JOB Heating and Air Conditioning Saskatoon https://www.jobheating.com Furnace, Saskatoon air conditioning, boilers, plumbing, water heaters repair and sales residential commercial Wed, 09 Jan 2019 22:34:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://www.jobheating.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/cropped-job-favicon-32x32.png JOB Heating and Air Conditioning Saskatoon https://www.jobheating.com 32 32 Spring Thaw: Time to Check Your Sump Pump https://www.jobheating.com/2018/03/20/spring-thaw-time-check-sump-pump/ Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:11:51 +0000 https://www.jobheating.com/?p=1864 The JOB Heating and Air Conditioning team are Trusted Saskatoon plumbing professionals. In this blog, we will discuss what a sump pump is, and how to ensure yours is functioning correctly as...

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The JOB Heating and Air Conditioning team are Trusted Saskatoon plumbing professionals. In this blog, we will discuss what a sump pump is, and how to ensure yours is functioning correctly as we enter into spring thaw.

What is a Sump Pump?

sump pumpA sump pump is a piece of equipment that many people don’t even realize is there protecting their home. Most homes that are 10 to 12 years or newer in Saskatoon have a sump pit and sump pump. Let’s be honest, most of us never give them a second thought. The sump pump sits in the sump pit, a sort of well in your basement that keeps groundwater from entering, with the help of the sump pump. The pump empties the sump pit as groundwater accumulates and removes it to the sewer system. A properly functioning sump pump is a very important piece of equipment in your home, as it protects you against groundwater flooding.

 

Making Sure Your Sump Pump is Working

The sump pump only protects you if it’s working correctly. This means taking a few minutes to ensure it is in proper working order. This is well worth your time before the spring melt. Follow these simple steps to ensure that yours is working correctly:

  1. Make sure that the line running from your sump pump is clear of debris and ice
  2. Remove the screws holding down the lid of the sump pump. Bring a small container to keep the screws in – losing a screw down the sump pit will ruin your day!
  3. Add enough water to fill the sump pit. Typically 5-10 gallons should be enough. This water should trigger the sump pump to start operating
  4. If everything is in good order, the pump should remove the water you’ve added to the sump pit. If it does not, the likely culprit is the switch – the Achilles heel of sump pumps. Some have switches you can manually activate, while others have internal switches.

If you follow these steps and the pump doesn’t run, it may need a repair. The majority of the time the fix is a new switch. Whatever the case, you need to get the issue sorted ASAP as a non-functional sump pump puts you at risk of flooding in your basement. The Trusted plumbing professionals at JOB will be happy to advise you on how to get your sump pump running again!

 

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A Backup Sump Pump Maximizes Protection

A great option if you want to really ensure you are protected from a flood is a backup sump pump.

This is a pump system that we install just above the existing pump. When the existing pump fails, the backup kicks in and runs. The backup also sounds an alarm that alerts the homeowner that the main pump has quit working and needs attention. To share a personal story, this once happened in my home at 2 am. At the time I wasn’t sure what the noise was, but I followed it downstairs and quickly realized the problem. I silenced the alarm and went back to bed knowing I was protected. I had one of my men come and change the pump within days – no flood, no worries. The backup pump can save a flood, however,  having a backup system doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still test your pumps every year before the big melt. We have installed many back up sump pumps and saved people the anguish and cost of a major flood.

JOB is Your Trusted Source for Spring Plumbing Needs

Before the rush of water from the spring melt, it’s a good idea to ensure your home’s plumbing is in good working order.  Don’t hesitate to call JOB Heating and Air for your plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs, and for all other needs check out trustedsaskatoon.com. From my personal experience working with the Trusted Partners, I have experienced the integrity and honesty that makes these businesses truly trustworthy.

Trusted Saskatoon partners are here to help.

Jeff Bolton.

JOB Heating and Air Conditioning

 

 

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Who can you trust with your Saskatoon heating and furnace issues? https://www.jobheating.com/2018/01/24/trust-with-your-saskatoon-heating-and-furnace-issues/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 03:08:02 +0000 https://www.jobheating.com/?p=1754 The JOB Heating and Air Conditioning team are Trusted Saskatoon plumbers, furnace, boilers and air conditioning professionals. In our latest article why you need to hire locally owned and accountable HVAC companies you...

