Annual Home Heating Maintenance Checkup

No one wants to endure the stress of dealing with a furnace problem. A furnace emergency can be difficult to resolve, but an emergency technician can quickly address any mechanical failure. Common emergency furnace repair problems can occur at any time regardless of the age of the system.

Know Your furnace

One of the most overlooked furnace maintenance problems is a contaminated filter. If the problem isn’t resolved, the motor in the system can become damaged. If the motor is damaged, the system can stop working altogether. Usually before the furnace motor stops working altogether, there will be a humming noise. This is one of the most common furnace failure problems.

Excess levels of gas are other potential issues that happen with older furnaces. Whenever a crack is detected, the CO2 levels can increase to dangerous levels. The tasteless, odorless gases can be potentially fatal when inhaled at high levels. Homeowners can look for symptoms like dizziness and flu-like symptoms. This can often mean that the furnace is on the brink of failure and may need emergency repairs.

When the emergency switch shuts off on accident, a fuse or circuit breaker could become damaged. If an emergency shut off switch goes off, turning it back on again is the first step in troubleshooting. If it doesn’t turn on, the system may need to be reset. If the system happens to turn on and then shut off again immediately, the furnace must be repaired immediately. If that doesn’t work, an emergency furnace service technician needs to be contacted immediately.

Knowledgeable Technicians

Knowledgeable technicians are able to address any emergency furnace problems. Trained technicians have the required training and the necessary expertise to ensure that the repairs are done right the first time. Technicians experienced in working with different models of furnaces can have the system up and running quickly, restoring safety immediately to the home.

Homeowners are most vulnerable during the winter months. Those with older furnaces or furnaces that haven’t been serviced in a long time are most at risk for having emergency furnace problems. Common furnace repair problems can be potentially dangerous for households. Calling a technician to quickly handle any repairs can quickly make the home safe for the residents. Trained technicians available around the clock make it possible to have the furnace quickly repaired to get it back up and running in no time.

Most homeowners think of a broken furnace as one that stops functioning, but that is not always the case. In addition to mechanical failure, there can also be subtle indications that repair is in a furnace’s future, that the unit is actually broken but still appears to be functioning. If your furnace displays one or more of the signs below, you should consider it as an indicator that it may need repair, and schedule an appointment with an HVAC technician as soon as possible:

The Unit Makes Unusual Noises

No furnace is completely silent. If you hear unusual banging, whining, or groaning noises emanating from your furnace, it may be a sign that it has difficulty igniting, has a loose belt, or has a worn out part that will soon break. If the noises are caused by something else, you may need to call Ghostbusters instead of an HVAC company.

You Need to Set Your Thermostat Higher than Normal

When a home stops heating well, the response of most homeowners is to raise the thermostat setting. As the problem grows worse, though, even the highest setting can fail to deliver warmth. Before your home reaches this point, have a furnace repair technician perform an inspection. The problem may be a faulty thermostat, a problem with an intermittent pilot ignition system, or even leaky ductwork.

Your Energy Bills are Inordinately High

If your electrical bills are high this winter, it may be because your air distribution fan will not kick off, or because you raise the thermostat setting to compensate for a lack of heat. It could also be that your furnace performs inefficiently due to a clogged air filter or leaky ducts. Instead of paying a utility bill that matches your mortgage payment, call a repair technician instead.

The Pilot Light is Yellow

If you inspect your furnace and notice that the pilot light is yellow, it may indicate the presence of carbon monoxide. A blue flame indicates the gas mixture is normal; a yellow flame indicates it is not. If carbon monoxide is detected, the technician can determine whether your HVAC equipment or your home is the source of the problem.

The Unit has Trouble Kicking On or Staying On

If your furnace takes a long time to kick on, or it kicks on as usual but it does not stay on, a broken thermostat, faulty wiring, or a pilot light ignition problem could be to blame. There could also be a problem with the distribution fan motor. Like the other problems in this list, a furnace that has trouble kicking on usually gets worse over time.


