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How Attic Insulation Is Increasing Your Electricity Bills, and How Attic Insulation Removal in Toronto Will Help
While you might know about insulation, you may not be aware that it is increasing the cost of your electricity bill. This is why using professional attic insulation removal in Toronto is so important. Once the old insulation has been removed, new and better insulation is added.
As part of this process, new installation must be added to the attic. Especially in Canada, where winters are cold and harsh, this will prevent warm air from escaping and keep cold air out. The cost to heat and cool your home accounts for up to 70% of your energy bill. Insulation removal in Toronto followed by new insulation installation will save you a significant amount of money.
Living More Comfortably
With professional attic insulation removal in Toronto, you can start setting your thermostat differently without compromising on comfort. Professionals who handle insulation removal and installation in Toronto cover the areas at greatest risk, including the attic, as well as the garage, basement, and other high-risk spaces.
After the attic insulation removal in your Toronto home is complete and the new insulation is added, warm air will stay inside during the cold months. During the hot summer, cold air will stay within the home. Overall, you and your family will enjoy comfort throughout the year without spending more money on electricity.
After the completion of insulation removal and installation, air movement within your Toronto home will be limited. What happens is that calm air becomes trapped within the insulation, thereby preventing heat or cool air from escaping.
It is important that you hire a reputable company for attic insulation removal in Toronto, as well as for installing your new installation. The professionals will use an R-value system based on the level of resistance to heat flow to determine the right installation to install. The way this works is that the higher the R-value of the insulation being used, the more efficient it is in preventing hot air from moving around.
Attic Insulation Removal In Progress
Besides cleaning air duct systems and furnaces, City Duct also specializes in removing attic insulation. There are many reasons why someone would want to have their attic insulation removed, and those reasons include contamination by animals or rodents, the homeowner has just found out that they’re allergic to it, or in this case the homeowner was planning to renovate their attic space.
I’m not sure if this insulation was blown in as good as it could have been, to us it didn’t really matter because we were there to remove it anyway.
There is alot to know about attic insulation, much more than you’d think. And its one of the most important energy saving investments that you can make.
After we remove someone’s insulation we usually recommend the Best Toronto Insulation Contractor, a company called Matrix Insulation. I know for a fact that their finished product looks much better than it does in this picture, and they are extremely knowledgeable about what they do. We like working with the best people in their fields and the guys from Matrix can give you a real education about your attic insulation if and when you need it.
If you’re looking for air duct cleaning, furnace cleaning or even attic insulation removal, give City Duct Cleaning a call today! We’re the best in Toronto at what we do, and you already know about all our awards, right?
Disaster Restoration Cleanup From Fire Wind And Water
Tornados Hit Maple, Ont. in August 2009
At City Duct Cleaning we’ve always been involved in water and smoke damage restoration, and we have done some tornado jobs in the past too. But those ones never seemed to be all that close to home.
The tornados that hit Maple, Ontario back in the summer of 2009 was a huge disaster where literally dozens and dozens of homes were so badly damaged that it required many people to have to vacate their homes.
Our part in the restoration started with the removal of the attic insulation. Many homes had large parts of their roofs blown off, and what insulation that remained was wet and had to be removed immediately before mold set in.
Most people in the GTA did not see all the damage that happened but in several neighborhoods it looked like a war zone. Some will find the first set of photos here to be quite interesting and for others it might be an unpleasant reminder of what happened that day, but our point is merely to demonstrate another of the many ways that we are involved in disaster restoration clean up.
Part of the Disaster Cleanup Process
Removing the attic insulation can be done by either using a truck-mounted vacuum system or a portable one. But regardless of which type of vacuum is used, it is still necessary to get right in there and suck out every inch of the attic space.
The photos below show a part of that job while in progress. In many cases we were working in attic spaces that had crushed-in or severely damaged roofs.
It took almost a year for some home owners to get their lives back in order. After the emergency restoration work was all completed, we were once again called upon but this time we were needed to clean the air duct systems just prior to the homeowners moving back in. Many of the damaged homes also had most if not all of their drywall replaced, and an air duct cleaning is a normal part of any renovation.
If you require air duct cleaning in your Toronto area home whether it is due to a recent renovation or if it is required as part of your normal home maintenance, then call City Duct Cleaning today. We can help you and your family live in a cleaner environment and to breathe much cleaner air.
Removing Blown-In Attic Insulation
There are several reasons why someone would want to have the insulation in their attic removed. The most common reasons are due to renovations, the homeowner finding out they are allergic to the existing material, or after rodents (usually squirrels or racoons) have found a way into the attic space.
