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 […]
The Weirdest Things You’d Never Believe Duct Cleaners Have Discovered in Your Duct Work Ever wonder why your ducts may not be “bringing the heat” they used to? There could be several reasons, but one of the biggest is clogged ducks. You’d be as shocked as we are to hear about some of the strangest […]
A great question. While a standard vacuum hose can remove visible debris from the top of the registers and surface portion of the vents, proper duct cleaning starts with access panels at the furnace level.
Furnace Filters VS Duct Cleaning I have a furnace filter, so why would particles blow back up through the duct work? Because of static electricity and cohesive forces dust also gets stuck to every nook in cranny and every surface inside of the duct work, and it continues to build up collecting more and more […]