Home maintenance: Should I use a vent cover?
There are a lot of things in our homes we rarely think about … until we move. Suddenly, the weird utensil rack in the dishwasher becomes a daily annoyance, you desperately miss something as mundane as your favourite washing machine setting, and the white vent covers marring your new dark flooring stand out like a […]
Air conditioning: Cooling solutions for an older home.
Older homes have tons of character. Wood floors, crown moulding, stained glass windows, and brick exteriors are all gorgeous staples. If you own an older house, you likely take great pride in its uniqueness and rich history. Unfortunately, older houses typically mean more work. It can feel like the repairs are constant, and the upkeep […]
You need to know this before hiring a duct cleaner
Keeping your house clean is a never ending job, especially if you have kids or pets. Most homes battle clutter, dust, and mess on the daily. If it gets this dirty in the areas you’re constantly cleaning and tidying, imagine what’s hiding in your ducts. Ducts are like the superhighways that connect all the rooms […]
Signs it’s time to replace your furnace
If you’re a homeowner, it’s inevitable that you’ll have to replace your furnace at some point. A bell may go off in your head when you hear other people talk about replacing their furnace. Maybe you had your furnace repaired after shivering through a cold breakdown or just moved into an older home. So how […]
Comfy Nights: How your HVAC settings can help you sleep better at night.
If you have problems sleeping, you aren’t alone. As many as one in three Canadians aged 35-64 aren’t getting enough sleep. This includes the inability to fall asleep, to stay asleep, and to feel rested in the morning. It’s awful to wake up still feeling tired, but the effects of poor sleep aren’t limited to […]
Cold basement? Whyte Ridge can help.
Creating a basement that’s welcoming and warm is a great way to add value to your home. It increases your living space substantially, giving you additional room for recreation, a home office or gym, or extra bedrooms. Unfortunately, many of us find our basements too cold to enjoy comfortably, especially in the winter months. Heat […]
Staying cozy: Warm up your home with these easy tips
Winter has arrived and it’s brought cold draughts and chilly temperatures. Heating your home comfortably and affordably during a Canadian winter can be tricky. You might find that some areas of your home are cozy while others still remain unpleasantly cold. Even the most efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems aren’t usually able […]
Energy costs: Should I get a heat pump?
With winter weather upon us and costs soaring, now is a great time to reevaluate your home’s energy consumption. Heat pumps are gaining momentum as a way to reduce energy needs. They offer the flexibility of standalone temperature control or the compatibility to work effectively alongside your furnace. Whyte Ridge HVAC is a proud distributor […]
Home comfort: When humidity wreaks havoc
Some homeowners struggle with summertime humidity but find their homes excessively dry in the wintertime. Colder air tends to retain less water vapour than warm summer temperatures. That’s why we often feel drier, with skin and eye conditions becoming aggravated by a lack of moisture in the air. However, other homeowners may notice signs of […]
Air quality: Don’t get cozy with your dirty ducts
Home ownership comes with a lot of responsibilities and it can feel like the to-do list is endless. One of the things that’s relatively easy to check off your list is having your ducts cleaned. A reputable professional company usually only needs a few hours to clear your ductwork of dust and debris, leaving your […]