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15 Energy-Saving Tips to Boost Efficiency at Home

Homeowners are often looking for ways to save money and the environment, and one way to do this is by cutting down unnecessary energy use. By updating or changing the way you use your home appliances, you can increase your home’s efficiency, protect the environment, and save on your annual utility bills without compromising comfort.…

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How UV Lights Make Your HVAC System Better

Enhance Your HVAC System With UV Lights Although your HVAC system’s primary purpose is to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, it can also play a key role in maintaining your home’s indoor air quality. Along with physical filters, UV lights can work with your HVAC system to neutralize mould,…

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How to Remove Allergens From Your Home

If you or someone in your household is experiencing a runny or stuffy nose, a scratchy throat, or itchy, watery eyes and you’re not sure why, it could be because of environmental allergens in your home. If you can determine what your allergy triggers are, you will know where to focus your efforts to eliminate…

How Rain Affects Your Home

Rainfall is great for your lawn, garden and any trees on your property. Your home? Not so much. Yes, houses are designed to withstand the elements, including heavy rainfall. But rain can still cause damage when, for example, it accumulates near the foundation or seeps in through cracks, an unmaintained roof, or poorly sealed windows…

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Heat Pump vs. Air Conditioner: What’s Best for Your Home?

If you’re looking to keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer, you have two main options: a central air conditioner or a heat pump. But how are these two systems different? Which one is the right choice for your home? This guide will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of both so…

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Furnace Air Filter Types and How to Choose The Right One for Your Home

We may not think about it often, but the air we breathe is essential to our health and wellbeing. Air filtration is an effective way to trap airborne pollutants — and choosing the right filter is the first step to clean and healthy air. (Air filters are also important to maintaining your furnace and AC.)…

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Do My Air Ducts Need Cleaning?

Do My Air Ducts Need Cleaning? Your home should be a comfortable place with clean air free of dust and other irritants. If you have a central heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, a lot of that air will be circulated through your home’s air ducts — and you might wonder if those ducts…

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How Ductless AC Works: Benefits and Options

If your home doesn’t have the ductwork for central air conditioning, don’t despair! Ductless AC is an effective alternative that can keep you cool and comfortable on the hottest summer days.Keep reading to learn more about how a ductless AC works and the benefits it can provide for your home. What is Ductless Air Conditioning?…

Do I Need an Air Purifier?

If you spend a lot of time inside, the quality of the indoor air can matter a lot to your health and comfort. Pets, dust, smoke, cooking and cleaning all release particles into the air that can irritate your lungs and contribute to asthma symptoms. While opening windows can help by bringing fresh air directly…

What to Consider When Replacing Your AC Unit

During a scorching-hot Canadian summer, you probably don’t think twice about the comfort your air conditioner brings to your home — until something goes wrong. And when that happens, the question becomes: can my AC be repaired, or does it need to be completely replaced? This brief guide looks at why AC units typically fail and…