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For over 15 years, Service Plus Plumbing & Heating has been Kamloops go-to technician for plumbing and heating. As experts in the industry, we provide our customers with sound advice and tips. Take a look at our recent blog articles to learn more about plumbing and heating. If you would like to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment, please contact us.

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    15/07/2022 0 Comments
    COMMON PROBLEMS OF FURNACES AND HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT/AVOID THEM

    There are many upsides to homeownership, such as privacy and renovating to get closer to your dream home. Unfortunately, there are also a number of common problems that many homeowners face. One of the more pressing problems is issues with your HVAC.


    When your HVAC develops problems, it often happens during a season when you can least afford for your furnace or AC unit to go down.


    The misery of furnaces failing is often worse than AC failure because it can trigger so many other problems. If you're wondering what you can do, keep reading for some common furnace problems and how to troubleshoot or avoid them.

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  • Photo of an air conditioning installed on a rooftop.
    29/04/2022 0 Comments
    How Often Should You Replace Your Air Conditioning?

    Did you know that 70% of sudden deaths recorded during the western Canada heatwave resulted from extreme temperatures? By controlling your home's temperature, AC units reduce the risks of dehydration and heatstroke.


    You can also consider air conditioning your house to improve air quality.


    Like most machinery, your air conditioning unit will need some repairs or a replacement when the service life is almost over. Your AC replacement should serve to reduce the humidity in your home that adds to the discomfort of summer heat.


    Knowing when to consider an AC replacement in your home can be challenging. You might have to look out for signs of failure in your AC unit before making an informed decision.

     

    This article looks into various factors determining how often you should replace your air conditioning system with a new unit.

     

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  • Digital illustration of a character fixing a kitchen plumbing pipe.
    17/02/2022 0 Comments
    Top 5 Most Common FAQs About Plumbing

    Standardized plumbing dates back to 2700 BCE, but that doesn't mean it's something we all understand today. Most people aren't familiar with their plumbing or how to take care of it.


    If you want to learn more, keep reading to find the answers to common plumbing questions and discover when it's time to call a professional.

     

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  • Plumber contractor working on a shower tub.
    27/10/2021 0 Comments
    5 Tips for Selecting the Right Plumbing and Heating Company

    When your plumbing breaks down, don't call the first plumbing and heating company you come across. Instead, take some time to research companies in your area. Check their reviews and their pricing, as well as their general reputation.


    The last thing you want is to call a plumber who has less experience or has a bad reputation. You want a plumber with a stellar reputation and with a lot of experience. Read on for five tips for selecting the right plumbing and heating company.

     

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  • HVAC Contractor working with some cables
    27/10/2021 0 Comments
    Things to Ask an HVAC Contractor Before Hiring

    There's something wrong with your HVAC system, so you pick up the phone or look for an HVAC company near you. But wait—there are a few considerations you should go over before you hire an HVAC contractor. After all, you want to go with a company you can trust and rely on.


    Here's what you should ask your contractor before you hire them.

     

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  • Male child watching a male plumber fix a drain.
    27/10/2021 0 Comments
    The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing

    At Service Plus Plumbing and Heating, we've encountered just about every plumbing problem you could imagine. Having served the Kamloops area for 20 years, we've also been asked many different questions about plumbing and have noticed a few questions that seem to come up quite often.


    Here are four of the most common questions that we've been asked over the years.

     

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  • Gas fitting photo
    27/10/2021 0 Comments
    Everything You Need to Know About Gas Fittings

    As winter approaches, many Canadians are doing their best to prepare for the colder temperatures. Some are saving money for higher energy bills while others are repairing their roofs. However, many more are making sure their gas lines are perfectly operational.


    To ensure your gas lines have the best performance levels, you have to protect your gas fittings. These small yet essential components connect the gas lines in your home. This connection affects everything, from your heating to your plumbing.


    Installing HVAC gas fittings is a tricky job that only professionals should attempt. However, if you want to know more about these items, check out our guide below! When you understand more about gas fittings, you can better understand what professionals can do with these products.

     

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  • waterline in kamloops
    12/07/2021 0 Comments
    How Do I Find the Water Line of My Property?

    All homes are susceptible to plumbing issues, regardless of age. As a result, you must know where your property's water line is. This can save you valuable time if you find you need emergency work done to your plumbing. 

    But why would you need to do so, and how do you locate your property water line?

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  • air conditioning Kamloop
    12/07/2021 0 Comments
    Why Do You Need a Routine Maintenance Plan for Your Air Conditioner?

