Thursday, 28 May 2015

You might have seen the latest Lennox commercials for their spring promotion. We...

You might have seen the latest Lennox commercials for their spring promotion. We're running the deal here so call us for more info. http://pub.vitrue.com/7rhN


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The XC20 is the newest air conditioner in the Lennox Elite® series. It’s the fi...

The XC20 is the newest air conditioner in the Lennox Elite® series. It’s the first cooling unit in the series to communicate with the iComfort Wi-Fi® thermostat, so you can get all the advantages of this smart technology. http://social.lennox.com/xUH


Monday, 25 May 2015

If you're looking for a good project in your kitchen, install a water filtration...

If you're looking for a good project in your kitchen, install a water filtration system. Not only will you spend less money on bottled water, it's also a great addition that can increase your home's value.


Thursday, 21 May 2015

Summer is approaching, so take advantage of the Lennox spring promo before time...

Summer is approaching, so take advantage of the Lennox spring promo before time runs out. Call us today to learn how to save up to $1,800 on a new system. http://pub.vitrue.com/jjEo


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Lennox XC25 is the most energy efficient air conditioner you can find. Disc...

The Lennox XC25 is the most energy efficient air conditioner you can find. Discover What Perfect Feels Like. http://pub.vitrue.com/7Y6N


XC25 Air Conditioner

The Lennox XC25 Air Conditioner is the most precise and efficient air conditioner you can buy.

Friday, 15 May 2015

The Risks Mold Poses To Indoor Air Quality

The Risks Mold Poses To Indoor Air QualityThe life cycle of Mold relies on propagation via airborne spores. When Mold intrudes into the indoor environment, these airborne spores can have a seriously detrimental effect on a building's air quality. Airborne mold can have a number of detrimental health effects for many types of people. Infants, children, and people who have pre-existing respiratory problems are particularly at risk. Some individuals are especially sensitive to mold and can start experiencing adverse reactions even after extremely brief exposures.

Humidity and high moisture levels are the most favorable conditions for the growth of mold. Potentially-harmful mold isn't always visible; molds growing inside the structure of a building can pose just as much of a threat as those on finished surfaces in plain sight. These unseen mold deposits often make themselves known via a distinctive, musty odor. A host of different building materials can provide a breeding ground for harmful mold, including drywall, wood, carpet, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, and certain types of insulation.

The potential adverse health effects of mold are many. High mold levels may cause some or all of these problems:

* cold- or flu-like symptoms including coughing, congestion, and runny nose
* headaches
* irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat
* allergy flare-ups
* breathing problems
* asthma attacks

Protecting your home from mold is not necessarily difficult. These steps will all help:

* Check for mold growth in air conditioners, air filters, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers.
* Dust regularly and maintain high standards of cleanliness.
* Air out your home to prevent moisture build-up.
* Make sure your roof drainage (e.g. gutters and downspouts) is functioning properly. Leaks can introduce rainwater to your home.
* Use exhaust fans while performing high-moisture activities like cooking, bathing, and doing laundry.
* Repair water damage to your roof and walls as quickly as possible.
* Use detergent to promptly spot-clean any mold you encounter.
* Check your indoor humidity levels with a hygrometer. Relative humidity should be under fifty percent in the summer and under thirty percent in the winter. Get a dehumidifier if your home does not achieve these levels.

For persistent mold problems like recurrent outbreaks and persistent musty odors, working with professionals is frequently the best way to resolve the issue. Consult a reputable mold removal and ductless air company to get to the root of your issues and resolve the problem. Working with a good air conditioning company may also help you monitor and lower your home's humidity levels.

Poor Air Quality In The Home During Summer Is Caused By Mould

Poor Air Quality In The Home During Summer Is Caused By MouldMold propagates by simply releasing spores into the air. When the spores are suspended in the air, they constantly degrade air quality in the room. Living in a room with spores suspension usually causes allergic reactions along with other respiratory related health conditions. People residing in such building including babies, toddlers and those individuals with deteriorated immune systems are always affected. Those who are sensitive to mold usually develop reactions shortly after they get exposed.

Molds thrive well in building with damp or humid conditions. They can grow on walls, cracks and crevices, unexposed regions hidden behind household items and materials. When you encounter a musty smell then it is clear evidence that shows that mold is present in your residence. Molds can develop on carpets, cellulose insulation, wallpaper, drywall, ceiling tiles wood along with other household items.