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The JOB Heating and Air Conditioning team are Trusted Saskatoon plumbers, furnace, boilers and air conditioning professionals. In our latest article why you need to hire locally owned and accountable HVAC companies you can trust with your Saskatoon heating and furnace problems.

The Importance of Trust

When calling someone for help, especially help in your own home, you really need to ask yourself – who can you trust? If you aren’t working with someone you can trust, how can you have any confidence you are being treated fairly, and the person working for you has your best interests at heart?

Some Recent JOB Saskatoon Heating and Furnace Calls.

In the last two days, I was asked to go help two different ladies. Both lived on their own and had furnace issues. The first lady was what I would describe as everyone’s grandma, you know the type, sweet as sugar. The second was a single mother who was also a joy to meet. Both had very legitimate concerns with their furnaces. The first lady simply asked me to drop by and listen to her furnace because she thought that something was not right with it. I was in her furnace room for maybe 5 seconds and I could tell that the bearings in her inducer motor were on their last legs. We had one of our technicians over to her house later that afternoon to change the inducer motor and it turned out just fine. By calling me, she saved herself a possible (more likely probable) after hours call due to having no heat.

The second lady asked me to come and give her a quote on a new furnace because she was under the impression that her furnace needed to be changed. When I showed up I commented that the house was nice and warm. She told me that her brother had been by and found a loose wire on the furnace. I cycled the furnace on and off a few times and I believe that he was correct. Although this furnace is quite old I suggested she budget the appropriate amount to replace the furnace within 3 to 7 years. I explained what parts would cost her if they needed to be replaced. Of course, I didn’t charge her for my time because we don’t charge for furnace replacement quotes.

The trust issue with Saskatoon heating and furnace contractors

What I realized when listening to these ladies is that there is a real trust issue with companies that they hire to come into their homes in Saskatoon. Who can you trust and how do you know you can trust them? This is the very reason that Trusted Saskatoon was started. A wonderful lady who was a single mother had a company charge her a ridiculous amount of money to change a P-trap in her plumbing system in 2010.

She thought there should be a better way to find businesses you can trust, so she created trustedsaskatoon.com and launched it along with her 5 Trusted guarantees in 2011.

The 5 Trusted Guarantees are:

  1. Provide the service and quality promised.
  2. Complete the job on time.
  3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.
  4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.
  5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.

To be a Trusted Saskatoon company I, along with every Trusted business, must adhere to these 5 promises. I believe that these promises are the foundation of good customer service, and that integrity and honesty must be maintained at all times in everything we do. We use this approach when dealing with our customers or dealing with our vendors. By maintaining this sense of integrity, honesty, and respect no matter who we are dealing with, those values ingrain themselves in the culture of our company – acting according to these values just becomes the norm.

JOB Heating and Air Conditioning is a company you can trust with your Saskatoon heating and furnace worries.

Who can you trust with Saskatoon heating and furnace issues

If you or someone you know are in a similar position to the ladies I saw this week, remember that JOB Heating and Air Conditioning is a Trusted Saskatoon company and we approach every job like it was in our own mother’s house. If you need other services that JOB Heating doesn’t provide, www.trustedsasaktoon.com works with the top companies in each category. From personal experience in dealing with Trusted partners, I have witnessed the integrity that I expect and value. Don’t hesitate to use JOB Heating and Air for your plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs, and for all other needs check out trustedsaskatoon.com.

Trusted partners are here to help.

Jeff Bolton.

JOB Heating and Air Conditioning

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Announcing JOB Heating & Air Saskatoon’s New Website and Logo https://www.jobheating.com/2018/01/15/job-heating-air-new-website/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:19:36 +0000 https://jobheating.com/?p=1084 Welcome to our new look and new website created by the Saskatoon web design pros at Trusted Marketing Services The JOB Team hope you find the site useful. JOB products and...

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Welcome to our new look and new website created by the Saskatoon web design pros at Trusted Marketing Services

The JOB Team hope you find the site useful.

