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What’s Building Up in Your Air Ducts?

The end of spring brings warmer weather, copious blooming flowers, the return of insects, and porch weather. It’s also the time of year for many seasonal allergy triggers. When you have allergies, the last thing you want is to come home to your sanctuary, only to be sneezing and rubbing your eyes inside too.  …

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How to Keep Your Indoor Air Feeling & Smelling Fresh All Year Round

According to Health Canada, the proper ventilation of air is essential for improving indoor air quality. Both natural and mechanical air ventilation systems keep fresh air circulating through our homes, improving both the feeling and smell of the air we breathe. The Importance of Ventilation Natural ventilation refers to the easy, natural movement of air,…

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5 Strategies to Improve Air Quality During a Home Renovation

Have you ever noticed the incredible amount of dust and particles in the air around a construction site? Ever wondered where it all goes?    It’s one thing when construction work is happening outdoors with open-air ventilation and nature to disperse it, but what happens when it’s a renovation inside your home? The answer is…

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Are Your Dirty Air Ducts Costing You Money?

Have you noticed your energy bills increasing lately? The cause might actually be your dirty air ducts! Chances are, you haven’t given the cleanliness of your air ducts a second thought, but besides affecting your health, it could also be decreasing your energy efficiency. If you haven’t had your ducts inspected or cleaned in a…

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Is My Indoor Air Quality Affecting My Asthma?

There are plenty of environmental and lifestyle factors that can impact your asthma, but did you know that your house could be one of them? The air quality in your home has a lot more to do with your asthma than you might think, and bad air quality can silently impact your comfort and health.…

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How Smart Home Systems Can Help Lower Your Utility Bills

At Clean Air Solutions, we are all about improving home comfort (and health!) When we head into clients’ homes for duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, and fireplace and chimney cleaning services, we notice that more and more Albertans are using smart home systems to control their homes’ heating and cooling systems.   Connecting the utilities in…

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5 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill in the Winter

It’s that time of year again! As temperatures drop below zero, it’s only a matter of time before winter returns to Alberta. But with winter comes increased heating bills – something no Albertan wants to deal with, even if you’re a prairie winter veteran! Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive solutions out there for lowering…

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5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Furnace

Identifying When a Furnace is on its Last Legs For the Canadian homeowner, the possibility of a furnace breakdown is a thought that only begins to register when it’s already too late, like on a dreaded winter day when the temperature reaches a bone-chilling 30 degrees below zero.   Then, poof! Suddenly, your old furnace…

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How to Know When it’s Time for a New Furnace

When Should You Replace Your Furnace? At Clean Air Solutions, we get a lot of questions about furnaces and home heating systems in Edmonton. We’re not HVAC installers; however, we do know a thing or two about furnaces and we’re always happy to answer questions about your heating system and make recommendations. Before You Replace…

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6 Ways to Know if Your Home is at Risk for Mould Growth

Mould is a common issue in many homes, and if left untreated, it can cause structural damage and many negative health effects, from nosebleeds to worsening allergies. Studies even show a potential link between early mould exposure to the development of asthma in children. There are many different signs that could indicate a mould infestation,…

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10 Reasons Your Air Conditioner is Making Strange Noises

Why Is My Air Conditioner Making that Noise? The ideal sound for your air conditioner to make is no sound at all. Unfortunately, what starts as a low hum can sometimes develop into clicks, clanking, screeching, and squealing.  Not only is it loud and annoying, in some cases, noise from your air conditioner can signal…

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8 Ways to Be Energy-Efficient This Summer

As the weather warms up, you’ll want to keep your home cool as a cucumber, but there’s a balance between comfort, cost, and environmental responsibility. Luckily, energy efficiency is becoming easier to achieve with new technology and research.  Why Be Energy-Efficient? Energy efficiency means using less energy to get the same excellent heating and cooling…

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End of Season Furnace Maintenance for Spring

Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes warm weather and the perfect opportunity to clean and organize your home. Your furnace has just spent the last few months working overtime to keep your family warm over the winter. Now that the weather’s warmer, you’ll need to do some maintenance work to keep your furnace…

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How to Maintain & Clean Your Central Vac System

When something in your house sucks, that’s usually a problem, unless it’s your central vac. If your vacuum hasn’t been keeping up with your pets, kids, dust bunnies and crumbs, it could be a sign that your system needs a deep cleaning.    Typically, central systems have far more sucking power than a standard vacuum,…

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How to Check if You Need a Duct Cleaning

  There are two types of homeowners: those who have regular air duct cleaning built into their calendar, and those who can’t remember if they’ve ever had their ducts cleaned in their 20 years of owning the home.  If you’re one of the former, you can probably skip this post, because you’ll likely never see…

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7 Signs You Need to Book an Air Duct Cleaning in 2020

As a homeowner, you have plenty of priorities when it comes to cleaning. Keeping your appliances working well, your kitchen and bathrooms spotless, and preventing your kids’ bedrooms from looking like a bomb hit them is hard enough!   That’s why some people go years between their duct cleaning appointments without realizing the negative effects…

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3 Tips to Save Money on Air Conditioning this Summer

More Edmontonians than ever are investing in central air conditioning for their homes. The added comfort on hot summer days is often worth that initial investment, but how much are you paying to keep it running all summer?   3 Simple Fixes to Keep Your House Cool in the Summer Your air conditioner works hard…

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5 Important Signs You Need Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

Protect Your Home From a Major Fire Hazard People go to great lengths to protect their homes from a fire. They install fire alarm systems, are careful with their stoves and ovens, and make sure to blow candles out before leaving. Unfortunately, one common cause of house fires that often gets overlooked is your dryer.…

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