In 2000, the City of Edmonton ended its practice of softening the water supply. Today, if Edmonton homeowners want to enjoy the benefits of soft water, they must take the initiative to have a water softener installed themselves.
During our years in business, we have learned that the more our customers know about heating and cooling in Edmonton and surrounding areas, the better prepared they are to make good decisions when it is time to repair or replace their home heating and cooling systems. With that goal in mind, we present the first of our blog postings for your information. Be sure to check back often for updates, as we plan to add additional information as it becomes available.
Are you wondering whether regular maintenance of your home or business’ air conditioner is an unnecessary expense? The reality is that routine care for your cooling unit is the best way to extend its lifespan and ensure maximum operating efficiency, all while keeping down the cost of repairs.
There are plenty of reasons to look forward to summer in Canada: warm weather, sunny days by the pool, backyard barbecues with family and friends. As you plan for the season ahead, however, you should also anticipate a few plumbing problems that are particularly common at this time of year. Here are five issues to watch out for and how to fix them.
It’s important to deal with air conditioner issues promptly. Even minor problems can affect the performance of your unit and accelerate wear and tear. Plus, with summer quickly approaching you don’t want to ignore the early signs before it’s too late. Here are five easy to recognize signs that your AC needs some TLC!
From small retail stores to large grocery outlets, most commercial operations use HVAC systems to keep their employees and clients comfortable throughout the year. However, it’s important to keep them clean. Here’s what you need to know about HVAC maintenance for your business.
UV antibacterial systems are a new type of technology that can improve the air-quality in a home thanks to ultra-violet light.
Owning a pet can improve your quality of life, but it often has the opposite effect on the air quality in your home. Animal dander is a common trigger for allergic reactions that cause dry eyes, coughing, sneezing, headaches and respiratory problems.
A constantly running toilet is a common problem and a major annoyance, not to mention a waste of water.
If your basement floods, getting rid of the resulting water will be just one of your worries. Issues such as mould, bad odours and water-damage can be just as problematic and take longer to resolve. That’s why prevention is key and why installing a sump pump is a must.
You might start noticing that your sink suddenly doesn’t drain quickly enough, or maybe you’ll find your toilet water is bubbling and there’s a gurgling sound in your pipes. It’s easy to push these signs to the back of your mind, but ignoring these problems could lead to a serious and sometimes expensive issue. Malfunctioning or blocked drains have the potential to damage your home and significantly disrupt your household.
To keep your furnace working efficiently and help prevent malfunctions, your furnace filters need to be replaced or cleaned on a regular basis.
Which scenario sounds less stressful: having to schedule an emergency furnace repair in the middle of a harsh Edmonton winter or, having your furnace checked out by a certified professional long before the first flake even hits the ground? It’s a no-brainer. Keep reading to learn about the top benefits of servicing your furnace before winter starts, and why it matters.
When it comes to your home cleaning checklist—how often does duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, or furnace and air conditioner maintenance make the list? Most Edmonton homeowners overlook these important, but easy to forget maintenance tasks. Keep reading to learn why neglecting the quality of your indoor air can have a serious impact on your health.
You depend on your furnace to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter long, so it’s wise to make sure it’s in tip-top shape, especially considering that heating and cooling costs account for nearly 50% of the energy needs of the average Edmonton home. Maintaining your furnace is one of the best ways to ensure you get peak performance from your furnace so you can improve its energy efficiency and keep your energy costs low—keep reading to learn how.
Did you know that the average home gathers about 40 pounds of dust every year? It’s true! In fact, much of it ends up in your air ducts where it gets circulated with the air blown through your vents. So unless you get your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis, there could be years’ worth of dust and allergens being blown into your home every time you run your home’s cooling or heating systems.
While air conditioning can be a lifesaver during the warmer months, many of us are on the lookout for strategies to reduce our energy bills. Here are five ways you can make air conditioning your home more cost-effective.
As summer wears on and temperatures climb, your energy bills tend to follow suit. However, by adopting some energy-savvy solutions, you can buck this trend. Here are five ways to cut your air conditioning costs.
If ice begins to form on the evaporator coil or on other parts of your AC unit, it’s a sign that your machine isn’t functioning optimally.
Edmonton may have cold and long winters, but the summer heat that the city can experience is nothing to take lightly. At Modern Air & Water, we keep an eye on temperature trends to better provide our clients with HVAC services in Edmonton, including air conditioning installation and repair. Here's some important information to help you get ready for the next heat wave.
The best way to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home during the hotter months is to have a central air conditioner installed. While some people opt for a window unit, there are numerous advantages to choosing central air conditioning instead. At Modern Air & Water, we provide central air conditioning installation to Edmonton area homeowners so they can keep cool all summer long.
Allergy sufferers don't have the easiest time in Edmonton. High pollen levels cause nasal congestion, itchy eyes, skin rashes, and sneezing. Last spring was particularly difficult as, according to Star Edmonton, the city experienced its highest pollen levels in years. This year, take matters into your own hands. Modern Air & Water provides furnace and duct cleaning in Edmonton that can help transform your home into a safe refuge from pollen and other allergens.
Have you considered getting your home's air ducts professionally cleaned but didn't think it was in the budget? At Modern Air & Water, we offer great promotions, specials, and discounts on our Edmonton air duct cleaning services designed to make them more affordable for both new and repeat customers. All you have to do is take a look at our current promotions and let us know which one you think is best suited to your needs. Our technicians will take care of the rest.
Many people don't realize just how much they rely on their hot water heater until it stops working. We use on-demand hot water for a plethora of everyday tasks, including cooking, cleaning, bathing, and more. At Modern Air & Water, our technicians provide hot water heater installation in Edmonton. If you're not sure whether it's time to replace your hot water heater, then this guide is for you. Here are some factors to take into account when making your decision.
Everything in your home needs to be maintained on a regular basis for maximum efficiency. You already know that you need to keep your windows and roof well maintained. Did you know that your air conditioner and air ducts also require regular maintenance?
There are few things in the world we take for granted more than fresh, contaminant-free air. When you have it, you don’t have to think about it. When you don’t have it, however, it becomes a big problem. What’s more, many of the causes of bad air quality, such as clogged filters or fungus growing in a duct can take a while to develop. As your indoor air quality gets slowly worse, your nose and other senses slowly get used to its effects. You may not even notice anything is wrong until things have gotten pretty bad. Professional indoor air quality testing in Edmonton is, of course, the only way to be absolutely sure of the quality of your air.
As one of the most important appliances in any home or business, the furnace has a significant impact on the comfort and energy-efficiency of your property. You can keep your furnace running smoothly for a long time to come by performing some maintenance tasks yourself, and by scheduling regular furnace cleaning in Edmonton from a trusted HVAC company such as Modern Power Vac.