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Trusted Saskatoon Air Conditioning & Furnace Experts at Razor Talk About How the Cold Affects Vehicles

At Razor Heating & Air Conditioning, the primary focus is to provide Saskatoon and surrounding area customers with quality work, prompt service and innovative real world solutions to everyday mechanical and home comfort issues.

Whether it be an upgrade or repair to your current home, or mechanical needs of a new home Razor Heating and Air are the people to turn to for all your Air Conditioning, Heating and Indoor Air Quality needs. Their real-world, on-the-job trained employees have the industry experience and know-how to look past the rough edges of renovation or construction. The professionals at Razor strive to bring you quality products and services with a budget-minded solution.

 

THEY ARE YOUR TRUSTED SASKATOON AIR CONDITIONING & FURNACE EXPERTS!




Experts at Razor Heating & Air Conditioning Discuss How the Cold Affects Vehicles

Saskatchewan winters are really hard on vehicles. If you are one of the lucky ones to already have a Unit Heater for your garage then you know what I am referencing to. If not, here are some of the benefits that can be experienced, from the experts at Razor Heating & Air Conditioning themselves. 

Q: How does the cold affect vehicles? Does it have many negative effects?


The rubber compound in all-season tires hardens when temps drop below? 7C, causing them to lose grip, whereas winter tires stay soft and stick to the road in sub-zero temperatures.

Motor oil thickens when cold, making it harder for the engine to turn over on the first start of the day. This is further exacerbated by the fact that battery output drops by about half at -18C. It also declines gradually with age, so an older battery that’s fine in warm weather might fail in the cold.

Your engine runs least efficiently during the first 20 minutes or so after cold start-up, before it has warmed to operating temperature.

 

Windshields will be more vulnerable to damage. Never use hot water to clear a frosted windshield, as it could crack. Alcohol sprays, such as Frost Buster, Prestone Heat or ordinary rubbing alcohol are safer alternatives. These can also be added to washer fluid to increase freeze-up protection.




Some of your items will be more susceptible to harm depending on the materials they are made of. Wood and metal will expand and contract during freezing and thawing, which can cause the material to warp or weaken and sometimes split or crack. Leather and other materials may yellow or degrade more easily after being exposed to freezing temperatures.


There are many reasons to support the installation of unit heaters whether it be recreational, storage, or for the purpose of a shop function. 


Trusted Saskatoon's Heating and Cooling Experts, Razor Heating and A/C are here to help you with all your need Heating, Air Conditioning, and Indoor Air Quality Needs. Contact them today!

Trusted Sara's Trusted Saskatoon 2018 Fitness Focus Challenge -Week seven -Hard work does pays off

Trusted Saskatoon owner and founder Sara Wheelwright recently accepted a fitness challenge from the excellent team at Trusted Saskatoon gym Fitness Focus. Over the next few months, you can follow along on her fitness journey as she blogs and video journals her motivations, successes, failures, frustration and her pain as she struggles to get fit and fabulous in her forties!  


WEEK 7 - GETTING INTO A STRIDE &  SEEING RESULTS


I am back - eating better, seeing Denise and I am starting to see ( and feel ) the results. I have more energy overall and even spent time last week organizing my closet and drawers ( If my Mother in the UK reads that she will be shaking her head in disbelief!). I am finding the cardio easier and, I must admit, I am starting to enjoy myself. 

In the last 7 weeks, I have had to navigate many many many temptations.   Mothers Day, events with girlfriends, Grad parties, my 44th Birthday, time at the lake and even multiple shows at Jazz Fest. I have spent time in hotels, on the road, eating in restaurants with clients.  May, June and the beginning of July this year has brought hot temps and it has been perfect for sipping cocktails on a deck.    I cannot hand on heart say I have not lost my way a few times and overindulged, but what I can say is for the first time I haven't let that get in the way of me moving forward. 

The team at Fitness Focus have not judged my slips, and that is why I love the gym ( Also the coffee protein shakes!! GENUIUS!)  - such a supportive, relaxed atmosphere. 

Denise is the best trainer ever, and she really does inspire me with her dedication and the passion she has for fitness. You go, girl!! She is competing this week. 


As I count down the last 3 weeks to my UK trip, I pledge to be better, to be more focused and to get fully onboard with the drinks, eats, cardio and activity. I know it is working and I look forward to the final weigh-in ( of phase 1 )  at the end of July.  


You can see some of the results in the video and pic below - the rest you will have to wait and see. 




ROUNDUP

Postive of week 6-7 

  • I have lost 5lb
  • I feel energized and I am looking forward to working out. 
  • Cardio is easier! 
Negatives from week 1

  • I am 44 now.  
Week 3 goals

1. Eat clean 
2. Increase cardio and weight load.
3. Go to bed earlier!   
4. For England to Win World Cup! 

 Wish me luck. 

