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Leona Lowe

Tips to Keeping Hardwood Floor Warm

hardwood floorHardwood floors are a fancy and elegant addition to every home.  Although the hardwood gives your home an elegant finish, as well as improving your home’s value, it can get unpleasantly cold in winter. Aside from this, the wood can warp if exposed to moisture or uneven heating.  Nonetheless, investing in a high-quality heat and air conditioning unit can help preserve the floor.

 

Comfort vs. Aesthetics

Hardwood floors can get uncomfortably cold especially during the winter season. Investing in a radiant floor heating system, however, doesn’t solve the heating issue, as this could cause the wood to warp. This makes it hard for homeowners to decide on the best floor heating option to go for, considering radiant heating systems … read more

Why Choose a High Efficiency Gas Furnace

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According to Bulldog Heating & Cooling Ottawa, there are a couple of reasons why homeowners in Ottawa’s largest neighbourhood — Kanata, Ontario — make the switch from their conventional heating systems to a new high-efficiency gas furnace, and they are kind of obvious.

First of all, everyone wants to save money. And using an inefficient heating system costs more money to operate. All of us want to reduce our monthly utility bills, and upgrading to a high-efficiency gas furnace is the first step in that direction. The second is perhaps the most underrated yet has the biggest impact regarding our energy use, the realization that most of our sources of energy are finite. In short, the time will come … read more

Winter Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

Plumbing Tips for Homeowners During Winter

• Avoid frozen pipes. During winter, it is advisable that you keep an eye on water pressure; and the first sign that your water pipes are frozen is restricted water flow. When you notice this, it is important that you act fast. Call Rescue Rooter/ARS today.

• During the evening when temperatures are coldest, let the water trickle from the faucets at a width that’s slightly smaller than a pencil’s. This will help prevent freezing since moving water doesn’t freeze.

• During winter, drain outdoor pipes and disconnect garden hoses to protect them from getting damaged. Garden hoses that are left connected can have ice forming in/on them during cold snaps, leading to pressure … read more

Tips for Replacing an Old Furnace

Furnaces are one of the most efficient heating options for any home or commercial building. They offer a number of advantages over other types of heating systems. For instance, they can be controlled using a single thermostat and can help improve indoor air quality. Likewise, they can last for years and are extremely low maintenance. Just like any other mechanical system, however, they eventually wear out. When this happens, you will need to replace your old furnace with a new one. There are a number of important things to think about before buying a new furnace including the following tips.

Price

Your budget will play a key role in determining which furnace you can buy. Even if you can’t afford … read more

Tips & Pointers on Choosing a Qualified Plumber

There are all sorts of fixtures pipes and other forms of plumbing running through your house. Due to the amount of water a household can use these pipes and fixtures get just as much use as any other thing you own. Due this fact alone it should not be surprising that you may have a problem with your plumbing from time to time. When a plumbing problem arises many times we may wonder how to locate a trustworthy and qualified plumber. Here are a few tips and pointers which will help you find a plumbing company which is respectable in your community, on who will make the trip to your home and fix all your plumbing issues.

1. Word of … read more

What’s The Best Type of Air Conditioner for My Home?

These days, we all have plenty of choices when it comes to installing an air conditioning in your home. You may go for an inexpensive window unit, a mid-level split air conditioning system, or simply go with the old faithful central HVAC system. With so many options, you may start asking yourself what’s the best choice for air conditioning your home, and indeed, each of them provides a variety of pros and cons, and the best decision can vary from one individual to the other. However, in the vast majority of cases the best choice is by far getting an air conditioner which is part of an HVAC system. Here are some of the reasons why:

1. Aesthetics

Since HVAC … read more