Whether you’re remodelling a kitchen, renovating your bathroom or creating a basement apartment, sooner, or later, you’ll be needing some help with plumbing. Search Google and you’ll be provided with many options for plumbing companies in Peterborough. So how do you choose which plumbing company to call? Here are some important things to consider when hiring a local plumbing company.

Local Experience.

plumber working on drainSome plumbing challenges can be associated with the geography of the area. Whether that’s in rural and cottage plumbing, or even in town. As neighbourhoods were being developed in Peterborough, often, the same plumbing company did many, if not most, of the homes in the area. The plumbing materials and techniques common at that time are usually present in a number of homes in the neighbourhood.

A good example of this is the use of Poly-B piping and fittings – once widely used, it is now being removed due to unexpected failure and the potential for damage as a result. Certainly, there are neighbourhoods in Peterborough where our team of plumbers have come across Poly B. Many insurance companies now require homeowners to remove it and replace it with Pex plastic pipe.

The point is – At Doyle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we’ve been serving Peterborough and the Kawartha’s for over 25 years. Our team is made up of licensed plumbers and skilled apprentices. We know the region and its challenges as well as we know the trade. Our plumbers have worked on farms, cottages, residential, and commercial customers plumbing systems through-out Peterborough and the Kawartha’s. Whether it’s a historic west end home, a bungalow in the north end, a cottage on Stoney, Clear, Chemong etc.., a farm in Douro, a restaurant on Lansdowne St., or a cottage in Haliburton, we’ve proudly served your neighbours with affordable, responsive plumbing services.

Creativity and Problem-Solving

You may find it surprising to learn that be able to think creatively is a key skill in the plumbing trade! And while not many companies would list this as an important factor, at Doyle Plumbing, we pride ourselves on the skill of being able to assess the plumbing problem, look beyond the obvious, and provide comprehensive solutions. It’s akin to not focusing only on the symptoms, but to seek out the cause.

We encourage our staff of skilled plumbers to work creatively and assist clients with solutions that make sense from both a budget and a system basis. Your plumbing system is an important component of your home and absolutely vital to your enjoyment.

Things like water pressure and water quality are examples where a creative approach can really make the difference. While lime may clog a deteriorating kitchen and cause of poor water pressure, there are many possible causes. A poor pump installation, leaking pressure tank bladder, or numerous other elements may be contributing to the problem. Recognizing the signals of potential issues can often lead to a proper fix that will ensure the efficient operation of your entire home’s water system, and the many components within.

Our plumbers are trained to think creatively about your plumbing issues. Configuring solutions that fit your needs. Our experience supports creativity in superior plumbing services.


married couple on phone with dispatchPossibly one of the most important things to look for in a plumber is how responsive they are. If you have a plumbing issue you want it dealt with quickly. At Doyle Plumbing we answer ALL calls, night and day. Even in the middle of the night, you will get to talk to a real Doyle staff person who will dispatch an expert plumber immediately. Not a call centre – real Doyle staff who understand plumbing.

Many plumbers are quick to charge premiums for after hour service or on the weekends. But why should you pay the price for a poorly timed emergency? You should look for a plumber who can work on your time. At Doyle Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we never charge overtime, nor do we charge extra for weekends. We answer all calls. We want to earn your business.

Parts on hand

One big challenge for plumbers is the diversity of issues a plumber can face on a service call. The problem a customer is experiencing may only be a symptom of a more complicated issue. Any plumber may be able to unclog a toilet or repair a small leak but not all plumbers are adequately equipped if the issue is more serious. Or if the scope of the problem was not fully explained when the plumber was requested.

parts warehouseAt Doyle Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we pride ourselves on being able to tackle any plumbing challenge because our team is not only qualified, but they have an extensive supply of parts and equipment to help them get the job done. We have fully equipped our trucks which means if our plumbers need a part or tool to finish the job, it’s likely they have it on hand. Your plumbing issues can be resolved right there, right then.

Whether you need emergency plumbing or are undertaking a plumbing project you need experts. Plumbers that have the experience, creativity in problem-solving, well-stocked service vehicles and who will respond in a timely fashion.

Contact Doyle Plumbing today for all your plumbing needs at 1-877-706-2621. Our plumbers are available 24/7 and we do not charge any overtime or late call fees.

Do you need to get your furnace serviced every year?

It’s a question we hear often from customers. Many say that they haven’t seen any indication that their service needs to be serviced. Unfortunately, tucked away in a low traffic part of your home, the signs often go unnoticed until they become a serious issue. That is why year maintenance is essential to ensure your furnace is performing optimally and won’t let you down when you need it most.

