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Palliser Rooms EQ3 Introduces The Newest Product to Their Collection

Palliser Rooms EQ3 is an independent furniture store that has been operating in Saskatoon for over ten years. The store specializes in offering a generous selection of contemporary furnishings (predominantly Canadian brands) and a personalized service that is forward-thinking and client-focused. Customer reviews describe Palliser Rooms as a "great shopping experience," "with exceptional sales staff," "best displays and best furniture in town," and the kicker: "great delivery service." The comments reflect the company's commitment to providing excellent customer service and speak to their impeccable taste and attention to detail. 

Palliser EQ3 is a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store 


Introducing the Newest Product by Palliser Rooms EQ3 - The Kenaston


The Kenaston collection takes advantage of modern technology to offer luxurious comfort. A classic family-friendly collection, the Kenaston features a power headrest, power lumbar support, and an extended power footrest, allowing for complete customized comfort.



The collection offers clean styling that is complemented by a T-cushion full chaise, providing support for the entire body when fully reclined. Featuring plush fiber-filled cushions and seats that are topped with a layer of gel-infused memory foam, the Kenaston molds to the body for added comfort. The box-border back cushion is highlighted with beautiful topstitching details, offering added comfort and contributing to the visual appeal of the collection.

The power headrest, recline and lumbar functions are easily operated by a sleek brushed metal switch with integrated USB charging. With a convenient home button, all power functions will easily and quickly return to the fully closed position. The collection also has a console loveseat with drink holders and extra storage.

Visit their showroom, and try the power lumbar and headrest functions - you won't be disappointed!

Shop the Kenaston Collection!



Palliser Rooms / EQ3 is an independently owned, family run business in Saskatoon, SK. Palliser Rooms has always taken pride in supporting local charities including the Ronald McDonald House and Children's Wish Foundation. Visit their Spotlight Profile to learn more about Palliser Rooms / EQ3. If you are looking for some cool dining furniture, drop by the Palliser Rooms / EQ3 showroom at 2125 Faithfull Avenue.



Find Palliser online at www.pallisereq3.com - they are one of your best choices when it comes to choosing a  SASKATOON FURNITURE Store. Visit their massive showroom on Faithfull Ave, Saskatoon.

Palliser EQ3 is a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store


Experts at Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning Give Troubleshooting Tips About Furnaces

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


Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning Experts Give Tips for Troubleshooting Furnaces




GIBBON’S SASKATOON FURNACE TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

 

Check Your Furnace Switch


Often this switch (that looks like a light switch) can be accidentally turned off.


Furnace Venting (High Efficient)


With a high efficient furnace, there are 2 plastic pipes going outside, one is an exhaust and the other an intake. When it is cold outside, these pipes can frost over or with lots of snowfall get plugged with snow and this causes the furnace to turn off on a safety switch. Visually check the piping for blockage, if there is, clear and power down the furnace and turn back on – this will reset the board and unit should start up.

 

 

Check the Thermostat


One of the most common issues with a furnace is that it stops operating normally due to issues with the thermostat. It could be as simple as the thermostat being turned off, or maybe it isn’t set correctly. You always want to make sure that it is set to the “heat” setting and that the temperature you want is set properly.


Check Your Breaker Panel


One of the more embarrassing fixes is a thrown breaker. There are many reasons for a breaker to trip, but the important thing is to quickly check. Hopefully, your electrical panel is labeled, but if not, you can usually see when a breaker is tripped. It is possible that your furnace and blower are on separate circuits, so look carefully.



Change the Furnace Filter Monthly


You would be surprised at how quickly dirty filters can degrade the performance of a furnace. When filters are dirty, your furnace has to work much harder to blow air through the dirt and dust on the filter. As the pressure builds up, it could cause the blower to shut down. It’s as easy as checking your filters on a monthly basis and changing them if they are dirty.


Clean the Fan Unit Regularly


Similar to a dirty furnace, a dirty or clogged fan unit will also make it harder for your furnace to push air through your house like it was designed to do. Removing a furnace fan unit requires a bit of technical know-how, but it is fairly simple and safe. Once you have it out, you can clean it with a brush or cloth, and a vacuum.


Check Ductwork for Debris and Joints


Sometimes it seems like it is only one or a few rooms that are not getting heat. If this happens, quickly check to see if all of the registers are opened properly and the cold air returns are not blocked. It is also a good idea to check all accessible ductwork to see if there are any issues with joints and seams.


Check the Gas Valve


It is also possible that the gas valve could have been accidentally bumped or shut off. It can happen if working around the furnace, moving things or even just cleaning up. Gas valves are labeled clearly and you can feel safe turning it to the on position. Once you have it in the right position, the furnace should start up again.


Common Repair Issues that Require Expertise


Wear and Tear on Furnace Parts


Your furnace parts will eventually break down and start to wear out. There are a lot of parts that can wear out including Belts, bearings, filters, motors, switches, fan blades, pilot, and burners—all should be regularly checked to ensure they are in good working order.


