Category: Home Comfort

  • Ceiling fans help distribute heat

    I like to clean my house from top to bottom during the middle of the winter. In the spring, there is simply too much to do outside. In January, when the outdoor temperature drops down into the negative digits, I’m trapped inside. There’s plenty of time to do a very thorough job. I launder bedding […]

  • Snowmelt system linked to boiler

    It automatically melts away snow and ice, eliminating the need to shovel, plow or figure out snow removal. My local area frequently makes the national news for our winter weather. We set records for sub zero temperatures and snow accumulation. The extreme conditions tend to last for more than half the year, creating a great […]

  • Choosing a rooftop unit for commercial space

    I spent nearly two years looking for the perfect commercial property to purchase with the purpose of opening a coffee shop. I was hoping for a very visible location with plenty of parking. Big front windows and sufficient square footage for a prep area, display case, seating, storage, an office and bathrooms was important. My […]

  • Replacing attic insulation to improve energy efficiency

    In my local area the summer temperature frequently climbs into the high eighties for even the nineties. The humidity is brutal. During the winter, the temperature regularly plummets into the negative digits. The wind chill makes it dangerous to spend much time outdoors. We often accumulate multiple feet of snow in a single overnight span. […]

  • Holding off on furnace repair leads to replacement

    I waited as long as possible before calling for furnace repair. I should have scheduled professional service as soon as I noticed an issue with the heating system. By holding off, I ended up with a much bigger disruption and expense. Initially, the furnace was running for longer cycles than usual. I suspected that there […]

  • Importance of air conditioner maintenance

    Just like any piece of equipment that is continually required to operate, air conditioners require regular maintenance. Otherwise, performance gradually diminishes. Along with the wear and tear of handling the summer workload, there are potential issues from sitting idle. The best time to schedule professional service is in the spring, prior to starting up the […]

  • Geothermal heat pump is worth the higher investment

    Another advantage is that the one unit handles both heating and cooling Geothermal heat pumps are significantly more expensive than more conventional temperature control options. However, these innovative systems combine both heating and cooling capacity and also provide a virtually free source of hot water. Using only a minimal amount of electricity to run the […]

  • Refrigerant leak leads to air conditioner replacement

    A couple of years ago, during the middle of summer, I noticed that the house suddenly felt uncomfortably hot and sticky. I checked the thermostat and saw that the indoor temperature was much higher than the desired setting. Holding my hand up to a supply vent, I felt warm air. When I called for a […]

  • Dehumidifier improves comfort and air quality

    Moving from the north to the south was a big transition. I was accustomed to winter temperatures in the negatives, snow for months at a time and relying heavily on the heating system. Sweaters, snow shovels and ice scrapers were necessities. I drove a four-wheel-drive vehicle and never dared buy tickets for an event scheduled […]

  • Looking into zone control

    Trying to maintain a single temperature throughout the entire house makes no sense. Each room has different requirements. In my home, there are rooms with large windows that are exposed to afternoon sunlight. Those spaces tend to heat up and feel warmer than the rest of the house. With one thermostat, there is no way […]

  • VRFs offer unique perks

    Until recently I had never heard of a VRF system. This type of system eliminates the single, large and noisy central unit with multiple, smaller indoor air handlers that can be individually controlled. Variable Refrigerant Flow systems have the ability to regulate the amount of refrigerant supplied to each air handler, making them extremely energy […]

  • Duct cleaning solves odor problems

    Last winter, I decided to cook salmon for dinner. The salmon was especially fishy smelling and tasting. The odor from our meal spread through the entire house. That night, when we noticed the scent was quite strong in our bedroom. The following morning, the odor continued to linger in every room. I tried vacuuming, lighting […]

  • Snowmelt system connected to boiler

    My local area frequently makes the national news for our winter time weather. My nice friend and I set records for sub zero temperatures plus snow accumulation. The harsh conditions tend to last for more than half the year, creating a fantastic deal of work, expense plus challenges. My nice friend and I need special […]

  • Replacing attic insulation to improve energy efficiency

    In my local area the Summer temperature frequently climbs into the high eighties for even the nineties. The humidity is brutal, but during the winter, the temperature correctly plummets into the setback digits. The wind chill makes it dangerous to spend much time outdoors. My nice friend and I often accumulate many feet of snow […]

  • Duct cleaning solves smell troubles

    The improvement was right away obvious Last winter, I decided to cook salmon for supper. The salmon was especially fishy smelling and tasting. The smell from our meal spread through the entire house. That night, when we noticed the scent was quite strong in our living room. The following afternoon, the smell continued to linger […]

