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Why Heat Recovery Ventilators Are Valuable for HVAC

After a long, arduous day at work, coming home to breathe in the scent of stale and stuffy house can be unnerving. Instead of lighting scented candles and incense, using chemical sprays, and trying to mask the smell, there are other actions you can take to breathe easily.
Air quality can be affected by humidity, […]

DIY Dryer Repair: Don’t Drown in the Details

Some dryer problems can be managed by do-it-yourself fixes using a few basic tools and some technical knowledge. With a screwdriver, a ratchet set, and a multimeter (or continuity tester) you might be able to handle some small repairs. However, if you don’t know the workings of the machine, it’s best to call the […]

Should My Air Ducts Be Cleaned If My House Is Brand New?

Remember when you first decided to build a house? Remember the excitement of driving by and seeing the big hole in the ground, the foundations, the walls, and now, finally, a finished product? The contractors are gone, the paint has dried, it is plumbed and wired — and so are you. You walk through […]

How Weather and Seasonal Changes Affect Your Air Ducts

Ductwork throughout your home delivers cool or heated air into living spaces. It can also return stale air to your HVAC system. Many homeowners forget to clean and maintain their air ducts because they are hidden from view. Consistently maintain your ducts and have them cleaned regularly to keep them operating efficiently. If you […]

Three Reasons Your Dryer Is Getting Too Hot

While clothes dryers frequently get hot, high temperatures are not normal and can be downright dangerous when the dryer overheats. Besides scorching your clothes, a dryer that is getting too hot can catch fire. There are several issues that cause a dryer to overheat; here are the top three reasons for this:

Thermostat Malfunction […]

Your Chimney Is Telling You It Needs Cleaning

There are a few signs of a dirty chimney that shouldn’t be ignored, because it’s best to have your chimney cleaned before problems arise. When your chimney cries for help, it may provide some signs:

Buildup

Built up creosote is a leading cause of chimney fires, which often lead to house fires. Recognize the signs of […]

Six Ways to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

Maintaining the air quality in your home is important. Your home is where you eat, bathe, dress, and sleep. Because you probably spend the majority of your time at home, the quality of its air can affect your health. If you are a parent, air quality can affect your child’s lungs and ability to […]

Can I Clean My Chimney Myself? (Hint: Probably Not.)

A clean chimney has isn’t just about appearances. Maintaining a clean chimney will help to keep your home safer and its occupants healthier. If a chimney is neglected, your loved ones could be breathing in ash or your home could catch fire.

Essential Chimney Cleaning

Those of us in the Great White North often experience long, […]

Reasons Why the Dryer Vent Needs Professional Cleaning

Have you noticed a burning smell coming from your dryer or are surprised with how hot the dryer gets on the outside? When was the last time it was cleaned? Cleaning your dryer vents is serious business; a poorly maintained vent can lead to a fire. If you are planning on cleaning vents yourself, […]

Why Proper Home Air Ventilation is a Must

Good air quality starts with proper ventilation. Clean air circulating throughout your house is extremely important to ensure the health and safety and you and your family. Poor ventilation can lead to issues like respiratory problems, microbial growth, and the accumulation of dust and allergens. Here are three reasons why your home needs proper […]