Ace Plumbing and Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Calgary’

Central Air Conditioning Your Complete Buyer’s Guide is Here

Monday, May 20th, 2024
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Hey there, homeowners! Jack the Professor of Plumbing here. Just to remind you that warm, is an understatement during Alberta summers. Therefore you don’t want to rely on a single fan to keep you cool. I’m excited to help you find the perfect central air conditioning system for your home. Because I want to make sure you make the best choice for your needs. Here’s what you should consider.

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Top 5 Home Plumbing & HVAC Emergencies that Can’t Wait

Monday, May 13th, 2024
Plumber using a wrench to tighten a siphon under a sink.

There are household problems, and then there are emergencies that simply cannot wait. When it comes to your plumbing and HVAC systems, you want to be aware of five things in particular that should be treated as emergencies. 

You can keep reading to learn more about five situations which you should call us and schedule an emergency appointment for your HVAC system or residential plumbing. Prioritizing an appointment for HVAC and plumbing emergencies in Calgary can help you protect your systems from even more serious problems.

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Tree Roots In The Sewer Line. Want Some Advice?

Monday, May 6th, 2024
Image of Jack Devetten the Professer of Plumbing talking about tree roots in the sewer line.

Hi, Jack, the Professor of Plumbing here. And I will be giving some great advice today on the effects of tree roots in your sewer line. But before we get into the root of todays topic. Let’s start off with a recent case study.

In this case study you will learn what not to do when dealing with tree roots in your sewer line. And why a reoccurring sewer clog should be left up to a professional, certified plumbing company. Here we go.

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Sewer Camera Inspections. Your Important First Line of Defence.

Monday, April 22nd, 2024
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Alright folks, listen up! Jack DeVetten the Professor of Plumbing here, and I’m about to lay down some hard truths about sewer camera inspections. You think those pipes in your house are just humming along smoothly? Think again, my friends. There could be all kinds of nasty stuff going on down there. Grease, hair, soap scum, you name it. It’s a ticking time bomb of roots and gunk just waiting to ruin your day.

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Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth It?

Monday, April 15th, 2024

If you’ve been thinking about switching from a tank water heater to a tankless water heater, you may be wondering if the upgrade is worth it. After all, tankless water heaters are more expensive to install and it can be a little bit of a process to make the switch over because most homes need some retrofitting.

You can keep reading to learn more about the unique benefits that a tankless water heater offers, as well as some of the potential downsides. Then you can give us a call whenever you’re ready to switch from a hot water tank in Calgary over to a tankless model. We can even complete an in-home assessment and review with you how a tankless model would be set up inside your home.

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Sewer Damage. And How Powerful Tree Roots Actually Are.

Monday, April 8th, 2024
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Jack The Professor of Plumbing

Finally, spring is here and we are all itching to get out into the yard after a long winter and start the annual spring clean up. But have you ever wondered about the silent war going on under your house? An actual war between the tree roots and the hidden pipes of the sewer system. Sewer damage is actually a real-life drama that plays out under residential neighbourhoods. Creating financial headaches for homeowners.

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Water Leak. An Expert’s Best Advice. The Devastating Effects

Monday, March 25th, 2024
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The Water Leak and Best Qualified Advice for Repairs

Have you ever had the horrifying experience when you find out that you have a plumbing water leak somewhere in your home. The amount of water lost, and damage created can be catastrophic. An experience like this sends stress levels through the roof if you do not have a plumbing company in your back pocket.

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Can Heat Pumps Handle Calgary’s Cold Weather?

Monday, March 18th, 2024

You’re in the right place if you’ve been considering a heat pump installation for your home. We have customers ask fairly frequently whether or not a pump can stand up to the cold weather we experience here in Calgary. The short answer is yes, and you can read more to learn about why a heat pump is a great solution for our climate.

Then give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment for heat pump installation in Calgary. We can help you learn how a heat pump would work for your home and review your options so you can select the best system for your home and family.

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Trenchless Digging. The Best Sewer Replacment Technology

Sunday, March 10th, 2024
Image of Jack Devetten the Professer of Plumbing talking about trenchless digging.

Trenchless digging, also known as drain surgery is our topic for this week, and Jack, the Professor of Plumbing will share more insights from his vast knowledge of the plumbing world. Today he will start off with a scenario not everyone is familiar with.

Imagine your home is like a big tree that has been standing strong for 60 years. But just like a tree, your home has roots to deal with, except these roots are sneaking into your sewer pipes. Potentially causing drainage problems. Because your sewer pipes are old, made from lead, cast iron, or clay they are getting clogged up by these roots. It is like when your game console overheats because the vents are blocked, it just does not work right.

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5 Silent Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Your furnace has been working hard for months to keep your home warm, and now we’re coming to the end of the winter season. All that work from your furnace may have added strain to some of the components and it needs to be addressed.

Sometimes furnace problems are loud and easy to identify. But other times, furnace problems are quiet, and you may not realize that something is wrong until it’s too late. You can keep reading to learn more about some of the quieter furnace problems we see and why they are serious. Then give our team a call to schedule your furnace repair in Calgary.

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