Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a term coined in the 1980s for symptoms of un-wellness that appear to be linked to time spent inside a building. With widespread concern over energy conservation in the 70s, we intentionally began building homes to be more and more airtight in the interest of keeping heat in and cold
Everything breaks down sooner or later. No matter how well made..
We are finally experiencing good summer weather in Calgary after what seems like an eternity of rainfall. Unfortunately, with better weather comes the heat and you may now be sweltering indoors as the temperature starts to rise. If you have been considering improving your home comfort, then now is a great time to
Hydronic heating is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around since the mid-1800s; only the technological details have changed. Where once you would have had a massive central boiler that served an entire building, or perhaps a connection to a municipal district heating service, nowadays we see small self-contained systems. The advantages of this are
Water heaters are a little bit like cars; when you pay 22k for a sedan, there’s not very much to distinguish one brand from another. However, compare a basic economy model to a top-of-the-line BMW and you’re certain to notice some differences in build quality and performance. What is this then? A Mercedes? A
You probably know about touch activated faucets. They’ve been around for quite a while, yet some customers are a wee bit leery of the concept due to misconceptions about their operation and safety. Take it from us, you have nothing to worry about. Breaking the Bacterial Chain If you’re working in the kitchen and
The fifth anniversary of Calgary’s 2013 flood is coming up, and we’re all reminded of how rainy it can be here in late spring and early summer. Sewer backflow is a damage vector that you can actually do something to prevent, and chances are your insurance company will reward you for doing so. A
(Soon, We Promise) It’s been a long, cold, rough winter here in Calgary… We understand completely if cooling off is the last thing on your mind right now, but summer is almost here. It’s time again to get your air conditioning system ready for the season, and if you don’t have AC yet, now is