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Looking for a licensed heating and cooling company in Edmonton? Look no further than Air Conditioning Edmonton for quality and reputable heating and cooling technicians. If you are a homeowner in Edmonton or the surrounding area, call (780) 800-7010 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Related URL: What You Need to Know About AC Warranties

Arguably, there is no other component of a cooling system more important than the manufacturer’s warranty. Sure it is critical to have an energy-efficient AC, but a warranty provides peace of mind in case something goes wrong with the unit.
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The life of an air conditioner is somewhere between 15 – 20 years. Thus, it is likely that you are going to have to replace at least one air conditioner in your lifetime. Here are some tips to help you decide if it makes sense to repair and a/c, or install a new one.
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Most of the time it makes sense to call a HVAC professional when the a/c breaks down. However, there are times where it makes sense to do the repairs yourself. Here are some troubleshooting tips.
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AC – Cool Your Self

Heat is something we use every day and we crave for it when it’s winter in Edmonton, Alberta. But once the scrutinizing summer heat sets in, we’d want to have all our AC’s, fans and cooling systems on to help us beat the heat. With these cooling needs however, come responsibilities and obligations we need...

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Heat is something we use every day and we crave for it when it’s winter in Edmonton, Alberta. But once the scrutinizing summer heat sets in, we’d want to have all our AC’s, fans and cooling systems on to help us beat the heat. With these cooling needs however, come responsibilities and obligations we need to adhere to.

Picking the best air conditioners fit for our liking, budget and environment is not an easy task. Setting it up in our homes or buildings is an even harder one. We all want to have a quick and cheap way of installing the unit, but we also have to keep in mind that safety comes first. There were some cases of ACs blowing up because of poor and bad installation.

Fire officials here are warning residents to hire a qualified electrician when connecting window air conditioners in their homes following two recent blazes.

Amid a late-spring heat wave, Firefighters battled two house fires Tuesday night, both of which it’s believed were caused by A/C units. Officials issued the following safety tips after the incidents:

  • Make sure air conditioners are fed from an electrical circuit that’s designed to carry the current needed to run the appliance safely
  • Never use an extension cord to connect these types of appliances
  • Do not run high-current appliances like these from circuits powered by older knob-and-tube wiring
  • Always use a qualified electrician to connect them

 A family home on Oak Street in Bothwell was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews were called just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. An elderly resident escaped the home and was taken to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Firefighters contained the blaze from spreading to nearby homes, officials said, and damage is estimated at $120,000.

An hour earlier, fire crews were sent to a blaze at a home on Maynard Line. The fire was located within a wall and attic on the second floor and firefighters were able to put it out quickly. Damage from the fire is estimated at $20,000.

Read the full story at The London Free Press

You might not be able to resist the urge to turn the AC even lower during summer, this video will share tips on how you can reduce energy consumption of your AC:

Some people, however, with the fear of high electricity bills and potential electrical problems, they refuse to install air conditions or any other cooling appliances and systems. One must keep in mind that cooling systems are actually pretty helpful in keeping them calm and cool, which may prevent probable health problems.

Saving money and conserving energy is actually pretty good, considering the continuous increase in daily needs such as gas, electricity and the likes, but one must not compromise their health in the hopes of saving a few bucks. Those savings will actually vaporize in a matter of minutes when you’re already lying on a hospital bed due to heat related sickness.

Few people can make it through the dog days of summer without turning on their air conditioners. Men and women concerned about the environment and conserving energy may try to avoid using their air conditioners, but doing so on especially hot days can be challenging and potentially even deadly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly 600 people die from complications related to extreme heat each year.

Heat stroke can result when a body overheats after prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. The Mayo Clinic notes that the condition is most common in summer and that a lack of air conditioning during periods of sustained hot weather is a risk for heat stroke.

Conserving energy during summer is a noble pursuit, but people should not jeopardize their health in an effort to conserve energy. Air conditioners might not be the most eco-friendly appliances, but there are ways to run them without wasting energy.

