Garburators vs Green Bins

A garbage disposal unit is an awfully nice thing to have. However, with the advent of Calgary’s Green Bin recycling program for biodegradable waste, many people have come to frown on their use.   It’s A Good Thing The Green Bin program is making a real difference for the better. More than half of what

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Time Again to Think About Flood Mitigation

What a winter we’ve had, with few chinooks and much more snow than we’re used to in Calgary. If you’ve lived here very long, you know we could still see plenty of wet, wintry weather in April and May; you’ll want to keep that spring precipitation and melting out of your basement.   Icy Rooftops

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Getting Rid of Hard Water Deposits

Like we’ve said before, by global standards Calgary has a spectacular water supply– clean, safe and plentiful. The high mineral content, however, is problematic for most water handling surfaces and equipment. If you lack a water softener, or have only recently added one, you likely have hard water deposits to contend with. These are a

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Water Softening: Right For You?

It’s a fact that here in Calgary we enjoy one of the world’s safest, cleanest water supplies. It’s also a fact that our water supply has a fairly high mineral content; this is understandable considering our water comes to us via overland drainage from a mountain watershed– namely the Bow and Elbow rivers.   Calgary’s

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Inspection Services Save Lives!

We’ve very recently blogged about carbon monoxide (CO) detection and the rash of venting problems occurring this winter, but we were shocked and saddened by the recent tragedy of a twelve-year-old Airdrie boy who died from CO poisoning in his own bed. The source of the gas was found to be a condensing boiler unit

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Central Humidifiers in Calgary: Full Steam Ahead

It’s the one thing every newcomer to Calgary seems to agree on: “wow, it’s really dry here.”  If you’ve been here a while, you’re familiar with our skin flaking, lip cracking, semi-arid climate. So far, this winter has been pretty rough for humidifiers because of the wide temperature swings we’ve experienced, with severe cold snaps

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Carbon Monoxide Risks

The dead of winter is peak season for carbon monoxide risks; that’s when all your gas-fired appliances are working overtime. We all know that carbon monoxide asphyxiation can spoil your whole day, but for some people chronic low-level exposure can be a problem too.   Why It’s So Dangerous Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless,

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Cold Spell Alert!

Make Sure Your Gas Appliances Can Breathe With the current cold spell and recent snowfall, we are getting a rash of calls right now concerning furnaces, water heaters and boilers conking out. A large number of these failures result from snow and frost obstructing the vents and/or fresh air intakes of gas appliances. This is

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Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems

Even the finest quality tap water contains things you don’t want. Why not treat yourself to the purest, best tasting water available?   The Universal Solvent Water is known as the universal solvent because given time, it is capable of dissolving more substances than any other liquid. This is the very property that makes water

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Côr Home Automation

We like, totally live in the future, man Pretty much everyone carries a smartphone these days, and most people also have broadband Internet access in their homes. Combining these two things with wireless networking technology makes for some exciting possibilities. Côr Home Automation is an associate brand of Carrier/Bryant. With their system you can run

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