Mold can lead to development of health conditions ranging from mild to severe. They include:

1. Breathing difficulties.

2. Increased asthma.

3. Increased allergies.

4. Rampant headaches.

5. Congestion, runny nose and cough.

6. Nose, eye and throat irritation.

The following guidelines will help you eradicate molds in your home.

1. Inspect the humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners and air filters; ensure that there are no molds that are collected.

2. Maintain your eaves-troughs in your home in a good condition, thus ensuring that water is well drained hence preventing accumulation on your foundation wall that may encourage mold growth.
3. Ensure that your home in well cleaned and free from dust.

4. Ensure that your house is well ventilated. A well ventilated home will remove moisture from the house thus discouraging mold growth on your walls.

5. Keep exhaust fans running when taking a shower, cooking and doing your laundry.

6. Check the level of humidity in you residence using a hygrometer, utilize your DE-humidifier to maintain proper humidity level (ensure that the relative humidity is at 50% during the summer and below 30% during the winter.)

7. Repair leaking roofs and walls.

8. Clean moldy surfaces using a detergent.

9. Reduce the number pets, fish tanks and indoor plants in your residence; they can elevate humidity levels.

If you encounter a moldy surface, smell a musty odor, it is prudent to contact a mold removal professional. If you experience deteriorated air quality in you residence or want to reduce humidity, getting assistance from air quality and dustless air conditioning professional is important.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

How To Control Mold In A Building

How To Control Mold In A BuildingMolds multiply by releasing their spores into the air. Mold spores can cause the air in a building to become contaminated. If humans are exposed to mold for long periods it can cause health problems. These health problems may not only affect those living in the building but also those who visit the building as well.

Molds grow when a building becomes very humid. In these situations mold can usually be seen on several surfaces in a building. However, it may sometimes be hidden behind items in a home such as carpets or wallpaper. It may also be behind building materials such as ceiling tiles, drywall and wood. Musty smells are usually a good indicator that mold is present in a building.

Mold can cause health issues such as:
  • Irritation of the eyes, throat and nose
  • Congestion which leads to coughing
  • Runny nose
  • Persistent headaches
  • Breathing problems
  • Allergies and asthma

If you wish to remove mold from your home then you should use the following steps.

  • Do a thorough check of all areas in which mold may have a chance to grow, such as in air conditioners, dehumidifiers, humidifiers and air filters.
  • Prevent your home from getting too damp by directing water away from the foundation walls of the house.
  • Dust your home often.
  • Make sure that you keep your home well ventilated. A well ventilated home is less likely to have a lot of moisture on the walls and windows.
  • Use exhaust fans. These are especially useful when you are taking a shower, bathing or cooking.
  • Invest in a hydrometer, since this will you tell you the amount of humidity in your home. If the humidity in your home is above 50% in the summer and above 30% in the winter, then you should consider purchasing a DE-humidifier.
  • Humidity levels can become high when you have too many plants, pets or fish tanks inside your home, so limit these as much as possible.
  • If your roof or walls begin to leak, try to fix them quickly.
  • Clean all moldy surfaces with detergent as soon as you see them.

If you see more mold growth than you think you can handle or if you smell strong musty odors, it is always best to call a company that specializes in mold removal. Ductless air conditioning companies will also be able to help you if you think you have poor air quality in your home and want to decrease humidity.

We're still offering great seasonal promotions. Don't hesitate, call us today!

We're still offering great seasonal promotions. Don't hesitate, call us today!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

When making purchase decisions, it is important that you choose a matched system...

When making purchase decisions, it is important that you choose a matched system. Here is a great write up by Lennox that explains the benefits of matched systems. http://pub.vitrue.com/MFbF


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Toronto AC Repair, or Have a Ductless Air Conditioner Installation


Do you need Toronto AC repair or do you want to replace your old system? With the vital function that air conditioning serves, it is important for both to be carried out as soon as possible. The AC helps maintain indoor air quality, which is why if you have a malfunctioning or broken AC during the hot months, it can be more than just a bit uncomfortable; it can also be detrimental to health. AC Repairs There are various signs that there is something wrong with your AC system. If there are any odd noises whenever the unit is in operation, this can mean a faulty part; the same is true for strange odours. If your bill is getting higher, you may also be dealing with an inefficient AC.
http://www.lairdandson.com/info-articles/toronto-ac-repair-or-have-a-ductless-air-conditioner-installation/

