Coastal Blog

January 7, 2019

How the Enbridge Pipeline Explosion Will Affect B.C. Natural Gas Supply

People report being able to see the flames from miles away, and photos taken and posted online serve as proof. The recent rupture of the natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge has been a sobering reminder of the volatility of our energy resources. Fortunately, due to the location of the pipeline, no one was hurt. What Happened Under pressure as high as 900 PSI, the pipeline ruptured and natural gas was ignited. Because of the high pressure, the gas was spewed out of the pipe with enormous force. This resulted in the towering flames that could be seen for miles around. A natural gas pipeline must be carefully maintained, but […]
December 18, 2018

7 Signs of a Bad Contractor

Hiring the services of the right HVAC contractor makes a difference. If you need help, here are red flags you’ll want to watch out for. If you encounter any of these signs, then walk away and look elsewhere for HVAC service and repair assistance. A huge deposit A reputable contractor won’t ask you for a deposit before the work has even started. That’s a red, flashing flag. You’ll want to check out other contractors in the area. Low ratings and No Reviews No reviews on major sites like Google, Facebook and Yelp indicate the company has little experience or their service levels are so low no one wants to praise […]
November 12, 2018

How Coastal Heat Pumps Contribute to Improving Health and Lives of Bella Bella Residents

The small community of Bella Bella, located on the east coast of British Columbia’s Campbell Island, is the home of the Heiltsuk people. This Indian reservation area has been sheltering the Heiltsuk for hundreds of years, and the community is known for traditional values and a tight-knit, familial atmosphere and self-sufficient citizens. However, a modern problem has been plaguing these proud people for several decades now, increasing in severity as the years press on. This problem is rising heating and energy costs, by way of the scarcity of fuel on this remote island. Recently, the Tribal Council of the Heiltsuk decided to partner with several Canadian organizations to make meaningful […]
November 6, 2018

7 Top Tips to Make Sure You Find a Contractor to Fix Your Unit

Finding an HVAC contractor can be a bit tricky. Here are top tips to make sure everything goes well for you. Ask for referrals Check in with friends, neighbors, and family. Ask them about the HVAC services they used recently. Can they recommend a company? Do they know which companies are a good option to go for? It helps to ask about their bad experience as well. That way, you know what names to avoid. Check Online Reviews High ratings from review sites like Google, Facebook and the BBB is a good indication that the firm is legit and that you don’t need to be afraid of getting scammed. Also, […]
September 28, 2018

Halcyon MINI-SPLITS Troubleshooting

Doesn't operate immediately: If the unit is stopped and then immediately started again, the compressor will not operate for about 3 minutes to prevent fuse blowouts.
September 21, 2018

Answers to the Five Most Common Heat Pump Questions

When shopping for a heating or cooling mechanism in your home, it’s easy to get confused by all the options and fancy names. To us, it’s a simple choice—heat pumps are ideal for Victoria homes. But for those new to the industry, we’ve compiled the five most common heat pump questions to help you make your decision. What is the purpose of a heat pump? A heat pump serves to either warm up or cool a space. It works as both an air-conditioner and a heater in one— providing filtered air-conditioning in the summer and consistent heat in the winter. How exactly does it work? In basic terms, a heat […]
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