The need for furnace repair usually occurs at the most inopportune time-when your furnace is busy heating your home. Ann Atlanta heating and air conditioning company that specializes in HVAC repair should be able diagnose and fix the problem quickly. For homeowners, the key is to recognize signs that indicate a furnace needs repair, and schedule an HVAC inspection before it stops working.

Bathroom Flood Prompted Small Renovation

The air is getting colder, which means that winter is almost here. Now is the best time to start getting your bathroom ready for those long and cold winter months. Most homeowners usually stay indoors during that time of the year. Spend this time wisely and get your bathroom ready by adding a few important touches and items.

Make sure that everything done stays well inside of your budget. Also, make sure that you’ve done the proper research and talked to a few professionals about your home improvement plans. Next, take a closer look at your bathroom and determine what beautiful things you want to see in this very personal space.

So, what’s it going to be? Are you choosing the steam or electric shower? Or, maybe you would like a spa bath instead of a traditional bathtub? They are all great ways to spend a few hours during the winter months. Make sure that your bathroom is both practical and relaxing because these new improvements should last a very long time.

Measure Your Space

The average residential bathroom usually has both a shower and bathtub. If you don’t have that much bathroom space, don’t try to change the layout of the bathroom too much. Know that there will be limitations, and you won’t be able to do everything that you want done to the space.

Keep in mind that if you opt for a steam shower, it will require a lot of space, and it has special plumbing requirements. On the flip side, an electric shower doesn’t require special arrangements. It can be installed in the space that you have right now, but you will still need a professional plumber to do this.

Inspecting The Pipes

Most of us forget the importance of inspecting bathroom pipes. Locate a plumbing professional who can inspect your bathroom pipes. This should be done before any installation takes place. Also ensure that the bathroom doesn’t have mold, broken tiles or cracked grouting. Look at the seals and pipe welding before you put in a new vanity cabinet or sink.

The pipes might be rusted or have hairline cracks if you live in an older home. If the home has old plumbing, you could see small pin holes if any of the metal pipes or tubing is broken. If this happens, it is best to locate plumbing company professionals who can handle this for you.

Follow the same type of procedure when putting in a new shower or bathtub. Look to see if tile is loose or cracked before putting in any type of bathroom fixture. If you fail to plug up cracks and holes, the bathroom could end up with excess water and moisture, which will lead to water damage and mold.

About Hiring A Professional

If you were to have a plugged toilet flood your bathroom you may need to get emergency plumber North Vancouver on the job to take care of this for you. You might not be able to see clog, but it is still there and can cause a lot of damage to your home. It doesn’t matter if you plan to get new fixtures or replace the ones that you have, these are all things that should be done to get your bathroom ready for the winter months.

Inns and Lodges

Ket-Chun-Eny Lodge

Lake Temagami Ontario Canada Experience Lake Temagami at Ket-Chun-Eny Lodge for a great family vacation, a business retreat, or a hunting or fishing expedition. Deluxe fishing equipment allows the angler to discover spectacular fishing for trophy Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye, Small Mouth Bass, and Whitefish. Ket-Chun-Eny Lodge, small enough to give you the best of personal attention, yet large enough to provide all the important services you expect from a four star resort. Ket-Chun-Eny Lodge is the ideal spot for family fun and relaxation. Cozy two bedroom, housekeeping cottages come with a combined kitchen and living room area. All cottages are situated less than 10 feet from the water’s edge. Grp Box 7 Temagami Ontario Canada P0H 2H0

Lady Evelyn Outfitters

Welcome to Temagami, land of the Ancient Old Growth Forest, and home to the most extensive fresh water canoe route network in the world. This network, also known as the “Nastawgan” by its ancient inhabitants, enables travellers to explore over 2400 kms of interconnected lakes and rivers in a spectacular wilderness area. Let us be your guide and outfitter for a journey into the mystical Nastawgan. We specialize in guided adventures with the newest light weight tripping canoes and camping equipment available to enhance your journey of discovery and experience of a lifetime. Temagami Ontario Canada P0H 2H0

