Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

3 Great Benefits From an Air Purifier

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Air purifiers are amazing tools for homeowners to address some of the problems that couldn’t be addressed only a few decades ago. Stuffy air, viruses, and mold can now be dealt with scientifically through the installation and proper setup of an air purification system. This blog post is dedicated to explaining some of the great benefits that come with such an amazing system!

Don’t worry, not every home is well suited for an air purifier. While we’d argue that most homes can see measurable benefits from an air purifier, we’re not writing this blog post to push this technology on you. We want the decision to purchase an air purifier in Lloydminster, SK to be yours alone. But we want to make sure that you have all the necessary information to make a decision that’s based on data.

So, let’s talk about a few reasons why you might want an air purifier.

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Does Your Basement Need a Dehumidifier?

Monday, May 9th, 2022

The short answer to this question is yes, but there are a lot of details required to get to that answer. You might be familiar with dampness in your basement, especially if you’ve got a concrete slab or a dirt basement floor, but your home’s foundation actually depends a lot on the moisture levels of the basement. Too much moisture could spell disaster in just a few years’ time, as the foundation of your home begins to rot and crumble from erosion.

A dehumidifier in Lloydminster, SK is one of the best purchases you could make for the future of your house and also for your comfort. Not only are dehumidifiers powerful systems to use for the summertime when your air conditioner is struggling to keep things cool and dry, but they can also help protect your basement from moisture.

Let’s talk today about how a dehumidifier can help your home stay safe and secure.

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Guardian Angle EP#5 – Indoor Air Quality

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Did you know?……There is someone that is poisoning the very air you breathe at home….. and It may not be who you think it is! (are you thinking of a video of a guy walking out of the bathroom?)

Blaine here for Guardian Plumbing and Heating. Excited to bring you our another Episode of the Guardian Angle. These videos are for you, our customers. They are not intended to be heavy, technical, install your own equipment tutorials, but alternatively, easy to understand tips about things that most people can do to protect their homes and increase the life of all their Plumbing and heating equipment.

Would you believe me if I told you, the very person that is poisoning your home is YOU…and your kids…and your dog! Not my dog?! Sounds like a country song!

Let me explain.

For years the construction on our homes was sturdy but not so efficient. It was a lot like this mask I made out of a pair of underwear! Basic protection from the elements. But it doesn’t wrench my beard!  With the rising fuel prices and our concern for greenhouse gas emissions we have become much more aware of making efficient homes. The best place to start for saving fuel and the environment is to prevent the heat or air conditioning from leaving the house. So we have become very good at sealing our homes. This has presented a new set of problems, it would be like putting a plastic bag over your head, you just can’t breath!

We now have extremely efficient homes but they are very unhealthy because we are not bringing in fresh air to replace the air that we have polluted with our breathing. CO2, our Pets, the VOC’s given off from furniture, carpet, viruses and gases like Radon are just a few of the contaminants we give off in our homes. Some people have tried to install an exhaust fan to pull polluted air out of the home, but if you take air out you have to bring air in to compensate or else you will create a vacuum in your home, Like the plastic bagwe talked about.  Many people will run a pipe into the return duct of your furnace and attempt to balance it out. Now all that heat you just paid for, you are blowing outside  and sucking in that -30º air in to make your house nice and drafty. 

The best solution for bringing fresh air into your home is to install an Air Exchanger. What is that, you may ask…. Basically it is an automatic window with a twist. As you push the hot, polluted air outside, the air exchanger also brings cold fresh outside air inside, through a box. As they pass each other the heat is transferred to the cold air and you recover some of the energy that you just paid for. 

The other benefit of this exchange is that in the winter the outside air is nice and dry, so it will de-humidilfy your home…. helping to prevent your windows from getting all frosted up and making a wet moldy mess!

There are many benefits to installing an air exchanger….. From fresh air, to creating a positive air pressure in your home and having control over air quality where you live. The latest information from the Public Health Agency of Canada on the best ways to prevent getting sick from virus’s is to have proper ventilation in your home. An air exchanger allows you to dilute the contaminated inside air with fresh, clean outdoor air. 

Call us for a free in home evaluation of your indoor air quality. We can offer you some no obligation solutions to create a safe and healthy Environment

Here at Guardian Our top priority is building trust and integrity through lifetime partnerships that meet our customers needs. This is accomplished through a WOW experience for our customers consisting of honesty and fairness, exceptional technical knowledge, reliable, efficient products and a commitment to excellence. One of the key ways we fulfill this mission is through the Guardian Protection Plan our protection plan includes Annual Maintenance included, 20% Discount on repairs, 24 Hour Priority Service and and industry leading Lifetime Warranty on Recommended Repairs. 

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And that’s how we saw things today from the Guardian Angle! 

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020


As a society we are ever concerned with the increasing cost of the day to day costs in our life. Whether it’s our Mortgage/Rent, groceries, vehicle expenses or utilities, we are always looking for ways to reduce the month to month expenses. Most of us would much rather spend our shrinking pay check on things that mean more to us like experiences with our family and the memories that come.

We are also constantly reminded to do our part in reducing green house gas emissions and whether you believe that as a society we have caused the carbon issues or not, the authorities are making sure that we are penalized if we do not take a pro active approach to do our part.

Where does this leave us?

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