Read the full story at The Daily Courier.

Given the harms of not installing an AC or have any means cooling system, I think it is safe to say that cooling systems, even simple ones like electric fans are very much vital in our daily lives, especially when the dreaded heat of summertime has already set in.

But if you insist in not installing an air conditioner, there are some energy efficient and cheap ways to keep your cool during the summer season. From simple life hacks to do-it-yourself devices, this list got you covered.

If you don't have an air conditioner, check out these seven creative ways to stay cool all summer long.

1.    Hack a fan – With a bowl of ice and a fan, you can create a faux ocean breeze. Simply fill a mixing bowl with ice or an ice pack, and put the bowl in front of a fan. Turn the fan on, and the air will mimic a chilly, misty breeze.

2.    Set your ceiling fans to rotate counter-clockwise – A ceiling fan isn't a set-it-and-forget-it appliance. In the summer, the fan blades should rotate counter-clockwise (as you look up at it) to push the air straight down. Increase the fan speed on really hot days. 

3.    Try cooling curtains – Sometimes opening all the windows just doesn't cut it, in which case, spray a sheet with cold water and cover the window's opening. The breeze will hit the sheet and pass through the cool, damp fabric, which can help bring the temperature down in your home.

4.    Make a DIY air conditioner – Feel like getting crafty? You can create your own air conditioner by using a fan, 3/8 copper coil, a water pump, ice, cooler box and a plastic pipe.

See whole story at Fox News.

Not having enough ventilation can cause health problems and extremely foul moods. Some even find themselves being unintentionally and extremely mean when the temperature is super humid. The amount of discomfort it brings is quite annoying, but if you find a way to cope, it’ll be easier and less irritating, in a way.

Staying cool during the summer season is a tricky process, especially if the heat is getting in your nerves. May it be through cooling systems, air conditioning units, or some handmade fans, it is up to you! Just remember that your safety and health must come first, especially when choosing the best option that suits you best!

If you’re looking for a local HVAC professional, contact Air Conditioning Edmonton today!

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Edmonton Alberta Residential HVAC & Plumbing Firm Service Partnership Announced

Edmonton, AB residential HVAC & plumbing firm Air Conditioning Edmonton announced the commencement of a service partnership with local firm Capital Plumbing & Heating. The partnership offers access to 24-hour emergency repairs and industry-leading HVAC services in the city and across northern and central Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta residential HVAC & plumbing firm Air Conditioning Edmonton...

Capital Plumbing & HeatingEdmonton, AB residential HVAC & plumbing firm Air Conditioning Edmonton announced the commencement of a service partnership with local firm Capital Plumbing & Heating. The partnership offers access to 24-hour emergency repairs and industry-leading HVAC services in the city and across northern and central Alberta.

Edmonton, Alberta residential HVAC & plumbing firm Air Conditioning Edmonton announced that it has forged an industry partnership with Capital Plumbing & Heating. The partnership extends the company’s service area and expertise to cities and towns across northern and central Alberta.

More information about the partnership and Air Conditioning Edmonton is available at http://air-conditioning-edmonton.ca/

The partnership leverages the concomitant capabilities of both companies, providing customers with access to industry-leading installations, tune-ups, inspections, repairs, and maintenance for residential air conditioning units, furnaces, boilers, and HVAC systems. The company’s service philosophy focuses on the safety, environmental responsibility, and energy efficiency of HVAC systems.

The Air Conditioning Edmonton-Capital Plumbing & Heating partnership consolidates the collective expertise of the licensed plumbing, heating, and HVAC professionals from both firms. The collaboration between the two firms is set to provide a wider range of services including the servicing of water heaters, plumbing fixtures, furnaces, boilers, and HVAC systems. The firm also offers water and drain inspections, cleaning, water heater safety and corrosion testing, as well as water treatment services and 24-hour emergency services.

