Furnaces Articles

How Does My Gas Furnace Work? 

March 16, 2022
How Does My Gas Furnace Work? 

Our team at Tower Plumbing & Heating could help you save big bucks on your monthly utility bill by performing a furnace replacement

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

January 23, 2022
Young couple in wellington boots on flooded floor in Mundare, AB

You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? 

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Everything You Need to Know About Boilers

December 21, 2021
d even way of heating your Alberta home.

At Tower Plumbing & Heating, though we haven’t been working with boilers since 1300 BC, we know a thing or two about them.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

October 23, 2021
Plumber at work at Tower plumbing

Even if you have not thought about your furnace for months—it is easy to overlook if it is stationed in the basement or hidden in a closet—fall is the perfect time to make sure the most important seasonal equipment in your home is ready for action. 

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 26, 2021
mother and daughter laughing on the bed

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Alberta home and how much fuel is wasted.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

January 28, 2021
what's that sound coming from my furnace?, elderly man sitting on the couch watching something on his laptop

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 30, 2020
6 ways your furnace keeps you safe, happy family of four baking together

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 15, 2020
what is short cycling?, hand adjusting thermostat

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system…

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

November 13, 2020
Furnace Duct

If you’re struggling with the question of whether or not to buy a new furnace, our professionals are here to help.

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

February 24, 2020
Cold Couple

Looking to keep your home’s heat this season? Our team in Vegreville, AB wants to share insights and tips on how to keep your indoors nice and cozy.

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What Are the Basics of Furnace Filters?

February 14, 2020
Furnace Filter Close-Up

Do you know the impact furnace filters have on your Vegreville home? The right furnace filter can help you save money and improve your indoor air quality.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 30, 2019
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If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 28, 2019
Woman In Winter Clothing Looking Out of Her Window

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need…

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Do I Really Need Fall HVAC Maintenance?

October 28, 2019
Front door decorations during the fall season showing the benefits of getting fall HVAC maintenance.

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Lamont, you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips You Should Know

October 14, 2019
mother and daughter enjoying fall day inside cozy home after performing furnace maintenance

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Lamont homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 19, 2019
Home in Autumn representing the 5 reasons why you should schedule a fall furnace clean and check

Once the cooler weather hits here in Vegreville this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Tower Plumbing & Heating (1999) Ltd.

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