Entries by Jodie Barker

COVID-19: How to Protect Your Home

The novel coronavirus has effectively changed the world as we know it, at least for the time being. As the globe takes measures to manage the spread of the virus, you may be wondering just how safe you and your family are while you lay low in your homes. You may also be wondering who […]

Air Purifiers: How UV Light Can Help Keep Your Air Clean

You might have heard of UV light, and you’ve probably heard of air purifiers, but UV air purifiers? UV air purifiers are a safe and effective way to purify your home’s air, and they can easily be integrated with your existing HVAC system.  What is UV Light? UV, or ultraviolet, light is a type of […]

Air Purifiers vs. Air Filters: What’s Best for Your Home?

Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors. All that time inside can be harmful to our health, especially when it comes to air quality. Poor air quality can cause a variety of health issues, including nausea, headaches, coughing, and skin irritation. It has even been linked to problems with children’s development and lung disease later […]

Why Early Fall is the Best Time to Clean Your Ducts

Why Early Fall is the Best Time to Clean Your Ducts Wondering whether or not you should have your ducts cleaned? You’re not the only one.  Most HVAC companies maintain that duct cleaning is an effective way to keep allergens down as well as increase the health of your home. However, there are a few […]

Ottawa’s Guide to Water Heaters [2019 Edition]

Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Needs You likely don’t think about your water heater a lot unless it isn’t meeting your needs. There’s nothing worse than hopping in the shower and realizing there isn’t any hot water left. To help you avoid situations like this, it’s important to choose the right size and […]

Water Heater Tips & Hacks

Many of us don’t give a second thought to our hot water heater until there’s a problem which, more often than not, happens when we are hopping in the shower, tackling a sinkful of dirty dishes, or drawing a bedtime bath for the kids.   Our hot water heater is that piece of equipment tucked away […]

What Causes Hot Water Tanks to Fail (& How to Prevent It)

You go to wash your hands one evening, and you notice that the water isn’t hot.  Hmm…  It’s time to relax, so you decide you’ll investigate later. The next morning, you go to take a shower and… Before you can finish, you’re drenched with a cold conclusion. Something is definitely up with your hot water […]