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The Canadian Buyer’s Guide to Air Conditioners: Furnasman Edition

Looking for a home air conditioner in Winnipeg, Manitoba?   It’s a smart idea to do research first. Check! That’s why you’re here.  While Winnipeg may be known for its winter weather, but when the seasons change, the sweltering summer heat can hit just as hard.  That’s why a new air conditioning system needs to […]Read More
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EV Charger Installation: FAQs

Electric Vehicle Chargers: Your Questions Answered Thinking of investing in an electric vehicle for your next car? Already decided to make the switch from gas to green? An electric vehicle means you’ll never find yourself fuelling up at a gas station again – but before you can get relief from the prices at the pump, […]Read More
7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now

7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now

7 Signs You Need A New Furnace Know When It’s Time to Let Go of Your Old Home Furnace Homeowner pop quiz: what are the signs to look for when your aging furnace has reached the end of its life? Is it obvious–like when it stops suddenly one cold winter day and no longer has […]Read More

Give the Gift of Home Comfort for Christmas This Year!

Give The Gift Of Home Comfort For Christmas This Year! A Brand New Furnace & AC: The Perfect Christmas Combo A new furnace may not be the first thing that comes to mind as a Christmas gift for someone on your list – it’s a big-ticket item, but one that will be appreciated for decades […]Read More
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Upgrade, Bundle & Save on Your New Home Heating and Cooling System

The Benefits Of A 2-In-1 Home Comfort Solution The benefits of investing in a 2-in-1 home comfort solution. Worried about your furnace making it through the bulk of the winter? Concerns about your air conditioner failing to kick on when the hazy summer heat starts to seep in? Home heating and cooling systems aren’t designed […]Read More

Who Needs a Protection Plan, Anyway?

Who Needs A Protection Plan Anyway? We thought we would skip the furnace protection plan, my husband and I, when we purchased our first home.  We were young and poor, we thought.  What could happen, we thought? What happened, exactly, was the need to replace the most expensive part of our furnace—out of pocket. The furnace guy seemed sorry to have to charge […]Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In The Home Why Your Older Furnace May Be a Health Risk If you suspect a carbon monoxide poisoning or a leak from your furnace, evacuate everyone from your home immediately.  Then contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency service.  A technician came by my home to examine my furnace for a carbon monoxide leak. “Having a […]Read More

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Coronavirus Covid-19

Indoor Air Quality (Iaq) & Covid-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many homeowners to re-think indoor air quality.  After all, the Covid-19 virus spreads through droplets and aerosols—and people who are indoors or in enclosed spaces close to one another, are particularly at risk. Washing hands, sanitizing surfaces, wearing face masks and keeping 2 metres apart have defined our COVID pandemic behaviour. But what happens when a visitor […]Read More

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace

Why Buying A Furnace Is Better Than Renting A Furnace To buy a furnace or to rent a furnace?   A technician comes to your house and gives you the news no homeowner ever wants to hear: the furnace is on its last legs, or even worse, broken.  Once the shock sets in, you ponder that replacing that older furnace […]Read More
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Is Your Home’s Indoor Air Clean?

Is Your Home’S Indoor Air Clean? Find out what contaminants you and your family could be breathing in at home and the impact they can have on your health. You may not be able to see them, but the average house is a perfect petri dish for a whole host of dangerous pollutants that many […]Read More

Furnasman’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Cost | Efficiency | When to Invest & What to Look for | Installation   Furnasman’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide Expert Information on Home Heating Costs, Energy Efficiency, Installation & More for Winnipeg Homeowners Whether it’s from age, wear & tear, or a breakdown that’s beyond fixing, replacing your home’s furnace is a rite […]Read More

How to Protect Your Home from COVID-19

How To Protect Your Home From Covid-19 Many of us are currently self-isolating. Now that we’re spending so much time in our homes, are there steps you can take to better protect your family from COVID-19? Handwashing and physical distancing are a good start, but UV air purifiers and advanced furnace filters might be able […]Read More

11 Common Furnace Repairs & Problems to Watch For

11 Common Furnace Repairs & Problems To Watch For There is never a good time for a furnace malfunction, but it’s especially important to have a reliable furnace during Winnipeg winters. Regular maintenance not only keeps your furnace running smoothly, but it can also help you avoid expensive repairs and keep your heating bill low. […]Read More

Your Old Furnace is Costing You More Than You Think

Your Old Furnace Is Costing You Money Even if your old furnace is working well, keeping you and your family warm and comfortable through another winter, you may be spending more money than you think – and certainly, more than you have to.  Although the cost of replacing your furnace may seem like a high, […]Read More

Tankless vs. Traditional Hot Water Heaters

Tankless Vs. Traditional Hot Water Heaters Pros, Cons, & Important Notes About Each For most families, water heaters are an essential piece of equipment – especially for those of us who live in cold regions. These amazing appliances give us the ability to wash our dishes and clothes easily and keep our bodies clean and […]Read More