  • Looking into zone control

    Trying to maintain a single temperature throughout the entire apartment makes no sense. Each room has unusual requirements. In my home, there are rooms with immense windows that are exposed to afternoon sunlight. Those spaces tend to heat up and feel warmer than the rest of the house. With one temperature control, there is no […]

  • Snowmelt system connected to boiler

    My local part frequently makes the national news for our winter time weather. My associate and I set records for sub zero temperatures and snow accumulation. The serious conditions tend to last for more than half the year, creating a great deal of work, expense and challenges. My associate and I need special clothing, vehicles […]

  • Choosing a rooftop component for commercial space

    I spent nearly two years looking for the perfect commercial dwelling to purchase with the purpose of opening a Tim Hortons Cappuccino shop. I was hoping for a actually visible location with plenty of parking. Big front windows and sufficient square footage for a prep area, display case, seating, storage, an office and bathrooms was […]

  • Replacing attic insulation to improve energy efficiency

    In my local part the summer time temperature frequently climbs into the high eighties for even the nineties. The humidity is brutal, but during the winter, the temperature officially plummets into the downside digits. The wind chill makes it dangerous to spend much time outdoors. My associate and I often accumulate numerous feet of snow […]

  • Ceiling fans help distribute heat

    I like to clean my apartment from top to bottom during the middle of the winter. In the Spring, there is simply too much to do outside. In December, when the outdoor temperature drops down into the drawback digits, I’m trapped inside. There’s plenty of time to do a legitimately thorough task. I launder bedding […]

  • Holding off on boiler service leads to replacement

    I waited as long as possible before calling for boiler repair. I should have stressed professional service as soon as I noticed an issue with the heater. By holding off, I ended up with a much larger disruption & expense. Initially, the boiler was running for longer cycles than usual. I suspected that there wasn’t […]

  • Refrigerant leak leads to air conditioner replacement

    Hardly any of years ago, during the middle of summer, I noticed that the apartment suddenly felt uncomfortably warm & sticky. I diagnosed the thermostat & saw that the indoor temperature was much higher than the desired setting. Holding my hand up to a supply vent, I felt moderate air. When I called for a […]

  • VRFs offer particular perks

    Until recently I had never heard of a VRF system… This type of system eliminates the single, pressing plus noisy central unit with multiple, smaller indoor air handlers that can be individually controlled, variable Refrigerant Flow systems have the ability to regulate the amount of refrigerant supplied to each air handler, making them harshly energy […]

  • Duct cleaning solves odor problems

    Last winter, I decided to cook salmon for dinner. The salmon was especially fishy odoring plus tasting. The odor from our meal spread through the entire house. That night, when my nice friend and I noticed the scent was quite strong in our home office. The following day, the odor continued to linger in every […]

  • Importance of air conditioner service

    Just like any piece of unit that is continually required to operate, air conditioners require regular service. Otherwise, performance gradually diminishes. Along with the wear plus tear of handling the Summer workload, there are potential troubles from sitting idle. The best time to schedule professional service is in the Spring, prior to starting up the […]

  • Importance of a/c repair

    Just like any piece of equipment that is continually required to operate, a/cs require official repair. Otherwise, performance gradually diminishes. Along with the wear and tear of handling the summer time workload, there are potential issues from laying idle. The best time to schedule professional service is in the Spring, prior to starting up the […]

  • Dehumidifier improves comfort plus air quality

    Moving from the north to the south was a large transition. I was accustomed to winter season hot plus cold temperatures in the downsides, snow for months at a time plus relying heavily on the boiler, but sweaters, snow shovels plus ice scrapers were necessities. I drove a four-wheel-drive car plus never dared buy tickets […]

  • Looking into zone control

    Trying to maintain a single temperature throughout the entire home makes no sense. Each room has different requirements. In my home, there are rooms with large windows that are exposed to afternoon sunlight. Those spaces tend to heat up plus feel warmer than the rest of the house. With one control unit, there is no […]

  • VRFs offer unique perks

    Until recently I had never heard of a VRF system, then this type of system eliminates the single, large & noisy central unit with multiple, smaller indoor air handlers that can be individually controlled, but variable Refrigerant Flow systems have the ability to regulate the amount of refrigerant supplied to each air handler, making them […]

  • Duct cleaning solves smell problems

    Last winter, I decided to cook salmon for dinner. The salmon was especially fishy smelling & tasting. The smell from our meal spread through the entire house. That night, when my buddy and I noticed the scent was quite strong in our bedroom. The following morning, the smell continued to linger in every room, but […]