Maintain Your Pool For Summer Fun!

The Niagara Region is a popular spot for families to settle down, with the unique natural landscapes, and lots of activities to stay busy with it is one of Ontario’s greatest places. Known for the world’s famous Niagara Falls and wineries, the Niagara region is also extremely popular for tourists to visit. Living in the Niagara Region really has its benefits, even though sometimes it can get very busy with tourists.

One thing I love about living in the Niagara region is the new home and pool! With this upcoming warm weather, it’ll be great to cool down from the hot sun in the pool. I know the kids are going to love inviting their friends over for a pool day, and it will be perfect for family barbecues.

The only problem is I have never had a pool before, I don’t know the proper pool maintenance needed year round. This is why I decided to hire Total Pro Pools  for all my pool needs in the Niagara region. They help with cleaning and maintenance, pool opening and closing, or leak detection and repair. I plan on sitting back and relaxing pool side with my kids, while the experts from Total Pro Pools handle all of my pool related needs.


How Long Does The Installation of Replacement Doors Take?

If you’ve been waiting for the warmer weather to come around to schedule your appointment for a replacement door, but you’re worried about getting caught in a sudden Spring shower – you don’t have to worry because the installation of replacement doors won’t take up an entire day!

In fact, for more simpler replacement doors, the job takes approximately 2-3 hours. For older doors and frames, you need to consider that there may be issues that may identified when a door jam is removed. In that case, the entire door frame may need to be replaced to match your brand new replacement door perfectly. Keep in mind, it’s not particularly a job you want your installer to rush through as the measurements can be so precise. You want your brand new door to actually work as good as it will look! A good installer will take the time to ensure that all things are exactly correct before they finish the job.  

Understandably, you won’t want to leave your home exposed to the outdoor elements for too long, especially if it’s a rainy day. However, your installer will take extra precaution to protect the flooring and interior areas where they are working. So, plan a day for shopping or visits with family and friends, and by the time you come home your replacement door should be complete and ready to greet you.

For more information on replacement doors and design ideas contact Thermo-Bilt Windows & Doors in Markham, servicing Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Vaughan, and surrounding areas. Get a free quote today!

Unusual HVAC Issues That Might Surprise You!

Have you ever felt unusual air pressure in the room? Perhaps the room just became unusually cold or hot, or you feel a draft of air pass through the room when all the windows and doors are shut. Do you hear the faint sound of wind whistling in the room?  Just then, the bedroom door begins to sway and then suddenly slam shut!  

With your nerves a little rattled, you pick up the phone and hurriedly search for the phone number for your local HVAC repair technician at Aire One. You may not believe in ghosts, but you certainly have reasons to believe that something funky is happening with your HVAC system.

Unbalanced air pressure could be the cause of the unusual activity. When your heating, cooling, and ventilation system is poorly designed for the space or just not working properly, you can end up with positive or negative air pressure which could be caused by any of the following:

  • Air conditioner motor is set too high, forcing too much air into the room.
  • Leaky ducts due to holes or leaks
  • Hot air rising – your furnace may be drawing hot air up and out of your home through the vents, causing negative pressure if they expel too much air out.

Any of these issues could indicate you’re in need of air conditioner or furnace repairs which could be detrimental to the safety and comfort of you and your family members.  Aire One can offer you qualified technicians to diagnose and repair any issues, which may be as simple as adjusting fan motors or repairing damaged ducts. Get in contact with Aire One today to schedule a service appointment, we’ll give you all the options you need.

Toronto Housing Bubble – What Should You Do?

With rapidly increasing prices in the Canadian housing market, many believe that 2017 will be the year the Canadian real estate crashes. This prediction is based on a decreasing demand from buyers. After watching the US housing market crash over a decade ago, it is expected Canada will experience a similar fate. Noticing in popular news stories, everyday highlights a new warning about Canada’s growing household debt, government regulations, and increasing prices.

Essentially, a housing bubble is recognized when there is a run-up in prices from increasing demands. At some point, as the demand decreases/stagnates, the supply continues to increase. This results in a sharp drop in prices, and the housing bubble then bursts. Due to a different structure than the US has the bursting of Canada’s housing bubble will likely be painful financially, but not as devastating. This is because only certain parts of Canada are currently in a bubble.

