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What’s The Difference Between Smart And Programmable Thermostats?

Smart Thermostats

Nobody loves paying more than they absolutely have to for utilities. Want to know the #1 secret to saving money on your heating and cooling bills? Use less heating and cooling.  That doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable in your home, though! It only means you have to use your HVAC system to its maximum efficiency. […]

Which is Better – Low-Velocity or High-Velocity Air Conditioners?

You might be under the impression that the air conditioner in your homes is ‘pretty cool’, but you might get shocked to hear that many of those so-called ‘pretty cool’ air conditioning units are actually low-velocity systems. We have a better idea – why not trade them for high-velocity systems that, although have been around in […]

5 Signs Your AC Is Leaking Freon

One of the most common issues your air conditioning system can experience is a Freon leak. Freon (more commonly referred to as refrigerant) works to cool your home by removing warm air from within your air conditioning system and relocating it outside. But for various reasons, Freon may begin to leak. Not only can a Freon leak […]

Sump Pump Basics and Why You Need One

In case you stay in an area of the country that is very flat in nature and has low elevation, or in a region with a very high water table, you run a high risk of flooding (like it often does in Calgary). There is a valid reason that these places are known as floodplains. […]

Calgary Plumbing: Stinky Water!

The title sounds a little ridiculous, doesn’t it? Stinky. Water. But this is a real problem for many homeowners and it’s not one that should just be ignored. Smelly water is usually an indication that there are bacteria in the water which could be hazardous to drink. Plus, it’s just not all that appetizing! You […]

Low Water Pressure Troubleshooting Guide

Low water pressure can be a true annoyance, especially when you’re in a hurry to take a shower and get out the door, or when you’re tired and just want to get the dishes washed and rinsed and out of the way. Many homeowners are living with low water pressure and other water problems, but […]

What To Do In A Plumbing Emergency?

An unexpected plumbing emergency is enough to ruin anyone’s day, but it’s important to stay calm while acting quickly. If you come home to find a few inches of water on the floor, a leak in the ceiling or a soggy bit of drywall that’s fallen to the floor, it’s important to take the proper steps. But […]

The Worst Things to Put Down Your Drain (based on actual experience)

OK, friends of ClearView Plumbing, today’s post on the worst things to put down your drain is admittedly a bit self-serving. Imagine this: It’s Thanksgiving day (maybe this is a bit too familiar), and you’re just sitting down for a lovely meal with your family. The turkey’s perfectly roasted, and everyone’s enjoying one another’s company (so far). […]

Plumbing Troubleshooting Guide

1. Dripping Faucet2. Running Toilet – Flapper3. Leaking Toilet – Red Dye Test4. Differences in Plungers5. Retrieving Jewelry from a Drain6. How to Locate the Water Shut-off Valve7. Prevent Plumbing Problems8. Avoid A Plumbing Disaster Dripping Faucet The slow drip of a leaky faucet is not only annoying, it’s expensive and can easily become hundreds […]

How To Hire Pandemic Compliant Plumber

Pandemic-compliant plumbers are a rare and elusive breed. We’re talking about the kind of plumber who can fix your pipes and your plumbing problems but even has the ability to act as a human shield against a pandemic outbreak. If you want to be prepared for the next pandemic, you need to know how to […]