Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas for over 25 Years, Gibbon is a "Total Service" company with trained technicians who are able to provide customers with solutions to all their SASKATOON Heating & Air Conditioning and SASKATOON Plumbing related requirements! Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning are TRUSTED SASKATOON Air Conditioning & Furnace Professionals
"A History of Professionalism, A Foundation of Trust"
Why you should contact a qualified and licensed Saskatoon HVAC company:
The following article was supplied by Brent Badrock - owner of Gibbon Heating and Air
Sometimes we get called out for quotes and come across some horrible installs. The pictures below are from a customer who chose to go with a competitor because they had a cheaper price. Unfortunately the contractor she used butchered her house and did not do any aspect of the job according to Provincial Code.
The contractor destroyed her wall, used an installation manual to support the venting, used flexible appliance hose for the gas lines, did not re-size the chimney, indirectly vented 2 furnaces and a hot water heater in a closet without adequate combustion air, sold her a couple 2 stage furnaces without upgrading the thermostats to take advantage of the energy savings, ran shark bite fittings and flexible hose to the new hot water heater, failed to provide clearance from the furnaces to the wall for servicing, placed the hot water heater in a place with no access, and even used an orange extension cord to supply power to one of the furnaces. It was by far one of the worst installs we have ever seen. And it was an illegal install. After speaking with the Gas Inspector, we learned that a permit had never been pulled by the contractor.
Gibbon To The Rescue
Fortunately Gibbon was able to help this customer by providing some free work. We also helped her identify the deficiencies and led her to the proper channels to have the problems fixed and resolved.
Please remember to contact a qualified and licensed HVAC company for any and all of your work.
We would hate to see this happen to you. You can find Gibbon Heating and Air online www.gibbonheating.com.
Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning are TRUSTED SASKATOON Air Conditioning & Furnace Professionals
Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon.
This really is where your Saskatoon Outdoor living and Fireplace dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland Fireplace Saskatoon is a TRUSTED Saskatchewan company that sells products that make your life better. Wheatland Fireplace services and installs their high-quality fireplaces, barbecues (bbq), grills and smokers from industry leading manufacturers. They love their customers and as a result,their customers love and TRUST them. Wheatland Fireplace are your Exclusive Trusted SASKATOON FIREPLACE store and they are Trusted SASKATOON OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION Experts
Here they share a tip on Bullfrog's Environmentally Responsible Hot Tubs:
Bullfrog Spas are Earth-friendly hot tubs in every way possible. Each spa is built using systems, materials, and technologies that are energy efficient and safe for the environment.
Bullfrog Spas are built 100% wood-free. The EnduraFrame™ spa structure and spa base are made from ABS molded composite material instead of non-renewable wood or metal. The spa is supported by injection-molded ABS EnduraBeams, and the cabinet is finished with beautiful maintenance-free synthetic EternaWood™. This spa structure is strong, durable, and long-lasting. In addition, the JetPak Therapy System makes Bullfrog Spas fully upgradable. This means that many years from now your spa will still be in use and not taking space in a landfill.
Each Bullfrog Spas is made from 25% recycled ABS plastic materials. Any excess ABS produced during manufacturing is recycled and reused.
No hazardous pollutants are released into our environment during hot tub production. The spa shell backing material is not fiberglass and is VOC-free.
California Energy Commission Efficiency Leader
Bullfrog Spas simply don't waste energy. Data compiled by the California Energy Commision shows Bullfrog Spas are the most energy efficient hot tubs in their class and are at least in the top 5 in every category in which we produce a spa model. In many categories Bullfrog Spa models are only behind other slightly more efficient Bullfrog models.
A Conventional Hot Tub on the left lets heat escape. The Bullfrog Spa on the right keeps heat inside the spa.
Heat is locked inside each Bullfrog Spa with full-foam insulation and heat is recycled in the spa because the JetPak is actually submerged in the hot water. Every single hot tub made by Bullfrog Spas meets and exceeds the energy appliance standards of the California Energy Commission (CEC) without any modifications to our standard production spas for testing.
Put simply, your Bullfrog Spa is the greenest hot tub on the planet. Rest assured that you and your spa are environmentally responsible.
Visit the Wheatland Fireplace' showroom at 625 1st Ave North or see their listing in the SASKATOON OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION category. they are your Trusted SASKATOON FIREPLACE Experts!
