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Protect your home from the deep freeze

Jan 09, 2013

Extreme temperature, flood sensors offer peace of mind It’s that time of year again where strong winds, snow, ice and extreme cold weather sweeps across the country leaving many Canadians scurrying for the protection and comfort of their warm cozy homes. What many homeowners are now realizing is that it’s also crucial to protect their homes from nature’s elements and the potential problems caused by winters’ deep freeze.

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Children exposed to dangerous air at home

May 06, 2007 by Venmar

Survey finds homeowners still unaware of indoor air risks According to a recent survey by the Canadian Lung Association, 90% of homeowners polled were not aware that exposure to poor indoor air quality can lead to major health problems. Results from the study proved that the concept of indoor air pollution remains relatively ambiguous to most homeowners. Gerry Gagnon, Product & Market Manager for Venmar Ventilation, the leader in state-of-the-art air ventilation …

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Benefits of a Bio-fuel Fireplace

May 30, 2012 by Ventless Fireplace Pros

Although bio-fuel fireplaces have been appreciated by many people for quite some time, it has not been until recently that they really exploded in popularity.

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Air Purification Made Affordable & Practical

May 22, 2012 by Air Purifiers Direct 2 U

Air Purifiers Direct 2U is going after their market share of online air purifier sales by continuing to find and add Top Products to its online retail website. Their most current acquisition is the Vortex Desk Lamp with a SPI Air Purifier .

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Are Electrostatic Filters Too Restrictive?

May 04, 2012 by Never Buy Another Filter

They can be. Not all electrostatic air filters (also called washable , permanent or lifetime air filters) are made alike. Consider these 3 factors before purchasing an electrostatic filter.

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How to Clean an Electrostatic Filter

May 04, 2012 by Never Buy Another Filter

Here are some pointers on the proper way to clean your electrostatic filter to make it last for many years...

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Indoor Air Quality - An Engineer's Opinion

Apr 12, 2011 by AtlasCare

There’s no doubt about it. We spend a lot of time indoors enjoying the luxury of our homes – especially during our cold Canadian winters. That’s why it is so important to address Toronto air quality as part of the comfort mix. Many distinguish the comfort of their home by the temperature it keeps. While that is certainly an important factor, it is critical to note the air you breathe plays a huge part in your health and overall well-being.

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Get Relief from Spring Allergies with Air Filtration Products by Healthy Home Filter Company

May 04, 2012 by Healthy Home Filter Company

Spring allergy season has started for most parts of the country. Homeowners can take simple and affordable steps to protect their indoor air from airborne allergens. Replacing your disposable air filter with a BoAir™ 5-Stage electrostatic filter and installing an Austin Air Allergy Machine HEPA room air purifier can bring dramatic relief.

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Go Green By Switching to Permanent, Washable Furnace and Air Conditioning Filters

May 04, 2012 by Healthy Home Filter Company

Over 95 million American households throw away disposable air filters on a regular basis. Stacked up, these filters would reach 6,000 miles high, or the height of 25,333 Empire State Buildings. Most of these filters are made from non-biodegradable spun fiberglass and are clogging up landfills.

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A Whole-House Humidification System Offers Benefits Portable Units Don’t

Feb 01, 2012

Dry winter air can be problematic. It can cause sinus and respiratory problems; it can also damage wood products in your home, like floors. Both whole-house and portable systems will send moisture into the air, and help to remedy dry air conditions. Adding moisture to the air can also help you with energy savings, because moist air feels warmer than dry air, so you can lower your thermostat

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Evaluating Your Home’s Air Leaks? Call In An HVAC Professional If You Find These Problems

Jan 27, 2012 by Arpi's Industries Limited

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency by sealing its air leaks is an effective method to control heating costs, but leaks can sometimes lead to big problems. If you find air leak problems, you should call an HVAC professional.

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Manage Home Equipment This Winter By Prepping With These Energy Savers

Oct 12, 2011 by Arpi's Industries Limited

While homeowners get out and enjoy the last vestiges of warm weather, this season is the best time to prep your home to endure Calgary’s harsh, cold winter. There are a variety of ways to get your home ready, with varying degrees of cost and difficulty:

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How Can I Improve The Efficiency Of My Boiler System?

Oct 06, 2011 by Arpi's Industries Limited

Home owners who heat their homes with boilers have several options to improve efficiency. If your system is old, inefficient and possibly unsafe, a retrofit may be able to upgrade it. However, be sure to compare the costs of a retrofit with the costs and benefits of replacement. Some retrofits apply to both gas and oil-fired systems, but some are fuel specific.

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Four Things You May Not Know About Heating With Wood

Sep 23, 2011 by Greenwood Clean Energy

As long as there has been wood to burn, man has used it to stay warm. Our ancestors who discovered fire had the edge on a renewable heating source that is not only cost-effective, but also an environmentally friendly way to heat the home. Still, many of today's homeowners rely primarily on oil, gas, and propane oil to heat their homes rather than looking to wood. Why? It could be because they don't have the facts about burning wood efficiently or are unaware of today’s high-efficiency wood-fired home heating appliances.

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Venting Options For Furnace Replacements

Sep 21, 2011 by Arpi's Industries Limited

Replacing your furnace is a huge undertaking. Not only is it a significant investment, but choosing systems and features to optimize efficiency and energy savings takes time and knowledge. One element that is important to consider with furnace replacements (and installing systems in a new construction) is where to vent the furnace.

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Are Heating And Cooling Needs Shaped By Degree Days?

Sep 20, 2011 by Arpi's Industries Limited

It’s fairly easy to assess the electricity consumption of your home using a smart meter, but what can you do to find out exactly how much electricity your air conditioning and furnace consume? Calculating heating degree days (HDD) and cooling degree days (CDD) shows the fuel consumption of each piece of equipment to determine efficiency performance. Once you know that, you can better evaluate how much energy savings you’ll recoup from upgrading.

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Waiting To Schedule A Fall Tune-Up? Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Winter Sets In

Sep 12, 2011 by MeCC Interiors

Did you know that fall is the best time to schedule your furnace’s preventive maintenance? There are several reasons that fall is the ideal time, including beating the rush. Most homeowners want to schedule maintenance in the fall in order to get their furnace systems in the best shape possible before cold weather sets in, and to prevent interruptions in heating when it’s needed the most.

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The Cooling Season In Calgary May Be Near The End, But Preventive Maintenance Should Not Be Ignored

Sep 09, 2011 by Arpi's Industries Limited

The time to turn up the air conditioning and cool off the house may be over soon — but that doesn’t mean you should ignore preventive maintenance for HVAC systems. It’s actually a common misconception that you only need to perform maintenance on your cooling system before Calgary’s warm months. In reality, the best way to ensure that your system is fully functional and operating at peak efficiency is to conduct preventive maintenance at the beginning and end of each season.

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Upgrading Your Air Conditioner? HVAC Lingo You Should Know

Aug 18, 2011 by Arpi's Industries Limited

In areas such as Calgary, Alberta, it is very important for homeowners to have dependable heating and air conditioning systems. If your system is not performing to your satisfaction, you might be considering an upgrade. Before you commit to an HVAC upgrade, though, you should become familiar with some key terms used for such projects.

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