How To Determine Which Type & Size of Furnace is Ideal for Your Home

Which Type Of Furnace Is Ideal For Your Home? Buying or upgrading your furnace system can seem daunting. For the most part, our relationship with our home heating systems consists of us setting the thermostat and walking away.  However, if you believe your current furnace isn’t up to snuff or if you’re ready for an […]Read More

The Clean Air Conundrum: How to Maintain Excellent Indoor Air Quality

How To Maintain Excellent Indoor Air Quality Breathe Better, Feel Better, & Smell Better, Too The Importance of Good Indoor Air Quality Have you thought about your air lately? It’s unfortunate but true that many of us take indoor air quality (IAQ) for granted. Unless you are sensitive to the air you breathe, IAQ may […]Read More

Your Water Heater: 5 Things You Should be Doing

Your Water Heater: 5 Things You Should Be Doing Let’s face it. Many of us don’t give a second thought to our water heater. After all, life is busy. As long as we are getting the hot water we need when we need it, we assume everything is working as it should.  Until it isn’t. […]Read More

Winter Furnace Failures (& How to Spot Them Before They Become Huge Problems)

How To Spot Winter Furnace Failures It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare; the temperature drops, you go to turn the furnace on, and nothing happens. Or worse yet, you come home from work to a freezing cold house, despite turning the thermostat up before you left. These unexpected winter furnace failures can be prevented if you […]Read More

Why Your Furnace is Blowing Cold Air (& What to Do About It)

Furnace Blowing Cold Air? – What To Do About It Furnaces are designed to heat our homes, so a furnace blowing cold air instead of warm air is a huge problem. Like many problems, there are a variety of possible culprits but don’t call a professional just yet. Depending on the source of the problem, […]Read More

Furnace Maintenance 101: What, Why, and When to Service Your Furnace

Furnace 101: What, Why, And When To Service Your Furnace Like any piece of equipment, your furnace will last longer if it is regularly maintained. Keeping your furnace in good working order is also important from a health and safety perspective: an unmaintained furnace could release carbon monoxide into your home, or stop working when […]Read More

Guide: Cleaning Your Central Air Conditioner

Guide: Cleaning Your Central Air Conditioner Cleaning your central air conditioner regularly is important for many reasons. It helps extend the life of your air conditioner by reducing wear and tear on parts by allowing your machine to run more efficiently. Giving your air conditioner regular attention also means you are more likely to catch […]Read More

Your Guide to High-Efficiency Furnaces: How They Work & Why They Save You Money

High-Efficiency Furnaces: How They Work & Save You Money Keep Your Home Warm & Your Wallet Happy With winter just around the corner, many homeowners are bracing for cold weather and, consequently, higher heating bills. A high-efficiency furnace can keep both your family, and your wallet, comfortable all winter long by reducing your heating costs […]Read More

Troubleshooting Common Air Conditioner Problems

Troubleshooting Common Air Conditioner Problems Imagine this: you’ve just moved into a brand new home, and you’re excited because it comes with a state-of-the-art air conditioning unit. But after only a couple of months, you start to notice the air conditioner isn’t working the way it used to. So what do you do? Modern air […]Read More

Why Your Furnace Breaks Down (& What to Do About It)

Why Your Furnace Breaks Down Regular Maintenance Prevents Furnace Breakdowns As winter approaches, a functional furnace is a necessity. When snow is piling up outside, and the temperature is dropping, the last thing you want is for your furnace to fail. Preventative maintenance is key to preventing the majority of furnace failures, so as part […]Read More

The Winnipegger’s Guide to Home Humidity

The Winnipegger’S Guide To Home Humidity There are many benefits of humidifiers; they improve your comfort and can even improve your health and reduce wear and tear in your home. Humidity, however, varies from location to location. For Winnipeg in particular, humidifiers can be extremely beneficial, especially in the winter months.  Humidity in Winnipeg When […]Read More

How to Save Money on Your Heating Bill

How To Save Money On Your Heating Bill What Are the Best Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill? We’re all familiar with Winnipeg’s cold winters. Aside from moving south of the border, the experts at Furnasman are here to help you save on your heating bill. A high-efficiency furnace might be your first thought, […]Read More

THE BENEFITS OF WI-FI CONTROLLED THERMOSTATS

Benefits Of Wifi Controlled Thermostats Wi-Fi controlled thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature of your home remotely, using the Internet on any device, including desktop computers, laptops, iPads and tablets and mobile phones. Wi-Fi controlled thermostats may seem like an unnecessary luxury, but there are many reasons to consider having one installed in your […]Read More

REASONS WHY YOUR FURNACE MIGHT BE LEAKING

Reasons Why Your Furnace Might Be Leaking Have you uncovered a leak that seems to be coming from your furnace? Leaks should be attended to quickly since they can cause further damage to your furnace’s electrical and are a potential safety hazard. Here’s a list of the top five causes for a leaking furnace. A […]Read More

WHAT’S THE RIGHT FURNACE FOR YOUR HOME?