Besides air duct cleaning and a host of related home heating services, City Duct also does attic insulation removal, and we have been providing this service since our inception in 1987.
Here are some photos of a recent attic insulation removal job that we completed recently. This home was undergoing a renovation, and the contractor had us in to remove the attic insulation because they were planning to install 148 potlights in this home.
When it comes to having new insulation re-installed, we recommend that you use a company called Matrix Insulation. We work in conjunction with Matrix, and can often arrange to have them in to reinstall new installation just after we have taken your old stuff out.
Some people really appreciate that same day service, especially when this procedure is done during colder months. Matrix compliments us well, because they do excellent work and are extremely knowledgeable in their field. If you’re wondering if you can qualify for any government rebates, just ask Jim, and he will explain all your options completely.
There is so much you could know about attic insulation, and there are several types of material that you could chose from too. Who’d have thought?
If you have any questions about your attic insulation at all, then these are the guys to call. I personally am still always very impressed every time that I talk to Jim about insulation or ventilation problems in our customer’s attics.
Duct Cleaning Reviews
For many years we’ve had a quality questionaire that we ask our residential air duct cleaning customers to fill out while we are in their home, and we’ve gotten a near-perfect rating. Most of our customers say they were quite happy with our service, rated it highly, and said they would use us again.
We are always interested in reading the comments on that form too, whether they are good or bad. Every honest review that we get from a customer is another opportunity for us to improve our service.
We’ve been doing such excellent work for so many years now that our percentage of repeat business is quite high. That number is over 60% now, which I am sure is one of the highest in the industry.
Here are some recent duct cleaning reviews about City Duct Cleaning that people have posted online:
By george – Feb 8, 2010
We had City Duct Cleaning here to clean the furnace and ducts in our 3600 square foot home and they did an excellent job. They did everything they said they would on the phone and more. They even fixed and cleaned our electronic air cleaner as part of the job. It took 2 guys over 2 hours to do it, but what an excellent show. My wife and I were both very impressed. Thanks Glenn and John, what an excellent team.
EXCELLENT SERVICE February 6, 2010
I found City Duct on Google and contacted them for a duct cle aning. They were very helpful on the phone and very thorough when they came to clean my ducts. They also cleaned my dryer vent and I could not believe all the lint that came out of the it.
Excellent service! I highly recommend it.
EXCELLENT SERVICE February 6, 2010
We checked around very thoroughly and chose City Duct Cleaning to clean the ducts in our house. We chose them because they have all those awards and the lady on the phone was quite helpful and explained everything precisely.
When they arrived, they did an impressive job and they were careful not to leave any mess behind. They even fixed my humidifier for no charge and adjusted some of the dampers in my ducts. The airflow is much better now.
Thanks for everything City Duct. You will always be highly recommended.
Gleen & John were exceptional
Ben in Little Italy
RE: dryer duct installation and furnace repair.
Our dryer wasn’t venting outdoors and house wasn’t maintaining temperature. They fixed both jobs (furnace vents were faulty and new thermostat was required and they installed new dryer duct) in a couple of hours. They cleaned up after and everything is both working and looking great. Thanks guys!
ducts done right
Lisa in Leslieville – Feb 02, 2010
duct cleaning Having just moved into a home this summer that, shall we say, wasn’t loved the way it should have been – or cleaned the way it should have been – by the previous owners, we HAD to have the ducts cleaned before we turned the heating on. We were literally afraid of what was lurking in the ducts. City Duct Cleaning came, explained all the options and even made sure we knew about their on-line coupon, saving us $25 that we didn’t know about! They had a lot of great input for us and suggestions to improve circulation and heating efficiency and though they suggested they may need to treat our ducts and had explained the expense – something we were willing to do if needed- they ended up telling us the procedure wasn’t necessary when they could have easily done it and taken our money for it with us being none the wiser. This type of honesty always impresses me and speaks volumes about the professionalism of a company. I would highly recommend them.
Exceptional John from City Duct
Nelson from Scarborough
Re: Attic insulation removal.
I recently had a raccoon problem in the attic, and needed a company to remove the contaminated insulation. None of the wildlife companies provided this service. I then found City Duct Cleaning. They were very puntual, they did an extremely thorough job without rushing, and were very professional. I would highly recommend this company to anyone experiencing a similar situation.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment or if you have additional questions.
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Duct cleaning appointments are available from Mondays – Saturdays.
Our office Manager Amee Huard will gladly assist you with any enquiries.
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