Replace a Boiler in 2019?

For every year after an initial boiler installation, your boiler, if left unserviced, will start to lose efficiency and may become unreliable in your home or business. Each part of your boiler requires ongoing maintenance and service to ensure it’s running optimally, and should be completed annually. A properly serviced and maintained boiler will last you many years. Before you …

Home Boiler Heating Systems: More Than Just Commercial Use

Let’s face it, Calgary winters are cold. Heating our home is not a luxury but an essential service. The most common home heating system in Alberta is the gas furnace, particularly in newer homes. In office buildings and commercial venues, you might be more likely to find a boiler heating system, but did you know boiler heating can be used …