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  Poor indoor air quality can be concerning throughout the year, as the Canadian Lung Association estimates that the average Canadian spends up to 90 percent of their time indoors. This problem is amplified during the winter months, as people tend to spend a great deal of time taking shelter from the cold weather in […] Read More

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  While most new homes are built to be airtight for more efficiency in heating and cooling, poor indoor air quality can be a side effect. Our weather - cold winters, hot summers - means we have to keep windows and doors closed throughout most of the year.  As such, typical pollutants like dust, dust mites, […] Read More

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When you’ve incurred the expense of installing a high-quality, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, the last thing you want is for its efficiency to be compromised with a mediocre support system. Yet, ductwork is often the most ignored component of a home comfort structure. Knowing how your ductwork will impact your HVAC […] Read More

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Selecting the right HVAC air filter for your home can often be a confusing process, with so many products available in the market. Being able to choose the best air filter takes a basic understanding of MERV ratings (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value), and how they reflect the quality of the filter. An air filter’s MERV […] Read More

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The ductwork in your home plays an essential role in keeping you and your family comfortable all year long. Ducts supply heat and cool air to all of the rooms in your home. When ducts become dirty or obstructed, they can cause a number of problems that affect the comfort level in your home, as […] Read More

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Keeping your home comfortable during the winter months can be an expensive task if you don’t make the proper preparations before the worst of the weather hits. The following tips can help get your home ready for winter and reduce home heating costs and energy usage.   Have your HVAC system serviced: Make an appointment […] Read More

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The extreme weather patterns as of late means that most of us are keeping our homes closed up for much of the year. In most parts of Canada temperatures are at times close to 30 degrees in the summer, yet winter’s arctic weather systems bring extremely cold conditions - bringing a whole new meaning to […] Read More

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What Are Air Exchangers And How Do They Work?   As the name denotes, air exchangers are used to exchange stale indoor air for the fresh air outside. You can think of it as a more efficient means of opening a window. In an effort to remain as energy efficient as possible, over the past […] Read More

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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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No matter where you spend your time, whether it’s a house, apartment or an office, you should be concerned about the quality of the air in your indoor environment. Poor indoor air quality is capable of causing an array of health problems including asthma, infections, nasal congestion, fatigue, nausea, chronic lung diseases and even lung […] Read More

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