Archive | Heating-Cooling

Duct soup

So you’ve finally decided to install central air conditioning. And since you already have a forced hot-air system, all you have to do is plug the beast into the ductwork, right? Well, it may not be quite as simple as that. –Especially if you’re considering a more versatile yet more powerful heat pump. Warning: A […]

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Posted in Heating-Cooling, Indoor Air Quality667 Comments

Fly me to the moon— on my hot water heater?

Let’s hope you’re sitting down right now. Because if there’s a hot water tank below you, it could blast you right through the roof at any moment! Really, it could happen. Enough pressure (589,500 kPa) could build up in that water heater to make it take off like a rocket right through the floor above […]

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Posted in Furnace, Heating-Cooling478 Comments

7% of Canadian homes contain radon. Does yours?

Next to smoking, it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer. -You don’t want it in your home. The results from a two-year study conducted by Health Canada’s National Radon Program indicate that 6.9% of Canadians are living in homes with radon levels above the current radon guideline level, and there are no homes in […]

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Posted in Basement, Featured, Heating-Cooling, Indoor Air Quality, Specialized Inspections, Structure503 Comments

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