During this time it is important for buyers and sellers to be smart, do their research, and talk to professionals for tips and insight on how to interact in this housing bubble. Ellis Davis is an example of a professional team that is an expert in Toronto’s real estate market. Talking to the team about possible next steps for either buying or selling, will help ensure the best decisions are made!

Get Ahead of The Crowd and Book Your Pool Opening

As the number of days left in winter are slowly dwindling, it’s time to start planning for your pool opening.  Of course, you probably won’t be diving in anytime soon but it’s always good to get your ducks in a row because opening a pool takes time. Also, consider the fact that hundreds of other pool owners in the Niagara region will also be eager to get their summer started early with their pool clean, clear, and ready to enjoy.

You can start with contacting a pool professional in your area, like Total Pool Pros.  You’ll want to reserve a pool opening date while their availability is still open to your convenience.  Depending on the level of service you need, you have a choice between a standard or deluxe package.  

While some pool owners may be able to handle the general maintenance of their pool, it is still recommended that you get a professional to take care of the opening as this is the time common pool issues are identified.  A professional can diagnose and repair any issues as they are identified, like these for example:

  • Air leaks
  • Water leaks
  • Excessive algae
  • Pool stains
  • Cloudy water

It’s recommended that you plan to open your pool at least 3 weeks prior to the time you plan on using your pool.  Typically, pool openings begin as early as May.  Now would be a good time to get in contact with Total Pro Pools and discuss your options or book a date for your pool opening in the Niagara region.

HVAC Repair: Aire One Customer Review

This winter I called Air One for HVAC repairs. I regretfully admit that it had taken me longer than it should have before noticing there needed to be any repairs done, however after talking to other homeowners, this seemed to be a common problem. As I didn’t recognize the various symptoms that point to a damage in the HVAC system, I was unable to diagnose the repairs needed.

It had been a week since I had started to notice the house getting colder, but kept thinking it was my wife who was turning down the heat. After she denied touching the thermostat, I still noticed a slow decline in temperature, but then thought it was maybe my children. It wasn’t until it surprisingly hit me when my family and I sitting around the table, were all dressed with layers of sweaters and thick socks. Our HVAC system was in need of serious repairs.

I was luckily able to call Air One’s emergency service so our family didn’t have to suffer in the cold for much longer. The professional, friendly and quick service made me glad to have called them first. Realizing this after, that I should have called Air One for an HVAC inspection immediately after noticing a decline, this could have saved my family some of the shivering cold nights. Thanks again!

HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners

Your home is your safe haven, the place where you can go to relax and take shelter from any worries outside the home. Having a furry or feathered friend in the home is certainly rewarding, they are such great companions and bring so much joy into the home. However, owning a pet also means you’ll need to go beyond what homeowners without pets have to do to maintain the air quality of their home.  

Our furnace maintenance technicians are often asked if having an indoor pet in the home can be detrimental to the air quality in a home. Based on our experience, if the proper HVAC system maintenance and cleaning is done regularly or as required, even pet owners can achieve superior air quality.

Aside from pet fur, feathers, and dander from spreading around the home and making it’s way into the air ducts, pets can also bring in dust, mites, allergens, and dirt from outside.  

  • Furnace filters need to be changed and replaced as frequently as every month in this case.  The filter will prevent pet fur or fine particles from spreading in the air through the air ducts however, a filter full of dirt can put excessive strain on your furnace.  Homes with pets tend to collect more particles on the filter more often.
  • Consider installing an air cleaner or purifier, it will drastically improve air quality by filtering dust mites, mold, mildew, bacteria, and even viruses.
  • Schedule regular furnace maintenance appointments as needed and not only when an unexpected breakdown occurs.
  • Keep vent openings clear of pet fur, vacuum your home weekly or as needed.

Book your next furnace maintenance appointment with Aire One.  We can test your air quality in your home and make our best recommendation for you to achieve superior air quality so you and your family members, including your furry friends can breathe better in clean air!