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Spring Plumbing Tips

March 28th, 2014 by Benjamin Dowson

Plumbers in the local area, including Action Auger, note that the vernal equinox has come and gone, and with it, the official first day of spring.  What’s the forecast for our area?  Continued cold with some sun and MANY chances of precipitation – almost as if there’s been no change of season at all!

However, there are signs of spring everywhere.  For example, CBC News reports that the students’ Spring Break is upon us (or just right around the corner) depending where you live because the break dates in Alberta vary by region.  CBC says that “students in Calgary are off March 21 to April 4, while Edmonton students are off March 31 to April 4.” (CBC News 1)

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Green Plumbing

February 19th, 2014 by Benjamin Dowson

Once again, it seems that the most popular color this year is green. Cars have “gone green” as have most things you can think of. Now, it’s plumbing’s turn. Green or eco plumbing is a trend which is spreading quickly among professional plumbers such as Action Auger. Green plumbing has three main objectives: use less water, recycle used water, and use sustainable materials.

If you thought that eco plumbing had nothing to do with you, the individual, think again. If all the homes did their best to go green, eco plumbing could have a very serious overall impact. So, what can you do? Actually, quite a lot.

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Financing a Furnace

February 11th, 2014 by Brham Trim

Action Auger offers competitive prices and service reliability in getting their furnaces functioning. The company encourages Canadians to get at least three quotes to avoid paying excessive prices due to supply and demand pressures and opportunistic HVAC contractors. Many people are waiting for government assistance or insurance settlements, so Action Auger offers Calgary residents deferred-interest financing options so that they can get everything in order before winter weather puts comfort and health at risk.

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When to Pump Out Septic Tanks

January 20th, 2014 by Benjamin Dowson

A septic tank system handles and neutralizes liquid and solid waste from your home. Specifically, it processes the refuse from your home’s sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures. Most septic systems have three main sections, which include the tank, drainfield and earth beneath the drainfield.

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In most cases, on-site systems are more affordable to install and take care of than central services. However, you should expect to maintain them more often. By installing your septic system accurately and making sure that it is maintained, your home’s sewage will be dealt with properly. As a result, your unit will protect public health, the environment and your home’s water supply.

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Hot Water Tank Vs. Tankless Water Heater

November 7th, 2013 by Brham Trim

Whether you’re choosing a hot water heater for the first time, or you’re replacing an old model, you’ll likely need to make a choice. Should you go the traditional, tank route, or is it time to go green and buy a tankless water heater? Both choices have their pros and cons, so it pays to absorb as much data as possible before making a decision.

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Furnace Failures: The Warning Signs

October 21st, 2013 by Brham Trim

Unlike many things in your house, a furnace is not a luxury item; it’s a necessity. A cold Alberta winter would be literally intolerable without one!

For this reason, it is always a good idea to make sure that your furnace is always in good working condition. The worst time to find out about a furnace problem is in the middle of winter.

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Tankless Water Heaters: Do they really save you money?

September 24th, 2013 by Brham Trim

Traditionally, water heaters were tanks that hold and heat water that was to be distributed throughout the house. But more recently a new breed of water heaters is gaining popularity: the tankless water heater!

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Sump Pumps: Save them for a rainy day!

September 6th, 2013 by Brham Trim

If your house is below a water table and your basement doesn’t look like a swimming pool, then there is a good chance that you have a sump pump!

Sump pumps are especially important during and after a rainfall, so it is important to make sure they are in good working condition for when the rain hits

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Introduction to Hot Water Heaters

September 3rd, 2013 by Brham Trim

As its name suggests, a water heater heats water! There are many uses of domestic water heating, such as cooking, cleaning, and bathing.

Most water heaters generally heat water in batches, and the temperature depends on the usage rate. As water flow increases, the temperature of the water decreases until more water can be heated again by your water heater.
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Sump Pumps -Things to look for when installing a Sump Pump

July 16th, 2013 by Brham Trim

As you may know, a sump pump is a pump that sits in the basement of your house and is designed to remove water that is collected in a sump barrel. Sump pumps do eventually wear out and fail, which can lead to basement flooding and costly repairs. When the time comes to install a new sump pump or replace an existing one, there are things that you need to keep in mind in order to ensure that everything goes well and your sump pump is up and running as it should be.
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