Tuesday, 4 March 2014

DIY Tools: What You Need In Cleaning Your Ducts

Cleaner air ducts means you and your family can breath easier and live healthier.
However, not everyone owns a high-powered vacuum system to eliminate dust buildup lurking around the ducts. Here are some of the things you need to clear your air ducts up from various dirt accumulation:

Heavy-duty gloves
Remember to use heavy-duty gloves to protect your hands from potential contaminants that may irritate your skin.

A screwdriver can help you remove screws that bond and hold the air duct covers in place.

Vacuum cleaner
Use a vacuum cleaner with an attached hose to reach down to sweep up the dust that accumulated in the blower compartment and the return-air boot

Cleaning brush
The sucking force of the vacuum cleaner may be too strong and may damage the walls, so go for a stiff bristle brush to wipe out any dirt or debris on the sides.

Rags or paper towels
These will be used to cover up the supply air registers or the return-air grille plates to keep the dust down while you do your work. These can also help you brush off the remainder of dust particles which fall off from the ducts.

If you want your complete duct system spic-and-span, it's better to consult a professional duct cleaning company which uses appropriate equipment to effectively extract heaps of dirt and debris.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Hiring a Pro for Duct and Furnace Cleaning

There are various parts of the house that require regular cleaning and maintenance in order for them to function efficiently. Ducts and furnaces are perfect examples of items that need to be checked on a regular basis, since they not only affect the quality of indoor temperature, but also your home's energy consumption. Though there are techniques for cleaning them by yourself, nothing beats having a professional do it. Here are a few tips when choosing a furnace cleaning provider.

  1. Check their track record and reputation – Research and due diligence will come a long way as far as choosing the right cleaning experts is concerned. Be sure to check the track record of the cleaning company you intend to tap for the job and find out the reputation they built in their years of service.
  2. Examine the services – Another thing you should do is to examine the list of services they are offering. Go for the ones that offer the most comprehensive services that will cover all areas that affect the performance of your ducts and furnaces.
  3. Approved and recommended – Lastly, find out their standing as far as regulating groups and other organizations are concerned. Check if they are members of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and if they received exceptional ratings for providing quality customer service.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Furnace Died? What to Do Until Calgary Furnace Repair Experts Arrive

Winter has been particularly harsh this year, and just recently a massive storm hit Canada’s Atlantic regions. reports that:

    A massive and powerful storm was causing havoc across eastern Canada on Sunday, causing a multi-vehicle pileup that shut down a bridge linking two Maritime provinces.

    Environment Canada says the major winter storm blanketed New Brunswick with snow overnight Saturday and into Sunday and brought a mix of rain, freezing rain, ice pellets and snow to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

    “We saw quite significant amounts of snow in eastern New Brunswick, anywhere from 41 centimetres in Bathurst to 31 centimetres in Moncton,” said meteorologist Jeremy March in Halifax on Sunday.