Author: Jeffrey Garcia

Combat Indoor Air Pollution with Plants

Pollution has been one of the most debated and discussed problem due to the fact that it spreads like wildfire all across the globe. From underdeveloped and third-world countries and even to the countries and places with the most advanced technologies and developed industries, pollution is a great threat to humanity and the environment.

Pollution is an environmental problem that affects almost every living thing and can result to bigger challenges such as climate change, global warming, ozone depletion, ecological imbalance and a lot more that has negative effects on the environment. Two most significant types of pollution would be air and water pollution.

It is said that air pollution was once an outdoor problem but recent studies show that … read more...

Why Choose a High Efficiency Gas Furnace

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 that … read more...

Are You Getting Sick By Your AC Unit?

The quality of the air that circulates inside your Clarence-Rockland, Ontario home is important. But it is essentially more significant with the onset of the cold season when you are all forced to seek for warmth and comfort from the confines of your home. But the air quality inside your home is compromised by grime like human hair, dust, and pet dander. There’s no denying that dirty air inside your home can cost you a lot of money that is why preventive measures count more than ever.

The following are helpful suggestions, courtesy of Bulldog Heating and Cooling Clarence-Rockland, on how to understand how your air conditioning works to ensure that the air you breathe is pure.

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Failing to Maintain Your HVAC System Could Be Costly

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There is no way to know when the next emergency will arise.  According to the furnace professionals, 25% of Canadian households do not have any money put aside to cover the cost of emergency HVAC repairs? Among the portion of the population that has money set aside to cover emergency repairs, half has $1,000 or less, which might not cover the cost of getting a new furnace installed. You need to be prepared and have some money put aside to avoid finding yourself with no heat in the middle of the cold winter.

Why HVAC Systems Break Down

A recent report found that a fifth of HVAC systems break down were caused by the same common issues. These are … read more...

Plumbing Basics Tutorial

Many people know how to flush a toilet, turn on a sink or take a shower but few people can accurately explain how the plumbing in their house works. It is not rocket science but it is a little complex in nature to get all the plumbing in your house coordinated and working right. If you are one of those people who does not know very much about how your plumbing works then read on and learn some simple facts about your household plumbing. Here is a quick plumbing basics tutorial.

Getting it all Started

Many people do not realize exactly how much plumbing runs through the walls, floors and ceiling of their home. There is literally hundreds of meters … read more...

Top Three Plumbing Myths You Need to Know About

Misinformation about plumbing and you need to know about

Most homeowners do not really know a lot about heating and plumbing. If you are like most homeowner, you probably take the good functioning of your plumbing system for granted. There is actually a lot of misinformation about plumbing that you need to know about these three myths from experts. Check it out below.

Myth #1: Clean Your Garbage Disposal with Lemons

There are many sites that claim you can save money on cleaning supplies by cleaning your garbage disposal with lemons. Throwing some crushed lemons or other citrus fruits in your garbage disposal will not clean it. It is true that your garbage disposal will have a fresh and lemony … read more...

A Temporary Fix for a Leaky Ceramic Pipes

Tips on how to fix leaky ceramic pipes

When ceramic comes to mind, you may only be thinking about clay pots, delicate figurines, or dishes. You probably are not thinking about the drainpipes in your sewer. Ceramic is not a strong materials and you do not want it for your sewer system. Ceramic pipes were commonly used in homes between the 1920s and 1980s. It is no longer used in recently constructed homes because it is expensive to produce pipes made of ceramic, but the installation is also labor intensive. Additionally, the number of cracks and leaks that occur with ceramic pipes is alarmingly high.

If your home has ceramic sewer pipes, both your plumbing system and home are likely … read more...

How to Correct Low Water Pressure Problems

Have you ever gotten into the shower and found that the water is barely trickling out of your showerhead? It can be very frustrating. Sometimes low water pressure can be due to a clogged showerhead; however, at other times, it can be due to low water pressure inside your home or low water pressure due to municipal issues that are beyond your control. Continue reading to learn more about pressure tanks and pumps.

Low water pressure can be quite frustrating, even though it is not a pressing problem. Extremely high water pressure, on the other hand, can stress your plumbing system and damage your plumbing fixtures. Low water pressure can make a shower unsatisfying, you may hear whistling sounds coming … read more...

How to Install a New Drain Plug for Your Bathtub

How to install a universal drain plug into your existing bathtub

Canadians and people around the world often do not think of the importance of a bathtub drain stopper; however, this important piece of plumbing equipment is essential for baths. If you only take showers, you may not even own a drain plug. However, in order to enjoy a nice, hot relaxing bath, you need a drain plug. Continue reading to learn how to install a universal drain plug into your existing bathtub.

A Do It Yourself Guide to Plumbing Repairs in the Bathroom

There are several reasons why you may need to install a new drain plug for your bathtub. If your stopper leaks, your bath can be interrupted … read more...

Tips for Selecting The Best Plumber

Tips in Choosing the Best Plumber

Within every home, there are countless different plumbing fixtures, pipes, and appliances that use water. At any given time, any one of these systems may experience a problem. This makes sense when you think about just how often you rely on these appliances and fixtures in your daily life. If and when you do experience a plumbing problem, one of the first issues you need to address is how to choose the best plumber for the job. The following tips will help you decide which of the many plumbers working in your local area are the most qualified to take on the repairs.

1. Ask for personal recommendations

Sometimes, the best way to find … read more...