You’ve likely seen many ads for air duct cleaning and received countless annoying calls from overseas telemarketing companies trying to get you to sign up for the service (see here on how to stop those calls), but is duct cleaning really necessary? In this article, we’ll give you some of the facts to help you […]
What are the pros and cons of using duct cleaning robots? We’ll try to provide the facts and offer an unbiased opinion. Is there a place for robots in duct cleaning? The short answer is “yes and no”. It may be feasible to use this kind of a machine in some commercial buildings, but most-likely […]
Knowing about the basics of how your home’s appliances work means you’re more likely to be able to speak to an electrician, plumber, mechanic, carpenter or technician and help them get to the root of the problem quickly, saving you money. Here is a short list of the HVAC terms every homeowner should know to […]
Most homeowners never give their furnace a second thought other than adjusting the thermostats temperature and changing the furnace filter, but is there more to know about how the ducts in your house work? If having the cleanest possible air in your home and a substantial yearly saving, then this article might interest you. Your […]
Like servicing your water heater, furnace, air conditioner, dryer vents and water softener, most homeowners tend to neglect duct cleaning as they do the rest of their home’s appliances. So is it worth it or is duct cleaning a waste of money? Well the answer is it depends on you. Have you ever changed the […]
Is dust making humans fat? “exposure … implicated in weight gain.” Heather Stapleton, Duke University “Researchers are finding an ever-growing list of chemicals in dust…” “Dust gets resuspended when it’s disturbed and will recirculate throughout the house, picking up substances before returning once more to the floor. “Year over year, dust accumulates in the home,” Miriam L. Diamond, UofT “Dust from an old house may retain legacy pollutants such as DDT that were banned almost half a century ago, she says…”
As if our heating bills and energy costs in the Toronto Ontario area weren’t enough, the Canadian government saw fit to slap on some carbon tax to the pile. Anything we can do as home owners, commercial or even as renters to enhance our property energy efficiency is definitely worth a little bit of effort.
Why is that room always too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? Ever have a room at home or work that is either boiling in summer or freezing in winter? It may not be the insulation in the structure; it could be the duct work vents. If you don’t have duct […]