Let's face it, most of us do not think about the tires on our vehicles until we run into a problem....and that problem may be a major inconvenience at best; an accident at worst. Having your vehicle serviced by people that you trust is an absolute must.
Shocks and Struts - PART 2
Are your shocks and struts in control of your ride?
Vehicle ride, handling and braking are directly linked to the integrity of your suspension components. Like many of the systems on your vehicle, struts and shocks wear very slowly; many people only realize how worn they have become after they have had them replaced. After replacement the vehicle feels like new.
As the internal components of shocks and struts wear, additional internal heat is created resulting in deteriorating ride quality, braking and handling. With this wear, the oil inside the struts and shocks aerates becoming more like foam than the liquid oil it is meant to be. The farther you drive the worse this gets. The air acts like a squishy ball, allowing excessive movement of the vehicle. When we step on the brakes or make sudden steering moves the vehicle starts to rock or roll, this lifts up one end and drops the other end. Any time this happens the tires, brakes and suspension are overloaded on the low side and you don’t have enough traction on the high side. This is the reason it takes longer to stop and you have less control with worn struts and shocks.
Unfortunately we cannot change the oil in the struts and shocks when it gets old like we do engine oil. You may have seen advertising from manufacturers advising you to replace struts and shocks after 80,000 kilometers; this is the reason; the oil is worn out resulting in the struts and shocks not working as they were intended to.
There are other considerations with worn struts and shocks; all of the extra vehicle movement creates wear in suspension and steering components, requiring replacement sooner than needed. The braking system will be overloaded in the front from having too much weight transferred from the back of the vehicle to the front when slowing down. This overloads the front brakes and causes the rear brakes to be less effective creating longer stopping distances. Additionally your tires will wear out far sooner than a vehicle with good shocks and struts.
Regular maintenance inspections, performed by experienced technicians along with the needed services will help you save time and money keeping your vehicle safe and reliable for many years to come.
Hairstyle Inn Salons in Saskatoon is a family run business with 3 generations of artistic hair design. The design team members have trained thousands of stylists and they are regularly used by major manufacturers to showcase their color, cut and texture design techniques. Also, impressively, the artistic design teams work has been featured in movies, theatre, hair shows, commercials, fundraisers, TV & Awards.
Hairstyle Inn are your Trusted SASKATOON SALON EXPERTS
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Is it time to renovate that kitchen or put an addition on your home? Or maybe you're tired of paying those high-interest credit cards. Or you're considering purchasing an investment property. If you're self-employed, you might need a cash infusion. So where do you get the money? Well, if you have enough equity in your home you might be able to borrow against it.
Your home's equity is an asset you can use either by:
- borrowing against it with a second mortgage
- or a home equity line of credit (HELOC)
- or by refinancing.
There are pros and cons to all three options. Let's take a closer look at the options!
This is an entirely new loan on the property and pays out the existing mortgage. You can choose to refinance to take advantage of a lower interest rate or take out cash to pay off debts or to renovate. There has to be sufficient equity since you can only refinance up to 80% loan-to-value (LTV) through conforming lenders. However, if you're in the first year or two of a fixed-rate mortgage, the penalty to refinance may be onerous.
A second mortgage is a separate loan on the property, but is still secured by the property. This is a popular way to get much-needed cash quickly -- the application process is fast, as is the turnaround time. Second mortgage lenders focus on the property and the equity available. The interest rate will likely be higher because a second mortgage is riskier than a first. For example, in case of default, the first mortgage lender has the first right to proceeds from a sale or power of sale. However, there are situations when a second mortgage can be advantageous, especially if you already have a great mortgage rate on your existing first mortgage.
Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit (HELOC)
A HELOC can be a stand alone first mortgage or an all inclusive collateral mortgage. The loan is approved using the same basic criteria as a mortgage loan. The full amount of the money is made available up front, and you can access as much or as little as you want. It's an installment loan that acts as a revolving line of credit. You access the credit line online, by using a cheque, credit card or by using your debit card. The "credit limit" is determined by the equity, but you'll only pay interest on the funds you use.
Whether you choose any of these options depends on your financial needs and situation. For example, if current interest rates are lower than the rate on your existing first mortgage, refinancing may be the best choice. However, if rates are up, taking out a second mortgage might make more sense. Or, depending on what your needs are, selecting a HELOC may be the way to go.