Trusted Saskatoon Vets at VCA Talk About Their Paw It Forward Project

Keeping your pet healthy is the #1 priority of VCA Frontier Animal Hospital Saskatoon. Their Saskatoon animal hospital offers Saskatoon pet owners an affordable dog & cat spay and neuter solution and full veterinary services. Their team is not only caring and compassionate, but they show continued dedication to the cause where they continue to offer an affordable solution to pet care, in this full service Trusted Saskatoon vet clinic. From the first joyous experiences of a new puppy or kitten to the final loving moments with a beloved senior pet, they are with you every step of the way. VCA Canada Frontier Animal Hospital are Trusted Saskatoon Vets and you can find them under the Vets & Pets Category.


Trusted Saskatoon Vets at VCA Talk About Their Paw It Forward Project




Paw It Forward is VCA Canada’s national community outreach initiative focused on caring for life’s greatest companions.  This initiative supports our national, regional and local community endeavors, including supporting humane societies, rescue groups and SPCAs, and enhancing awareness and learning of animal health and welfare issues.  Paw It Forward also provides food for displaced pets across Canada and assists local families and pets in need.  This initiative engages the entire community – VCA Canada and our clients, local supporting agencies and their clients, and our vendor partners – in a united effort to enhance and celebrate the human-animal bond. This is a unique project hosted by the Trusted Saskatoon Vets at VCA Frontier Vet Animal Hospital.


VCA Frontier Vet understands the impact caring for pets can have on a family. The human-animal bond creates a unique relationship that is everlasting and unlike any other. Caring for pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress and anxiety, promote social interaction, and encourage exercise. Pets are non-judgmental, loyal and trustworthy. They provide unconditional love and affection, social and emotional support and a deep sense of comfort. For families dealing with hardship, the importance of this bond can be even more critical to their overall well-being. Pets are a cherished member of many families, and can potentially be one’s only family.

VCA Canada understands the importance of the human-animal bond. We know that it is not uncommon for marginalized pet parents to sacrifice their own food for their pets. We realize that many such pet parents struggle to provide medical care, vaccinations and spaying or neutering for their beloved animals. We stand ready to provide support and guidance to these families as they care for life’s greatest companions.

  "Each year, through the Paw It Forward initiative, we provide millions of dollars to support various initiatives across Canada" -VCA Canada

  VCA Canada is extremely excited to have more opportunities to help with your furry  companions, which they love being able to do. Being a Part of VCA means that they are a part of their group initiative Paw IT Forward. Please click here for more information.









Looking for a vet in Saskatoon? We definitely recommend checking out the team at VCA Canada Frontier

See all they do and read reviews on their listing on Trusted Saskatoon here - VCA Canada Frontier Animal Hospital are Trusted Saskatoon Vets



 



Trusted Saskatoon Water Experts at Culligan Talk About Water Softener

From simple bottled water to Reverse Osmosis Systems and Water Softeners, Culligan Saskatoon has solutions for you –The team are hard-working, honest and understand the value of relationships and excellent customer service, and that's why they have Given the Thumbs Up by Trusted Saskatoon!

Culligan are your Trusted Saskatoon Water Experts!

A Culligan Water Softener is Great for Skin




Culligan Water Softeners


You know you have “hard water” when a build-up of lime resides or soap scum is on your bathroom fixtures and dishes, and you have to use large amounts of soap to clean dishes or wash your hair. That’s because “hard water” contains excessive amounts of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which leave behind a hard scale on the surfaces they contact.
 
A Culligan water softener removes the materials that make your water hard. Culligan offers water softeners for homes and business, and no home or facility is too big or too small. Their water softeners are designed to handle a variety of flow rates and remove from 25,000 to 1,250,000 grains. After all, Culligan Saskatoon are your Trusted Saskatoon water experts. They’ll help to determine the water softener that best fits your needs so you can enjoy the following:

Cleaner sinks, bathtubs, fixtures and tile with much less scrubbing

Cleaner, brighter laundry

Softer, smoother skin

Shinier hair

Softer, fluffier laundry

Easier dish washing and household cleaning

 Spot-free glassware

Reduction of scale build up in pipes and water heaters

 Less soap, shampoo, and detergent use

Water heating bills reduced by up to 29%


You’ll also save money by using less salt, water and electricity!

 




Since 1949, Culligan Saskatoon’s mission has been to deliver high-quality water treatment products that will benefit every part of their customers’ lives. The team at Culligan hopes to raise the quality of your life by purifying its most essential element: water. Culligan Saskatoon’s trained experts have seen about every water problem imaginable…. and solved these problems to deliver the refreshing, clean and pure water that’s become their hallmark. Free of contaminants and minerals, water treated with Culligan softeners or filtration systems will make an impression on you and your household, and at the work place. 

 

Don’t put up with smelly water. Call your Culligan Man.

Culligan are your Trusted Saskatoon water experts! 

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Trusted Saskatoon Furnace and Duct Experts at Bridge City Duct Compare the Connection Between Allergies and Duct Cleaning

The Bridge City Duct Cleaning team know that cleaner air means healthier home, and with many years of experience in the HVAC industry, they are uniquely qualified! Be assured that Bridge City Duct Cleaning truly cares about the condition of your homes air quality as they see it for themselves every day, up close and personal. Bridge City Duct Cleaning is a Trusted Saskatoon Furnace and Duct Cleaning Company. 


