Finding the right balance of humidity has never felt more complicated than in this pandemic age. For example, winter indoor humidity is no longer simply about preventing home fires or lowering heating bills. Indoor air humidity is also a known factor in the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Today, maintaining optimal winter indoor humidity […]
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Public health officials recently released some truly alarming data. One in seven homes in the Hamilton Ontario area have dangerous indoor radon levels. Radon itself is never safe. While it is a naturally occurring chemical gas, radon exposure is also a cause of lung damage in non-smokers. If ever there was ever a season to […]
Weather science has come a long way since Galileo first unveiled the thermometer in the late 16th century. But as sophisticated as today’s weather instruments have become, they are still no match for the surprises caused by the onset of climate change. One day might be relatively mild and comfortable, only to be followed by […]
When you buy a home, you are buying a permanent place to call your own. You are also buying a non-optional steep learning curve that covers everything you never realized you needed to know about taking care of your new pad! One of the most confusing challenges all homeowners eventually have to tackle is the […]
December 31, 2017, is the deadline to receive financial incentives for replacing outdated A/C and heating systems. Ontario provides these incentives to encourage Toronto area homeowners and small businesses to install Energy Star-certified heating and cooling appliances. The goal is an overall province-wide reduction in energy usage as well as utility bill savings, each of […]