Monday, 11 May 2015

The Role HVAC Companies in Toronto Plays in Keeping Indoor Air Quality


Keeping good indoor air quality (IAQ) is important for any building. A compromised IAQ can be harmful to the health of the inhabitants. That alone is enough reason to pay significant attention to its status. Causes of Problems with IAQ There are a lot of things that can affect the quality of air inside buildings, including interaction between furnishing and materials, activities done inside the building, the occupants of the building, and the climate. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) stated that IAQ has become a principal concern regarding health and safety. In the organization’s FAQ, causes of IAQ problems may be one or more of the following: indoor environment (encompassing insufficient humidity, temperature, and lighting, or excess noise), air contaminants (chemicals, moulds, gases, odours, vapours, bacteria, fungi, and dust), and inadequate intake of outdoor air.
http://www.lairdandson.com/info-articles/the-role-hvac-companies-in-toronto-plays-in-keeping-indoor-air-quality/

Lightbulb Guide: Incandescent bulbs hog energy and last only 11 months, compact...

Lightbulb Guide: Incandescent bulbs hog energy and last only 11 months, compact fluorescents (CFL) use 75% less energy and last 9 years, and light-emitting diodes (LED) use 80% less energy and last 23 years. Choose wisely when replacing bulbs!


Friday, 8 May 2015

As we get closer to the summer months, the sun's light becomes more direct. Try...

As we get closer to the summer months, the sun's light becomes more direct. Try to keep your curtains closed during the day to keep out excess heat.


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Feel perfectly comfortable at home with Lennox's innovative heating, cooling and...

Feel perfectly comfortable at home with Lennox's innovative heating, cooling and air quality system. Learn more about the Ultimate Comfort System™, which includes the XC25, the most efficient air conditioner on the market. http://pub.vitrue.com/9P0H


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A Ductless Air Conditioner in Toronto Helps You Save on Cooling Cost

A Ductless Air Conditioner in Toronto Helps You Save on Cooling CostThe decision to install either a centralized air conditioning or a ductless air conditioning system will determine how much you can save on installation costs and recurring monthly expenses. There’s no better way to start weighing your options than to understand how each system works. NRCAN.GC.ca defines central air conditioning and mini-split (ductless) air conditioning as follows.

When it comes to the cost of installation, maintenance, and repair, a central AC unit is often costlier than a ductless AC. Installing a central AC system, after all, involves a considerable amount of labor since it usually requires putting up ducts and wires within the walls and ceiling. Meanwhile, installing a ductless air conditioner in toronto involves nothing more than creating a hole in the wall to aid the piping and securing the unit on a mounting plate.

Besides the cost of installation, homeowners must also base their decision on their actual need for air conditioning as well as the climate conditions in their area. For instance, Toronto residents have to put up with higher levels of humidity during the summer due to the city’s proximity to Lake Ontario. For this reason, it is crucial to ask the right questions before deciding what sort of air conditioning system to purchase.

Does the whole house need to be air-conditioned or would cooling in one or two rooms be sufficient? Room air conditioners offer an effective, low-cost approach to providing comfort in a small space, up to three rooms, with minimum installation effort. Central air conditioners and heat pumps are used to cool the entire space. Central air conditioners are cooling-only products, whereas heat pumps provide winter heating as well.

Ductless air conditioning in Toronto makes economic sense if only one or two rooms in the house have to be constantly cooled. However, this does not mean that there’s a need for more than one exterior component to support several units, which make this kind of AC even more efficient. If you’re thinking of installing one in your home, you may want to contact reliable cooling contractors like Laird and Son for expert advice and quality installation services.

Monday, 4 May 2015

To save energy, consider installing low-emissivity glass. This type of glass was...

To save energy, consider installing low-emissivity glass. This type of glass was developed to minimize the amount of UV and IR light that can pass through glass. This will lower heat and prevent fabric fading. Look for it at your local home improvement store.


Sunday, 3 May 2015

The average household spends more than $100 each year to power devices that are...

The average household spends more than $100 each year to power devices that are turned off. Unplug devices that are not in use to save!