Land O’ Lakes Lodge Cottages and Trailer Park

on the shore of Marten River. Fully equipped housekeeping cottages, boats, motors, canoes, paddleboats, laundromat, serviced trailer park, sandy beach and Wilderness Canoeing Adventures: guided trips, outfitting service and survival training. Marten River, Ontario Canada P0H 1T0

Lake Herridge Lodge

A mere 54 miles north of North Bay is Lake Herridge Lodge, a fishing and hunting camp set in the scenic tranquillity of the Temagami Wilderness Forest. The Temagami area has long been known for it’s bountiful crystal clear waters. Combine this with comfort of our well maintained cottages, the attention to detail and the option of American Plan dining and you have to look no further than Lake Herridge Lodge for the perfect getaway. R.R. #1, Temagami Ontario Canada P0H 2H0

Lake Land Three Buoys

Our outpost camps are located on remote lakes selected for their ability to truly capture the spirit of this magnificent area. No matter what type of fishing or hunting you choose we have a camp with the right combination to make your trip one you will always remember. P.O. Box 249 Temagami Ontario Canada P0H 2H0 Email: Visit our Website

Lake Temagami Cottage Ogama Island

When you think of the best that Northern Ontario has to offer, you’re thinking Temagami. Pronounced “Te-MAWG-a-mee” (the word is Ojibway for “deep water by the shore”), it is the reality that fuels the popular perception of Canada’s great Northland: old growth pine forests. Smooth blue waters. Brilliantly white, powdery snow. Bountiful fish and wildlife. Temagami Ontario Canada P0H 2H0 (705) 237-8904

Leisure Island Houseboat Rentals

The houseboat vacation experience has flourished these past years, as people find out just how relaxing it is to be floating care-free on Lake Temagami on one of our houseboats. Rest your vacation with us, Temagami’s first and largest houseboat company. With our fleet of thirteen houseboats, we’ve been satisfying customers year after year. Enjoy Lake Temagami at it’s best, without being tied down to one place. Explore the many hidden bays and tuck away out of sight, or meet others on the lake and make new friends. The options are endless when you’re on a Leisure Island houseboat. You can easily escape the hustle and bustle of life today at Leisure Island in Temagami. Box 356 Temagami Ontario Canada P0H 2H0

Loon Lodge in Temagami

“Where the sky meets Paradise” Loon Lodge is the perfect way to enjoy the experience of Lake Temagami and Loon Magic. We are open all year long, offering all our special guests accommodations that are modern and clean with cozy rooms, lounge with satellite TV and even a hot tub to totally relax and take in the Loon Lodge experience. Loon Lodge is situated on the hub of Lake Temagami, a northern Ontario playground nestled within an old growth forest approximately 5 hours drive north of Toronto. With over 2000 miles of shoreline just waiting to be explored, the Temagami region is a sight to behold. Grp Box 10 – Island 184 Temagami Ontario Canada P0H 2H0

Lowell Lake Lodge

It’s time to unwind, so put your feet up and relax. Enjoy your morning coffee sitting on the dock while taking in the beauty of Lowell Lake or take an early morning canoe ride to get closer to nature. After your stay, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. FISHING, SWIMMING AND FUN! Enjoy our sandy beach for swimming, sunbathing and plain old family fun. Or take to the crystal clear waters of Lowell Lake to bring in some of the finest fish in the area. We also have boats on nearby lakes that are off the beaten path and full of the Big Ones! P.O. Box 292 Temagami Ontario Canada P0H 2H0 Visit our Website

Marten River Lodge

American Plan or Housekeeping accommodations in fully equipped log cabins on Marten River. Complete fishing and hunting packages available. Fish in our 16′ bass boats with 25 h.p. motors, livewells, fishfinders with all your gas and bait provided. Over 15 miles of waterway, passing through 4 lakes, available from our docks. Experience home cooked meals in our dining room and swap fish stories in our licenced guest only lounge. Enjoy our sandy beach, sundeck, tennis, basketball, volleyball, horseshoe pits, paddleboats and other recreational activities. Best of all we offer Guided Back Lake fishing adventures with some of the best guides in the world. General Delivery, Marten River, Ontario Canada P0H 1T0

