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5 signs you need a dehumidifier

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High humidity can damage your home. Outdoor humidity levels tend to jump during hot summer months. If you don’t take steps to control the humidity indoors, you may have to deal with poor air quality and costly repairs. Here are five signs it’s time for a whole-home dehumidifier. 1. Condensation on windows and doors Your…

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How does a humidifier help combat dry winter air?

Winter brings cold, dry air, and your home’s furnace only exacerbates the problem. If you experience dry, itchy skin, a sore throat, nosebleeds and static electricity, your home’s humidity levels are likely too low. A whole-home humidifier can make your home more comfortable in winter and save you money on energy bills. Here’s how: What’s…

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How do tankless water heaters work?

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Tankless water heaters are gaining popularity as more people realize their advantages over hot water tanks. If you’re building a new home or replacing your existing water tank, a tankless water heater could be a perfect solution for your hot water needs. Here’s an overview. How a tankless water heater operates Tankless water heaters are…

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How heat recovery ventilators work

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A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) complements your existing furnace or home heating system, increasing efficiency and helping your HVAC system reduce your energy bills. It works independently of your furnace and recycles the heat inside your home, making it a worthwhile addition to any heating system. The Aire One Heating & Cooling team helps people…

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How many BTUs does your furnace need?

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Are you shopping for a new furnace in Guelph, Cambridge or Kitchener and surrounding areas? If you are, you’ll probably hear your HVAC contractor use the acronym BTU. BTUs indicate how effectively and efficiently your furnace will heat your home. How many BTUs do you need for your home? Read on. What is a BTU?…

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How to maintain your water softener

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A water softener prevents limescale build-up in your plumbing, water heater and appliances. When you use a water softener, you avoid iron stains in your sinks and toilet, and your skin and hair feel soft and supple after a shower. A water softener requires a little maintenance to do its job correctly. Here are five…

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6 Reasons Your Air Ducts Smell

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Your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is supposed to keep the air inside your home fresh and clean. So, when a funky smell comes from your air ducts, you know there’s a problem. However, determining the exact problem depends on the type of smell. Here’s how to identify HVAC problems with your nose.…

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The importance of AC fan coil maintenance

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Evaporator and condensing fan coils are essential parts of your home’s air conditioning system. Therefore, keeping them maintained and cleaned will help your unit operate efficiently and prolong its lifespan. Here’s some helpful information on how to maintain your AC fan coils. How AC fan coils work Typical air conditioning systems consist of two units,…

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