JOB products and services:

  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Water Heaters
  • Gas Lines
  • Garage Heaters

Get a quote online here

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Considered Financing for Your Saskatoon Home Comfort Systems?

Financing has become a part of our lives in Saskatoon and all over Canada. But is it a good idea? In our latest ‘day in the life of JOB’ article, Jeff Bolton, the owner discusses financing options for your Saskatoon home comfort systems.

Saskatoon Home Comfort Systems financing…is it the smart option?

Well, that is the question, but it’s a question that you can only answer for yourself. It seems like these days whenever we go to make a large purchase we are using borrowed money rather than our own money. When each of us is faced with a large purchase such as a furnace or water heater for our home it inevitably happens when we are not prepared for it. So what do we do? Perhaps we put it on a credit card at extremely high rates? You may use a personal line of credit (rates vary) or perhaps you consider renting a home comfort system.

Renting Saskatoon Home Comfort Systems

Let’s cover renting first. This is one option people choose that I struggle to understand why it is even considered. Most people bought their house because they didn’t want to rent anymore, but then opt to rent the most important component of their home from somebody else. Why always pay and never pay it off?

Saskatoon Home Comfort Systems Financing

When we look at the financing options they are far more attractive. Whether you use a line of credit or financing provided by JOB Heating and Air, there is a definite day when you are done and you own the product. You can choose to pay out that loan at any time with no penalty. On average, a furnace, if maintained properly, will last between 20 and 30 years. In some extreme case’s I’ve seen furnaces last even longer. If you finance over 5 years, you have lots of life left in that furnace once the term is paid out. More importantly, that furnace belongs to you, as it should!

Saskatoon Home Comfort Systems Financing
The fact for most of us is that these large purchases come when we are not excepting them. JOB Heating a and Air Conditioning can offer financing options that start at $95.00 per month OAC on a brand new furnace.
Don’t worry about being left in the cold choose financing options from JOB Heating for complete peace of mind.  Jeff Bolton.

So if your boiler is broken, your air conditioner is making funny noises, your furnace is all blown out and you get icicles on your nose then call the crew over at J.O.B. Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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Boiler safety issues and concerns discussed https://www.jobheating.com/2017/11/22/saskatoon-boiler-safety-issues-and-concerns-discussed/ Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:33:10 +0000 http://jobheating.com/?p=613 If you are looking for a one-stop shop for all your Saskatoon boiler, heating, pluming  and cooling services, consider JOB Heating and Air Conditioning, your Trusted Saskatoon Furnace, Boiler, Plumbing,...

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If you are looking for a one-stop shop for all your Saskatoon boiler, heating, pluming  and cooling services, consider JOB Heating and Air Conditioning, your Trusted Saskatoon Furnace, Boiler, Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Water Heating system pros.

Saskatoon boiler tips on safety – The little things matter.

A day in the life of JOB Heating and Air Saskatoon

The JOB Heating team were asked to repair a boiler the other day. A few other people had tried to troubleshoot why this particular boiler wouldn’t run.

This is a newer boiler and would actually provides an error code for problems. It is important to note that most boilers sold on the market today will give you troubleshooting codes like this.

However, what you have to realize is that this doesn’t tell you what the problem is; it tells which safety is stopping the boiler combustion process. Knowing the error code is the first piece to the puzzle when we are troubleshooting a Saskatoon boiler safety issue.

Saskatoon boiler safety problem solved

In this case, the code showed it was a pressure switch stopping the combustion process. Why would that happen? This is where we had to dig deeper, and you have to hire an expert who knows and fully understands how the boiler product works. In the boiler troubleshooting process performed, before JOB was involved, people had disconnected the vent to eliminate any blockages that might have been in the vent.
BEWARE – If you are not a trained boiler professional this is dangerous.
Thankfully for our client, the boiler unit still didn’t run.
In disconnecting the vent, the person who was trying to fix this boiler actually broke it. The vent pipe could not be easily reached to repair. The unit wouldn’t fire at all, and it was clear to our boiler pro that there was a blockage in the venting system… but where?
We disabled the inducer fan, and lo and behold, there were two small leaves caught in the fan. We cleaned the fan, put it back on the unit and temporally reconnected the vent. The boiler fired right up. We were able to source the correct parts to repair the vent so it could be run safely, and we are happy to say all is well.

