Furnace Filter - Change MonthlyWinters in Edmonton are long and cold, the season has already began and our furnaces have started up. You maybe smelled the foul order of dust burning on the furnaces heat exchanger, you also might have noticed an increase in the amount of dust on furniture in the home, some of your family members have started to sneeze more when in the house. All of these things can be related to your furnace filter being clogged with dirt.
How air circulates through your furnace filterA dirty furnace filter is not only can cause many problems for home owners including the things mentioned above but also mechanical problems since the furnace has to work much harder to provide the same amount of heat throughout the home. Your furnace brings fresh air in from the outside and combines it with air in your return system which is collected throughout your house, this “cold” air passes through your filter system and is then heated and distributed throughout the house again. This cycle repeats itself over and over as you require more warm air during the winter months. (more…)
Duct Cleaner When & Why to CallCalling a professional duct cleaner requires that you know the reason’s why you would call one in the first place. Your furnace system is designed to carry both hot and cold air throughout the house providing you with comfort year round. The duct work is hidden between walls and floor joists, except for the registers you wouldn’t have any idea where the duct work is running. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t clean it. There is no exact timeline to follow when considering duct cleaning, but it goes with reason that if this system is carrying the air your breath throughout your home for you and your family to breath that you should clean these surfaces from time to time. (more…)
Mold is In Ours Homes EverydayIt’s safe to say that mold is in our lives every day, especially airborne mold spores that are easily spread outside by wind or rain and indoors by our heating and ventilation systems. Indoor environments are at the disadvantage of not having a good air flow and UV from direct sunlight to combat the efforts of mold growth. Outside sunlight reacts with moisture in our air and releases ozone. If you want to combat mold indoors we have to create our own ozone in a safe environment.
Mold grows quickly in the presence of water indoors(more…)