Posts by 1st Choice Plumbing

Where Should Your Thermostat Go?

Nest Thermostat

Thermostats are the brains that run the heating and cooling of your house. Placement of the thermostat is critical to the efficient heating and cooling of your home. First let’s cover where not to put your thermostat. 1) Don’t put your thermostat on an exterior wall Winter can be brutal in Edmonton with temperatures plunging…

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15 ways to save money on your heating bill in the winter

Saving money in the winter on your heating bills

As Canada’s northernmost big city, Edmonton winters can be long and cold. The cold doesn’t have to kill your pocketbook though. Here are some of our best tips to save money on your heating bills in the winter. Install ceiling fans to circulate the warm air throughout the room Running your fan to pull air up…

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What is an expansion tank, and why do you need one?

A hot water expansion tank

What is an expansion tank, and why do you need one? What could be worse than a cold shower in the morning? Running out of hot water is an inconvenience and adding extra capacity can be tempting. When shopping at your local hardware store, it would be understandable if you thought a hot water heater…

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