Boilers and hot water heaters have similar features but their core functions can be radically different.

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Is your boiler or water heater due for replacement in Vancouver? It might be worth your while to consider the advantages and disadvantages of both before making a decision. Let’s compare boilers and water heaters: A hot water heater is basically an insulated storage tank with a heating element in it. Its job is to heat incoming cold water to about 125C and store it until it is needed. The m ..

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How to Avoid Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, December 21, 2016

With the cold and wet season, there is the inevitable torrent of rainfall and temperatures so low it chills you straight to the bone. But it affects more than just people; it affects your home’s plumbing too. 5 Common Winter Plumbing Problems In Burnaby, plumbers often see five common residential plumbing problems each year. Here is what they are and how you can avoid them. 1.) Leaky  ..

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How often do you think about your water heater in Vancouver?

Hillcrest Plumbing, Thursday, December 08, 2016

Hot water tanks in Vancouver rank pretty near the bottom of any homeowner’s list of concerns, until—you guessed it!—no hot water comes out your tap. Or worse, your tank ruptures and leaves you with an expensive mess on your hands! Let’s take a look at eight signs your Vancouver water heater may be in need of repair or replacement: Age. Check your water heater’s warranty. If it’s getting clo ..

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How to Change a Furnace Filter

Hillcrest Plumbing, Thursday, December 01, 2016

As temperatures begin to drop, many residents in Vancouver are turning their heating systems on for the first time this year. And, if you’re like most homeowners, you probably give very little thought to your furnace after that. But to keep it working in top condition — and avoid possible malfunction — you need to change or clean your furnace filter on a regular basis. Ho ..

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Plumbing problems in North Vancouver can range from the mundane to the apocalyptic!

Hillcrest Plumbing, Monday, November 28, 2016

Depending how handy you are with tools and your tolerance for the “ick” factor, you can resolve many home plumbing issues in North Vancouver on your own. The trick is to know how much you can do yourself and when to call a plumber. Let’s take a look at five common home plumbing problems in North Vancouver: 1.Toilet leaks can range from the barely perceptible to the dramatic ..

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High Efficiency Water Heaters – When to Update Your Old Water Heater

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, June 15, 2016

We've all heard the horror stories—water heater ruptures while residents are away and floods out the basement or the apartment below. These aren't just urban legends. They are very real daily occurrences. Is it time to change your water heater before disaster strikes? Well, it depends: How well has your water heater been maintained? Annual flushing, for example, can extend a water heater's  ..

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Installing a New Toilet in Your Home?

Hillcrest Plumbing, Friday, June 03, 2016

Installing a New Toilet in Your Home? Keep Costs Down by Calling an Experienced Plumber Toilets are like many things—we tend to take them for granted until they break. But unlike a lot of things, it's pretty hard to do without a working toilet for any length of time. Grabbing a shovel and heading out to the backyard is not really an option. With that in mind, if you are thinking of changin ..

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What is a Furnace Inspection

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, January 06, 2016

With winter almost upon us, it’s time for homeowners all across Richmond and throughout the Lower Mainland to make sure that their furnace is ready for the colder weather. There really is nothing worse than feeling cold and uncomfortable inside your own home. Keep reading to find out more about furnace (/services/furnaces-boilers) inspections and why you should have one. What exactly is a fur ..

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Furnace Tips for Winter

Hillcrest Plumbing, Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Keep Your Furnace Healthy When Winter Hits Vancouver This Year Most people never give their furnace (http://www.hillcrestplumbingandheating.com/services/furnaces-boilers) a second thought, but the health of your furnace is like your own health. A little bit of preventative maintenance goes a long way. Don’t wait until you need emergency care! Keep your furnace in good shape with the following  ..

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Residential and Commercial Backflow Testing in Vancouver, BC

Hillcrest Plumbing, Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Residential and Commercial Backflow Testing in Vancouver, BC What Is It and Why Is It Important? You want clean, safe drinking water in your water system. Backflow is an undesirable, dangerous event of the flow of water being reversed from the intended direction in a pipe or system. This is a serious situation and may potentially allow drainage and sewage water to contaminate drinking wa ..

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