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Maintaining indoor air quality is a constant struggle, especially in cold weather. Your furnace starts up, the windows stay sealed shut, and doors are only open long enough to step quickly through before they’re closed. Consequently, the concentration of toxins rises in interior spaces. Luckily, houseplants are an effective tool to automatically clean some of […] Read More

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  Invisible and odourless, it is little wonder that carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer. This deadly gas can be produced by a number of household appliances including gas ranges, fireplaces, furnaces and other sources. So it is absolutely imperative that safety measures are taken to protect yourself and your loved […] Read More

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Has the air in your home begun to feel uncomfortably dry? If so, it may be time to consider the benefits of adding a whole home humidifier. Severely dry air that reaches a humidity level below 30 percent can spark a host of health issues. These issues include respiratory irritation, nosebleeds, uncomfortably dry nasal passages […] Read More

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Buying a new air filter for your air conditioner or furnace can easily become overwhelming. There are a number of different options available on the market and knowing to choose the best air filter for your household takes a basic understanding of MERV ratings. Most HVAC air filters are labeled with a MERV rating. An air […] Read More

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Many households face the challenge of being stuffy due to inadequate airflow. In many areas, indoor air can be surprisingly more polluted than outdoor air, requiring air cleaning methods to achieve high levels of clean air. If such systems aren’t functioning properly, dirt is likely to accumulate on various surfaces, sometimes causing clogging or malfunctioning […] Read More

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While homeowners know they need to wipe down countertops and other surfaces to control bacteria, mold and other biological contaminants, they often fail to consider what to do about those found in the air of their home. Bioaerosols are a major component of indoor air pollution and include bacteria, mold, viruses, pet dander and dust […] Read More

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When our parents went shopping for a new heating system, they basically had one option: a fuel-burning furnace. These days we have a variety of much better options, ranging from high-efficiency furnaces to solar, electric and geothermal models. You should take your time and do some research so you can make a well-informed decision on […] Read More

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With the colder winter weather approaching, Ontario homeowners should be considering the condition of their home’s furnace. Is it working properly? Furnace troubleshooting can save you a lot of money and ensure the safety of your family. There are a number of things you can do to detect problems or even prevent them from starting. Keep […] Read More

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If you’re like most homeowners in Ontario, you might not know much about MERV ratings. That’s understandable because the cheap, one-inch air filters you can find at a local store appear to do a sufficient job cleaning your air. The truth is, however, that they do a poor job of removing particles from your air […] Read More

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Now that summer is over, it’s time to start thinking about and preparing for the cold weather ahead. There are a number of small things you can do around your home, each of which can make a big impact on increasing your home’s heating efficiency and reducing your overall heating costs.   October is an ideal […] Read More

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