Hints & Tips
At Blue Mountain Services Ltd. we strive to be as helpful and informative as possible. Want some basic information on how to maintain your HVAC systems, plumbing lines and more? Call us today at (604) 444-3711 or check out our compilation of hints and tips below:
Maintain your storm perimeter drain once a year to prevent flooding.
Flush and service hot water tank annually
Hot water heating is typically the third largest energy expense in a home, after space heating and cooling. In addition, a water heater is a relatively expensive appliance, and it operates under very severe conditions (high temperatures, and cycling on and off). Proper maintenance can significantly improve the energy efficiency, service life, and safety of this appliance.
Check incoming water pressure to your home
Low pressure affects everything in the house. The dishwasher and clothes washer take forever to fill. The outside hose squirts an anemic 2 ft., and the shower turns into a small sprinkling device. To increase pressure, first try simple, local solutions at point of use. If those don’t work, perhaps a call to Blue Mountain Services will help!
Update all water supply lines to braided style for your washing machine, toilet(s) and sink(s)
The braided style supply lines are much better quality and more resistant to bursting.
Change and/or clean furnace filters every six months
Furnace manufacturers put inexpensive fiberglass filters into their furnaces to remove airborne particles that might damage the fan and the heating coil. Particle buildup can also decrease the efficiency of your furnace, as the furnace has to work harder to pull air through the intake. More expensive filters can also improve the air quality in your house by removing pollen, bacteria and mold spores from the air. This is especially important if you or someone in your family suffers from allergies.
Have water coming up on your property? If you wish to determine whether it is on the city side or your side, call the city and they will come out and determine this for you.
If it is on your side, give Blue Mountain Services Ltd. a call for a free estimate to repair the problem!
Before winter hits and the temperature starts to drop below zero degrees make sure that the water to your outside water taps is turned off.