For many homeowners, winter is not their favourite month of the year. Why? Well, despite the snow and hot chocolate in front of a fire, the cold winds will often enter a person’s home through window and door cracks making a residence uncomfortable and chilly. How can one combat this? Is it possible? Of course, it is!
There are numerous methods of heating a home and beating the winter blues. Electric heating is an option, but it can be very expensive. Wood fires are another option and cheaper than electricity; however, this can be difficult to manage and is not very effective. Solar heating is energy-efficient but only efficient during daylight hours. So, what is a positive choice? Nothing seems to be working. Don’t worry, the best heating system for a home is typically an energy efficient furnace, and this article will list reasons to argue its case.
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We get a lot of questions about HVAC systems from Toronto homeowners that have become our sales and service customers over the years. Many of these questions are asked over and over. Because of that we thought we would share a few that might help you out with a similar HVAC question you might have on your mind.
Question: My HVAC is maintenance free right?
A: Absolutely not. Although HVAC systems very rarely break down and they are one of the most durable products you can buy they still require routine care. It is recommended that your local HVAC service tech come out to your home and inspect the system and clean it at least once a year. During this service call they will replace filters as necessary, clean and adjust the burner unit (what you save in gas and oil in a year alone after doing this will most … read more... Continue reading →
Many people assume that the quality of air in their home is good just because their home is enclosed on all sides and overhead but this would be a big misconception. In a study done for the American Lung Association it was found that some of the homes that were looked at were up to 5 times more polluted than outside air. Almost every home studied also had at least one serious health concern too. So as you can see most homes can stand for some improvement when it comes to inside air. Here are some great ways to improve the quality of air in your home and make it safer too.
Start on the Outside
In order to make the inside of your home better you need to start on the outside of it.
Keep water away from your foundation
It’s no secret that some of the biggest pollutants … read more... Continue reading →