According to a spokesperson for Air Conditioning Edmonton, “Capital Plumbing & Heating is truly committed to providing Edmonton homeowners with the best care possible. Our partnership with is a natural progression of our growth strategy, given that both firms share a commitment to service excellence and customer delight. They deliver an unparalleled standard of excellence, which ensures our customers have the comprehensive plumbing, cooling, and heating services they need at competitive prices.

Air Conditioning Edmonton is a full member of Plumber’s Success International, a residential plumbing contractors’ association and a trusted provider of plumbing and HVAC solutions in and around the city of Edmonton. Capital Plumbing & Heating is also located in Edmonton and was established in 2001. More information and a free estimate are available over the phone at 780-800-7010 and at the URL above.



Is Too Much Air Conditioning a Bad Thing?

Recently a family from Iowa travelled to Mexico and died due to gas asphyxiation from a faulty water heater that had rusted in the tropical humidity. “There was a leak, and it was coming right from the laundry room,” Christopher Martínez of the Fiscalia General Office in Tulum told the paper through a translator. “The...

air conditioning unitRecently a family from Iowa travelled to Mexico and died due to gas asphyxiation from a faulty water heater that had rusted in the tropical humidity.

“There was a leak, and it was coming right from the laundry room,” Christopher Martínez of the Fiscalia General Office in Tulum told the paper through a translator. “The laundry room had no ventilation whatsoever.”

Read the full story of this tragic accident at People.com

It got me thinking, now that summer is just around the corner, are there risks due to air conditioning?  Well, experts say yes it is possible.

If you do not regularly maintain your air conditioner (home, office or car), it can become contaminated. Dr. Mark Mendell, an epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health has studies the health effects of AC systems while with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

“… worsening asthma problems and allergies are two health issues that can stem from contaminated AC units. He also mentions an ominous-sounding phenomenon: sick building syndrome.

He says sick building syndrome was associated with a range of seemingly unrelated symptoms: nasal congestion, breathing problems, headaches, fatigue and irritated skin. His own research has linked AC systems in office buildings to many of those same symptoms.”

See the Time.com story here…

On the same subject, Read and Digest Health reports that there are many dangerous effects of too much air conditioning.

“Since the invention of the air conditioner, people find it hard to get by without owning one, especially with the drastic heat that comes along with climate change. Surviving summer is almost impossible without the aid of air conditioning. However, if you rely on it for long periods of time, you must be prepared for the damaging effects it can cause. These effects could be anything from annoying to potentially risky. Keep an eye out for headaches, lethargy, dehydration, and allergies.Upper respiratory problems or even spread infections like Legionnaires’ disease may be due to air-conditioned spaces.”

They discuss 9 dangerous effects. Read full story here…

So before you turn on your air conditioner for the summer, have it checked out by a HVAC professional. Don't risk your family's health by running your AC without have it routinely maintained.



Are Hot Water Recirculating Pumps Good for Homeowners?

To conserve water and to get hot water more quickly, more and more homeowners are installing hot water recirculating pumps on their plumbing system. The concept is quite simple. You install a recirculating pump in the plumbing lines to circulate the water in the hot water pipes back into the water heater for re-heating. Thus,...

Hot Water Recirculating PumpTo conserve water and to get hot water more quickly, more and more homeowners are installing hot water recirculating pumps on their plumbing system. The concept is quite simple. You install a recirculating pump in the plumbing lines to circulate the water in the hot water pipes back into the water heater for re-heating. Thus, instead of wasting water down the drain as you wait for warm water, you get instant hot water as soon as you open a faucet or turn on a shower.

There are many options when it comes to hot water recirculating systems. Read this informative article by the Spruce.

The number one benefit of a hot water circulating pump is convenience as hot water is available on demand or each time you turn on a tap for heated water. Without one, it would take some time before hot water will reach a fixture since heaters would only start to work only when a faucet is turned on. When taps are turned off, heaters automatically shut down. With a hot water circulating pump, cooled water in pipes is pushed back to heaters for heating so hot water is always available.