Provincial Parks

Finlayson Point Provincial Park

Gateway to Temagami’s vast wilderness, including Lady Evelyn Smoothwater, Finlayson Point is a base for canoeists, boaters, hikers and anglers. Camp here beneath towering stands of pine, swim at a sandy beach, dive in deep, clear water or hike to Caribou Mountain lookout and fire tower. A plaque to Grey Owl honors this well-known English conservationist and imposter. Temagami Ontario Canada 705 569-3205

Happy Holiday Campground

This campground is located in the old growth forest of Northern Ontario Happy Holiday Campground is located in the old growth forest of Northern Ontario where the massive white pines reach skyward above the lush green foliage and clear blue lakes. Secluded in the wilderness and yet close to many main shopping centers to provide you with all the necessities you could want in a true summer get-a-way! Activities throughout the park and its surrounding , can only satisfy the most adventurist visitor with the miles of trails, to the passive romantic who just wishes to get away and enjoy the peaceful serenity of the beautiful wilderness.

Inn The Woods

“Discover one of the Most Recommended Bed & Breakfasts in the Entire Region!” There is so much to see and do, all year-round in Northern Ontario. Join us for a Temagami vacation fishing getaway.


Heating in Cabins and Lodges

Most of the cabins in this area have wood stoves or a fireplace. Firewood is available on request and can be picked up when  you register.

Depending on the time of year you camp and the relevant humidity, you will be required to follow seasonal fire regulations regarding open fires. As long as regulations allow open pit fires at the time, you will be able to cook on an open fire in the designated fire pits.

Heating in certain cabins are maintained by a local plumbing company who we designate on a year by year contract. Hot water is provided in cabins that advertise full facilities, so in rentals with cooking facilities and running water, there are full service bathrooms for your convenience. Please inquire about the availability of central heating in the cabin you want to rent.

Camp Grounds

Most camp grounds have open pits for cooking and evening fires. All fires must be contained in the pits provided. Non-compliance will be grounds for removal, banned from camping and possible fines. Take care to understand the rules regarding open fires while camping.

Some camp grounds have shower, laundry and bathroom facilities. Some are included with registration and some are pay-per-use. Paid facilities are coin operated, so it is advisable to bring a roll or quarters or loonies to use those facilities.  Hot water on demand is provided in a small number of these camp grounds.

Guiding Services

Dougall’s Guiding Service

Fishermen from across Canada and the United States come to enjoy the many sheltered lakes of the Marten River and Temagami vacation areas. In this tranquil setting, relaxation, good fishing and a delicious shore lunch are guaranteed! Walleye (Pickerel) is king in the Marten River and reigns supreme from the opening in May, through the Summer and into Fall. The many isolated lakes of this region are also well stocked with Northern Pike, Splake, Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Perch.

Islands Charter Services

Fishing Lake Temagami Some of the best fishing in northern Ontario. Fish for lake trout, bass, northern pike, walleye and more. Famous for it’s trophy fish, Lake Temagami will have you coming back for more year after year! Join John Harding for a lake Temagami fishing vacation in the north.


Camp Grounds

Camp Wabikon Temagami

Residential coed camp Temagami vacation Ontario. In the Temagami community and Canadian Camping, Wabikon has been respected as one of Ontario’s leading summer opportunities for youth since 1944. Every summer 6-17 year old campers from around the world travel to Temagami to enjoy their summer vacation in this unique part of Ontario. Accredited by both the national and provincial camping associations, Wabikon families are assured of their children’s security and comfort in a professional, caring, and well-managed environment. Full general program of water and land activities (including mountain biking), extended canoe tripping option (8/15/30 days) offers senior campers unrivalled experience. (416) 483-3172

Camp Wabun Temagami

Vacation in the Temagami Region, approximately 300 miles north of Toronto, Ontario, is world famous for its interconnecting series of lakes and rivers; it is ideal canoe-trip country. At the heart of this region is Lake Temagami, shaped like a five-pointed star and nearly 50 miles from one extreme to another. Wabun is located at the center of this lake, where the five arms meet. Garden Island is the home of our base camp. It is one of more than 1,500 islands within the boundaries of Lake Temagami. No development of mainland shoreline is allowed beyond the village of Temagami, over twenty miles by water from Wabun. Canadian Wilderness Canoe Trips for Boys and Girls.

