Recommended Office Temperature In Canada & Humidity for Employee Comfort

office temperature in Canada

An office is typically a shared space where multiple people spend their day working. In order for workers to be efficient and comfortable in their workspace, certain standards for temperature and humidity levels must be met. With this in mind, we need to determine exactly what the actual standards for temperature and humidity levels in an office setting are, and … Read More

Can Geothermal Complement Your Existing Heating System?

Geothermal Heating System?

Geothermal heating is an eco-friendly method of regulating the temperature that uses renewable energy sources. In many ways, geothermal heating and cooling work a lot like a traditional heat pump. When it is cold outside, heat is pumped inside while cool air is moved outside. When it is hot outside, the process is reversed to keep a cool temperature inside. … Read More

What Jobs Can a Gas Fitter Perform?

Gas fitter fitting Vancouver

Natural gas is a cost effective solution for powering a number of household appliances and utilities. You can save yourself a fair amount of money over time by using natural gas to power things like your stove, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, pool heaters, furnaces and even barbecues. In fact, according to Fortis BC, natural gas prices in the province are … Read More

Copper vs PVC Water Pipes

copper vs pvs plastic piping

If you have had any recent plumbing work completed on your home or commercial property, you may have noticed the plumber didn’t use the copper water pipes you were expecting. Instead, you may see plastic supply pipes running to your newly installed faucet, and you may be wondering why your plumber chose to use plastic instead of copper. To help … Read More

Why You Should Never Hire Cheap Plumbing Labour

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When it comes to saving money, there are a lot of reliable ways to keep some extra cash in your pocket. Making meals at home rather than ordering out can save you lots of money. Keeping lights and electronics turned off when you aren’t using them can save you a lot on your energy bills too. One way you should … Read More

My Basement is Flooded! What Do I Do?

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Residents living throughout the Vancouver area may be all too familiar with having to deal with a flooded basement, whether due to heavy rainfall or a burst pipe. This region receives significant precipitation during the year, particularly as we transition from spring to summer, and summer to fall, meaning the likelihood of basement flooding is a bit higher here than … Read More

Is the Air Pressure & Ventilation Balanced in Your Home?

unbalanced air pressure can trap dirt in your home

The key to home comfort and energy efficiency lies in properly sealed homes with excellent ventilation. Ensuring that these two factors of air circulation are well balanced will keep your home’s occupants feeling comfortable year round, while simultaneously keeping your energy costs low. If your home is too tightly sealed, the air can become a lot more polluted with dust … Read More

Residential Boiler Maintenance & Seasonal Checklist

Residential boiler service

If your home is equipped with a boiler, you may not be completely aware of the amount of regular maintenance it requires on a seasonal basis. Performing regular maintenance on any major appliance or piece of equipment in your home is a great way to ensure you get the most out of it in terms of efficiency and lifespan. Your … Read More

Plumbing Disasters to Avoid

Avoid these plumbing disasters

There’s no doubt that most homeowners take a great deal of pride in their DIY abilities. If you’re a homeowner, or just someone who likes to take care of things on your own to save time, money and possible headaches in the future, then you know the feeling we’re talking about. There is nothing quite like that sense of satisfaction … Read More

Winterize Your Window Or Central Air Conditioner

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Now that winter has dug its claws in all around British Columbia from Vancouver to Kelowna, there are some things that need to be done around the house. The cold temperatures and heavy snowfall can do some damage to things like air conditioning units if they are left unprotected. Therefore, it is a good idea to take some preventative measures … Read More