Thermostat Errors


Your furnace thermostat is the brain of your heating system. It is possible that the furnace is working just fine even though the thermostat is failing and causing it to act like there is something wrong. Troubleshooting a thermostat can be tricky and a trained technician will have all of the testing tools required.


Ignition Issues


The ignition and pilot system is critical to your furnace for producing heat. Without a properly functioning ignition system, it is not possible for your furnace to produce heat. There are many ignition systems including electric-powered (electrical spark), and gas or hot surface ignition.


Strange Noises or Rumbles


Furnaces have moving parts with bearings like the blower motor, and as a result, there is some normal noise. However, if you begin to hear strange or intermittent sounds like clangs, bangs, rumbles, rattles, squeaks, or other noises, this can indicate all kinds of potential problems. Your heater may have ingested outside debris or been inhabited by household visitors. There may also be loose or detached parts.










You can find Gibbon Heating and Air online www.gibbonheating.com. Check out their listing here in the AIR CONDITIONING & FURNACE Category on THE Saskatoon Directory of excellence. They are your Trusted FURNACE EXPERTS Right here in Saskatoon! 



 

Saskatoon Auto Repair and Service Experts Explain Belts and Hoses and 2018 Vehicles with Low Maintenance Costs


Vehicle Systems Overview - Belts and Hoses







What are the belt and hoses?

A vehicle’s belts and hoses are essential elements of the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems of the engine.  When a belt or hose breaks down it can leave you stranded, so it is important to meet the set replacement intervals recommended in your owner’s manual.


What do belts and hoses do?



Timing Belt 

The timing belt is a notched rubber belt that allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. A timing belt is sometimes called a Gilmer belt or a camshaft drive belt. The camshaft opens and closes the valves in synchronized movement with the engine’s pistons.

 

Serpentine Belt

Serpentine belts, also known as drive belts, provide power to the air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, cooling fan, air injection pump, and more.


Coolant Hoses

Coolant hoses include the upper and lower radiator hoses plus heater hoses. Some cars include a bypass hose. Hoses provide a flexible connection for coolant flow between the engine, radiator, engine and heating block.


TYPICAL WEAR AND TEAR ON BELTS AND HOSES

Key items that affect the replacement interval for belts and hoses:

  • Vehicle age;
  • Electrolytic corrosion;
  • Mileage;
  • Oil contamination;
  • Belt tension; and/or
  • Failed hose clamps.

 

SYMPTOMS

  • Squeaking noise from under the hood during start-up or operation;
  • Coolant leaks;
  • Dashboard light illumination;
  • A/C system failure;
  • Engine overheating; and/or
  • Smell of burnt rubber.




Glenwood Auto Service Shares 2018 Vehicles With The Lowest Maintenance Costs





Kelley Blue Book announced the winners of its seventh annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards where Hyundai took the win on the lowest maintenance costs and repair side of things, followed by Acura.

 

The 2018 Hyundai Accent came out on top for maintenance and repair costs. Over the course of 5 years, customers would pay $3,002 to take care of their vehicle, or about $600 per year. Kelley Blue Book pegged repair costs at $553, with the costs of maintenance being $2,449 (all prices in U.S. dollars).

 Hyundai was named this year’s top brand for lowest total ownership costs, the second time it has finished on top since the program was created. Hyundai models won thanks to top marks in almost all categories, such as low repair costs and superior warranty program. Its Sonata model won in the mid-size car category, with the Elantra and the Accent coming in second place in the compact and subcompact car categories.

 

Acura took the win for the best luxury brand for the third year in a row, backed by its ILX and MDX models.

 


In particular, the 2018 ILX saw repair and maintenance costs come in at $3,521 over the first five years or $704 annually. Kelley Blue Book listed repairs at $1,154 and maintenance at $2,367.


Third place belonged to the 2018 Chevrolet Spark, which won for the best subcompact car. The maintenance and repair costs are estimated at $3,950 which would equal out to paying $790 a year. The repair costs amount to $1,869 with maintenance costs sitting at $2,081, according to Kelly Blue Book.

On average, in all 23 categories of the vehicle winners, the costs of repairs over the course of 5 years is around $1,550 with maintenance at $2,718 – or $4,268 combined.


The 5-year Cost to Own information takes into consideration the areas of the vehicle that people’s money goes into like depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees. These categories are all areas that come into play when making a vehicle purchase.



Mortgage Experts at YourMortgageNow Give Advice for First Time Home Buyers

Buying a home is one of the most important and exciting steps in your life.... now that pesky financing! Deal with people who can offer you and your family the best options for you with Your Mortgage Now! Devin Cristo and Wes Will are your Saskatoon Mortgage Experts and they have years of experience helping individuals and families finance their dreams by offering mortgages from a variety of lenders for people from all walks of life.

They are your Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Experts!