What Is The Right Furnace For Your Home? Are you in the market for a new furnace? Knowing which one is right for your home can be a challenge with so many models and sizes to choose from. Here are a few factors to consider when comparing different units Size of your home The size […]Read More

WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR FURNACE FILTER?

When Sould You Replace Your Furnace Filter? Many people aren’t aware of just how important regularly replacing their furnace filter can be. A clogged filter not only can cost you more on your utility bills by forcing the air handler to work harder. The filter can also heat up, causing your furnace to shut off […]Read More

FALL IS HERE! TIME TO GET YOUR FURNACE CHECKED

Fall Is Here! Time To Get Your Furnace Checked The leaves are falling, and children are getting excited and planning for Halloween. If you don’t want spooky things happening when you turn on your heat for the cold months ahead, then now is the time to get your HVAC system inspected and ready for winter. Remember, your […]Read More

IS DUCT CLEANING A SCAM?

Is Duct Cleaning A Scam? Over time, the ducts in your home can become obstructed with dirt, dust, and other debris. As a result, your HVAC systems will start providing poorer performance while consuming more power, which can seem insignificant but still build up to staggering sums. Similarly, you can expect the air quality of […]Read More

IT’S SPRING!

When Is My Ac Ready For Warmer Weather? can you make sure your air conditioner is ready for warmer weather? After a long, cold Winnipeg winter, it’s hard to imagine wanting to get away from the warmth of spring and summer. Having said that, spring is a great time to tune up your home’s air […]Read More

WHAT ARE COMMON PROBLEMS WITH AIR CONDITIONERS?

What Are Common Problems With Air Conditioners? According to Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong will, and usually at the worst possible time. Air conditioning is no exception. Modern A/C  units are relatively trouble-free, but they always seem to fail at the most inconvenient time. Luckily, most problems are easy to fix or can […]Read More

10 ‘COOL’ FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AIR CONDITIONING

10 ‘Cool’ Facts You Should Know About Air Conditioning Until the 20th century, dealing with hot weather meant sweating it out and fanning ourselves. Thanks to several innovations that led to today’s modern A/C, we’re now able to keep cool at the flip of a switch. Here we’ve summarized some interesting facts surrounding air conditioning […]Read More

CHOOSING THE BEST AIR CONDITIONER FOR YOUR WINNIPEG HOME

The Best Air Conditioner For Your Winnipeg Home Not all air conditioners are created equal – especially when you factor in your home’s location. Due to being located in the Canadian Prairies, and its distance from both mountains and oceans, Winnipeg is exposed to numerous extreme weather systems. Not only is it considered one of […]Read More

HOW YOUR THERMOSTAT CAN SAVE YOU MONEY

How Your Thermostat Can Save You Money Did you know you could save a lot of money simply by updating your thermostat or changing its settings? A non-programmable thermostat can waste up to 20% of your total energy usage each month! A programmable thermostat costs a little more up front than a regular thermostat but […]Read More

How Often Should You Have Your Ductwork Cleaned?

How Often Should You Have Your Ductwork Cleaned? Your ducts are responsible for circulating warm and cool air coming from your central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. They’re like the body’s veins, but they move warm or cool air instead of blood.  The ductwork in your home can become dirty or clogged as […]Read More

WHAT IS A HOME COMFORT INSPECTION AND WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE ONE DONE?

Home Comfort Inspection And Why Should You Have One Done? When it comes to buying a new home comfort system, there are a number of factors to consider to make sure that what you buy will suit your needs and your home. For most homeowners, this can be intimidating, so it’s important to talk to […]Read More

MAKE SURE YOUR FURNACE IS ALWAYS READY TO TAKE WINTER BY STORM

Make Sure Your Furnace Is Ready For Winter A furnace maintenance plan keeps you warm and cozy through winter’s worst weather Just like cooling systems and air conditioning are lifesavers in the warm summer months, a functional furnace is essential during winter months to keep your home comfortable, if not downright cozy. If you have […]Read More

LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR FURNACE IS TRYING TO TELL YOU – IT MAY BE TIME TO REPLACE IT

Your Furnace – It Is Time To Replace It? Find out what furnace problems may be causing those noises you hear Like every other mechanical system, your furnace may make some noises while operating. While some of these noises can be normal, others can signal that something is not right. If not addressed quickly, you […]Read More

