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When Should I Turn On My Humidifier This Winter?

Ottawa residents are no stranger to the quick onset of frigid winter temperatures. With cold weather comes a new set of indoor air quality issues, namely dry air. Dry winter air can cause a number of adverse health effects, including dry skin, itchy eyes, dry nose and throat, and nose bleeds, but most of these […]

Reasons You Need a Humidifier

Cold weather is on the way, but you can stay warm and comfortable with a whole-home humidifier. While most people are familiar with portable room humidifiers, we offer a number of systems that install directly into your heating system.

Dry Air in the Winter? Install a Whole Home Humidifier

Here in Ottawa, the mention of winter usually brings to mind endless snow drifts and the bitter, cold weather that makes people want to stay indoors rather than venture outside. While we can’t help with the amount of snow that falls in the capital region, we can help you create a warm and comfortable environment […]

Avoid Dry Skin & Broken Lips This Season with Whole-Home Humidity Control

Each winter, the air both outside and in feels significantly dryer. Humidity levels drop because cold air actually holds a lot less moisture than warm air does – but forced air heating makes your home’s air feel even drier. Your furnace actually lowers the relative humidity within your home, which is the amount of moisture […]

Winter Air is Dry, Your Home Doesn’t Have to Be

Break out the lip chap, it’s getting dry out. If you somehow couldn’t tell by the Christmas lights and cold weather, we’re less than two weeks away from winter. Unfortunately, one thing to come along with that is dry air, especially indoors. As the air gets colder, less and less moisture is held in the […]

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Homeowners in Ottawa spend the majority of their time indoors during the long, harsh winters, which means air quality is of the utmost importance. We want to help you start 2021 off on the right foot with these tips to improve your indoor air quality.

How an Old Furnace Can Decrease Indoor Air Quality

November 1st marks the start of National Lung Month, which means it’s time to take a look at your home’s air quality. We rely on our heating systems to get us through the cold months that are quickly approaching, but did you know your aging furnace could actually be decreasing your indoor air quality? Here’s […]

When Should I Turn On My Humidifier This Winter?

Ottawa residents are no stranger to the quick onset of frigid winter temperatures. With cold weather comes a new set of indoor air quality issues, namely dry air. Dry winter air can cause a number of adverse health effects, including dry skin, itchy eyes, dry nose and throat, and nose bleeds, but most of these […]

Air Quality Tips For Ottawa’s Harsh Winters

The importance of breathing clean air while indoors is something that is often ignored by homeowners. Winter is generally a time when most of us spend more time indoors, which is great for our comfort, but not always so great for indoor air quality.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Most homes don’t have proper ventilation, so sometimes indoor air quality can actually be worse than outside.

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Now, more than ever, it’s important to monitor your indoor air quality. To help keep contaminants from circulating in your home, consider using a better filter, adding an air purification system and having your home’s ducts cleaned.

It’s Probably Time to Check Your Furnace Filter

When was the last time you checked your furnace filter? If you can’t remember (or it’s been more than 30 days), it’s definitely time to head to your mechanical room and make sure it’s not clogged.

3 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Winter can be cold in Ottawa, and as a result people tend to spend more time inside. Make sure that the air you are breathing indoors is clean and healthy. Regularly checking the furnace filter, scheduling yearly furnace maintenance and installing accessory HVAC systems can significantly improve indoor air quality.

Simple Tip to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Many people look for ways to improve indoor air quality—especially in the winter when windows and doors are kept closed. While there are many ways to keep the air in your home fresh and clean, we’d like to remind homeowners that a dirty furnace filter can have a significant effect on your home’s air quality.

How Does Air Conditioning Help Allergies?

For people that suffer from seasonal allergies, the next few months can be brutal with pollen and other irritants in the air. An air-conditioned home can provide relief from outdoor allergens—if it’s properly maintained.

Improve Indoor Air Quality During National Lung Month

The importance of breathing clean air while indoors is something that is often ignored by homeowners. It’s essential to improve indoor air quality with winter weather right around the corner. No matter who you are, your health can be greatly affected by the quality of air you breathe. Poor indoor air quality can hinder development […]

Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Maintaining a high level of indoor air quality is crucial for overall health and comfort, especially during the colder months when we spend so much time inside.

How To Turn on an HRV System

With better building practices and materials, homes are more airtight than ever before. This is great for efficiency, but has created an unexpected problem—a limited amount of fresh air circulating throughout the home. A Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) can be installed that allows fresh air to enter the home without sacrificing efficiency.

Understanding Air Filters and MERV Ratings

Your HVAC system has many different components that are crucial for performance and home comfort, but one of the most important is the air filter.