Contact a Saskatoon boiler expert you can trust

This was one of those many cases where knowledge won the day. It is so important to understand how heating equipment works, and why the safeties do what they do. They are safeties; they are there to keep you and your family safe… period. There are cases where people have lost their lives due to serious gas leaks, but the real danger is the production of combustion, most specifically carbon monoxide. It is the silent killer. Unfortunately, this is what causes the most fatalities with heating equipment.
A carbon monoxide detector is your best defense against this deadly intruder. Your second defense is hiring the right Saskatoon heating company to service your comfort system. This includes your furnace, boiler or water heater, they need to be serviced on an annual basis to ensure proper and safe operation. The leaves in that boiler could have caused some scenarios that I really don’t want to think about; the safety did its job and nobody disabled it, thank heavens.
The Saskatoon team at JOB Heating and Air Conditioning believes in the highest moral values. There are companies that will condemn an appliance simply to sell you a new one.
The knowledge and experience that we at JOB have means you can rest assured that you can feel safe both with your equipment and with the knowledge that we are not condemning an appliance just to get a sale.
We want to earn your business and keep it for years to come.
If you have a boiler or furnace in Saskatoon that you haven’t had serviced within the last year, it’s time to call JOB Heating and Air for true peace of mind.  – Article written by Jeff Bolton, Owner of JOB Heating and Air, Saskatoon

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Choose a Saskatoon Furnace Expert you Can Trust https://www.jobheating.com/2017/11/17/choose-a-saskatoon-furnace-expert-you-can-trust/ Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:18:53 +0000 http://jobheating.com/?p=607 Who can you trust? Choose a Trusted Saskatoon Furnace Expert. Not too long ago I received a call from a gentleman asking if we offer financing. “Absolutely we do; what...

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Who can you trust? Choose a Trusted Saskatoon Furnace Expert.

Saskatoon Furnace ExpertNot too long ago I received a call from a gentleman asking if we offer financing. “Absolutely we do; what can I do to help?” I asked. He told me that he’d been without heat for 10 days and had tried to replace the furnace with another company but was denied financing. He told me that his furnace had been “red tagged” and wouldn’t work and needed to be replaced. After hearing this I went directly over to his home. He had one small electric heater in the house and thankfully it was enough to keep his home at least around 15C cold but not frozen thank heavens. I went down to the furnace and although it was dirty, it didn’t appear to be in the condition that it needed to be replaced. I also noted that I didn’t see the red tag. After many decades in the furnace industry, I would consider myself a Saskatoon Furnace Expert.
Here is where I should explain what a “red tag” is. In Saskatchewan, although most of us buy of natural gas from Sask Energy, gas inspectors are hired through Sask Power. The gas inspectors are men and women that have worked in the trade and are ticketed red seal gas fitters themselves. When a gas contractor comes across a hazardous situation that contractor can fill out the “red tag” indicating the type of hazard and shut off the gas or appliance if necessary and report the condition immediately to gas inspections. A part of the “red tag” document must remain attached to the appliance that has the problem. There are two basic ways in which a tag can be hung. The first is high hazard. This means if the appliance is left running it poses serious health risks to the inhabitants of any structure. The second is a low hazard. This means that although the appliance is not posing a direct hazard to the inhabitants of a structure it has the possibility of failing in the near future. In the case of a furnace, this means that the furnace can still be used to heat the home but it should be replaced before it fails and hurts somebody.
Now, back to my story. There was no red tag hung at or around this furnace. I called gas inspections and they had no record of any red tag hung at this address. I priced the furnace out because the homeowner asked me to. After I did this he informed me that I was considerably lower than the other company (by about $1000) and he would like me to replace the furnace even though he really couldn’t afford it. I suggested to him before we go any further would he be willing to allow me to send one of my technicians to come over and check this furnace to ensure that there is a problem. I showed the homeowner the sticker on his furnace that shows it was manufactured May 2008 and this isn’t really old in the furnace world. I told him if we are able to repair the furnace we will check for any heat exchanger failures and also use our CO detector to ensure that there is no CO coming from this furnace. If there was, then I would proceed with replacement, but if not, then why replace it? The other caveat I added was he had to install a CO detector in the house. In my opinion, this is as important as a smoke alarm. They save lives and all houses should have them.
We had our technician over to his home in about 2 hours. Chris quickly identified that the thermostat was defective and he replaced it. JOB had the furnace running in less than 30 minutes. We tested the CO in the house and there was none. We then cleaned his furnace; this took some time because we had to remove the blower and burners to do a thorough job. Needless to say, this homeowner was super happy. He said we saved him thousands of dollars. Really, all we did was tell the truth. So many times, I have seen many people from all walks of life get snowed by a company and sold items that they really didn’t need. Although I personally believe this behaviour is fraud, the perpetrators almost never get prosecuted. In fact, Sara Wheelwright, the founder of Trusted Saskatoon was a victim of this type of behaviour,  and that’s when she said there has to be a better way to find trustworthy good companies to deal with.
At JOB Heating and Air Conditioning we strongly believe that we do every job as if it was in our mother’s house, and we treat our customers with that same core value. We believe that this approach will earn us customers and those customers will stay with us for years. If you ever ask “what do I do if I have no heat in my house?” Call JOB Heating and Air Conditioning and you can be insured we will do the right thing for you.