Another benefit of such pumps is less water wastage. Since hot water is almost instantaneously available, wastage is avoided since one would not need to wait for flowing water from the faucet to reach a certain temperature before using the water; the cost savings for heavy users could be substantial. Such devices are extremely handy in areas where water is in short supply.

Read more about the pros and cons here…

Do hot water recirculating systems save money?

Nope. They might save a bit of water but they use a lot of energy.

There's nothing better than a long hot shower; just ask Janet Leigh. And it's also nice to get the hot water right away, which is one reason that people like recirculating pumps. Sometimes they are pitched as a way of saving energy and money, so years ago we had our expert look at it in Ask Pablo: Will a “Water-Saving” Hot Water Recirculation Pump Really Save Me Money?

Recirculating pumps were pitched as a great way to save water because people wouldn't then leave the shower or sink running while they waited for the slug of cold water in the pipes to be pushed out by the hot water from the tank. Pablo did the math and determined that a lot of energy was lost as the hot water radiated from the pipes, costing way more than is saved in water costs. He noted also that people weren't really putting these things in to save water, but for the convenience of having it hot instantly.recirculating pumps. Sometimes they are pitched as a way of saving energy and money, so years ago we had our expert look at it in Ask Pablo: Will a “Water-Saving” Hot Water Recirculation Pump Really Save Me Money?

Get the full story at Treehugger.com

The answer to whether a hot water recirculating pump is good for you depends on the primary reason why you want one. If it's for the convenience of fast hot water, then you probably want to get one. But if it's to save money, then you may want to reconsider due to the cost of purchasing and installing the pump and the cost of operating it.

If you want to talk to a professional, visit http://air-conditioning-edmonton.ca/ or call 780-800-7010.



How to Replace a Furnace

Gas and Oil furnaces are a wonderful addition to have in any home or business. They heat the rooms they go into completely, are easy to control from one central location and even help clean the air in the home or business they are working in. They also have a reputation as being very durable...

Technican repairing a furnaceGas and Oil furnaces are a wonderful addition to have in any home or business. They heat the rooms they go into completely, are easy to control from one central location and even help clean the air in the home or business they are working in. They also have a reputation as being very durable and needing very few repairs. With that being said, they do not last a lifetime and occasionally need to be replaced. Replacing a furnace is not as easy as one would think either and there are steps you need to take so you know how to replace a furnace properly. Here are some important things to consider when replacing your furnace.

Cost

Of course when you are shopping for a new furnace you must consider the cost. You may wish to have the fanciest furnace out there that is made but if it does not fit your budget or financing then you obviously cannot purchase that model. Try not to only emphasize cost when making a new furnace purchase.

Compatibility

Another important thing you need to know if you want to know how to replace a furnace is the compatibility of the new unit with the old one. Any new model you will purchase will have to fit in the same space as the old one. You will also need to have the new furnace use the same fuel as the old furnace; if the old one used natural gas the new one must use the same or you will have to go to the expense of adding a new fuel line.

Warranty

You don’t want to make a higher end purchase of something like a furnace and then have to worry about putting money into right away if you have a problem with it. So an important part of knowing how to replace a furnace is selecting a brand that has a warranty that will cover the product for several years.

Sophistication of the Unit

You may want to consider getting fancier controls with your new model such as being able to control the temperature in individual rooms or being able to program the furnace to come on and off several times a day.

The Company you are Purchasing From

Make sure you buy your new furnace unit from a company that has an excellent reputation in your area. You don’t want to have problems with the installation, promises that are not met or have problems with warranty service when you need it.

Speed of Installation

This could be a huge factor if your furnace stops working in the dead of winter. You will need to get it replaced as soon as possible. So if you have two units that you are looking at that you like then maybe your decision is made by the one that can be installed by the company the fastest.

