As heating bills continue to rise, consumers find themselves contemplating what is more important: home comfort or manageable expenses? Canadian winters can be brutal and it is a great relief to go from the freezing cold into a warm and cozy home. However, it can be a challenge to find the balance between a hospitable atmosphere and one that causes excessive financial strain.
When the winter weather strikes, and we begin to crank the furnace to keep warm, there might be some noticeable changes to your indoor air quality. The air, as you may have noticed in the winter, is dry! That dry air affects your indoor air quality. It's great to turn the heat up during the winter months, but it can dry you out, literally! A great tool to ease that dryness is to start using a humidifier (or to break it out again). Here are some benefits that come with using a humidifier.
If you felt more of the cold than you would have liked during this January’s plunge into the negative 30’s, it’s time to take a closer look at your HVAC system. Often, there are a few simple fixes or maintenance tips that change the way your HVAC operates that will make your home significantly more comfortable when you need to stay warm.
Duct work is used to distribute conditioned air throughout a house, however, homes can lose air from a variety of reasons. For example, leaks, holes or poorly connected ducts. May not seem like a big deal, but it can result is much higher utility bills and can cause difficulties keeping all rooms in a home comfortable.
Here in Canada, it is still ice cold, but many are lucky to get away for a little March Break or Winter Vacation to get that much need dose of sunshine! Here are some things to consider to make sure your house and HVAC system safe and sound while you are enjoying the time away from home.
Although the snowflakes keep deciding to show up here and there— there is good news. Spring is on it’s way! As a result, it’s the perfect time to start preparing your home to go from operating in the winter to welcoming warming weather (happily too, we may add)!