    Keeping a cool head with the rigours of regular home maintenance can be challenging. Jobs mount up, coming and going, on top of your job and family commitments. Then the one thing that kept you sane during the summer stops working.

    This is when you need to get your AC fixed. However, you probably could have avoided the problem before it occurs with routine maintenance.

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  • Custom ductwork kamloops
    09/07/2021 0 Comments
    Benefits of Energy-Efficient Custom-Made Ductworks

    Custom air conditioning in Kamloops, what is it suitable for, and how can you find a contractor? 

    Right now, you probably have whatever you could find at a local hardware store slapped into your walls. There's nothing wrong with that. The problem is, there's not a lot right with it either.

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  • pipeline without corrosion
    09/07/2021 0 Comments
    How to Protect Pipelines From Corrosion?

    Plastic and concrete water pipes tend to have a resistance to corrosion. Metal pipes are more likely to corrode and seep into your water supply.
    Do you want to know how to protect your pipes from corrosion? Are you concern about maintaining your pipelines?
    Following our helpful guide will help you learn about pipeline corrosion prevention and gas fitting in Kamloops.

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  • Commercial Refrigeration Repair
    25/01/2021 0 Comments
    Why Do You Need a Technician for Commercial Refrigeration Repair?

    When you are in the food business, having trouble with your refrigerators is a nightmare. Commercial refrigerators require regular maintenance to run smoothly, without which they fall into disrepair, causing all sorts of problems to the business. If you want to hire a commercial refrigeration repair technician for preventative maintenance, look no further - Service Plus is the best choice for you. We have experienced experts who can serve you around the clock.

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  • Man cleaning a drain in a kitchen
    25/01/2021 0 Comments
    Why Do You Need Drain Cleaning Services?

    Clogged drains and pipes can be a major inconvenience and even a bigger problem to fix. Different types of grease, soap, hair and food particles are washed down the drain and through your plumbing system. Maintaining the drain pipes and scheduling professional drain cleaning services can help minimize significant problems in the future. Unchecked clogs can lead to buildup and corrode the pipes over time. 

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  • Man repairing heat pump for Service Plus Experts
    25/01/2021 0 Comments
    How Does A Heat Pump Affect Heating And Electricity Bills?

    People today are more aware of global warming and climate change than they’ve ever been with an increased pressure on consumers to use products that will cause minimum carbon emissions to be released into our environment. Heat pumps are a better alternative to gas and oil boilers as they don’t produce any CO2. But, heat pumps do use electricity to function, so as a homeowner, you need to ensure that renewable energy acquired from wind and solar power is used. Traditional electricity production produces a lot of greenhouse emissions as fossil fuels are burnt. Using heat pumps with renewable energy sources can help reduce the carbon imprint on our planet.

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  • man repairing a furnace
    25/01/2021 0 Comments
    How Do You Know When to Get a New Furnace?

    As one of the most crucial pieces of equipment in your home, it is important to keep track of how efficiently your furnace is working. You must know when to replace it before it is going to cost more in repairs than buying a new one. You can always count on Service Plus Plumbing & Heating in providing you with reliable furnaces that create a healthy and comfortable home environment.

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    30/01/2019 0 Comments
    Preventing Your Furnace And Heating System From Failing At The Worst Times

    With winter quickly approaching in Kamloops, it's important to make sure that your furnace and heating system aren't going to fail on a freezing night when you need heat the most. At Service Plus Plumbing & Heating, we provide comprehensive heating services in Kamloops, including furnace and heating system repair. Here are our top tips for preventing an inconvenient and potentially costly heating system failure at the worst possible times.

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    31/05/2018 0 Comments
    Best Air Conditioning Tips for Affordably Cooling Your Home

    As summer approaches and temperatures inevitably rise, we’ll soon be turning up the air conditioning to beat the heat again. Our advice? Keep calm and cool on, but remember these proven proactive tips to keep temperatures pleasant throughout the season, while also keeping costs in check by cooling those rising energy bills too.


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  • plumbing tools
    23/05/2018 0 Comments
    Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing

    At Service Plus Plumbing & Heating, we’ve been taking care of the plumbing needs of customers in Kamloops since 2001. We’re proud to solve any plumbing problem we meet, and we’ve met a lot of them over the years. When you’ve been in business as long as we have, you come across similar questions again and again. Here are just four of the most common plumbing questions a Kamloops professional might hear:


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