Now you know how to replace a furnace; just be sure to consider all of these things before buying a replacement furnace.

No Obligation Estimate:

When it comes to HVAC systems, put your trust in us to deliver the best quality services along with top quality products to make your system work in an energy efficient and environmentally friendly order. Call us today at 780-800-7010 for a no obligation estimate.

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Edmonton | Sherwood Park | St. Albert | Spruce Grove | Stony Plain | Gibbons | Beaumont | Bon Accord | Fort Saskatchewan | Devon

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Characteristics of Energy Efficient Air Conditioner

During those incredible hot and long summer days those of you that own an air conditioner are very thankful. It can really take the edge off the day and also helps you sleep better at night. The one drawback is you might have a slight heart attack when you see your next electric bill because...

Importance of air conditioningDuring those incredible hot and long summer days those of you that own an air conditioner are very thankful. It can really take the edge off the day and also helps you sleep better at night. The one drawback is you might have a slight heart attack when you see your next electric bill because it is not cheap to run an air conditioner. That is why it is so important to have an energy efficient air conditioner. But how do you tell if you have an energy efficient air conditioner or not? Here are some things to look at that are characteristics of an energy efficient air conditioner.

The label

Of course the most obvious way to tell if you have an energy efficient air conditioner is by checking the rating label that it comes with; of course it will most likely only be on there if you purchase your air conditioner new. There is usually a clearly identifiable yellow label that is required to be present on all new air conditioners; this is true whether they are window models, ductless split air conditioners or even part of a central air conditioning system.

This label will tell you the approximate energy usage of the unit and its subsequent efficiency rating because of that energy usage. The higher this rating number is the more energy efficient air conditioner you have. So if you are shopping for an air conditioner make sure to go out of your way to check this label so you make sure are getting an energy efficient air conditioner. Most of the time it is well worth it to spend a little extra money to get a higher rated and more energy efficient air conditioning unit.

How quickly it cools a room

This one is a little tricky because it works both ways but it will give you an idea if you have an energy efficient air conditioner or not. If your air conditioning unit takes a long time to cool the room that it is in then it is probably working very hard and is not big enough for the space that it is trying to cool; this will also make it a very inefficient unit. The converse is true also even though most people do not realize it; an air conditioner that cools a room very quickly is probably oversized for the task it is doing and may also be less energy efficient as a result. An acceptable model air conditioner as far as efficiency goes will gradually cool the room it’s in over a 30 minute period and have no problem maintaining a cool temperature in the room no matter how hot it is outside.

It cannot be emphasized enough how important it is to get an energy efficient air conditioner. The right efficiency model can literally save you hundreds of dollars a year on your home heating and cooling bill and that will be more than enough to pay for the increased cost of a more energy efficient model.Importance of air conditioning

No Obligation Estimate:

When it comes to HVAC systems, put your trust in us to deliver the best quality services along with top quality products to make your system work in an energy efficient and environmentally friendly order. Call us today at 780-800-7010 for a no obligation estimate.

Alberta Markets We Serve:

Edmonton | Sherwood Park | St. Albert | Spruce Grove | Stony Plain | Gibbons | Beaumont | Bon Accord | Fort Saskatchewan | Devon

Edmonton Neighbourhoods We Serve:

North Edmonton | West Edmonton | South Edmonton | Southeast Edmonton | East Edmonton | Downtown Edmonton | Central Edmonton | Southwest Edmonton | Northeast Edmonton | Northwest Edmonton | Beverly Heights | Jasper Place | Strathcona | Castle Downs | Dickinsfield | Londonderry | Lake District | The Palisades | Casselman-Steele Heights | Clareview | Hermitage | Horse Hill | Pilot Sound | Big Lake | Decoteau | Ellerslie | The Meadows | Mill Woods | Heritage Valley | Kaskitayo | Riverbend | Terwillegar Heights | Windermere | The Grange | Lewis Farms | West Jasper Place | Riverview



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