Your furnace is one of the most important appliances in your home. You rely on it for warmth, especially in the coldest winter months. Getting your yearly furnace maintenance done now in the Fall can save your time and money down the line and possibly save you from a costly breakdown in the dead of winter.  Here are 5 reasons to get your annual maintenance.

Energy Efficiency

A clean furnace with good airflow will operate more efficiently. That means lower energy bills. Yearly maintenance by a heating professional can ensure optimal airflow and efficiency for your unit. Poor airflow can cause strain on your furnace leading to repairs and possibly even shortening its lifespan.

Your Safety

Furnaces rely on fuels such as natural gases, oil, or propane to generate heat. The combustion process must, therefore, be precise for maximum safety and efficiency. Consequently, any minor hitch can result in gas leakage in your home or exposure to dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide in the home that can lead to serious health problems or death. Another key element your service professional will check is electrical. Lose, broken, or corroded wires can be a fire hazard.

Don’t take chances with the safety and health of your family.

furnace maintenanceReduces the Need for Repairs

Regular furnace maintenance can actually save you money in the long run. A heating professional can identify and deal with issues before they escalate to major repairs. This includes checking filters, airflow, wires, and connections. Neglecting any of these elements can cause longterm damage. Shortening your unit’s lifespan and possibility leading to breakdowns at critical moments.

Your Manufacturer Recommends It

Most manufacturers recommend regular maintenance. Many manufacturers state that their warranty is nullified if the unit is not properly maintained. Getting a checkup validates your warranty thereby helping you save on higher future expenses.

Avoid Costly Breakdowns During Winter

Many issues with furnaces go unnoticed until they become major issues. Poor airflow may put years of stress on your system before it causes a failure. Faulty electrical may operate perfectly until the final break. Yet these issues can escalate quickly to a complete system breakdown. Your furnace works hardest during the winter months. Unfortunately because of that, it is also the most likely time for failures to occur.

A mid-winter breakdown can be costly and uncomfortable, if not dangerous for you and your family. But it is entirely preventable. Yearly maintenance can help prevent these issues.

Our team of qualified heating professionals is available 24/7. They have all the equipment and parts to make any repairs and are ready to tackle your heating emergency anytime. But they’d prefer if you weren’t in that position. Call today to book your annual furnace maintenance and avoid the stress and cost of a winter breakdown.

We’re excited to announce brand new energy-efficient incentives and savings for homeowners in Ontario just like you. With the wide range of highly efficient HVAC equipment available today, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has created new incentives with increased savings up to $4000!

Doyle, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is a participating, fully licensed contractor for delivering the new eligible equipment and rebates. Find out if you qualify below.


If your home is heated electrically you may be eligible for…

Up to $4,000 in savings when you purchase a high-efficiency heat pump. This applies to ductless heat pumps too.

heat pumpWhat is a heat pump?

Air source heat pumps collect heat from the air outside your home and concentrate it for use inside, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. Since they operate by moving heat instead of generating heat, heat pumps can provide similar heating and cooling at as little as a quarter of the cost of operating a traditional furnace or air conditioner.

Why should I upgrade to a heat pump?

  • A heat pump will reduce your electricity usage by up to 60% compared to electric furnaces, radiators, and baseboard heaters.
  • High-efficiency heat pumps dehumidify the air in your home, resulting in less energy usage and greater comfort.
  • For older homes with plaster walls or homes without ducts, air-source heat pumps are available in a ductless version called a mini-split heat pump.
  • Save up to $4000 with new rebates by the Ontario Government!


If your HVAC equipment runs off propane, oil, or electricity you may be eligible for…

$600 in savings on premium energy star certified central AC units.

If your home or cottage is still running off expensive propane, now is the time to make the smart choice to reduce your utility costs with a new AC unit.

Our technicians are fully licensed & insured to convert oil or propane systems to new energy-efficient HVAC models. Based on your budget, needs, and space we’ll provide you with a premium air conditioning unit that is eligible for savings. Along with your HVAC equipment upgrade we’ll submit the rebate application on your behalf and ensure you have the proper paperwork to receive your cheque in the mail from the IESO!

Make your home or cottage energy efficient from that attic to basement! Doyle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is a participating contractor for the sales, service, and installation of equipment eligible for these new rebates.

Contact our expert staff through the form below to access money-saving heating & cooling incentives in your area.