If your system is beyond repair or if you just want to upgrade or update our wonderful staff will be more than happy to provide you with an estimate for any home comfort improvement that you have in mind. We are an independent Lennox Dealer. We also offer training classes at your personal site for maintenance and we also offer home heating tune-ups.

You can be assured that J.O.B. Heating & Air Conditioning will be there to help. Choose a Saskatoon Furnace Expert you can trust.

Related JOB articles:

JOB Heating and Air Conditioning helps mother ripped off in Saskatoon furnace scam

Check out all of our posts on Saskatoon Furnace here.

 

So if your air conditioner is making funny noises or your furnace is all blown out and you get icicles on your nose then go call the crew over at JOB Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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JOB Heating and Air’s Spring Tune-up Air Conditioning Service Saskatoon https://www.jobheating.com/2017/04/12/job-heating-and-airs-spring-tune-up-air-conditioning-service-saskatoon/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:55:14 +0000 http://jobheating.com/?p=601 JOB Heating and Air Conditioning Saskatoon fixes all brands of air conditioners in Saskatoon and the surrounding area. We offer air conditioning service Saskatoon!! If your AC unit is not cooling,...

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JOB Heating and Air Conditioning Saskatoon fixes all brands of air conditioners in Saskatoon and the surrounding area. We offer air conditioning service Saskatoon!! If your AC unit is not cooling,  or if it’s freezing up, just contact JOB Heating and Air Conditioning and we can fix your problem.

Need a new AC unit? We are proud Lennox dealers !

We’ll have you cooled down and comfortable in NO TIME!

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The pros and cons of renting or financing HVAC equipment in Saskatoon https://www.jobheating.com/2017/04/03/the-pros-and-cons-of-renting-or-financing-hvac-equipment-in-saskatoon/ Tue, 04 Apr 2017 03:24:31 +0000 http://jobheating.com/?p=590 JOB Heating & Air an independent Saskatoon Lennox Dealer. We also offer training classes at your personal site for any and all maintenance. Our team can also help you with your Saskatoon...

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JOB Heating & Air an independent Saskatoon Lennox Dealer. We also offer training classes at your personal site for any and all maintenance. Our team can also help you with your Saskatoon plumbing needs too!

In our latest article, Jeff shares his thoughts on renting or financing HVAC equipment.

JOB Heating & Air Conditioning are Trusted Saskatoon Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Furnace Pros

 Thinking about renting or financing HVAC equipment?

The other day, I was asked my opinion on the idea of renting equipment or financing it. I had to think about this for a while because on the surface it seems like a complicated issue. I should be clear that currently JOB Heating and Air Conditioning does not offer equipment rentals, so I read the terms and conditions I was able to find on the website of a company that does.

So, let’s delve into this.

