Avoid Unnecessarily High Energy Bills with These Simple Tips for Keeping Your House Cool

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

pexels-photo-196649It’s not unusual for the Barrie region to experience several heat waves through the summer.

For most people, air conditioning is considered an essential, in the car, home and office. Air conditioning gives us a place to cool down, which prevents heat-related illnesses, improves air quality by circulating and filtering the air, allows for a better sleep and protects your belongings.

But, even the most efficient air conditioners can increase your energy bill when run for excessive periods of time.

Luckily, there are some things you can do to optimize the effectiveness of your AC and stop wasting energy. If you don’t have air conditioning, most of these tips can still be used to keep your home cool!

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Cleaner Air by Using the Right Air Filters

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Use the right air filter for cleaner airThis winter and spring we endured a roller coaster of different temperatures – one week it was chilly, the next freezing, and the next feeling like spring. These constant weather changes truly test the ability of our home furnace systems. With the summer months coming, you can bet that our air conditioners will be put through similar temperature changes.

In order to keep our heating and cooling systems running to their highest efficiency, it is crucial to take care of them.

The easiest way to constantly maintain your heating and cooling systems is to frequently check and change the air filter located next to the air handler of your furnace. The air handler is the large box containing the furnace fan and fan motor.

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Spring is in the Air! Keep Allergens Out of Your Home with Indoor Air Quality Equipment

Friday, March 31st, 2017

kid-1241817_640Spring is in the air, and we all know what that means; allergy season is among us! For some of us, we have to endure allergies all year round. It can really put a damper on our every day lives and restrict us from doing the things that we really love to do.

Unfortunately, allergens follow you everywhere you go, even your home. In fact, your home is a breeding ground for more than just pollutants from the outdoors, such as pollen, ragweed, etc., biological contaminants from within your home also pollute and negatively affect your indoor air quality. This means, that those of us who suffer from allergies aren’t even safe from the air in our own homes!

This especially goes for children. A child will breath in more air in relation to their body weight than those in older age groups. Therefore, they are breathing in more pollutants, affecting them more negatively. If your home’s indoor air quality is poor, the pollutants in the air can effect breathing, lung and heart conditions.

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How to Balance the Temperature Around Your House

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

How to balance the temperature around your houseWhether it is summer or winter, we rely on our heating and cooling systems to make the temperature in our homes comfortable. However, sometimes you may notice that some areas in your home are more comfortable than others. You may wonder how that could be possible if you have set your thermostat to a specific temperature. What is preventing the air flow?

Here are a few reasons as to why the temperature in your house isn’t balanced, as well as some tricks to remove these barriers.

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Why Having a Home Humidifier is Important for Your Health and Home

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Having a home humidifier is important for your health and homeWinter is here. Ever since the temperature has drastically dropped and snow started to fall you must admit, you can feel the dryness lurking in the air. Your skin becomes dry, nose bleeds become more common and your overall health tends to float down the drain. Household property is even affected by the lack of humidity in the air. This blog will outline issues that dry air can cause as well as how to tackle it.

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How to maintain ideal humidity levels in your home

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Fix home humidity with an HRVDuring the winter months, what was once a good level of humidity in your home might now be excessive. Cold air cannot sustain much water vapour and so condensation may start to appear on your windows as a result.

Opposite to high humidity, you could be experiencing excessively dry air instead.  If cold air is coming into your house through air leaks you will experience dryness in your home. Maintaining a comfortable level of humidity inside can be a balancing act. You want the air to be moist enough to prevent sinus problems such as nosebleeds, but not too moist or else you are at risk of experiencing mould, mildew, and rotting problems over time.

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How To Fix Condensation And Humidity Problems In Your Home

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Over the course of the winter, we get a lot of calls from customers about humidity and condensation problems in their home.

Home Windows CondensationMost people know how to remedy the lack of humidity in their homes, but want to know what to do about excess humidity and condensation. Complaints range from the issue of finding condensation on windows to water running down the windows and ruining sills and floors.

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Keeping Your Home Sufficiently Humidified

Monday, November 30th, 2015

When winter comes rolling in full-force, you are going to turn to your home heating system in order to keep your living space warm and cozy during the coldest time of the year. However, you must remember that maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home alone may not be enough to keep it truly comfortable. While your heating system may not dry out the air in the way that running an air conditioner non-stop can, it also will not humidify the air. Because the air outside in the winter is so much drier than in the summer, anyway, this can lead to excessively dry air in your house. That is why you may want to use a whole-house humidifier in Barrie, ON. If you decide to do so, be sure to schedule service with the technicians at Custom Comfort ClimateCare.

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Should I Invest in an Air Purifier?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout your home is really only part of the equation in terms of living comfortably. To achieve the level of comfort that we believe you deserve, you must also attain and maintain great indoor air quality throughout your living space. In order to do so, you may just find that some help is needed. While there are certainly a number of different ways in which your indoor air quality may suffer, the good news is that there is also an appropriate solution for any such issues that you may face. For many, the use of an air purifier in Barrie, ON is that solution. Read the information below, and remember to contact the professionals at Custom Comfort ClimateCare if you require any air purification services. 

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3 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 27th, 2015

When you have a reliable heater and an effective air conditioning system installed in your home, you are well on your way to living in the complete comfort that we know you deserve. However, you must remember that living in absolute comfort requires more than just successfully regulating temperatures in your home; you must also maintain high indoor air quality throughout your living space. Unfortunately, this is something that too many homeowners fail to do. Oftentimes, homeowners may simply not realize that their discomfort stems from subpar air quality in their living spaces. If you’d like to improve your indoor air quality in Sandy Cove Acres, ON, just give us a call. The IAQ specialists on the Custom Comfort ClimateCare team are happy to help. 

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