What's the Connection Between Allergies and Duct Cleaning?


Trusted Saskatoon Furnace and Duct cleaners at Bridge City Duct Cleaning have some advice in regards to the connection between allergies and duct cleaning. Could there be a connection between your sneezing and your HVAC ducts? Well, it wouldn’t be the first time that dirty ducts turn out to be the culprit behind air conditioning allergies. 




The Link Between Allergies and Duct Cleaning


Does air duct cleaning reduce allergies? Consider this.
What happens when you blow the dust off an object? Often the airborne dust blows back at you. For those with allergies, what happens next is a sneezing fit.

When your HVAC blows air through ducts coated in dust, you end up with airborne dust in your home. So, it makes sense that cleaning dust, allergens and other contaminants from ducts could improve air quality and reduce allergy symptoms.

Poor air quality in your home or business can lead to a laundry list of nagging health issues. Is anyone complaining about eye, ear and throat irritations? Is there a lot of coughing and sneezing going on? How about headaches and dizziness? Well, dirty ducts can make the occupants of your place sick.

Contaminants Circulating Through Your Ducts


When considering allergies and duct cleaning, remember that all your indoor air circulates through your HVAC system and ductwork. Here’s a list of some of the undesirables that can be released into the air:


  • DUST MITES – It’s impossible to keep our homes dust-free when HVAC ducts are spewing out dust particles. Those particles quickly settle on surfaces. Dust is a big problem for allergy sufferers.
  • POLLEN – It’s tracked in on your clothes and shoes. It enters your home through open windows and doors. It’s another allergy sufferer’s enemy and it’s dispersed throughout your space by your HVAC system.
  • PET DANDER – We love our pets, but not everyone might share in our affection. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates 3 in 10 people have allergic reactions to cats and dogs in the U.S. Your ductwork might be spreading dander throughout your space.
  • SMOG – If you think once you shut your door, you’re safe from outdoor pollutants, you’re wrong. Pollutants creep into your home. In fact, the EPA says indoor air is at least 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside!
  • VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS – Most of us don’t think much about VOCs. But they’re all around us. VOCs are harmful gases that are given off by common household items. Cleaning fluids and even printers produce VOCs. Your HVAC system is circulating these VOCs through your ducts.
  • MOLD AND MILDEW – Moisture in your ducts can lead to mold and mildew. When looking into allergies and duct cleaning, if your ducts are moldy, duct cleaning is needed. Mold is responsible for many allergy symptoms.
  • BACTERIA AND VIRUSES – If bacteria and viruses get into your home, they can circulate throughout your indoor space via air ducts and make people sick. In the worst case, you could end up with Sick Building Syndrome.




Other Allergies and Ductwork Cleaning Concerns


Not all the nasty stuff circulating from your ducts will make you sick. Some problems associated with duct issues are more uncomfortable than dangerous. Dirty ducts can produce odours and hot and humid air.



What the EPA Says About Allergies and Ductwork Cleaning


While the EPA hasn’t offered a blanket endorsement on duct cleaning because of the lack of comprehensive information on allergies and ductwork cleaning, it has recommended that you consider duct cleaning in the following instances:


  • There is substantial visible mold growth on surfaces such as ducts or other components of your HVAC system.

  • Ducts are infested with rodent or insect vermin.

  • Ducts are clogged with excessive dust and debris and release these particles into your home from your supply registers

Reducing Allergies and Ductwork Cleaning Benefits


  1. Improve air quality by removing contaminants from ducts
  2. Eliminate odours by ridding your ducts of mold, mildew, rodent droppings and other nasty things.
  3. Reduce dust (one of the primary reasons for allergies and ductwork cleaning.) Not only from the air, but from your furniture and other surfaces.
  4. Increase HVAC system efficiency by unclogging your ducts of debris. If dust and other stuff coats ducts, it interferes with airflow. Reduced airflow causes your HVAC system to work longer and harder. Clean air ducts reduce energy cots and extend the life of your system. 

Do You Need Duct Cleaning for Allergies? Call for Inspection. 


Were your ducts were properly installed? Has your HVAC system been regularly maintained through a preventative maintenance contract? If so, air duct cleaning for allergies might not be necessary.


However, sometimes ducts become damaged. Pesky rodents can enter ducts and create havoc. Call an HVAC professional to assess whether you need to address allergies and duct cleaning.


Wondering about the connection between your allergies and ductwork cleaning? Choose an HVAC company experienced with ductwork cleaning and certified by the National Duct Cleaners Association, such as Arista Air.




Summer brings in a lot of dust, pet fur and dander and all sorts of allergens that can be trapped in duct work for weeks on end. This only comes out after the ducts and vents warm up and forced air blows this debris around your home or office. Avoid the mess and nuisance by getting the ductwork and vents professionally cleaned and serviced prior by your Trusted Saskatoon furnace and Duct Cleaners Bridge City Duct Cleaning.



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