In the city of Saskatoon, it’s been my experience that a water heater, under normal conditions, will last 10 to 15 years. You’ll hear of some cases where the heater didn’t last that long and other cases where the water heater lasted 30 years or more.  Furnaces and AC units will go at least 15-20 years. So the basic premise of renting an item is someone else pays the capital cost of that product and you will pay them for the use of that product, indefinitely or for a term. You never end up owning the product. Most people get into home ownership to avoid this very situation. So my question is a simple one: why buy the house only to turn around and rent the heart and soul of that house?
Yes, a furnace and water heater is the heart and soul of your house. You need your furnace to survive our cold winters, and the water heater is the lifeblood of having a happy household.
I watched a story on CTV’s W5 discussing some of these companies and how they go door to door to rent furnaces and water heaters, as well as air conditioners.
I helped out a lady a while back that entered into a contract with one of these companies.( You can read the full story here)  She was a new mother and is a very smart woman. So many people said to me “didn’t she read the fine print?”. Well, in her case there was no fine print. In many cases, when you rent equipment like this, you end up finding out after that somebody has put a lien on your house. In many cases, it’s not even the company that you initially did the deal with. Most companies (but not all) that rent out equipment have to use the services of a larger financial institution to borrow the capital from. It is this company that will have the lien on your property. You can’t get out of these contracts without a buyout, and the cost is much more than the cost of the equipment from a local reputable Saskatoon HVAC contractor.
The important thing to know here in Saskatchewan is that you have a choice. I am one of many proud Sask Energy Network members. Sask Energy ensures that Network members are held to very high moral standards. They also offer excellent financing options such as 2% on prime loans for furnaces. These are term loans and at the end of that term you own the product.
It is my opinion that currently, your best option is to finance through a Sask Energy Network Member and not fall prey to these door to door companies selling the lie.

You can be assured that JOB Heating & Air Conditioning will be there to help.

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Save a Tree Buy a Bidet – advice from J.O.B. Heating & Air Conditioning https://www.jobheating.com/2017/03/15/save-a-tree-buy-a-bidet-advice-from-j-o-b-heating-air-conditioning/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:22:49 +0000 http://jobheating.com/?p=584 If your system is beyond repair or if you just want to upgrade or update, our team are here for you! We will be more than happy to provide you with...

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If your system is beyond repair or if you just want to upgrade or update, our team are here for you! We will be more than happy to provide you with an estimate for any home comfort improvement that you have in mind. We are are a Saskatoon independent Lennox Dealer. We also offer training classes at your personal site for any and all maintenance. Our team can also help you with your Saskatoon plumbing needs too! You can be assured that JOB Heating & Air Conditioning, will be there to help.

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To Bidet or not Bidet …that is the Jeff from JOB question!

You use your hands to wipe what off your what?? Yuk!

Well, at least that’s what some of the world thinks about how we use the washroom in North America. I’m sure if my Grandpa found out about what I going to share with you, he’d call it the “epitome of lazy”. However, maybe, he might be wrong about this?

Let me introduce you to Toto.

Toto is a manufacturer of toilets and bathroom products. Toto is a company that has it’s origins in Japan. They began manufacturing toilets in the early 1900’s, today are one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Many of us in the industry consider Toto to be a premiere toilet manufacturer.

In 1980, Toto developed the first washlet.

But what is a Washlet?

Well, I guess the best way to answer that is it’s the fanciest toilet seat I have ever seen. The newest models are able to sense you walking up to it and spray a light mist of water on the bowl before you begin your business. Why a mist? Simple, the products you deposit in the bowl are less likely to adhere to the sides, therefore almost eliminating marking.

Sitting in the hot seat!

Next, as you sit down the heated seat means no more sitting on a cold toilet seat!

Wow, I may never stand up now… But wait, that’s not all. Once you have completed your task there is the business of cleaning up. The old saying is “no job is complete until the paperwork is done.” Well, not anymore; with the push of a button, this seat will use heated water to wash your backside!!! With the remote control, you can adjust the stream of water to ensure you are hitting the correct spot. There are also different ways to adjust the water flow to ensure you get properly cleaned.