DISCOVER THE COMFORT OF A WHOLE HOUSE HUMIDIFIER

Discover The Comfort Of A Whole House Humidifier When the days get colder, the air also becomes much drier. To add moisture to their homes, many people use humidifiers. While small, room-based humidifiers can replace some moisture, they may not be adequate to replace enough moisture throughout a home, especially a larger one. One alternative […]Read More

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS CAN HELP PREVENT FUTURE FURNACE REPAIRS

Asking The Right Questions Can Help Prevent Future Furnace Repairs Your furnace is an imperative part of your home. During the colder months, you want to be sure your unit is working efficiently to provide the comfort you and your family need. When contacting a furnace repair technician to visit your home, take advantage of […]Read More

TIPS FOR REDUCING YOUR HEATING BILLS THIS WINTER

Tips For Reducing Your Heating Bills This Winter Of all the utilities you rely on in the wintertime, nothing surpasses the need to heat your home effectively and efficiently. It may seem like costly heating bills are unavoidable in the winter, but there are many things you can do to lower your heating bills: Use […]Read More

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S THE RIGHT TIME FOR A NEW FURNACE?

When Is The Right Time For A New Furnace? You have poured money and time into keeping your older furnace working like new, but even the most carefully maintained equipment will eventually need to be replaced. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your aging furnace with a new one? There are […]Read More

WHAT YOUR HVAC CONTRACTOR SHOULD PROVIDE FOR YOU

What Your Hvac Contractor Should Provide For You There are certain things only a professional HVAC company can provide for you. Here’s a list of the top five from some of the most trusted sources available According to EnergyStar: Expect a home evaluation — The contractor should spend significant time inspecting your current system and home […]Read More

HEAT PUMPS FOR WINNIPEG

Heat Pumps For Winnipeg What is a heat pump and should I have one installed? A heat pump is an electrical device that extracts heat from one place and transfers it to another. In colder months, it moves heat still present in outdoor air, into your home. In hotter months, the process reverses, and the […]Read More

PREPARING YOUR AC FOR SUMMER

Preparing Your Ac For Summer AC and Furnace Maintenance: If you schedule your maintenance regularly for both your air conditioner and furnace, you will keep it working efficiently. Even before you turn on your air conditioner, you should schedule a maintenance checkup by an HVAC technician to prevent serious issues from happening. Several HVAC companies offer […]Read More

WHAT IS A UV AIR PURIFIER AND DO YOU NEED ONE?

Uv Air Purifier – Do You Need One? If it has been many years since you’ve gotten a new heating or air conditioning system, you will likely be surprised at how many options and add-ons are now available. One of these is the UV air purifier, which works with your HVAC system to improve the effectiveness […]Read More

BENEFITS OF DUCT CLEANING

The Benefits Of Duct Cleaning While the main goal of an HVAC system in your home is to heat and cool the air, it is also important that the air you breathe is clean and healthy too. This is even more important if you or someone in your home has allergies or asthma. Clean air […]Read More

HOW DOES UPGRADING YOUR AC UNIT SAVE MONEY?

Does Upgrading Your Ac Unit Save Money? A new air conditioning system can be a hefty investment, so most people only think about the up-front cost. Believe it or not, it’s usually more cost effective to purchase a new, energy efficient system rather than continuing to drop money into your old system. These are a […]Read More

WHAT IS SEER RATING?

What Is Seer Rating? If you are already in the market shopping for a new air conditioner, you might have come across the term “SEER.” But what is SEER? How does it affect the over performance of your AC unit? Well, there are a lot of myths that surround the SEER value, but before we […]Read More

HOW CAN SAVE MONEY ON MY AC UNIT’S ENERGY COSTS?

How Can Save Money On My Ac Unit’S Energy Costs? The summer months mean long, sunny days and lots of outdoor activity. But when the heat rolls in, you’ll likely experience high energy bills from running your air conditioner. In order to minimize the damage, we must do all that we can for our energy-efficiency. […]Read More

CAN AIR CONDITIONING CAUSE HEADACHES?

Can Air Conditioning Cause Headaches? Having an air conditioner is essential to combat those warm summer. But enjoying that ice-cold, amazing indoor air sometimes comes with some trade-offs. As you sit there enjoying the cool indoor air blowing through your home, have you ever had a headache come on? Keep the Aspirin Handy The unfortunate […]Read More

BENEFITS OF YEARLY FURNACE MAINTENANCE

The Benefits Of Yearly Furnace Maintenance During the cold winter months, nothing is more important than your furnace. When temperatures are at their coldest, you need your heating system operating at peak performance. When these machines aren’t working like they should, it can mean using space heaters and bundling in blankets to stay cozy. In […]Read More

HOW DO UV AIR PURIFIERS WORK?

How Do Uv Air Purifiers Works? Keeping a comfortable indoor environment in your home is vital to the happiness of you and your family. While that obviously means keeping it at ideal temperatures, it also means that the air quality is at a high level. When your indoor air is dirty and full of the […]Read More