Coastal Blog

May 6, 2019

Save on HVAC Costs by Giving Your Old AC an Upgrade

Save on HVAC Costs by Giving Your Old AC an Upgrade Old homes come with plenty of charm and memories. But if you haven’t been upgrading your air conditioning system, that could be one of the reasons why your home’s heating and electric bills are costing you a lot. If you’re looking for a way to lower your energy consumption expenses, think about going for an HVAC update. Energy drain costs Old homes can experience 25 percent more in energy drain costs, compared to new homes. That’s money you could spend elsewhere. By finding ways to counter the energy drain, you can successfully lower your heating and electricity bills. Inefficient […]
March 26, 2019

Why Choose a Ductless Heat Pump System?

Whether you’re finishing a basement area, adding new space, or just upgrading your home’s HVAC system, you owe it to yourself to check out the benefits of a ductless heat pump system. They offer numerous advantages over traditional HVAC units and can be a system that’s hard to beat. More Comfort in Problem Spaces If your home wasn’t built with a zoned HVAC system, you probably have rooms that are too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. Cranking up your single-zone central AC system to cool a hot upstairs turns the downstairs into a meat locker while sending your electric bill through the roof. In winter, […]
February 11, 2019

The Real Cost of Heating a Home in British Columbia

Do you know the actual cost of heating your home with electricity or natural gas? This is a common point of discussion in British Columbia in terms of which is the most affordable option. It isn’t easy to determine the energy cost of heating your home when your energy bill also includes the cost to power your appliances, charge your devices, and heat water. Two Tier Electricity Pricing Your utility company charges your electricity at two different rates. After you use a certain amount of electricity per month, any additional electricity used is charged at a more expensive rate. When you’re using FortisBC or B.C. Hydro, there’s also a fixed […]
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 […]
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