There is more!!! I know; it’s awesome!

Next, you can start the fan to dry off the water you used to clean yourself. If you decide to upgrade to the Neorest toilet when you stand up and the seat closes and it flushes the bowl for you! There are even options with soft colored LED nightlights, so no more stumbling around in the middle of the night. Thus avoiding the accidents that could go along with aiming in the dark… not me, of course, but I’ve heard rumours of this happening.

So there you have it, ladies, the only reason your husband may leave the comfort of the toilet is to get a new magazine! You may think that a toilet like this is only for the very rich but you, in fact, can buy them here in Saskatoon…

In fact one of the other Trusted Saskatoon Bathroom Partners Kitchen and Bath Classics on 51st has an operational display in its showroom so you can see it for yourself.

 

Thanks for reading, I appreciate it!

Jeff Bolton, JOB Heating & Air Conditioning. 

So, if your air conditioner is making funny noises; your furnace is all blown out; or you have water, water everywhere, call our crew at J.O.B. Heating & Air Conditioning today… we offer 24 hour emergency service!

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Why you should shut your water off before you go on vacation!

The JOB Heating and Air Conditioning team are Trusted Saskatoon plumbers, furnace, boilers and air conditioning professionals! We offer 24-hour emergency service, but we are big believers in prevention being better than cure! In this latest article, we share some tips that may save you money and stress!

Are you escaping the cold and going on vacation? Do you even worry about your home while you’re away? I think we all do. So what are some of the things that can go wrong?

The first and worst thing is the heat going off in your home while your away. Many home insurance policies have stipulations that you have someone check your home for you in your absence. I personally think this is a good practice. If you’re away and your furnace quits for whatever reason, you may get lucky and the temperature isn’t too bad. However, we live in Saskatoon and it gets cold in the winter here. Depending on the age of your home and how well insulated it is if it’s minus 30C or more outside you could have less than 12 hours before the house gets below freezing inside. When the house is below freezing the water pipes are now at risk of freezing.

Prevent Frozen Water Pipes -shut your water off before you go on vacation

There are different types of pipes used for running potable water in Saskatoon. The most common is copper. When water freezes in copper pipes, the expansion causes the pipe to fail in the form of a split in the pipe. So this brings to mind a question, did you turn your main valve off before you left? Oh, and that brings to mind one more question, does the main shut off to your home work?

You will find the main shut off for your home just before your water meter where the pipe comes into your home. This is a valve that you should open and close from time to time to ensure that it operates properly IE: the water shuts off. If you are scared to close this valve then that would be an indication that perhaps you should have a plumber come and check this valve for you and possibly change it.

At this point, I do want to talk to all the home buyers in Saskatoon. Please, when you are looking for a house that you want to buy, go and check this valve. It has been my experience that many times people buy homes only to find out that this valve doesn’t work and it needs to be replaced. Replacing this valve for a journeyman plumber is a relatively quick and easy process, however, there are many things that can complicate this. When people renovate or finish basements they seem to like to hide this valve or box it in.

Remember this valve and the water meter are mechanical items and will need to be replaced or repaired someday and the box will have to be removed to do this. When the plumber comes to change the valve, he first must call the City of Saskatoon to have the water shut off at the curb stop. The curb stop is buried underground below the frost line usually at the front of your property. Again depending on the age of your home, there is a 50/50 chance that this valve won’t work as well, and the city will not be able to use it to shut the water off to your home and in the case of an emergency, they would have to shut off the block. It has been my experience that when they shut off the block it can take as long as an hour to find the valves to do so. If the water in your house is running at about 6 to 10 gallons per minute for 60 minutes, and as good as our city crews are it can take them 30 minutes to get to your house then you would have 90 to 100 gallons of water on the floor before you could get the water shut off.  That’s assuming you’re home when it happens. So it’s important that all people living in the home including children know where the valve is and how to shut it off. Next, when you go away for an overnight trip it is good practice to shut this valve off. This way you’re almost guaranteed not to have an issue while you are away. Finally, check this valve once or twice a year, make sure it works. If it doesn’t, call and book an appointment with JOB Heating and Air Conditioning and we can change it for you.

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