What to do When Your Water Heater Breaks

water heater is broken

Having hot water just a quick turn of the faucet handle away is one of the greatest luxuries people rely on in today’s modern homes. From showering to laundry to dishwashing and cooking, there are plenty of daily uses for hot water that we all take for granted. Once the hot water stops flowing however, we quickly realize how important … Read More

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

Is Floor Radiant Heating Options for Canadians?

radiant floor heating in canada

If you’ve ever woken up feeling tired and you forgot to put on your slippers before stepping on the cold tiles in your bathroom, you may have found yourself wishing for a heated floor. These days thanks to some great innovations in heating technology, heated floors can become a wish come true! In fact, there are a number of ways … 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

Furnace Replacement & Repair in Kelowna

Furnace heating repair services

Recently, Lillie Family Heating extended its plumbing services beyond the great Lower Mainland to the beautiful city of Kelowna, and what a great place it is, even in the winter! Compared to other places in the country, winters in Kelowna are really pretty great. The temperature can certainly dip below zero and there is a dusting of beautiful white snow … Read More

Why is HVAC Maintenance Important?


The key to longevity, whether it’s your health or your car, is proper and routine upkeep and maintenance, and an HVAC system is no different. Not only is a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system a very important component to your home, it’s a rather expensive one at that. So it’s a good idea to do what you can to … Read More

How does an HVAC System Work?


Living in a climate like Vancouver, we are used to drastic changes in the temperature outside. While we can’t do much about the temperature outdoors, we have become accustomed to adjusting the temperature indoors to keep us comfortable — we can make it cool in the hot summer months and warm on those chilly fall and winter evenings. But have … Read More

How To Improve Heating Your Home


Even though summer is around the corner, we are still in for some chilly days and nights ahead in Vancouver and surrounding area. And while it’s always tempting to crank the heat when we are feeling chilly at home, turning up the temperature is not the most cost effective or responsible way of staying warm — there are plenty of … Read More

What Type of Heating System is Used to Heat Your Home?


Have you ever wondered what goes on below the vents? That is, do you know what kind of system heats your home and exactly what is going on when you hear the heat kick in? Many people are comfortable simply knowing that when they move the dial, they will soon feel warm. But knowledge is power and the more you … Read More