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Unscrupulous Companies: Avoid Air Duct Cleaning Scams

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When a business offering necessary services has made itself profitable, others with less than honourable intentions are often bound to follow suit. In an interview between the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and Michelle Mason of Better Business Bureau (BBB), Mason states that out of the hundreds of air duct cleaning companies in operation, […]

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Five Ways Dirty Air Ducts Can Make You Sick

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Respiratory problems (sneezing, sinusitis, asthma, infection) are some of the adverse effects of living with dirty air ducts. Isolated health issues might occur, but those problems may worsen as you delay to having your air ducts cleaned. Pollutants amassing in the ducts might eventually increase the frequency of illness in a household or workplace — […]

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When to Know Duct Cleaning Is Needed ASAP

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Although you may have heard about the great benefits of duct cleaning for your HVAC system and health, you might still wonder how often cleaning should take place. How can you tell when your indoor air quality is not as good as you think it is? Unexplained Allergies or Illness If you notice a scratchy […]

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Are There Standards for Duct Cleaning and Cleaners?

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Duct cleaning is a job that several cleaning companies offer in the greater Toronto area. But are there standards for duct cleaning and duct cleaners? According to one Occupational Health & Safety website there are no known written standards. Yet there are still codes that reputable duct cleaning companies follow, making them more desirable to […]

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What to Ask When Looking for HVAC Service

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When hiring HVAC service, there are four things to keep in mind to get the best professional for the job: Inquire about “contractor requirements.” In most areas, HVAC workers are required to have two to five years of training. Proper training is important for both the installer and the homeowner. Properly trained HVAC technicians understand […]

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Determine if Your HVAC Cleaning Was Effective

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Did you vacuum out the vents for your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system, but you’re still having problems? Are the filters frequently clogged? Maybe your system isn’t running well or your air quality is not what it used to be. Troubleshoot your system to determine if your recent duct cleaning was effective or […]

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How Do Air Ducts Work? A Property Owner’s Guide

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Whether you own a single family home or a commercial property with tenants, your air duct function may not be in the forefront of your mind. The duct system in any structure serves a vital purpose; ignore ducts at your own financial peril. Here are the basics for any property owner to know about air […]

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Wonderful Ways to Maintain A Clean Furnace

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If you own a home, you know how important proper maintenance is. One system that’s often overlooked is the furnace. Unfortunately, ignoring or neglecting the furnace can lead to energy inefficiency and expensive breakdowns. You don’t want to deal with skyrocketing hydro bills or furnace replacement, especially if you’re already on a tight budget. Here […]

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How to Tell If Your Furnace Is Safe

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In your home the furnace is under a lot of stress; heating different areas of the house can cause a buildup of various deposits. This can not only be dangerous but also can reduce furnace performance. Recognize signs when the furnace should be cleaned:. Noises If your furnace is making noises that it didn’t previously, […]

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How To Prevent Asthma Attacks in the Home

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Asthma is a medical condition against which you cannot be immunized. It cannot be prevented. Many of us are born with it. Sometimes, it can be be caused by environmental factors. If you live with asthma, prevent asthma attacks by removing asthma-triggering allergens from your house. Protect pre-asthmatic infants and toddlers from attacks by following […]

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