The Relationship Between Air Filters and Indoor Air Quality

Few things can affect your health more than the indoor air you breathe every day. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and the air filters that maintain it are a crucial part of a healthy home. HVAC filters play a major role in maintaining IAQ—so it’s important to make sure they’re clean and functioning properly.

Improve Indoor Air Quality to Help Alleviate Allergy Symptoms

Hopefully May will signal the end of the chilly weather in Ottawa, and although many people are looking forward to sunshine and warmer temperatures—the change in season also brings pollen. For people that suffer from seasonal allergies, the next few months can be unpleasant and sometimes even heading inside won’t alleviate allergy symptoms due to […]

Improve Indoor Air Quality to Beat Blue Monday

The third Monday of January has been dubbed Blue Monday. The end of the holidays, cold weather and limited sunshine all contribute to people feeling a little blue. While the science behind pinpointing January 15 as the most depressing day of the year is a bit suspect—it’s safe to say that many people feel under […]

Indoor Air Quality Checklist for National Lung Month

To raise awareness about the importance of lung health, The Lung Association has designated November as National Lung Month. As Ottawa’s heating, cooling and IAQ (indoor air quality) specialists, Team Harding wants to raise awareness about the importance of your indoor air quality and ways to improve it to promote a happy and healthy environment.

Don’t Let Allergy Season Affect Your Indoor Air Quality!

The spring weather is a bit slow to start this year, but allergy season is in full swing. Unfortunately for those suffering from allergies, this means several long weeks of irritation from pollen, ragweed, dust sensitivity and more. On the plus side, there are a few things you can do at home to keep your […]

Your Indoor Air Quality Upgrade is Here

Your home is your haven; the place you feel most comfortable and work hard to keep it so. Maintaining clean, high-quality indoor air is vital to living in a healthy environment. Team Harding has solutions to all your indoor air quality needs, from humidifiers and air purifiers to proper filtration and ventilation. Humidifiers Cold winter […]

Keep Your Home Healthy for National Lung Month

November is National Lung Month in Canada, and as an HVAC company, Harding Heating & Air Conditioning knows how vital indoor air quality is to keeping you healthy and comfortable. Lung Month is a time for Canadians to “support and speak up for the people who live with chronic lung disease and to educate citizens […]

Maintain a Healthy Home with Clean Indoor Air

Harding Heating & Air Conditioning is about more than just keeping your family comfortable, we also want to make sure our services offer you the best opportunity to live in a healthy home with excellent indoor air quality. That ties into everything we do. Older HVAC systems and ones that use ducts can often collect […]

How to Clean your ERV or HRV Filter

Keeping your Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) or Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) unit clean and maintained is a necessity that you should be performing once a year. In addition to annual maintenance your HRV  filter needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. We recommend either you do a cleaning in early spring or in preparation […]

Understanding Furnace Filters and MERV

Your furnace is used to improve the comfort of your home, however, it’s unable to do its job if it’s not maintained properly. One of the main aspects of furnace maintenance is filter replacement. Furnace filters catch dust, hair and other debris in the air before the air enters the blower fan in your furnace. […]

Save Money & Stay Warm with Radiant In-Floor Heating

Radiant in-floor heating is not a new concept: The Romans warmed rooms by running flues under marble floors with hot smoke from wood-burning fires. Centuries later, famed American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, laid hot water filled copper pipes in concrete to keep floors warm. Since then, methods have evolved and radiant in-floor heating is now […]

Benefit from Radiant In-Floor Heating

Waking up in the morning, mustering the strength to get out of bed, stretching out your legs and getting a cool rush up your whole body when you feel the temperature of the floor. It can certainly wake you up, but just as easily it can send you scurrying back under your covers. Harding Heating […]

Smart Thermostats

A smart thermostat can improve the comfort in your home while ensuring your air conditioner is running efficiently.

Smart Thermostat Options

A smart thermostat can improve the comfort in your home while ensuring that your air conditioner is running efficiently. Instead of manually adjusting the temperature throughout the day, choose a thermostat that can learn your schedule and regulate the HVAC system accordingly.

The Best Temperature to Keep Your House in the Winter

What temperature do you keep your home in the winter? In many homes, there’s a struggle over the thermostat, with some people wanting to keep the house warmer, while others with an eye on utility bills turn down the temperature.

The Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

In today’s world of technological innovation, it comes as no surprise that HVAC systems are becoming more advanced and easier to use. Smart thermostats have automated controls that improve performance and give homeowners more control over their home comfort. However, many homeowners might wonder if making smart technology upgrades to their HVAC system is worth […]

A Smart Thermostat can Settle the Indoor Temperature Wars

A common fight in many households across Canada is the struggle to control the thermostat. Usually, one person wants the home warm and another prefers it cool, leading to a constant back and forth temperature war with the thermostat. Instead of fighting over the indoor temperature, install a smart thermostat and let the Wi-Fi enabled […]

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