Tips for First Time Home Buyers





At YourMortgageNow.ca, the Team is always ready to answer any questions you may have about buying your first home in Saskatoon and area. But for some people, saving to buy their first home may seem daunting and they don’t quite know where to start. After all, Your Mortgage Now are Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Brokers.Here are some great money-saving tips to get you started:


1.          Set a long-term goal: “I want to buy a home by the age of 30” or “I want to buy a home within five years of graduation from college”.

 

2.          Determine how much you can afford: Be realistic about where you want to live and what type of home you will likely be able to afford. Consulting a financial advisor or mortgage professional early on will put you on the right path to fulfilling your goal.

 

 

3.          Create a budget: Keep track of all the money that comes in and all the money that goes out. Balancing expenses against income will help you determine what, if any, adjustments you need to make to your spending habits in order to build savings.

 

4.          Pay yourself first: Open a separate savings account and deposit a set amount of money every month through an automatic withdrawal from your paycheque or other bank account.

 

 

5.          Live on cash: Every payday gives yourself an allowance in cash to get you through to the next payday. If you don’t have cash handy you might think twice before buying something you don’t really need.

 

6.          Build your savings account: Live off your day-to-day earnings and make the most of every unexpected inflow of cash. If you work overtime or receive a bonus, put that money right into your savings account.

 

 

7.          Party at home: Going out for dinner, clubbing or a movie can really add up on your monthly expenses and kill your budget. Host movie nights or potluck dinners at home and see your savings grow.

 

8.          Earn extra income: Sell unused items online through sites such as eBay, Craigslist or Kijiji; take on a second job; work part-time and summers if you’re a student.


9.    Open an RRSP account early on: The Federal Government’s Home Buyer’s Plan allows you to withdraw up to $20,000 from a Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) for a down payment on a first home. Consult with a financial advisor or mortgage professional to grow your investments wisely.


10.  Do your homework: Before making any big investment or purchase, do some research. Avoid spending on impulse or emotion. If it sounds too good to be true, chances are it is.




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Wiseguys Mattress Experts talk about Mattress Myths


Wiseguys Mattresses Saskatoon offer incredible value to their customers through a boutique style shopping experience, customized service and unbeatable prices. They aim to have every customer leave the store confident in their decision to buy, and with a guaranteed good night's sleep on their best SASKATOON MATTRESS.

Mattress Myths Explained by Experts at Wiseguys Mattresses

Mark Stevens, owner of Saskatoon’s Wiseguys Mattresses, knows what he’s talking about when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. It’s Stevens’ goal to make sure the people of this city achieve quality rest, and that starts with a quality mattress. Each person is unique and has different considerations when choosing the right mattress, and he’s heard many assumptions people make about the selection process. I mean after all Wiseguys Mattresses is a Trusted Saskatoon Mattress Expert! Here, our sleep expert sets the record straight.

1.     A firmer mattress is better

Often people purchase a firmer mattress in hopes of getting a better back support. The truth is that the best mattress for your back is the one that feels the best to you. All mattresses provide pressure relief in the top portion of the mattress and back support in the bottom part. The best combination of the two and how they feel to you is what you should look for in a mattress. Ultimately, the best bed is the one that is most comfortable to you.

2.      High coil count is critical for support

Mattress support is much more than simply the amount of coils. The coils do not make the difference. Characteristics such as type, gauge and tempering are far more critical and important. High coil count alone in no way means you have a better bed and should not have a huge impact on your purchase decision.

3.      Silk, cashmere and wool make a bed more comfortable

When used on a mattress, only small amounts of these materials are in the upper padding. This only makes a bed more expensive. When you cover your mattress with a pad and sheets, you do not directly feel the surface anyway.


4.      Stores sell the same mattress under different names.

Retailers often claim that a particular mattress they sell is comparable to a competitor’s mattress. Though you may find beds that are alike, most “comparables” have little in common. They may look exactly the same on the outside, but will likely have different amounts and grades of foam. Unless it is the same manufacturer and the bed has the same name at both locations, there will be a difference.

5.      I save a lot of money when mattresses are 50% off.

Be wary of retailers with frequent half price sales. It can be a tell-tale sign that they have regularly inflated prices. These sales only give you the illusion that you are saving big.

6.      A quality mattress costs more.

Firstly, the fifth piece of advice above debunks this myth. Secondly, price differences can reflect the price of the foam. Foams with higher grades and densities cost more. Yet, expensive foam does not necessarily mean more comfort. Again, purchase what you find comfortable, not what is more expensive.

7.     Salespeople are always objective.

In a perfect world, this would be true. However, manufacturers offer financial incentives known as SPIFs (salesperson incentive funds) to push various brands and models. Always keep in mind that only you can know what is best for you.

If nothing else remember these simple rules: The only thing that matters in a mattress is comfort and durability. Nobody knows what is right for you, except you. Everybody has different comfort levels. Let your body tell you what is right.



Find Wiseguys Mattress, Circle Dr. E. Saskatoon, fan them on Facebook or check out their listing here in the Saskatoon Furniture Category on THE Saskatoon Directory of excellence. They are YOUR Trusted SASKATOON MATTRESS Experts!



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