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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, …

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 …

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 …

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Is it Time for a Boiler Replacement?

Boiler Replacement Calgary – How to know when it’s time for your boiler to go Boilers are responsible for up to 60% of your electric bill, which is why it is so important to make sure they are working efficiently. There are a few steps that you can take to ensure that your boiler is running efficiently and to judge …

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Your Plumbing Questions Answered

The Alberta housing market looks very different today than it did 20 years ago . There has been a shift away from the traditional family home, and an increase in Albertans looking to the rental market for their next apartment or house. Regardless of whether you rent or own, every home dweller is likely to have questions and concerns about …

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Your Calgary Plumber

The commercial and residential Calgary plumbing services that we offer provide our customers with plumbing solutions that meet the highest standards within our industry. We adhere to the best plumbing service practices and ensure that we meet Calgary and provincial by-laws. The best plumbing service provider should provide you with an excellent service along with dedicated, certified people. At Alpha …