Keewaydin Camp Lake Temagami

Keewaydin is located on Lake Temagami in Ontario, Canada, 300 miles north of Toronto. Campers travel by supervised charter bus from Toronto airport to Boatline Bay, a marina on the lake, and by charter boat to base camp. The air trip is easily made in a day from anywhere in the mainland United States. Lake Temagami is surrounded by a network of rivers, streams, smaller lakes and islands in the unspoiled primeval wilderness of the huge Temagami Reserve maintained by the Canadian government. Make Temagami your next vacation destination


Fresh Water Fishing

Ravenscroft Lodge

A great vacation area on Jumping Caribou Lake. Accommodation options include package plans, housekeeping cottages, motel rooms and camping sites with hydro and water hook-up. For the fishing enthusiast the small islands, hidden bays and the depth of 180 feet ( 60 m) holds the excitement of catching the big fish. Mixed gas and fishing bait may be purchased on site as well as boats, motors or canoes may be rented. For convenience a laundromat is available for the guests. Relax in Temagami and enjoy your next vacation at Ravenscroft Lodge.

Ridgewood Cottages Temagami

Excellent fishing in Northeastern Ontario, housekeeping cottages in a wilderness setting. Our camp provides a relaxed atmosphere for vacationers wanting to “get away from it all”. Photographers and hikers will enjoy the natural surroundings and wildlife that our area has to offer. Ridgewood Cottages Temagami Vacation, a place where fishermen and families meet to have fun and a great vacation. For more information call 705 569-3870

Northland Paradise Lodge

Temagami Vacation Ontario on the shores of picturesque Cassels-Rabbit Lakes is Northland Paradise Lodge. The lodge is accented in cedar and knotty pine while our eight comfortable units have electric heat, three piece showers and full cooking facilities. All linen and cooking utensils are supplied. Our restaurant seats 18 hungry people comfortably. Browse through the gift shop for souvenir moccasins, shirts and tackle. Free boat launching and mooring is available for guests. Use the lodge as a starting point to explore over 50 Kilometers (30 Miles) of pristine, almost uninhabited wilderness of our lake system. Pack a lunch and swim at the sand beaches while listening to the cry of the loons. Observe many forms of wildlife in their natural habitat including bear, moose, beaver, and peregrine falcons. Join us for your next Temagami Vacation.  Temagami Ontario Canada (705) 569-3791

Islands Charter Services Fishing

Some of the best fishing in northern Ontario. Fish for lake trout, bass, northern pike, walleye and more. Famous for it’s trophy fish, Lake Temagami will have you coming back for more year after year! Join John Harding for a lake Temagami fishing vacation in the north. Group Box 24, Temagami Ontario Canada

(705) 237 8505 or (705) 237 8930 John’s Ice Fishing Charter

Cottage Rentals

Angus Lake Cottages Temagami Vacation

These cottages are located on the shore of a small lake, which is about 4 mile by 2 miles in size. The lake is quite quiet as it is mostly surrounded by MNR land, and does not have a large number of cottages on it. The lake has only one other resort on it that rents housekeeping cottages. We have some of the nicest rentals among Ontario cottages in the north. These rentals features 1 to 4 bedrooms. Boat and motor rental is included, kayaki rentals, canoe rentals, paddleboat rentals, snowmobile rentals, can all be arranged. Enjoy your next Temagami vacation at our cottage resort.

Camp Temagami offers a complete summer camp experience for girls and boys ages 9 to 18. Our focus on the art of traditional canoe travel gives campers the opportunity to gain an understanding of the importance of a balanced lifestyle and an appreciation for the Canadian wilderness. To learn more about Camp Temagami, visit the Overview page. Our programs for girls and boys ages 9 to 11 are described on the Junior Camper Program page and our programs for campers of ages 12 to 17 are described on the Senior Camper Program page. For a virtual tour of the camp, visit the slide show on the Camp Tour page in our photo gallery.

