How to Save on Energy this Winter?

Use Free Heat Open the drapes and curtains on your sun facing windows during winter days to bring free heat into your home. Remember to close your window coverings when the sun goes down to keep the heat inside. Only Heat the Rooms you use If you have rooms that you use rarely, like guest rooms or large storage areas, close and seal off the vents in those rooms to be more energy efficient and direct the flow of air to the rooms you use most. Clean your Furnace Regularly Keeping your furnace and vents properly maintained will reduce energy consumption and help you save. Check your furnace filter monthly, and replace it when it gets dirty. Use Humidifier Get a humidifier to add moisture to the air. The air inside your home can become very dry. Moist air feels warmer and holds heat better, so a humidifier can help you feel comfortable when your thermostat is set at a lower temperature. Use Indoor Plant for Natural Humidity Indoor plants are best way to increase the humidity in your home. Such plants not only maintain humidity but also help clean the air inside your home and increase your décor too. Invest in Insulation Thousands of dollars are lost in energy costs each year due to escaping heat and cold air in homes without proper insulation. Make sure to check for any insulation damage or changes in your home. Limit use of Exhaust Fan Exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom pull the hot air that rises to the ceiling out of your home. Use exhaust fans sparingly, and shut them off when...

Ask the Experts: Duct Cleaning Facts

HomeBlog Lets go through the 5 W's to understand all about duct cleaning. What is duct cleaning? Air ducts may contain things like construction debris or dirt, fungus, pet hair or mould. These are produced by the constant use of heating or air conditioning in the house. This results in poor air quality. Therefore, duct cleaning removes all of these unwanted items and allows fresh indoor air quality. When should duct cleaning be done? It is recommended after every 3-5 years based on the specific needs of the house. However, it is also needed after construction work or major renovations. What to check before hiring a Duct cleaner? Every industry have an association that keeps check and lay standard for the Member Companies and partners. Check if the company has any relevant certification and association. NADCA is the association for Duct cleaning industry. Check online reviews. Reviews are best way to get an idea about a contractor or company. Customer’s feedback can play an important role in making decision before hiring a contractor/company.  Why is duct cleaning important for your home? Duct Cleaning improves the overall air quality of your home, which is essential for healthy breathing. The better air quality you breathe through, the better chances you have of staying safe from unwanted allergies, asthma and other sicknesses. Along with improving the air quality it also enhances the life of your equipment and reduce utility bills. What is time-frame for a good duct cleaning job? For an average 2000sqft home it takes from 1.5 to 2hrs to clean the system thoroughly. This includes upto 22vents and supply and return...

What do we mean by Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is termed as the air quality within and around buildings and homes, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. What are Indoor Air Pollutants? Air contaminants are pollutants that are present in the air and can put your health at risk. People that are more vulnerable to the health effects of air pollution include: Children Pregnant women Elderly those with Heart and Lung conditions There are 3 main types of Air Pollutants. Biological pollutants from living organisms like: mould and fungi bacteria house dust mites pollen and spores Chemical pollutants are gases, vapours and particles like: nitrogen dioxide (NO2) carbon monoxide (CO) formaldehyde lead asbestos ozone volatile organic compounds (VOCs) dust or particles (particulate matter) Radiological pollutants are radioactive substances radon According to WHO Indoor air pollution is worse than Outdoor air pollution.   Source: Healthycanadians.gc.ca...

What to Check before Hiring a Duct Cleaner?

There are several aspects, which we are here to guide you through! Firstly, make sure that the duct cleaners you are hiring are an outstanding member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). This is a non-profit trade organization that ensures the standards for safety, and cleaning of heating, ventilation and air conditioner ducts. Meaning, with NADCA certification, you know that the company can be relied on. Just go to www.nadca.com and you’ll be able to find all the companies that are a part of this association. Unique Furnace and Duct Cleaning Inc is a prominent member, and we humbly state that you can completely rely on us. Another point to keep in mind is that simply being a member of NADCA is not enough; but rather you should be choosing a certified technician. We can guarantee that our technicians are certified, and will provide quality service, since we have more than 20 years of experience. As you, our customers, have increased our experience, it continues to be our goal to serve you with the latest technology and quality work. Our team members are our family, and we have high standards to ensure everyone’s safety. This means quality work for our customers. It is our duty to provide our technicians with proper working material, and we always assure this type of procedure. More importantly, we are a part of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB), where our workers are no-fault insured. This makes us reputable and we have no hesitation in providing proof, because our customer’s trust is essential to us. After all, we are cleaning one...

It’s Time for Your Ducials

The breeze of fresh air in the place that belongs to you – your home. The mere thought of this idea is exhilarating. But now it is time to bring your thoughts into reality. Unique Providers is ready to provide you all with this experience by duct cleaning. They are not only limited to residential areas, but also serve commercial areas. Just like we have to unclog our pores for beautiful skin, similarly we should pay attention to what the root cause is for unclean air in the house. It is because the ducts are clogged just like the skin. Hence, the ducts also require proper treatment, in order to create a clean and healthy atmosphere. Once the ducts are clean, you will feel the difference between healthy indoor air quality versus old and unclean air. After all, nothing beats freshness. Duct cleaning is necessary especially during the fall, after the long and humid summer. Let your ducts have a “ducial,” just like you give your skin a facial. Unique Providers is ready to serve its customers with duct cleaning in Toronto and Mississauga areas. So why not take an advantage of their worthwhile service because healthy indoor air quality will keep you and your loved ones safe from unwanted odours. This will automatically make you have a positive vibe to lead your day successfully and these days can turn into months, even years. So pick up your phones and dial 905-456-8940 to book your ducial appointment this fall. Make sure it doesn’t clash with your...

Fall Cleaning Checklist

Fall is here and everybody is back to their work, school and business after a nice summer break. As summer is over and winter is approaching soon, fall is the best time to prepare for upcoming weather. Here we are discussing some Fall cleaning checklist that is very important for each household. Fall Cleaning Checklist Check weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows and repair or replace as per need. Check and clean the gutters and prepare them for winter. Clean the patio furniture and store them away if not required Drain the garden hoses and store them for next summer. Check the exterior paint and touch up as needed. If you have the pool, Drain the pool, and close it up for the year. Declutter and clean out the attic. Replace the furnace filter if you haven’t changed it within the past three months. Test all the smoke detectors at your home. Have carpets professionally cleaned if needed. Vacuum and spot-clean upholstered furniture and cushions. Get your air ducts clean before the winter starts. Clean air ducts will circulate clean and fresh air in winters....

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