• Fire Pits

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    A fire pit is more than just a hole in the ground in the backyard where you burn stuff that you don't want anymore. It can be a centrepiece for all outdoor parties or family get-togethers. So you've decided to get a fire pit but you may not know where to start — start here...

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  • Boilers - Part 1

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    Even though we use it every day, we don't really give it a second thought. We use hot water for cooking and cleaning, washing our clothes, taking showers and bathes — all in all, a very important and integral part of our lives...

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  • Boilers - Part 2

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    The wiring of a boiler is essential to its good running and long life. Boilers need wiring which serves as a power source and also wiring for the boiler controls — this wiring is usually a combination of low and line voltages. Like the wiring in all electrical systems, boiler wires can sometimes stop working, overheat or fail to carry current to the correct point. You may find that you have problems controlling the thermostat or that the boiler will not come on when you have programmed it to. The wiring for gas-fired and oil-fired boiler systems in domestic areas are similar so the basics will be serve for whichever kind of boiler you have...

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  • Who Needs a Humidifier?

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    If you’re familiar with the woes of a Canadian winter, you know that dry air and its lowly effects on our bodies is inevitable. Stepping up: the humidifier. I’m sure we’ve all heard of them before and maybe you have one tucked away in storage that you’ve completely forgotten about. Well it may be time to plug it back in! Yes, simply put, a humidifier puts moisture (humidity) back into the air – but what exactly does that mean for your health?...

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  • Garage Heaters

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    You may have never thought about it but how you heat your garage is pretty important. You're thinking to yourself why do I need heat my garage? It's just for my car and as long as it's not outside — unprotected from the elements, it should be fine. Depending how cold it gets where you live, you may be right but unless you live right on top of the equator, your garage needs a little warmth...

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  • Unclogging Your Drain Without Harsh Chemicals

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    Clogged drain. Not very fun but these things can happen to us every day. Whether it's in the bathroom or the kitchen, it's a frustrating situation when you're washing the dishes — all those food particles and dirty water sloshing around. Or taking a shower — standing ankle deep in your rinsed-off soapy flighty water. Nobody likes it and for the most part, nobody likes using harsh chemicals to unclog these drains. Instead of running to the store and picking up a bottle of industrial drain cleaner, here's a recipe for you to keep your drains clean and clear...

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  • Central Air Conditioners

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    If you don't have it, you want it. If you have it, you love it. A cool and comfortable house is a great place to be and that's what a central air conditioner can do for your home. When the heat is to much to bare, it becomes hard to do almost everything — making and eating meals or something as simple as sleeping without being covered in your own sweat. Let's look into how it all works!...

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  • In Floor Heating

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    This may not be the time of year to think about heating your home but it's best know what you want to do when it comes to keeping your house warm.

    You've made the choice to use in floor heating but which type of floor heating system should you use? Electric or hydronic? They both have pros and cons, depending on your project details and personal preferences...

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  • Air Exchangers

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    Warm weather has made it's way to your neighbourhood — you can’t wait to throw open your windowsand let some fresh air into your home. Houses can get very stuffy and smelly after being sealed up all winter — the air in your house can also get quite polluted with dust, dander and smoke. The air inside your home is probably more polluted than the air outside and those interior air pollutants can cause or aggravate respiratory ailments like allergies and asthma...

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  • Finding a Plumber

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    Finding a reliable, professional plumber used to be relatively easy: You’d find the big yellow phone book and call the company with the biggest ad. Or you’d take the word of a good neighbour.

    These days, most people turn to the internet which is helpful, but there are a lot of companies to comb through. How do you know which company is right for you?...

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  • Water Softeners & Reverse Osmosis

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    Water is what keeps us alive: humans are made up of 60% water ourselves and we live on a planet that's made up of over 70% water — so very important.

    You may want the best water available to you and you family at home so there's 2 ways that you can get that water — water softeners and reverse osmosis (or RO) system...

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  • Drains

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    It’s never a good time to have a clogged-up or slow running drain. And goodness knows everyone has been subjected to a messy blocked-up toilet, sink or tub.

    Sometimes trying to fix the problem yourself with a plunger works, and sometimes it just makes the problems worse!...

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  • Spring Plumbing

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    Spring cleaning is about more than washing windows and cleaning out the garage. It’s also the ideal time to take a look at your home or business plumbing and check for any issues that might hinder your pipes from running as efficiently as possible...

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  • Furnaces

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    You might just consider your furnace to be that beast downstairs that makes a lot noise sometimes and is a complete nightmare problem to address when it stops working. Maybe think about your furnace when you're toasty warm in your home when it's cold outside — it is an integral part of your home. Let's look at some of the types of furnaces so you can feel the love of the noisy beast downstairs!...

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  • Hot Water Tanks

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    This is often a forgotten but supremely important piece of machinery that is integral to your home running smoothly every day. Even if you give your water heater a little maintenance, it would go a long way toward reducing the number and frequency of repairs and actually helps to extend the life of your water heater, avoiding early replacement...

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  • Don't Be a Strain on Your Drain

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    You don't have to be a plumber to help keep in the plumbing in your home clear. There's a ton of of simple things you can do to lessen the amount of substances that can clog your drains. With a little preventive maintenance, you can save, time, money and perhaps a whole lot of frustration!...

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  • Why You Need Regular Maintenance of your Home Comfort System

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    When the weather is fine and your furnace or air conditioner is humming along nicely you probably don’t even think about your home comfort system.  The problem is, for most people, they don’t think about their HVAC system until something goes wrong. When the technician shows up they soon find out the problem was likely preventable with some routine maintenance.  It may be a cliché, but an ounce of prevention will save you a pound of cure...

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  • Preparing Your Home Comfort System for the Cold Months Ahead

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    First things first you should have your furnace serviced and inspected by a HVAC specialist before the cold weather hits. Don’t wait unit you have to turn your furnace on to find out that you system is not heating your home.

    The most common furnace problem is caused by a dirty filter. Your heating systems filter should be changed every two or three months and more frequently if you have pets living in...

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  • Re-located!

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    We will be re-locating to our new office & warehouse at 7024-56st within the next few weeks. The move will allow us to better ourselves as a company. We built a new facility with a fully functioning showroom, stat of the art training room for our technicians, and a fully stocked warehouse allowing us to better serve the Lloydminster area.

    We invite everyone to come down to the new shop and take a walk through our showroom to look at all the products...

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  • 6 Ways to Help Lower Your Heating Bill

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    Install a programmable thermostat. Set the temperature to be lower when you are not home and at bedtime, and to warm up before you crawl out of bed in the morning or get home from your busy day. Close the flue on your wood burning fireplace when it isn’t in use. Heat will be flying right up and out if it is not closed. Get your furnace serviced. A clean furnace that is running well is more efficient. Call R&D Plumbing &...

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