Vacation Cottage Rentals in Temagami Ontario

If your looking for vacation cottage rentals, stop here and have a look! When it comes to cottage rentals, Ridgewood Vacation Cottage Resort is open — year round — offering our comfortable, clean, well equipped and affordable cottages. Fish, swim or canoe Angus Lake, explore one of the many area lakes, our fly-in fishing packages should not be missed.

Ridgewood cottage rentals are central to many tourist attractions, making family outings a day’s adventure for the whole family. Temagami, Ontario is known world wide for it’s historic canoe routes, maps are available for you to choose your route of choice. The terrain is magnificent with tall pines, rock formations and sparkling lakes, every corner turned is a view more amazing then the last.

Canadian vacation housekeeping cottage rentals, cottages and accommodations for the whole family in Temagami, north eastern Ontario, Canada! Learn about northern Ontario and the four seasons of outdoor activities! You will find that our goal is to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible.


Your holiday at Timberlane will include your fully equipped yearound cottage featuring our American Plan or Housekeeping Package. We offer boat and motor rentals, canoes, paddleboats, live bait and tackle, ice, full service gas station, sandy beach, playground, great fishing and hunting, ice fishing and snowmobiling. We are located on the Top “A” Trail for your access to some of the most beautiful trails in Ontario. In the summer these same trails and backroads offer ATV users many hours of enjoyment. Photographic opportunities are unlimited either in the Game Preserve that surrounds Timberlane or the hundreds of miles of backroads. Fishermen, Families, Hunters and Lovers of the Great Outdoors,

Hunting and Fishing in Temagami Ontario

There is a wide range of rental accommodations available in the Temagami area as well as information to suit every budget from wilderness outpost camps to clean and comfortable housekeeping cottage rental units to top quality hotel rooms with American Plan. Bed & breakfast is also offered at several establishments or in individual homes. Houseboating rentals is another option that is growing in popularity.

Most establishments are open year round. Several inns, resorts and lodges are located near Highway 11 within 16 km (10 miles) of the village of Temagami. A number of establishments are located in the “hub” or central area of Lake Temagami & can be accessed by the Lake Temagami Access Road.

Private or Provincial campgrounds are conveniently located on Highway 11 and provide a wide range of facilities and services. Finlayson Point Provincial Park is located a short walk south of the village and provides 114 campsites, a comfort station, children’s playground, beaches, boat launching and dockage. A private campground 10 km (6 mi.) north of Temagami provides a wide range of facilities, and several lodges along Highway 11 also have campsites. For those who prefer “roughing it” over 500 campsites are available on Crown (public) land along canoe routes and in Temagami’s back country.

When you think of the best that Northern Ontario has to offer, you’re thinking Temagami. Pronounced “Te-MAWG-a-mee” (the word is Ojibway for “deep water by the shore”), it is the reality that fuels the popular perception of Canada’s great Northland: old growth pine forests. Smooth blue waters. Brilliantly white, powdery snow. Bountiful fish and wildlife.

At first, the size of the lake might put you off. But don’t let that intimidate you. Despite its 50,000 acres and 25 miles one way, the layout makes it easy to get about. Access to the lake sets you up, and since there are only two main connections, everything flows from there.

Temagami has four major arms, long finger-like bays, extending from the central hub to the north, northeast, southwest, and south. Spot 1,600 islands and a dozen major points in these fingers, and there’s little unprotected water.

While the lake trout and walleye fisheries have attracted the attention of anglers throughout the world, less attention has been paid to bass, pike, and whitefish fisheries. These species provide excellent fishing and are growing in popularity with anglers.

Ice-fishing usually starts in Temagami in early January. Lake Temagami produces excellent whitefish in the early season until trout season opens in mid-February to mid-March. Most lodges have ice-fishing packages which provide food and accommodations, transportation to a heated hut, bait and equipment. Instead of driving to Temagami, consider taking the train. The Northlander departs Union station in Toronto at mid-day and delivers you rested and ready for a relaxing getaway in Temagami at 6:30 pm, just in time for a great meal, and some evening fishing.