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How Does A Heat Pump Work In Winter

How Does A Heat Pump Work In Winter Although the British Columbian winter brings freezing temperatures, your home does not have to be cold. You can stay warm and cozy all winter long thanks to the outstanding technology of heat pumps. But how exactly does a heat pump work during the winter months? In this […]

Heat Pump Vs Air Conditioning

Heat Pump Vs Air Conditioning When it comes to keeping our living space cool, we frequently have to choose between a heat pump and an air conditioning unit. Both options provide reliable cooling, but their features and functionality differ. In this post, we’ll look at heat pumps and air conditioner units and compare their performance, […]

Are Heat Pumps Energy Efficient

Are Heat Pumps Energy Efficient When it comes to keeping your home warm, energy efficiency is critical to lower costs and reduce your environmental impact. Heat pumps have emerged as an appealing choice for residential applications in the search for efficient heating solutions. But how effective are heat pumps in terms of home heating? In […]

Are Heat Pumps Worth It In Canada

Are Heat Pumps Worth It In Canada Is it worthwhile to invest in heat pumps in Canada? When considering their heating and cooling options, many homeowners ask themselves this question. With Canada’s broad climate and differing energy needs, it’s critical to evaluate the advantages and variables that influence heat pump effectiveness for Canadian homeowners. In […]

What Is A Heat Pump And How Does It Work

What Is A Heat Pump And How Does It Work Are you fed up with high energy payments and searching for a more energy-efficient way to heat and cool your residence? Take a look at air-source heat pumps! These unique systems are gaining prominence due to their capacity to offer both warmth in the winter […]

Thomson Industries’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Thomson Industries’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide Expert Information on Home Heating Costs, Energy Efficiency, Installation & More for Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Area Cost | Efficiency | When to Invest & What to Look for | Installation Whether it’s from age, wear & tear, or a breakdown that’s beyond fixing, replacing your home’s […]

7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now

7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now Know When It’s Time to Let Go of Your Old Home Furnace Homeowner pop quiz: what are the signs to look for when your aging furnace has reached the end of its life? Is it obvious–like when it stops suddenly one cold winter day and no longer […]

Who Needs a Protection Plan, Anyway?

Furnace Protection Plan: What Are The Benefits We thought we would skip the furnace protection plan, my husband and I, when we purchased our first home.  We were young and poor, we thought.  What could happen, we thought? What happened, exactly, was the need to replace the most expensive part of our furnace—out of pocket. The furnace guy seemed sorry to have to […]

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In the Home Why Your Older Furnace May Be a Health Risk If you suspect a carbon monoxide poisoning or a leak from your furnace, evacuate everyone from your home immediately.  Then contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency service. A technician came by my home to examine my furnace for a carbon monoxide leak. “Having a […]

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Coronavirus Covid-19

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Coronavirus Covid-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many homeowners to re-think indoor air quality.  After all, the Covid-19 virus spreads through droplets and aerosols—and people who are indoors or in enclosed spaces close to one another, are particularly at risk. Washing hands, sanitizing surfaces, wearing face masks and keeping 2 metres apart have defined our COVID pandemic behaviour. But what happens when a […]

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace

Why Buying A Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace To buy a furnace or to rent a furnace? A technician comes to your house and gives you the news no homeowner ever wants to hear: the furnace is on its last legs, or even worse, broken.  Once the shock sets in, you ponder that replacing that older furnace […]

What Is The Difference Between Gas and Wall Furnaces?

What Is The Difference Between Gas and Wall Furnaces? Our winters here in the Vancouver area may be mild, but we still need to crank the heat once in a while. You have choices though, regarding how to heat your home, they might be a little complicated but that’s why we’ve designed this guide to […]

What Is The Ideal House Temperature?

What Is The Ideal House Temperature? The battle of the thermostat is common in many households. It seems especially true here in the Vancouver area, where our seasonal temperatures are always fluctuating. If you’ve ever wondered “what is the ideal house temperature”, keep reading. The answer to finding the ideal house temperature depends on the […]

Everything You Need to Know About Heat Pumps & Rebates Across the Greater Vancouver Area

Heat Pumps & Rebates BC: Everything You Need To Know Heat Pumps: A 2-in-1 Home Comfort System A perfect hybrid of cost, comfort & convenience, heat pumps offer an ideal year-round home comfort solution for houses in a moderate climate – for example, Vancouver and the surrounding area. They are also well-suited for homeowners who […]


IS IT NORMAL TO SMELL GAS NEAR A FURNACE? Natural gas is an efficient and clean option for heating your home. It leaves very little soot when burned and produces very little air pollution compared to other heating sources. It is also very convenient, with it being delivered through underground pipes to most buildings in […]

What to Look for In a New Water Heater

What To Look For In A New Water Heater Near the end of the average water heater’s lifespan, you might see signs that yours is on the way out. We’ve seen every stage in the life cycle in our day; Thomson Industries has over 25 years of experience installing water heaters in the Greater Vancouver […]

How to Protect Your Home During COVID-19

How To Protect Your Home During COVID-19 Novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, has changed life as we know it for the foreseeable future. As we hunker down indoors, some of us may be wondering about how protected we are from COVID-19 and what other measures we should be taking to ensure our safety. Thomson […]

Gas Fireplace Safety for Children & Pets

Gas Fireplace Safety For Children & Pets As the temperature continues to drop, you and your family will be spending more time cozying around your gas fireplace. And while it’s a great way to add ambiance and warmth, a gas fireplace can also be dangerous to eager children or excitable pets. In fact, government regulations came […]

Thermostat Wars – Living with a Temperature Sensitive Person

Thermostat wars, where people sneakily reset the temperature, are a well-worn cliché, but many families do have one member that’s more temperature sensitive than the others. There’s a lot more to temperature sensitivity than preference, so how do you find a temperature that works for everyone? What Makes Someone Temperature Sensitive? Age, height, weight, age, […]

What is a Non-Condensing Tankless Water Heater? What is the Alternative?

What is a Non-Condensing VS Condensing Tankless Water Heater? You just started exploring the potential of buying a tankless water heater and you stumbled on a couple terms you don’t understand: Condensing tankless water heater Non-condensing tankless water heater You probably get the tankless part. These water heaters don’t store water in a tank for you to […]

What is a Good SEER Rating for My AC?

What Is A Good SEER Rating For My AC? If you are the kind of person who needs the best of the best, a good SEER rating for your AC is the highest on the market (at time of writing, 23 SEER). But the platinum package, highest efficiency air conditioner might not be right for everybody. In […]