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Service your Air Conditioner before summer arrives


Prevent air conditioner problems now with an annual service call for your air conditioning unit. Avoid forgetting about your spring maintenance until you actually need to cool your Winnipeg home and realize the air conditioning unit is not working properly.

If you’ve never had your air conditioning unit serviced, and haven’t had any problems, that is the perfect reason to schedule a tune-up this year.  Every winter your A/C unit will lose efficiency and properly cleaning the unit helps to sustain the efficiency and lifespan.  A service checkup this spring may save you frustration and money in the long run.
Call us at (204) 944-3444 and book your A/C unit tune-up today, or complete the online form found here.

Air Conditioning Maintenance in Winnipeg With Derksen Plumbing & Heating


In Winnipeg, we get hit hard with winter weather.  Lots of snow and when Spring finally arrives everything melts fast and furious. Let’s consider the effects of the winter snowfall on your Air Conditioning unit. Continue reading

Air Conditioner – You Turn it On and It Doesn’t Work

This is a common problem which requires a three pronged attack – periodic, internal and external maintenance. Regular servicing will ensure that the mechanical components of your air conditioning system, such as the thermostat, fan belt and furnace motor are working as they should. However, there are steps that you can take to prevent or determine the cause of the problem.

Make sure that your condensing unit is not obstructed by branches or undergrowth. Allow 36 inches of space on all sides and 48 inches above. This will enable air to flow freely through vents and fans, preventing build up of dirt and debris. You can clean the fins in the unit using a low pressure garden hose. Exercise care so as not to bend the fins or damage them in any way.

Make sure to replace disposable furnace filters every three months. However, both disposable and permanent filters need checked and cleaned on a monthly basis. Learn how to set your thermostat, ensuring that it is set below room temperature. If the problem occurs at the beginning of summer or winter, this could be an indication that your furnace has a seasonal timer switch. These are usually located near or just inside the entrance to a basement.

Even gas furnaces require electricity to operate the fan, so make sure to always check your breakers. Additionally, when carrying out cleaning of any component of an air conditioning system, make sure that you turn off the breaker first. If your filter is not fitted correctly, your air conditioning system will not work. Also, regularly check the connection coil to ensure that condensate is draining as it should.

If you are still unable to identify the issue, first consult the unit’s operational manual for further troubleshooting advice, before hiring a repair expert.