FRANCIS PLUMBING BLOG

Rental AC, furnaces, and hot water tanks in Ottawa

Rental equipment - AC, furnaces, hot water tanks and tankless water heaters are being forced on new home buyers. On a daily basis I receive phone calls and emails from upset homeowners who were forced into rental contracts for furnaces, air conditioners, hot water...

Hot Water Tanks and Water Heaters not working

One of the most common causes of natural gas hot water tank failure (where the new hot water tank is not working) is often caused by something you would not expect. It has to do with potentially dangerous vapours in your home when doing common tasks like painting,...

Air Conditioning for medical tax write off

AC – Air Conditioning for medical tax write off: Did you know that your Air Conditioner and air purifier may qualify for tax refunds as a medical expense? It’s true! If you suffer with asthma, allergies, or any other health issue that would benefit from cleaner air or...

Water Heater vacation setting is it safe?

I’ve had a dozen emails today asking about the possible dangers of turning your hot water tank off or switching it to vacation setting (concerns over breeding deadly bacteria). Let me reassure you this is perfectly OK to do provided you give your water heater time to...

Free Air Conditioner Buyers Guide

It’s getting hot again – is your air conditioner keeping you cool? If not it may be time to replace it for a more efficient air conditioner. Be sure to get your Free Air Conditioner Buyers Guide that shows you what to watch for when shopping around, what questions to...

Water Heater bad info online can kill you

Today I read an article that got me mad (see below) the author was obviously misinformed which puts lives at risk. If you read the article when it comes to tip #5 DO NOT TURN THE TEMPERATURE DOWN ON YOUR WATER HEATER! Warm water makes the perfect breeding ground for...